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Unread 02-10-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Ford Taurus Fan

I have this fan installed into my jeep cj7. I purchased delta DCC control relays for it, http://dccontrol.com/2sp.pdf . My questions come with the fuse size for the battery wire and ignition wire. I'm not sure of the amp draw on startup and continuous draw. Most searches I've done have come up with mixed reviews. My next question involved adding an on/off toggle. Can I just splice into the battery wire? Does it need a fuse of its own?

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Unread 02-12-2014, 06:13 AM   #2
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That controller looks similar to the Hayden 2sp controller I used to run. I personally didn't trust it to directly power the fan so I just used it to switch a second set of 150amp relays I had from a previous setup.

If this one works the same way, it also runs both high and low at the same time when the 2nd speed activates. This works, but it isn't as fast and only high speed. To resolve this I added another SPDT relay that switched the low speed off when high was activated. It was a bit complicated, but it worked great untill I changed to the Volvo setup.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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On 'BB' I ran independant switches, relays and fuses so with a SPDT master switch I could override the low speed function of the fans in an overheat situation. I'm running the Merc Mystique (Ford Contour) setup.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 09:03 PM   #4
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That controller looks similar to the Hayden 2sp controller I used to run. I personally didn't trust it to directly power the fan so I just used it to switch a second set of 150amp relays I had from a previous setup.

If this one works the same way, it also runs both high and low at the same time when the 2nd speed activates. This works, but it isn't as fast and only high speed. To resolve this I added another SPDT relay that switched the low speed off when high was activated. It was a bit complicated, but it worked great untill I changed to the Volvo setup.
That controller is made specifically for the Taurus fan and can handle everything that fan can throw at it with no problem without additional relays. It also has independent low and high circuits. The hayden controllers I have seen/used have all been complete junk. The dc controls variable controller is where it at if you don't mind spending the extra money. No relays and can handle any fan out there.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 07:33 AM   #5
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I don't know if these are the 'junk' controllers you're mentioning but I repurposed the one on the left that's been in constant service for over five years now. It may not be as elegant as more expensive options but these are doing alright by me.



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