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Old 15-10-2012, 17:25   #1
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Reefer Circulation Fan

I want to install a battery powered or 12v circulating fan in my reefer box to spread the cold air evenly around the 6 cu. ft. reefer box. Presently, some food freezes that shouldn't while food in another part of the compartment it stays too warm for the food to keep. Any suggestions where I could find one? Computer cooling fans where an idea since they run on milliamps, but a battery powered fan would be fine.
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Old 15-10-2012, 17:47   #2
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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

Here`s where I found mine after Waeco wanted $70 for the fan between the freezer and fridge. I think it was less than $10.
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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

I use an ~10CFM computer type fan, uses about 100mA @ 12V. Have a piece of PVC pipe that runs from top to bottom of the freezer section, the fans pushes (or pulls, can't remember) air through the pipe. Having the pipe in place means that I can pack stuff all around and still get air flow. Also have a mesh mat on bottom and side of freezer so that the air can flow back around. Works for me. Not sure the exact model, but pretty sure I got it from Allied. Has run for years, so just don't give it much thought.

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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

Same here with the computer fan.
Mine has no pipe for routing the air, but it is mounted at the top of the box with short standoffs and is aimed straight down.
Temp differential is about two degrees F from top to bottom.
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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

rec vee folks buy these for their fridges -

Valterra A10-2604 FridgeCool 3 Volt 9.1 mA Fan : Amazon.com : Automotive

they run on two d cells that last about a month. at less than $15 i guess they're worth a try for short term or weekend cruisers. but long term i'd get a computer fan and wire it up to 12 volts...
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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

I needed one in my previous boat. They work. Get the smallest one you can find.
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Re: Reefer Circulation Fan

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I needed one in my previous boat. They work. Get the smallest one you can find.
When you refer to "one", what is the 'one you mean , battery or computer or circ. fans in general? I'll start with the fan powered fan, Frigoboat has a $29 unit on there web site but it is apperantly not available in U.S.
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