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Tras haber sido galardonado con más de 100 premios y recomendaciones de sitios web y revistas internacionales especializadas, el NF-A15 es uno de los ventiladores Noctua de 140mm más reconocidos y populares. Su marco redondo de 150mm de ancho con agujeros de montaje de 120 mm (espaciamiento de 105 mm) lo convierten en el idóneo para su uso en disipadores de CPU como los populares NH-D15, NH-D15S o NH-U14S. La edición chromax.black.swap combina la característica de refrigeración silenciosa del NF-A15 con un atractivo diseño totalmente negro y un conjunto de almohadillas anti-vibración de color rojo, blanco, azul, verde, amarillo y negro que permiten la personalización del ventilador para que coordine con cada estructura individual. Para una mayor personalización, ofrecemos una amplia gama de accesorios como cables o soportes anti-vibración de colores que se venden por separado. Equipado con el rodamiento Noctua SSO2 de máxima fiabilidad y calidad, más de 150.000 horas de tiempo medio de vida entre fallos (MTTF) y una garantía de fabricación de 6 años, el NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap es la elección perfecta para todos los usuarios que valoran el aspecto individual y personalizado tanto como la calidad y el rendimiento.
Detalles
Diseño NF-A15 galardonado

Diseño NF-A15 galardonado

Tras recibir más de 100 premios y recomendaciones de la prensa internacional, el NF-A15 de Noctua se ha convertido en la mejor y más segura elección para las necesidades de refrigeración de 140 mm. Su reconocida eficiencia ha convencido a decenas de miles de clientes en todo el mundo.
Edición chromax.black.swap

Edición chromax.black.swap

Al ampliar la selección de colores, los ventiladores Noctua de la edición chromax.black.swap puede personalizase si se utilizan las almohadillas anti-vibración que se incluyen así como los cables y soportes anti-vibración opcionales. Esto los convierte en los productos perfectos para los entusiastas que buscan ventiladores de máxima calidad y que, además, pueden conjuntarse en color con los patrones de las estructuras convencionales de colores, como: totalmente negro, blanco y negro o negro y rojo.
Almohadillas anti-vibración de colores

Almohadillas anti-vibración de colores

El NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap incluye 8 almohadillas anti-vibración de cada uno de los siguientes colores: negras, blancas, rojas, azules, verdes y amarillas, que permiten personalizar el ventilador y, así, conjuntarse con otros componentes o patrones de las estructuras convencionales.
Cables de colores, opcionales

Cables de colores, opcionales

Los ventiladores Noctua de la edición chromax utilizan un sistema modular de cableado y vienen equipados con un cable NA-EC1 negro de 30cm completamente enmallado. Para conseguir una coordinación de colores más elegante, pueden adquirirse por separado cables NA-EC1 de 30 cm y de colores blanco, rojo, azul, verde y amarillo más sus correspondientes cables NA-YC1 con forma de Y.
Soportes anti-vibración opcionales de colores

Soportes anti-vibración opcionales de colores

Para complementar las almohadillas anti-vibración de colores que se incluyen con los ventiladores, los usuarios pueden adquirir soportes anti-vibración de la edición chromax NA-SAV2 que permiten una instalación cómoda, rápida y sin vibraciones de los ventiladores en orificios de montaje convencionales para ventiladores de caja.
Marco redondo de 140 mm con un ancho de 150 mm

Marco redondo de 140 mm con un ancho de 150 mm

El NF-A15 está hecho a medida para su uso con modernos disipadores de CPU de alta gama: Al mismo tiempo que su ancho de 150 mm coincide con la de los disipadores de alta gama, su altura de 140 mm hace que no sobrepase la parte superior garantizando así mejor compatibilidad con cajas. Además, los agujeros de montaje estándares de 120 mm del NF-A15 (espaciamiento de 105 mm) resultan en una mejora en rendimiento ideal para ventiladores de caja o de procesador de 120mm.
Flow Acceleration Channels (canales de circulación acelerada)

Flow Acceleration Channels (canales de circulación acelerada)

