Noctua released new A-series fans and additional accessories

The latest arrivals in the series are with dimensions of  200mm, 120mm and 40mm, of course all of them are featuring the iconic Flow Acceleration Channels and AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) frames. Apart from that all of the models come with Noctua’s trusted SSO2 bearings and the amazing 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

So lets check all of the models one by one:

 

Noctua NF-A20

“Customers have been asking us for 20cm and slim 12cm fans for years, but meeting the quality standard users have come to expect from Noctua fans in these form factors has proven very challenging, so it took us quite some time to make sure that these fans live up to our name“, explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). “The NF-A4x20 has been conceived following requests by our industrial clients who are looking for a 40mm fan that provides superior performance in pressure-demanding applications as compared to the existing NF-A4x10.”

With the 20cm NF-A20, Noctua’s biggest fan yet, the key challenge was that the mass of the impeller is about four times greater than that of 12 or 14cm fans and thus creates a significantly higher load on the bearing. In the end, the difficulties were overcome by increasing the diameter of the axis and the bearing from 3mm to 4mm in order to distribute the load over a larger bearing surface, as well as by using a new fibreglass reinforced polypropylene (PP) material, which reduces the mass of the impeller by 26% as compared to Noctua’s standard fibreglass reinforced PBT material.

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 NF-A20 PWM NF-A20 FLX

 

NF-A20 PWM is equipped with square, entirely in pink frame with dimensions of 200 x 200 x 30 mm with 154 x 154, 110 x 180, 170 x 170 mm mounting hole patterns. The fan itself is designed to be 4 pin PWM powered and regulated and to operate at 350 +/-20% – 800 +/-10% revolutions per minute range, providing maximum airflow level of 146,9 m³/h, static pressure level of 1,08 mm H₂O at noise level of 18,1 dB(A). When the provided L.N.A adapter is connected, the fan is working at 550 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 100,8 m³/h, static pressure level of 0,51 mm H₂O and noise level of just 10,7 dB(A).

NF-A20 FLX is also featuring square, entirely in pink frame with dimensions of 200 x 200 x 30 mm with 154 x 154, 110 x 180, 170 x 170 mm mounting hole patterns. The fan itself is designed to be 3 pin powered and regulated and to operate at 400 +/-20% – 800 +/-10% revolutions per minute range, providing maximum airflow level of 146,9 m³/h, static pressure level of 1,08 mm H₂O at noise level of 18,1 dB(A). Also if L.N.A adapter is connected, the fan is working at 550 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 100,8 m³/h, static pressure level of 0,51 mm H₂O and noise level of just 10,7 dB(A).

The fans are capable to operate of up to 150.000 h and comes at price of EUR 29.90 / USD 29.90.

 

Noctua NF-A12x15

“For the 12cm NF-A12x15, a steel-reinforced motor hub and brass axle mount are being used in order to assure the required stability despite the fan’s 15mm thin profile. Both the NF-A20 and the NF-A12x15 will come in 4-pin PWM versions for automatic speed control and 3-pin FLX versions that include Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise adaptors, which give full flexibility in configuring the fan for maximum cooling capacity or near-silent acoustics.

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 NF-A12x15 PWM NF-A12x15 FLX

 

NF-A12x15 PWM is equipped with square, entirely in pink frame with dimensions of 120 x 120 x 15 mm with 105 x 105 mm mounting hole patterns. The fan itself is designed to be 4 pin PWM powered and regulated and to work at 450 +/-20% – 1850 +/-10% revolutions per minute range, providing maximum airflow level of 94.2 m³/h, static pressure level of 1,53 mm H₂O at noise level of 23,9 dB(A). Of course when L.N.A adapter is connected, the fan is working at 1400 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 70,8 m³/h, static pressure level of 0,9 mm H₂O and noise level of just 16,8 dB(A).

NF-A12x15 FLX is also featuring square, entirely in pink frame with dimensions of 120 x 120 x 15 mm with 105 x 105 mm mounting hole patterns. The fan itself is designed to be 3 pin powered and regulated and to work at 1850 +/-10% revolutions per minute, providing maximum airflow level of 94.2 m³/h, static pressure level of 1,53 mm H₂O at noise level of 23,9 dB(A).

The fan is also is supplied with L.N.A adapter and when it is connected, the fan is working at 1400 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 70,8 m³/h, static pressure level of 0,9 mm H₂O and noise level of just 16,8 dB(A). In addition there is U.L.N.A which results in 950 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 46,5 m³/h, static pressure level of 0,45 mm H₂O and noise level of just 10,2 dB(A)

Both of the fans are also capable to operate of up to 150.000 h and comes at price of EUR 19.90 / USD 19.90.

 

Noctua NF-A4x20

“The NF-A4x20 complements Noctua’s popular NF-A4x10 models: With 20 rather than 10mm thickness, the NF-A4x20 is better suited for applications that require higher pressure performance such as in servers or tightly packed enclosures. The NF-A4x20 will come in 12V 4-pin PWM and 12V 3-pin FLX versions for PC use and other 12V applications as well as in dedicated 5V and 5V PWM versions, which are ideal replacement fans for 5V-based switches, routers, DVRs or other devices.

