Adaptive Defrost Cycle Controls
The Capable Adaptive Defrost Control replaces and enhances the performance of conventional electro-mechanical timer defrost devices. The microprocessor based control provides intelligence to gather and process information about system defrost requirements. It accomplishes this by monitoring the refrigeration system, determining the total compressor run time. This information combined with the length of the previous defrost cycle determines when the next defrost cycle should occur.
The control employs non-volatile memory technology to store system fault conditions through power outages. Faults detected include, thermostat, compressor, and defrost heater failures. Fault codes are displayed by the circuit board LED (light emitting diode) that flashes a specific pattern for each problem type. After repairs are made and normal operation is restored, the control clears the LED fault indication.
The control is designed to be a direct plug-in replacement in form and function to original factory types. Custom configurations and software are available to meet specific customer requirements.