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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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  • 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.

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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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