A retail pack of 1 soft silicone anti-vibration fan
gasket with 4 silicone washers and mounting screws. These silicone gaskets
are designed to reduce the vibration from PC and server case cooling fans.
The following models are available:
- AFG40B - Black, for 40mm case fans
- AFG60B - Black, for 60mm case fans
- AFG70B - Black, for 70mm case fans
- AFG80B - Black, for 80mm case fans
- AFG92B - Black, for 92mm case fans
- AFG120B - Black, for 120mm case fans
Silicone fan gaskets are truly the ultimate in fan noise reduction, because
they perform two important tasks:
- Help to 'seal' the small gap between the fan and the casing/enclosure
wall. This improves the efficiency of the fan, by reducing feedback airflow
and therefore air pressure losses, and
- Help to absorb the vibration that otherwise would be transmitted from
the fan into the case chassis and case housing.
Other advantages include:
- Compatible with virtually all case cooling fans
- Supplied with screws and silicone washers
- Quick and very easy to fit (these gaskets 'hold onto' the fan whilst
fitting them due to a small lip in the gasket design)
gaskets are suitable for the vast majority of case designs and fan combinations,
as they fit standard fan mounting holes. Slightly lengthened (12mm thread)
fan mounting screws are supplied with the fan gaskets and washers. These gaskets
can be used with standard PC cooling fans, and not just with AcoustiFan™
quiet case fans. Note: Do not use these gaskets in very high temperature locations
inside a PC/Server such as attached to CPU or GPU heat sinks!
Operating Temperature: (-)20 - (+)70°C
Softness: Shore A 25° ±5
Material: Translucent Silicon Rubber
Gasket Thickness: 2.5mm
Recommended Compression: 5% of height
What is Shore Hardness?
The hardness testing of plastics and rubbers is most commonly measured by
the Shore (Durometer) test or Rockwell hardness test. Both methods measure
the resistance of plastics toward indentation and provide an empirical hardness
Shore Hardness (using either the Shore A or Shore D scale), is the preferred
method for rubbers/elastomers. The Shore A scale is used for 'softer' materials
like silicone rubbers, while the Shore D scale is used for 'harder' materials.
The Shore hardness is measured with an apparatus known as a Durometer and
consequently is also known as 'Durometer hardness'. The hardness value is
determined by the penetration of the Durometer indenter foot into the sample.
A 'softer' material will have a lower Shore value than a 'harder' material.
Fit the fan gasket onto the outside of the fan housing (it will
stay on the fan)
Position the fan and gasket together against the inside of the
case, so that the four mounting holes in the fan and gasket line
up to the mounting holes in the case side
Locate the four silicone washers and screws, and fit the washers
against the case side, each secured by a screw
Tighten the screws enough to very slightly compress the silicone
rubber. Do not over-tighten.
Effective? - Yes, these are simply the most effective yet!
Why are these silicone fan gaskets especially effective? Because we have
not held back on the silicone thickness and the silicone
material softness. All gaskets are 2.5mm thick (not just 1mm like alternatives), and Shore A 25 (a great
deal softer than others we have tested). We are confident that these two factors
make these gaskets more effective than any other models available.
More Product Images
Fitted to the
AC C6606 Front
Corner of Gasket
with Screws and Washers
If you are a reseller or a system builder we have OEM Acousti Fan Gaskets available in packs of 32! Contact us for more information.