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Icon5 E-fan Controller

How hot are they supposed to get?
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not very......

i run the SPAL controller and it doesn't ever get hot.....
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not very......

i run the SPAL controller and it doesn't ever get hot.....
mine gets pretty hot...guess i need to see what i need to be using...


iam running a 4.6l efan from a mustang what amperage does it pull on start up and running amperage? i was using a 30 amp relay but smoked it..

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it probably requires a 50amp
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what kind of controller do i need to get? iam running the one from advance but it got to hot..and just smoked the 30 amp relay
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its not just the controller its the relay on the controller...
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what kind of controller do i need to get? iam running the one from advance but it got to hot..and just smoked the 30 amp relay
i doubt the efan draws anymore than the Taurus efan......get yourself a SPST 40A relay......i have one you can have if you pay shipping for it.....it is the exact kind i am using on my Taurus efan controller....
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i doubt the efan draws anymore than the Taurus efan......get yourself a SPST 40A relay......i have one you can have if you pay shipping for it.....it is the exact kind i am using on my Taurus efan controller....
.i mean the entire thing got hot including the bottom part...
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that is because the relay isn't big enough....
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that is because the relay isn't big enough....
hmm. where can you get those relays at? the chevy is down and i need my truck running

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i doubt you will be able to find them in a store around you.....you will need a 40A/50A SPDT relay...and then you need to size the wire accordingly or you will melt it.....trust me, been there, done that....
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heres what i just did tell me if it makes any sense..i added a second relay where the controller will turn on the fan and act as a switch for the second relay that will provide more juice. so far the relay hasn't got hot and its been running for 15mins..iam going to let it run another 30 or so and see if it works..
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I would try to get another controller, i melted mine that look just like that down to nothing...

I bought mine from n3elz and it works great, but idk if he is still selling them.
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heres what i just did tell me if it makes any sense..i added a second relay where the controller will turn on the fan and act as a switch for the second relay that will provide more juice. so far the relay hasn't got hot and its been running for 15mins..iam going to let it run another 30 or so and see if it works..
that wont help.....it will still be drawing the same amount of power through the relays....you need to either get a 40A relay or a different controller....
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well i fried the controller...lol think iam going to goto the junkyard and try to see if i can find a factory controller and see if i can get one to work...any one know of any ideas?
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every controller on here is a 30/40...wtf do i do now? lol

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i just got an idea....what if i got the same controller and used the wires that are supposed to goto the fan be the turn on for something like a starter solenoid and that way it has enough juice to power the fan?
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i run the SPAL controller and it doesn't ever get hot.....


www.spalusa.com

FAN-PWM is the one specific i am talking about.....


Spal has a wiring diagram for high power draw fans......request if from them.......that is what I did...

i like the SPAL controller because it is more accurate and doesn't use a push in probe, but taps into the factory water temp gauge and uses that voltage reading to signal the fan.....
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lol think iam going to goto the junkyard
all factory electric fans are controlled via the PCM....you wont find one that has a stand alone controller...
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all factory electric fans are controlled via the PCM....you wont find one that has a stand alone controller...
actually D mentioned something about a Dodge Caravan having something at one time that was not in the PCM
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but what is the amperage rating on the box one? the cheaper ones they have are 40/50
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but what is the amperage rating on the box one? the cheaper ones they have are 40/50
the box one you will need an external 40A relay.....

we are giving you options, but you are not paying attention........so do what you want..
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the box one you will need an external 40A relay.....

we are giving you options, but you are not paying attention........so do what you want..
all i did was ask a question..i looked at the tech specs and didnt see the amperage rating...i just dont want to spend 100 bucks and my fan burn it up..that why i keep asking questions...if you are going to get pissy dont bother helping me..hate to be that way but iam new to the efans and had some questions
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we told you 100x how to fix it.....i told you how i had my high amp efan setup and you keep asking what to do.......we can only tell you so much...
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Mine is not the cheapest.. but it only draws 17amps max and works very well. Can control it in cab too. (On/Off/Auto)

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