Pimoroni Fan SHIM for Raspberry Pi

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89% of 100
SKU: CE06509 Brand: Pimoroni
Make your Raspberry Pi seriously cool with Fan SHIM! This 30mm no-solder, controllable CPU fan with RGB LED and tactile switch will give your Raspberry Pi significantly better thermal performance.
$26.40 AUD, inc GST
$24.00 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Mon, 4th of Mar

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $23.04 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $22.32 (exc GST)
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53 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

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Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

Fan SHIM uses a friction-fit header, so it just slips onto your Pi's pins and it's ready to go, no soldering required! Note that, due to the height of the fan, if you want to use HATs or pHATs with Fan SHIM, then you'll need to use a booster header.

The fan can be controlled in software, so you can do crafty things like toggle it on when the CPU reaches a certain temperature. Use the LED as a handy visual indicator to show fan status, CPU load/temperature, whatever! The tactile switch can also be programmed, so you can use it to toggle the fan on or off, or to switch between temperature-triggered or manual mode.

Oh, and it's compatible with our new Pibow Coupé 4 case for Raspberry Pi 4!

Assembly is required, Pimoroni has made a guide to help with each step (takes about 2-3 minutes).

Features

  • 30mm 5V DC fan
  • 4,200 RPM
  • 0.05 m3/min air flow
  • 18.6 dB acoustic noise
  • Friction-fit header
  • No soldering required
  • RGB LED (APA102)
  • Tactile switch
  • Basic assembly required
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 (and 3 B+, 3 A+)
  • Software setup guide (so the fan is only "on" when it needs to be)
  • Python library and daemon

Kit contains

  • Fan SHIM PCB
  • 30mm 5V DC fan with JST connector
  • M2.5 nuts and bolts

Performance Examples

Fan SHIM compared with heatsink

Assembly

Assembly is really easy, and will take less than two minutes.

  1. With the component side of the PCB facing upwards, push the two M2.5 bolts through the holes from below, then screw on the first pair of nuts to secure them and act as spacers.
  2. Push the fan's mounting holes down onto the bolts, with the cable side of the fan downwards (as pictured) and the text on the fan upwards. Attach with another two nuts.
  3. Push the fan's JST connector into the socket on Fan SHIM.

Software

Here's the software setup guide for everyday use.

Pimoroni's Python library lets you control the fan (on/off), RGB LED, and switch. There's a handful of examples to show you how to use each feature, and a script to install a daemon (a service that runs in the background) that runs the fan in automatic mode, triggering it on or off when the CPU reaches a threshold temperature, with a manual override via the tactile switch.

Notes

  • When mounting or detaching the fan, or assembled Fan SHIM, do not push on the fan itself, as it is liable to break.
  • Not heatsink-compatible!
  • Dimensions: 45x39x11mm

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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