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Old 01-14-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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Fridge and freezer temp display mod

Has anybody added temperature monitors to their fridge and freezer? I searched on here and could not find a thread on it.

Was thinking of installing two of these to the control panel, to the right of the control switches in the header panel to kind of give it an OEM look. Lots of space to install the displays so that is not an issue.
Just need to get on the side of it to run the probes, I think I can access the side from the inside of the cabinet.

Have seen the wireless setups and want more of an OEM look.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:31 AM   #2
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Link to that item?
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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Very cheap! Was thinking I could run a hard line from the fridge control panel to power them with a voltage dropping diode so not have to use the batteries.


New Digital LCD Thermometer for Refrigerator Freezer with Battery | eBay
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:47 AM   #4
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Is it back lit for nighttime?
Is it just in Celsius?

Looking at the listing it doesn't say.

Otherwise I'm in!
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It is switchable between C & F, some of them are backlit. There are several on ebay, I just grabbed the pic to this one.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:54 AM   #6
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I like this one as it has a on/off feature.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...460751&alt=web
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:46 AM   #7
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That one is nice but I am looking more for a panel flush mount type.

Found this one, it is already setup for 12V DC, would be a very simple hardwire and it is backlit.

LCD Digital Thermometer Temperature Sensor Gauge C F PC Mod Freezer 10„ƒ 80„ƒ | eBay

Or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Ther...82164458&rt=nc
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:55 AM   #8
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That one is nice but I am looking more for a panel flush mount type.

Found this one, it is already setup for 12V DC, would be a very simple hardwire and it is backlit.

LCD Digital Thermometer Temperature Sensor Gauge C F PC Mod Freezer 10℃ 80℃ | eBay

Or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Ther...82164458&rt=nc
I like the first one.
Think I'll order a couple.
Coming from China so it'll take some time to get here.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:05 AM   #9
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I'll let you install yours first.....
Then you can do a full picture pack and write up of your install so I can duplicate your results!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:06 AM   #10
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I do like the first one as well, I will be getting two of them to try out. I think the access to install the two probes into the side of the housing will be the only problem.
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