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OldCM
Another bum product !
Sun Mar 6, 2011 14:05
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Acu*Rite indoor/outdoor wireless thermometer. It is at least 4 degrees off almost all the time. I have a much older indoor/outdoor thermometer, the kind with a wire lead that goes out the window. This morning, the wireless one said 32 degrees (F), while the old one said 28 degrees (F).
It was 28 degrees not 32. Lovely. Another waste of $30.
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    • Official temperature?Moishe, Tue Mar 8 09:47
      Where are you getting what you deem to be the correct temperature? i.e. how do you know it's not the old thermo that's off. How close to you is the official weather station? Are you at the same... more
      • Re: Official temperature?OldCM, Wed Mar 9 11:39
        By the amount of ice on my dog's water bowl. At 32 degrees it would have just a thin sheet of ice on it. The morning in question the ice was 1/4-inch thick which is more like it should be at 28... more
        • Agreed, except that,Moishe, Thu Mar 10 14:07
          at 32 degrees there should be no ice rather than a thin sheet, since at that temperature, pure water would be in a system of equilibrium, with ice forming at exactly the same rate as it is melting.... more
    • Thots...Uru Hammer, Mon Mar 7 10:36
      Can the wireless one be calibrated? Is the sensor for the wireless one in the sunlight, or near other heat pollution? Uru
      • Re: Thots...OldCM, Mon Mar 7 13:51
        As far as I know, having read the instructions, the wireless one cannot be calibrated by the end user. The sensor is NOT in the sunlight for more than two hours a day (when both are) and it is not... more
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