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Noctua NF-F12 Industrial PPC Fan Specifications:

NF-F12
Size
120x120x25 mm
Mounting hole spacing
105x105 mm
Connector
4-pin PWM
Bearing
SSO2
Blade Geometry
Heptaperf™
Frame Technology
FocusedFlow™
Material
Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide
Ingress Protection
IP67
Motor type
Three-phase
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)
2000 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)
450 RPM
Rotational Speed @ 12V (+/- 10%)
1050 RPM
Airflow
121,8 m³/h
Acoustical Noise
29,7 dB(A)
Static Pressure
3,94 mm H?O
Max. Input Power
1,68 W
Max. Input Current
0,07 A
Voltage
24 V
Voltage PWM signal
5 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
Scope of delivery
Fan & 4 Fan Screws
Warranty
6 years

 

Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan Specifications:

NF-A14
Size
140x140x25 mm
Mounting hole spacing
124,5x124,5 mm
Connector
4-pin PWM
Bearing
SSO2
Blade Geometry
A-Series with Flow Acceleration Channels
Frame Technology
AAO
Material
Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide
Ingress Protection
IP67
Motor type
Three-phase
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)
3000 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)
800 RPM
Rotational Speed @ 12V (+/- 10%)
1800 RPM
Airflow
269,3 m³/h
Acoustical Noise
41,3 dB(A)
Static Pressure
10,52 mm H?O
Max. Input Power
7,92 W
Max. Input Current
0,33 A
Voltage
24 V
Voltage PWM signal
5 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
Scope of delivery
Fan & 4 Fan Screws
Warranty
6 years

 

Noctua NF-F12 Industrial PPC Fan Features:

Award-winning NF-F12 design: Having received more than 150 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua's NF-F12 has become a proven premium choice for 120mm cooling needs. Its renowned efficiency has convinced tens of thousands of customers all over the world.


2000rpm industrialPPC version: Thanks to its elevated 2000rpm top speed, the NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 provides a significant performance boost over the 1500rpm retail version. Combined with the industrialPPC series' robust polyamide construction and advanced protection features, this makes the fan ideal for challenging industrial applications.


24V version: The industrialPPC 24V Q100 models use Noctua's NE-FD4 three-phase PWM motor driver IC. Supporting operating voltages from 6 to 30V, these models are ideal for 24V-based industrial applications and voltage- or PWM-based speed control.


Lower speed and noise levels in 12V PC environments:
While the industrialPPC 24V model has been designed with 24V industrial applications in mind, it runs at a maximum speed of around 1050rpm in 12V PC environments and can be slowed down further via PWM, thus combining industrialPPC features and design with Noctua’s signature quietness.


NE-FD4 PWM IC with SCD: Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the fan uses Noctua’s custom-designed NE-FD4 PWM IC for 24V three-phase motors. The NE-FD4 is AEC-Q100 qualified and integrates Noctua's proprietary Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology, which suppresses PWM switching noise and thus makes the fan quieter at lower speeds.


AEC-Q100 qualification: The 24V Q100 version’s NE-FD4 motor driver IC complies with the Automotive Electronics Council’s highly rigorous AEC-Q100 failure-mechanism-based stress test qualification for integrated circuits, which makes the fan ideal for use in automotive applications.


High electrical robustness: Meeting the AEC-Q100 standard’s stringent requirements for burst and surge protection, the 24V Q100 version’s high electrical robustness permits the fan to be used not only in automotive projects but also in other harsh environments with transients from electric motors and other inductive switching loads.


Inrush current suppression: The fan’s voltage-stabilised inrush current suppression provides a smooth power-up and dramatically reduces power line transients that otherwise could affect other electronic components connected to the power line. This makes the fan safe to use in sensitive electronic environments.


Three-phase motor design: While most axial fans use single-phase motors with 4 slots, Noctua's industrialPPC fans feature a three-phase design with 6 slots, which provides smoother transitions between the slots and thus allows for even higher running smoothness, further reduced vibrations and unprecedented energy efficiency.


Certified IP67 water- and dust protection: The motor and PCB of the IP67 version are completely cast in a special, highly heat conductive resin that combines thoroughgoing protection and effective motor heat dissipation. Complying with the ingress protection rating IP67, this fan is not only fully dust tight but also completely waterproof up to 1m water depth.


Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction: Both the impeller and the frame of Noctua’s industrialPPC fans are made entirely from fibre-glass reinforced polyamide. This material can withstand temperatures up to 140°C and makes the fans even more robust and break-proof than Noctua’s standard fibre-glass reinforced PBT fans.


Focused Flow™ frame: Designed for pressure demanding applications such as heatsinks and radiators, the Focused Flow™ frame features eleven stator guide vanes that straighten, channel and focus the airflow, which allows the NF-F12 to rival the performance of conventional fans running at much faster speeds.


Heptaperf™ Impeller: Custom designed for the new Focused Flow™ frame and to work in tandem with the eleven stator guide vanes, the NF-F12's seven blade Heptaperf™ impeller has been carefully optimised to achieve a perfect balance between power and quietness.


