WING 14 UV Blue (FN-FW14B-12)
140mm Gamer Fan
The WING 14 UV Blue case fan is a premium quality, UV reactive, dust and water proof cooling fan for gaming enthusiasts.This fan features an unique bearing with patented design, winglet fans blades and low starting voltage. Only the highest quality materials have been used to manufacture this state-of-the-art cooling fan. To add to the silence fan mounts replace traditional screws and are made of high quality rubber which stop vibrations from the fan motor from travelling into your PC case.
Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)
Patented Nanoflux bearing incorporates a clever magnetic design, very high precision manufacturing and runs friction-free and operates noiseless. Electromagnetic fields are exploited to keep solid parts from touching. The load is carried by a magnetic field.
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.
Caption: The material of the Nanoflux bearing is self lubricating and even waterproof.
Caption: The fan impeller can be removed from the black fan case by applying gentle pressure.
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.
Fan Speed Reduction Cable
The RPM fan speed can be decreased to super silent 900 RPM while connecting the fan speed reduction cable.
Rubber Fan Mounts
Vibration from fan motors can travel into a PC case and become amplified when a fan is fitted tightly. This ‘vibrational’ noise is annoying if you wish to build a very quiet or virtually silent PC.
These rubber mounts have been designed specifically to deal with fan-induced vibrations and are an ideal alternative to standard fan screws, leaving vibrations 100% decoupled from your PC case.
- Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)
- Optimized Winglet Fan Blades
- Waterproof & Dustproof
- Long Lifetime (100'000 h MTTF at 40°C)
- Rubber Fan Mounts
- Fan Speed Reduction Cable
- High quality materials insures long life even at high temperature
- Rubber fan mounts will not break or tear during installation
- Fan size fits to most PC Case chassis with 140mm fan mounting
- Quick & Easy Tool Less Installation
||4 Rubber Fan Mounts, 4 Metal Screws, 1 Noise Reduction Cable (for 900 RPM, 20.5 dBA & 63.2 CFM / 107.37 CMH)
|Air Flow (CFM/ CMH):
||Nanoflux Bearing (NFB)
|Cable Length (mm):
||3 Pin Molex
||140 x 140 x 25
|Fan Speed (RPM):
|Noise Level (dBA):
||CE, RoHS Compliant
|Static Pressure (mmAq):
December / 2012: eteknix
"Now to consider all the aspects of this fan. Firstly, we can see noise output was exemplary and this fan is ideal for a case fan as it produces good amounts of airflow with little audible noise – perfect for constant operation. Next, the quality of construction is excellent and the removable impeller is a brilliant design innovation that makes cleaning a dusty fan so much easier. The speed like we mention is fixed at either 1200 RPM if you plug it straight into a 3 or 4 pin socket and if you use the provided adapter then you will be able to operate the fan at 900 RPM. Due to the fact this fan lacks PWM controls and is designed for airflow not static pressure, I would say this makes an ideal case fan and shouldn’t be used with heatsinks or radiators. The aesthetics of this fan are pretty clean and simple, transparent blue blades and a glossy black frame. If you have LED lighting in your case or cathode tubing then the transparent nature of the impeller creates brilliant lighting effects – something to consider for modders. The Price is very good as already mentioned, for £11.39 it is a steal. Gelid’s attention to detail is impeccable, a 12v to 7v fan speed reducer cable, anti-vibration rubber fan mounts, fan screws and a Gelid sticker plus braided cables and a 5 year warranty – all for £11.39 – well it is just brilliant. It may be “just a fan” but if you are looking for an almost-flawless case fan then you need look no further than the Gelid Wing 14 series. That said you might also want to consider a Wing 12, 9 or 8 if you need a smaller case fan. Top marks to Gelid for this one. I feel like I could give the Gelid Solutions Wing 14 UV Blue 140mm fan three awards. The Innovation award for its funky removable impeller, the “Bang-For-Buck” award for its great value for money and the Editor’s Choice award for its great best-in-class performance. Since we can only give one, I’d like to award it our highest award – the Editor’s Choice award."
October / 2010: Hotcases.de
"Der Gelid Wing 14 UV Blue ist ein sehr schöner Lüfter der auf 12 Volt und mit dem Adapter leider zu laut ist. Er startet jedoch mit nur 5 Volt Spannung und ist dann sehr ruhig. Der Adapter wird im Betrieb leider sehr heiß. Die restliche Verarbeitung kann sich jedoch sehen lassen. Wir vergeben dem Gelid Wing 14 UV Blue unseren Silber Award."
October / 2010: Xtremtechjunkies.com
"The GELID Solutions Wing 14 makes a great buy if you’re looking for a high performing 140mm fan (120mm compatible) that won’t drive you crazy with annoying noise levels. The Wing 14 maintained a very nice noise level and wasn’t hard on the ears even when running at full speed. Airflow levels on this fan are also high, making it a wonderful option to use for CPU cooler fan upgrades or water cooling radiators. This may seem high priced for a case fan for some, but worth every penny."
October / 2010: Dreamwarecomputers.com
"For around $25CDN the GELID Wing 14 makes a great buy if you're looking for a high performing 140mm fan (120mm compatible) that won't drive you up a wall with annoying noise levels. The Wing 14 maintained a very pleasing noise level and wasn't hard on the ears even when running at full speed. Airflow levels on this fan are also high, making it a wonderful option to use for CPU cooler fan upgrades or water cooling radiators. Of course the cool looking UV reactive blue blades are also sure to make people point!"
September / 2010: hkepc.com
"相 對 於 速 較 高 的 12 cm 的 風 扇@1500rpm 而 言， WING 14 多 出 的 尺寸 及 風 壓 不 但 能 抵 銷 300rpm 的 轉速 差 距，以 減 低 造 成 不 必 聲 噪 之外，而 且 還 能 明 顯 為 周 邊 設 備 降 溫。 相 信 14cm 的 市 場 會 隨 著 越 來 越 多 散 熱 器 的 流 行，以 及 用 家 對 「高 風 量 低 噪 音 」 的 要 求 而 變 得 熱鬧 起 來。