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Spécialement conçu pour les environnements industriels exigeants imposant un haut niveau de performance de refroidissement et de sécurité et devant répondre à des contraintes de protection spécifiques, le NF-A14 industrialPPC (Protected Performance Cooling) offre plus de puissance et de robustesse que le modèle Retail original qui a participé à la renommée de la marque. Grâce aux performances aérodynamiques exceptionnelles de son design et à l’utilisation d’un tout nouveau moteur avec alimentation triphasée, le NF-A14 industrialPPC délivre un flux d’air ainsi qu’un niveau de pression supérieurs tout en maintenant un niveau sonore ainsi qu’une consommation modérés comparés aux modèles haut rendement équivalents du marché. Son châssis en polyamide renforcé fibre de verre ainsi que le niveau certifié de protection contre l’eau et la poussière dont il bénéficie, permettent au NF-A14 industrialPPC de s’intégrer parfaitement aux environnements exigeants. Le roulement bénéficiant de la technologie SSO2 Bearing bénéficie d’un MTBF de plus de 150.000 heures. Fort d’une fiabilité reconnue et assorti d’une garantie constructeur de 6 ans, le NF-A14 industrialPPC constitue le choix idéal pour les applications les plus extrêmes imposant un flux d’air accru ainsi qu’une fiabilité sans concession.
Détails
NF-A14 : un design éprouvé et plébiscité

NF-A14 : un design éprouvé et plébiscité

Bénéficiant de plus de 100 récompenses et recommandations de la part de la Presse internationale, le NF-A14 s'est imposé comme LA solution haut de gamme pour les besoins en ventilation 140mm. Son efficacité reconnue a su convaincre des dizaines de milliers de clients du monde entier.
Version industrialPPC - 2000 tr./min.

Version industrialPPC - 2000 tr./min.

Grâce à une vitesse de rotation élevée (2000 tr./min.), le NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 apporte un gain significatif de performance par rapport aux 1500 tr./min. du modèle retail. Bénéficiant des optimisations de la gamme industrialPPC (châssis en polyamide renforcée, système avancée de protection), ce modèle est le choix idéal pour les environnements industriels exigeants.
Moteur tri-phasé

Moteur tri-phasé

Alors que la plupart des ventilateurs axiaux utilisent des moteurs mono-phasés avec 4 bornes, les ventilateurs industrialPPC de Noctua sont équipés d'un moteur tri-phasé avec 6 bornes ce qui assure une transition plus souple entre les bornes et garantit donc un fonctionnement global plus en douceur, une réduction significative des vibrations et ainsi qu'un rendement énergétique sans précédent.
Un rendement énergétique de haut vol

Un rendement énergétique de haut vol

Alors que le traditionnel NF-A14, avec ses 1500 tr./min., est le ventilateur 140mm offrant un des meilleurs rendements énergétiques du marché sur sa catégorie, le moteur tri-phasé qui équipe la version industrialPPC apporte un réduction de consommation de 10% à vitesse comparée (2000 tr./min.).
Construction en polyamide renforcée fibre de verre

Construction en polyamide renforcée fibre de verre

La turbine ainsi que le cadre des ventilateurs industrialPPC Noctua sont entièrement composés de polyamide renforcée fibre de verre. Ce procédé procure une robustesse et une résistance encore meilleures comparées aux ventilateurs Noctua standards en PBT renforcé fibre de verre.
Conforme à la norme IP52 (protection contre l'eau et la poussière)

Conforme à la norme IP52 (protection contre l'eau et la poussière)

Grâce au revêtement spécial recouvrant le moteur et le circuit imprimé, le NF-A14 industrialPPC répond aux exigences de la norme de protection IP52. Ce niveau de protection garantit non seulement que ce modèle possède une excellente résistance aux dépôts de poussière mais résiste aussi aux gouttes d'eau éventuelles (l'équivalent de 3mm de pluie par minutes).
Canalisateurs de flux (Flow Acceleration Channels)

Canalisateurs de flux (Flow Acceleration Channels)

