The Active Thermal Management 01-008-03 Cool-slim Component Cooler is designed to boost existing (but insufficient) ventilation for audio and video components. Very slim, it will solve overheating problems where components sit on closely-spaced shelves. Its 1 9/16″ height can be reduced to 1 5/16″ by removing the Cool-slim’s feet. It will cool components with and without vent openings in their top covers, and is temperature-controlled. The Cool-slim Component Cooler is placed on top of a hot component and will cool it quietly. Some types of audio-video equipment have ventilation openings on their top surface while others do not; Cool-slim can cool either type. Hot air is drawn from the component and exhausted through its front and rear openings.
The Cool-slim Component Cooler was designed to cool components in an open, or partially open, environment such as on a shelf, in a bookcase, or in a cabinet with no doors and/or an open back. It cannot cool components in sealed enclosures; it would just circulate the same hot air within the enclosure, providing little cooling.