Berlinger & Co. AG Fridge-tag 2

30 day electronic temperature logger

Function

An irreversible temperature indicator for refrigerators that shows if a product, such as vaccine, has been exposed to temperatures beyond assigned alarm settings described above. As long as the temperature is within the allowed range, the OK sign is shown on the display. If the indicator is exposed to an out-of-range temperature the ALARM sign appears on the display. The device shows the actual temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit, all alarm violations over the previous 30 days (on a rolling basis), the daily minimum and maximum temperature of the last 30 days, and the time duration of any violation. Useful life is 3 years approx. Furthermore, the Fridge- tag 2 has a USB interface and can be connected to every PC or Mac. Without any installation of software, the Fridge-tag2 will generate a PDF document with a 60 days report which includes all relevant information per day such as min./max. and average temperatures, time out of range, alarm history etc.

Use

This electronic temperature indicator is used to monitor the correct storage temperature of vaccines and other perishable goods. The Fridge-tag 2 can operate with either the built-in sensor or with an external sensor with or without a glycol filled bottle. For more information: www.berlinger.com

Product owner: Berlinger & Co. AG

Sub-category
Manufacturer
Berlinger & Co. AG
PQS No
E006/020
First pre-qualification date
31-01-2013

Title Author Year Type Language Shared by
Fridge-tag 2 L User Manual Berlinger 2018 User guide English Moderator
PQS performance specification E006/TR06.3 WHO 2010 Specification English Moderator
PQS independent type-testing protocol, WHO/PQS/E006/TR06.VP.3 WHO 2010 Specification English Moderator
Decommissioning and safe disposal of cold chain equipment UNICEF/WHO 2018 Report English Moderator
Company
Berlinger & Co. AG
Maximum of sensor channels
1
Mode of operation
Electronic
Mfr unique product reference
Fridge-tag 2
Alarm function(s)
>8°C, 10 hours; <-5°C, 1 hour
Material
Non-corrodible plastic (ABS)
Weight (kg)
0.096 kg
Accuracy (+/- °C)
±0.5°C
Power source
Non-replaceable battery
Battery type
Lithium coin cell
Battery shelf life (year)
42 months from manufacture date
Activated battery life (months)
42 months from manufacture date
Memory size
30 day data
Minimum logging intervals
1 min
Maximum logging intervals
N/A
Maximum recording time (days)
30
Memory capacity (readings)
N/A
recording medium
Electronic
Activation mechanism
Button activated
User interface
LCD
Alarm type
Visual
Data interface
LCD and computer downloadable
Ingress protection rating IP
64
Programmability
Factory programmed
Fixing mechanism
Adhesive
Minimum working temperature (°C)
-20°C
Maximum working temperature (°C)
+55°C
Display medium
LCD
Units per package
32
Weight per package (Kg)
4.63 kg
Shipping volume per package (m3)
0.009 m3
Quality system
ISO 9001:2008
CE marking
TRUE
Country of manufacture
Switzerland/Malaysia
External dimensions
12.8 x 7.5 x 1.9 cm

Fridge-tag 2 / Set up (EN)

Fridge-tag® 2 - electronic temperature monitoring during storage with USB port.


Fridge-tag 2 / User guide (EN)

Fridge-tag® 2 - electronic temperature monitoring during storage with USB port


Fridge-tag 2 / Installation (FR)

Fridge-tag® 2 - Surveillance électronique de la température pendant le stockage avec port USB.


Fridge-tag 2 / Mode d'emploi (FR)

Fridge-tag® 2 - Surveillance électronique de la température pendant le stockage avec port USB.


Fridge-tag 2 / Set up (Russian)

Fridge-tag® 2 - electronic temperature monitoring during storage with USB port.


Fridge-tag 2 / User guide (Russian)

Fridge-tag® 2 - electronic temperature monitoring during storage with USB port.


How to use the Fridge­tag®

A technical instructional video on how to use Fridge­tag® for temperature monitoring in refrigerators.


How to Monitor Temperature on a Fridge-Tag Device

Vaccines must be stored and transported at the correct temperature. In this video, we will show you how to interpret the information on a Fridge-tag, so you can better monitor vaccine temperatures. This EPI training video provides knowledge and skills based on WHO guidance (for example, Mid-Level Manager and Immunization in Practice modules) to support routine immunization in the field. Find more at www.immunizationacademy.com.


1.What's in the Fridge-tag® kit

What comes in a Fridge-tag® kit


2.How to start the Fridge tag® 2 & 2L

Starting a new Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L. Setting the date and time.


3.How to change date/time & ºC to ºF on a Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L?

If you set the date/time incorrectly view this video. If you need to change the time due to day-light-savings-time, view this video. If you need to change from Celsius to Fahrenheit, view this video.


4.How to install a Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L?

Where to place the external sensor, how to hold it in place and how to thread the wire through the door hinge? If you have any of these questions view this video.


5. What to do if there is an alarm (clearing the X)?

Do you have an alarm and need to clear the X? To stop the beep the temperature must also be in the right range.


6.How to read the Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L screen

Why are the up or down arrows on the top of the screen? What does it mean when there is an X on screen?


7.Does the Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L meet VFC data logger requirements?

How do I know the data logger is ISO17025 certified? What should the certification document look like? When do I recalibrate the Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L?


8. How to download and understand the Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L report

Where is the cable to connect the Fridge-tag® 2 & 2L to my computer? How to download the report? How do I understand all the information in the report? How can I find each temperature reading in a Fridge-tag® 2L?


9. Is something wrong with my storage unit or the Fridge tag® 2 or 2L

Problem solving when alarms keep occurring. How to interpret the data logger information to root cause alarms?


How to Create an Equipment Inventory

You will need a contingency plan for when things go wrong with your equipment. An inventory list helps technicians plan repairs, manage spare parts, and see which locations may need new or additional equipment. Learn how to fill out an equipment inventory, step-by-step. This EPI training video provides knowledge and skills based on WHO guidance (for example, Mid-Level Manager and Immunization in Practice modules) to support routine immunization in the field. Find more at www.immunizationacademy.com.