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Old 10-20-2018, 08:23 PM   #1
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Does this roof fan have a plug so I can plug into a Kodiak generator?
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I think Maxxairs are hardwired to the RV, if you plug the trailer into the generator it will power the fan.
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Yes, the Maxxfan runs on 12V, through the trailer wiring. Plug the trailer in to shore power and its converter will charge the 12V battery, which powers the Maxxfan.
So, there will be no need to run your generator and annoy the neighbours.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:02 AM   #4
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Actually I was referring to the Kodiak solar generator--don't have to run a loud motor. But I understand what you are saying, thank you for your advice.
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Actually I was referring to the Kodiak solar generator--don't have to run a loud motor. But I understand what you are saying, thank you for your advice.
WOW! $1,875 !!!!!

I was not aware of the Kodiak solar generator so I looked it up. Its list price is $1999, "on sale" for $1,875. Its basically just a very expensive LiOn battery and inverter. Solar panels are extra. It supplies 90 amp hours (12 volts), about as much power as the single group 27 battery that comes with Scamp and other trailers. You can use most of that 90 however, as opposed to 45 with a lead acid battery. You could get more usable power out of two golf-cart batteries if you needed it.

This is sure not the way I would power the roof fan, or most anything else. Just use the house battery (or batteries) on the RV, and get a solar charger and panels for $150-$300. If you really need 120 VAC in addition to 12 VDC then get an inverter.. but the roof fans use 12 volts.
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Yeah, there are a ton of "generators" on the market now that are just lithium ion batteries with built in inverters and such. That terminology kinda bugs me.

Having said that, I am looking at a smaller one to power my CPAP for camping or power outages.

But to the OP question, a simple lead acid or AGM battery will power a Maxxair fan for a long time. I have an Optima yellow top house battery in my camper and the fan will run at low speeds overnight for several nights no problem (I have not tested it longer than that). It cost much, much less than the "generator" referenced above.
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