- Model Number: T6865
- Power Supply: 24VAC
- Heat and cool setpoint: Yes
- Colour: White/Blue
- Product Weight: 259 g
- Model Number: T6861
- Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.8 x 3.9 inches
- Model Number: T6861
Thermostat & temperature controller
Temperature Controller for Refrigerators
A refrigerator thermostat/cold control is the brain of the refrigerator cooling system—it controls everything. Thermostats are commonly found inside refrigerators and contain a knob that allows users to change the temperature. The thermostat maintains the temperature specified by the user by managing the flow of power to the compressor. If the thermostat is the operation’s brain, the compressor is its heart, responsible for pushing the refrigerant through the coils.
When the air inside the refrigerator reaches the desired temperature, the thermostat turns off the power to the compressor. When the thermostat detects excessive heat, it permits power to flow, so activating the compressor. The numbers on the refrigerator’s temperature dial represent refrigerant power. The greater the number, the colder the fridge will keep. When set to 5, your refrigerator will be the coolest. After that, it should be noted that a lower fridge temperature does not imply greater food preservation.
Thermostat Vs. Temperature Controller
A thermostat is the most basic type of temperature controller found in homes. A hot water heater, for example, employs a thermostat to regulate the temperature of the water and keep it at a certain level. Ovens also employ temperature controls.
Connection to Defrost Thermostats
A refrigerator thermostat must be distinguished from a defrost thermostat, which works in conjunction with a refrigerator’s automated defrost mechanism. Most contemporary refrigerators automatically defrost, which means that frost or frozen water that has collected within the refrigerator melts away without the use of a specific mechanism. Frost is typical in appliances where the intended temperature is close to or below freezing. Patches of ice can develop if the air does not circulate quickly or thoroughly enough.
When the frost is detected, the defrost timer connected to the thermostat switches off the refrigerator and activates the defrost heater, which is placed near the cooling coils. As the heater heats up, any ice or frost on the cooling coils melts. The defrost thermostat is often located near the cooling coils and instructs the defrost heater to switch off when the heat around the coils reaches a predetermined degree.
Thermostat and HVAC System
When the thermostat detects an increase in ambient temperature over 72 degrees Fahrenheit, it activates the air conditioner. The heat is subsequently removed from your home by the cooling unit. The air conditioner is turned off when the thermostat detects that the temperature has dropped to 72 degrees.
AC Issues Caused by A Faulty Thermostat
When a thermostat experiences repair issues, it frequently loses its connection to the air conditioner. In such circumstances, while you will require repair specialists to replace the thermostat, you should not have any harm to the AC itself.