So now that the RPi foundation sell their own fan I noticed in raspi-config that the software to controll it is now in there. When you set it up it seems to ask what GPIO pin to usefor the pwm controll for the fan. I gave it the GPIO pin for my fanshim (18) and set the temp threshold to 60 degrees to see if it would work, and it does. Now I do not have the use of the LED or the button but the fact the fan can be run quickly, or if I do not need the other features is a real bonus.
My one question is,can you see any issues doing this long term? I’d imagine that it same as the Pimoroni control software, so in theory should be ok for just running the fan?