The Alphacool Eisstation reservoir is extremely compact and is available in three versions suited for different pumps. D5, DDC and DC-LT versions are available. Each pump is installed in the bottom of the Eisstation and is not visible from the outside. The bottom of the Eisstation is a metal plate that reduces vibrations and increases the stability of the Eisstation.
The installation options are numerous and comprehensive. The Eisstation can be screwed onto a 2.5” SSD bracket. It can also be mounted in a 5.25” bay. In either case, the special decoupling screws included with the Eisstation are used for mounting it. This minimizes the transfer of vibrations to the case, lowering the operating volume significantly. Another installation option is the included Velcro fastener. One part of the Velcro is glued to the bottom of the Eisstation, while the other part is glued to the case. Then all that’s left is to press the Eisstation’s bottom against the corresponding Velcro on the case. The size of the Velcro ensures secure positioning even during transport.
The Eisstation can be mounted vertically or horizontally, depending on personal taste and available space. There are four possibilities for connection. An IN and an OUT with G1/4 threads are located on the top, with the illuminated logo. The logo’s color can be changed with the optional modding kit. In the cap, there is one G1/4″ and one G3/8” connection available. The G3/8” connection, with its larger size, simplifies filling the Eisstation and can also serve as a lighting module for 5mm LEDs. Two additional 5mm LED places can be found in the bottom of the reservoir and illuminate the water-filled portion from below.
A highlight of the Eisstation is the materials it is composed of. The bottom portion has a high-quality soft-touch surface which gives it an outstanding look and feel. The upper portion and the reservoir itself are not made of simple, easily breakable Plexiglas, but rather of extremely sturdy Nylon. While normal reservoirs made of glass or Plexiglass can break or crack due to falls, even from a small height or due to improper handling, it is nearly impossible to damage the Eisstation’s container.
Eisstation Technical Specifications
|Technical Data||Eisstation DDC||Eisstation D5||Eisstation DC-LT|
|Dimension (L x W x H)||102 x 82 x 89 mm||102 x 82 x 105 mm||102 x 82 x 85 mm|
|Threads||3 x G1/4″
1 x G3/8″
|Mounting possibilities||– screw from below via mounting plate (decoupled)
– screw laterally, within 5.25″ bays (decoupled)
– fix with velco mat
|Colors||black (Soft Touch – surface)
reservoir: smoked glass (Nylon)
|Logo LED connection||3-pin|
|LED holes||4 x 5 mm|
|Mounting screws||4 x M4x5
4 x M3x4
4 x M4 decoupling screws
|Mounting material||1 x mounting plate
1 x self-adhesive velcro mat
|Sealing screws||1 x G1/4″, with LED drilling
1 x G3/8″, with LED drilling