Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Spire Introduces X2 Nano-Tech Bearing Fan Series

Spire is proud to introduce its new X2 branded fan series with Nano-Tech bearing. X2 fans with Nano-bearing offer a more silent, reliable and durable solution for the most demanding situations.

Traditional fans with oil seal bearings have serious wear with a relatively short service life as the bearings can easily overheat which results the impeller jamming or pcb overheating. X2 Nano-Tech fans are made from nano-zirconia powder as main material and a collocating special nano-particles lubricant to guarantee an exponentially longer life. The average service life is more than 70,000 HRS.

The Nano-bearings are considerably quieter than Ball-bearings (2-3dBA) and they are also far easier to assemble. Another advantage is that the impeller's centre can be much smaller, which means that the fan blades can be made larger which increase the air flow. X2 Nano-Tech fans are equipped with soft anti-vibration corners that can easily be removed if required for custom fitting. For example when building into the front of a chassis with limited space, just pull out the rubber corners and mount the fan with standard self-tapping screws. X2 Nano-Tech fans are available in sizes 140mm, 120mm, 92mm, 80mm with PWM and/or LED in blue or red colors.

Features:
  • Less friction, easy start up
  • Silent (less noise than sleeve/hydro- and ball-bearing fans)
  • Lower start voltage at 3.8V+ where generic fans start from 5V+
  • Curved fan blade design for higher air pressure
  • Longer life time, 70.000 up to 80.000 life hours
  • Easy release of fan motor and impeller for dust cleaning
  • Removable soft anti -vibe corners (silicon rubber material)
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty
MSRP:
  • 140mm (w LED & PWM) USD 21.99 / EURO 16.95
  • 140mm (w/o LED & PWM) USD 17.99 / EURO 13.95
  • 120mm (w LED & PWM) USD 17.99 / EURO 13.95
  • 120mm (w/o LED & PWM) USD 12.99 / EURO 9.95
  • 92mm (w/o LED & PWM) USD 10.99 / EURO 8.95
  • 80mm (w/o LED & PWM) USD 9.99 / EURO 7.95
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11 Comments on Spire Introduces X2 Nano-Tech Bearing Fan Series

#1
Tannhäuser
Now some SLIM 140mm fans (with blue lights) and we're friends, Spire!
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#2
Protagonist
Does it have 4pin? I want one, the silence is what i like the most.

And where can i find one 120mm?
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#3
Chaitanya
by: st.bone
Does it have 4pin?
clarify what kind of 4-pin connector you are expecting? these are PWM fans so all the fans have a 4pin connector which is found on most modern day motherboards.
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#6
natr0n
I love fans. preferably low priced.
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#7
SeventhReign
Quiet, Decent Pressure. Good Rad fan. Not the most attractive, but thats personal taste.
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#8
DoomDoomDoom
1) Go to the TPU main page
2) Find this article
3) Click one of the pictures in the news article
4) Hold the left or right arrow key on your keyboard
5) Be amused for 3 seconds

Seriously though, these are nice fans. Wouldn't mind a few as replacements for my orange w/white LED Xigs.
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#10
terrastrife
They're just stating 2-3dBa quieter than traditional ball bearings. Motor design and quality is more important when it comes to noise signature these days, the bearing type has little value on this. Some fans have a much lower tone, humm, hiss, etc. 16dBa can be considered everyday silent, comparable to background noise.
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#11
Meizuman
by: DoomDoomDoom
1) Go to the TPU main page
2) Find this article
3) Click one of the pictures in the news article
4) Hold the left or right arrow key on your keyboard
5) Be amused for 3 seconds

Seriously though, these are nice fans. Wouldn't mind a few as replacements for my orange w/white LED Xigs.
You silly man! :p

Seriously though, here are the specs for the 120mm model.

Datasheet

[TABLE]UPC/EAN Code 6943051205991
Package size 150*28*160mm
Package weight 181g
Package type Retail colour box
Dimensions 120X120X25 mm
Fan Colour Transparent black fan + Blue LED's
Bearing Nano precision bearing
Rated speed 600~1500 rpm
Rated power 1.44 W
Rated Voltage 12V
Noise level 10.0~20.0 dBA
Air flow 62.53CFM MAX.
Current 0.18 A
Connector 4 PIN PWM (MOLEX: 2510)
Static Pressure 1.76mm-H2O
MTBF 70,000 HRS
Application Replacement Case fan, PSU or CPU cooler fan
Operating Temperature °C (-10 to 70)
Storage Temperature °C (-40 to 70)
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years
Nett weight ( fan only ) 151 g
Accessories 4 pcs nuts and bolts
MSRP $17,99 / € 13,95[/TABLE]

And here is some review
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