El rotor del NF-A15 dispone de Flow Acceleration Channels (Canales de Circulación Acelerada) por el lado de succión. Aumentando la velocidad del flujo de aire en las regiones cruciales exteriores de las aspas, esta medida reduce la separación del flujo en el lado de succión y resultando así en una mayor eficiencia y menor ruido de vórtice.
Marco AAO

Marco AAO

Los marcos AAO (optimización acústica avanzada) de Noctua cuentan con almohadillas antivibración integradas, así como con el diseño de entrada paso a paso y las microestructuras de superficie internas (ambos propiedad de Noctua), que perfeccionan aún más la eficiencia sonora y el rendimiento del ventilador.
Diseño de entrada paso a paso

Diseño de entrada paso a paso

El diseño de entrada paso a paso de Noctua añade turbulencia a la entrada de aire para facilitar la transición de flujo laminar a flujo turbulento, lo que reduce el ruido de entrada tonal, mejora la adjunción de flujo e incrementa la capacidad de succión, especialmente en entornos con espacio restringido.
Microestructuras de superficie interna

Microestructuras de superficie interna

Con los extremos de las aspas del ventilador en colisión con la capa límite creada por las Inner Surface Microstructures (microestructuras de superficie interna), la separación del flujo desde el lado de succión de las aspas mengua de forma significativa, lo que resulta en un ruido de paso entre las aspas menor, mejor flujo de aire y mayor eficiencia de presión.
Rodamientos SSO2

Rodamientos SSO2

Los ventiladores de edición chromax disponen de los reconocidos rodamientos SSO de segunda generación, optimizados y comprobados de Noctua. Con los SSO2, el imán posterior está situado más cerca del eje para proporcionar mayor estabilidad, precisión y durabilidad.
Cojinete de metal

Cojinete de metal

Con el fin de garantizar el máximo grado de precisión posible en su fabricación, una tolerancia mínima y una excelente estabilidad a largo plazo, los ventiladores de edición chromax usan un cojinete CNC fresado fabricado totalmente de latón.
PWM IC personalizado con SCD (Unidad de conmutación suave)

PWM IC personalizado con SCD (Unidad de conmutación suave)

Totalmente compatible con el control de velocidad PWM, los ventiladores de edición chromax utilizan el controlador personalizado NE-FD1 PWM IC de Noctua que integra tecnología Smooth Commutation Drive (Unidad de Conmutación Suave-SCD). Al proporcionan impulsos de torsión, la SCD elimina los ruidos en los cambios del PWM, por lo tanto el ventilador es más silencioso a velocidades bajas.
6 años de garantía de fabricación

