Thermaltake USB Powered Mobile Fan 12 Review

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Testing the Mobile Fan 12

Like every fan review I’ve done, we will be testing 4 aspects of this fan:

  • Airflow in CFM
  • Noise Level in dB(A)
  • Static Pressure in mmH20
  • Heat Tolerance at 30*C

My testing equipment for this setup is:

  • Dwyer Differential Pressure Gauge Model 2000-00 AV
  • General Tools DCFM8906 Digital Air Flow Meter
  • Tenma Digital Sound Level Meter
  • Kintrex IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer
  • Universal Enterprises DM383B Digital Multimeter

Now lets get down to testing and see how this fan does.

Airflow on this fan moves pretty strait forward, and besides be 0.55CFM off (well under my meters margin of error and well within spec) this fan nails its specifications dead on. I can easily say that’s a good start for Thermaltake.

Static pressure for this fan follows an odd curve, though it’s still pretty much on spec and again, well within the margin of error for my equipment. That curve you are seeing is also pretty natural, so it’s nothing to worry about.

Noise level of this fan flowed pretty well, but I would like to break down each RPM level and how it sounded for you:

  • 800 RPM
  • Well below ambient room noise and almost impossible to hear but a breeze can still be felt coming off of it.
  • 1000 RPM
    • Slightly audible though any typing or mouse clicks will be much louder.
  • 1200 RPM
    • Airflow, as in a “woosh” type noise can be heard rolling off the fan grills. Still fairly quiet
  • 1500 RPM
    • Some motor noise off of this fan along with a heavy “woosh” noise of the air rolling off of the fan grill.

    Now that testing is over, we’ll wrap this review up on the final page and summarize everything well.

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