Wednesday, August 19th 2020

Lian Li Launches New Fan Interlocking System with the UNI FAN SL120

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, announces the UNI FAN SL120, an innovative approach to reducing cables by interlocking and daisy-chaining the fans. Designed as 120 mm high static pressure PWM fans with addressable RGB LEDs, the UNI FAN SL120 has a newly patented quick-connect daisy-chaining style system that simplifies cable management and mounting efforts. With up to 16 fans (4 sets of 4) under one fan controller, users can easily create an adapted profile to match their fan speed and synchronized lighting effect needs via the highly intuitive L-Connect software. Available in black or white, the UNI FAN SL120 offers a new premium look with lighting effects that do not compromise on performance.

Focused on giving users more control over fan functionality, the clean and intuitive interface of the L-Connect software provides instant speed and RGB light management for individual fans or simultaneous control over all 4 clusters of fans. With 5 fan speed profiles, 14 lighting effects, and control over each effect's color, brightness, direction, and speed, L-Connect allows full customization of the look and feel of the system. Alternatively, users can choose to sync with the motherboard software via the simple toggle of a switch.
Interconnect to Simplify
Say goodbye to cable clutter and time wasted tightening screws with the new interlocking mechanism of the UNI FAN SL120. Designed to slide and lock, the interlocking mechanism and quick-connect PINs ensure that structural rigidity and power is sustained along the cluster of fans. With its modular approach, power to the fan blades and LEDs is provided by an easy sliding connector, meaning only two cables are necessary to power up to 4 fans. Connected to a hub that can host up to 4 clusters, this means up to 16 fans require only 8 cables, compared to 32 with traditional fans, making cable management a breeze. And since the cluster acts as one, the sturdiness means fewer screws are required to mount the fans securely to the system, saving precious time and avoiding awkward screwing positions during the installation process.

Made to Last and Made with Style
Each PWM high static pressure UNI FAN SL120 offers great performance with speeds ranging between 800 to 1900 rpm at low noise levels thanks to the fluid dynamic bearing technology which provides a thin layer of fluid to support the load of the fan blades. In addition, each fan features a magnet centered at the back to reduce vibrations and noise while in operation. While providing sufficient airflow, the 32 addressable LEDs in each fan provide a smooth customizable lighting effect that shines through the diffuser on each side of the fan, bringing a unique style to PC builds.

Combining style, performance, and creativity, the white and the black UNI FAN SL120 are available for pre-order starting August 19th, 2020, at an MSRP of $79.99 USD for a pack of 3 (fan controller included), and $24.99 USD for the single pack (controller not included). It must be noted that the controller included in the pack of 3 is required to operate the UNI FAN SL120. For more information about the UNI FAN SL120 and a demo of L-Connect, please visit the official product page.
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19 Comments on Lian Li Launches New Fan Interlocking System with the UNI FAN SL120

#1
Caring1
Nice, but if they are serial connected does that mean if the first fan fails they all lose power?
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#2
night.fox
Caring1
Nice, but if they are serial connected does that mean if the first fan fails they all lose power?
I dont think so. I would assume that there is a wire that connect between the connecting pins. It would be stupid of them not to. But it would interesting if one of the reviewers will actually test that
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#3
Arcdar
Actually Looks nice. Hope we'll see a test of them soon.


It would have been great if they'd ship with compability to other Systems - for instance Razor (I have the LianLi Razer case and the only Thing I'm not happy About are the -in General Beautiful- Corsair fans which do not sync with Razer or vice versa) or other manufacturers they already build stuff with. At least, once I upgrade my board, I might be able to sync it via the mobo --- depending on how well this will work of Course :( … Again, lets hope we'll see a test of them soon and not only how well they work (airflow/preasure) but also Usability / ease of Access/use of the (again) proprietary System.
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#4
xkm1948
Hmm, can you put something like a Dyson blade less fan hole there?
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#5
Fleurious
Anything that reduces cables is a welcome change.
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#6
AnarchoPrimitiv
I'm definitely going to be buying the white version as soon as they're available, they'll look perfect in my white build.
Caring1
Nice, but if they are serial connected does that mean if the first fan fails they all lose power?
Even if that were the case, you could just take that first fan and easily make it the last fan, right?
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#7
dj-electric
I do not like the frame to blade ratio on these... at all...
A lot of dead radiator space.

Time to up the game where it matters
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#8
bonehead123
AnarchoPrimitiv
I'm definitely going to be buying the white version as soon as they're available, they'll look perfect in my white build.
I was about to say this same thing, until I saw those stupid grey corner pieces.....that and if the frame part were available seperately, I would be all over this for my future "SnowBlind" build...

But then again:
btarunr
It must be noted that the controller included in the pack of 3 is required to operate the UNI FAN SL120.
A dick move IMHO, so anyone who wants to use this device but already has a controller has to ditch it in favor of this one, wtf ??
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#9
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Waiting for the $60+ price tag.
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#10
kiriakost
I am giving a huge internal battle so to maintain my sanity.
Some one made this concept of several fan in a chain and now every one copying it.

In my last sanity check I have realize that no one actually needs such a product.
Neither a HDD RAID 4 or 5 array with four real Hard drives this will benefit from it.

One VGA with reliable cooling system it can handle the GPU cooling alone.
One CPU performance tower cooler he will also take care of the CPU temperature.

Since the year 2005 all motherboards carry so much copper (in layers ) which this creates a huge cooling block , this eliminating hot spots.
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#11
Toothless
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kiriakost
I am giving a huge internal battle so to maintain my sanity.
Some one made this concept of several fan in a chain and now every one copying it.

In my last sanity check I have realize that no one actually needs such a product.
Neither a HDD RAID 4 or 5 array with four real Hard drives this will benefit from it.

One VGA with reliable cooling system it can handle the GPU cooling alone.
One CPU performance tower cooler he will also take care of the CPU temperature.

Since the year 2005 all motherboards carry so much copper (in layers ) which this creates a huge cooling block , this eliminating hot spots.
Where are you getting HDDs from? This is literally just fans being connected together without wires.
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#12
DeathtoGnomes
Toothless
Waiting for the $60+ price tag.
I'm guessing about $20 more. :shadedshu:
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#13
Caring1
Toothless
Waiting for the $60+ price tag.
Prices are shown at the bottom of the O.P.
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#14
Toothless
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Caring1
Prices are shown at the bottom of the O.P.
I was half right (3-pack)
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#15
kiriakost
Toothless
Where are you getting HDDs from? This is literally just fans being connected together without wires.
Really ? and what are you going to cool-down with them ?
In the end of the day if this thing this is just an accessory for a Lian Li specific case, then why any one of us to bother getting it.
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#17
micropage7
Fleurious
Anything that reduces cables is a welcome change.
everything looks good before those cables take over it
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#18
Toothless
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kiriakost
Really ? and what are you going to cool-down with them ?
In the end of the day if this thing this is just an accessory for a Lian Li specific case, then why any one of us to bother getting it.
It says no where that its Lian-Li case specific. As long as the fans are able to have a physical connection between each other it'll power them.
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#19
NJM1564
xkm1948
Hmm, can you put something like a Dyson blade less fan hole there?
Dyson blade less fans would not fit. The important parts of the fan IE the fan blades are hidden in the base. It's only bladeless as in there are no exposed baldes.
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