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Old 10-07-2009, 04:58 AM
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Default Decent thermometer/hygrometer?

Can anyone tell me if this would be a decent thermo/hygrometer to get, or if anyone has any suggestions for a better one? It sounds good from what I've read on various sites, but I wouldn't mind a second opinion. Just dont wanna waste money needlessly, as there are a lot of cheaper ones around.

(ps. I know there are probably cheaper ones of this on ebay, just used that listing as an example)
(pps. though it probably makes little difference, I'll be using RUB's)

Oh, and another quick question while I'm on this topic, if i had one like this for example, does it make any difference if the humidity sensor is on the hot or cool end?

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:07 AM
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I've used ETI hygro-thermometers for 10 years now, they are the most reliable units for the price

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:30 AM
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I have that exact one mate and I think it is very good, no complaints.

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:58 AM
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With any digital (or analogue) hygrometers it's worth taking the time to test them, you'll find that most read a few % out, some a lot more, if accurate humidity is important then whichever one you get don't trust it without calibrating it first!

There's a very simple test you can do called the "damp salt test", put some salt in the bottom of a glass and dampen it, it should be just damp not wet and sloppy. Then place the sensor in the glass so it's suspended just above the salt, and cover the top of the glass with clingfilm held in place with a rubber band.

Leave it overnight, in the morning it should read 75% if it's accurate. If it's just a few degrees out you can allow for that, but I've tested some hygrometers that read up to 40% out!

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