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|Base Material||KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350B、Rogers4000、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)|
|Board Type||Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.|
|Copper Thickness||Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ|
|Maximum Board Size||1100*500mm(43”*19”)|
|Min laser drilling size||4mil|
|Solder Mask||Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy|
|Surface Treatment||Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finger.|
|Min. Annular Ring||3mil|
|Aspect ratio||10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)|
|Impedance control||±5ohm(＜50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)|
|Other Techniques||Blind/Buried Via|
|Via in Pad|
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|SUPPLIER||PCB LAMINATE||TYPE||MATERIAL DATASHEET||TG||TD||DK(1MHZ)||DK(1GHZ)||DK(10GHZ)|
|Hitachi||MCL-BE- 67G||Modified Epoxy||DOWNLOAD||140||340||4.9||4.4||–|
|N4000-13EP SI||Modified Epoxy||DOWNLOAD||210-240||350||–||3.4||3.2|
|Stablcor||ST325||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
|ST10||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
|Bergquist||ht-04503||–||DOWNLOAD||Thermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)|
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Fan Board: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
Fan board is a very important part of electronic devices. They are made of the sturdiest choice of materials. They have versatile purposes in different applications and projects.
The printed circuit boards and fan boards are correlated with each other to provide functionalities and advantages.
PCBMay is a world-class manufacturing company of fan boards situated in China. We manufacture top-graded fan boards with our advanced technologies and with the assistance of our professional engineers.
If you are eager to know all about fan boards, this can be a place for you. This FAQ guide about fan boards covers everything from what it is to how to choose the right manufacturer. Take a look!
1. What Is A Fan Board?
A Fan board is a board used in electronic applications to provide cooling and heating facilities for main printed circuit boards. It also provides mechanical bracing support systems and a back panel for a mainboard.
A Fan board mainly works as an auxiliary board with a mainboard for temperature and brace purposes. It can work with PCI GS, PCI SS, PCIe8 FX / LX / SX boards. The board is able to give mechanical support to the mainboards.
When the mainboard is working alone, a fan board is needed. It is a mezzanine board that is needed for specific functionality and I/O. The printed circuit board is the main part of a fan board for functionality.
What Are The Types Of A Fan Board?
Well, there are various types of fan boards with versatile functionalities. As it is a part and parcel of an electronic device, you must have this board with your mainboard. For versatile requirements of the different electronic applications, projects, and products, there comes different types of fans.
Some types of fans are as follows. Manufacturers widely use these different boards for different purposes.
● Air Conditioner
Fan boards used in air conditioners have voltage operations ranging 2A ~ 4A current and having 5V. The volume of an air conditioner fan is generally 30X30X7.5 mm. This size is perfect for most of the mechanical purposes of an air conditioner.
There are even different types of air conditioner fan boards. Each of them has significant features.
● Power Supply
Fans used in supplying power have very important roles. These boards work when the application is accessing the average temperature when it is about to start.
The power supply fan board decreases the electric devices’ power consumption. Working this way ensures the longevity of the device and of the fan itself.
● Cooling Control
Fan board is a must-have for PCBs in electronic devices for the heating issue. They work as a solution for the heating issues by cooling them. They also maintain a low temperature of the devices.
A standard cooling control board works with robust output voltage. The output voltage performance generally can range from 5.6A – 14V to 4A – 5V. Cooling control boards are very important for electric applications.
Mechanical fan board works as an automated operation. It supports the mainboard automatically. It can be used in different devices for its higher qualities.
● Fan Controller Board
Most computer applications use fan demo controller boards. It sets the parameter requirements for consistently running computer applications.
You can input personalized temperature in the fan demo controller board. It is specialized with a 12V fan supply as well. Fan demo controller boards play a vital role in computerized applications.
● Electronic Temperature
You need electronic temperature fans for your business and projects. These boards have a durable temperature.
The electronic temperature board has a fan-controlling element that is programmable. This programmable fan controlling element works at a temperature of -55C / 125C.
