Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Koolance Intros High-Flow 120 mm, 184 CFM Fan

Enthusiast PC cooling expert Koolance introduced its latest product, a 120 mm high-flow fan for cases, air-coolers, and radiators, but we're inclined to think it's designed to let users make the most out of smaller 2-fan radiators. The FAN-12038HBK-184 from Koolance measures 120 x 120 x 38 mm, it draws power from a 3-pin fan header and includes speed monitoring. With a top-speed of 4,000 RPM, the fan can push 184 CFM of air with a rated maximum noise output of 59 dBA. Since it spins at tremendously high speeds and uses a high amperage motor (2.0A), Koolance cautions its users to use a grill along with it, as its blades pose a safety hazard. At $11.99, the Koolance FAN-12038HBK-184 is relatively affordable compared to similar fans from Sanyo-Denki/San-Ace, Delta, PanaFlo, or Yate Loon.
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34 Comments on Koolance Intros High-Flow 120 mm, 184 CFM Fan

#1
segalaw19800
Koolance cautions its users to use a grill along with it, as its blades pose a safety hazard.
Finger hungry Fan wow :cry:
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#4
DOM
•Dimensions: 120x120x38mm
•Type: Dual Ball-Bearing
•Connector: 3-pin (3-wire with tachometer)
•Rated Voltage: 12VDC
•Current: 2.0A
•Speed: 4000RPM (max)
•Static Pressure: 20.4mm-H2O
•Airflow: 183.5CFM (max)
•Noise: 59.00dBA (max)
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
At that price this will be very popular with the extreme crowd. Well, would if they didn't already own a zillion high flow fans.
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#6
theonedub
habe fidem
Price is good, as long as it plays nice (no clicking) when on a controller I'll pick up a couple.
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#7
Yellow&Nerdy?
Flight control, this is flight SA-995, ready to take off. Confirm the runway is clear, over.
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#8
HossHuge
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
Flight control, this is flight SA-995, ready to take off. Confirm the runway is clear, over.
:laugh:

Stick a couple of these bad boys on the bottom of your case and you'll have a hover-computer.
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#10
HillBeast
I have a Koolance fan on my CPU rad in my computer, and it's a monster. By far the most CFM I've ever seen in any fan (but it's friggin noisy). If this thing is supposed to be 24W, I think it might actually rip a whole in the fabric of the universe with it's airflow.

EDIT: Should also mention, that I agree with needing a fan grill. I have gotten my finger jammed in my Koolance and it took a far chunk of skin off.
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#11
b82rez
I really want two of these for my H50...but postage to Aus is 70 bucks on the Koolance website. :(
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
at that price, its quite a hazard to fingers and male dangly bits everywhere.


Expect lan parties to get louder...
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#13
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
With such high speed, I wonder if it will take off/hover when put flat on a table?! :eek:
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: qubit
With such high speed, I wonder if it will take off/hover when put flat on a table?! :eek:
actually they tend to lift up a small amount then the centrifugal force makes them spin crazily around attached only by the power cord.

they tend to unplug themselves or hit something/someone before any real damage is done.
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#15
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
that is one fast fan... shmeezus christ...

good to know that 180 cfm is at your disposal IF you need it tho.
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#16
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
180cfm is impressive, 59dba isn't.
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: freaksavior
180cfm is impressive, 59dba isn't.
its not impressive



these are impressive and cheaper albiet they are used. ($3.50 a fan)

12v 3.3A only downside is they come 8 pin but i was going to dike it off and sleeve them for my watercooling anyway :p

by: theonedub
Price is good, as long as it plays nice (no clicking) when on a controller I'll pick up a couple.
haha all of these tick
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#18
pantherx12
by: freaksavior
180cfm is impressive, 59dba isn't.
Considering a lot of 70cfm fans are 35dba plus it is quite good.

Normally as airflow goes up noise generated is much more per cfm.

But this is more than double the air flow with less than double the sound.

That's good.

Means if you run it half speed it may do 90cfm at 30dba ;)

Admitedly there are better fans, but they cost more.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: pantherx12
Considering a lot of 70cfm fans are 35dba plus it is quite good.

Normally as airflow goes up noise generated is much more per cfm.

But this is more than double the air flow with less than double the sound.

That's good.

Means if you run it half speed it may do 90cfm at 30dba ;)

Admitedly there are better fans, but they cost more.
my nidecs are 5dBA louder yet 40CFM faster :p

http://www.nidec.com/fanpdfs/va450dc.pdf
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#20
bear jesus
I would love some crazy fans like these but most suck down too much power to use any fan controller that is easily available to me.

by: cdawall
my nidecs are 5dBA louder yet 40CFM faster :p

http://www.nidec.com/fanpdfs/va450dc.pdf
3.3A and 40w :eek: are there any fan controllers that can handle a single one of those never mind multiple?
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#21
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
by: pantherx12
Considering a lot of 70cfm fans are 35dba plus it is quite good.

Normally as airflow goes up noise generated is much more per cfm.

But this is more than double the air flow with less than double the sound.

That's good.

Means if you run it half speed it may do 90cfm at 30dba ;)

Admitedly there are better fans, but they cost more.
That is true, I didn't think of it that way.
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#23
cauby
Remember people,we're trying to cool computers here,not stoping global warming with these fans!
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: cauby
Remember people,we're trying to cool computers here,not stoping global warming with these fans!
a few hundred of these could have saved queensland from Yasi.
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#25
blibba
by: b82rez
I really want two of these for my H50...but postage to Aus is 70 bucks on the Koolance website. :(
The resulting setup would be huge.

by: bear jesus
I would love some crazy fans like these but most suck down too much power to use any fan controller that is easily available to me.
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3.3A and 40w :eek: are there any fan controllers that can handle a single one of those never mind multiple?
That's a damn good point. How is one supposed to regulate the speed of these things?
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