La turbine des NF-A14 est munie de canalisateurs de flux sur la face succion du ventilateur. L'accélération du flux générée aux extrémités des pales permet de créer une succion plus massive, moins dispersée, et accroit ainsi l'efficacité tout en réduisant les perturbations sonores liées aux vortex.
Cadre AAO

Cadre AAO

Les cadres AAO (Advanced Acoustic Optimisation) de Noctua sont équipés de silentblocs anti-vibrations et bénéficie d'optimisations exclusives permettant de repousser encore plus loin les limites de la performance et du silence : Stepped Inlet Design and Inner Surface Microstructures.
Conception en escalier de l'admission

Conception en escalier de l'admission

La conception en escalier de l'admission de Noctua ajoute une turbulence au flux entrant permettant ainsi un passage progressif d'un flux laminaire à un flux turbulent. Ce phénomène réduit les émissions sonores initiales, améliore la cohésion du flux et augmente la capacité de succion en particulier dans les environnements où l'espace fait défaut.
Conduit de contournement à microstructures

Conduit de contournement à microstructures

Les extrémités des pales évoluant à proximité de la surface intérieure du conduit (caractérisée par la présence d'une microstructure), la séparation des flux qui s'opère au niveau de la succion est quasi inexistante. Cette optimisation permet de réduire les émissions sonores liées au mouvement des pales, améliore le flux d'air ainsi que le niveau de pression.
Silentblocs anti-vibration intégrés

Silentblocs anti-vibration intégrés

Les silentblocs anti-vibration intégrés, fabriqués à base de silicone extra souple, amoindrissent la transmission des micro-vibrations tout en assurant une parfaite compatibilité avec les systèmes de fixation et les agrafes pour ventilateurs de ventirads.
Roulement SSO2 Bearing

Roulement SSO2 Bearing

Le NF-A14 industrialPPC est équipé de la seconde génération des célèbres roulements Noctua SSO Bearing, qui bénéficie des dernières avancées technologiques. Au cœur du SSO2, l'aimant est encore plus proche de l'axe, offrant ainsi une meilleure stabilité, précision et longévité.
Coussinets en métal

Coussinets en métal

En vue d'assurer une qualité optimale de fabrication, une bonne longévité et stabilité, le NF-A14 industrialPPC est doté d'un roulement CNC usiné en cuivre massif.
Garantie constructeur de 6 ans

Garantie constructeur de 6 ans

La réputation des ventilateurs Noctua n'est plus à faire tant pour leur qualité que pour leur étonnante longévité. Comme pour tous les modèles Noctua, le NF-A14 industrialPPC bénéficie d'un MTTF de plus de 150 000 heures et jouit d'une garantie fabricant totale de 6 ans.
Modifications optionnelles pour les clients industriels

Modifications optionnelles pour les clients industriels

Afin de répondre aux attentes des clients industriels, divers accessoires, options, packagings sur-mesure et certifications sont disponibles sur demande. Voici quelques exemples : versions 24v, connecteurs et vitesses spécifiques, longueurs de câbles différentes, certifications UL ou TÜV. Nous restons à votre écoute pour toutes vos demandes spécifiques sur-mesure !
NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000
Spécifications ventilateur
Dimensions
140x140x25 mm
Espacement des orifices de fixation
124,5x124,5 mm
Branchement
3-Pin
Type roulements
Géométrie des pales
Technologie du cadre
AAO
Vitesse de rotation (+/-10%)
2000 RPM
Niveau sonore
31,5 dB(A)
Pression statique
4,18 mm H₂O
Puissance consommée max.
2,16 W
Ampérage max.
0,18 A
Tension
12 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
Volume de livraison
  • Ventilateur
  • 4 vis de fixation
Garantie
6 ans
Ingress Protection
IP52
Matériau
Polyamide renforcée fibre de verre
Type de moteur
NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000
A-Series fans
Video Reviews
The following video reviews have not been created by Noctua. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the videos lies entirely with the authors.
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12.05.2016 // Hardware.Info
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

