Fantastic Fan interference

Discussion in 'A-Frame PopUps' started by Anthony Hitchings, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Anthony Hitchings

    Anthony Hitchings Active Member

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    so I installed the Fantastic Fan today, and as I was doing so, with the roof now closed (for easier access to the screws in the flange) - it seemed that the vent opening knob projects down too far, so it and the other knobs and the fuse cap were all removed in order for me to proceed.

    Anyone else had this problem?
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    Something wrong as on mine I don't have anything protruding below the ceiling.
     
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    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound right to me either. Do you have a post installation pic?
     
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    shuang2 Well-Known Member

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    Our Chalet Fantastic ceiling fan has similar problem. I always need to push the top panel a bit, while break down the roof maybe cut off the knob.
     
  5. jeicher

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    Had the same problem installing fan in my Alite a couple of years back. Purchased a standard Fantastic Fan instead of the special OEM version. I removed the fuse, cut off & slotted the switch spindle. Added a fan forward/reverse switch and fuse near the inverter. If I needed to change speed I could use the screwdriver slot I added to the switch spindle. It worked great and wasn't that much extra work since I had to run a 12V line to the fan anyway.
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  7. Anthony Hitchings

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    Thanks, jeicher - I will likely take the same path as you did; but without the reverse (which I can add later). The fan seems less effective in reverse (I did a bench test). It was interesting to see that the fan uses dropping resistors to control speeds. Nothing fancy. Which means we can add a reverse later.

    Actually, if I add the remote on-off switch it can also be reversing if I use a DP-DT switch, not any extra trouble for the installation.
     
  8. jeicher

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    I believe I used a DPDT switch with a center off position.
     
  9. Anthony Hitchings

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    I bypassed the fan’s fuse and removed the fuseholder, because my fan is on a dedicated fused branch circuit
     

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