Noctua IndustrialPPC 24V Fans and Chromax Accessories Review

IndustrialPPC 24V Fans

A 24V fan is a bit of an oddity for most PC enthusiasts but these babies will run just fine off the 12V coming out of a normal fan header. The packaging of Noctua’s 24V IndustrialPPC fans is minimal and a carryover from the 12V line. You’ll find a heavy cardstock box with some stylish accent printing and the model number of the fan inside.

On the back of the box there’s technical information on the fan inside as well as a small picture of the fan so you can note the shape and blade design at a quick glance.

Here are the tech specs for the NF-F12 industrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM and the NF-F12 industrialPPC-24V-3000 IP67 PWM fans from Noctua’s website. Note that these are 2000 and 3000 RPM at 24V. As you can see you’ll get roughly half that when run at 12V, the normal voltage for PC fan headers.

 

NF-F12 industrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM

 

 

 

NF-F12 industrialPPC-24V-3000 IP67 PWM

If you’re using these fans in a traditional PC environment, I’d expect a very long life out of them. They’ll be running at half the maximum voltage they’re designed for and that’s if you don’t do any further speed tweaking via PWM control. The rated 150,000 hours should be easily extended at half load and you’ll exceed the 6 year warranty on the fans.

Here are the specs on the NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-2000 IP67 PWM and NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-3000 IP67 PWM. You can more info here at Noctua’s website.

 

NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-2000

 

NF-A14 industrialPPC-24V-3000

 

Inside the box you’ll find the specified fan as well as four mounting screws. Each fan comes with eight brown rubber corner anti-vibration pads.

As I mentioned in our 12V industrialPPC fan review, these are the burliest, most rugged fans I’ve come across. The fiber glass reinforced polyamide frame and blades are incredible strong, enough so that I can stand on the fan frame without it breaking. If you need fans that you don’t want to worry about for any reason after you install them, these are the guys for you.

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