Vantec Nexus (NXP-305-SL) ReviewFormer staff writer - September 23, 2003
Nexus 305 Features3 Channel Aluminum Fan Controller
18 Watts per Channel
Control Voltage From 0V to 12V
Manually Adjust From Full Speed to Off
Great For Vantec Tornado Fans and Other High CFM Fans
Built-In Dual CCFL Inverter With Light Control
Adjust CCFLs To On, Off, or Sound Activated
Compatible With Vantec Spectrum Cold Cathode Lights
Stylish Aluminum Housing With Ultra-Bright LED Lights
Fits In A Standard 3.5" Drive Bay
A Closer Look
Here you see the box that the Nexus 305 comes in, everything is packed away nicly inside.
Included in the Nexus 305's package was:
Here we can see all the wires, and other items that come with the nexus. - One of the draw backs to the previous models of the nexus, is it came with a couple 4 pin connectors and a couple 3 pin connectors. Vantec has rectified that problem, by making all of the fan connectors a 3 pin/4 pin mix.
The Goodies - Out of The Box
Here you can see a close up of the 3 pin/4 pin connectors. In the instruction booklet, Vantec states to use only one of the ends. Meaning use the 3 pin or the 4 pin, not both. I used both, and as long as you don't hit the 18W mark, you should be safe.
On the back view, you can see the 5 connectors. They are for (left to right) 2x CCFL, 3x Fan, and lastly power. The PCB is a pretty blue, and runs the entire length of the aluminum housing. At the very end of the PCB is the power inverter used by the CCFLs, notice it's protected by a plastic shell. You do not want to touch this.