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Using Temperature Data Loggers to Solve Elusive Refrigerator Temperature Problems

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

I've run into a couple of situations lately where I realized that I needed a way to log temperature data inside a refrigerator for at least 24 hours to get a clear picture of what's going on inside that box. Now, for the first time ever in theaters, the Samurai reveals his personal technique for capturing and logging temperature changes inside a refrigerator or freezer. Topics covered include:

- Why use a temperature data logger?

- Which temperature data logger does the Samurai use?

- How do you set up and use a temperature data logger?

- Interpreting temperature data logger data and graphs



Here's the temperature data logger that I use:

http://www.amazon.co...g=mrssamskit-20

and you'll need this software kit to get the data to your Windows PC:

http://www.amazon.co...g=mrssamskit-20


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Excellent idea. Thanks Samurai.

#3 Oceti

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

Is there one that also gives amps?


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Is there one that also gives amps?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

Thank you.


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#6 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

For speed, efficiency and to be able to check switcher behavior in dual evap fridges, it's a good idea to have two loggers or a two channel logger like the one the Samurai uses. Provide them with identical settings and place one in each compartment. I already owned one supco sl300th logger and purchased another so i could do both compartments or even two standard fridges at the same time. Maybe one day i can get the advanced version The Samurai has. The small model I use can be set on standby and placed in a little pocket in my toolbag, awaiting to be used at a moments notice.

An added benefit of having a logger is to use it as a "punter"... ie I have no idea what's going in this fridge... got to ask the folks on Appliantology... so i tell the customer "I need to data log your fridge for a few days".. pull out the logger, press the button... and signal a temporary, yet face saving, retreat.

The sl300th also does humidity. I probably could have saved money if i only got the sl300t model without humidity monitoring, unless someone explains to me what i'm looking for when reading the humidity graph.

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#7 tpoindexter

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:54 AM

Just pulled the trigger and ordered. Guess I can play with it on my fridge to sharpen skills. I run into situations occassionally where this can possibly give me an option other than just start replacing parts.


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#8 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:51 AM

With a logger, at least if you must pull out the part changing tactic , you'll appear more professional and informed.. . ie... "data logging suggests we should try xyz first then try zyx second." If you do that while pointing to random points on the graph, your customer will think you are a genius instead of being the parts changing monkey we sometimes must be.

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#9 tpoindexter

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

With a logger, at least if you must pull out the part changing tactic , you'll appear more professional and informed.. . ie... "data logging suggests we should try xyz first then try zyx second." If you do that while pointing to random points on the graph, your customer will think you are a genius instead of being the parts changing monkey we sometimes must be.

That's funny cause that's why I hesitated to even purchase one. I knew if initially I had checked things out correctly then data logger or not I'd still end up guessing. Or at least that's how I felt. But, your point hits the mark! At least I can triple check myself. And I will look damned good guessing.

At least I'll have done all that I can. Might even catch someone leaving a door open.


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#10 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Here's a good example case where a temperature data logger was key to diagnosing the real problem:  http://appliantology...e-sub-zero-532/



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Here's a good example case where a temperature data logger was key to diagnosing the real problem:  http://appliantology...e-sub-zero-532/

I could have never figured that 1 out with 6 data loggers. That's what I like about this site, you can get fresh eyes on a problem.


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