Ambient Air Thermometer
Posted 10 September 2011 - 05:32 AM
Looking for something for under $100. if possible. It would have to read fairly fast and give an accurate reading. A back lit one would be great.
What would you recommend??
Any help would be appreciated
Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:25 PM
Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:51 PM
If you're trying measure a cold spot in the air, the infrared beam will just go right through it and send you the temperature of what it touches, never giving you the accurate measurement of the air temp...
These usually aren't the best device to use to measure air temperature... That is unless it has a thermocouple thermometer attached to it...
This type of thermometer usually has a probe and will measure the air temperature around it... However there are many different types with different response times, so you have to be careful with the ones you invest in...
You want to find one that has a rapid response time... There are some that have up to a minute response time... By the time you get a response of the temperature change, the cold spot could have moved on... The one we use measures the temperature 3 times per second...
So if you want an infrared thermometer, look for one with a thermocouple attached or a port for a probe... However I would recommend skipping the infrared all together and investing the money in a good thermocouple thermometer by itself...
Edited by Joven76, 10 September 2011 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 10 September 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:40 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:17 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:48 PM
I did find this one on Amazon though. It's around $100.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:11 AM
In my opinion, the response time of the probe measuring the temperature isn't fast enough... By the time the cold spot moves on, the probe may not have measured it accurately enough...
On another note, I did find a TIF 7000 on eBay for around $75...
Just my 2 cents...
Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:42 PM
While the Taylor Professional 9306 Dual Temp IR/Thermocouple Thermometer is a good one, the probe is designed to measure the internal temperature of food and liquids, not air temperature...
See that's what happens when I post something near midnight. lol Thanks for clearing that up.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:06 PM
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