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  • Finally an accurate thermometer

    posted by Megavvolt on 06/29/2007

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day


    1. If you put the "OUT" sensor close to the body of this thermometer and wait for a while you will see that the IN and OUT screens show the same themperature. This is oh such a rare thing to see with these cheap little gadgets. I've seen models whose IN and OUT readings would be as much as 1C (around 1.8F)different.

    2. To check the accuracy, I used my body. The armpit temperature is pretty much the same if you sit in a chair and do some regular work, so I simply put the OUT sensor and a usual mercury-in-glass thermometer in my armpit and waited. The mercury thermometer showed 36.7C (98.06F), and the OUT sensor showed 36.9C (98.42). Not ideal, but still looks good enough to me.

    3. A long and beefy wire of the OUT sensor is something I really like.


    1. Suspiciously cheap. I was looking at this thing for a while not buying it because I was pretty sure it a piece of crap like those I bought before. It took me a while to take another try and I won.

    2. It's a weather thermometer. The OUT sensor is sealed in a massive metal capsule and it doesn't show changes too quick. It took me aroud 10 minutes to get my 36.9 when I was measuring my temperature with it.


    It sure is cheap. I took it apart - it's a single sided printed board made of hardened paper (phenolic paper? I am not sure of the term, my native language is Russian). But somehow it works just fine, at least for the first day. If it fails tomorrow I'll write an update.


    I see a lot of similar devices around available locally, but it's hard to tell which of them really works. This one does.

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