|At InfoComm 2012, Las Vegas, Lowell Manufacturing Company recently introduced a built-in thermostat option for 19-inch panels with whisper-quiet or turbo fans. This thermostat is actually built right into the cord, activating and deactivating fans when ambient temperatures reach pre-set points. The thermostat automatically turns fans on when the ambient temperature hits 86°F (30°C), and off when the temperature is 72°F (22°C). This power-saving feature ensures efficient fan operation, while saving rack space. The bright green cord highlights the energy-savings benefit to customers.|
The whisper fan used in Model Series FW has a 4.7" diameter each, 50 cfm airflow rating, 28 dB noise rating, and requires 5.5 Watts of power. Includes fan guards and power cord. Whisper fans are available as 19-inch E.I.A. Fan Panels of 3U with 2 or 3 fans or 7U with 4 fans; as well as a single fan kit for spot cooling.
The turbo fan featured in Model Series FT is a single 10" diameter fan (19" E.I.A. 7U panel) and has 550 cfm airflow rating and 50.8 dB noise rating, requiring 61 Watts of power. The package includes front/rear fan guards and cord.
Lowell also introduced the built-in thermostat to its FDC Series of rackmount fan panels which have a universal power supply and are provided with plug adaptors for the US, central Europe, and the UK.