Relay for electric fans - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 00, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,515
Question

I have 2 electric fans on my car and I've been running them for about a year with out a relay and only a toggo switch. Lately after some hard use the fans stop working and I traced it down to the fuse I have in the power wire. I want to use a relay to wire them up, do I need to use two relays, and when I go to the part store what should I ask for so they don't say "what kind of car is it for", are they normally sued for a/c or something. Also I'm not sure on how to wire these things up, can someone tell me were I might find a diagram on how to wire these up or can you just tell me. Thanks for any help.

------------------
68 468 700R4, and here it is;
mutert23
MarkM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 00, 03:08 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Rick
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Accord, NY
Posts: 4,815
Post

Do you have a fax #? CHP ran an article that I can send you.
RickD is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 00, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,515
Post

No I don't but if you could give me the date of issue I could probably find it. Thanks.
MarkM is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 00, 05:47 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Dtown PA
Posts: 820
Post

Mark, if you have (2) fans , then use (2) relays, while your at it , get the temp senders too so they can kick on automatically.

[This message has been edited by Chris Edwards (edited 07-26-2000).]
Chris Edwards is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 00, 07:53 AM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: ohio
Posts: 252
Post

Couple options here. Best would be to go to Advance Auto or other parts store and get a thermostat switch. About 18 bucks. I'm running two and they have a contact rating that will handle about any fan motor. Adjustable to room temp to ?. They have a probe that I just zip tied to the side tank on the rad.
Other way to go just get a fog light relay. These are rated about 30 amps, plenty big. You can run them off any toggle switch as the coil uses almost no current. Wiring diagram on carton or even on switch sometimes. About five to seven bucks. All parts places have these hanging on the rack.
tom3 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 00, 11:01 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Rick
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Accord, NY
Posts: 4,815
Post

Mark, it's the July 99' issue. They use two Bosch relays which they say are standard Bosch ISO models good for a variety of applications. They gotn theirs from M.A.D. Industries ( 209-539-7128 ).
RickD is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 00, 03:18 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Cleburne, Tx, Usa
Posts: 10
Post

What kind of fans are ya'll using. Where did you get them, cost, and how hard is it to set it up. I want 2 fans also. Thanks for the help.
Bondo Buggie is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 00, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,515
Post

Bondo, I'm running spal fans, I'm running a 16" puller on the rear, and a 14" on the front. I bought mine from a local street rod shop, they are about $150 each. Get a Street Rodder magazine and you'll find tons of advertisement for them. They came with mounting brackes wich bolted right to the top and bottom of my aluminum radiator.

------------------
68 468 700R4, and here it is;
mutert23
MarkM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome