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Old 06-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #11
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Ruben and strlw - Yes, the ground would connect to one of the alligator clips and the hot would go to the input side of the light switch. The hot wire can be stuck in between the spade connectors or you can add a female/male section and solder it in like I did. Here is another photo of the hot wire connecting to the light switch. If you want to run additional wire you can also pick up your ground connection there, I left it at the alligator clip to minimize the wires snaking around.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #12
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Fire Instructor - You want to keep your current draw as low as you can, the control fuse is only about 2.5 or 3 amps, not a lot of excess capacity there. I popped mine accidentally and had a fun time locating the control board and the fuse on the board to replace it. Ruben - you really don't need a honking big fan to circulate the air in the fridge. As noted in the original thread the idea here is to keep air moving past the heat exchanger fins to prevent condensation from forming, freezing, and then insulating them. As I noted above, the fridge was cold as could be. Some ground beef that my wife put in the freezer Saturday evening was frozen solid by the time we got home on Sunday evening. I still need a longer run to figure out where the "thermostat" needs to be set to keep things at the proper temps in the freezer and fridge. Don't really want beer slushies (or a frozen mess) when I get to the campground...

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:48 AM   #13
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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Ok Cool. I see what you did now and I'll probably do same. Ya the BIG fan is too big and fast, I'm probably going to use one I have laying around thats the size of yours,
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #15
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Ruben - Glad to help out.
This web stuff is really cool when you can poke around and get ideas and then the help to figure out how to do yourself. Some of the things I've done were not the most economical, but I get the satisfaction of doing them myself.

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:54 PM   #17
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OK... so they got me.....

Went on-line to purchase a $3.95 fan, and wind-up spending almost $25 on the fap, plus a handful of adapters and cables.
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Got back Sunday 7 August from 2 week trip to Pensacola, FL to see son graduate from his initial Navy schooling. Fridge fan performed flawlessly. Condensation did form on the fins (come on, humidity was nearly pegged the whole time we were there!), but never froze. Freezer kept the frozen stuff that way. I'm happy!

Fire Instructor - hey, you gotta watch those places. It is absolutely amazing just how many $'s you can toss at such a project when you get rolling. Of course that is not counting the "oh, cool" things you come across while looking for something.

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Old 09-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #19
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I went with a 140mm .25A 1300 rpm quiet fan 47cfm (Masscool SLC-FD14025)

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:58 PM   #20
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F9PRO That fan looks like it just might do the job...
How did you mount it to the fins?

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