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Old 01-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried one of these on their dometic refrig. to increase the cooling? Dometic Norcold Refrigerator Fan for RV Boat 12V | eBay
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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I installed one. Saw no big differance in cooling. Wired direct, no shut off. If not hooked to AC will drain your battery
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I have one and my experience is the opposite of jim44646.

I found that the fridge cools down faster initially, cools more evenly throughout, and I don't have frost or excessive condensation problems on the fins anymore.

As far as battery draw, I can't imagine the mV ratings of those 2 little fans are going to make much difference between battery charges.
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I have one and my experience is the opposite of jim44646.

I found that the fridge cools down faster initially, cools more evenly throughout, and I don't have frost or excessive condensation problems on the fins anymore.

As far as battery draw, I can't imagine the mV ratings of those 2 little fans are going to make much difference between battery charges.
Is the fan quiet ?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried one of these on their dometic refrig. to increase the cooling? Dometic Norcold Refrigerator Fan for RV Boat 12V | eBay
Actually if you can add one "outside", see threads on Dometic fans. The big problem with all compact reefers is natural vent of cooling over the outside " condenser". This cooler has lots of heat to reject quickly or performance will suffer. Look up Turbs installation or Old Coot. Much bigger boost than inside. As to condensate, its directly proportional to door opening, nothing else.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #6
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Yes the fridge fans are just about silent.

I also added two extra computer type fans in the outside vent (for a total of 3).

Since my fridge is in the slideout this helped immensely with overall cooling performance. These fans are not silent but they aren't audible over ambient noise anyways.
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I am planning on doing both also. I have the internal fans on order and have the computer bought and awaiting the weather to get warmer and i will install them
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:58 PM   #8
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Here's my internal and external computer fans I installed.
Temp outside was 90 degrees and humid.
Temp only fluctuated 5 degrees.
Cooled down faster.
$15.00 total bill and and hour of my time.

Can only hear fans when its dead silent!

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I've added the internal fan and have found it helps significanly on the cool down time. It doesn't have the bling like f1100turbo.

I agree adding the ones on the condensor is jsut as important. I've got my hardware, just need to get off the duff and install it.
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to mount inside fan i ran two bolts through fan mounting holes then soldered on two alligater clips so i can move fan around depending on fridge load.

they just clip on fins of fridge .



the outers i cut the filler panel as seen and mounted fans to filler panel then hooked it to the fridge power source which when fridge is on the fans are on if fridge is off then fans are off .
I also mounted a switch to manually shut fans of for those cooler days when there not needed .


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