EMS and other first responder personnel working in areas suffering extended power outages can maintain medical supplies requiring refrigeration by using the compact, portable SPR-FT26 portable refrigerator/freezer unit from Tovatech.
Power is supplied from the EMS vehicle’s 12-volt DC lighter socket, a 24-volt battery source or from an AC adapter connected to 110-volt emergency generators. A wheeled travel trolley is provided to facilitate on-ground transport.Weighing less than 30 pounds the lock-equipped SPR-FT26 portable freezer/refrigerator has a capacity of 20 liters or 0.7 cubic feet and an overall size of 17”h x 21.25”w x 14.25”d. It functions either as a refrigerator or a freezer thanks to an advanced refrigeration unit and computerized digital control system. The unit will freeze below -18˚C in an ambient temperature of 30˚C or be set to operate as a portable refrigerator or cooler. Personnel using the unit should confirm that the cooling or freezing temperatures are acceptable for the medications being stored.
When the portable refrigerator-freezer is connected to a power source it is turned on by pressing the power button. Set the temperature by using the up and down digital thermostat button. Five seconds after the desired temperature is programmed the unit will signal to confirm the setting and the LED display will begin to show the actual temperature inside the unit. The compressor will shut down if the internal temperature reaches 1˚C below the set value. It will restart when the temperature reaches 2˚C above the set value.
The colder the setting the longer the time required to reach it. EMS and other first responder personnel might consider operating the unit continually at the station so it is ready for emergencies.
Before connecting the compact freezer/refrigerator to a vehicle’s power source the engine must be running.
Liquids or ice must be in leak-proof containers, and the vents should not be obstructed.
Contact the scientists at Tovatech for additional information on the portable SPR-FT26 refrigerator/freezer.
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