0.1kWh/day fridge

This is a very cool idea, converting a chest freezer into a 0.1kWh/day fridge:


Somehow I don't think my wife would let me get away with this one....

- David

geertvanbommel's picture

Ah, c'mon David, you're disappointing me ;-)
I like this idea alot. After all fridges are constantly on and if it does the job at a lower energy cost, there is no change in comfort.


Wozzzaaa's picture

Hehehehe, my wife would NEVER let me get away with this one. For some reason women seem to be very resistant to this sort of tinkering.

roland's picture

i have read the pdf and i think it`s a pretty cool idea.

indeed, the wife-factor needs to be taken into consideration, and also the place needed for operation. as our kitchen is not very large, i have no idea where i could place a horizontal fridge insted a vertical one.

anyway, my fridge is A++ and running my home-server worries me more regarding energy consumption....

icarus75's picture

Yesterday was women's day. Let's pause for one minute and be thankful to all the Rosemaries in the world for condoning our quirks.

dougpurd's picture

I use a converted upright freezer to ripen home made cheese I have added a commercial fridge temperature controller that I bought from ebay for $40.00

The freezer maintains a constant temp in the range of 12-14C and runs about once a day consuming about 80 watts when it does for about 5 minutes.

Its a much cheaper arrangement to run than a modified fridge or a wine cooler.

Of course the adavantage with a chest freezer is the cold doesnt fall out when you open the door..my freezer has individual baskets with doors so that cold loss is limited.