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Thread: Lost electric how do you tell?

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    Senior Member 42gibson's Avatar
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    we have a digital clock that flashes when power is lost.
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    But the real question is, for how long? The digitals usually flash 12:00 until you reset them not telling you how long it was out. Which is why the analog clock is a good idea. Plus.. with digital clocks I have to reset them every time I go from shore power to generator.

    Additionally, that still does not answer how efficient your refrigerator insulation is and whether the contents thawed and refroze.
    Last edited by River Runner; 05-10-2017 at 12:01 PM.

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    Here's the best way

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    I took the geek approach to that issue, which you can do also IF you have decent internet service at your marina. This is an inexpensive temperature monitoring system that connects to the web. The sensor is wireless and can monitor 2 places at once, so I put one part of it in the fridge and one in the freezer. It has an Apple/Android app and you can set low and high temp alerts.

    https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Alerts...rature+monitor

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    just go look at the watches for sale in you local department stores. They are mostly analog. old fashion clocks are suddenly in vogue. Why? who knows? But I use the microwave trick. If the LED is flashing, the power has been off.

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    But as River Runner says, the question is for how long? The microwave can't tell you that.

    It could go off for a few seconds, or a few days. Comparing a plug-in clock with a battery-powered one (or your watch) is a good idea, but I still like the ice tricks...
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for!

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