Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM - Case fan - 120mm


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    NF-A12x25 PWM
  • Warranty:6 Years

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Description

The NF-A12x25 is a highly optimized next-generation 120mm fan that integrates Noctua's latest innovations in aerodynamic engineering in order to achieve an unprecedented level of quiet cooling performance. It takes state-of-the-art technologies such as the AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimization) frame or Flow Acceleration Channels and combines them with a record tight tip clearance of only 0.5mm, which is made possible by using the novel Sterrox liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) compound as well as a metal-reinforced motor hub and axis for ultimate precision. Following the approach of Noctua's A-series, the NF-A12x25 is a true all-rounder that yields superb results in all types of usage, regardless of whether it's in low-impedance, airflow-oriented applications such as case cooling, or high-impedance, pressure-demanding scenarios such as on heatsinks and watercooling radiators. The 4-pin PWM version supports fully automatic speed control via PWM fan headers and comes with a Low-Noise Adaptor to reduce the maximum speed from 2000 to 1700rpm. Its superior efficiency, cutting-edge construction and pioneering materials make it an elite choice for the most discerning demands.

  • Next-generation performance
  • Highly optimized P/Q curve for all applications
  • Excellent on-application acoustics
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
  • Ultra-tight tip clearance
  • Metal-reinforced motor hub
  • Sterrox liquid-crystal polymer compound
  • AAO frame
  • Stepped Inlet Design
  • Inner Surface Microstructures
  • Integrated anti-vibration pads
  • Anti-vibration gasket for watercooling radiators
  • SSO2 bearing
  • Metal bearing shell
  • Custom-designed PWM IC with SCD
  • Smooth Commutation Drive 2
  • Low-Noise Adaptor

  • Next-generation performance
    Noctua's 120mm fans such as the NF-F12 and NF-S12A are renowned as being among the best on the market and have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. With its further improved efficiency and novel, state-of-the-art engineering, the NF-A12x25 represents another step up in performance and manufacturing.
  • Highly optimized P/Q curve for all applications
    The NF-A12x25's sophisticated aerodynamic design allows for a pressure to airflow (P/Q) curve that is extremely strong in the critical mid-section. This means that the NF-A12x25 is a true jack-of-all-trades with excellent performance in both static pressure demanding and airflow demanding applications.
  • Excellent on-application acoustics
    While many fans produce unpleasant, high-pitched noises when installed in typical applications such as on heatsinks or radiators, the NF-A12x25 has been carefully fine-tuned for optimal on-application acoustics. It produces a smooth, pleasant frequency profile and surprisingly low sound pressure levels (SPL) when working against back pressure.
  • Flow Acceleration Channels
    The NF-A12x25 impeller features suction side Flow Acceleration Channels. By speeding up the airflow at the crucial outer blade regions, this measure reduces suction side flow separation and thus leads to better efficiency and lower vortex noise.
  • Ultra-tight tip clearance
    The NF-A12x25 has a record tight tip clearance (distance between the blade tips and the inside of the frame) of only 0.5mm. This highly ambitious design sets a new benchmark for 120mm fans and helps the NF-A12x25 to work more efficiently against back pressure, such as on heatsinks or radiators, by reducing leak flows through the gap between impeller and frame.
  • Metal-reinforced motor hub
    The centerpiece of the NF-A12x25's motor hub is made entirely from steel and the axle mount is reinforced with an additional brass structure. In combination, both measures ensure ultimate precision and increased stability in the critical hub area.
  • Sterrox liquid-crystal polymer compound
    The NF-A12x25's impeller is made from Noctua's novel Sterrox liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) compound that features extreme tensile strength, an exceptionally low thermal expansion coefficient and damping characteristics that are ideal for reducing resonance and vibration phenomena in advanced fan-blade designs.
  • AAO frame
    Noctua's AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimization) frames feature integrated anti-vibration pads as well as Noctua's proprietary Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures, both of which further refine the fan's performance/noise efficiency.
  • Stepped Inlet Design
    Noctua's Stepped Inlet Design adds turbulence to the influx in order to facilitate the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow, which reduces tonal intake noise, improves flow attachment and increases suction capacity, especially in space-restricted environments.
  • Inner Surface Microstructures
    With the tips of the fan blades plowing through the boundary layer created by the Inner Surface Microstructures, flow separation from the suction side of the blades is significantly suppressed, which results in reduced blade passing noise and improved airflow and pressure efficiency.
  • Integrated anti-vibration pads
    Integrated anti-vibration pads made from extra-soft silicone minimize the transmission of minute vibrations while maintaining full compatibility with all standard screws and other mounting systems.
  • Anti-vibration gasket for watercooling radiators
    The NF-A12x25 includes a silicone gasket that can be used when installing the fan on watercooling radiators or other applications that benefit from a tighter seal with the fan. The gasket helps to damp minute vibrations and to reduce air loss between the fan and the radiator for optimal cooling performance.
  • SSO2 bearing
    The NF-A12x25 features the further optimized second generation of Noctua's renowned, time-tested SSO bearing. With SSO2, the rear magnet is placed closer to the axis to provide even better stabilization, precision and durability.
  • Metal bearing shell
    In order to guarantee the highest possible degree of manufacturing precision, minimum tolerance and excellent long-term stability, the NF-A12x25 sports a CNC milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.
  • Custom-designed PWM IC with SCD
    Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the fan uses Noctua's custom-designed NE-FD1 PWM IC that integrates Smooth Commutation Drive (SCD) technology. By providing smoother torque impulses, SCD suppresses PWM switching noises and thus makes the fan quieter at low speeds.
  • Smooth Commutation Drive 2
    The latest version of Noctua's advanced Smooth Commutation Drive system ensures superb running smoothness by eliminating torque variations and switching noises. This makes the fan remarkably quiet even at very close distances.
  • Low-Noise Adaptor
    The NF-A12x25 PWM is supplied with a Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.) that reduces the maximum fan speed from 2000 to 1700rpm. The L.N.A. can be used either to run the fan at a fixed speed of 1700rpm or to cap the maximum speed when using automatic PWM control.

Main Specifications

Product Description Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM case fan
Manufacturer Warranty 6-year warranty
Features Pulse-width modulation (PWM) support
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12 cm x 12 cm x 2.5 cm
Product Type Case fan
Package Content Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), Y-Split cable, 4 vibration isolators, extension cable (30 cm), fan screws
Fan Bearing SSO2 bearing
Noise Level 22.6 dBA
Fan Height 25 mm
Rotation Speed 450-2000 rpm
Power Connector 4-pin fan connector
Fan Diameter 120 mm
Air Flow 60.1 cfm
Rated Voltage 12 V

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  • Extended Specifications

  • General
    Product Type Case fan
    Package Content Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), Y-Split cable, 4 vibration isolators, extension cable (30 cm), fan screws
    Width 12 cm
    Depth 12 cm
    Height 2.5 cm
    Heatsink & Fan
    Fan Diameter 120 mm
    Fan Height 25 mm
    Fan Bearing SSO2 bearing
    Rotation Speed 450-2000 rpm
    Air Flow 60.1 cfm
    Air Pressure 2.34 mm
    Noise Level 22.6 dBA
    Power Connector 4-pin fan connector
    Rated Voltage 12 V
    Rated Current 0.14 A
    Power Consumption 1.68 W
    Features Pulse-width modulation (PWM) support
    Miscellaneous
    Mounting Kit Included
    MTBF 150,000 hour(s)

  • Warranty
  • Manufacturer WarrantyService & Support Limited warranty - 6 years