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-- A.C.Ryan - Blackfire Fans / Fan Grills
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-- Posted by: dave303
-- Posted on: 2006-02-18
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All of the fans are made from UV reactive Acrylic and have 4 UV LED to light up the fans. One of the features of these fans are that they can be used without having to power the UV LEDs. This configuration means that there are two power rails coming off the fans; one to power the fans and a small pig tail which connects to the LED rail to save you from having to use an additional molex.

Quick run down on the specifications on the fans:

  • Clear Acrylic with UV-active luminous color with 3 pin connector
  • 3pin to 4 pin adaptor included

 

 

80mm 92mm 120mm
Power Consumption
1.3W
1.9W
2.8W
Fan Speed (RPM)
2500
2500
2000
Noise level (dB)
22.18
25.24
28.95
AirFlow (CFM)
32.37
43.40
77.70

Specifications on the LED's:

  • 4x built-in ultra bright UV LED
  • luminous intensity: 4x 2000 mcd
  • Power consumption: 0.32W
  • Power via fan power connector

The 120mm Blackfire fans that I was sent are in UV Green and Orange.  The orange fan was quickly used in a project that I have been working on for a couple of months now. It is the same color as the flames and blends in well with the rest of the design, so I had to use it right away.

The 120mm fans from A.C. Ryan move a lot of air at 2000RPM. You can feel a big difference between this A.C.Ryan fan and the 120mm AeroCool fan I own; It only moves 37.44 CFM (at a rotation speed closer to 1000RPM). Let's look at the noise level of the fans. The AeroCool weighs in at 19.66 dBA and A.C.Ryan's Fan is at 28.95. For something that is moving twice as fans and moving more that double the Air, I would say adding ~9dB of sound is still reasonably quiet for this fan.

The amount of power that the A.C.Ryan Fan uses is nearly the same as the consumption of the AeroCool since while we don't know what the LEDs consume on the Aerocool, adding the power usage figures for A.C.Ryan's  Fan and LEDs we can see they are over the AeroCool's Fan only number by a mere .12 watts .

Above are a couple pictures of the Green with Blue fins fan. In the 2nd picture you can see that I have put the 2 pig tails together and are ready to test, and in the next one you can see a slight glow from the LED's with the lights on.

Ok, lets take a look at this guy with the lights off. We will run it with the fan going and also just have the LED's Shining on the blades. You can see the green glows well with the LEDs as do the blue fins when the light is hits them. There might be a time when you're showing off your computer's insides and only want to show the onlookers the lights without the fans running.




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