Different types of fan boards are necessary for significant requirements of applications and projects. Each of them varies from the other in its functionality.
What Are The Applications Of A Fan Board?
Fan boards have a wide range of applications in different sectors of electronic applications and products. In a word, we can say any application that needs mechanical bracing support or a cooling system uses these boards with mainboards.
Applications Of A Fan Board
We use them for consumer electronics like air conditioners, electric fans, induction cookers, etc. Computer electronics like desktops, laptops, tabs, and smartphones need the boards. Medical electronics, daily accessories, well almost every electronic device requires these boards.
The applications of a fan board are versatile. You can name only a handful of electronic devices that do not use this board.
What Are The Advantages Of Fan Board?
The advantages of a fan board actually have no limits. It has a smaller size with minimal thickness. You can stack up multilayers as you require on this board.
Advantages Of A Fan Board
These boards do not weigh much. You can use different materials for your board. You can even control the power and voltage of your board.
This board is rechargeable, it comes in tiny sizes as well. It is portable so it is even more easy to use. Not to mention the board is very much customizable according to your requirements.
Why Do You Use Fan Board?
Well, many electronic applications and products need these boards. As there are a variety of fan boards, you need to use the right one for your product. Its early system prototypes can assist you in refining fan selection.
As there is the complexity of airflow, you need to choose the right fan by trial and error. We use the boards to bring about cool air replacing the hot air in the enclosure. Printed circuit board layouts and heat sinks transmit the heat from the hot electronic components.
Manufacturers use these boards as they are able to move the hot air by making a pressure differential. In short, we can say fan boards are an integral part of electronic devices. That is why the use of these boards is so important.
What Is The Manufacturing Process Of A Fan Board?
The manufacturing process of a fan board is likely to manufacture a printed circuit board. There are certain procedures to follow to get an accurate board. The manufacturing process of a fan board is as follows.
These boards move the air by producing a differential of pressure. By blocking the air, there can be pressure produced and no movement of air. But if you put the board out in the open, the fan will face no external pressure across the board and the airflow will get maximized.
These boards mainly operate somewhere in-between these extreme points. Manufacturers point many board datasheets by specifying the stable no flow pressure, CFM, or maximum free airflow in cubic feet/minute as well.
The electric system compound supplies the resistance of the airflow. This resistant system controls the airflow’s amount at significant pressures. The manufacturer needs to increase the airflow with increasing pressure for turbulent airflow.
You can easily adjust the DC fan speed by changing the DC voltage. When the airflow value changes with the fan speed, the pressure of the board changes as well. You can read the pressure with the help of a water manometer. These board pressure units are “in. H2O”, “in. wg” as such.
As a part of the prototype processing, the manufacturer fits a tube near to the electronic package along with the fan. Then run it to a water manometer in order to get the pressure measurement in the enclosure. The manufacturing company uses a DC fan to enable system air resistance measurement.
Manufacturing Process Of A Fan Board
This is the basic manufacturing process of a fan board. It can be changed regarding the application’s requirements. Advanced technology boards need a modified high technology manufacturing process.
What Is A Mechanical Fan Board?
A mechanical fan board is widely used in electrical devices. We can say it is the most used fan board in industries.
Mechanical boards supply automatic operation to support the mainboard. It plays a vital role to operate the main printed circuit board. The support system of a mainboard depends on a mechanical fan board.
Mechanical Fan Board
A mechanical fan has plenty of productive functionalities. You can use this board for any product or application. This fan board provides all the mechanical support for a mainboard.
Why Do You Use Fan Board In Desktop?
Fan boards are a major part of a desktop. A desktop can not operate perfectly without the assistance of the right fan. These boards help to run desktops smoothly.
We use fan boards on a desktop to operate every normal function smoothly and without hassle. The boards are able to give desktops the ability to install any functionality. It is placed inside of a desktop attached to the back or front case.
