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Mini Kaze, 40mm x 10mm Quiet Cooling Fan
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Scythe Mini Kaze, 40mm x 10mm Quiet Cooling Fan

Mini Kaze 40 mm ist the perfect choice for a variety of environments. Space saving, high performing at a very low noise level are the key features qualifying Mini Kaze 40 mm for the use in limited space areas such as Mini-ITX cases, NAS servers or externa

Features

  1. 40 x 10mm quiet PC cooling fan
  2. Noise level 14.0 dB(A)
  3. 2-pin and 3-pin connectors
  4. Great value
  5. Perfect for Chipset/VGA Cooling

Low noise and high performance make this fan the perfect choice for a broad field of applications. Due to its handy size it is particularly suitable for limited space environments such as Mini-ITX cases, NAS servers or external HDDs. 3500 rpm provides very high cooling performance at an amazingly low noise level of 14 db(A).

2-Way Usage

Including 2-pin to 3-pin adaptor, this fan can be versatile for using as a chipset fan, replacement for external HDD case fan, or a replacement fan for removable case.

Tuned for Silent

By setting the fan speed to a relatively low level of 3500 rpm, a very quiet noise level of just 14 dBA is achieved.


SpecificationsMini Kaze
Fan size (edge to edge)40 mm
Screw hole spacings32 mm
ModelSY124010L
Air volume at full speed (12V), CFM ±10%4.11
Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A)14
Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10%3500
Weight, g65
Approximate cable length11cm 2-pin, 22cm with 3-pin adapter
Life expectancy @ 25°C continuous use2 years
Power connector3-pin and 2-pin
Bearing typeSleeve
Accessories2-pin to 3-pin converter
Fan depth10 mm
Rated voltage12 VDC
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4560143270570
SpecificationsMini Kaze
Fan size (edge to edge)40 mm
Screw hole spacings32 mm
ModelSY124010L
Air volume at full speed (12V), CFM ±10%4.11
Noise level at full speed (12V), dB(A)14
Fan speed at full speed (12V), RPM ±10%3500
Weight, g65
Approximate cable length11cm 2-pin, 22cm with 3-pin adapter
Life expectancy @ 25°C continuous use2 years
Power connector3-pin and 2-pin
Bearing typeSleeve
Accessories2-pin to 3-pin converter
Fan depth10 mm
Rated voltage12 VDC
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4560143270570

Customer Reviews

Sweet fan

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This is a great fan overall only wished it was a dust proof fan that’s all. it’s super silent too.

Great fan, little noise and tiny price

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I bought this fan as replacement for the stock fan of a Via VB8001G Epia motherboard installed in my little SOHO server. The stock fan is really noisy and i couldn’t bear with this anymore. As soon as replaced the fan with this product, i could hear the sound of the hard disk instead of the noise of the fan. This is really a great product and at a little price. Thank you Quiet PC.

Virtually silent!

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This made an enormous difference in lowering the noise of my RAID array card while reducing its temperature as well. I can’t recommend this highly enough.The only gripe I have is that it doesn’t come with any matching 12mm screws or bolts, so I had to hunt for some that fit.

Well worth the price

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I installed two of these onto an old Shuttle pc. One for the ATI graphics card and the other for the PSU. I feel like have gone deaf or hard of hearing with these fans. I must admit I was sceptical at first but well surprised. The only thing I hear now is the HDD. Service was brilliant. I ordered the fans on Friday, arrived the Saturday. Thanks Quiet PC!!!

Amazing

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At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I actually detached this fan after the 1st installation as I was convinced I had got something wrong - it made no perceivable noise whatsoever. It does work very well, and is totally silent. Brilliant. Plus, 10* to Quiet PC, ordered it 1pm on a Friday, normal 1st class post, arrived Saturday. Very impressed by the service.

Excellent quiet fan

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Ordered six of these to attach to various north/south bridge and RAID card heatsinks. I screwed them down with 3.5x20mm self-tapping screws. Very quiet, and move enough air to keep the heatsinks (which were very hot to touch) much cooler.

One has a slight intermittent low buzz, but I can only hear it with the case side off, and the other five are fine. Would have got ten stars if it had a third wire for monitoring, but for cooling chipset heatsinks they’re great. In fact I’m about to order some more!

Excellent service

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I ordered 2 fans during the worst spell of snow (almost 2 feet in 2 days) and freezing temperatures (-18c) I have ever known in the 40 years I have lived in Lincolnshire and I know that Malton was experiencing the same severe weather. Despite this the fans were delivered within 3 days of my ordering which was an amazing feat and I cannot praise the service I received too highly.

Solid and quiet

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Using this with my Zalman ZM-NB47J to cool down the northbridge. Used super glue to attach it on the side of the heatsink. It’s quiet and feels solid.

Replaced a fan in TiscaliTV box...perfectly silent

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Perfect.....silenced old noisy heavy fan in TiscaliTV PVR box.

Perfect

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I used this to replace the noisy fan in my media player. It has made a huge difference, operates at near total silence. In fact, the only way to tell if it’s working is to put your hand round the back! Very highly recommended.

excellent

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I must say this fix is risky, do not try at home...

I was a naughty boy *ahem* and used this as a replacement fan in a power unit for a shuttle xpc. Apart from the inerrant risks of delving into a PSU, the installation was fine.

The fan runs almost inaudibly, and keeps the PSU temp lower than the original fan. Brilliant, worth more than the asking price!

Excellent Product

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I used this fan to replace the standard fan in a Thecus N299. The Thecus is an excellent product but was causing a lot of noise in our living area. The replacement of the cooling fan with this product has now made it inaudible. Fast delivery and an excellent product make this 10/10.

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

    32mm between screw holes:40mm fan size
    40mm between screw holes:50mm fan size
    50mm between screw holes:60mm fan size
    60mm between screw holes:70mm fan size
    72mm between screw holes:80mm fan size
    83mm between screw holes:92mm fan size
    105mm between screw holes:120mm fan size


  • 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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