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Old 07-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #21
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i have been toying with adding a similar set up
now i have a real world evaluation.

thanks
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:30 PM   #22
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I'm also thinking about getting this fan. Anything to help cool the fridge. My fridge is in the slideout and vents out the side.

Do you actually have to cut into the 12v line for the light switch or does it come with a special 12v connection?

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Old 07-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #23
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It has bare wire at the end. Look at how the bulb fits into the metal spring holder on your unit now. Just tuck the bare wire into one side of the spring holder that the bulb end sits in. The wire will be captured between the bulb and the holder giving you power.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:13 PM   #24
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But you have to be careful. If the bulb goes off when you close the door (as it should) you may not be getting power to the fan. You have to make sure that the fan either gets power all the time or that the power does not get shut off to the fan wire when the door is closed.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:19 PM   #25
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I haven't installed mine yet because I had brought a battery operated one last year and had not used it. It is amazing how much cooler the fan helps. I had to adjust the temp. twice so I can imagine w/ this new fan how much it will help.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #26
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But you have to be careful. If the bulb goes off when you close the door (as it should) you may not be getting power to the fan. You have to make sure that the fan either gets power all the time or that the power does not get shut off to the fan wire when the door is closed.
There is +12 volts to the bulb all the time, it's the negative side that is switched. Therefore the fan gets it's negative from the cooling fins in the fridge. As long as your fridge is turned on the fan will run continuously. If turned off then there is no longer power to the light or the fan.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:31 PM   #27
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I pulled the female spade connector with the orange wire connected to it off the switch and slid the bare wire inside the loop and bent over the excess. Placed the connector back on and it works as described when attached with the alligator clip to the aluminum fins inside the fridge. It works very well, we've had nothing short of extreme heat this summer and the fridge has stayed cold.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:33 PM   #28
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This newbie owner just bought one, Thanks!!
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:54 PM   #29
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Ed,
You mention adding a vent fan. Do you have any pictures or info on the installation and the type of fan. I have been considering one is the solar powered units. Thanks,
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