WING 12 PL (FN-FW12PL-18)
Silent 120mm PWM Fan with LED
The WING 12 PL features a unique Nanoflux bearing which ensures a friction-free and silent operation. Thanks to the clever design and magnetic bearing the impeller can be detached for an easy cleaning. Additionally fan blade winglets were designed to achieve larger airflow and greater static pressure. Thank to GELID’s Nanoflux Bearing the impeller can be detached and the fan blades can be cleaned easily.
a) Key Features of Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)
The Nano-technology composite ensures lowest abrasion and extreme durability (MTTF 100’000 hours). Compared to other Magnetic bearings this technology allows the impeller to be detached and thus the fan blades can be cleaned easily.
The material of the Nanoflux bearing is self lubricating
b) Nanoflux Bearing (NFB) compared to sleeve and ball bearings
Even though conventional sleeve and ball bearings currently dominate the fan market however both have their disadvantages. While sleeve bearings have very low noise emissions and are very cost effective, they tend to leak oil; once the oil has dissipated the fan can no longer operate. Ball bearings, on the other hand, while providing longer operating life are costlier, noisier and are prone to damage.
GELID’s Nanoflux bearing uses magnetic flux to limit contact and friction between the bearing and the shaft. High precision self-lubricated material eliminates oil leakage. The result is a ultra quiet long life bearing.
PWM Control & LED Light
Both models include a PWM Control which keeps the fan silent if no additional cooling is necessary but increases the fan speed whenever additional cooling is required. To give the fans a unique color, a white LED light is embedded into the 120mm green WING 12 PL fan.
MSRP: USD 22.00
*Green WING 12 PL is currently not available or for sale in EU countries.
April / 2010: Lanoc.org
“The Gelid Solutions 12PL case fan is complete with translucent wings and LED to make it look great, and equipped with silent operating technology to make it one of the quietest 120mm case fans we’ve reviewed. Though RPM control is left to the PMW, unique blade and bearing design create a cool solution for case cooling. These luxuries do come at a bit of a price of $17.00 a fan, which is quite a bit more than traditional fans but right on the money (no pun intended) when it comes to enthusiast cooling.”
January / 2010: Dreamwarecomputers.com
“GELID Solutions has another strong fan on their hands with the Wing 12PL. Although it’s marketed for it’s cool looks, LED lighting and “gamer” performance, it’s quiet operation shouldn’t be overlooked either. In some day-to-day use in my system, this fan didn’t stand out to me over the other silent fans I am running (of course it will get louder as the CPU is used more intensively due to the PWM control). It’s not a great buy for $20 if you’re looking for cool looks, PWM control, and all around great performance.”
Please download manual here.
Air Flow (CFM/CMH):75.6
|Bearing:||Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)|
|Cable Length (mm):||500|
|Connector:||3 Pin Molex|
|Dimension of Fan (mm):||120 x 120 x 25|
|Fan Speed (RPM):||600-1800|
|Noise Level (dBA):||10 – 26.8|
|Static Pressure (mmH2O):||2.66|