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Old 04-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Inverter Fan Work Around

Several months ago I noticed that the normal inverter fan noise was not present. After reading numerous posts relating to the inverter fan I learned that the inverter has a continuous running fan and it was not running. Finding a replacement fan was not a problem but the inverter had to be disconnected, unbolted, and removed to replace the fan. Also, it was HEAVY.

An AC outlet was near and so I considered a small AC floor fan blowing on the inverter. Not a very good idea. I salvaged a desktop computer fan and attached it to the side of the inverter so it would pull air out of the inverter through the side louver. I soldered a DC power plug to the wires and plugged it into the nearby outlet. This seems to work great and it moves a lot of air.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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However, there are two fans inside the xantrex, one runs all the time, and one runs only if it gets hot enough to engage the temp sensor. This is a temporary fix I hope, and at some point you will take the time to take it out and replace the fans. I think they are the 88mm fans, not sure. One owner purchased extras and he still might have them for sale.
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