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Have some you like? I paid a bunch of money for some and they didnt even last 2 years. Summer is coming and need to track my fridge temps again. Amazing how ambient temp can really effect these absorption fridges. Winter time my fridge is down in the low 30s. Almost freezing stuff. Outside temp gets into the 80s and the fridge struggles to stay below 40.

If you have a data storing temp sensor you like please post the model or a link. Mucho gracias

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This is what I use. It shows a high and low temp, along with the current temp of both the freezer and the refrigerator. I have the display mounted on the outside (side) of the fridge using heavy duty Velcro and it hasn't come off yet due to heat. I find that I check it regularly each day, just to make sure that everything is working as it should. The high/low temps are resettable and it has an alarm function if the temps are out of range.

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Posted: 05/06/21 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tried several different types of remote sensors and displays.
All became inop all too soon. Went back to the little hanging thermometers and they have lasted and worked well.

These --> https://smile.amazon.com/Winco-Refrigerator-Freezer-Thermometers-Suction/dp/B001VZ6ZH0/ref=sr_1_71?crid=2AVTOJEU1RT04&dchild=1&keywords=refrigerator+freezer+thermometer+2+pack&qid=1620316848&sprefix=Refrigerator+Freezer+Thermometer+%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-71

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    Posted: 05/06/21 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    They are not "budget", but I've had years of success, both refrigerator & freezer with Sensor Push. Read from phone over Bluetooth & keeps a log. High & low alarms.


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    X2 on the Accurite. Been using it for several years works flawlessly.

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    If you want something to that will log the temperature, then sensor push is the way to go. They work very well, provide the data in a very easy to use format and last a long time.
    Amazon: Sensor Push

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    Sorry maybe budget was the wrong choice of words. I bought a fancy setup. Think i spent close to 300 bucks. Half my sensors are broken and the fella who sells the product wants me to pay another 80 bucks to update my system. Told the guy ok, will have to update my posts on the RV forum.

    Problem is this site makes it really hard finding old threads. To be honest this forum is just as bad as the **** sensors im complaining about. I get the feeling a really old dude is in charge here and wont make changes. Only come here because i have not found a better site...yet.

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    X3 on the above AcuRite dual sensor and display. Our's has been in service for about 5 years now with nothing except battery replacements for service.


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    Posted: 05/06/21 07:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

    here's what I use
    Govee Hygrometer Thermometer, Wireless Thermometer, Mini Bluetooth

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    scottandgaye wrote:

    This is what I use. It shows a high and low temp, along with the current temp of both the freezer and the refrigerator. I have the display mounted on the outside (side) of the fridge using heavy duty Velcro and it hasn't come off yet due to heat. I find that I check it regularly each day, just to make sure that everything is working as it should. The high/low temps are resettable and it has an alarm function if the temps are out of range.

    Scott

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    These don't work worth a ****. I have one and it is at least 10 degrees off and no way to calibrate. I bought two small analog thermometers for home refrigerators and hung one in each compartment.
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