The efficiency test, in which we test what the airflow is at a set noise level of 30 dB(A), is in our opinion the most important, because we prefer to see coolers that are silent and cool well. The best ones are the Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 140mm IP67 PWM and the Noiseblocker NB eLoop 140mm 1200 rpm PWM, which produce 32.7 cfm at 30 dB(A). The first one is relatively expensive, but aimed at industrial application and moreover waterproof.
Verdict du test: "The most efficient and thus "best" 140mm fans are the Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 140mm IP67 PWM and the Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 140mm 1200rpm PWM. Both deserve an Ultimate award." (Farzin Parham, Hardware.Info)
27.01.2015 // DDWorld.cz
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

REDUX verze stále o parník překonávají provozní kvalitou drtivou většinu ventilátorové produkce. Přitom pořád nabízejí 6 let záruky, vynikající výkon při nízké hlučnosti a zkrátka se musíte obejít bez nejnovějších vychytávek a rozsáhlého příslušenství (musíte si vybrat napevno danou verzi s otáčkami a PWM). Jenže finanční úspora je také velká. Běžně jsou REDUX verze o 120-150 korun levnější, než jejich hnědé luxusnější verze, což už je pro řadu uživatelů dost znatelná úspora. V případě nákupu tří kusů 120mm hnědých modelů NF totiž zaplatíte tolik (1500 korun), že za to máte 4 kusy REDUX verze a to už se při osazování skříně u mnohých prostě počítá. Ovšem právě jen do skříní bych ty REDUX verze doporučil (na to jsou i určeny). Pokud je chcete na chladič CPU, či výměník vodního chlazení, na to jsou tu speciálně optimalizované ty hnědé modely a vyplatí se do nich jít. Pokud jde o ty IndustrialPPC model. Pro drtivou většinu domácích uživatelů nebudou zajímavé. Jsou hlučné. Ale to je vlastně jejich jediná nevýhoda a je to vyváženo ohromným průtokem vzduchu a tedy obrovským výkonem, při TOP kvalitě zpracování, zvýšené odolnosti proti vlhkosti a prachu a záruce dlouhé životnosti. Cena je ovšem hodně vysoká (stojí o 130-140 korun víc než hnědé verze). Ale pokud vám jde předně o ten výkon a chcete si být jisti, že vám to i chvíli vydrží, nemůžete s nimi udělat chybu. Jsou opravdu famózně výkonné. Strčte je na výměník vodního chlazení a poskytnou vám maximální účinek - ale nepočítejte s tím, že budou tiché.
Verdict du test: "Obě nové řady jsou velmi vítaným zpestřením nabídky ventilátorů." (Jan Stach, DDWorld.cz)
09.12.2014 // Hardware-360
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

Overall, these new Noctua IndustrialPPC fans are quite capable and surprisingly will not drive you crazy with the noise despite the higher RPM. The NF-A14 in particular is remarkably quiet for a fan spinning at 2000RPM. The Higher RPMs also provide users with much more range in high performance systems compared to the standard Noctua fans which are more approriate at lower RPM ranges. As usual, the only downside is that these Noctua IndustrialPPC fans cost more than the competition and despite lacking extras out of the box, a long 6-year warranty from Noctua more than makes up for it. Besides, the Ingress Protection ratings for these fans are impressive.
Verdict du test: "Both the NF-F12 and NF-A14 IndustrialPPC fans from Noctua receive the Hardware 360 Editor’s Choice award." (Ron Perillo, Hardware-360)
11.11.2014 // FunkyKit.com
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

So if the coffee and cream color of Noctua's fans were the only thing holding you back from enjoying the highest quality in cooling components for your computer, well jump up for joy cause the new colors offered by Noctua are awesome. With the added benefit of style, no quality was sacrificed and these line of fans performed well and a few of them at max RPM could barely be heard over the ambient noise. The braided cables are nice touch also. The fans carry a 6-year warranty offered by Noctua. These fans perform exceptionally well and look good while doing so. These fans move massive amounts of air and achieve very reasonable dB levels at maximum RPM.
Verdict du test: "The new colors offered by Noctua are fantastic. The Redux models are premium quality, quiet and priced competitively. The industrialPPC models are heavy duty models that will meet the demands of the most extreme conditions." (Chris McCart, FunkyKit.com)
16.10.2014 // OverclockersClub.com
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