All of the new fans share the A-series’ renowned quiet cooling performance as well as signature features such as Flow Acceleration Channels, Advanced Acoustic Optimisation (AAO) frames or SSO2 bearings. Like all A-series fans, the new NF-A20, NF-A12x15 and NF-A4x20 have an MTTF rating of more than 150,000 hours and come with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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 NF-A4x20 PWM  NF-A4x20 FLX
   
 NF-A4x20 5V PWM  NF-A4x20 5V
   

 

All of the new arrivals in the series are featuring the typical for the company square, entirely in pink frames with dimensions of 40 x 40 x 20 mm and 32 x 32 mm mounting hole patterns. The fans are manufactured to be:

  1. NF-A4x20 PWM – 4 pin PWM powered and regulated and to work at 1200 +/-20% – 5000 +/-10% revolutions per minute range, providing maximum airflow level of 9.4 m³/h, static pressure level of 2.26 mm H₂O at noise level of 14.9 dB(A). Also when the L.N.A adapter is connected, the fan is working at 4400 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 8.3 m³/h, static pressure level of 1.75 mm H₂O and noise level of just 12.2 dB(A).
  2. NF-A4x20 FLX – 3 pin powered and regulated and to work at 5000 +/-10% revolutions per minute, providing maximum airflow level of 9.4 m³/h, static pressure level of 2.26 mm H₂O at noise level of 14.9 dB(A).The fan is also is supplied with L.N.A adapter and when it is connected, the fan is working at 4400 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 8.3 m³/h, static pressure level of 1.75 mm H₂O and noise level of just 12.2 dB(A). Also with the U.L.N.A adapter the fan performance results in 3700 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering airflow level of 6.9 m³/h, static pressure level of 1.23 mm H₂O and noise level of just 8.5 dB(A).
  3. NF-A4x20 5V PWM – the next model is powered with 4 pin PWM and is capable to operate only at 5V, working at 1100 +/-20% – 5000 +/-10% revolutions per minute range, providing maximum airflow level of 9.4 m³/h, static pressure level of 2.26 mm H₂O at noise level of 14.9 dB(A).
  4. NF-A4x20 5V – the last model, which was just released is powered by 3 pin connector and is capable to operate only at 5V, working at 5000 +/-10% revolutions per minute, delivering maximum airflow level of 9.4 m³/h, static pressure level of 2.26 mm H₂O at noise level of 14.9 dB(A).

All of the models are also capable to operate of up to 150.000 h and comes at price of EUR 14.90 / USD 14.90.

In addition to the new fans, Noctua introduced the new NA-FC1 fan controller, NA-SAV3 and NA-SAV4 anti-vibration mounts and NA-SAC5 S-ATA power adaptor cable.

 

Noctua NA accessories

“In addition to the new quiet cooling fans, Noctua expanded its range of fan accessories: The new NA-FC1 is a compact, highly flexible controller for 4-pin PWM fans that can both work on its own for manual speed reduction and also work in tandem with the automatic motherboard fan control. By adjusting the NA-FC1’s speed control dial, users can either manually set a PWM duty cycle from 0 to 100% or reduce the PWM duty cycle supplied by PC motherboards in order to have the fans running slower than the automatic motherboard fan control would allow. Thanks to the supplied 3-way split cable and power supply adaptor, up to 3 fans can be controlled simultaneously.

The new NA-SAV3 and NA-SAV4 silicone anti-vibration mounts have five defined, numbered pawls that allow them to work perfectly with both standard open corner fans and 10, 14, 15, 20 or 25mm thick fans with closed corners. This makes the new mounts ideal for slim fans such as the new NF-A12x15 where other anti-vibration mounts may not fit properly. While the NA-SAV feature a double-side design that makes them much easier to work with in space-restricted environments or placements where the fan’s mounting holes are difficult to reach, the NA-AV4 have a flat case-side end that is flush with the case panel and thus provides for a clean exterior look.

The new NA-SAC5 is a fully sleeved S-ATA to 4-pin power adaptor cable. It is compatible with both 3-pin and 4-pin fans and allows them to be powered directly from the power supply’s S-ATA connectors. Combined with the existing NA-SYC1 y-cables, the NA-SAC5 is ideal for powering multiple high-wattage fans without risking damage to the motherboard fan header.

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 NA-FC1  NA-SAV3
   
 NA-SAV4  NA-SAC5
   

The products are priced: EUR 7.90 / USD 7.90 for NA-SAV3, NA-SAV4 and NA-SAC5, while the MSRP for NA-FC1 is EUR 19.90 / USD 19.90.

Dobrin Krastev is the owner, reviewer and newsman of www.DVTests.com with more than 15 years' experience in personal computers, server and storage systems, UPS, peripheral devices and software. Passionate about testing and reviewing, AMD overclocking using AM3 990FXA and AMD FM2 A85X test systems and building modding projects.
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