Good evening, All!
Got some project time on the TT this weekend, and one project that I completed was the installation of a 12v ceiling fan over the master bed.
The fan is on this page: 12 Volt Interior Exterior Fish House Lights, Accessories, Battery parts, Fans and Ceiling Fans, LED Lite
, about 3/4 of the way down. It's a four blade, 36 inch fan.
I had to remove a 12v ceiling light (that was difficult for either of us to reach anyway). This light will be replaced by individual 12v lights over each isle, which we will BOTH be able to reach. Had to run wiremold to the fan, from the two-speed switch, for both pos and neg legs of the circuit. Installed the control switch on DW's side of the bed (keeps her happy, plus I have control of the Xantrex i the same location on my side of the bed). Took the power from the back of a previously installed 12v automotive receptical, prevviously installed for charging cell phones, cameras, etc.
The fan is two-speed and reversable. On low speed, it draws 0.4 to 0.5 amps and on high speed 0.9 to 1.0 amps, in either direction, so running it all night to make sleep more comfortable really shouldn't impact my 220AH battery bank badly, and the solar should be able to recharge anything that I use the next day.
A couple of photos of the installation below. Photo #1 is the fan mounted on the ceiliing. Photo #2 shows the mounting of the two-speed switch. Not much more to show, but if anyone wants any additional details, ask away!