Noctua Launches New NA-FH1 Fan Hub
Noctua has unveiled its latest product, the NA-FH1 fan hub. This high-quality device is an 8-channel PWM fan hub that can run and control up to eight PWM fans simultaneously. It can be connected to a single PWM motherboard fan header or stand-alone controllers like the optional NA-FC1. The NA-FH1 is highly flexible and supports both 12 V and 5 V fans with 4-pin PWM and 3-pin connectors, making it suitable for PC environments and other 12 V- or 5 V-based applications.
Noctua CEO Roland Mossig said, "While there is no shortage of fan hubs on the market, we found most of them lacking both from a functional and from a safety perspective. PWM control and RPM readout can be unreliable, and most units lack overcurrent or short-circuit protection, which can be dangerous when powering through S-ATA. This is where the NA-FH1 steps in: a safe, dependable quality device for powering and controlling up to eight fans!"
Many fan hubs available on the market use basic PCB designs without any protection or circuitry for signal quality improvement. This can cause readout errors, especially at low fan speeds. In contrast, the NA-FH1's signal quality improvement circuitries guarantee reliable readout and speed control, even if incoming signals may be of less-than-ideal quality.
The NA-FH1 features protection circuitries with resettable polyfuses that shut down in case of overcurrent or short-circuits, protecting the connected fans and surrounding components. It can be powered via its S-ATA input (for 12 V fans, up to 54 W) or 4-pin PWM input (for 5 V and 12 V fans, up to 24 W). The two ports can also be used concurrently with the device automatically taking power via S-ATA and exchanging RPM and PWM signals via the 4-pin interface. Status LEDs allow for easy monitoring, and the magnetic fixture makes installing the NA-FH1 inside a PC case or on any other steel surface easy. The NA-FH1 is CE, UKCA, and UL certified and fully compliant with all applicable safety standards. It also comes with Noctua's 6-year manufacturer's warranty.
The suggested retail price for the NA-FH1 is EUR/USD 34.90. For more information, visit the product page.