Condensation - is it normal?
Condensation is very common and does not mean the fridge is faulty or the seals are damaged.
We use thick seals and insulate the fridges with 55mm insulation.
Condensation is common on very humid or hot days when the fridge is on very cool and gaining regular access to the fridge.
Warm moist air enters the fridge every time you open the door and the moisture in that air condenses on the cold surfaces that make the inside of the fridge cold.
When cold air meets warm air, moisture is drawn out as physical droplets referred to as condensation. This is why you can expect it sometimes inside your refrigerator, but why is it happening on the outside?
The simple answer may be you are opening and closing your refrigerator too often on a hot day. The influx of cold air is lingering outside of it and creating condensation.
Another possible cause is that your refrigerator is set too cold. The cold may be permeating through the door and when the hot air on the outside hits it, you get that sweat.
You need to also ensure your fridge is well ventilated especially on hot days.
Here are our tips to help reduce the amount of condensation from your portable fridge/freezer:
- DO NOT remove the partition whilst the fridge is off
- The partition works with sensors and therefore removal of the partition should be performed whilst the unit is on so that it can reset correctly.
If you have removed the partition whilst off, there are a few steps to correct the sensors and display panel:
1. Leave the partition out.
2. Turn off the unit.
3. Return the partition to the fridge.
4. Turn the unit back on.
5. Wait a few minutes and remove the partition whilst on.
6. Return the partition after 30 seconds. This back and forth for a few minutes resets the control panel.
Try and remember to remove the partition whilst turned on.