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GardTec 162mm Wire Form Fan Guard, Vertical Mounting Positions

GardTec 162mm Wire Form Fan Guard
GardTec SC162-W1 162mm Wire Form Fan Guard, Vertical Mounting Positions

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Price: $1.34
MFG P/N: SC162-W1
MFG: GardTec
Ships From: Eastlake, OH
Weight (lbs): 0.16

Quantity in Stock :51

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Product Code: SC162-W1


The GardTec SC162-W1 162mm wire form fan guard is designed for 162mm cooling fans. The smooth rounded edges maintain quiet fan operation while preserving maximum (CFM) airflow efficiency. When heat dissipation, noise and airflow are critical design elements, the SC162-W1 design allows for 23-30% greater airflow, heat removal and substantially less objectionable noise than even the optimum sheetmetal guard. The GardTec SC162-W1 is a 2 position, 162 mm., 10 ring nickel plated chrome fan guard that can be crossed with a Qualtek #08126.

  • Fan Guard Material: C1008 Steel
  • Plating: Bright Nickel Chrome
  • Ring Diameter: 1.8mm
  • Rib Diameter: 2.3mm
  • Positions: 2
  • Fan Guard Size: 162 mm
  • Rings: 10

Cooling fans are not the only component needed when looking to keep the temperature of electronics down. Fan guards are also an important aspect that can sometimes be overlooked. Fingers or other large foreign materials are blocked from accidentally coming in contact with the fan through the use of a cooling fan guard. The rounded rings of a wire form fan guard permit more air to pass through directly than the flattened rings of a sheetmetal guard. Background noise coming from the fan is then kept within a more acceptable level. Using a wire form fan guard also keeps heat from collecting inside too quickly. Electronic devices that have too much heat inside can shut down by themselves, lose data or become seriously damaged. Due to its 95% efficiency, the GardTec SC162W1 is able to provide an optimum amount of airflow.

Cooling fans will only fit with fan guards of the same size. Wire form fan guards have other advantages as well, such as a reduction in the fan's energy usage and a longer life expectancy for the fan. Other factors related to fan behavior are also influenced by cooling fan guards, such as the collection of dirt and amount of airflow. A fan guard should always be used alongside the cooling fan. It is ideal for the intended unit to be turned off and unplugged before implementing a new cooling fan system.

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GardTec SC162-W1 162mm Fan Guard