Fan for engel fridge

Submitted: Monday, May 27, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi,

I have a 60 litre engel fridge it's about 2 years old and doesn't have the 12volt fan that is fitted from new with the present model. I'm thinking of adding one and would like suggetions on the best position to mount it. I know it's main role is to reduce the condensor coil temp, however the condensor is quite large, where does engel fit them to get max effeciency??

thanks
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 00:00
Ray,The standard new models have the fan located under the compressor motor pointing up towards the top of the fridge and at a slight angle, this then allows the air to blow across the compressor and coils and out through the top grill. make sure if you are fitting this that you use a low power fan - else you will be impacting on you batery performance. I wonder if you could link the fan to the power for the compressor motor. You do not want the fan running all the time as this would be a waste of energy so maybe some testing with a multi metre to find the 12V source for the compressor would be the best. The new units only run the fan whilct the compressor is running.
Hope this helps all the bestDavid
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Follow Up By: Ray - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 00:00
Hi David,

It does help, thanks. Your suggestion regarding cutting into the compressor live wire makes sense, I'll have a look this weekend.

Thanks
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Reply By: Rob G - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, May 31, 2002 at 00:00
hi ray,

check out this great link for some top instructions on how to do just a mod.
as the instructions say, use at own risk for non-39 litre models.

http://www.gpsoz.com.au/faninstall.htm

i fitted it to my 39l ('91 model) & it works a treat....
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Follow Up By: Ray - Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Rob, I'll check this site out today.

Best regards
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Reply By: shane - Sunday, Jun 02, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 02, 2002 at 00:00
ray,
i think the compressors run on 20 volts a.c. [or my old one does anyway] so it may be best to run another 12 volt lead to a small fan [dick smith sells a 12 volt computer fan that would be suitable and are only 20 watts]
be aware also that when run on 240 volt that one of the wires is common with the 12 volt wiring.
i found this out when bypassing the inlet plug when mine had burnt contacts.
shane
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Follow Up By: Ray - Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 03, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Shane, I'll check out the wiring as you suggest I've already had to change my plug as well due to burnt contacts.

Best regards
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