Super Flower Fan Master SF-609

Introduction, Specs & Packaging

Introduction

Just a couple of weeks ago I found myself browsing the usual retailers on the internet looking for a high quality, no thrills fan controller. It's certainly fair to say that there are plenty available from numerous manufacturers, but none seemed to be capable 'holding their own' when coupled with a pair of high-amperage draw Delta EFB1212SHE 140cfm fans.

Rated at just under 1amp each, the only controllers capable of silencing these fans appeared to be digital PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) based. For most users this is fine, but as I was also planning on using this controller with LED fans, I wasn't exactly looking forward to the 'Disco light effect' that PWM produces due to its pulsing voltage.

Answering my prayers several weeks later was our friends over at Sidewinder Computers with the offer of a 'Super Flower SF-609' rheobus based controller. These guys specialise in everything computer cooling based and stock a wide range of hard to find fan controllers and fans, all ready for international shipping.


Specifications

The following information has been taken directly from Super Flower's website:

Material: Aluminum Front Panel, Steel Body
Front Panel Color: Red, Blue, Champagne, Black, Acrylic panel, Silver
Device Space: 5.25" driver device
Function display: 4 sets of temperature display(CPU ,HDD,CASE.POWER), 4 sets of fan speed display(CPU ,HDD, CASE.POWER)
Background LCD display: Seven status colors (Red/Yellow/Green/Purple/Indigo/Blue/white)
Fan Controlling Knobs: Control CPU, HDD, CASE, POWER fan speed
Dimension: 148.5x42.5x75.8mm, 215x90x170 mm(color box)
Temperature range: 0 | C ~ 50 | C ( 32 | F ~ 106 | F )
R.P.M monitoring range: 0 ~ 9999 RPM (≦ 400RPM alarm) 30 RPM per unit
Input Power: 5V ≦ 0.5W 12V = base on the amps of the fan
Output voltage: 6V~12V
Max. amps of single fan: 1.5A
Max. watt of single fan: 9W~18W
Protection: Output voltage protection / short circuit
Audio Alarm Warning: Alarm message & Red light blinking.

One of the most impressive features of the SF-09 is its ability to power up to 4 fans rated at 1.5amps each. This is much more than most fan controllers and allows you to run very powerful fans at lower speeds for optimal airflow.


Packaging

The SF-609 comes in a fairly large double walled cardboard box printed with a red and black gradient. At the front of the box is a small plastic window so you can see what the controller looks like prior to purchase.

Super Flower SF-609 Box Super Flower SF-609 Packaging

Super Flower SF-609 Contents Super Flower SF-609 Contents

Super Flower has opted for a hard plastic shell to protect the Fan Master and its accessories from damage during shipping. Considering that the SF-609 arrived in mint condition all the way from the USA I certainly have no gripes with this.

Super Flower SF-609 Face Plates Super Flower SF-609 Face Plate

Fan & Temperature Cables Screws & Allen Key

Contained within the box are the following items:

• 1x SF-609 fan controller.
• 4x 3-pin fan extension cables.
• 4x Thermal probes with application tape.
• 4x Coloured aluminium face plates.
• 1x Clear acrylic face plate cover.
• Cable ties, screws and Allen key for removal of face plate.

A very comprehensive package from Super Flower it has to be said.

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Most Recent Comments

18-02-2007, 15:35:18

JN
Ok, so this may not be the newest product out on the market - but it's still worthy of a review

Linkage

18-02-2007, 16:09:50

NickS
Nice fan controller & review XMS

18-02-2007, 18:34:11

Toxcity
Nice reveiw as always!

Is your CPu really running 65oC?

18-02-2007, 18:35:37

Xerin
Isn't this just a repackaged Akasa AK FC-03 Fan Controller Pro? 'Cause they seem identical to me apart from the acrylic face plate and packaging?

18-02-2007, 18:55:01

deathwish

18-02-2007, 20:01:08

FarFarAway
Or the akasa is a rebadged Super Flower...which is quite likely

18-02-2007, 22:07:19

FragTek
First page, 3rd pic in the right column links to the incorrect image

Cool product I must say, tiz always good to have a powerful trustworthy fan contoller.

19-02-2007, 06:26:54

Xerin
Anyway it's still a good fan controller no matter who makes it. I just put the black face plate in front of the acrylic one for a more stealthy look. It was too shiny for me the other way around.

19-02-2007, 07:14:22

BUFF
I've had an Akasa one for years (& I too have the brushed black on the outside as it matched my black alu case better)

27-02-2007, 05:30:09

Mr. Smith
Nice review Jim, kinda sold on it tbh - I noticed the controller goes from ~6v - ~12v. I am contemplating using the Delta EFB1212SHE like in the review - do you know what cfm/db the fans produce at 6v? Cheers.

P.S The 'forum' link in the review seems to be dead!

27-02-2007, 05:43:31

JN
Cheers dude I'll sort that out.

I couldn't really say what CFM they push at 6v, but I turn mine right down when I want to watch a movie. The only sound I can hear form my PC then is the NB and GPU fans.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Nice review Jim, kinda sold on it tbh - I noticed the controller goes from ~6v - ~12v. I am contemplating using the Delta EFB1212SHE like in the review - do you know what cfm/db the fans produce at 6v? Cheers.

P.S The 'forum' link in the review seems to be dead!
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