Fan board is an integral part of any desktop mounted inside of a computer case. Its main job is to provide active cooling for the computer. It draws cooler air from outside into the internal case of the computer.
Not only does it bring in cooler air, but the board also gets the warm air inside out. It passes the air beyond the heat sink to decrease the temperature of a component.
There are some standard sizes of fan boards for computers. These boards are controlled and powered with a 4 pin or 3 pins fan connector.
Fan Board In Desktop
Generally, we use axial fans on desktops. There are exceptions like sometimes we use centrifugal fans. Centrifugal fan board used in a desktop can be either blower or squirrel-cage.
How Do You Customize A Fan Board?
You may require to customize your fan board according to the requirement of your application or product. These boards are very much customizable as to your necessities. Manufacturing companies can customize the boards with proper knowledge and high technologies.
Customized Fan Board
The features of a fan board like layer counts, thickness, vias, surface finish, solder masks can be customized as per your requirement. You can also customize the power, voltage, material, size for extended usage. The customization will cost you according to your needs.
What Does Surface Finish In Fan Board?
Surface finish is a measure of the texture of the fan board’s surface. Surface finish is a vital part of fabricating these boards. It protects the board from all kinds of damages and increases its durability.
Surface Finish In Fan Board
There are different types of surface finish for a fan board. It can be shiny and smooth or non-reflective and rough. Rough surface mostly wears rapidly and it has better friction coefficients than any smooth surface finish.
Some common features of a surface finish are etching, silk screening, grains, polishing, sandblasting, etc. There are various materials for the surface finish too in a fan. You should be selective while choosing the surface finish material for your board.
Watch the following video to learn more about the surface finish in the fan board.
What Is The Thickness Of A Fan Board?
Thickness is another important fact for fabricating fan boards. Generally, these type of boards is very thin. It can have a single layer or multiple layers.
Thickness Of A Fan Board
There is no fixed thickness for the boards. It can vary from one to another as the board requires. 10 mm, 15 mm, 25 mm, 38 mm are some common thicknesses of a fan board.
What Is The Difference Between Mechanical And Electronic Fan Boards?
There are two significant types of fan boards that are commonly used in devices. These two fans are the mechanical and, electronic fan board. Both of them are crucially important in applications.
There are major differences between these two types of boards. Mechanical fans are cheap and available. It is more effective when fixed up with a clutch.
On the other hand, electronic fans are expensive in comparison. If you want custom shrouds and a Daimler fan, it can cost you even more. For manufacturing electric fans you would need advanced knowledge of electrical systems.
But in comparison to mechanical fans, electronic fans work just as well. In electronic fan boards, you will get a boost to boot in MPG as well.
What Are The Different Fan Boards For Different Products?
Different products have versatile functionalities with different requirements. You can not work with the same fan board for every product. You may need different fans with different functionalities for each different product.
For this necessity, there comes different fan boards. They can be applied to different products according to their requirements. Some of the fan boards for divergent products are as follows.
- Portable Fan
- Desktop Fan
- Mini Fan
- Multilayer Fan
- Rechargeable Fan
- Induction Cooker Fan
- Custom Fan
- 60w Fan
- 12v Fan
There are some more fan boards with individual purposes for application.
How Does Fan Board Work?
You can consider a fan board as a low-pressure air pump. It uses power brought from a motor. And then gives output as an airflow at a significant pressure given.
In a fan board, a propeller turns torque within the motor in order to raise the static pressure covering the board. This way the air particles’ kinetic energy increases.
The boards in the ventilation system application have three basic laws. These three basic laws give us the option to correlate the relationship between the major features of a fan board. The correlating features are static pressure, horsepower, fan airflow rate, and speed.
The heat sink is a cooling procedure to transfer dissolute heating from the device components into a cool temperature. This procedure serves the concept of conduction. In this conception, the heat transmits to a low thermal resistant area from a significant high thermal resistant area.
