question on fridge temps


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So, I had 2 problems, 1 my digital thermometer gave up and I left door open over night.

So, now, I got a new more accurate dig therm it also shows the lowest and highest on the same display.

NOW, this is my problem, I keep my insulin in the fridge, it's a newer insulin so it is more tolerable, but not to freezing, it kills it dead and you can't tell, until it stops working and your blood sugar goes up.

NOW, Ideal temp for my insulin is 7deg C, I like to keep it at a tolerance if  6-8 deg, I can keep it higher even to room temp, think highest is 30deg's, but if it as I say ever freezes I'm done.

So my new thermometer is a remote wired one, so I can see without opening the fridge what the temperature is.
NOW,  the only space I have is top shelf of door for my meds, I can see now as it is remote how the fridge temp swings around. Ive also placed the lead in the top shelf door

I notice some big swings, nothing more than 7 or 8 and I've even seen a low of -1. for how long I don't know. The sensor is free hanging and ot touching anything.

QUESTION,  when the "fridge" kicks in, how low does it go before it switches on, let's say the fridge rises to say 8 or 9, how long does it cool before it stops. Also what is the best and most stable place to keep my insulin and the sensor

I know this is a bit complicated but any help appreciated

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just an update,

Looks like a lot of people are having this problem.

apparently, BEST and safest temp is 2-8 degrees. and the best location is in the door at the top inside the butter drawer. Problem is that is not enough for all my insulin. HMMM

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Temperatures vary .. so many different brands, models, application types. It comes down to the manufacturer using the most accurate and efficient temp control system, many model refrigerators will have fluctuating refrig temps 5-8 degrees F .
Hard to say but in your case it is important to keep a stable temperature. The less the door is opened and if you are filling your refrigerator on a regular basis with lots of food and drinks from the grocery store expect to have temp drops of 5-10 degrees F for a period of time.  Most domestic refrigerators do not have the cooling capacity to rebound quickly when the temperature suddenly rises because of the refrigerator being loaded down with warm foods or when the door is left open for whatever reason, it takes some time for that temp to once again stabilize.





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Temperatures vary .. so many different brands, models, application types. It comes down to the manufacturer using the most accurate and efficient temp control system, many model refrigerators will have fluctuating refrig temps 5-8 degrees F .
Hard to say but in your case it is important to keep a stable temperature. The less the door is opened and if you are filling your refrigerator on a regular basis with lots of food and drinks from the grocery store expect to have temp drops of 5-10 degrees F for a period of time.  Most domestic refrigerators do not have the cooling capacity to rebound quickly when the temperature suddenly rises because of the refrigerator being loaded down with warm foods or when the door is left open for whatever reason, it takes some time for that temp to once again stabilize.


got it, txs for the response,
I have a mini fridge for emergencies was thinking of using that purely for my insulin
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The mini frig may be a more stable source for you especially if its not used for anything but your insulin 



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***update***
so my fridge kinda stabalised, the "lowest" reading is really helping me work out my fridge
I have to have the fridge setting to "1" and the freezer on whatever, it fluctuates over night between, 2deg and 5deg, which is acceptable,
during the day I can also see how low it gets, if I take it up half a notch, it'll go down to 0 as a low

I can also see the fridge cycles, for auto defrost etc
The ordinary fridge thermometer was great, but unless I was checking at the time, I couldnt tell if it got really low
on this one I can see at a glance what happened

anyway txs for the reply, the thermometer has now answered my questions !

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so some notes,
have been monitoring the fridge temp, (top door)
the temp goes to a low of 0 and a hgh of 7 or 8, 0 is a bit too low,
aiming best 2, rather than 0, but could live with 1.

The controls are 0 (off) to 9, at the moment, the fridge is on 1/2 I can't take it any lower
the freezer has it's own setting again 0-9, 

Not sure what to do, or if I can do anything, just worried than the fridge is getting down to 0, and
everywhere I'm reading, the lowest it should get is 2C and not 0 as it can freeze, not sure HOW long it take to freeze or HOW LONG it's at the minimum setting

this has been going on for years I guess, my other thermometer only showed the temp of the fridge at the time and never the lowest
I'm wondering if I can check the thermometer, put it on an ice cube it should show 0 right ?
 
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plus if my fridge was at 0, we usually have cups and bottles of water, they would freeze or at least have ice in them and they dont, the water out of the fridge is NICE and cold, but not as icy cold, as if I had left it in the freezer for drink 10 or 15  minues
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