Kingwin Thermal Center TC-02BK ReviewStorage / Hard Drives, Hard Drive Cooling
Reviewed by: Admin
Reviewed on: March 10, 2003
IntroductionWe've seen our fair share of thermal monitors in the past, and one thing is for sure, no two have been exactly the same. Today, we'll be taking a look at another thermal monitor, the Kingwin Thermal Center. With three thermal probes and three fan speed monitors, the Kingwin Thermal Center doesn't appear to be the most sophisticated thermal monitor out there, but it does have one unique quality, it automatically adjusts fan speeds based on temperatures recorded from the associated thermal probe.
- Automatically control the speed of 3 ventilation fans.
- Three high sensitive thermal detectors.
- Whole aluminum chassis and bracket.
- White background illumination light for LCD display.
- Fashion, solid, and elegant design.
- Time, HDD and power indicator icons.
- Three 3-pin ventilator extension wires.
- One Y-type 4-pin DC input wire.
Dimension: 2 11/16"(69 mm)D x 5 13/16"(148 mm)W x 1 5/8"(42 mm)H
Input: DC 12V + DC 5V
Output: DC 12V + 5V x 3 set.
Heat point detector length: 33 7/16"(850 mm)L
Extension fan wire length: 20 7/8(530 mm)L
LCD visual area: 13/16"(18 mm)H x 2 9/16"(64 mm)L
- TC-02BK Thermal Center
- User's Manual (not shown)
- 3x Thermal Probes
- 3x 3-Pin Extension Cables
- 4-Pin Y-Split Power Conector
- 4x 3mm Mounting Screws
- 1x HDD LED Extension Cables
- 3x Stickers To Attach Probes
- 1x Battery
A Closer Look
The Thermal Center is built of black aluminum (silver is also available), and has a LCD screen centered on the front. Below the LCD screen are four buttons, which I actually thought were knobs when I first looked at the item.
â€œSimpleâ€ is probably the best way to describe this. A display and four buttons. That's it.
Even the back of the unit is fairly simple. We have a power connector, three connectors for fans, three connectors for thermal probes, and a connector for the HDD activity LED.