Acu-Rite Digital Thermometer 00891W3 Indoor vs outdoor sensor temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wjeffgriggs, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Acu-Rite 00891W3 that has a sensor probe to measure outside temp.
    I have mounted the outside sensor at egg height in the center of my LG still air incubator. I have also put the unit itself inside the incubator to keep a eye on the humidity (the outside probe does not measure humidity).
    My concern is the outside reading is at 100 degrees but the inside reading is 104. I did test the outside sensor by placing it in a glass of crushed ice water and it read dead on at 32.

    I am a bit freaked out by the 104 inside reading. Should I just ignore the inside temp reading?
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not really valid to test a thermometer at 32 when you want it to be accurate at 100. Try comparing the probe with a glass/mercury fever thermometer in a glass of 100 degree water.
     

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