Go with which one...hummm

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyVT05, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Hello...

    I just bought a digi thermo and humidity gauge to use but when I compared it to the non-digital humidity gauge that they sell at Petco in the reptile's section, they are very different. The two are 20% apart.

    The mercury version of the thermo and the digital thermo has the exact temperate night or day. However, for example, the digital hum. would read 50% while the spring/coiled (non-digi) version reads 70%. Since the difference between the two is so high, the avg. wouldn't be right anyhow...so I am better off relying on which one now?

    * The digital has been on for 24 hours so the system should be pretty accurate in the reading now. *

    Thanks!

    - Tommy
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I went ahead and bought the wet bulb thermometer and I also have the round spring coil temp & humidity gauges from petsmart. Cost all of $6 and they read the same as the wet bulb. I took my flukers digital ones out they kept giving me different reading.
     
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Oh...so from your experience, its better with the non-digital one?

    - Tommy
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    From my experience, analog thermometers are more accurate unless you shell out the big bucks for a certified or really nice digital one that contains quality components. Too many digitial pieces of "junk" are being made with high tolerance parts so the error propagates though the device.
     

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