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Old 11-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Fan in Freezer fire hazard

Looking to put this in my 7cb ft freezer. As you can see it has a plug preinstalled.

http://www.amazon.com/Mechatronics-6...%22+Power+Cord

My questions is, would you be worried about any type of fire hazard with this ? I am not an electrical guru and just want to make sure I am ok on this? as there can be some moisture in my freezer even tho I do have the evadry dehumidifier in..

thanks for any input

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Why would you use a $17 115 VAC fan in those conditions when you can use a $2-$3 12 VDC fan and not worry about it. Just about any 12 VDC used CPU/PC fan will move 10 cu ft, you can usually get them free from just about anybody that uses a computer (I've got 3-4 at least).

The 12 VDC power supplys are pretty cheap if you don't already have one in your home; just about any 9-12 VDC supply will work. These are known as "wall worts".

Here's an example of cheap DC fans: http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.as...10000&PageNo=1

Good luck.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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I don't see a problem using a 110V fan in the keezer (properly mounted away from liquids of course). All the big kegerator companies use them in the Beverage Air, Superior, True, etc. products.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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It doesn't say if it's a constant duty cycle (should be, it's made for cooling home stereo systems, etc). That would be the only thing I would be hesitant about... make sure it's rated constant duty.

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Thanks to all btw what is constant duty?

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:32 AM   #6
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Thanks to all btw what is constant duty?
Rated to run all the time. Some small motors are rated for intermittent use, others for constant.
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got it thanks

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