The Fridge Optimizer’s overview screen gives you an easy, at-a-glance look at what your fridge is doing. It displays the current temperature, the temperature range that you have set, as well as the compressor run status and power status. This head unit can either be flush-mounted on a wall or cabinet, or surface-mounted via the included stand with 3M holding power.
How Does it Work?
The heart (brain?) of the Fridge Optimizer is the low power, but very advanced, 8-bit Atmega 328p MicroController Unit, also known as MCU or “Computer on a chip”. The MCU is responsible for monitoring the system and adjusting the compressor and cooling fans based on sensor readings and proprietary algorithms. At set intervals it will perform automatic defrost, to keep your system from icing up. The advanced thermostat combines a very accurate temperature sensor with a built in fan, to provide precise temperature control in the whole fridge. The MCU also continuously stores and displays real time and historical energy and humidity data. This data shows how much power is being used and if there’s a need to top up coolant or if there’s an issue with the insulation (for example a dirty or worn out fridge door seal) The software running in the Fridge Controller head unit can be upgraded by connecting a PC to the head unit via a USB cable (not included).
Automatically defrosts your fridge
Provides exact temperature control
Reduces energy consumption by up to 15%
Eliminates hot and cold spots within your fridge for uniform temperatures
Easy Installation! No tools required.
Step 1: Install the advanced thermostat inside the fridge and pull out cable Step 2: Move cables to connector block and attach connector to compressor* Step 3: Connect the head unit and power on the fridge
Fits DC Only Control boxes that look like this:
DC powered Danfoss and Secop powered marine and RV fridges and freezers (BD35, BD50 and BD80 series compressors)
Compatible with cold plate and holding plate designs
Compatible with both air cooled and water cooled refrigeration systems