Sunday, February 6th 2022

Akasa Announces OTTO IP68-rated Fan

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling solutions, has announced the newest additions to their line-up of fans, the OTTO series of IP68 rated 120 mm case fans! The OTTO fans take their name from the swift, swimming otters, with the sleek, water resistant fan blades producing a high airflow to help with removing heat and dust from a computer system.

The fans use auto-industry ergonomic design to help smooth out bumps and vibrations that the fans will endure - the patented anti-vibration structure provides a perfect cushion between the mechanical fan blades and the reinforced fibreglass polymer frame. With an IP-68 classification, the OTTO is practically made for heavy-duty and industrial applications, easily able to sustain the harsher conditions in these environments. The removable frame is ideal for the maintenance and ease of cleaning of the computer system, allowing the life-span to be extended with proper care.
The OTTO series features a three-phase motor located within the fan housing, which provides smoother shifts between the electromagnetic slots, lowering vibrations in the fan and increases its efficiency and longevity. The patented anti-vibration structure along with the included tool-free mounting pins can only mean the most silent operation from a fan—virtually no audible vibrations with Akasa's OTTO series!

Akasa's OTTO SC12 has a Sickle-flow blade design, which produces a finely-tuned P-Q curve for optimising static pressure. This allows more airflow in concentrated spaces, perfect for radiators found in AIO liquid cooling and tower heatsink cooling. Dust and dirt will be unable to settle within these heatsinks, which improves its efficiency and maintenance time.

Akasa's OTTO SF12 has a S-Flow design, which produces better results when put inside a PC case. The P-Q curve is more optimised for airflow, pushing more air through the blades makes it perfect for either an intake or exhaust fan for a PC case. This maximises the performance of the fans, and ensures a healthy airflow within the system without compromising performance.

Pricing and Availability
  • The OTTO SC12 (AK-FN109) and OTTO SF12 (AK-FN110) start at £24.95/€25.95 (prices may vary by reseller).
  • The OTTO SC12 and OTTO SF12 are available to order throughout the UK and Europe.
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12 Comments on Akasa Announces OTTO IP68-rated Fan

#1
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Alright fan nerds, give us the goods on these
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INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
Aww my Noctua Industrials are only IS2 rated….
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Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Wait IP68


Does that mean i can use these as propellers, and/or a watercooling build that's actually under water?
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Ferrum Master
MusselsWait IP68


Does that mean i can use these as propellers, and/or a watercooling build that's actually under water?
IP68 does not mean being submerged under water all the time, it can hold up to certain amount of time(given by the manufacturer).

Either way submerged builds are done in mineral oil not water, then it doesn't matter at all.
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#5
Chomiq
Ferrum MasterIP68 does not mean being submerged under water all the time, it can hold up to certain amount of time(given by the manufacturer).

Either way submerged builds are done in mineral oil not water, then it doesn't matter at all.
Ah, transformer oil builds, the buzz of early 2000's.
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#6
Ferrum Master
ChomiqAh, transformer oil builds, the buzz of early 2000's.
I can already smell it.
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#7
Zubasa
MusselsWait IP68


Does that mean i can use these as propellers, and/or a watercooling build that's actually under water?
IP68 also means they are both dust and liquid resistant.
So these could be useful if someone decided to put a PC in the kitchen /bathroom or something. Might be useful for heavy smokers as well.
Should keep the nasty stuff from gunking up the bearing.
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#8
Tomorrow
ZubasaIP68 also means they are both dust and liquid resistant.
So these could be useful if someone decided to put a PC in the kitchen /bathroom or something. Might be useful for heavy smokers as well.
Should keep the nasty stuff from gunking up the bearing.
Plus removable frame. Makes cleaning a whole lot easier. As someone who has his PC in a living room with open kitchen combo i can confirm that the dust sticks much better and even air compressor is often not enough to remove the smallest particles. Much less compressed air cans that do nothing.
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#9
Shihabyooo
Lol! Submersion resistance in a computer case fan!
If water came anywhere near my computer, the last thing I'd worry about would be the bloody fans!
MusselsDoes that mean i can use these as propellers, and/or a watercooling build that's actually under water?
In addition to Ferrum Master's remark, there's also the question of: Why would you need a fan underwater, err, under oil?

If -for some reason- one needs to create currents in your tank, fans would be a bad choice. Their blades aren't designed to push dense/viscous liquids, but more importantly -since we're talking about packaged units here- their motors can't handle the increased power requirement. Heck! At [quickly checks Google] ~700% the density and ~4000% viscosity, I wonder if they'd spin at all!
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#10
ThaiTaffy
Hmm might be a good fan for my current idea floating around in my head of fitting a server rack between the treads of our stairs(coolest place on a very hot house)
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Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Ferrum MasterIP68 does not mean being submerged under water all the time, it can hold up to certain amount of time(given by the manufacturer).

Either way submerged builds are done in mineral oil not water, then it doesn't matter at all.
Get your logic out of my submarine PC build
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#12
LabRat 891
IP68 in simple layman's terms: you can install and use these as window fans or bathroom vent fans.

In industrial usage, I'd image they expect to see incidental low-temp steam, atomized water, or cnc-coolant droplet exposure, during manufacturing-cleaning-finishing.
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