6 años de garantía de fabricación

Los ventiladores Noctua son conocidos por su magnífica calidad y su destacada durabilidad. Como todos los ventiladores Noctua, los modelos de la edición chromax disponen de un tiempo medio de vida entre fallos (MTBF) de más de 150.000 horas y de una garantía total del fabricante de 6 años.
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap
Especificaciones ventilador
Dimensiones
140x150x25 mm
Espacio entre orificios de montaje
105x105 mm
Conexión
4 pines
Rodamiento
Geometría de las aspas
Tecnología del marco
Velocidad de rotación (+/-10%)
1500 RPM
Velocidad de rotación min. (PWM, +/-20%)
300 RPM
Sonoridad
24,6 dB(A)
Presión estático
2,08 mm H₂O
Potencia max.
1,56 W
Amperaje max.
0,13 A
Voltaje
12 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
Volumen de entrega
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.black
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.blue
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.green
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.red
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.white
  • 8x almohadillas anti-vibración NA-AVP3 chromax.yellow
  • 4x tornillos de ventilador
Garantía
6 años
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap
A-Series fans
chromax by Noctua
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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06.12.2017 // modding.fr
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Noctua étoffe largement sa gamme Chromax et ce n’est pas pour nous déplaire que cette dernière intègre maintenant quelques ventilateurs. Certes les ventilateurs Noctua ont une sacré réputation associant des performances à un niveau sonore relativement bas mais surtout à une très bonne fiabilité. Mais la ou plutôt le duo de couleurs d’origine se révèle être un frein pour des potentiels acheteurs… La gamme Industrial PPC propose d’ors et déjà des ventilateurs arborant une tenue noire, même si les silentblocs restent de couleur marron … Mais c’est surtout leur vitesse de rotation élevée qui engendre un niveau sonore conséquent (même si nous pouvons toujours adapter leur vitesse de par une gestion PWM). Aujourd’hui nous disposons d’un panel de 4 ventilateurs issus de la gamme « classique » des ventilateurs Noctua. [...] La gamme Chromax a débuté avec des silentblocs colorés ainsi que des attaches souples du même ordre. Avec ses nouveaux ventilateurs, Noctua équipe ces derniers d’un lot de silentblocs proposant ainsi chacune des couleurs (Noir, Blanc, Bleu, Rouge, Vert et Jaune). Cependant, mis à part le NF-A15 HS PWM, nous n’avons qu’un jeu de 4 silentblocs de chaque couleur ne permettant d’équiper qu’une seule face du ventilateur. Alors, avons nous besoin d’équiper les 8 coins du ventilateur avec la même couleur? Ou pouvons nous simplement mettre les noirs du coté radiateur et laisser la couleur sur la face opposée? La question reste dans le domaine esthétique et donc totalement subjective… Il reste que Noctua propose toujours à la vente séparée les kits NA-SAVP1 contenant 16 silentblocs de même couleur. On apprécie le système de câblage modulaire présent sur cette nouvelle gamme de ventilateurs. Cela permet de troquer l’extension de couleur noire incluse dans le bundle par une extension (NA-SEC1) adoptant la couleur des silentblocs que l’on a choisi de mettre en place. Voire de mettre directement en place l’adaptateur en Y que propose les kits NA-SYC1, utile dans le cas d’un ventirad comportant deux ventilateurs. La cerise sur le gâteau du geek est que la gamme Chromax propose aussi d’habiller deux des nombreux ventirads Noctua : NH-U12S et NH-D15 et les versions qui se déclinent de ses produits. Car il est un « défaut » esthétique qu’ont tous en commun ces ventirads, c’est l’extrémité des caloducs qui émergent de la dernière ailette… Avec le carénage que propose Chromax, on habille littéralement le radiateur d’une robe noire ou blanche avec ou sans petites touches de couleur. On peut même laisser libre cours à notre imagination pour remettre une seconde couche de peinture sur la base poudrée dont est revêtue la structure en aluminium, histoire de pousser encore plus loin la personnalisation !!! Amis artistes, à vos pinceaux… On rajoute que le montage est simple tout en étant efficace donc que du bon.
Resultado del análisis: "Après quelques « hésitations » en nous présentant sa gamme Redux ou Industrial, Noctua élargit sa gamme Chromax à quelques uns de ses ventilateurs en les habillant d’une robe entièrement noire ! Mais on ne s’arrête pas là car cette gamme Chromax touche aussi des câbles ainsi que certains ventirad…." (Bertrand Curras, modding.fr)
11.11.2017 // Overclock3D.net
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Well, it's been a long time coming, but Noctua have finally realised that not everybody loves the plain aluminium aesthetic of their heat sinks, and the diarrhea brown coupled with prosthetic limb beige of their standard fans. yes it's taken a while, but my God have they hit the ball out of the park with the Chromax Range. You can now get black, white and colour swap Black heat sink covers for the top end Noctua Heat sinks, as well as their leading fans in black with a choice of colour coordinating anti vibration pads. Not only that, but you can top off the whole buiild with a choice of six colours for fan splitter and fan extension cables. We're not expecting the products in the range to be dirt cheap, but what we have learned is that with Noctua, you get the quality you pay for, so yeah, the fans may cost a few quid more than your average fan, but it is, after all, a Noctua fan.
Resultado del análisis: "Thanks Noctua, Thanks a bunch!" (Gary Wain, Overclock3D.net)
22.01.2018 // PC Ekspert
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Klasična Noctua kakvu smo poznavali prije pojave Chromax proizvoda je bila smeđa i kromirana, a sada je s ovim što novim, što osvježenim proizvodima unijela više živosti u svoju ponudu. Sa svim ovim dodacima moguće su razne kombinacije i modderi će konačno doći na svoje, kao i svi oni koji su samo htjeli crne ventilatore za kućišta i radijatore. Da se nas pita, za U12S ili D15 bi bili dovoljni samo crni ventilatori, crni pokrovi i crni kabeli, no nema ništa loše i u svim ovim ostalim kombinacijama.
Resultado del análisis: "Noctua je poslušala želje kupaca i predvidjela neke pa su ponudili dovoljno boja za razne kombinacije i sve ukuse." (Krešimir Matanović, PC Ekspert)
30.12.2017 // Le Comptoir du Hardware
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Noctua ne succombe pas encore à l'appel du RGB, mais trouve le moyen d'apporter de la couleur à ses créations. La marque autrichienne avait amorcé son virage avec les ventilateurs des séries IndustrialPPC et Redux, aux cadres noirs ou gris, bien plus séduisants. Elle continuait cette percée en lançant timidement les premiers éléments de la gamme Chromax il y a deux ans. Si, rappelez-vous de l'arrivée des patins antivibrations et des attaches de ventilateur colorés. C'était en décembre 2015, déjà. Cette année, Noctua est allé plus loin en proposant une gamme plus complète de câblage et de ventilateurs. Elle se concentre sur ses best-sellers, ce qui est déjà bien puisqu'il n'est pas nécessaire de vous rappeler leurs qualités (on ajoutera juste la couleur plus passe-partout). Enfin, les éléments d'habillage permettent de relooker vos ventirads sans aucun effort. Alors est-ce qu'on aime ça ? L'idée est sympathique et dans le cadre de l'achat des accessoires (câbles et attache pour ventilateur de boîtier), pas besoin de posséder des produits Noctua. Ils s'adapteront facilement à tous les modèles si vous voulez simplement ajouter une touche de couleur. En ce qui concerne les ventilateurs, le noir arrive enfin sur les modèles les plus cotés.
Resultado del análisis: "La gamme Chromax de Noctua est un coup de coeur de cette fin d'année" (Thierry Comtesse, Le Comptoir du Hardware)
29.12.2017 // TechTesters
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

