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Re: Electric fan ??
I'm using it as a primary fan. I actually did something that I rarely do...I read the directions. I could have used a switched power source or a constant source. The fan runs while the motor is running as well as when it is off, depending on what I have the thermostatic switch set at. I thought that having it run for a short time afterwards would be a good thing as there is no cooling otherwise. I might be wrong, but the heated coolant just sits with no movement. Immediately after shut down, cooling ceases and the coolant temp can spike for a very short time, then gradually cool down. I thought that with the fan running, it would help cool the motor a bit, not by directly cooling the coolant, but rather cooling the motor itself.
Quite possibly, this doesn't matter at all and the minute returns from this might not justify having it wired this way.
I might not have explained myself clearly...sorry about that.
Maybe I'll play it safe and use the switched power source. My concern was the amp draw and what it might do to battery life. Your thoughts?
Thanks! I bookmarked that site for later viewing. Math isn't my forte' and I need a clear head to fully understand it. It looks very informative....
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