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Old 09-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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THANKS.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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Glen just put a solar panel on the roof with a good quality charge controller and then you won't have to worry about it anymore
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Does anyone know what the 3-speed maxx fan draws? Original literature doesn't say.
If we are drawing 4 amps and we turn on the Maxx fan, we are still drawing 4 amps.
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A search of FiberglassRV.com for "MaxxFan current" should yield lots of discussion with a variety of specs. I know I have seen current specs, but I don't think I ever measured it.
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Does anyone know what the 3-speed maxx fan draws? Original literature doesn't say.
I'm having trouble finding that model, all the ones I find are for the 10 speed, do you have a model# or a picture?
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:19 AM   #16
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I'm having trouble finding that model, all the ones I find are for the 10 speed, do you have a model# or a picture?
Hi: cpaharley2008... Amazing how fast things get "Old" Our 5.0 has the 3spd. but I don't know how much 12V juice it draws... just how great it is!!! Alf
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I know fantastic fans are 3 speeds, is that what you have Alf?
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #18
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The original MaxxFan was only available with three speeds; that's what I installed several years ago, and I'll try to find my documentation. Since then, there have been many variants created, and the original three-speed control is no longer offered.

MaxxFan and Fantastic fan specs for their three-speed units were very similar, although not identical.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #19
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From the online brochure for the original MaxxFan, which was apparently three-speed only:
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Provides over 900 CFM of airflow on High using 4.4 amps, 730 CFM at 2.5 amps and 500 CFM on Low at 1.4 amps
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #20
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If MaxxFan (or Fantastic fan) current draw is too much even on the low setting - probably an issue only with older single-speed and three-speed units - it can be reduced. Many people have done a modification to the simple resistor-based control to provide a slower low speed.

The old MaxxFan low speed uses almost as much power as the Atwood 8012 furnace... but I wouldn't be surprised if the fan is moving more air.
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