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Old 06-09-2016, 02:23 PM   #21
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I posted this recently on another thread, but I'll repost here.

This is what I installed.



http://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Refrig...rs=11102085011

It records the current temp from 2 sensors (fridge 1 & fridge 2 or fridge & freezer) and also records the max and min of the sensors. If the freezer max temp exceeds freezing, it alarms indicating you've had a problem. How long it was off doesn't really matter much to me. If the freezer reached 40 degrees, I'm tossing the food, but the beer in the fridge is probably still OK.

Total cost under $30.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:35 PM   #22
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Kartracer, I sent you a pm about another subject.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:45 PM   #23
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IF the freezer ever defrosts/thaws, the "pillar" of water in the bottle will melt and refreeze at the bottom of the bottle. Cost? Maybe $.05...
Put a penny on top of an ice cube in the freezer. If you return to the boat and the penny is at the bottom or into the ice, the power went off for too long. If the power flickers, it won't detect it but who cares?

Cost...$.01....and you even get the penny back.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:27 PM   #24
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Now I've got to go shopping for ice trays! I threw all mine out years ago.

Edit: Waitadarnminute...I just remembered one came with my new NovaKool! I remember I chuckled to myself when I saw it.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:43 PM   #25
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The problem with the 1-6c systems is you find out too late, but you do find out before you get food poisoning. And the penny is reusable!
Because we have solar, we don`t rely on mains power while docked.
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I just take 2 ice cubes and put them in a bowl in the freezer. I check them when I go aboard. If they're no longer cubes then I know I have to throw out the food. done this for years.
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Yup... like when your neighbor turns off your breaker, unplugs his shorepower, and heads out for the day?

We use a basic refrigerator thermometer that shows current and hi / low temps. Simple. No need to reinvent the wheel. https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...M4KBDzAgjJAjAA
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We use a basic refrigerator thermometer that shows current and hi / low temps. Simple. No need to reinvent the wheel. https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...M4KBDzAgjJAjAA
We use similar simple ones for fridge, and freezer. Tried the Engel wireless version, cost more and frequently lost signal contact.
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I have a container of ready ice in the freezer and if the cubes are gone and replaced with a block of ice, well the freezer was off.

I also have like most here a not frost free refer so defrosting is a regular need, if all of a sudden I did not need to do it the next time aboard I would then look at the ice cube container.

Simple really, KISS is great on boats when it can be implemented.


I might add, I never leave anything in my refrigerator that could spoil and ruin the frig. Seems kinda silly to risk a $2500 refrigerator to save 20 bucks worth of lunch meat. Only water, drinks and snacks kept in unit when away. Had the cord disconnected a few years ago and only lost my made ice cubes to cry over.
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