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Kingwin Thermal Center TC-02BK Review

Former staff writer    -   March 10, 2003


A Closer Look


Despite much of the simplicity of the unit, you can see that front of it has several channels and bevels on each side of the LCD. While these don't look bad on the unit itself, when put in a case such as the Kingwin KT-424-BK-WM it doesn't exactly fit the “look” of the case. Why the heck Kingwin didn't use a flat brushed faceplate on this to match their cases is beyond me. In my opinion it would improve the look of the unit 110%.

The LCD and the four buttons below it have a white to faint blue color to them when powered on. And makes the unit extremely easy to read in the light or in the dark.


What exactly do we have to look at on the LCD? Well, a few things are displayed on the screen.
  • Power Indicator
  • HDD Activity Indicator
  • Clock (24-Hour Format Only)
  • Fan Speed (Cycles through 3 fans)
  • Temp (Cycles through 3 temps)

Every 5 seconds the display will cycle through fan/temp. The temp display can be changed between °C and °F, but only reads to the nearest whole number. The CFM readout will only display in increments of 10.

As I mentioned earlier, the Kingwin Thermal Center will automatically adjust fan speed based on the temperature for a device. This is programmed into the unit itself, and cannot be adjusted, which really sucks. The way the fan speed is controlled, is by adjusting the percentage of voltage to the fan based on the numbers below (this was taken from the User Manual).

System (Temperature Range 25°C to 45°C)
DC Output % Temperature
50, 53, 56, 59, 62 25°C ~ 29°C
65, 68, 71, 74, 77 30°C ~ 34°C
80, 83, 86, 89, 92 35°C ~ 39°C
95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 40°C ~ 45°C

HDD (Temperature Range 25°C to 55°C)
DC Output % Temperature
50, 50, 51, 51, 52 25°C ~ 29°C
53, 54, 55, 56, 57 30°C ~ 34°C
58, 59, 60, 60, 64 35°C ~ 39°C
69, 73, 78, 82, 87 40°C ~ 44°C
91, 95, 98, 100, 100 45°C ~ 49°C
100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 50°C ~ 55°C

CPU (Temperature Range 25°C to 65°C)
DC Output % Temperature
50, 50, 51, 51, 52 25°C ~ 29°C
53, 53, 53, 54, 54 30°C ~ 34°C
55, 55, 56, 56, 57 35°C ~ 39°C
57, 58, 58, 58, 59 40°C ~ 44°C
59, 59, 60, 60, 64 45°C ~ 49°C
68, 82, 86, 80, 84 50°C ~ 54°C
92, 96, 98, 100, 100 55°C ~ 59°C
100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 60°C ~ 65°C



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  3. A Closer Look
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