The SPR-FT26 Portable Refrigerator-Freezer Unit

Portable Refrigerator/Freezer for EMS Applications

The SPR-FT26 Portable Refrigerator-Freezer Unit

The SPR-FT26 Portable Refrigerator-Freezer Unit

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.


Operation Tips

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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About Rachel Kohn

So how did an MIT Ph.D. end up selling refrigerators? When I figured out that a lot more scientists buy lab refrigerators than innovative leading-edge instruments. I hope that my many years of lab experience will help you find the right equipment for your work. Before co-founding Tovatech I worked in business development and project management at Smiths Detection, Photon-X, Cardinal Health, and Hoechst Celanese. And before that I spent 12 years as an R&D chemist at Hoechst Celanese and Aventis working on advanced drug delivery systems, polymer films and membranes, optical disks, and polysaccharides. Some day, eventually, I’ll make enough money to develop an innovative technology that will change the world. Read More