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ZALMAN FAN MATE 2 Fan Controller

  • FAN MATE 2
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Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
FAN MATE 2

Spec

Compatibility
Connector: 3-Pin
Directions For Use:
Connect FAN MATE 2 (adjustable fan speed connector) to the 3-pin connector of a fan as shown in Figure 1.
Connect FAN MATE 2 to the 3-pin CPU fan connector of the mainboard.
Turn on the computer after assembly is finished.
When the speed control knob is turned fully counter-clockwise, the fan speed is minimum, and the fan operates in silent mode. You can select the desired fan speed by turning the knob.
Dimensions
2.76" x 1.02" x 1.02"

Features

Features
Output Voltage: 5V - 11V +/- 2%
Allowable Power: 6W or lower
Fan controller for adjusting the fan speed of a single fan according to user preference.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Connor D.
  • 5/12/2014 10:21:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Never had an issue

Cons: none

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  • DAVID B.
  • 3/15/2014 10:19:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssimple yet effective

Pros: - simple install
- perfect little device for quieting an over zealous liquid cooling fan

Cons: - cable is a little long but I'm sure if you have a giant case it would come in handy

Other Thoughts: I have a AIO liquid cooler where the fan was a bit loud. Adding this to the fan allowed me to tweak it down a bit and make the cooling fan almost silent yet still effective.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2014 8:06:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Better alternative to volt modded Molex; handles up to 6w; works with any case or CPU fan.

Cons: A lot of wire to work w/ if using in a tight space. Controller needs about 2.25"x1"x0.75" of real estate somewhere in/on the case.

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic fan controller, capable of working w/ any type of case or CPU fan. While the MOBO fan header is probably not intended to have 6w worth of fans, a Molex definitely can and then some. Allows for on the fly adjustments unlike modding a Molex to reduce fan speed. They just work.

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  • George P.
  • 2/5/2014 5:44:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZalman Fan Mate 2

Pros: Works perfectly. Simply plug and play! Turned my very loud 120mm fan into a quiet cooler. Now, I can tolerate using that computer! Fan still starts up when computer is first turned on, so voltage is not too low.

Cons: None at all!

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  • Donald M.
  • 12/26/2013 6:21:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI really like it.

Pros: I used to volt mod the molex connectors to reduce volts to my fans. I don't do that any more. This item allows me to dial in the slowest/quietest speed of my fans that also keeps my PC cool.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have this one in my HTPC and I can't hear the fan yet I never have a heat issue.

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  • maria l.
  • 12/3/2013 10:40:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very usefull, and cheap

Cons: you can only plug 3 pin fan on it

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  • Tim W.
  • 11/23/2013 8:56:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Turn the fan controller up, the fan speeds up. Turn the fan controller down, the fan slows down...what else would you expect? Works fine.

Cons: Well, now you have a random fan controller hanging out of your case. Not the best thing if you like aesthetics, no?

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  • Michael A.
  • 11/20/2013 11:08:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Solution

Pros: Does everything it was intended to do (slow fan RPMs to lessen noise)
Long cable, so it will reach anywhere inside a computer case.
Adhesive tape included

Cons: The adapter plastic will only fit a 3 pin fan (see comments below if you are trying to use this with a 4 pin fan)

Other Thoughts: Speedfan and BIOS controlled power management options for my 4 pin fan failed to work (because of my Biostar motherboard), so I got this nifty little device as a secondary solution. Keep in mind that this has an input for a 3 pin fan, not a 4 pin. While probably not recommended by the manufacturer, I just clipped off part of the plastic with some wire cutters where it was preventing me from connecting the 4 pin (you'll know it when you see it). Powered on and tested this fan controller and it is working great so far **2 days** I would recommend this fan to others if they are looking for a similar solution where software/BIOS fails or they're just looking for a quick fix and don't want to have to mess around with software/BIOS.

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  • Brandon K.
  • 7/22/2013 5:54:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Does what it says.

Cons: Does not turn fan to max speed when all the way up.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if it's just the fan I am using or what but when I plug the fan directly in without the controller it is louder than loud. Once I plug the controller in, it doesn't even get quite near where it was without it.

I was wanting the fan to turn the fan up all the way while gaming and down when not.

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  • mike k.
  • 7/10/2013 10:06:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It performs as advertised. Came with double sided foam tape. The unit is not very heavy so the included tape is more than sufficient to keep it securely mounted.

Cons: Not really a con for me but in addition to lowering fan speed, it also lowers the LED brightness. Something to consider if you want your fan speed low but LED intensity unaffected.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded parents PC to a core i3 Ivy Bridge with no graphics card so the case fan did not need to spin at max RPM. This was the cheapest way for me to lower the fan speed for the 3 pin 120mm Cooler Master and it worked perfect. Adjusted it from loud to just barely audible and still have great airflow.

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