Thursday, February 26th 2009

Sharkoon Designs Fans With Modular Cable System

Flexible cable management is now available for fans. At CeBIT Sharkoon will be showcasing a new innovation in fan design: a case fan with modular cable system. The Sharkoon Silent Eagle SE features a 4 pin connector built into the fan's frame and comes with four different cables for connecting the fan to a mainboard, fan controller or power supply. The fan can be used with a CPU cooler or as a case or hard drive fan. The speed of the fan can be controlled via PWM signal or through three different cables directly connected to the power supply. Users can, according to need, choose the connection type, fan speed, and consequently the loudness and purpose for which the fan is used. Sharkoon offers the Silent Eagle SE in 80mm and 120mm.

Four cables are included with the fan, and include a 4-pin PWM cable that can be controlled by the mainboard and three cables with Molex connectors that limit the voltage to 12, 9 or 7 volts. The 30cm long cables are individually labelled and colour coded for easy reference as well as featuring a robust casing. Sharkoon also offers separately a 60cm cable for users with large cases. The Silent Eagle SE operates with an efficient, low-noise motor that provides silent operation under each connection. The 80mm fan has a maximum rotation of 2000 rpm and, depending on rotation, a noise level of between 6.5 and 22 dB(A). The 120mm fan has a maximum rotation of 1200 rpm and maximum loudness of 20.5 dB(A).

For Optimal airflow the fan features the typical Silent Eagle golf ball design. The surface of each blade has countless dimples, lowering resistance and limiting turbulence, in order to reduce noise at all speeds. In addition, the rounded frame helps to increase the flow of air. Included with the fan, in addition to the cables, are four screws to attach the fan or four rubber bolts that further dampen fan vibrations.

End customers will find the Sharkoon Silent Eagle Modular Fan available immediately from authorized retailers for the suggested retail price of 11 euros (80mm) and 13 euros (120mm). The optional 60cm extended cable is available separately for the suggested retail price of 2.49 euros. New for CeBIT: PC Fan with Modular Cable System

Sharkoon Silent Eagle Modular Fan: QuickConnect port with four cables for mainboards (PWM) and power supplies (7, 9 or 12V) / available in 80mm and 120mm / 60cm extended cable available separately / MSRP starting at 11 euros.
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15 Comments on Sharkoon Designs Fans With Modular Cable System

#1
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
very good idea but its just an advancement of what delta is already doing.
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#3
jbunch07
Very good idea with the dimples on the fan blades...look like really nice fans. wonder how much air the push at 2000rpm?
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#4
h3llb3nd4
wonder if they have one that is clear...
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#5
AddSub
Those are some nice looking fans. Innovative too. I hope other manufacturers will pick this up as well. Sharkoon? I believe I've seen their products here and there. Mostly budget cases and such. They are sort of like the European version of Aerocool. Decent quality products and affordable as well.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Huge fan of this idea. With the way most case makers do the fans and the wiring, this will help clean up some unkempt fan wires.
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#7
burtram
I wish more fan makers did this. I get tired of making my own 7v adapters to silence fans.
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#8
Nemesis881
Not a bad idea at all! And yea those dimples help a good bit with the noise factor.

I think I'll stick with my Scythe fans though. They move A LOT of air at low RPM's and are near silent to boot.
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#9
eidairaman1
the fan is nice n all but i did a comparison of their 120 m3/h and converted it to CFM, well 129.7 m3/h = 76.39 CFM at 36 dBA SK SE 1, Where the Antec Tri Cool 120= 79 CFM or 134.124 m3/h at 30 dBA- so this Fan is not exactly the better deal, maybe if they would add more blades to it, now the SE2s charts that you can download via PDF doesnt exactly Specify CFM at max RPM
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#11
Haytch
Ive been doing this to all my fans for years. Its the best way. I prefer to do my own due to the custom length of cables. If this was released years ago i would have went for it :)
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#13
Haytch
by: pr0n Inspector
I bet they are going to rip you off on cables.
ROFL : Cables sold seperately ?
" The optional 60cm extended cable is available separately for the suggested retail price of 2.49 euros. " <--< Is that 2.49eu each ?
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#14
jagass
That's a cool idea...:rockout:
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#15
OnBoard
by: pr0n Inspector
I bet they are going to rip you off on cables.
by: Haytch
ROFL : Cables sold seperately ?
" The optional 60cm extended cable is available separately for the suggested retail price of 2.49 euros. " <--< Is that 2.49eu each ?
"Four cables are included with the fan, and include a 4-pin PWM cable that can be controlled by the mainboard and three cables with Molex connectors that limit the voltage to 12, 9 or 7 volts. The 30cm long cables are individually labelled and colour coded for easy reference as well as featuring a robust casing. Sharkoon also offers separately a 60cm cable for users with large cases."
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