Enermax is introducing five new fan models that feature a new patented fan speed control technology and encompass two different series. Under the Twister Advance Series are the Cluster Advance, Everest Advance, and Magma Advance fans; under the New Vegas LED Series will debut the T.B. Vegas Quad and T.B. Vegas fans.
Essentially, the new models are refreshed versions of previously-released products. The key advance to the new versions lies in the application of Enermax’s patented APS technology, “Adjustable Peak Speed.” The company has this to say about APS: “As the name implies, the peak speed of these fans can be adjusted as you prefer, and the speed will be regulated automatically by pulse-width modulation (PWM) or by an integrated thermal sensor after selecting the particular RPM range.“
In addition to APS, Enermax also updated the fans in its Twister Advance Series with the capability of selecting from one of three maximum RPM levels via a hub-mounted switch. For example, the Cluster Advance 120mm fan can run from either 500 to 1200 RPM, 500 to 1800 RPM, or 500 to 1800 RPM. End users can select whatever max fan speed is most appropriate for their systems, while APS will dynamically adjust RPMs to suit.
Enermax is quick to also tout that the new models will continue to use the company’s patented Twister Bearing (the “T.B.” in the Vegas Advance fans’ nomenclature), a magnetic bearing technology that endows fans with superior reliability and extended usage lifetime far longer than mechanical bearing types.
The company has more detailed specs on these fans at its website. The new fans will be available in mid-May, though no specific pricing information has been posted at the time of writing.