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Old 07-16-2016, 01:20 PM   #51
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The only problem is you can't use this logger to measure refrigerator temperature the "Dometic" way. They insist on a thermometer in a glass of water. In some ways this makes sense since it averages the temperature & ignores air movement, but most of the remote thermometers (and loggers) would be unhappy in a glass of water.
good to know with regard to measuring Dometic fridge temps...if required, immersion should not be an issue with any device rated for IP67 = Protected against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter
The inexpensive $20 Lascar EL-CC-1 is listed as meeting this requirement initially while reuse if original seal is breached requires optional purchase of # EL-CC-Bag (pack of three bags IP67 rated for logger reuse)...and there should be other devices as well, depending on how much one wants to spend...just a suggestion as to how to prove Dometic fridge is performing/not performing for thumper-tx
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:31 PM   #52
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good to know with regard to measuring Dometic fridge temps...if required, immersion should not be an issue with any device rated for IP67 = Protected against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter
The inexpensive $20 Lascar EL-CC-1 is listed as meeting this requirement initially while reuse if original seal is breached requires optional purchase of # EL-CC-Bag (pack of three bags IP67 rated for logger reuse)...and there should be other devices as well, depending on how much one wants to spend...just a suggestion as to how to prove Dometic fridge is performing/not performing for thumper-tx
Thank you for the info as I had never heard of these .

As for Dometic measuring temps in a glass of water, the dealer I went to did not do that. They used metal stainless thermometers that sat on the fridge shelf and in the freezer.
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:50 PM   #53
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The only problem is you can't use this logger to measure refrigerator temperature the "Dometic" way. They insist on a thermometer in a glass of water. In some ways this makes sense since it averages the temperature & ignores air movement, but most of the remote thermometers (and loggers) would be unhappy in a glass of water.
Drop it in a plastic bag? and set it in the glass of water should be the same? Thanks for reminding us of the proper measurement method.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:17 PM   #54
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Update

Well, some time has passed and here is an update. Dometic sent a circuit board and the RV shop installed it. We brought the trailer home and started getting ready for a short trip to test it out.

Before leaving, my battery voltage went to near zero. I took the batteries to a Interstate distribution center [about 120 miles away] and the first one they tested was so dead that they just gave me two new batteries.

We went camping and nothing had changed, the fridge cooling was random with it often getting up to 50 degrees. The RV shop said they wanted to replace the fridge but Dometic said no. Instead I was told to bring it back in three weeks [the RV shops next opening] and they would check wiring harnesses and some other things that Dometic wanted done. So, Sept 19th it goes back. Needless to say, frustration levels are high.
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We went camping and nothing had changed, the fridge cooling was random with it often getting up to 50 degrees. The RV shop said they wanted to replace the fridge but Dometic said no. Instead I was told to bring it back in three weeks [the RV shops next opening] and they would check wiring harnesses and some other things that Dometic wanted done. So, Sept 19th it goes back. Needless to say, frustration levels are high.
That's the normal, the rv tech has to do all the steps that Dometic insists on. Unfortunately many of us have been through the same thing, we'll hope for the best.
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