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Blacknoise Deutschland GmbH is a specialist within the improvement and manufacture of axial followers and cooling know-how. Their focus is on the supply of commercial elements and order-associated engineering of product-associated cooling methods for producers from a various vary of sectors. With their model NOISEBLOCKER®, they’re current out there within the phase for IT followers. With their model NOISEBLOCKER®, they’ve branches worldwide in over 33 nations. They develop and handle tasks at firm headquarters in Germany. The manufacturing takes place of their specialised companion corporations within the Far East. Their high quality administration is nicely-skilled and dependable with regard to followers and cooling methods and ensures top quality within the manufacturing of commercial elements and model merchandise. They flexibly make the applied sciences that we develop out there to our shoppers within the business by way of licenses or as elements in type of semi-completed elements.
The corporate has despatched us their portfolio of extremely respected IT collection followers meant for the PC lovers and customers. Immediately, I might be looking at their NB-BlackSilentFan XL-P. The fan is designed in Germany and with these followers, the Backnoise has targeted on the price range customers who would need silent operations with good efficiency. With UV Lively blades the Blacknoise has undoubtedly targeted on the type of their followers along with the performance. The BlackSilentFan is on the market in a number of sizes of 40x40x10mm, 50x050x10mm, 60x60x25mm, 80x80x25mm, 92x92x25mm, 120x120x25mm, and 140x140x25mm. Inside every measurement there are extra variations like in our case, the 120x120x25mm has XL-1, XL-2, and XL-P variations. We’re reviewing the XL-P model.
- Merchandise: BlackSlinetFan XL-P 120x120x25mm
- Producer: BlackNoise
- Model: NoiseBlocker
- Worth: € 10.89
|Rated Velocity (12V)||1000-2000 RPM|
|Static Strain (12V)||2.790 mmH₂O|
|Air Movement||40.6 ~ 75.three CFM / 69.zero ~128.zero m³/h|
|Sound Strain (100CM)||13.1 ~ 31.7 dB/A|
|Loudness (100CM)||1.565 Sone (N)|
|MTBF (25°C/77°F)||75000 Std./hours|
|Working Temperature||-10°C ~ +65°C|
|Body Materials||PBT 20%GF|
|Impeller||Bayer Makrolon (PC)|
Packaging and Unboxing
The fan is available in a cardboard field of white and blue colours. The entrance aspect has an image of the fan on the primary part. NB-BlackSilentFan is printed within the vertical format on the correct aspect. Salient specs like Sound Loudness, static strain, airflow, velocity and sound degree are printed on the underside proper aspect. The fan is designed in Germany. The dimensions of the fan is printed on the far backside proper aspect.
The bottom of the packing field has BSF printed on the highest left aspect. BSF stands for BlackSilentFan. Noisblocker model identify and emblem are printed on the highest proper aspect. That is their Extremely-Silent and dependable fan with the UV-lively impellers. Specs of the fan are printed in the primary part. PWM curve is printed beneath the specification. Producer’s contact information is printed on the underside left aspect.
The left aspect of the packing field has the Noiseblocker model identify and emblem printed on the highest aspect. BSF is printed underneath that emblem. The fan has three years guarantee which speaks for the arrogance that the producer has of their followers. Unique SLICS are their vibration-free mounting. The followers have NANO-SLI Bearing and P1 Drive. The followers are designed in Germany and made in China. The mannequin and measurement of the fan are printed on the backside.
The suitable aspect of the packing field has the Noiseblocker model identify and emblem printed on the highest aspect. BSF is printed beneath that emblem. The blades are UV-Lively Makrolon based mostly. The followers are designed in Germany and made in China. The mannequin and measurement of the fan are printed on the backside.
The highest aspect has the opening cowl of the packing field. The dimensions of the fan is printed in the primary part. Top quality 12V IT Fan is printed on the appropriate aspect. XL-P PWM is printed on the raised a part of the duvet. Noiseblocker model identify and emblem are printed on the suitable aspect.
