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    Default composting toilet power draw

    For those of you with an AirHead who don't live aboard, do you run your fan 24/7 as recommended or only when you are on the boat? If the former, how do you avoid drawing your batteries down?

    Bruce

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    This may not help you. I am plugged into shore power at the dock and the fan runs all the time

    As a side note, my fan has run without stopping now for close to nine years
    Last edited by Bobcat; 05-27-2022 at 11:17 AM.
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    I had a solar fan like the one Ian posted. Lasted about four years before crapping out. Smelt great while it lasted.

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    Default Re: composting toilet power draw

    I run my nature's head all the time. Power draw is nothing, less than a tenth of an amp. You don't have solar or shore power of any kind? A $30 solar panel will cover the load and keep your batteries healthy while you are gone, assuming no other loads. That said it will be fine without the fan during storage, assuming it's not put away wet. The point of the fan is to remove moisture from what is euphemistically called compost.

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