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Old 06-16-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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Digital temp readers

I've had the PinPoint wireless all the way down to the 15 dollar ones. What am I doing wrong? It's 70 degrees out the house temp is about 69 my digital tank reading for temp is telling me it's 82.6 impossible. The heater is set to 76 and the water to the touch is nowhere near that. I've gone through soooo many. Placement? It's suction cupped to the back glass.

I just don't understand. It was spot on for awhile I even changed the battery.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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I've had the PinPoint wireless all the way down to the 15 dollar ones. What am I doing wrong? It's 70 degrees out the house temp is about 69 my digital tank reading for temp is telling me it's 82.6 impossible. The heater is set to 76 and the water to the touch is nowhere near that. I've gone through soooo many. Placement? It's suction cupped to the back glass.

I just don't understand. It was spot on for awhile I even changed the battery.
Im with you! I don't know I have 3 of the bleedin' things and NONE of them agree! 2 of them report temp differences of 2.7 degrees in same tank. Where is the blasted accuracy!!! About to just go but a bunch of the old school red fake mercury ones and be done with it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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I hear ya! Sorry your having the same issues but glad I'm not alone.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:49 AM   #4
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I stupidly thought digital equalled accuracy but apparently these are calibrated by a drunken gnome on his crack break. Especially un-useful when I am trying to heat treat for ick (Ty petsmart) and trying not to BBQ my fish! I also have those LCD strip temp deals but they reveal even less information. They all stay black and tell me nothing. So I feel your frustration.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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Not unlikely to actually have a 2-3 degree difference in water temp within a tank, depending on the circulation. Depending on the heat your lights put off that can greatly increase your temp, more so on top than deeper.

I have a heat alarm in my work car for my k9 with thermometers on each side of the car and depending where the ac blows there can be a large difference in the air temp. Same in the water.
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So long story short, they're probably more accurate than looking at first glance.
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I use the $1 glass thermometers, they are always spot on.
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Not unlikely to actually have a 2-3 degree difference in water temp within a tank, depending on the circulation. Depending on the heat your lights put off that can greatly increase your temp, more so on top than deeper.

I have a heat alarm in my work car for my k9 with thermometers on each side of the car and depending where the ac blows there can be a large difference in the air temp. Same in the water.
Except I when I conducted the test I did so in accordance with the proper scientific method all parameters being equal IE placed them together in the exact location in the same test tank and the discrepancy was still there.
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Well dang, so much for that idea lol
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I think it's a Chinese plot to drive me crazy.
"I know what we do to foolish American! We sell them dishonorable digital temperature gauge. Make them never the same, AAAAHHHH- so".
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