Super Flower Fan Master SF-609

Introduction, Specs & Packaging


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.


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.


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, 21:09:50

Nice fan controller & review XMS Quote

18-02-2007, 23:34:11

Nice reveiw as always!

Is your CPu really running 65oC? Quote

18-02-2007, 23:35:37

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?Quote

18-02-2007, 23:55:01


19-02-2007, 01:01:08

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

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