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safariflo 12-14-2014 03:13 PM

Electric radiator fan
 
I have 2005 cheetah safari and I am looking into replacing my Mechanical cooling fan with Electric fans. Has anyone attempted this please contact me @ e-mail safariflo@yahoo.com

Looking forward to hearing from You, Ron

moisheh 12-14-2014 07:53 PM

There are no electric fans that will fit and move enough air for a diesel pusher.

super_rep 12-18-2014 08:41 AM

The amount of air volume and the HP required to move it far exceed the capacity of any electric fan that would fit. As it is now, on most diesel coaches the cooling is just able to satisfy the engine requirements.

If you want to check farther, contact Source Engineering in Colburg, OR.

OB-One 12-18-2014 09:20 AM

Most radiator fans for large over-the-road diesel engines require between 25-50 HP. A 25 HP electric motor would draw over 1400 amps on a nominal 12VDC electrical system.

YC1 12-20-2014 05:41 PM

Source Engineering Inc | Custom RV Chassis | Eugene, OR


Not electric but changing mine made a huge difference in noise and I could definitely feel the increase in hp available.

pasdad1 12-20-2014 05:58 PM

This company DOES make electric fans for Diesel engines up to 450 HP

https://www.electricfanengineering.com

pasdad1 12-20-2014 06:14 PM

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Take a look.......up to 12,000 Cfm

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Happycarz 12-20-2014 07:03 PM

And, only 100 amps at 12 volts!

dadej 12-21-2014 12:54 PM

Ok one of you tech guys will this work?

Dan

pasdad1 12-21-2014 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dadej (Post 2352524)
Ok one of you tech guys will this work?

Dan


Of course it works......do you remember when all car cooling fans were engine driven? And now they are all electric.

Same thing with trucks......just bigger fans.


What is your application? Front radiator designs are easier because they already get the "ram air" from going down the highway at speed.

You can always call electric fan engineering and they will help you pick what will work.....you of course will need all measurements of your radiator, and engine compartment, to see what will fit.

palehorse89 12-21-2014 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Happycarz (Post 2351748)
And, only 100 amps at 12 volts!

Sure would take a "BIG" wire to carry that amount of amps. :eek:

twinboat 12-21-2014 01:40 PM

Don`t forget the extra alternator and battery to power it.

pasdad1 12-21-2014 02:07 PM

Electric radiator fan
 
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Originally Posted by twinboat (Post 2352552)
Don`t forget the extra alternator and battery to power it.


Why are ( not just you, twinboat) so many folks so negative about this topic? Just like it's almost universal that all cars have electric cooling fans, trucks, busses, RV's WILL also in the near future ....it's inevitable.

Here is a link that shows Chicago changed ALL of their 1800 buses to electric cooling fans in 2011.

https://www.transitchicago.com/goinggreen/vehicles.aspx

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palehorse89 12-21-2014 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by pasdad1 (Post 2352578)
Why are ( not just you, twinboat) so many folks so negative about this topic? Just like it's almost universal that all cars have electric cooling fans, trucks, busses, RV's WILL also in the near future ....it's inevitable.

Here is a link that shows Chicago changed ALL of their 1800 buses to electric cooling fans in 2011.

Clean Vehicles | Going Green | CTA

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You have comments mixed up negative..........What fans are they using? I have not looked into this, but a system with enough CFM that draws 100 amps. as posted here is not a good choice for the project. That is all I was commenting on, as with others.:)


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