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Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi

SKU: CE05338

$3.95 AUD, inc GST
$3.59 AUD, exc GST
Cooling Fan for Raspberry Pi
3.95 AUD

SKU: CE05338

$3.95 AUD, inc GST
$3.59 AUD, exc GST
10 reviews 0 5 4.6

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Adding a fan to your Raspberry Pi is one of the best and easiest ways to cool your Pi project. This fan plugs right into the GPIO pins on your Pi to power up, giving you a low-cost, effective cooling solution for your favorite credit-card sized computer. Whatever your project is, it's likely that installing a fan will help increase the performance of your Raspberry Pi.

  • Made for Raspberry Pi - This 5V Fan is ideal for cooling your Pi. The female connector plugs right into GPIO Pins 4 & 6, easy as that.
  • Whisper-quiet operation - You'll get performance increases without the annoying buzz and hum of other small fans.
  • Standard Mounting Options - The 30mmx30mm sized fan is easy to mount in supported cases, and easy to design around.

How to install a fan in your Raspberry Pi project

This fan comes ready to rumble, with a female connector attached that can plug directly into the 5V/GND pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO Pins. Just set the fan up to push/pull air in the direction you need (there are some small arrows on the side of the fan that help orient yourself). We usually see people set their fans up just above the Main SoC (the CPU) for the most effective cooling.

We've had experience with cooling Raspberry Pi's and wrote a handy guide on the methods and best practices for your to cool your own project effectively. We go over fans, heat-sinks, cases and more.

Our comprehensive guide on cooling a Raspberry Pi board

Technical Specifications

  • 30mm x 30mm x 10mm
  • 5V operation
  • Female header connector
  • Quiet operation

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Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Robert verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    An ample cooling fan, fits really well into the Retroflag casing and can be manually speed controlled via GPIO pins (Posted on 14/01/2019)

  2. Review by Matt verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Low cost, basic fan. Works as expected. (Posted on 11/01/2019)

  3. Review by Natasha verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great little fan, but doesn't quite fit the Flirc case. This shouldn't be an issue though. (Posted on 26/12/2018)

  4. Review by Dave verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Driving your Pi hard, i recommend using a combination of Heat Sinks and this cooling fan that actually bolts straight up to the Raspberry Pi clear case, i personally only use the clear covers on my Pi3B+'s and the fan fits perfect. (Posted on 23/08/2018)

  5. Review by Adam verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Easy install into the NESPi case and from my experience quiet (Posted on 7/08/2018)

  6. Review by Jason verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    My Retropie unit seemed to heat up a bit - this fan seems to do the job in my NESPI CASE - great for the price, easy to install and protects your investment (Posted on 28/04/2018)

  7. Review by Michael verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    I'm a real fan of these ;) (Posted on 27/04/2018)

  8. Review by Marcus verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    Easy to mount, easy to swap the pins. Three stars though because it's not a very strong fan - it took me a minute or so to determine which was the outwards side. (Posted on 19/04/2018)

  9. Review by Richard verified purchaser
    Rating
    60

    The fan moves a little air and fine in an open topped environment but when this is added into the Retroflag NESPi Case, the noise is unbearable. Most likely down to the smallish vents in the top of the case. I left it out in the end and just used heatsinks. (Posted on 3/04/2018)

  10. Review by Matt verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Just what we were after, Retro Pi's gonna look and run cool now (Posted on 29/03/2018)

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