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Old 01-23-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Interior Fan

Has anyone installed a "muffin fan" on the interior of their refrigerator? If so any links on installation, procedures, pros/cons?

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Old 01-23-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Have not done it myself, but have done some research.
Search online for Smart RV Products. There are some videos that show how to get power either at the light or at the power supply at the back of the refrigerator.

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:19 PM   #3
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I have installed the dual fan set up sold on ebay that mounts on the cooling fins of the fridge. It is wired into the hot side of the light switch. Works very good, however one of the fans has stopped working and I will have to replace it. I highly recommend to help cooling in hot weather. Chris
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:25 PM   #4
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As a matter of fact, the was a link (below) in todays email AIR Forums Newsletter Issue 77 - January 2019 - Week 3

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Old 01-23-2019, 08:37 PM   #5
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I built my own. Not a hard project and allows you to customize all your dimensions. Fan output can also be customized. Made from 2x3 aluminum tube and some end caps.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:14 AM   #6
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I have the "Fridge Fix" fan installed from Smart RV Products. Installation was simple enough that I don't think I bothered to take pictures when I was doing it. Comes with Velcro to stick to the top of the fridge. There are directions for tapping into the fridge light for power, but I just threaded the wire through the back of the fridge (through an existing penetration used for the thermostat), and tied into the 12V there.

I got the model without the LEDs since I don't feel the need to have LEDs on every darn thing in my rig.

It works wonderfully. There is never any frost on the fins, ever. Cooling is nice and even like a household fridge. It's a little spendy for what it is, and you could probably DIY for cheaper, but in the couple of years since I installed it, I feel I've gotten my money's worth. It makes it much easier to keep a reasonable amount of food for two people living full time.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:38 AM   #7
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I used the Valterra FridgeCool RV fan. Less than 10 seconds to install and $15.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:43 AM   #8
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i built my own using two old slow speed quite muffin fans. They run off the 12 V supply and circulate air MUCH better

very similar to @GMFL except mine just hand off a home made bracket

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