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deltabravo

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Posted: 04/29/20 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I asked the same question on a different forum a few days ago.

Everyone said get this one, so I ordered it.

AcuRite 00986 Refrigerator Thermometer with 2 Wireless Temperature Sensors


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Just bought these off Amazon, one Fridge one freezer

AcuRite 00986 Refrigerator Thermometer with 2 Wireless Temperature Sensors & Customizable Alarms for Fridge & Freezer.

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I've tried just about every one available on Amazon over the years, but finally found a solid performer that doesn't eat batteries and is very accurate. It's a little pricey and the display is via Bluetooth on your phone, but we are extremely happy with it.

The Bluetooth signal is strong enough that I can check the temperature from outside the trailer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AEQ........_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I use one of these

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and simply sample one at regular times throughout the day... No batteries needed...

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wmoses wrote:

Larryect wrote:

I use this. It works great.
http://www.amazon.com/ACU_RITE-Refrigerator-Wireless-Thermometer-00986/dp/B004QJVU78/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1XDTEIUIYKPBI&coliid=I3097I710DCGKV

Here is the link.

Looks very interesting indeed. I am wondering how the batteries in the sensors hold up to the constant cold, although the fridge is only periodically used for us so the batteries should not die too soon. Any comments on sensor battery longevity?

This is the unit we use, we full time and use lithium batteries in the remote units, and they last about a year or better.
Our refrigerator stays between 33 and 38 most of the time the freezer near zero.


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popeyemth wrote:

IMHO the Acurite is worth the extra money to be able to use the readout in my truck to keep tabs on fridge AND freezer temps while on the road and then take the wireless display back to the camper for extended stays.


The person that recommended it to me uses it the same way.

* This post was edited 05/02/20 08:52am by deltabravo *

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What's the thermometer needed for? Is this like sitting and watching the weather forecast all day or are y'all preparing for dry aging or curing meat?

Ice cubes solid = Freezer good
Beer n milk cold = Fridge good

What's the purpose?


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Grit dog wrote:

What's the thermometer needed for?
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What's the purpose?


Outside air temp and which side of my truck camper faces the sun during the day will have an effect on the inside temp of my fridge. If I'm driving with the sun hitting the fridge side of the truck camper, that will affect fridge temp too.
I will usually have to set the temp setting one or two settings colder if the sun is hitting the side of the camper where the fridge is.

I've always had a fridge temp monitor in my truck camper and decided it was time for a wireless version. With the wireless version, some people will set the monitor in the truck when they are driving.

With the wireless version, I can move it between my two RVs.

The AcuRite 00986 is pretty nice as I show here

Lithium batteries are what's recommended in the sensors. Each sensor uses 2 AA. Display uses 2 AAA

* This post was edited 05/13/20 07:46am by deltabravo *

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