Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review
Published: 9th January 2015 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: TBC |
Up Close: Radiator and Pump/Contact Plate
The 240mm radiator is finished in a silky Satin Black. The Fractal Design name is depicted in white on opposing corners of the Radiator, looking clean crisp and understated. The pump and radiator are connected by 320mm of very flexible gloss black tubing, which benefits from black anti kinking coils.
The radiator has mounting points for 2x120mm fans on each side of the cowling. the screw holes have internal back protection plates to prevent over tightening or use of longer mounting screws damaging the core or fins.
The fittings at the radiator end are G1/4" threaded black compressions and connect nicely with the 8/11mm tubing. We found no evidence of leakage at any point during testing. Being G1/4" threads does of course mean that they can be removed to enable other components to be added into the loop
The Contact plate pump assembly has a ceramic bearing at its core. Although practically silent in use the pump is able to shift 72Litres an hour at a pressure of 1m H20. Granted these figures aren't that impressive compared to stand alone pumps from the likes of Laing but it does seem to get the job done. As with the radiator the pump has compression fittings, this time though they're rotational 90 degree units that thread into the G1/4" threads on the pump
The contact plate surface is copper, and has a rather unusual finish to it, almost as it it's slightly pitted, but still highly polished.