Originally Posted by EZCyclone
Interesting. How cold is it on the keg side. How often does your AC run?
I have one thermometer monitoring probe in a glass of water which has been holding in the mid to upper 30s depending on my tinkering. Despite the fluctuations in the air temperature the glass of water is holding quite steady and should be similar to beer temperature.
As it is configured now the AC is always powered and blowing the fan as a way to minimized the possibility of any ice accumulation on the AC coils. That being said the compressor is not being activated very frequently. In fan mode the AC is only drawing a minimum amount of power. I have not had the patience time how many minutes in between cooling cycles. My guess is somewhere in between 20 to 45 min it is triggering the compressor to run.
Annoyingly the model AC I have seems to have some kind of internal timer that keeps it running 5-minutes minimum regardless of the thermostat indicating it is cold enough. Which results in the internal air temperature to drop from about 40-F to less than 20-F. I have not experimented with the 3 different cooling modes (energy saver, auto) the AC is capable of, so maybe some tinkering will find a more preferable operation.