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Offline cvcman

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how warm does freezer get during defrost
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:27:24 AM »
Ok I have a new AcuRite freezer alarm...its realy a great idea..I have one wireless probe in my cellar small uoright freezer ( not a frost free) and the other in my side by side Whirlpool fridge freezer that IS frost free...You can set the upper and lower limits for the alarm.
 I had both set at upper 15 degs and lower -15 degs....the display also shows the avg upper and lower temps the freezers see.

well 1am my side by side goes off and I get up to see the temp at 16 degs but already dropping back to 14 degs...for the rest of the day eariler it stayed at betwen 0 and 2 degs...

Now Im assuming it was during the defrost cycle ??? So should I raise the upper limit to say 17 or 18 degs ?? How long is the defrost cycle and how warm does it get ?

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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 08:42:11 AM »
I would say set the alarm for 22-25 degrees. That should keep you away from defrost temp rise(Depending on your set point and food load), and will also let you know way before the food thaws.... O0 O0

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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 09:10:22 AM »
ok so it does warm in the freezer during the frost free cycle...sounds good..this is a really neat idea and we could have used it a few weeks ago when our compressor quit working and the freezer thawed out...

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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 09:16:18 AM »
Hence the reason you bought the alarm in the first place..... ;)

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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 09:19:48 AM »
Interesting, when I read it was wireless I had to see what it looked like. :)

Yours is like this one then?
AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer
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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 06:25:17 PM »
yup thats it...it seems to work great

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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 08:29:47 AM »
I have seen some freezers with basic alarms built-in, but that one has a lot more features.
Would be cool if manufactures started adding alarms like this to all refrigerator/freezers.
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Re: how warm does freezer get during defrost
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 06:43:22 AM »
This thing is pretty cool.....I forget its even here and on but its right next to my chair...I just looked and the swing has been in the last 24hrs...

Upstairs freezer ( frost free)  -1 deg  to +16 degs

downstairs small chest freezer ( non frost free )   +2 to +9

they suggest you use Lithium batteries but I have regular duracells in it now...Wally World has lithiums in a 4 pack for 6.00...these are supposed to last a year...

a freezer with a factory alarm is a great idea....now if they made one to call my cell phone when im not home O0

 

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