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Old 19-05-2019, 15:22   #1
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New frigoboat thermostat

Hello, all. I have a Frigoboat Capri 50 refrigerator. The mechanical thermostat went bad and I ordered a new mechanical thermostat. This one looks almost the same but is labeled as the Frigomatic thermostat. Will it work on the Capri 50?

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Re: New frigoboat thermostat

Yes.
Mechanical Thermostats are designated as either Refrigerator (white housing), or Freezer (blue housing). When using a Bin (B) or Horizontal (H) evaporator, the Refrigerator Thermostat is used.
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Ben,
If you decide you want to go for a digital thermostat in the future, possibly look at this Ink Bird ITC-1000. IMO as good as the Fridgoboat digital temp. controller, but much cheaper.
Since they are so inexpensive having this as a back up/spare isn't a bad idea and could save your bacon one day lol.
Here is a link where it was hooked up to a BD35 compressor (similar set up for other Danfoss compressors) as a temp controller.
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If you decide you want to go for a digital thermostat in the future, possibly look at this Ink Bird ITC-1000. IMO as good as the Fridgoboat digital temp. controller, but much cheaper...
You’re not kidding!
Price:$16.99 https://www.ink-bird.com/products-te...-itc1000f.html
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New frigoboat thermostat

Thing is too that they are astonishingly accurate, allow you to set the set point and hysteresis etc to within 1 degree.
Mechanicals, not so much. You can play around and eventually determine that number 5 is a temp you want, but the hysteresis is non adjustable.
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Ben,
If you decide you want to go for a digital thermostat in the future, possibly look at this Ink Bird ITC-1000. IMO as good as the Fridgoboat digital temp. controller, but much cheaper.
Since they are so inexpensive having this as a back up/spare isn't a bad idea and could save your bacon one day lol.
Here is a link where it was hooked up to a BD35 compressor (similar set up for other Danfoss compressors) as a temp controller.
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that is even an expensive one of those (I have a similar one for my spillover fan)
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Re: New frigoboat thermostat

As always, you guys are awesome! I am installing the mechanical thermostat today. I have considered a digital thermostat but thought the installation was a little too complicated for me. I will order one, though, now that my fridge is working again. I agree with the comments regarding the hysteresis of the temperature curve. It is a bit of a pain. Thank you all so very much for your replies!

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that is even an expensive one of those (I have a similar one for my spillover fan)

Didn't think $16 was too expensive. Can you get something similar, but less expensive than that??


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Re: New frigoboat thermostat

Hi Bensolomon
What was the problem with your thermostat? My fridge is running (compressor) but not cooling the evaporator plate so I thought it was the thermostat....
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...My fridge is running (compressor) but not cooling the evaporator plate so I thought it was the thermostat...
Methinks it more likely that you have a gas problem if the plate's not getting cooler.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Priscila.


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Hi Bensolomon
What was the problem with your thermostat? My fridge is running (compressor) but not cooling the evaporator plate so I thought it was the thermostat....
I had that problem, too. Turned out the quick disconnects or letting the refrigerant leak out. This occurred only after two seasons of installing the Capri 35. I tried to fix this with adding refrigerant, but it didn't work. Ultimately, I went to the Capri 50, and it has worked. I first discovered the thermostat problem when the unit wouldn't power on at all. Using a voltmeter I tracked it down to the thermostat. Once I bypassed the thermostat the fridge kicked on.
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