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sub mini fridge Answered

I just got some soldering paste and I need to keep it cool. The temperature has to be above freezing, but still cool. Currently I'm keeping it in my fridge, but I don't want to keep it there once I break the seal (for safety reasons). I can't do that one mod using the 12 volt camper cooler, I don't have a camper cooler. I can't afford a mini-fridge. Just seeing if anyone here has any ideas. If nobody has any then I'm going to buy this USB micro fridge wwhich will keep it cool for $15.

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zachninme

10 years ago

Where did you buy it? I've been looking for that stuff!

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guyfrom7upguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

there's other soldering pastes, but they dont have reviews, your choice

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Maxx1

10 years ago

I have not seen a usb fridge myself, But I seriously doubt that they really work as the usb can only supply about 500ma max. And I doubt 2.5 watts is going to cool anything.

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guyfrom7upMaxx1

Reply 10 years ago

yeah, reading more into it it takes a long long time to cool stuff. As for my problem right now my dad's letting me keeping it in the fridge as long as it's in a plastic bag. If I was ever to mass produce something (my cnc machine is about half way done so I might!) then I'll buy or build a mini fridge.

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NachoMahma

10 years ago

. Not sure why the re-sealed container would be unsafe, but if it has you worried, put the paste container in an empty coffee can (or other sealed container just slightly larger than the paste) and put that in the 'fridge.

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

Just remember not to touch the can if you have any of the substance on your fingers...or you are back to square one | ;-)

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guyfrom7upGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

yeah, plus my mom doesn't like me storing the unopen container there right now. Is my best bet buying a usb fridge?

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guyfrom7upGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

all of the instructables that utilize fans, I'm not sure if it gets cold enough, does anybody know how the usb fridge works?