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When SilverStone showcased its SUGO SG07 in CES 2010, the casing was equipped with a rather “standard” 180mm fan. After extensive revision, the company is proud to show us something that looks totally different from its predecessors: the Air Penetrator. 

Complete with balloon floating trick inside.

Let’s cut the chase, and see what SilverStone has provided us with:
Air Penetrator AP121: A breakthrough computer fan with air channeling technology
Traditional computer fans are made to expel air, so for years, airflow was the most important rating that determines cooling efficiency as most fans are used as exhausts. SilverStone created Air Penetrator fan specifically designed for intake fan applications, where airflow rating is not a priority.  The design goal for Air Penetrator is to focus airflow into a column that can be channeled through various obstacles inside the modern computer case for more efficient cooling performance.  Compared with traditional fans, where airflow spreads outward and further looses focus with resistance added (e.g. filters, fan guards, etc…), Air Penetrator fan’s unique blade and grille designs can create enough pressure to push air as far as 1 meter away with minimal fan speed and noise.  This unmatched efficiency makes Air Penetrator ideal not only as intake case fan, but also perfect for high density heatsinks and radiators.
 
Special Features
  • Industry leading air channeling fan.
  • Wide fan blades for reducing air resistance.
  • Standard 120mm frame for maximum compatibility with CPU coolers.
  • Integrated air channeling grille double as fan guard to reduce overall size.
  • Low power consumption.
  • The Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) for high reliability.
Specifications:
 

Model No.

SST-AP121

Color

Transparent blue UV fan blades, black frame

Bearing

Fluid dynamic bearing

Rated voltage

12V DC

Start voltage

7V DC

Rated Current

Max 0.33A  (Actual) 0.09A

Rated power

Max 3.96W  (Actual)1.08W

Speed

1500 rpm

Effective airflow range

1 Meter

Diameter

120mm 

Air speed

2.5m/s (measured at fan exit)

Airflow

35.36CFM

Static pressure

1.71mmH2O

Noise

22.4 dB(A)

Noise reduction

Includes two speed reduction cables

Dimension

120 x 120 x 25mm

Lifetime

50000 hours

One look, and you know that we have something clearly different here with us.
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Next page, you’d see the balloon floating trick that the Air Penetrator is capable of.