The contents are:
- 4x NB Silicon Slics for vibration free set up
- 1x Fan
The NB-BlackSilentFan is an Extremely-Silent-Basic-Design fan from the BlackNoise. It has been their fairly common and excessive promoting fan ever since 2005. The fan is available in a number of sizes. Inside every class, there are extra variations with various specs. Right here is the itemizing of their complete BlackSilentFan collection of the followers:
These followers don’t fall beneath their Industrial Cooling Options and belong to the IT collection of followers that are marketed for the PC customers and the fanatics. We’re reviewing the XL-P model of the BlackSilentFan in 120mm class. The XL-P followers are rated at 12V DC with an enter energy of two.64W utilizing the zero.22Amperes. The beginning voltage for these followers is four.5V. The followers are rated at 1000 to 2000 RPM at 12V. The static strain is rated at 2.790 mmH₂O at 12V. The air stream is rated at 40.6 to 75.3CFM equal to 69.zero ~ 128 m³/h. The sound strain is rated at 13.1 to 31.7 dB(A) at 100CM. The loudness degree is 1.565 Sone (N) at 100CM. We now have discovered contradictory information on the MTBF worth. The specification on the fan’s packing field is displaying it to be 75000 Std./hours rated at 25°C / 77°F whereas the info sheet on their web site is displaying this worth to be 80000 Std./hours rated at 40°C. Working temperature for the followers is -10°C to +65°C.
Let’s check out the fan itself. We’ve got a black colour body of the fan in a basic or conventional design. The body is product of the strengthened fiberglass PBT materials and construct high quality is prime notch. There are not any anti-vibration pads on the corners of the body. It has an ordinary 120mm mounting clearance. The mounting holes have raised floor whereas there are insets on their left and proper sides. The inside aspect across the corners has extra inset than the center.
There are not any arrow indicators displaying the spin course of the fan blades and airflow path by means of the fan. The center portion of the outer body has a 14mm straight floor adopted by the curvature design on each side. The body has a cutout on its proper edge on the highest aspect from the place the four-pin energy cable is routed. Notice that the other aspect of the body additionally has the identical cutout design. It looks like it’s finished to have a symmetrical design on the body.
The fan has Makrolon 7 clear blades within the blue colour. They’re made from the excessive-high quality artificial materials by Bayer with the anti-mud floor. Construct high quality is sweet and there’s no flex within the blades. The motor hub has a black colour sticker pasted on it. Extremely quiet is printed on the highest within the white shade. Noiseblocker model identify and emblem are printed within the center. The corporate’s web site handle is printed on the backside.
The bottom of the fan has a big sticker in black shade masking the motor hub. Extremely quiet is printed on the highest of the sticker. XLP is printed underneath it. The Noiseblocker model identify and emblem are printed within the center together with the corporate’s web site handle. DC 12V and RoHS conform are printed beneath them. There’s a four arm meeting holding the motor hub and connecting it with the body. The four wires are properly routed on one of many arms which has an inset for that objective. General construct high quality is excellent and rock strong. The Blacknoise are utilizing NB-Nano SLI bearings. I used to be not capable of finding particular info on these bearings. They’re utilizing NB-EKA P2 motor. Every fan has properly sleeved energy cable of size 50cm. They’ve offered NB Slics that are anti-vibration mounts. There are not any screws supplied with the followers. This does point out that the followers are meant for the airflow followers contained in the PC Chassis. Although they are often mounted on the heatsinks ought to the heatsinks have fan mounts provision utilizing the NB-Slics.
A lot because of the Blacknoise for sending us three followers in every class which has enabled us to check them on the Alphacool Eisbaer 360 which is a 360mm CLC. It’s a commonplace on my check bench that I do verify the fan for the thermal efficiency even when they’re rated for top airflow than static strain ones. The NB-BlackSlientFan XL-Ps have excessive airflow and good static strain values. These have been examined towards the Alphacool Eiswind 12 followers.
The Eiswind 12 followers function on the 12V DC. They’re four-Pin PWM followers with the rated velocity of the 55-1700 RPM with ±10%. Airflow score is 63.85 CFM with the static strain score of the 1.66mmH₂O. Sound score is 29 dBA per fan.
My testing consists of the three areas. I’ve checked the airflow on every of the profiles. Subsequent, PWM vary of the fan together with air move studying towards every level of the velocity was checked. Subsequent, thermal efficiency of the fan on every profile was checked together with the acoustics. I’ve used Reeven Polariz fan controller for the testing.
In our first testing, we attempt to validate the said/rated airflow worth by the producer. The rated airflow worth is 75.three CFM at full velocity. In my testing, the airflow worth involves the 78.three CFM validating the rated airflow worth.
Subsequent up, is the PWM vary of the fan and the corresponding airflow values.
