Freezer to fridge


(Pauly) #1

Hi there, newbie question.
I’m trying to utilize a small freezer (5 cu.ft.)as a cooler. Can I use a multi-sensor such as iris or contact sensor to trigger a zwave outlet to turn on and off and control the temperature this way? I’d like to keep it between 37 degrees to 43 degrees.


(Jimmy) #2

You could, theoretically. But the rule would run in the cloud, and with the cloud outages lately, I wouldn’t risk any precious contents (aka beer) inside of it.


#3

You could, but it would be much more reliable to use an entirely local control mains-powered device like the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Controls-A19AAT-2C-Temperature-Controller/dp/B0002EAL58


(Pauly) #4

Darn, that’s critical. Lol. I’ll give it a whirl. Skank beer!


(Pauly) #5

Ok, 24 hour test… IT WORKS! So far so good and kwh consumption is about 170 watts in a 24 hour period. Mind you, I reset and measured once I achieved the desired temperature. Now to see how it holds at 110 degree outdoor temperature over time.