most accurate hygrometer/thermometer

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  1. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Hi everyone! I just got my first incubator yesterday (hova - bator model 2362E) and I'm looking for the most accurate hygrometer/thermometer to use in it. So please share your opinions on the best and their accuracy. Thank you!
     
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    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    As for thermometers, these are the two best I've found without spending hundreds of dollars.

    One is this probe that can be calibrated but comes with a guaranteed 0.9 F accuracy range.
    http://www.thermoworks.com/products/low_cost/rt301wa.html
    It's on sale now.

    The other one is the Brinsea spot check.
    http://www.brinsea.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=106
    I tried to get the link to the US site but it must be down now.

    The down side of the spot check is that it has a narrow reading range and if it's too high or low it just displays and H or L. So you don't know how far off it is.

    For a hygrometer, you need one that is calibratable.

    I found this combination unit.
    http://www.novatech-usa.com/Products/Hygrometers-Barometers/4380
    The hygrometer is accurate to +-2% but the thermometer part is +-1C
     
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  3. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Thank you :) I'll be looking into those. Is it hard to calibrate a hygrometer? I have no clue what I'm doing lol
     

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