Easily identifiable icons make it clear which sensor gets placed inside the fridge and which goes in the freezer. Plus, the handy suction cups paired with elastic bands allow you to hang the sensors in the most convenient spot for you. Hang it, stick it, or move it around if it gets in your way. Either way, as long as these sensors are inside your fridge and freezer, you will have the peace of mind knowing your food is stored in ideal conditions. The sensors are rated from -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C).
The wireless temperature sensors report to the stainless steel magnetic display that blends into the front of your stainless steel fridge or freezer. If you prefer a more discrete location for the display, there’s a hole in the back for hanging on the wall. You can also simply place the display on the countertop with the convenient tabletop stand. Lights flash when data is sent to the display every 30 seconds and indicator lights on the display show connectivity to the sensors. Lights on the display will flash if the signal is lost from either sensor.
By default, an alert system in the display will tell you when the temperature of the fridge or freezer is out of ranger for longer than 5 minutes. (This is to prevent false alarms due to temperature changes while loading or unloading the fridge or freezer). The preset alarms will flash and beep when the refrigerator temperature is below 33°F (0.5°C) or above 40°F (4.4°C), or when the freezer temperature is below -20°F (-28°C) or above 0°F (-17.8°C). Not happy with these preset thresholds? Feel free to go in and adjust them yourself. The display is easy to use and program, with easy-read numbers and buttons on the front of the display. Another bonus feature is the display logs 24-hour high and low temperatures, as well as all-time high and low temperatures for both sensors.
These sensors are all wireless; the display takes 3 AAA batteries. Each sensor requires 2 AA batteries (use standard alkaline batteries, lithium batteries are recommended for the freezer).
This is another great sensor to add to your smart home monitoring toolkit to keep a watch on your home or business. AcuRite Meteorologist (and Mom of two), Kari Strenfel, wishes she had these sensors this summer when her 4-yr-old daughter grabbed a popsicle out of the freezer one evening. A few hours later, they noticed she didn’t close the freezer door completely, causing six bags of breastmilk to spoil! Well, Kari learned her lesson and no longer stored the milk in the freezer door, but rather in the very back of the freezer. If Kari had installed sensors, she would have been alerted as soon as the sudden drop in temperature was detected. Comment below on your favorite AcuRite home monitoring tools or share your stories about how a fridge/ freezer sensor could have saved your food from spoiling!
September 17, 2019
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