We kenden de NH-D15 al, dus dat hij zich weer als een krachtpatser toonde kwam niet als verrassing. Dit ding koelt als een beest, zo simpel is het. De NH-D15 is niet goedkoop, maar dit is wel Noctua en die gasten hebben hun zaken toch erg goed op orde. Kwaliteit top, afwerking echt top, details zoals de verpakking van accessoires en installatie top, en de 6 jaar garantie plus het feit dat ze je nieuwe mounting kits toesturen wanneer er een nieuw platform uit komt is gewoon heel chic. Je betaalt ervoor, maar je krijgt ook echt wat, en dat vinden we zowel cruciaal als gewoon heel dik ok. Hoewel we op de 8700K Noctua nu de leiding zien nemen zal het de discussie wat lucht versus water betreft niet permanent sluiten. Top-end air en top-end (niet custom) water ligt dicht bij elkaar, en de inherente voordelen van beide concepten zijn onveranderd. Luchtkoelers hebben minder kans op defecten, maar het gemak waarmee je alles op en rond je moederbord kan bereiken met een AIO valt ook genoeg voor te zeggen plus het enorme gewicht van deze D15 constructie is iets waar je rekening mee moet houden wanneer je je pc veel verplaatst. Niet elke case heeft ruimte voor radiatoren, maar de NH-D15 met het Chromax pakket erop is even goed een uitdaging om te passen, want het beest is echt bizar groot; in de hoogte, breedte, over het eerste PCIe slot, en geheugen beperk je het beste tot standaard hoogte modules.
Resultado del análisis: "De eerste lijn Chromax accessoires was aardig, maar de nieuwe lijn met o.a. de NA-HC3 kit voor de D15 plus de chromax.black.swap fan line-up is duidelijk beter. Het geeft aantrekkelijke combinaties, plus je hebt direct alle kleur opties tot je beschikking." (Stephan Overbeeke, TechTesters)
18.12.2017 // CowcotLand.com
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Avec ses accessoires Chromax, Noctua met en avant de très nombreuses possibilités qui ne seront finalement limitées que par le budget alloué à la décoration du PC. [...] Toujours est-il que les produits sont d'une qualité de haut niveau, comme toujours avec la marque, et tous sont garantis six ans.
Resultado del análisis: "Bref, nous sommes juste sous le charme de cette solution différente des classiques diodes RGB, et nous avons hâte de voir la suite." (Sébastien Vandeborre, CowcotLand.com)
18.12.2017 // WhatNext.pl
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Świetnym pomysłem są wentylatory z nakładkami. Dzięki nim nie musicie się obawiać o wygląd całego sprzętu – można dowolnie dopasować kolor. Poza tym są to dobre śmigła, które zapewnią świetny przepływ powietrza przy dobrej kulturze pracy. Jeśli chcecie polepszyć wygląd waszych konstrukcji od Noctuy albo zastanawiacie się nad nowymi śmigłami to warto brać pod uwagę najnowszę ofertę tej firmy.
Resultado del análisis: "Noctua wreszcie zasłużyła na odznaczenie, którego nidgy wcześniej nie dostała – design. Nowe dodatki oraz wentylatory Chromax wyglądają świetnie oraz potrafią zmienić wygląd konstrukcji od tej firmy. Są one także najwyższej jakości." (Michał Andruszkiewicz, WhatNext.pl)
13.11.2017 // EnosTech.com
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

