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Written by Mark Pedersen   
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Fractal Design Adjust 108 Fan Controller
Closer Look: Adjust 108
Adjust 108 Detailed Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Fractal Design Adjust 108 Fan Controller

Manufacturer: Fractal Design
Product Name: Adjust 108
Model Number: FD-FC-ADJ-108-BL
UPC: 81730101795
Price As Tested: $32.95 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Fractal Design.

Fractal Design brings simplicity and style together with the Adjust 108 fan controller. This accessory has a beautiful brushed aluminum face and 6 individual slider controls. Each fan channel can power up to 36 watts of enthusiast level performance. The only component of a pc that creates any substantial noise at full capacity is the fans, and eventually it becomes the next thing on the list to find a solution for. Benchmark Reviews will examine the Adjust 108 model FD-FC-ADJ-108-BL for quality, performance, and how capable it is of toning down the white noise from fans during the times when its least desired or needed.

A desktop computer doesn't have to be just a box tucked away under the desk somewhere out of sight and out of mind. Fractal Design is a company dedicated to creating all their products with quality components and a professional centerpiece appearance. With the Adjust 108 installed the desktop computer isn't just a box its something to behold and marvel at again with a bold, brushed aluminum face plate, slider controls with white/blue LED lights and stealthy silent case fans when turned down.

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The Adjust 108 was not just made to handle the typical 3-5 watt average 120 mm case fan, it was built for enthusiasts in mind too. With up to 36 watts per fan channel it can take control over a high air flow 5200 rpm case fan with no problem, and it doesn't stop at just one, it can command six at a time.

Adjust 108 Features

  • Stylish, minimalistic aluminum front
  • 6 fan control channels
  • 36W per channel
  • Vertical sliders
  • One Bi-color LED per channel (white or blue)
  • Initial startup Voltage 100% automatically
  • SATA/MOLEX power connector

FD-FC-ADJ-108-BL Specifications

  • 6x 600mm/2ft long fan cables
  • Fits one 5.25" bay
  • Dimensions (LWH) 3.5" x 5.8" x 1.8"
  • Weight: .57lbs
  • 4 fastening screws
  • Black PCB/cable connectors

Package Contents

  • Adjust 108 Fan Controller in protective bag
  • 6 black fan cables
  • 4 pcs metal fastening screws
  • SATA/MOLEX power cable
  • User manual



 

Comments 

 
# Enigma8750Derek Smith 2013-04-12 12:22
I find it very difficult to believe that this unit handles 36 watts per channel as the largest Capacitor is Chemical and not very big.. I would venture that 25 or less is more a realistic number but since most only put one or two fans per channel they can get away with since builds are getting smaller.. Its pretty and very effective and I am sure your Test was good.. I just don't see 36 watts coming from those tiny components.. I see smoke at 36 watts.
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# WHAT?Hap 2013-05-08 00:33
Your statement makes no sense as does your knowledge of electronics
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# RE: Enigma8750NAME 2013-05-08 19:24
The caps are only for filtering the input power to the controller and to each slider. The sliders themselves handle the resistance to decrease voltage, just like pots.
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# OKHap 2013-05-09 04:07
Now you are making sense, and if the only thing that is controlling the voltage to the fans is a voltage divider made up of a resistor and those sliders, then yes, if the slider or the resistor is not rated above the max current/watts, then the slider and or resistor will burn up. Most power sliders don?t go much above a few watts. As for the Caps, really don?t need them for just a simple voltage divider, it?s not like those fans have commentator?s which were very noisy with spikes.
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# world leaderf doggrell 2013-05-07 21:45
will this fan controller also control led lights ? could i hookup half the sliders to fans and the other half to lights ? please respond . nice looking unit .
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