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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by William Sommerwerck, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. I don't know whether it was in this group, or another, that someone asked
    about a solar-powered remote temperature sensor.

    I just purchased a Weather Channel "Wireless Temperature Station" from La
    Crosse. The main unit is your usual atomic clock with an LCD display. A
    remote temperature sensor is included, powered by a battery recharged by a
    solar panel.

    The unit came from Mac Mall, and cost all of $16. (I'm currently a member of
    some shopping club and got two-day FedEx shipping for free.)

    I don't know how good it is, but you might want to look at it.
     
  2. When you say "remote" I'm sure for 16.00 it isn't wireless but then is
    it just a digital thermometer with an extended wire probe? We used to
    make poor mans probes up in the lab for the digital meters as we
    needed them by taking one chromel and one alumel wire, and twisting
    the ends together. Lenny
     
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    MAJOR ERROR on Lacrosse's part. Though labeled as an atomic clock on their
    Website, it is not. You have to set everything by hand. Amazing for a
    product with a $45 list price.

    If you look at what I wrote, you'll see "wireless" in the description. If it
    used a wire probe, there would be no point to a "remote temperature sensor
    .... powered by a battery recharged by a solar panel".

    I'll be calling LaCrosse this morning and taking their figurative ears off
    about selling a product that looks like an atomic clock -- and is billed as
    one on their Website -- but isn't.
     
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