The unit ships with a plethora of cables emerging from the back of the chassis.
There are two sets of cables – one that provides power to all of the fans, and the second are the thermal sensors. There is also a power cable to provide power to the X-Vision unit.
All of the cables are a decent length, which is good as some will be used to connect to fans on the other side of the chassis, and you will probably want to route them out of sight.
At the top of the device, we can see a 4-pin cable which will provide the power to the device. On the second row are the thermal sensors, which have been glued in place, although the company have included spares.
The third row of connectors are for the fans, these cables can also be replaced.
There are 5 fan cables, 1 of which has a 4-pin connector (the rest are 3-pin), allowing you to plug in a CPU cooler, and 4 other fans. Of course with some adapters (that aren’t included) this could cater for 10 or more fans.
There are 5 temperature sensors, which can be placed all over the case and then adhered in place with the thermal stickers.
On the front panel we have a control knob, and 4 buttons, which allow you to change between Centigrade and Fahrenheit, as well as setting the RPM and alarm temperatures. The view button allows you to cycle through; Voltage, Temperature and Alarm Temperature.
The left-hand side of the display doesn’t have any buttons but does feature the Aero Cool logo.
Installation of the X-Vision Fan controller is much like any other 5.25″ device, in this case we were installing the device into our Antec Solo II chassis which requires the two sliders to be screwed on either side.
Once installed and powered on, we can see the 5 sections reporting fan speeds, and 5 sections of temperatures. Our first channel was for the CPU cooler, so you can see this fan was running at a modest 1400 rpm, and the heatsink where we attached the thermal sensor was only up to 28 degrees (channel 1), whereas the CPU block itself was running at 33 degrees (channel 2).