Thermometer - Wide Range, Tracking - Advice Pleeeeeease!

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

  1. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2013
    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

    Nov 19, 2013
    East central MN
    Here's one for you if $40.00 + shipping is cheap enough?

    (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!

    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-
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013

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