I have an older (2002) cold machine. Trying to o[ptimize it for my spillover system with an estimated 3 cubic foot freezer
and a six cubic foot fridge. The fridge is well insulated 4" iso foam on all sides including top with tight fitting lids. The setup originally had a freezer
evaporator bent to a box shape-I unbent it carefully and turned it into a Ushaped evaporator in the freezer. Makes loads of ice and keeps everything frozen hard. Fridge and freezer get very cold but stratified and vegetables freeze. I have bought a digital t-stat that allows me to adjust the differential. Tstat sensor is on the evap plate embedded in a silcon blob to even out swings. Don't know which danforth compressor
it uses-could be a BD35 or a BD50. I do know it is rated for up to 15 cubic foot fridge. Seems a bit of a hog with a 5.0 amp draw rating. Has a shroud
and a fan but is in a locker close to the engine
and draws from that cockpit
locker space. Longer term I may try to prode a ventilation source outside the locker such as the cabin
air or the bilge
Problem I am trying to solve: I'm hoping a spillover circulating fan will reduce the run time, even out the temp gradient and eliminate produce freezing. The tstat sensor calls for cooling
when much of the freezer is way colder-even though the sensor is embedded in silicon. The electonic panel attached to the compressor
has two fan connections-one for the condensor and I guess one for a box fan. It also has a pump
connection but I don;t think there is the cooling
tubes for a seawater feed-nor do I want one.
1.If I hook up a muffin fan to the non-condensor fan connections marked with a little "f"-will the muffin fan only come one when the compressor is running or is it independent of the compressor run time?
2.The digital thermostat is a lot easier to access, could I jumper off of that to run the fridge fan whenever the tstat calls for run time?
3. Is this such an antique I should consider replacing?