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FYI James Jerky Dryer Fan CFM
« on: July 19, 2020, 08:07:42 PM »
Thought I'd post this since I've seen people asking here and on other forums.

I've used it a couple times and it seemed to me like the air movement is a bit over kill for the #1 smoker anyway. It was pulling so much air that I couldn't get the top shelves anywhere near temp. I started looking at fan speed controllers and it looks like they're luck of the draw on the reasonably priced ones to get one that works and for any length of time with the exception of the Axial controller that as far as I can tell only works with Axial fans. So to get a starting point on changing out the fan I pulled the JJD fan. Its a 120x 120 x25mm, 12 volt, 0.30 amp fan. Its made in China (what a surprise) by Jiang Shan Lai or JSL. Looked up their website and it appears that they don't make the JDH1225S 0.30 amp anymore, instead they have a JDM1225S that has the same specs. If the cfm is the same for both it would be 72.75 CFM.

Im going to try an Axial 1225 with their fan speed controller. Its rated at 51 CFM and I can adjust with the controller if necessary.

https://www.acinfinity.com/component-cooling/axial-ac-fan-kits/axial-1225-muffin-120v-ac-cooling-fan-120mm-x-120mm-x-25mm-low-speed/
https://www.acinfinity.com/component-cooling/axial-ac-fan-kits/fan-speed-controller-for-ac-axial-muffin-fans-single/

« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 03:09:40 PM by Norwester »
Jeff from central Oregon

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Re: FYI James Jerky Dryer Fan CFM
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 03:51:47 PM »
I used the 8038 AC Infinity fan that has 23 cfm and it has plenty of airflow in my #3 and #2.
I see it isn't currently available on Amazon, but do see another that would probably work:  https://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-MULTIFAN-Receiver-Playstation/dp/B00G059G86
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Re: FYI James Jerky Dryer Fan CFM
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 02:54:54 PM »
Thanks Dave! I don't know why they went with such a heavy airflow. I just ordered the setup I posted and will give it a try. I know there are adapters to go from 120mm to 80mm but I thought I'd keep it simple. The only disappointment is the response I got back from AC Infinity regarding the speed adjustment. Its not infinite but just has high, medium and low settings. I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work go with the smaller fan.
Jeff from central Oregon