Well, all this cooling is necessary to ensure the reliability and longevity of the device. Heat is the main concern of fan boards. When the temperature of the device’s components exceeds its tolerance, the board takes countermeasures to solve the problem.
Fan boards ensure appropriate reduction of the heat from the components. It takes down the temperature to the device operating range to increase reliability. That is how a fan board basically works.
Watch the following video to learn in detail about how the fan board works.
What Is Noise In Fan Board?
Noise is a crucial fact in fan boards. You need to control the noise system in your fan. Noise level is a major datasheet parameter in fans.
Noise In Fan Board
Noise level is generally explained in dBA at a meter distance. As the dBA numbers get higher, the noise gets louder. It becomes really annoying when the noise is above 55 dBA.
The typical noise is 60 dBA in fan boards. Ears are very sensitive in the fan noise frequency range. As the speed reduces, the fan noise also decreases.
Air obstructions near the outlet and inlet make the fan noise worse. These obstructions can be like filters, heat sinks, tall components, filter assemblies, PC boards, cables, brackets, finger guards, debris, transformers, panels, walls, etc.
You can cut fan RPMs by half to reduce the noise by 15 dB. Airflow rate is proportional to fan RPMs. The system’s air resistance decreases the airflow and the fan’s RPMs.
Fan noise gets better in quality at lower RPMs. With airflow resistance, fans are generally quieter.
DC fan motor produces a pulse system load current. The peak of the current pulse is a lot high than the average of the current. You need to make sure there is no availability of sensitive circuitry in order to stop the current to cause a power supply ripple.
It is hard to filter when the ripple current’s frequency is low. For this reason, most systems apply another power supply for the fan boards.
How To Design With Multiple Fan Boards?
Sometimes you may need multiple fans for your device or application. Manufacturers use multiple fans to escalate airflow in those systems that are too hot. One fan exhausts cool air into the enclosure while the other fan blows warm air in a multiple fans series configuration.
Multiple Fan Boards
Multiple fan boards in series are effective for high resistance systems to airflow. In multiple fan series, the pressure gets nearly double. Still, the free airflow can not rise.
Manufacturers apply a parallel fan configuration in low air resistant fans. This parallel fan configuration works with double fans that blow in a similar direction. Here also the free airflow rate gets nearly doubled.
The static pressure can not increase in fans with low air resistant fans as two of the fans blow in the same direction. You can actually see the airflow’s relative increase in both the parallel and series combination of the multiple fans. If the fans finely match the system resistance, there is near about a 30 percent rise in the airflows.
That is why it is good to work with multiple fan boards in your product. You can personalize the boards according to the requirement of your application while designing multiple fan boards. Add your requirements when you design your multiple fan boards for the manufacturer.
How To Handle Fan Boards?
As fan boards are delicate and fragile, they need special care for handling. Micro fans that are printed circuit board mounted are very fragile. It requires special supervision in assembly.
PCB mounted micro fans can not be washed. The manufacturer needs to hand solder the wires. The boards also require special packaging and padding.
The manufacturer needs to provide special packaging and padding to ship the finished board assemblies. They need to handle the boards by their edges. You must not make a pile of the boards.
Fan boards are very precision balanced. If you mishandle the boards, the boards won’t work properly. Mishandling the boards can add a slight dysfunctionality to imbalance the noise level.
If the boards are not handled properly, their cooling performance and reliability decrease. While designing your fan board, add your handling requirements for the manufacturer to assembly.
How Do You Choose The Right Manufacturer For Fan Board?
You should choose the right manufacturer for your fan board. It is very important to get your fans as per your requirements. Check out if they use advanced technology and proper knowledge for manufacturing fan boards.
Look for if they have worked before with your industry fans. The manufacturing company should provide services for customization. Also, check the manufacturer’s experience in this field before you choose one.
If you have gone through this complete FAQ guide, you should now know everything regarding fan boards. However, if you have more inquiries about fan boards or our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always here for your assistance.