The first, the redux line, is taking its naming very literally. The redux line is reaching to the back of the top shelf, dusting off all of the oldies but goldies, and re-releasing them as a baseline product to catch the attention of the more economically inclined. However, there is one twist. A brand new, and long overdue, color scheme update. The new redux models are all coming in a light/dark contrast gray, paying homage to the original light/dark contrast brown that was their roots. Now, I know what you're thinking, "why older, out of date fans?". My answer is simple: Though the models are older, they are also what put Noctua where they are today and should not be underestimated. [...] The grand finale is the industrialPPC series. There are not likely fans at the 140mm size that can match these thermal killing speed demons. They are an overclocker's dream. Throw a couple of these at a water cooler and heat dissipation will never be better. At nearly 50 Celsius I had nothing but head room for additional overclocking.
Verdict du test: "All of these fans are great, even if it is their second unveiling. I think that with the release of the industrialPPC and the redux, Noctua has every base covered. Easy to please base users who don't have much need for insane power or quiet, sound enthusiasts who need to work with little to no sound, and those who have a need for speed to keep their CPUs from frying during heavy overclocking." (Allen Woo, OverclockersClub.com)
06.09.2014 // modding.fr
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

La gamme Industrial PPC s’inspire de deux ventilateurs, à savoir le NF-F12 et le NF-A14. Donc sans conteste le haut de gamme de chez Noctua. Conçues pour un environnement industriel, ils sont dotés d’un châssis en polyamide renforcé fibre de verre. Ils embarquent un moteur avec alimentation triphasée, ce qui assure un fonctionnement plus souple, génère moins de vibration et accroît le rendement énergétique. De part sa protection à la poussière et à l’eau, cette gamme répond aux normes de protection IP 52. Noctua propose dans cette série, des ventilateurs répondant aux normes IP67. Mais aussi des ventilateurs avec prise 3-pins ou prise 4-pins PWM. Ils tournent à 2000 tr/min soit 500 tr/min de plus que les versions classiques. La marque propose même une vitesse de rotation à 3000 tr/min! Le circuit PWM est associé au circuit intégré NE-FD2 PWM IC. Le câble est revêtu d’une gaine tressée très serrée ne laissant pas apparaître la couleur des fils, il mesure 400 mm. Tout comme la gamme Redux, point de bundle excessif… rien que le nécessaire : 4 vis. Du gris on passe au noir mat avec des silentblocs d’une couleur marron plus prononcée que la gamme classique. Ils bénéficient tous d’une garantie de 6 ans.
Verdict du test: "Du coté de la série Industrial PPC, on tape un cran au-dessus avec déjà des ventilateurs qui sont dans le haut de gamme de Noctua! avec du coup une orientation refroidissement radiateur (aircooling ou watercooling) Tout est renforcé!!! la structure avec l’utilisation de Polyamide renforcé fibre de verre (versus PBT), le moteur avec un tri-phasé (versus mono-phasé) et une norme qui répond aux exigences IP 52 voire IP 67." (Bertrand Curras, modding.fr)
30.07.2014 // HiTechLegion.com
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

