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Sanus CAFP2

Dual cooling fan kit for component racks

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by Ralph Graves
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High-performance audio/video components can generate lots of heat, and heat can harm the operation and limit the lifespan of those same components. The Sanus CAFP2 dual fan kit solves that problem by ensuring that cool air continuously flows through your component rack.

The CAFP2 is designed to fit in the top opening in many of Sanus' component racks, but it can also be used with any standard component rack mount.

Highlights:

  • two fixed-speed ventilation fans
  • whisper-quiet operation
  • fits top ventilation opening in Sanus CFR127 and CFR115 steel component racks
  • fits standard audio/video component racks
  • mounting hardware included
  • 19-1/8"W x 4"H x 5-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Double fan kit (with two installed fans and two attached 36" AC power cords)

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Features

Overview: The Sanus Foundations Component Series CAFP2 double fan kit keeps components cool and helps to avoid hot spots, even in an enclosed cabinet. The Sanus CAFP2 double fan kit is rated at 28 dBA per fan for whisper-quiet operation.

Compatibility: The Sanus CAFP2 fits the following Component Series racks models - CFR115, CFR127, CFR518, CFR524, and CFR535.

Dual Fans: The Sanus Foundations Component Series CAFP2 double fan kit includes two preinstalled cooling fans.

Adjust Airflow Direction: The Sanus double fan kit can be mounted to your compatible Sanus Component series rack to direct air-flow out of the rack or into the rack.

Installation: You can attach the CAFP2 double fan kit to the top of any Sanus Component series rack or to any 3U location on the rack rails. The double fan kit attaches to your Sanus component series rack using the unit's integrated mounting bolts an preinstalled nuts and lock-washers.

Installation Tools Required: You will need a phillips-head screwdriver and an adjustable wrench for installation.

Power Supply: The Sanus CAFP2 double fan kit operates off of standard household AC current (115 V AC, 50/60Hz) using the two attached AC power cords.

 
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Sanus cooling fans

Written By Brian, Graham, WA on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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I ordered this Sanus cooling fan when I ordered my new Denon AVR1911 receiver. I have a closed in A/V TV stand and I wanted something to keep my new Denon from overheating. I looked at the NILES unit that sits on top of the receiver, but it was too expensive after already buying the receiver. The guy I spoke with at Crutchfield recommended this Sanus. I asked how loud it was, and he said it was pretty quiet.

When it arrived, I cut a 17"x5" hole in the back of my cabinet to install the Sanus and it worked great keeping my receiver cool. Unfortunately, this Sanus fan unit is very LOUD for use with an A/V home theater system. It was too unbearable to use, so I returned it the next day.

The Sanus unit is designed for use as a cooling fan for computer server cabinets. It would work great for an A/V system if you had it in a closet or some kind of space away from where you are acutally listening or viewing your home theater system.

Sadly, it would not work for me. I just wish the Crutchfield representative had been more knowledgeable in my application and we could have saved some time and trouble.
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