810 is the bottom RPM achieved on this fan which is under the rated minimal RPM of 1000. The utmost velocity of the fan involves 2100 RPM. Rated most velocity is 2000 RPM. The fan stops spinning under four.5V and begins spinning at four.5V validating the rated beginning voltage.
Thermal efficiency of the fan was examined on this check bench:
- Intel i7 6850okay
- Asus Rampage V Version 10
- Ballistix Elite 4x4GB @ 3000MHz
- Alphacool Eisbaer 360
- Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
- Corsair AX 1200i
Testing was carried out on the Microsoft Home windows 10 x64 Skilled version construct model 1709. Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste was used. The followers have been placed on 50% and 100% of their velocity. PThe pump of the CLC was placed on 100% of the velocity. Asus RealBench v1.44 was used to emphasize check the CPU. RealTemp was used to watch the temperatures.
First, the stress check was run on the inventory clocks of three.6GHz with turbo increase of 38GHz and Turbo Increase II of four.0GHz at 1.16V VCore. XMP was loaded all of the occasions. Reported temps are delta ones that are calculated by subtracting the typical of every core’s most temps from the ambient temp. The good thing about utilizing delta temps is that it covers the variation within the temperatures underneath uncontrolled setting.
Subsequent, the Chip is overclocked to four.3GHz at 1.350V VCore. XMP is loaded as properly. Stress check is run once more utilizing the identical methodology as described above and delta temps are famous.
Listed here are the outcomes.
We’re strictly evaluating solely two followers on this graph. Extra can be added in the identical graph. The followers have been examined at their 50% and 100% of the rated speeds. Each followers at 50% velocity are neck to neck. The distinction if any comes on the 100% velocity the place the NB-BlackSilentFan XL-P took a lead by 1.07°C.
Subsequent, we overclocked the i7 6850okay to the four.3GHz. On 50% of the rated speeds, each followers have been once more neck to neck. At 100% velocity, the NB-BlackSilentFan XL-P took the lead by 1.1°C.
Each followers virtually ship the identical acoustic efficiency.
The NB-BlackSilentFan XL-P is an Extremely-Silent-Basic-Design fan from the BlackNoise. It has been their fairly fashionable and excessive promoting fan ever since 2005. The fan is available in a number of sizes. Inside every class there are extra variations with various specs.
These followers fall beneath their IT collection of followers that are marketed for the PC customers and the lovers. The XL-P followers are rated at 12V DC with enter energy of two.64W utilizing the zero.22Amperes. The beginning voltage for these followers is four.5V. The followers are rated at 1000 to 2000 RPM at 12V. The static strain is rated at 2.790 mmH₂O at 12V. The air movement is rated at 40.6 to 75.3CFM equal to 69.zero ~ 128 m³/h. The sound strain is rated at 13.1 to 31.7 dB(A) at 100CM. The loudness degree is 1.565 Sone (N) at 100CM. We have now discovered contradictory information on the MTBF worth. The specification on the fan’s packing field is displaying it to be 75000 Std./hours rated at 25°C / 77°F whereas the info sheet on their web site is displaying this worth to be 80000 Std./hours rated at 40°C. Working temperature for the followers is -10°C to +65°C.
The body is made from the strengthened fiberglass PBT materials and construct high quality is prime notch. There are not any anti-vibration pads on the corners of the body. It has an ordinary 120mm mounting clearance. The fan has Makrolon 7 clear blades within the blue colour. They’re made of top of the range artificial materials by Bayer with anti-mud floor. Construct high quality is sweet and there’s no flex within the blades.
The Blacknoise are utilizing NB-Nano SLI bearings. I used to be not capable of finding particular info on these bearings. They’re utilizing NB-EKA P2 motor. Every fan has properly sleeved energy cable of size 50cm. They’ve offered NB Slics that are anti-vibration mounts. The Blacknoise is offering three years of guarantee on these followers which exhibits the producer’s confidence of their followers.
The followers are listed at €10.98. This can be a low worth given what the followers are able to dealing with and the construct high quality. These followers supply good mix of efficiency with worth. In our testing these followers have been neck to neck towards the likes of the Alphacool Eiswind 12 followers, even taking the lead by 1.1°C beneath stress check with full load on the overclocked i7 6850okay at four.3GHz. The acoustic efficiency is true on the cash although everybody has totally different standing with respect to the sound degree.