Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Computer Cases > 
Controller Panels > 
Zalman Tech Co., Ltd > 
Item#: N82E16835118217

ZALMAN FAN MATE 2 Fan Controller

  • FAN MATE 2
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

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


Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Chris A.
  • 10/4/2014 2:41:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks and is cheap.

Pros: Very simple to use.

Controls the speed of the fans.

Cons: No elegant mounting option, really.
Zip ties, tape, velcro ect are your friends here.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael G.
  • 10/2/2014 8:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Add-on to Quiet an Old Case

Pros: This fan controller is exactly what I was looking for to quiet my old Antec 300 case. While the case has served me well for 5-6 years now, it's far from a quiet case (which poses a bit of a problem as a 24/7 bedroom machine).

The device itself feels very solid, especially when mounted with the included adhesive strip. Despite being such a small/cheap product the controller's dial felt smooth and heavy, allowing me to dial in the perfect fan speed for my preferences.

With my (3) Vantec 120mm dual ball-bearing fans I was used to a good bit of noise in a purely aluminum case. I was able to turn them down to near silent operation - though they now push considerably less air.

At first I thought the price was a little high for such a simple product, but I can't think of any other PC-related purchase that has provided me with so much basic utility for so cheap. Also, it's much cheaper (and more versatile) than full 5.25" fan controllers.

Overall I'm very pleased with this Zalman Fan Mate 2 Fan Controller and wish I had purchased it years ago.

Cons: The main flaw I found with this product was the lack of any 3-pin power splitters to support multiple case fans. I can't really see anyone getting this for a single fan so it's a little disappointing not even a single Y-splitter was provided.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Cedrick F.
  • 9/19/2014 4:54:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's Okay

Pros: Adjustable speed for a fan that doesn't already have it.

It works fairly well when on a higher fan setting but when adjusting the fan below medium, the fan will occasionally stop altogether. I got tired of fiddling with it every time the fan stopped so I took it out and hooked the power directly to the fan. I only bought this because I was concerned about fan speed being too noisy but it's not a problem. Yeah, this works but is not consistently.

Cons: The fan occasionally stops when the setting is medium or below. If your fan is in back of your case, you won't know that it's stopped. Fooling around with this too many times got old so I just removed it. Now it sits in the pile o stuff that never use.

Other Thoughts: This is a purchase that I really could've done without.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Samuel N.
  • 8/28/2014 8:52:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoes what I needed it to do

Pros: Lowers voltage of 3 pin water pump

Cons: Variable knob does not work. I tried it on the pump and on different 3 pin fans.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to make the pump on a Cooler Master Seidon 120V quiet. Luckily it does just that. Unfortunately if you need this to actually control a fan it doesn't. No matter where I turn the knob the fan and pump speed never changed.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • 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

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • 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

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Computer Cases > 
Controller Panels > 
Zalman Tech Co., Ltd > 
Item#: N82E16835118217
Related Products
Tekit 5.24 HDD 6 channel fan controller brushed ...
Tekit USB 3.0 5.25 2 Channel 12V HDD ...
Model Brand ZALMAN Model MFC1 Plus B Spec ...
Tekit 5.25" USB 3.0 HDD fan speed controller ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau