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Old 01-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Would like to add a supplmental fan for Norcold fridge in coach. Have a 110 outlet for electric and icemaker already there. Would just plug into that.

Ideally the fan would have a thermostat, or I could install one. Having trouble locating the right solution. Anyone have model #'s and location of purchase?

FYI, fridge cools OK, even in hottest weather but, still could use a boost. I don't believe the dual fans come on when needed all the time. Newmar looked at it and of course they worked for them.

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Would like to add a supplmental fan for Norcold fridge in coach. Have a 110 outlet for electric and icemaker already there. Would just plug into that.

Ideally the fan would have a thermostat, or I could install one. Having trouble locating the right solution. Anyone have model #'s and location of purchase?

FYI, fridge cools OK, even in hottest weather but, still could use a boost. I don't believe the dual fans come on when needed all the time. Newmar looked at it and of course they worked for them.

Thanks much.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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I got one from CW that is powered by solar.
I like that it is powered from the sun and can never run down the batteries.
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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I had a local independent RV repair facility install two 12VDC fans in the upper air space above my Norcold 8.0 CuFt refrigerator for added cooling. We boondock alot in realy warm weather and felt we need to increase the air flow across the condenser therefore increasing the refrigerators efficiency. Worked quite well, they wired the fans directly into the 12V power supply to the refer, epoxied a 2 state temp switch to the water/ammonia line just before it entered the heat chamber. The first fan came on when the refrigerant reached 95 deg the second fan @ 105 deg. Nice thing was that fans only ran when the refer was in a cooling cycle and natural convection air was not sufficient to give the proper heat exchange, saved drain on the battery. I would check with your local RV repair facility they can probably get you the correct parts or install a system for you.

I have also seen people install 125VAC "Muffin " fans (the type they use for cooling computer CPU's) on the outside access door to the refer controls, just installed an on/off toogle switch for control. "Muffin" fans are very economical, readily available, quiet operating and move a lot of air.

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If you do a search you will find a few recent threads on this. Valterra makes a nice 12V ducted fan that drops nicely into the exhaust stack. It comes complete with a Klick-Switch. I have 2 driven off an abandoned 15W solar panel.
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Here ya go.
http://www.valterra.com/RV/rv-main.htm
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:27 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I got one from CW that is powered by solar.
I like that it is powered from the sun and can never run down the batteries </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jerry,that one sounds good,no worrying with wiring into the 12v system.

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