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Old 07-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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fridge fan

I have a seaview model 8310 with a dometic Americana fridge.
the previous owner installed a electric fan mounted outside in the outside
fridge compartment. you can see it when u remove the outside fridge cover. however, it must have run his batteries down so he disconnected
it and the loose black and red wires are just hanging there not connected
to anything?

my question is I would like to reconnect this fan but would like to reconnect it to a thermostat so it can go on and off automatically and
hopefully when I connect it back up it will not run my batteries down?

does anyone know where and what kind of thermostat I can buy?
does camping world sell them? I have never seen them? are they
expensive? can they be easily hooked up?

any recommendations are appreciated. I would like to use this fan since it is already mounted behind the fridge. thanks
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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I mounted a 4", 12v computer fan to the bottom of the top shelf with plastic P retainers. It's wired to the hot side of the light through a switch for when I don't want it on.





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Old 07-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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I have a seaview model 8310 with a dometic Americana fridge.
the previous owner installed a electric fan mounted outside in the outside
fridge compartment. you can see it when u remove the outside fridge cover. however, it must have run his batteries down so he disconnected
it and the loose black and red wires are just hanging there not connected
to anything?

my question is I would like to reconnect this fan but would like to reconnect it to a thermostat so it can go on and off automatically and
hopefully when I connect it back up it will not run my batteries down?

does anyone know where and what kind of thermostat I can buy?
does camping world sell them? I have never seen them? are they
expensive? can they be easily hooked up?

any recommendations are appreciated. I would like to use this fan since it is already mounted behind the fridge. thanks
Well, when your plugged in it won't run the battery down. Maybe there was another reason he unplugged it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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I installed one of the solar powered Camco units when they first came out. It was easy to install and works just fine. I feel that it definitely helps the cooling function of the condenser. It is solar so no batteries to run down.
I do like the computer fan idea on the inside. I could stop buying "D" cells.
Thanks for the idea.
The fridge benefits from both projects.
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I love the computer fan idea. Thanks for sharing
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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I think that the op is asking about a fan that is pushing air up past the rear fridge cooler.
I bought my thermal switch from Henry Radio Inc 2050 Bundy Drive #285 Los Angeles Ca 90025 phone 310-820-1234 They also have a web site.
First switch was to low of temp, when i called and explained the problem they sent out next size to me here in Canada by USPS no charge. Great place to buy from, just ask them what you need I am sure they can help. Price was $15.90 included shipping.
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