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Old 07-01-2003, 06:00 PM   #21
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Similat thoughts

I think several of the small CPU fans might be quieter yet than a single high volume, low RPM unit, but I need to do some further investigation.
I wandered into a surplus store a couple of years ago and found a bin of huge heat sinks with 2" muffin fans attached for $1 each. I bought 10 on the spot. I have been experimenting with the little fans and found that if I series them in pairs, they are completely silent but still move quite a bit of air. I have been thinking of putting 6 fans across in 3 sets of 2 in series in just the manner that you have described. However, since my low power fan with a baffle works so well, I probably won't bother.

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Old 07-01-2003, 08:14 PM   #22
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I replaced my existing fan with two smaller 3 inch models and hooked them in series. They are much quiter and they do not make the vibration against the aluminum shell like the old one because I mounted them directly to the refrigerator fins. They do a fine job of evacuating the hot air.

Just in case I relocated the old fan to the bottem vent and installed a toggle switch so I can leave it hooked to the thermostat or shut it off. With all three running I get alot of circulation. The one on the bottom pulls air in and the ones on the top push it out. COOOOL

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Old 07-02-2003, 12:28 PM   #23
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I just saw your post where you think your fan may have failed. Have you looked back against the inside of the refrig enclosure just below the top door. My Bambi has an on/off switch and from the factory it was set to off. As the switch is NOT visable you might not know it existed unless you stuck your head in and looked down.

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Old 11-29-2011, 02:12 PM   #25
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I just purchased new 23' International, the fan was on most of the time, noisy and irritating. According to my Airstream dealer service manager, the thermostat on new A/S is located at one of the cooling fins and set at 80 degrees. However, he voluntered to add a switch for the fan. He think the auto fan runs more than needed.

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