| March 13, 2024 | Medi-Products

Selecting a Battery Backup System for Minus-80 Freezers

A minus 80 freezer is an ultra-low temperature freezer designed to maintain temperatures at or below -80°C (-112°F). These freezers are often used in labs and scientific settings. They store DNA, proteins, and temperature-sensitive samples. They are also commonly referred to as “ULT freezers”


Minus 80 freezers are usually bigger than regular household or commercial freezers. They can be standalone or built into a lab bench or wall. Usually, they have many shelves or racks to organize and store samples. They may also have doors or lids that can be securely sealed to prevent temperature fluctuations.


Minus 80 freezers use electricity and refrigeration tech to keep temperatures very low. The freezers may have alarms, temperature logs, and automatic defrosting to keep samples stable. When choosing a minus 80 freezer, it's important to consider the right battery backup power system among other things.


Things to consider when getting a minus 80 freezer for your laboratory or facility


If you are a laboratory or healthcare facility looking to buy a minus 80 freezer, here are a few things to consider:


Determine your needs: Consider the types of samples you will be storing in the minus 80 freezer and the volume of samples you expect to store. This will help you determine the size and capacity of the freezer you need.


Research different brands and models: Look for a freezer with a good reputation for reliability and performance. To find the best choice, read reviews and ask for recommendations from colleagues or other healthcare facilities. Some excellent freezer brands include


Consider the features: Look for features that will make the freezer easy to use and maintain. These include automatic defrosting, temperature alarms, and temperature logging—among others. These features help keep your stored samples stable. They also make it easier to track and maintain the freezer's temperature.


Determine the budget: Determine how much you are willing and able to spend on a minus 80 freezer. This will help you narrow down your options and choose a model that fits your budget.


Consider maintenance and repair: Look for a freezer that is easy to maintain and repair. You can also buy a service contract from the manufacturer or a third-party provider. This will make sure the freezer is taken care of and any problems are fixed fast.


Please keep in mind that minus 80 freezers may not work for all samples. Some materials might need colder temperatures for storage. Specialized freezers that can maintain temperatures below -150°C (-238°F) are used in these cases.


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Selecting the right backup system for your minus 80 freezer

A backup system for a freezer is a device or system that provides power during an outage. The systems keep the freezer running until the power comes back, preventing sample loss from temperature changes.


There are several types of backup systems that can be used with minus 80 freezers, including:


Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS): A UPS is a device that stores electrical energy in a battery and then uses that energy to power the freezer in the event of a power outage. The UPS switches to battery power when the electricity goes out and provides power until it comes back.


Generator sets: A generator set is a portable or stationary device that generates electrical power using a diesel or gasoline engine. During a power outage, generator sets can power a minus 80 freezer for a long time.


Solar panels: Solar panels can be used to generate electricity from sunlight, and they can be used to power a minus 80 freezer in a location where access to the electrical grid is limited or unreliable. Solar panels can be used in conjunction with a battery backup system to provide power to the freezer during the day and at night.



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Medi-Products' battery backup systems are a great option for your minus 80 freezer.

Choosing the right battery backup for your minus 80 freezer depends on your facility's needs and sample types. Regularly test and maintain the battery backup system to make sure it works properly and provides power when needed.


Medi-products has battery backup systems for medical and lab equipment, like minus 80 freezers. Our systems are made to give dependable power when there's an outage or disruption in the supply.


Medi-products offers various sizes and capacities of battery backup systems for medical and lab equipment. When you purchase any of our battery backup solutions, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Simple installation: Many of our systems are plug-and-play— simply plug into an existing wall outlet. Thus, you do not need an electrician, building permits, etc.
  • Modular: You can add batteries to existing systems to increase run time if needed.
  • Space saving: Our systems typically use less than one sq ft. of floor space
  • No maintenance required: Our systems have solid-state electronics, so they don't have moving parts that wear out. This means no regular maintenance tasks.
  • Simplified testing: They are easy to test, and any member of the office staff can test the system by simply unplugging to simulate a power outage.
  • Safe for indoor use: Our systems will silently power your appliances without emitting any fumes or heat, making them safe for use indoors.
  • Power outage alert system: You can ask for a power outage alert system. It will alert up to four pre-programmed phone numbers when the power goes out.

Furthermore, our technical staff is always available to answer any questions you have regarding selecting and installing the right battery backup system for your minus 80 freezer. So please do not hesitate to

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