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Old 07-20-2016, 02:55 PM   #1
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Solar power for the the Vent Fan

Does anyone know a way to power the vent fan with solar? I was just in my RV at the storage lot...it is in the mid 90s outside but the inside of the coach was 101. I have two powered vent fans...I turned one on (so it could pull air from the other one). Both vent fans have Camco rain covers, so I leave them open all the time. Within a few minutes the temp had dropped 6 degrees. So, it seems if I could power the vent fan with solar, I could just leave it on while the unit is in storage. But I can't find anything that will work. Any ideas?
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Should be pretty simple. Connect some portable solar like this

https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Watts-.../dp/B00HR8YNK6

I'm assuming your fans run on 12 volts. If you connect the portable solar to your batteries it in theory will give you enough power to keep your batteries charged. That is assuming you are not trying to run anything else.
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Should be pretty simple. Connect some portable solar like this

https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Watts-.../dp/B00HR8YNK6

I'm assuming your fans run on 12 volts. If you connect the portable solar to your batteries it in theory will give you enough power to keep your batteries charged. That is assuming you are not trying to run anything else.
thanks...certainly an alternative worth considering. I am guessing the fan draws under 3 amps running, so what I would really like is a solution just big enough to let me direct connect the fan and be cheaper. Thanks for this idea.
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