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Old 02-17-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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XLR 12vdc wiring available at fan/vent housings

I have the XLR Thunderbolt 415 with two Fantastic fans. I'd like to add two more. The garage has a small fan I'd like to replace, and the loft has just a vent that opens. Is 12vdc available in the loft opening? Is heavier wiring available in the garage fan opening? All I can see is 22ga wire for the tiny fan motor.

I ask as I replaced three passive vents in my class A with Fantastic fans. I didn't need near the a/c as before. The amount of air movement multiple fans offer is quite desirable. I did have to tap-off lighting fixtures to get heavy 12vdc for two of those fans. I'm wondering if I have to do the same with the XLR.

Anyone with knowledge in this area before I start cutting?
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:40 PM   #2
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No your asking for the impossible. ..... wiring specifications and or schematics don't exist.....
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks CHPENCE1.

I thought I was addressing anyone who has been in these fixtures. When I added fans in my Damon the rear passive fan outlet had heavy 120vac wiring capped-off for the addition of an addt'l a/c unit. So I'm looking for that person who has already been there...done that. Someone has added a fan in these Thunderbolt fixtures and has seen in person what factory wiring exists.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:58 PM   #4
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The wiring for the loft may be present as there is a power fantastic fan when the full rear bath option is added. The only way to be sure is to open things up and see if there are wires or not.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:05 PM   #6
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On my 29hfs the wire gauge to the vents is probably 14ga and runs the maxair vents very well. I doubt there is wire that wasn't paid for but 4 screws and drop the vent trim will reveal much
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:16 PM   #7
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Your garage fan can be replaced with a fantastic fan. You have 14ga wire up there. For the loft fan, if you can run a 14ga wire to the main A/C in the living room, you can pull power from there. I believe it is an orange and white wire. It's a constant hot at that location.
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Thanks Bulletbob...I knew someone with knowledge would get back to me...now I can go up there with fans and tools w/confidence instead of hope and chance. Hurricane force winds in my 415 soon.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:20 PM   #9
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It's a liability thing.
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