Upgrading from belt-driven cooling fans to electrically controlled fans does more than just free some additional horsepower from your engine. Converting to electric fans also allows for greater control of your vehicle’s cooling systems. The beauty of an electric fan is that it operates only when needed. That means your engine can get up to operating temperature more quickly, and thanks to the additional control of electric fans, it can stay at the optimal temperature more precisely.
Electric Fan Evolution
As revolutionary as electric fan cooling was when it was first introduced, technology has evolved to make a good thing even better! Today’s electric fan motors can be turned on and off at will and run at varying speeds, depending on the need. In addition, the signal sent to the fan motor allows for both soft-start characteristics and increased speeds as more cooling is necessary. Another benefit of using electric fans is the ability to use two fans instead of just one.
With all of the technological advances in cooling fan technology, many enthusiasts are wary of adding electric fans to their rides due to the additional wiring and complexity. Thankfully, the aftermarket has embraced this technology, and many components are available to greatly simplify electrifying your engine’s cooling needs.
Wiring Single, Dual, And Dual-Speed Electric Fans
In this video, Bill Hillock of BP Automotive shows the proper way to connect single, dual, and dual-speed electric fan wiring to your vehicle. BP Automotive supplies direct-fit wire harnesses and problem-solving harnesses featuring many of the technologies used by the OEMs. All BP Automotive harnesses are Made in the U.S.A. and feature TXL wire, the same wire used in factory automotive wiring harnesses. BP Automotive also uses GM’s color coding, so identifying wires during testing or troubleshooting is simplified and standardized.
Bill identifies the three options for wiring electric fans. Enthusiasts can run relay-controlled cooling of single or dual fans or even opt for dual-speed, dual-fan operation. Whether connecting your fan control to a standalone engine harness or adding fan control to your existing harness, BP Automotive’s fan control harnesses will simplify the installation.
All BP Automotive fan control harnesses feature fused power supply wiring for the fan and high-quality relays to control the flow to each fan. Once you determine how many fans you’ll use and how you want them to operate, the wiring between the three kits is still the same.
As you watch this video, you’ll see that adding all the benefits of electric fans to your ride is easier than ever. With an electric fan wiring kit from BP Automotive, you can also be sure that your fans will operate as intended for years to come. Check out the video as Bill simplifies the integration of electronic fan control for various installations. Then head over to BP Automotive’s website for all your automotive cooling and wiring needs.