Wiring electric fans

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Wiring electric fans

Post by MaineVette » Jul 12th, 2016 11:34 am

Hey guys,

For those running electric fans I'm wondering where you tied in to get power. I'm leaning toward running the positive leads to the battery terminal but that's going to require some modifications at the battery terminal just to make the connection. I've also toyed with the idea of tying in at the starter which would be easier.

There's also this existing relay right next to where I plan to mount the fan relays. This would be the cleanest solution. However, I would only have one ten(?) gauge wire feeding the two ten gauge wires for the fans so I'm assuming that's a no-go.


Also, with a dual fan setup are you running two thermostats (so each fan kicks on at different temperature) or just one (so both are always on or always off)?

Someday I'll finally be able to drive my Vette, but for now I'll just admire all the pieces... :willy:

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