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Old 04-21-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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converter Question

I have a 2009 Wildwood. The cooling fan on my converter runs constantly even when I am not hooked up to 110. I live in the desert so possibly the thermostat thinks it is heating up and turns on. As far as I can figure, the cooling fan should not activate unless I am plugged into a power source such as 110 or a generator. Is it malfunctioning?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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I'd have to say that is is malfunctioning. However I'm not 100% sure. I've never noticed mine running when not hooked to shore power but I've never thought about it either. Give the mfg a call and see what they say.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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When I first turn on my battery switch, my converter fan runs for about a second then
shuts off and I don't believe it comes on again.
This is when we are not plugged into shore power.
Sounds like you need to call the converter folks and ask them but I wouldn't want
mine running all the time!!!!!
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I did talk to a Wildwood rep this morning. He said that it is on a thermostat and that would explain why the fan turned on when the outside temp reaches 100 degrees plus. Doesn't sound like a good design to me if it turns on at that temp.
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I did talk to a Wildwood rep this morning. He said that it is on a thermostat and that would explain why the fan turned on when the outside temp reaches 100 degrees plus. Doesn't sound like a good design to me if it turns on at that temp.
It's actually trying to do exatly what it is supposed to do which is to keep the delicate electronic parts from frying due to over heating. The design is just fine but temps of 100+ are not the norm either. I would suspect that if you get into cooler temperatures that it will not run the fan as much.
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