This level of customization is definitely expensive but it is worth it. Particularly for those who want to stick with the air cooler or even would want to use Chromax line of the fans and cables on the radiators for color customization. When it comes to the air coolers, the debate is on. Form over function or vice-versa. With the recent trends in the market there is a new definition which is Form with Function and this is where the Noctua has turned the table around for their coolers with their new Chromax add-ons which have allowed the users to color customize their fans, color customize their heatsinks to the extent that even the fan extension cables and the y-splitter cables are available in 6 colors for this level of the customization. The quality is top notch and why would it not be. After all, they are coming from the Noctua.
Resultado del análisis: "With this level of the color customization, Noctua has turned their coolers and the fans all around and do we not love it, already! There is no surprise that the Noctua Chromax lineup has won our Must Have award." (Nauman Siddique, EnosTech.com)
30.10.2017 // HardwareMAX.it
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

La nuova linea chromax di Noctua è davvero molto bella, da un tocco di colore e vivacità all’interno del case, senza sfociare nel ridicolo, andando a trovare l’equilibrio perfetto tra funzionalità, design e classe. Il montaggio come sempre è di una facilità estrema e la cura dei dettagli, la scelta dei materiali e dei componenti è di primissima qualità.
Resultado del análisis: "Siamo sicuri che l’acquisto della linea chromax può soddisfare la maggior parte degli utenti che si dedicano al modding e che cercano un ottimo compromesso tra qualità e design." (Da Igor Lucifaro, HardwareMAX.it)
19.01.2018 // HW-Journal.de
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NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap Opinión

Noctua Chromax 2Die Luftkühler des österreichischen Herstellers Noctua stehen schon lange für Premium-Produkte. Die Verarbeitung und Leistung der einzelnen Modelle sucht in der jeweiligen Klasse oft seinesgleichen. Kritik muss sich der Hersteller jedoch trotzdem immer wieder anhören, so auch von uns beispielsweise im Threadripper-Kühler-Roundup. Denn das Erkennungszeichen des Herstellers ist die spezielle Farbkombination der Lüfter. Diese haben immer einen beigen Rahmen und einen braunen Rotor. Für Modder waren sie daher meistens ein Dorn im Auge. Nun hat der Hersteller mit der Chromax-Zubehör-Serie selber für Abhilfe gesorgt und bringt mächtig Farbe ins Spiel.
Resultado del análisis: "Man hat sich mit den Chromax.black.swap Lüftern nicht nur der Kritik an den Lüftern angenommen, sondern auch Cover für die Luftkühler entwickelt. Mit den Chromax Kabeln hat man letztendlich noch mehr Spielraum bei der Anpassung der Farbgestaltung im Rechner." (Henrik Potzler, HW-Journal.de)

NA-SYC1

  • 3x cables chromax.black NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado negro: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.yellow