There are a lot of enthusiasts out there that are going to be very excited about the prospect of getting Noctua quality in a color that they can fit into their scheme. There is good reason for this, as Noctua fans are one of the few components on the market that actually live up to their incredible reputation. While there is a growing number of quality fans out there, in terms of build quality, noise and performance, absolutely no other manufacturer matches Noctua across the board. They are simply that good. Now, for the first time they are starting to get aesthetics to match. The Redux series doesn’t actually bring anything new to the table aside from the gray color. In this case, that is a good statement. Essentially, these are NF-S12A and NF-P14 series fans with a new color scheme. I could go on about exactly how good these two series are, but at this point it would be redundant, as it has been discussed at length so many times previously. What you are getting is a color option on arguably the finest fans ever made for case and CPU cooler usage, that also do quite well on radiators.
Verdict du test: "While the Redux holds to the high established standards set by Noctua, the PPC series sets new ones. Both series come with the highest recommendation and are recipients of Hi Tech Legion’s Editor’s Choice Award." (George Cella, HiTechLegion.com)
27.07.2014 // Vortez.net
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

Noctua has extended their fan line into radiator territory - these are powerful fans with the right form factor for rads. The relatively low prices, the ruggedness, the standard IP52 protection, the availability of IP67 protection, the long MTBF and the low, low current draw of these fans make them perfect for industrial uses as well. Finally, the color change is just what a number of people have asked for. And Noctua did not stop with increasing their 1500 RPM fans to 2000. The 3000 RPM models are where the industrialPPC fans really shine. With a simple 50% rise in output, these fans really punch out the air, both in flow and with pressure. The NF-A14 iPPC-3000 more than doubles its static pressure as it moves from 2000 RPM to 3000.
Verdict du test: "Noctua has taken their game to a whole new level by introducing a superb product which is packed full of value. After our findings we are pleased to hand out our Elite Award." (Ed Hume, Vortez.net)
08.07.2014 // CoolingTechnique.com
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

+ eccellente qualità costruttiva
+ struttura solida rinforzata con fibra di vetro
+ rinforzo in acciaio del coperchio motore
+ cavi sleevati
+ molex di connessione in tinta
+ antivibrazionali angolari
+ motore estremamente efficiente e lineare
+ controllo PWM proprietario
+ ottimizzazione dei flussi pre e post pala
+ basse emissioni acustiche in funzione dei CFM
+ alte pressioni statiche
+ vibrazioni sostanzialmente nulle
+ timbro di emissione spostato su frequenze fuori dal filtro A
Verdict du test: "Assolutamente fuori dagli schemi risultano invece le industrialPPC che con un prezzo di vendita al dettaglio di circa 26 e 28€ iva inclusa vi danno prestazioni, il top della tecnologia e una sicurezza di funzionamento a lungo termine che ben pochi altri possono garantirvi; se non avete limiti di budget fiondatevi diretti su di loro senza nemmeno consultare gli altri listini." (Damiano Villa, CoolingTechnique.com)
26.06.2014 // Conseil Config
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NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 test

La gamme IndustrialPPC se caractérise par des ventilateurs étudiés pour des environnements industriels demandant un refroidissement conséquent dans des conditions qui peuvent être difficiles, beaucoup de poussière ou des risques d'éclaboussures.
Verdict du test: "Conçue pour la performance et la solidité avant tout, cette gamme s'oriente vers une utilisation dans un cadre industriel ou pour les fanas de performance. Si vous cherchez des ventilateurs pour refroidir votre processeur, que seul les performances comptent et que vous ne vous souciez pas du bruit généré alors vous pouvez sans hésiter vous tourner vers un Noctua IndustrialPPC" (Christian Marchini, Conseil Config)

Feuille d'informations (PDF)

Can industrialPPC fans be used with fan controllers and resistor cables (Low-Noise Adaptors)?

Noctua recommends not to use industrialPPC fans with common PC fan controllers, resistor cables (Low-Noise Adaptors) or other devices such as potentiometers that work by applying (variable) resistance rather than actually generating different voltages such as a laboratory power supply does. Due to the higher internal resistance of the industrialPPC fans’ three phase motor, applying additional resistance will cause the fans not to start (e.g. with Low-Noise Adaptors) or to have high starting speeds (e.g. with most common PC fan controllers). Please note that the industrialPPC fans feature starting voltages between 5.5V and 6V and can be run at these voltages on devices such as laboratory power supplies or mainboard fan controllers which actually generate lower voltages rather than applying resistance. Noctua thus recommends to use either PWM or voltage based mainboard fan control or laboratory/industrial power supplies for controlling the speed of industrialPPC fans.

