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Old 09-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Anybody tried one of these? I'm wondering about the "it starts and stops automatically" statement. Wouldn't this thing always run with enough light? You wouldn't want it running when stored . . .

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Old 09-22-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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I would say when theres light its running .
When theres no light it stops .
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:31 PM   #3
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i agree with the light it works and no light it is off

wonders if it would be running with a full moon especially if you on an open campsite with no trees.
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You wouldn't want it running when stored . . .

Why not? Just let it do it's thing. It's not pulling your battery down.
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If it ran a lot. I would think that it would quickly wear out.
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If it is made in China, it won't last very long and probably a waste of money. Sounds like a great idea until you end up replacing it every year.
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If it is made in China, it won't last very long and probably a waste of money. Sounds like a great idea until you end up replacing it every year.


In your opinion what do you think will go bad? The fan?
if so I am thinking upgrade the fan with a computer fan.
I added a computer fan to my tt when I had it for airing out the cavity where the converter went .
I cut a hole in the cabinet wall and mounted it to pull air from cavity.
Then added a heat sink inline. You wouldn't believe the hot air that came out.
The computer fan would start about five minutes ahead of converter fan.
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What is the voltage of a computer fan?
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12 volt my friend.
search ebay for 12 volt computer fan.
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why would u want that? black system is closed, vent used for fill and drain.
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