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.yellow de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado amarillo: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.white

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.white de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado blanco: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.red

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.red de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado rojo: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SYC1 chromax.blue

  • 3x cables chromax.blue NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado azul: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SYC1 chromax.red

  • 3x cables chromax.red NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado rojo: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SYC1 chromax.yellow

  • 3x cables chromax.yellow NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado amarillo: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SYC1 chromax.white

  • 3x cables chromax.white NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado blanco: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SYC1 chromax.green

  • 3x cables chromax.red NA-YC1 con forma de Y para poner en funcionamiento dos ventiladores con el mismo conector
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado rojo: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.green

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.green de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado verde: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.blue

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.blue de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado azul: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.green

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.green
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.blue

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.blue
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.red

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.red
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.yellow

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.yellow
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.white

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.white
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SEC1 chromax.black

  • 4x cables de extensión NA-EC1 chromax.black de 30cm
  • El conector de 4 pines es compatible con ventiladores de 3 y 4 pines
  • Enmallado negro: idóneo para estructuras de PC con un aspecto centrado y cuidado
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SAV2 chromax.black

  • Soportes anti-vibración
  • Edición chromax.black
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-FC1

  • Controlador compacto y altamente flexible para ventiladores PWM de 4 pines
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

NA-SRC7

  • Adaptadores de reducción de ruido de 4 pines
NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap

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Can use the NF-A15 fan on my Noctua CPU cooler?

The NF-A15 is fully compatible with the NH-U12P, NH-C12P and NH-C12P SE14. On the NH-D14 and NH-C14, the NF-A15 fan can only be installed using optional fan clips. For this, please contact our customer service.

How big is the NH-D15S and how much clearance does it provide for RAM and mainboard heatsinks? Copy

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!

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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 run 4-pin PWM fans on 3-pin fan headers?

PWM fans come with a 4-pin connectors for fully automatic speed control via your mainboard’s 4-pin PWM fan headers. Please note that 4-pin fans can also be connected to your mainboard’s 3-pin fan headers though. When connected to 3-pin fan headers, the fan will run at full speed (unless the mainboard supports voltage based speed control).

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.

How can I check if my 4-pin fan header supports PWM?

Some mainboards feature 4-pin fan headers that actually don‘t use a PWM signal on Pin 4 to control the fan speed but rather reduce the voltage on Pin 2 (like a standard 3-pin fan header). As the fan speed at minimum voltage is usually higher than the speed at 20% PWM duty cycle, the fan can not reach as low minimum speeds under voltage control as under PWM control. Please refer to your mainboard manual to check whether or not your mainboard has 4-pin fan headers that control the fan speed by reducing voltage on Pin 2 rather than by changing the PWM duty cycle on Pin 4:

4 pin fan header types

Note that mainboard manufacturers use different terms to indicate that Pin 4 is not being used for PWM control (e.g. “+5V”, “VCC” or “NC”), but if one of these terms is used, you can be sure that the fan header does not support PWM. If Pin 4 is described as “Speed Control” or “PWM” or the like, you can be sure that the fan header supports PWM.

Unfortunately, the description of Pin 2 is not always a clear indication as some manufacturers use terms such as “Fan PWR” or “Power” for both types of fan headers. However, if Pin 2 is described as “Speed Control”, you can also be sure that the fan header does not support PWM based speed control. If Pin 2 is described as “+12V”, this is a clear indication that the fan header supports PWM.

Please also note that in some cases, the descriptions of the pin layouts in the mainboard manuals may not be correct and some models actually allow you to switch the fan headers from voltage control mode to PWM control mode in the BIOS even though the pin descriptions do not indicate PWM support. We thus recommend to look for these options in the BIOS before taking other measures. In case of doubt, please contact your mainboard manufacturer.


If your mainboard features other 4-pin fan headers that use PWM for speed control, you can run multiple fans from these headers using Y-split cables. Make sure not to exceed the specified maximum power draw of the fan headers (usually 10-12W) though.

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.

I'm experiencing fan speed issues with my motherboard from Supermicro, what can I do?

