Thermometer - Wide Range, Tracking - Advice Pleeeeeease!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Kyzmette, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For hobbyists who work with thermometers in non-incubator situations, I need a thermometer that tracks both the temperature inside a water environment through a sensor, as well as the room temperature where the unit is hanging, and will record a limited history of temperatures at intervals. The temperature range needs to drop below freezing and go above 100F. I'm hoping somebody can give me an idea of a decent unit that will fit my purposes.

    The purpose, in case it helps, is to monitor a solar oven project I'm planning. I want to keep the sensor inside a container of water to monitor the internal temperature, as well as monitor the external temperature, and to be able to compare them over time. Of course I would prefer a unit that is decently accurate and won't be too expensive (although I know no $10.00 model will do this.... I've dug through tons of models on Amazon so far).

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Bert2368

    Bert2368 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one for you if $40.00 + shipping is cheap enough?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004AS5OVI

    (oops, this one doesn't seem to do sampling, just high and low limits)

    This one does what you want, but it's $400.00!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000CDMQIE/ref=mw_dp_mdsc?dsc=1

    I've got a single chanel paper chart one like the Sealed Unit Parts Company unit linked below, left over from when I did property management. Used it for HVAC work, refrigerator and freezer repairs then. Now I use it to keep track of conditions in my greenhouse.

    This one cost about $100.00 when I bought it. Looks like the price doubled over the last 10 years-

    http://www.coleparmer.com/buy/product/42231-battery-powered-6-recorder-7-rotation-20-120f.html
     
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