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Old January 27, 2010, 09:38 AM
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I picked one up.. it squeeled.

Took it back.
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Old January 27, 2010, 10:57 AM
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I recently got the FC5 and am happy to report zero squealing issues. I have 3 fans on one channel and it handles them like a champ.
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Old January 27, 2010, 03:52 PM
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I recently got the FC5 and am happy to report zero squealing issues. I have 3 fans on one channel and it handles them like a champ.
May I ask where you bought it from? I've been searching for an FC5 but I can't find one for sale in Canada anywhere.
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Just wanted to add to this thread. I just bought the Lamprton FC3 from directcanada.com to replace my Sunbeam Extreme. Big mistake, the Lamptron has the worst squeal and its going to drive me nuts. My fans have to be turned up to almost full before the squeal goes away. I have emailed Lamptron but I might just RMA the unit (within 30 days) and try and get another Sunbeam (black seems to be out of stock everywhere).
Yup same here. Really disappointed. I have the FC4 though.

It was only like $20-25 though, so whatever. No big loss.
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Old January 27, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Yup same here. Really disappointed. I have the FC4 though.

It was only like $20-25 though, so whatever. No big loss.
Ya I am sending mine back for RMA.. I am going to try and get another Sunbeam so far it has been the best fan controller out of the bunch for me.
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Does the FC5 squeal with a low power draw though?
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Does the FC5 squeal with a low power draw though?
Nope , i tested it thoroughly before i installed it. I even tried 3 Panaflo Ultra speed 120mm fans on a single channel(2.05Amps draw) with no issues.
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