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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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is that controller rated for the higher amp draw that Steve's fan pulls? If it isn't, then he will have the same problem he is having now....
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how many amps does this fan pul its a 4.6l mustang it has 8 gauge wire for power and ground...sorry maurice but i have to get this truck up and running tonight.. summit has some but all are 30/40 amp draws...
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if it has 8 gauge wire for power and ground, i can almost guarantee that it will draw more than 30A....
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for a temp method can i use one of there to act as a relay for the fan? and use the controller i have to kick on the starter solenoid and hold it on? can it work constantly? http://members.aol.com/pullingtracto...s/solenoid.jpg
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you can do that.....use the efan controller to trigger the starter relay, which will then send the higher amperage power to the fan......make sure you fuse everything accordingly...
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you can do that.....use the efan controller to trigger the starter relay, which will then send the higher amperage power to the fan......make sure you fuse everything accordingly...
everything will be fused dont want my truck to turn into what l2en's did...i got 8 gauge amp wire with a inline holder that is about 2 inches fron the terminal and used the big fuse..what fuse should i use? 40 or 50 amp? also the starter relay will be ok being on constantly wont it?

monday iam ordering the spal controller so i wont have to worry about this crap
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everything will be fused dont want my truck to turn into what l2en's did...i got 8 gauge amp wire with a inline holder that is about 2 inches fron the terminal and used the big fuse..what fuse should i use? 40 or 50 amp? also the starter relay will be ok being on constantly wont it?

monday iam ordering the spal controller so i wont have to worry about this crap
unless it is 70*+ there, or you will be sitting with the truck ideling a lot, the fan shouldn't be on that much......


When you order the SPAL controller remember to get a 40A SPST relay for the high amperage wiring......like I said before, I have 1 you can have if you pay for shipping on it ($3.00)......SPAL tech support can email you a high amp wiring diagram for their FAN-PWM controller......i have been running mine for almost 6 months like that without any problems!
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The flex-a-lite controller comes with a 50amp inline fuse. Besides the controller ramps up the turn on speed. So.. the fans never have that initial spike of amp draw.

btw, I run twin fans on the Lightning with the same controller. No problems what so ever in years of using it.

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well the starter didn't work..it dosent like a continuous load...
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i just bought a spal controller a few weeks ago heres the cheapest i found it http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Spal-...spagenameZWD1V
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i bought a 60 amp relay and it still gets hot and the terminal burns you..iam using 8 ga power for the relay and 8 gauge wire out to the fan...wtf?
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sounds like you got a bad fan......look for a Taurus fan.....
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i got a continuous duty solenoid today which is 85 amps and so far its doing good...the starter solenoid i used isnt supposed to be used as a continuous duty so now i have it

the efan controller kicks on the solenoid and i have cooling...works great and the efan works awesome!
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you wanna watch that.....that is what fried my wiring on the first Taurus fan I had.....the wire literately melted, copper and all...
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you wanna watch that.....that is what fried my wiring on the first Taurus fan I had.....the wire literately melted, copper and all...
why did it melt?
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iam using the exact solenoid that is in this link

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...eyOn/index.php
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that is the solenoid that i had too......
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that is the solenoid that i had too......
well mine is working great..no wires getting hot or anything ran it for about 3 hours and its doing good
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