The FSC-200™ is designed for controlling the fan/fan tray speed in a variety of applications where air flow control is critical for accurate thermal design.
The FSC-200™ enables the user to perform a variety of airflow tests during different stages of product design and development, without the need to manipulate the fans power supply at the pre-specified ranges. One such case during the thermal design process is the desire to know what the temperature of the components is under varying fan speed. This will provide an envelope of safe operation of the device. The FSC-200™ makes the task easy by simply controlling the fan speed through the software.
The unit communicates via the USB port with a computer and requires no external power source since the same USB port also is used to power up the FSC-200™. To power the fan or the fan tray, an external power supply is required with its minimum voltage and current equal to the fan or fan tray power requirements.
The included stageSPEED™ software enables the user to choose the PWM frequency of the fans. By entering a % duty cycle value, the fans will operate at that desired percentage of power. Fans can be controlled from 0 to 100% of the maximum allowable power. The system has the safety feature that when the USB cable is disconnected, the fans/fan tray will automatically stop.