Silverstone SST-FP52S Fancontroller

Modding/Small Mods by piotke @ 2005-09-01

Something typical from Belgium. Rainy weather during the vacation, and upcoming sunny weather, now that school is about to begin. Hot weather.
Can your computer handle it ? Silverstone has a good assistant for you, the Silverstone SST-FP52S fancontroller.

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Introduction & Installation


Today the weather forecast is saying sizziling days ahead, over 30° C. A disaster for those who have neat and pride overclocked systems running. Every degree increment can make the difference between blue screens and prime stability.

A fan controller can help dialing in the desire fan speed, but the Silverstone SST-FP52S is not your every day fan controller. With sensors for measuring the hot zones, automatic fan speed adjustment and the stylish look it might be a winning combination. Let's take a closer look...

Let's open the -good looking- box and explore the contents. The controller itself, a short to the point manual, and four screws. All are well packaged and secured against possible damage...

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Silverstone SST-FP52S Fancontroller - Specifications

  • Material: Aluminum front panel, steel sides
  • Color: Silver
  • Application: 5.25” drive bay
  • LCD Display: Temperature, fan speed, alarm clock, time, system status
  • Fan Output: 0V, 6 ~ 12V
  • Temp. Range: 0 ~100°C
  • Cooling System: Dual air intake mesh
  • Cable Length: 800mm
  • Net Weight: 220g
  • Dimension: 158 mm (W) x 42 mm (H) x 85 mm (D)
  • Maximum output for one channel – 0.8amp (9.6W)
  • Maximum combined output for all three channels – 1.5amp (18W)

    Special Features:

    Sophisticated fan control logic
    Wide temperature range
    Beautiful sapphire neon LCD
    Aluminum bezels and polished buttons

    More information can be found from the site of Silverstonetek.

    The basic functionalities of the display and the fan controller can be found on this drawing:

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    To keep all the settings in the event you must disconnect the PSU such as time and alarm, it runs on battery power with 3.3 volt battery installed. Below you can also se the PCB, the heart of the fan controller, and the place where ale the cables come together.

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    And finally some more pictures. As you can see the finish is really perfect.
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    Installation of this fan controller is a piece of cake. Place the device in an empty 5,25" bay and tighten the four screws. You now can place the three temperature sensors and finally plug into the fans you want to control.
    Perhaps, the most difficult part is the settings of the clock and the alarm, nothing that a clear manual will stop you in less then five minutes.

    To detect hard disk activity you can also plug in a cable to the main board header. A little pass through makes it possible to keep using your case leds. The same goes for the power connection. A molex pass through prevents you from losing a free molex connection.

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    I installed the SST-FP52S and played with it for some time. My findings can be read on the following page.
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