Akasa White LED (AK-FN055)
Another 120 mm Akasa fan model participating in our today’s tests comes in a cardboard box with a fan picture on the front side and its detailed technical specifications on the other:
The bundled accessories are exactly the same as those of the above described UltraQuiet Amber fan. However, the new fan looks a little different: it has a clear frame and glossy white fan blades:
The fan is 120x120x25 mm big. We don’t know how much it weighs, as there is no mention of it in the specs. Each fan has 7 blades and a 43 mm rotor diameter. The fans come with a 300 mm power cable:
The shape of the Akasa White LED blades is very similar to the shape of Akasa UltraQuiet Amber blades; however, there is no sharp lug at the beginning of the blades:
The fan rotates at 1200 RPM and creates 38.4 CFM airflow. Its static pressure is even higher than that of the amber Akasa and equals 1.170 mmH2O. The noise level is declared not to exceed 17.5 dBA due to a sleeve bearing with guaranteed MTBF of only 20,000 hours.
The marking on the fan rotor reads “DFS122512L” and indicates that this fan belongs to Young Lin Tech Co. LTD:
The declared power consumption levels are much more modest than those of Akasa UltraQuiet Amber and shouldn’t exceed 1.8 W.
The fan is equipped with four white LEDs that look very attractive in the dark:
Akasa White LED is made in China and is recommended to retail at $13.
The obtained test results show that the white Akasa fans make much more pleasant noise than the amber ones:
The fan retains acoustic comfort up until 900-930 RPM, the bearing makes no crackling of any kind at all. The airflow is pretty average for our today’s testing participants, which means that this fan doesn’t work any wonders in this respect. However, the claimed power consumption didn’t get confirmed, because the fan consumed about 2.24 W at maximum speed instead of the declared 1.8 W. the startup voltage is one of the lowest in our today’s tests – only 2.7 V.