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Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan Review


Noctua NF-F12 & NF-A14 Industrial PPC Fan Conclusion:

As much as these two fans may look like a standard PC fan, they are industrial fans, so it is a bit hard to compare them to a typical PC fan. Will they work in your home PC? Sure - they will work just fine, but you will never get them to run at their maximum rated speeds on the 12V from the PSU in your home system.  You need 24V to get the maximum speeds and that of course requires a dedicated external 24V power source. Who would go to that much trouble and expense when Noctua has a full line of case and cooler fans that are just perfect for your PC?

These industrialPPC fans are intended for use in an industrial environment where 24V is typically available. Moisture and dirt are often encountered in an industrial environment and that is exactly where these fans are best used. The IP67 rating ensures that the internal components are protected and these fans are up to the task of reliably moving air in an industrial application. The AEC-Q100 qualification ensures that these fans meet the failure-mechanism-based stress tests for integrated circuits.

You might think that this type of fan would command a premium price, but the pricing is not bad for what you get. The NF-A14 can be found for around $30 and the NF-F12 can be found for around $23. As for the anti-vibration pad and mounts, the pads are around $6 per box of 16 and the mounts are around $8 per box of 20. Most people won't ever have a need for an industrial type of fan, but if you do, then these need to be on your list.



  • Long life, 6 year warranty
  • MTBF of no less than 150,000 hours
  • Can really move some air at full RPM
  • Works with colorful anti-vibration pads and mounts
  • Can be used in a home PC (but there are better options)
  • IP67 rating (wash down, dust infiltration)
  • AEC-Q100 qualified to meet stringent requirements for burst and surge protection
  • Long power leads
  • Robust fibre-glass reinforced polyamide construction
  • Typical Noctua quality



  • None


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  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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