Episode-2292- Expert Council Q&A for 9-14-18 — 4 Comments

  1. Just a friendly correction for the freezer monitor. Use lithium primary batteries such as energizer ultimate lithium, not lithium ion batteries. Great answer and will be implementing it.

  2. Joe,

    You are right about that, thanks for the correction.  I made that error and also called the freezer temp negative 20.  Ill mention those on my next response.

    Good catch!

  3. I asked the question on the freezer alarm in this episode and I ended up buying this one ( It is not one of the recommended ones but based on my research and the price I thought I would give it a try. It came with two sensors and the base. The sensors have a wired sensor that goes inside the freezer and a transmitter that goes outside the freezer so the batteries are not in the freezer. I have the freezer sensors in the basement and the base station upstairs and it receives the signal fine at maybe 150′. I am not sure how it would work over longer distances or through different types of walls. You can set high and low alarms on both sensors and I have tested them, they work well. It does not allow you to get the data from a phone but it does hold the alarm, the temperature for that sensor blinks, even though the sound stops after a few minutes so if it alarms while you are away you will be able to tell when you get back. I decided I did not want a device that required a service or was cloud based which is part of why I went with this approach. I have been using it for a couple months now and no problems, I would highly recommend it.