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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by AA, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. AA

    AA Guest

    I am looking for a digital thermometer with separate wireless probe so I can
    read temperature readings outside with the digital display inside the house.
    Most of the units I'm finding online don't have the greatest reviews,
    especially when the temps get cold. If anyone here has suggestions for a
    decent unit, I would appreciate it. thanks
  2. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    I use an older Oregon Scientific unit -- old enough that it has fallen
    out of the catalog so that says something about the reliability --
    paired with a THGR122NX remote temperature/humidity sensor. Works fine
    all year and is stingy with batteries. Of course, cold in Virginia isn't
    "cold" in many other places but I'm happy with it.
  3. I have a 14 year old Radio Shack indoor/outdoor digital thermometer, but
    it uses wire to connect to the probe. The wire just goes through the
    window, it's been working fine all this time.

    I have no idea if that sort of thing is still being made, but surely the
    wire takes out the need for batteries in the remote sensor, and any
    problems from interference to the radio signal from the sensor. You do
    have to arrange things so you can put the inside unit near a window, but
    people have gotten too fussy about what they "need" and thus seek things
    that may not always be the best solution.

  4. Boris Mohar

    Boris Mohar Guest

    I have LA CROSSE. Stay away from it. It stops reading the remote every once
    in the while. I have to take the batteries out and put them back in to get
    it going. This of course loses min/max readings and clock has to reset.
  5. I second this. Radio shack is somehow still king when it comes to great
    thermometers. If you want something better, it's going to cost hundreds
    and you're going to have to piece it together from some industrial control
    catalog, and it will still lack the min/max memory stuff.
  6. BeeJ

    BeeJ Guest

    Probably too far apart or some stuff (like a furnace) in the way.
    Try relocating either to get a better connection.

    That was the problem I had.
  7. BeeJ

    BeeJ Guest

    Radio Shack is just a rebrand of someone else.
    Does anybody know who?

    One of my RS units shows up on-line as a reference picture but I cannot
    find the manual anywhere. Tried wayback machine but no luck. Is there
    a graveyard for those manuals?

    BTW if you get a full blown weather station that will work but ya gotta
    pay a lot cor one. Google for weather stations.
  8. yes, email radio shack.

    no shit- they sent me the full spec sheet on an LED from years ago. They
    keep all sorts of weird product data forever.
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