Teaming up eleven stator guide vanes with a specially conceived seven-blade impeller, the NF-F12’s Focused Flow™ system creates outstanding static pressure and focuses the airflow for superior performance on heatsinks and radiators. At the same time, a wide range of advanced aerodynamic design measures, second generation SSO-Bearing and Noctua’s new, custom-designed PWM IC for fully automatic control guarantee astounding quietness of operation. The NF-F12 comes with modular cabling, integrated anti-vibration pads, and two-speed settings for full flexibility. Its commanding performance, exhaustive set of FEATURES, and Noctua’s trusted premium quality make it an elite choice for use on air coolers, radiators, and other pressure-demanding applications.
Focused Flow™ frame
Designed for pressure-demanding applications such as heatsinks and radiators, the Focused Flow™ frame FEATURES eleven stator guide vanes that straighten, channel, and focus the airflow, which allows the NF-F12 to rival the performance of conventional fans running at much faster speeds.
Varying Angular Distance and Vortex Control Notches
The NF-F12’s stator guide vanes are set out in Varying Angular Distances and feature Vortex-Control Notches. Both measures help to spread the noise emission over a broader frequency spectrum and thus make the fan’s sound pattern more agreeable to the human ear.
Custom designed for the new Focused Flow™ frame and to work in tandem with the eleven stator guide vanes, the NF-F12’s seven-blade Heptaperf™ impeller has been carefully optimized to achieve a perfect balance between power and quietness
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 efficient
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.
The NF-F12 PWM is the first fan to feature 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-F12 PWM sports a CNC-milled bearing shell made entirely from brass.
Custom-designed PWM IC with SCD
Supporting fully automatic PWM speed control, the NF-F12 PWM uses Noctua’s novel, 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 lower speeds.
Stops at 0% PWM
When the fan is set to 0% PWM duty cycle by the motherboard or PWM fan controller, it will stop. This makes it ideal for creating setups with semi-passive cooling that automatically turns the fans off and thus runs completely silent at idle if thermals allow.
Ultra-Low Power Consumption
The NF-F12 PWM draws only 0.6W, which is more than 50% less than many fans in the same speed range. This doesn’t only make it eco-friendly but also cuts down the electricity bill: Compared to a typical 2W fan, this allows you to save about half the price of the NF-F12 PWM after 5 years of continuous use.
The NF-F12 PWM is supplied with an (L.N.A.) that reduces the maximum fan speed from 1500 to 1200 rpm. The L.N.A. can be used either to run the fan at a fixed speed of 1200rpm or to cap the maximum speed when using automatic PWM control.
Extensive cabling options
The fan’s short 20cm primary cable minimizes cable clutter in typical applications while the supplied 30cm extension provides extended reach when necessary. Both cables are fully sleeved and a 4-pin y-cable allows the connection of a second NF-F12 PWM fan to the same PWM fan header for automatic control.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty
Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F15 PWM FEATURES an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U14S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.