You may not realize it, but home audio/video gear generates a lot of heat when it's running. And if your system is inside a cabinet or closet, that heat can seriously affect performance. Fortunately, there's a simple solution: the BoraGear Lite ventilation fan. Moving 65 cubic feet of air per minute, this powerful yet whisper-quiet fan keeps air circulation up and temperatures down.

The frame is designed to isolate any vibration from the fan, so there's no sympathetic hum from your cabinet. And the fan itself is amazingly quiet, emitting a mere 11dB — soft as the rustle of leaves.

The Bora Lite is simple to setup, too. Plug the fan's AC power adapter directly into an outlet to keep it "always on," providing constant circulation. Or plug it into a switched outlet, so it only runs when your system's powered up.

Product Highlights:

  • super-quiet cooling fan (11dB)
  • airflow: 65 cubic feet per minute
  • cools cabinets with up to 33 cubic feet of enclosed space
  • AC power adapter
  • 6"W x 2-3/8"H x 6"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Bora cooling fan mounted on a metal plate with 8" power cord
  • AC adapter/power supply with attached 6' DC output cord (DC output 12V/500mA)
  • Instruction sheet
  • Hole cutting template

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Features

Overview: The BoraGear Bora Lite cooling fan is designed to provide ventilation for electronic components mounted in wooden cabinets up to 33 cubic feet. The Bora Lite is essentially a Bora model without the metal enclosure and rubber vibration isolators. The cooling fan is simply mounted to a metal plate. It still provides quiet 11dB operation, and a brisk 65 cubic feet per minute airflow. It is powered by a 12-volt power supply (included).

Installation: The Bora Lite is designed to be installed inside a cabinet, pulling air from inside the cabinet and blowing it out into the room. A 4-1/2" diameter round hole should be cut for the exhaust flange. The fan installs easily with the 4 captive mounting screws. The 12-volt power supply has a 6' cord which plugs into the 8" pigtail coming out of the fan. The fan is constantly on, but can be controlled via a switched outlet that turns on with the A/V system.

Ventilation System Guidelines: A proper ventilation system should have a proper-sized intake and an exhaust with no obstructions within 4 inches. The fan should be mounted at the back of the cabinet near the top. The intake should be on or near the bottom front of the cabinet, and should have at least 16 square inches of open space. The equipment should be between the intake and exhaust of the cabinet in order for cooling air to flow over the top of the components. The shelves need to have gaps in front and back to allow air to flow in front of and behind them.

BoraGear Accessories: For constructing the most efficient equipment cabinet, you will need the following accessories from BoraGear:

  • Toe Kick Vent: This 17-1/2" x 2-5/8" vent is for the air intake. Made of durable ABS plastic, the vent comes in black or white.
  • Cabinet Vent: This 5-1/2" x 4-7/8" vent is for covering the round 4-1/2" exhaust hole. This vent is also made of ABS plastic, and is available in black or white.
  • Hole Saw: This heavy duty hole saw cuts a 4-1/2" diameter round hole in the cabinet for installing the Bora Lite cooling fan.
  • Rack Light: The Corona rack light illuminates your equipment rack from the inside to make it easier to connect your components.

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Easy & quiet

Written By SteveC, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, July 22, 2013

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I added this device to provide air flow for electronics in a closed cabinet and it works perfectly - plenty of airflow and very quiet. Installation was also easy, except that I had to purchase a hole saw.

Pros: Very quiet, easy install

Cons: Cost