Stepped Inlet Design: Noctua's Stepped Inlet Design adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space-restricted environments.


Inner Surface Microstructures:
With the tips of the fan blades ploughing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency.


Integrated anti-vibration pads: Integrated anti-vibration pads made from extra-soft silicone minimise the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard screws and other mounting systems.
SSO2 Bearing: The NF-F12 industrialPPC features the further optimised second generation of Noctua's renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilisation, precision and durability.


Metal bearing shell: In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of manufacturing precision, minimum tolerance and excellent long-term stability, the NF-F12 industrialPPC sports a CNC milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty: Noctua fans are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the NF-F12 industrialPPC features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.


Customisable for industry clients:
For industry clients, various features, certificates, packaging options and accessories can be customised on requests. For example, we can provide different connectors and speeds, different cable length or UL and TÜV certification. Please feel free to contact us for customised offers!
 

 

Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan Features:

Award-winning NF-A14 design: Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua's NF-A14 has become a proven premium choice for 140mm cooling needs. Its renowned efficiency has convinced tens of thousands of customers all over the world.


3000rpm industrialPPC version: Running twice as fast as the 1500rpm retail version, the NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 provides extreme airflow and pressure performance. Combined with the industrialPPC series' robust polyamide construction and advanced protection features, this makes the fan ideal for challenging industrial applications.


24V version: The industrialPPC 24V Q100 models use Noctua's NE-FD4 three-phase PWM motor driver IC. Supporting operating voltages from 6 to 30V, these models are ideal for 24V-based industrial applications and voltage- or PWM-based speed control.


Lower speed and noise levels in 12V PC environments:
While the industrialPPC 24V model has been designed with 24V industrial applications in mind, it runs at a maximum speed of around 1800rpm in 12V PC environments and can be slowed down further via PWM, thus combining industrialPPC features and design with Noctua’s signature quietness.


NE-FD4 PWM IC with SCD: Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the fan uses Noctua’s custom-designed NE-FD4 PWM IC for 24V three-phase motors. The NE-FD4 is AEC-Q100 qualified and integrates Noctua's proprietary Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology, which suppresses PWM switching noise and thus makes the fan quieter at lower speeds.


AEC-Q100 qualification: The 24V Q100 version’s NE-FD4 motor driver IC complies with the Automotive Electronics Council’s highly rigorous AEC-Q100 failure-mechanism-based stress test qualification for integrated circuits, which makes the fan ideal for use in automotive applications.


High electrical robustness:
Meeting the AEC-Q100 standard’s stringent requirements for burst and surge protection, the 24V Q100 version’s high electrical robustness permits the fan to be used not only in automotive projects but also in other harsh environments with transients from electric motors and other inductive switching loads.


Inrush current suppression:
The fan’s voltage-stabilised inrush current suppression provides a smooth power-up and dramatically reduces power line transients that otherwise could affect other electronic components connected to the power line. This makes the fan safe to use in sensitive electronic environments.


Three-phase motor design: While most axial fans use single-phase motors with 4 slots, Noctua's industrialPPC fans feature a three-phase design with 6 slots, which provides smoother transitions between the slots and thus allows for even higher running smoothness, further reduced vibrations and unprecedented energy efficiency.


Certified IP67 water- and dust protection:
The motor and PCB of the IP67 version are completely cast in a special, highly heat conductive resin that combines thoroughgoing protection and effective motor heat dissipation. Complying with the ingress protection rating IP67, this fan is not only fully dust tight but also completely waterproof up to 1m water depth.


Fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction: Both the impeller and the frame of Noctua’s industrialPPC fans are made entirely from fibre-glass reinforced polyamide. This material can withstand temperatures up to 140°C and makes the fans even more robust and break-proof than Noctua’s standard fibre-glass reinforced PBT fans.


Flow Acceleration Channels: The NF-A14 impeller features suction side Flow Acceleration Channels. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, this measure reduces suction side flow separation and thus leads to better efficiency and lower vortex noise.


AAO frame: Noctua's AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua's proprietary Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fan's performance/noise efficiency.


Stepped Inlet Design: Noctua's Stepped Inlet Design adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space-restricted environments.


Inner Surface Microstructures: With the tips of the fan blades ploughing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency.


Integrated anti-vibration pads: Integrated anti-vibration pads made from extra-soft silicone minimise the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard screws and other mounting systems.


SSO2 Bearing: The NF-A14 industrialPPC features the further optimised second generation of Noctua's renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilisation, precision and durability.


Metal bearing shell: In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of manufacturing precision, minimum tolerance and excellent long-term stability, the NF-A14 industrialPPC sports a CNC milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.


6-year manufacturer’s warranty: Noctua fans are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the NF-A14 industrialPPC features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.


Customisable for industry clients: For industry clients, various features, certificates, packaging options and accessories can be customised on requests. For example, we can provide different connectors and speeds, different cable length or UL and TÜV certification. Please feel free to contact us for customised offers!




  1. Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan: Specifications & Features
  3. Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan: Testing
  4. Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan: Conclusion
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