Orion Fans is seeing increased sales of its DC fans to OEMs and power supply manufacturers for use in cooling power supply applications due to key features that improve overall performance as well as a wide variety of available options depending on the specific application. Popular applications range from those requiring a smaller, high-CFM, low-noise DC fan to industrial benchtop power supplies requiring a high-powered smart fan with PWM control and a locked rotor alarm. Additionally, the Orion Fans Vane Axial DC fan series is popular in rack-mounted power supply applications, particularly those exhibiting high static pressure environments.
The increase in sales is not only due to the broad DC fan offering and variety of CFM options, but also to the immediate availability from stock which has been supporting the small-to-medium volumes associated with rack-mount and industrial benchtop power supply production.
Our flexibility in offering a variety of package sizes and optional features, all available from stock, is contributing greatly to our success in this particular market, said David Luna, Orion Fans' product marketing manager. We are expanding this level of responsiveness as we grow our distributor network on a global basis.
The new Orion Fans' web site features a Find-Your-Fan Search tool, which enables engineers to search by fan type, size, voltage or CFM, according to Luna. Product designers can also link to one or more global or regional distribution web sites to find available inventory and pricing.
The standard DC fan series being specified for power supplies include: OD1225, OD2510, OD3010, OD4010, OD4020, OD4028, OD4028 XC, OD6015 and OD6020. Each DC fan series is available with an optional thermostatic control that adjusts fan speed in direct relation to the ambient air temperature between 55% and 100% of full speed, prolonging fan life, saving energy and minimizing noise.
The Vane Axial fan models being specified for power supplies include: OD1238-VXC, OD9238-VXC, OD8038-VXC, and OD6038-VXC.
The standard DC and Vane Axial series are available in standard and custom sizes. Fans are rated from 5VDC to 48VDC and measure from 1x0.39 inches to 4.7x1 inches with airflow from 1.8 to 283CFM.