4-pin PWM 3-pin
Mainboard fan control PWM based yes no
Mainboard fan control voltage based yes yes
Resistor cables (Low-Noise Adaptors) no no
Common PC fan controllers no
(high starting speed)
no
(high starting speed)
Laboratory/industrial power supplies yes yes

I get a CPU fan error despite the fan is running!

Some mainboards display a CPU fan error when the fan speed falls below a certain threshold, e.g. 900rpm. If you want to run the fan below this speed (e.g. using the supplied U.L.N.A.), please adjust the threshold in the BIOS or disable CPU fan error warning.

Can I disassemble my fan for cleaning (or other purposes, e.g. painting)?

In order to ensure flawless operation over many years of usage, all Noctua fans come with a premium grade SSO bearing, which is fully sealed to prevent the entering of fine dust particles. Please note that the fan is not designed to be taken apart by the user. Removing the impeller from the frame will break the sealing of the bearing and results in a loss of warranty.

It is thus recommended to clean your fans using a duster, slightly moist tissue or canned air. Please be careful not to use too much force in order to prevent any damage to the fan. Please don’t use a vacuum cleaner as this may apply excessive force to the fan.

Can I paint my Noctua fan in order to change its color?

Since even small variations in the layer of paint can lead to an imbalance of the impeller, resulting in vibrations, higher noise levels, increased stress on the bearing and thus reduced lifespan, we do not recommend painting the fan. Please note that for the reasons stated above, painting the fan will void your warranty.

What pin configuration do Noctua 12V fans use?

All Noctua fans feature the standard pin-configurations set out in the Intel and AMD specifications. These standard pin-configurations are used on most mainboards and fan controllers today:

pin configuration

How can I find out the direction of airflow and sense of rotation?

When looking at the fan so that the circular sticker with the Noctua logo is facing you, the direction of airflow is towards you and the sense of rotation is clockwise:

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How should I clean my Noctua fan?

Fans inside computer cases tend to accumulate dust over longer periods of usage. In order to maintain maximum performance, please clean your fans regularly using a duster, slightly moist tissue or canned air. Please be careful not to use too much force in order to prevent any damage to the fan. Please do not use a vacuum cleaner as this may apply excessive force to the fan and do not put the fan under running water as water residues inside the motor may lead to short circuits.
In order to ensure flawless operation over many years of usage, Noctua’s premium grade SSO bearings are fully sealed to prevent the entering of fine dust particles. Please note that the fan is not designed to be taken apart by the user. Removing the impeller from the frame will break the sealing of the bearing and results in a loss of warranty.

My Noctua 3-pin fan starts to spin when the PC boots but then stops, what is wrong?

Many mainboards are able to automatically regulate the fan speed of 3-pin fan via voltage based measures. However, due to limitations of this method it may occur that the mainboard reduces the voltage so much that the fan stops. To resolve the issue, you can:

  1. Choose a higher fan speed profile in the BIOS (e.g. „normal“ instead of „silent“, etc.) or deactivate automatic fan speed control and use a Low-Noise Adaptor instead.
  2. Use the mainboard‘s fan speed control software or 3rd party tools like Speedfan to regulate the fan speed. Unlike BIOS based fan speed control, the supplied software usually checks whether the fan has stopped and increases voltage accordingly or at least offer more options to set up the fan properly.

Can I use Low-Noise Adaptors with y-cables / multiple fans?

Yes, Low-Noise Adaptors (L.N.A.s) can be used with y-cables, but please make sure to use one L.N.A. per fan and to place the L.N.A.s between the y-cable and the fans as shown below. Never use one L.N.A. for two (or more fans) by placing it between the mainboard and the y-cable!

D15S

Can I use Low-Noise Adaptors for industrialPPC fans?

No, Low-Noise Adaptors are not compatible with Noctua’s industrialPPC series.

