Thermochill PA 140.3: Details
The rad is packed into a plain white cardboard box with no distinctive marks on it. The package includes :
- 1x Thermochill PA 140.3
- 12x Self-tapped screws UNC 6-32, 32mm
- 12x Self-tapped screws UNC 6-32, 6mm
- 1x Installation guide
Thermochill PA 140.3 has black mate finish with a slight extraneous tint:
With side panels and water tanks taken off the active heat exchange area accounts to 430x131mm (0.0563mm2). This area numbers 13 flat tubes:
Fin density of 10FPI has establish a reputation of universal solution resulting in balanced radiator performance with both low-speed and high-speed fans.
There are mounting holes for 140mm fans on both side of the rad allowing to install three fans one each side. Mourning holes are dedicated for self-tapped screws which does not always suite users. An alternative way is to use M4 tapper — using it you can easily tap the holes for corresponding screws.
Distance between two neighboring fan screw holes is 20mm instead of usual 15mm.
As a result, you get about 5mm gap between installed fans.
The oddity for PA series radiators does not end here. Input/Output thread is G3/8, while the most widespread thread used for WC components is G1/4. Therefore, better think in advance about purchasing G3/8 threaded barbs/fittings or use G3/8 to G1/4 adapters. We took the second way and bought couple of adapters:
Overall, radiator quality of manufacturing is high, unless you take slightly bent input/output ports into account.