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harveybaronharveybaron Posts: 1Registered Users
Does anyone know of a fan that is certified for 250cfm at less than 10 amps?

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  • BB.BB. Posts: 28,088Super Moderators, Administrators admin
    What is the usage? Computer ac and dc fans use much less power but do not move much air if there is any back pressure (such as blowing through an air filter).

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  • jonrjonr Posts: 1,105Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    In almost all cases, efficiency goes up with size.  Ie, large, slow moving blades.
  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Posts: 4,747Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Does anyone know of a fan that is certified for 250cfm at less than 10 amps?

    10 amps... AC or DC?

    Do you have a size you would like? I think the 10"O2cool would be in that neighborhood, if it's true that the Endless Breeze is 900 cfm. It draws 7-8 amps at 12 volts... I've never seen a cfm on the 02cool, but keep hearing 900 cfm for the endless breeze. Might be worth looking into.


    I've been pretty happy with my O2cool fans, have 2 running now.
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  • WaterWheelWaterWheel Posts: 288Registered Users ✭✭✭

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  • myocardiamyocardia Posts: 118Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    DoD= depth of discharge= amount removed from that battery   SoC= state of charge= amount remaining in that battery
    So, 0% DoD= 100% SoC, 25% DoD= 75% SoC, 50% DoD= 50% SoC, 75% DoD= 25% SoC, 100% DoD= 0% SoC
    A/C= air conditioning AC= alternating current (what comes from the outlets in your home) DC= direct current (what batteries & solar panels use)
  • dmariondmarion Posts: 1Registered Users, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    edited July 2017 #7
    I just got a aims 4000 inverter however the fan is constantly running and will not shut off at all does anyone know why or how to stop it from running non stop appreciate any help at all.
  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 1,072Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Cheap inverters leave a lot to be desired.

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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Posts: 4,747Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2017 #9
    dmarion said:
    I just got a aims 4000 inverter however the fan is constantly running and will not shut off at all does anyone know why or how to stop it from running non stop appreciate any help at all.
    Is there a load on it?  Is it for a 12 volt battery bank? Is it in a warm area?

    Inverters for a 12 volt battery bank work harder than ones for high voltage battery bank. Also, as Littleharbor2 said, cheap inverters cut corners, it will have to have a fan, but smaller cooling area and smaller cases can be done, if it runs the fan more often.

    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do more...lol
  • mcgivormcgivor Posts: 2,334Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
    What does the manual say regarding fan operation, some are load dependant, some by temperature, others run at low speed constantly switching to higher speed under a certain load and the really cheap ones run full speed all the time.
    Good not cheap, cheap not good.......as the saying goes.
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  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Posts: 1,072Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    mcgivor said:
    What does the manual say regarding fan operation, some are load dependant, some by temperature, others run at low speed constantly switching to higher speed under a certain load and the really cheap ones run full speed all the time.
    Good not cheap, cheap not good.......as the saying goes.

    Full time fans would likely have a high, idle current draw. Not recommended to keep on continuously as it will drain your batteries.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

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