Which Noctua 140mm fans are optimised for airflow, which are optimised for static pressure?

Noctua only distinguishes between airflow optimised and pressure optimised fans in its 120mm range (see this page for details). For 140mm fans, there is no such distinction: Both the NF-A14 and the NF-P14 redux models are true all-rounders that provide outstanding levels of airflow and static pressure. Either of them works excellent both for case cooling and for use on radiators and heatsinks.

Which Noctua fan or CPU cooler should I buy? How to choose the right model?

Not sure which Noctua product to buy? Our detailed buying guides for fans and CPU coolers help you to choose the model that works best for you.

Can Noctua fans be used to replace noisy stock fans in NAS devices?

Noctua fans such as the 40, 60, 80 or 92mm NF-A series models are ideal for replacing noisy stock fans in NAS devices in order to make them quieter and thousands of users have managed to significantly reduce the noise levels of their NAS units this way. However, while it is easy and straightforward to replace the fans in some cases, it can be very difficult in others, so Noctua strongly recommends that users carefully research if it is possible to easily replace the fan(s) of their NAS device before purchasing a Noctua fan for this purpose. Some of the common issues that can occur when replacing NAS fans are:

  • Different pin assignment: Whereas Noctua fans use the standardised pin assignment for PC fans (see this FAQ for details), some NAS units use different assignments. For example, some devices have the power and GND or rpm and PWM pins swapped. Therefore please carefully verify that your NAS device uses the same pin assignment as standard fans. Experienced users may also change the pin assignment by cutting and resoldering the fan cables, but please note that this will void your Noctua manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Different pin functions: Noctua fans use the standardised pin functions for PC fans (see this FAQ for details); however, some NAS units use fans where certain pins serve a different function. For example, some devices use the RPM pin for “power good” signals. Therefore please carefully verify that your NAS device uses the same pin functions.
  • Firmware speed control: Some NAS devices demand a certain maximum or minimum fan speed. If the new fan doesn’t have the same or similar maximum or minimum speed, the device may display errors or even shut down.
  • Different starting voltage: Most NAS devices use voltage-based speed control. If the new fan has a higher starting voltage than the original fan, it may not start up right away. This may lead the NAS device to display errors or even shut down because it suspects a fan failure.
  • Different power draw: Some NAS devices monitor the fan’s power draw. If the new fan has a lower power consumption than the stock fan, the device might display errors or even shut down.

Please note that most NAS manufacturers don’t provide detailed documentation regarding fan compatibility and control, so users who want to replace the fans of their devices usually have to rely on “How to” guides, blog and forum posts or video tutorials. For example, there are excellent video tutorials available for changing the fans in popular Synology NAS models (DS416j, DS1515+ and DS1812+ in English, DS416/DS415/DS916/DS216/DS214 and DS1515+ in German). Please also note that fan compatibility and control can vary from model to model and even from revision to revision even if the devices stem from the same manufacturer. As a result, it is important to make sure that the information or guidelines you rely on when replacing your NAS fan are applicable to your specific model as well as your specific hardware and firmware revision.

Due to the possible issues listed above, Noctua recommends that only experienced users attempt to replace their NAS fans. Please note that since there are so many different NAS models and most of them lack documentation for aspects such as fan compatibility and control, Noctua customer support cannot assist you with compatibility issues when replacing NAS fans. Please contact your NAS manufacturer for any questions regarding aspects such as the device’s pin alignment or fan monitoring and control.

Can I use Noctua fans in my system from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo or other major brands?

Noctua 12V fans comply with the established specifications for standard PC systems issued by Intel and AMD. Systems from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo or other major brands often deviate from these specifications e.g. by using proprietary fan headers, custom pin-alignments or pin-configurations, different methods of fan speed control, etc. This can lead to compatibility issues when using Noctua fans in systems from said brands. Some of these problems can be avoided with some technical knowledge, but especially BIOS related issues (e.g. errors or shutdowns due to low fan speed) can often not be resolved. As a result, Noctua does not officially support systems from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo or other major brands.

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