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Mini Digital Probe Thermometer


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About this product


  • Wide ranging probe type thermometer: -20°C to +1000°C ( -4°F to +1832°F)
  • Ideal for taking measurements of liquids or soft materials
  • Strong metal probe with pointed tip to aid insertion

Product overview

• Wide ranging probe type thermometer: -20°C to +1000°C ( -4°F to +1832°F)
• Ideal for taking measurements of liquids or soft materials
• Strong metal probe with pointed tip to aid insertion
• Metal probe measures 61 mm
• Perfect for use in schools, labs or even the kitchen to check food is cooked properly
• °C/°F switchable, data hold function
• 2000 count LCD screen with °C, °F, HOLD, LOW BAT indication• Auto power off function• Includes 2 x LR44 batteries (Order code: FM28F)
• Dimensions: 18.8 x 6.45 x 2.45cm

Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought 3 of these thermometers in 2012. There are very cheap. Quite good value for most household uses, but be careful about accuracy and reliability if you are doing anything technical, especially in the following situations: - If you submerse the probe in water regularly, eventually the contacts corrode and you get nonsense readings. - If you are measuring outside in the sun, the case gets hot because it is black. This effects the automatic temperature compensation for the thermocouple and gives incorrect readings (errors of up to about 10C!)
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In stock in my local store, the staff were very helpful. I bought this for the wife in the kitchen and am very surprised by the quality and accuracy, so much so it's found it's way into aquarium testing kit. It looks like I'll be buying a second for here again....
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit of kit. I've had mine for 3 months now and use it daily for measuring water temperatures from domestic taps and showers.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thermocouple cable insulation failure I used this device to check the temperature acuracy of my cooker/ oven at 200deg C over 10 minutes. I placed the module on the outside of the oven with the thermocouple on the inside; the cable trapped by the oven rubber surround gasket. The measurement went fine but when finished and I recovered the thermocouple, the connecting cable that had been inside the oven had become stiff and cracked revealing the inner wires. Surely a device capable of measuring much higher temperatures should have a more temperature tolerant thermocouple wire? (A silicon based insulation would have been unharmed in this case). As mentioned elsewhere, the inability to exchange the thermocouple has, after just one experiment, rendered my unit broken :(
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good basic model Bought it to replace an existing unit, works fine and simple to use
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing As it uses a thermocouple, it would have been much more useful if the probe were connected by a plug, not hard wired; then I could have swapped probes for different jobs. Also I would have liked 0.1 degree precision.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful device Bought it recently to check domestic water temperature. Works well and responds reasonably quickly. Good value. Only weakness is cable is a bit short - another 10cms would be better.
Date published: 2018-02-01
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Hi will it measure the temperature on my hot air rework station

Asked by: Mark
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2018-01-17

Can I use it to check the temperature of my oven at 200deg C? What precautions, if any, are necessary?

Asked by: HotRog
No, the item would not be suitable for use in the oven.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-01

How do i put the batteries in?

Asked by: genericusername546
The battery compartment is on the back of the item. it will need to be unscrewed.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-16

Can you use it. To take water temperature

Asked by: Ferret
Yes this would be fine to use
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-22

Is it suitable for placing in a domestic freezer and is it calibrated

Asked by: cayenne
This is designed to take readings in real time and is not suitable to be left in a freezer for long periods of time, more just to put the probe in and see what temperature it is now. These have a basic calibration done at the point of maufacturing, but do not come with a calibration certificate.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-06-07

I wish to use four of these to remotely monitor boiler pipe temperatures via CCTV. Once switched on will it remain on (and hence visible to the cameras without having to have its buttons pressed) and if so how long will the batteries last?

Asked by: denpepper
Unfortunately, this unit would not be suitable for your requirements due to the auto-power off feature which will time out the display after a few minutes.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-22

Can I use it for water temperature?

Asked by: Funmilayo
Ideal for taking measurements of liquids or soft materials
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-04

will it measure accurately the air temperature in a warming cabinet to reach not more than 50C

Asked by: Boro
Yes this will work fine in your intended application. Wide ranging probe type thermometer: -20°C to +1000°C ( -4°F to +1832°F)
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-29
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