The BIOS of many motherboard models from Supermicro expects a certain minimum fan speed (usually 700rpm), which is higher than the minimum fan speed that can be achieved with Noctua's PWM fan models. The BIOS may interpret the low minimum RPM of Noctua fans as a fan error and thus try to run the fan at 100% for a short period before going back to automatic control.. This can result in oscillating fan speeds and fan speed warnings in the BIOS or the fan management console.

Unfortunately there is usually no option to set a lower minimum value that would suit the low minimum speed of Noctua PWM fans.The issue can thus only be resolved by either disabling automatic fan speed control in BIOS, which will cause the fans to run at a constant speed, or by requesting a modified BIOS file from Supermicro, which takes the minimum fan speed of Noctua fans into account (charges might apply).

My Noctua PWM fan runs at a much higher minimum speed than advertised, what is wrong?

The specified minimum speed refers to the speed at 20% PWM duty cycle. There can be several reasons why the fan doesn‘t go as low as indicated:

  1. Many mainboards do not go below 40%, 50% or even 60% PWM duty cycle on case fan headers. Please refer to your mainboard manual to verify whether the fan header actually goes down to 20% duty cycle. If that's not the case, in some cases you can use the fan speed control software supplied with your mainboard to overcome these limitations and reduce the fan speed even further. However, 3rd party tools like SpeedFan offer greater flexibility and better options to work around the limitations imposed by the mainboard vendors.

  2. Some mainboards feature 4-pin fan headers that actually don‘t use a PWM signal on Pin 4 to control the fan speed but rather reduce the voltage on Pin 2 (like a standard 3-pin fan header). As the fan speed at minimum voltage is usually higher than the speed at 20% PWM duty cycle, the fan can not reach as low minimum speeds under voltage control as under PWM control. Please refer to your mainboard manual to check whether or not your mainboard has 4-pin fan headers that control the fan speed by reducing voltage on Pin 2 rather than by changing the PWM duty cycle on Pin 4:

    4 pin fan header types

    Note that mainboard manufacturers use different terms to indicate that Pin 4 is not being used for PWM control (e.g. “+5V”, “VCC” or “NC”), but if one of these terms is used, you can be sure that the fan header does not support PWM. If Pin 4 is described as “Speed Control” or “PWM” or the like, you can be sure that the fan header supports PWM.

    Unfortunately, the description of Pin 2 is not always a clear indication as some manufacturers use terms such as “Fan PWR” or “Power” for both types of fan headers. However, if Pin 2 is described as “Speed Control”, you can also be sure that the fan header does not support PWM based speed control. If Pin 2 is described as “+12V”, this is a clear indication that the fan header supports PWM.

    Please also note that in some cases, the descriptions of the pin layouts in the mainboard manuals may not be correct and some models actually allow you to switch the fan headers from voltage control mode to PWM control mode in the BIOS even though the pin descriptions do not indicate PWM support. We thus recommend to look for these options in the BIOS before taking other measures. In case of doubt, please contact your mainboard manufacturer.


    If your mainboard features other 4-pin fan headers that use PWM for speed control, you can run multiple fans from these headers using Y-split cables. Make sure not to exceed the specified maximum power draw of the fan headers (usually 10-12W) though.

Does the NF-A15 PWM that comes with Noctua coolers run at a different speed (1500rpm) than the retail model (1200rpm)?

Yes, the NF-A15 PWM bundled with our heatsinks is specified to run at 1500rpm (see cooler specifications for details) and the retail model is specified to run at 1200rpm (see fan specifications for details). The 1200rpm retail model is ideal for setting up push/pull configurations in combination with the coolers’ 1500rpm stock fan because the combination of the 1500 and 1200rpm models provides a better balance of performance and noise than the combination of two 1500rpm versions. On dual-tower coolers such as the NH-D15S, we recommend to run the 1500rpm version in the center and the 1200rpm version on the front. On single-tower coolers such as the NH-U14S, we recommend to run the 1500rpm version on the front and the 1200rpm version on the back of the cooler. The NA-YC1 y-cable supplied with the retail fan can be used in order to control both fans via one PWM fan header. In this case, both fans will scale individually according to the PWM duty cycle supplied by the motherboard, e.g. they will run at ~1500/1200 respectively at 100% duty cycle, ~750/600rpm at 50% duty cycle, etc. Both at 100% and lower speeds, the speed difference between the fans reduces resonance phenomena and thus helps to achieve the best balance of performance and noise.

