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Slim 12 PL Blue, Silent Slim 120mm PWM Fan with LEDs €9.87
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Gelid Solutions Slim 12 PL Blue, Silent Slim 120mm PWM Fan with LEDs

With Hydro Dynamic bearings, on/off LED switch and PWM functionality, this slim 120mm fan from Gelid is ideal if space is at a premium.

The Slim 12 PL Blue features a unique Hydro Dynamic Bearing which ensures quiet operation and long life. Same as the Slim 12 UV Blue the impeller of Slim 12 PL Blue is also blue but includes a high-quality PWM control for a RPM range of 900-1600. Additionally the Slim 12 PL Blue comes with four blue LED lights and an on/off switch mounted on the frame of the fan.

Features

  1. Hydro Dynamic bearings
  2. PWM control
  3. Blue LED lights with on/off switch
  4. Very quiet operation
  5. High airflow
  6. Three year warranty
SpecificationsSlim 12 PL Blue
Air Flow (CFM)
25.0 - 52.4
BearingHydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm)500
Connector4 Pin PWM
Current (A)0.15 (max. 0.2)
Dimensions of Fan (mm)120 x 120 x 15.8
Fan Speed (RPM)900 - 1600
Noise Level (dBA)12.3 - 25.4
Static Pressure (mmAq)0.5 - 1.35
Voltage (V)12
Weight (g)90
Warranty36 months
EAN barcode4897025780682
SpecificationsSlim 12 PL Blue
Air Flow (CFM)
25.0 - 52.4
BearingHydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm)500
Connector4 Pin PWM
Current (A)0.15 (max. 0.2)
Dimensions of Fan (mm)120 x 120 x 15.8
Fan Speed (RPM)900 - 1600
Noise Level (dBA)12.3 - 25.4
Static Pressure (mmAq)0.5 - 1.35
Voltage (V)12
Weight (g)90
Warranty36 months
EAN barcode4897025780682

Customer Reviews

If you're in a tight spot....

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Real life saver this, couldn’t get a conventional 20mm wide fan and a radiator in, this fitted with a few mm to spare. The blue LED is a fairly strong colour, not too bright so as unobtrusive as such a thing can be, (though you can turn off the LEDs). I note another reviewer says his made a ticking noise…. the one I have does not, any noise is it does make is drowned out by the graphics card.

Decent fan but...

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These fans shift a lot of air for their thin size, and they look great, but they do make a slight irritating ticking noise, which if you have a quiet pc in a quiet room gets really annoying. That said however if your pc isn’t that quiet you probably won’t notice it.

Product Resources

FAQ

  • How do I measure fan size?

    The size of fan you need will generally be determined by the size of the fan fitting position in your PC case. The sizes of all the fans on our website are shown as measured along any one of the fan’s four sides, NOT the distance between the fan’s screw holes! Our most popular fan size is 120mm, followed by 80mm. This isn’t really dictated by customer preference, but more by recent designs of PC cases.

    As for the thickness (depth) of the fan, generally 25mm (1 inch) is by far the most common depth, although smaller fans can have shallower depths such as 15mm or even 10mm. All our fans are 25mm thick unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions about which fan you should order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    If you know the distance between the fan mounting screw holes but don’t know what fan size to order, please see the following table. Note that the mounting hole measurements shown below are taken horizontally or vertically between the holes and not diagonally.

    Screw hole spacings and fan sizes

    Space Between Screw Holes Fan Size
    32mm 40mm
    40mm 50mm
    50mm 60mm
    60mm 70mm
    72mm 80mm
    83mm 92mm
    105mm 120mm
  • I received a small cable (resistor) with my fan; what is it for?

    The resistor cable (also called Ultra Low Noise or ULN cable) is designed to allow the fan to run slightly slower for even quieter operation. The benefit in lower running noise is significant. Although the airflow will be reduced slightly, this usually has minimal effect on PC temperature. We would generally recommend using the ULN resistor cable for best results in almost all circumstances.

  • How can I tell which way the air blows through the fan?

    Hold the fan so that the round fan sticker is facing you. You are looking at the rear of the fan. When you plug the fan in, the air will be blowing towards you. If you want a fan to act as an air intake, then the fan sticker will be facing the inside of the case. Some fans also have two small arrows moulded into their plastic housing - one arrow shows the direction of airflow, and the other (at 90°) shows the direction of blade rotation.

  • Is it possible to use a 4-pin PWM fan or CPU cooler with a motherboard which has only 3-pin fan headers on it?

    Electrically, there is no problem doing this - the fourth pin on the fan cable is used purely for PWM control and is not needed in order for the fan to run. So you can plug the 4-pin fan connector onto the 3-pin motherboard fan header, leaving the fourth pin not connected to anything. The fan will potentially run at full speed, so if you would like to reduce the speed of the fan you will need to adjust the fan speed setting in your BIOS or use fan control software such as SpeedFan in Windows.

    The only other problem to consider is that occasionally, components immediately adjacent to the motherboard fan header can get in the way of the larger 4-pin fan connector, physically preventing connection. This problem also occurs if you try to use an in-line fan speed controller such as the one made by Gelid.

    Another avenue to explore is the possibility of using a bay-mounted fan controller. Several models are available now which provide 4-pin fan headers, so this is an easy way to use 4-pin PWM fans in a PC system which has only 3-pin fan headers on its motherboards. When using this method, you may find it necessary to disable any fan warning settings in your motherboard BIOS, since the motherboard may incorrectly believe that its CPU fan has failed when the fan is connected to a fan controller rather than directly to the motherboard itself.

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