Nidec Copal USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) has announced its family of brushless DC sub-miniature fans and blowers suitable for use in office automation machines, video cameras, and portable medical and small industrial inspection devices. The tube axial family of sub-miniature fans comes in two fan models and one blower model. The RoHS-compliant F16 (0.0650" sq.) tube axial fan develops up to 0.42 CFM at a maximum of 1.88" of water in an intermittent duty cycle operation. Input volt and currents reach 3.3 VDC and 20 milliamps, respectively.

The larger RoHS-compliant F17HA tube axial fan model (0.699" sq.) provides up to 0.53 CFM with a maximum static pressure of 0.04"of water. Fan speed is 8,000 rpm at 5.0 volts and 30 milliamps input.

The F16 brushless blower, model F16BJ, develops a maximum airflow of up to 1.24 CFM with a maximum static pressure of 0.056" of water. Top speed is 5,500 rpm with an input of 5.0 volts DC and 40 milliamps.

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This article first appeared in the August, 2007 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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