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Old 07-21-2015, 11:25 AM   #21
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Offroad- I purchased the exact same fans and when I bench tested them to get the correct wires, the fan would only "flinch" but wouldn't rotate. I used a 12v battery and tried every combination of wires. Am I missing something or do I have defective fans?
I would bet the fans are fine, you'd think that with only three wires it would be easy to figure out which is 12V+, 12V- and the rpm signal wire (you won't use this) but it's not.

It won't run backwards if you have 12V+ and 12V- reversed, keep trying and you'll get it.
When I got the right combination, I cut the rpm wire short and put a knot in the 12V+ wire to mark it. Since these are premade for computers with a motherboard connector on it, none of the wires are marked.

You also need to install the fans blowing up (the direction of the rising hot air), there should be an arrow on the body of the fan indication the direction of airflow.
On our TT I believe the wires to the original fans were the same color, but a quick test with a multi-meter will tell you which is 12V+. If you don't have a meter to confirm once you have the right wires on the fan, there are only two combinations on the TT wiring and only one will work.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:59 AM   #22
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Offroad- thanks for your quick response! I thought that I had tried all of the combinations but also have to believe that they will work... I will check the wires again...
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:20 PM   #23
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I installed (2) 140mm fans with a switch that allows you to by pass the temperature switch. It was a cheap and easy job that made a difference in cool down time.

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Old 01-12-2016, 07:50 PM   #24
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I installed one fan at the lower vent blowing in and two at the top of the vent. All three are 120mm and just direct wired to 12v hot. I am in a really hot climate can't think of a time that I would need to turn them off. Amazing how much it changed the temp in the cabinet next to the fridge. Now it doesn't melt the s'mores chocolate!


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And if you want your fridge to cool faster and more evenly try these fans inside the fridge. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-14-2016, 11:22 PM   #26
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I removed the noisy 80mm fan and installed two 120mm units side by side. What a difference!! Just can even hear them run. Mine are installed half way up the vent channel with still enough room for static air to cool if the fans fail. Cheap mod. Bought them from "The Cooler Guys" online. They have hundreds of different fans for every use.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:13 AM   #27
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And if you want your fridge to cool faster and more evenly try these fans inside the fridge. Attachment 97840
I agree it makes a nice difference, used this low speed 120mm slim fan inside ours.
Have added an on/off switch in one of the lower mounting screw holes since this pic was taken though.

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Old 01-15-2016, 09:56 AM   #28
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And if you want your fridge to cool faster and more evenly try these fans inside the fridge.


Was this something you built or purchased?
All of the 'for purchase' ones I've seen have larger fans.
I've been thinking of building one using smaller fans but this would be ideal if it can be bought somewhere.
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I made a new baffle to increase airflow through the condenser of the Dometic Renaissance refrigerator in our TT. This will increase efficiency and make it easier on the fridge on hot days.


Here is the original Baffle from FR.
It helps, but a lot of air can still go around the Condenser instead of through it removing heat.



I've removed the original baffle here in preparation for the new one.



This is looking down at the two 120mm low speed fans I used to replace the noisy Dometic 92mm fans. These ball bearing fans move the same amount of air but are much quieter, go here if you want some.
Inside the RV when its quiet, you have to almost put your head against the fridge to hear these and they aren't running as much now either.


I fashioned the new Baffle from some sheet metal from HD, cost about $6.00.


This is the new Baffle installed, much more air will go through the Condenser now instead of around it increasing efficiency.
I used zip ties to mount it, the lower front edge of the baffle slips in between the fans and the outside of the slide wall.


This shows a closer view of the top of the new Baffle and the Condenser.


Larger pics available in my gallery.
I can not get the plywood out to check fans how do I get to your gallery for larger pictures
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:36 PM   #30
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I can not get the plywood out to check fans how do I get to your gallery for larger pictures
Larger pics are here

I took the three screws you can see from the top vent out, and removed the top section of the plywood. On the larger lower section, there were two screws at the top, one on each side accessed inside the top vent. (Inside the top vent looking down).

There was also one screw at the bottom, accessed right at the top edge of the lower vent in the middle. (Inside the lower vent looking up)
All of the three screws on the lower plywood section are screwed into the outer wall, and I used a square bit in a ratcheting bit driver as the room is very tight.

I had to cut the lower section in half to get it out, pretty sure it's installed from the inside prior the the fridge being put in place. Once all the plywood is out, the flange the fans are mounted to is easy to get to from the top vent opening.

Now that the plywood is out, I can get to the fans for servicing easily by cutting the zip ties mounting my condenser baffle and sliding it out.
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