Improve the thermal performance of you Raspberry-Pi 4 with the Fan SHIM
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 stacking header (or low profile stacking header).
Thermal images of Raspberry Pi 4 with and without FanSHIM installed. Images by Gareth Halfacree - check out his full benchmark blog post.
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.
You can read some detailed benchmarking of Fan SHIM's cooling performance here on the Pimoroni blog.
- 30mm 5V DC fan
- 4,200 RPM
- 0.05 m3/min air flow
- 18.6 dB acoustic noise (whisper-quiet)
- Friction-fit header
- No soldering required
- RGB LED (APA102)
- Tactile switch
- Basic assembly required
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4 (and 3 B+, 3 A+)
- Python library and daemon
- Fan SHIM PCB
- 30mm 5V DC fan with JST connector
- M2.5 nuts and bolts