Although this might not be the right forum I was thinking that the ability to look at the power profile of my kitchen fridge made me think of a few things.
It would seem that these profiles could be used as diagnostic data to determine if there is something wrong with a device. What made me think of this is the profile of my current kitchen fridge. It's a GE 26.6 ft^2 side by side fridge. It seems that the compressor is running unusually long but I have no profile to compare it to. It's even running long when it's not regularly opened.
Granted, there are a lot of factors that can affect the power profile of a device, esp one like a fridge. Ambient temperature, thermostat set point, how often it's opened and even what's in it. But I would imagine that there is still a bounded profile that the power profile should follow before being considered problematic.
So, back to my original issue. Anyone have a fridge similar to this that can post a power profile so I can do a comparison?