If you are looking for backup power for your vaccine refrigerator, we suggest that you consider the TempArmour™ Refrigerator as an alternative solution for power outages. It is the most reliable and economical solution to protect refrigerated vaccine when the power goes out. But don't just take it from us... See what our customers are saying.
The TempArmour™ Refrigerator Stays in Temperature Range During Power Outages
The TempArmour™ Refrigerator typically stays within temperature range for 6 days during a power outage or if accidentally unplugged; other vaccine refrigerators commonly go out of range within 1-2 hours. Because of this and its other unique performance qualities, even the replacement of a refrigerator with a TempArmour™ Refrigerator can translate into cost savings. See our Cost Savings Page for more details as well as the The Total Cost Comparison Page that compares the TempArmour Refrigerator option to other vaccine refrigerators that need backup power.
The TempArmour™ Vaccine Refrigerator uses sound design features and innovative technology to virtually eliminate the risk of a cold chain break through power outages by maintaining its internal temperature within the critical 36-46°F (2-8°C) temperature range for typically about 6 days, even without backup power.
Power outages can result in costly losses of vaccines when the temperature within vaccine refrigerators go out of range and there is a cold chain failure. The TempArmour™ Refrigerator eliminates the common costs of having staff come in after hours to move vaccines to an alternative location when the power fails.
Chest Style Vaccine Refrigerator
The TempArmour™ is a chest style vaccine refrigerator. This style of refrigerator is extremely effective in maintaining the internal temperature of the fridge, even if the vaccine fridge door is frequently opened. The reason for this is that the cold air in the fridge is heavier than the warmer air in the room and therefore doesn’t readily disperse when the chest door is opened. In contrast, cold air escapes readily from upright refrigerators when they are opened.
This chest style design also avoids another cause of cold chain break common in other refrigerators: refrigerator doors which aren’t closed properly. This often causes either the temperature within the fridge to increase above 8°C; or the temperature to drop below freezing.
With the exception of the TempArmour™ fridge, vaccine refrigerators require another source of power to protect vaccines through power outages. The length of time that a fridge will run on a backup power system is dependant on how much power it requires to maintain its internal temperature. Unfortunately, the power consumption of most medical refrigerators is very high (often multiple times the power required for a standard household refrigerator!) which lowers the amount of time that the fridge will operate on battery backup power.
To put this into perspective, a battery backup power system that costs over $2000 USD would keep most vaccine fridges operating for as little as 2 hours (large double glass door medical fridge) and up to approximately 16 hours (small refrigerator model). The TempArmour™ fridge stays within the correct internal temperature range for several days without power.
If the TempArmour™ refrigerator is not the right fit for your situation, or if you require backup power for your freezer, CLICK HERE for battery backup power options for refrigerators and freezers through our backup power Division.
At $3299 USD, the price of the TempArmour™ Refrigerator is comparable to other medical refrigerators on the market. However, due to the overall cost savings of the TempArmour™ Refrigerator, its total lifetime cost is substantially less in comparison.
The vaccine fridge you choose will determine how successful you will be in protecting your vaccines during a power outage. With the TempArmour™ Vaccine Refrigerator, staff and management can rest assured that there is no danger of a cold chain break through the night, weekend, or any other time for several days when there is a disruption to power.