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 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.

The supplied y-cable is missing a wire at one of the two connectors, is it faulty?

No. As mainboards can process only one rpm-signal per fan header, it would cause problems if the cable transmitted rpm-signals of both fans. For this reason, one of the two connectors does not have an rpm wire and only the fan on the other connector will transmit an rpm signal. Automatic speed control of both fans will work independently from the second fan’s rpm signal.

I get a CPU fan error using my Noctua PWM fan, is it faulty?

Noctua PWM fans feature a minimum speed of 300rpm to allow for ultra quiet operation when your CPU is at idle state and doesn’t require higher cooling performance. Some mainboards display error messages such as “CPU fan error” during the booting process when the fan speed is below a certain level. If you get such error messages using your Noctua PWM fan and if such options are available in your BIOS, please either adjust the minimum fan speed monitoring limit to 200rpm or increase the minimum PWM duty cycle. If your BIOS doesn’t offer these options, please disable CPU fan errors. For detailed information on BIOS fan settings, please consult your mainoard’s manual or contact your mainboard manufacturer.

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

Some mainboards feature 4-pin fan headers that actually don‘t use a PWM signal on Pin 4 to control the fan speed but rather reduce the voltage on Pin 2 (like a standard 3-pin fan header). In this case, it may occur that the mainboard reduces the voltage so much that the fan stops. Please refer to your mainboard manual to check whether or not your mainboard has 4-pin fan headers that control the fan speed by reducing voltage on Pin 2 rather than by changing the PWM duty cycle on Pin 4:

4 pin fan header types

Note that mainboard manufacturers use different terms to indicate that Pin 4 is not being used for PWM control (e.g. “+5V”, “VCC” or “NC”), but if one of these terms is used, you can be sure that the fan header does not support PWM. If Pin 4 is described as “Speed Control” or “PWM” or the like, you can be sure that the fan header supports PWM.

Unfortunately, the description of Pin 2 is not always a clear indication as some manufacturers use terms such as “Fan PWR” or “Power” for both types of fan headers. However, if Pin 2 is described as “Speed Control”, you can also be sure that the fan header does not support PWM based speed control. If Pin 2 is described as “+12V”, this is a clear indication that the fan header supports PWM.

Please also note that in some cases, the descriptions of the pin layouts in the mainboard manuals may not be correct and some models actually allow you to switch the fan headers from voltage control mode to PWM control mode in the BIOS even though the pin descriptions do not indicate PWM support. We thus recommend to look for these options in the BIOS before taking other measures. In case of doubt, please contact your mainboard manufacturer.



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.

  3. If your mainboard features other 4-pin fan headers that use PWM for speed control, you can run multiple fans from these headers using Y-split cables. Make sure not to exceed the specified maximum power draw of the fan headers (usually 10-12W) though.

Can Noctua fans be used to replace noisy stock fans in switches, routers or other network devices?

Noctua fans such as the 40, 60, 80 or 92mm NF-A series models are ideal for replacing noisy stock fans in switches, routers and other network devices in order to make them quieter and thousands of users have managed to significantly reduce the noise levels of their 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 network device before purchasing a Noctua fan for this purpose. Some of the common issues that can occur when replacing pre-installed fans are:

  • Different pin assignment: Whereas Noctua fans use the standardised pin assignment for PC fans (see this FAQ for details), some network devices use different assignments. For example, some devices have the power and GND or rpm and PWM pins swapped. Therefore please carefully verify that your 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 network devices 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 device uses the same pin functions.
  • Firmware speed control: Some network 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 network 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 device to display errors or even shut down because it suspects a fan failure.
  • Different power draw: Some network 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 network device 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. 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 fans 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 pre-installed fans in network devices. Please note that since there are so many different devices 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 pre-installed fans. Please contact your network device manufacturer for any questions regarding aspects such as the device’s pin alignment or fan monitoring and control.

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