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sayoung

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Posted: 06/24/20 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been looking for a cooling compartment fan for my Norcold . It seems to allways have some condensate along the top of the fresh food compartment & I had to replace the light fixture the other day because of this.
All I have found are the battery powered ones but I want to hardwire. Am I going to just have to get a 12v fan & southern engineer it in ?

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Posted: 06/24/20 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is one from RV Cooling Warehouse but it is expensive:

RV Cooling Warehouse Fan

Here is a less expensive one on eBay:
eBay fan

I bought mine off of eBay and it has a switch to turn it on and off and is hardwired into 12v wiring on back of frig.

Good luck!

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Posted: 06/24/20 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My battery fan runs more than a month on two D cells.


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I use a ">HAAAOSwSupbtEMZ]Hard drive cooling fan with the two fan wired in series. Nice and quiet and clips onto the shelf. No need to mount on the cooling fins. All you need is a little circulation. Run it off of the 12 volt light wires.

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My Fridge is a Dometic but..... I use THE one DPGLG linked to. I've not had a light issue or moisture where it would bother the light but it does cut down on frost on the fins.. BIG TIME.

One thing I did different from teh directions. Instructions say to run the power lead out the drip tube.. I just ran it over to the door light on my Dometic and hooked in before the switch.. Works great


dpgllg wrote:

Here is one from RV Cooling Warehouse but it is expensive:

RV Cooling Warehouse Fan

Here is a less expensive one on eBay:
eBay fan

I bought mine off of eBay and it has a switch to turn it on and off and is hardwired into 12v wiring on back of frig.

Good luck!

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sayoung wrote:

I have been looking for a cooling compartment fan for my Norcold . It seems to allways have some condensate along the top of the fresh food compartment & I had to replace the light fixture the other day because of this.
All I have found are the battery powered ones but I want to hardwire. Am I going to just have to get a 12v fan & southern engineer it in ?


I have one of the ones that mount to the fins along with one of the battery powered ones and find the battery one place in an upper shelf right at the front does the best. That location allows air to be circulated helped by the space on the door bins. Two "D" cell batteries last over a month of continuous use so it's not that costly to use.

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I had a few old tower computers laying around. I pulled the fans out of those and put two behind the fride and one inside on a switch connected to the 12v light wire. Works wonderful and cost nothing.


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Crushedstang50 wrote:

I had a few old tower computers laying around. I pulled the fans out of those and put two behind the fride and one inside on a switch connected to the 12v light wire. Works wonderful and cost nothing.


Those computer fans work well, and cheap.

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Interior fridge fans do not need to be powerful. They actually increase the heat load that must be sucked out, the more powerful the fan the more heat it generates.

I use a discontinued 0.03 amp Sunon Maglev 40mm x 20mm 6.3 cfm fan in my small compressor fridge, and it has run 24/7/365 since October 2012.

Huge difference in interior temp range. was 22f to 44f inside without fan, and is within 4 degrees F with it, and I use a lower thermostat setting. I tapped into the light's circuit before its reed switch.

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small computer fan

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