Scythe Gentle Typhoon High RPM series Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

  Scythe Gentle Typhoon:  High RPM series 

 

Introduction 

By virtue of visiting the hallowed realm of OC3D you have already identified yourself as a connoisseur and as such appreciative of all things "high end", something of an aficionado when it comes to selecting the very best kit your hard earned wedge can buy.  It comes as no surprise then that you will already be aware that Scythe produce some of the very best fans on the market.  The Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm can be thought of pretty much the Wayne Rooney of the fan world, like Mr Rooney, it's no looker, but it can be guaranteed to get the job done.

Some of you will also know that the Scythe Gentle typhoons actually originate from a company called Nidec Servo, in fact their logo can be clearly seen on the box. 

All this is very interesting of course, but you're probably beginning to wonder where it's going.  That said as astute devotees of all things great and good you've probably already worked out exactly what we're going to be looking at in this review.  And if you haven't, then the title of the review should have given you an idea at least.

So what's all this about then?  High RPM?  How high? Well simply put, should you so desire you can actually get the quite wonderful Gentle Typhoon fans in some quite ridiculous RPMs.  How ridiculous?  Well how does 3000rpm sound?  not ridiculous enough?  Try 4250RPM.  Still not mad enough for you?  Then take a bite out of the totally insane 5400RPM model, and while you're at it, be careful it doesn't take a bite out of you!

 

Technical Specification

Lets have a look at the numbers then shall we.

Some pretty impressive rpms and CFMs, but look at those noise levels!

   3000rpm  4250rpm  5400rpm
Dimensions120x120x25mm120x120x25mm120x120x25mm
Rated Voltage12Volts12Volts 12Volts
Operating voltage range10.2-13.8V 10.2-13.8V 10.2-13.8A
Starting Current0.97A1.35A 2.69A
Rated Current0.22A0.56A 1.14A
Fan Speed3000rpm4250rpm 5400rpm
Noise Level36.5dBA44dBA 50.5dBA
Air Flow83 CFM116.5 CFM 150.1 CFM
Weight205g205g 205g
MTBF100000 hours at 35c100000 hours at 35c 100000 hours at 35c

 

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Most Recent Comments

06-06-2012, 06:43:39

tinytomlogan


With ridiculously high RPMs, I'm not entirely sure it's still appropriate to refer to these fans as "Gentle Typhoons". Read on to find out what 5400rpm can do for you.

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06-06-2012, 07:01:25

Master&Puppet
Absolutely monstrous cooling, like that very much.

No I am never going to consider buying any unless I design a battery powered light aircraft and need an engine.

06-06-2012, 07:14:59

SieB
Good fans, not suitable for your normal rig though.

But you may need a pair of these to go with them

06-06-2012, 08:03:21

clone38
Keep small kids and cats well away from these

06-06-2012, 17:22:16

ExplosiveToaster
I think it's good to see how companies like Scythe are making server grade products available to the "general public"...

Good review too mate!
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