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External fan
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:21:56 PM »
I'm curious if an external fan could somehow be automatically operated via the AUX port, and if so how? Thanks.

edit: Midnite Classic 150
« Last Edit: March 13, 2017, 01:23:35 PM by -TX- »

ClassicCrazy

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Re: External fan
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 05:02:35 PM »
You can use the AUX contacts to signal a relay and that way turn on other loads - like a fan.
Do a search on this group for SSR solid state relay or AUX for more details.

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Re: External fan
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 10:10:31 PM »
When I do those searches the only thing that comes up is this thread. And when I tried that before posting all I got was some dated suggestion.

My bad, I thought this board was a support feature of Midnite. I'll just ask them directly.

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Re: External fan
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 01:12:19 AM »
You need to go to the home page before starting the search otherwise it will only search from the directory you are in.
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Re: External fan
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 01:14:50 AM »
You should get 8 hits , just checked
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Re: External fan
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 11:39:43 AM »
When I do those searches the only thing that comes up is this thread. And when I tried that before posting all I got was some dated suggestion.

My bad, I thought this board was a support feature of Midnite. I'll just ask them directly.

Yeah like dgd said you have to go to home page on forum and then search.  Then you could ask some specific question. Most of us are just users and volunteers here on this forum.  Lots of info from the past discussions saves us lots of typing and time !

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Re: External fan
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 02:28:08 PM »
I'm curious if an external fan could somehow be automatically operated via the AUX port, and if so how? Thanks.

edit: Midnite Classic 150

What we would need to know:
What is the purpose of the fan?
What are the electrical specs of the fan?

With that info we can help suggest ways to wire the fan and possible ways to program Aux 1 to do that
Changing the way wind turbines operate one smoke filled box at a time

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Re: External fan
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 09:18:17 PM »
Am no expert,   BUT,   based upon -TX-'s Status,   as a "Guest",  would assume that this once-member is no longer a Member,   and will probably not be posting here anytime,  soon.

Impatience? ...    Perhaps.       Vic
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Re: External fan
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 10:57:30 AM »
Am no expert,   BUT,   based upon -TX-'s Status,   as a "Guest",  would assume that this once-member is no longer a Member,   and will probably not be posting here anytime,  soon.

Impatience? ...    Perhaps.       Vic

Pretty vague question from the start.

Not sure what folks expect here but most of us are NOT employees or support personnel for Midnite Solar but just volunteers giving our time freely to help folks out with Midnite products. With a few Midnite employees chiming in when they can.

All in good fun.

Not sure how anyone can post without an account either?


Hope the spammers don't figure that one out.  :o

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« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 11:05:54 AM by TomW »
Do NOT mistake me for any kind of "expert".

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Re: External fan
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:31 PM »
Hi Tom,

Well,  I had thought that he was a Newbie at the start of this Thread,     but have not tried to dismiss being a Member on and Forum ...    It's all good.

Thanks Tom for being SO moderate!

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Re: External fan
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 10:21:26 AM »
Many forums have lame search capabality, so I use goggle
cooling fan site:http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum

here's a couple hits:
http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum/index.php?topic=450.0
http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum/index.php?topic=3371.0
http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum/index.php?topic=2862.30
 
As I said in the other forum to TX, I belive the Classics are undercooled and can use all the help
in cooling.  That's a tight little compartment you have the classic and inverter installed into.

bored members - Can the main classic fan terminals also control a relay to switch on another fan, and reserve the AUX terminals for another purpose.
 What was the scoop on adjustable fan setpoints - only new hardware versions of the classic ?  Would the Local App be updated to control that too ?

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