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Improve the profitability of your existing cold drink machines.

VendingMiser® puts you on a cost-effective refresher course for energy savings and conservation. No need to purchase new machines to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. When equipped with the VendingMiser, refrigerated beverage vending machines use less energy and are comparable in daily energy performance to new ENERGY STAR qualified machines.

VendingMiser® cuts energy costs down to size. VendingMiser incorporates innovative energy-saving technology into a small plug-and-play device that installs in minutes.

VendingMiser® brings you…

  • A quick, inexpensive solution for immediate energy savings and conservation

  • Longer machine lifespan

  • Early ROI (with the many utility rebate programs available, it could cost your facility nothing to obtain & install)

  • Environmental benefits

  • Compatibility with all cold drink vending machines

This Miser runs the bank…

For a series of up to four machines, VendingMiser® can use its embedded Sensor Repeater, which allows it to be controlled from the PIR sensor of any other Miser in the bank.

How VendingMiser® Works

External EnergyMisers use a controller and a machine mounted sensor to monitor room occupancy and temperature. If 15 minutes pass without any pedestrian traffic, the EnergyMiser will power down the machine. The machine is powered back up when people return and at regular intervals to to keep the product cold.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will VendingMiser keep my drinks cold? Absolutely. VendingMiser has been tested and accepted for use by both The Coca-Cola Company and The Pepsi-Cola Company.

Is the VendingMiser easy to install? Yes! VendingMiser is a simple external plug-and-play product. The VendingMiser can be installed on a wall with simple hand tools or it can be attached to a vending machine without tools using the EZ Install system in just 5 minutes.

Is VendingMiser safe for all machines? Yes! VendingMiser is compatible with all types of cold drink vending machines. In fact, by reducing run time of the machines, VendingMiser reduces maintenance costs.

Has VendingMiser been field tested? Tens of thousands of VendingMisers are operational in the field. Typical energy savings has been independently documented to be between 35% and 45%. Measurement and verification test results as well as testimonials are available on the website.

Are there locations inappropriate for VendingMiser? VendingMiser’s savings are generated as a result of location vacancy. So a machine in a location that is occupied 24-hours, 7 days a week will likely generate little savings. Our VM2IQ® is more appropriate for this type of location and will typically save up to 35% energy use.

Who uses VendingMisers? Several large retailers such as WalMart and Kroger have installed EnergyMiser Products at their locations. Educational facilities along with the US Government have purchased EnergyMisers through GSA.

VendingMiser Models

  • VM150 – For use indoors when wall mounting.
  • VM151 – For use as secondary unit when indoors and wall mounting.
  • VM160 – Weatherproof model for use outdoors when wall mounting.
  • VM161 – Weatherproof model for use as a secondary unit when outdoors and wall mounting.
  • VM170 – For use indoors when machine mounting.
  • VM171 – For use as secondary unit when indoors and machine mounting.
  • VM180 – Weatherproof model for use outdoors when machine mounting.
  • VM181 – Weatherproof model for use as a secondary unit when outdoors and machine mounting.
  • VM2iQ – Internally mounted model for use in high occupancy locations.

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Technical Specifications

Electrical Specifications

Input Voltage:  115 Volts

Input Frequency:  50/60 Hz

Maximum Load:  12 Amps (Steady-State)

Power Consumption:  Less than 1 Watt (Standby)

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temp:  -15°C to 75°C

Storage Temp:  -40°C to 85°C

Relative Humidity:  95% Maximum (Non-Condensing)


Vending Machines:  Any machine, except those containing perishable goods such as dairy products

Inactivity Timeouts

Occupancy Timeout:  15 minutes

Auto Re-power:  90 minutes maximum. Dynamically adjusted, based on ambient temperature


Size:  4.5”W x 1.75”H x 3.25”D

Weight:  2.2 lbs. (includes power cable)

Regulatory Approvals

Safety:  UL/C-UL Listed Information Technology Equipment (ITE) 9T79