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Sanus CAFH01

Rack-mounted high-volume cooling fan

2 Reviews


Our take on the Sanus CAFH01

This fan panel is designed for use with the Sanus CAPT01 low-voltage power supply. Three side-by-side fans push a high volume of air through your component rack, keepling your components cool. The thermostat kit that comes with the CAPT01 controls the fans, activating them when the temperature reaches 85 degrees, and turning them off when it drops below 75 degrees.

Product Highlights:

What's in the Box:

  • Rack-mount fan unit (rack height 3U)
  • 3' DC power wire with DC barrel plugs on each end
  • Instruction Manual

They definitely help to keep my Receiver and Cabinet cooler. The fans aren't loud as I thought they would be.

Marty, Tulare, CA


Sanus CAFH01 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Cool product............

Marty from Tulare, CA on 6/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They definitely help to keep my Receiver and Cabinet cooler. The fans aren't loud as I thought they would be.

Pros: Easy installation, cools the cabinet and my receiver plus not that loud.

Cons: None

Quit and good fit

Rich from Wyano, PA on 4/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This gets 5 stars because it runs fairly quiet for being a 3 fan unit. I struggled deciding between this and the 2 fan model. It is pricey, but is made to fit the Sanus cabinets perfectly. I decided on the 3 fan unit thinking if noise was a problem I could add a speed control or cut power to one of the fans, but no need. I thought it odd that the 2 and 3 fan units are the same price. I use vintage (tube and early solid state) equipment which runs hot. When mounted, this unit draws air out as opposed to blowing air thru. I've had "blow thru" fans that worked very efficiently, but also introduced significant amounts of dust residual onto the components. I'm curious to see how the inverse works in this regard.

Pros: High volume exhaust. Acceptable noise level. Built well. Perfectly fit Sanus cabinets.

Cons: A bit pricey considering DC chassis fans (by themselves) go for nearly next to nothing.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Sanus CAFH01-B1 high-volume fan helps to cool the equipment mounted in your A/V rack. Three 4.5" diameter fans are mounted to a triple rack unit (3U) panel (for a standard 19" rack). The fan is powered by the Sanus CAPT01-B1 multi-volt power supply (not included), and is automatically activated by the thermostat kit (included with the power supply) when the interior of the rack exceeds a specified temperature. A 3' DC power wire is included.

Note: No rack mounting screws are included with the fan.

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Why did you buy this?

My old one is making noises and isn't pushing out the airflow needed. replacement! [ Craig  Aug 19, 2018 ]
Tube components run hot. [ Rich  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Keeps my mounted components and the inside of my rack cool by moving the hot air out. A must have to help the life of your components! [ DAVE  Aug 12, 2016 ]