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cheap hygrometer reliability?
    #1644784 - 06/19/03 02:37 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

Quick question if anyone is up: How often do the cheap hygrometers found at reptile shops require calibration for accurate display of humidity? I am using perlite and a fishtank heater, and my hygrometer rarely goes above 85%. Could this be a error with the meter? The FAQ got me wondering...


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Re: cheap hygrometer reliability? [Re: Mydriasis]
    #1644807 - 06/19/03 02:44 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

The cheap-o ones are definitely not accurate at above like 80-85% RH. If you are looking for accuracy you need to move up to something like

Edmund Scientific Digital

most people on the shroomery don't use a real expensive one, though, and end up getting decent results. My friend had an analog hygrometer and it never went above 80%, while his digital was always reading above 90% (saturated for that model).

Sorry about not really giving you an answer other than "spend more money."

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Re: cheap hygrometer reliability? [Re: Mydriasis]
    #1644810 - 06/19/03 02:45 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

They are not reliable. At all.


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Re: cheap hygrometer reliability? [Re: dog]
    #1645703 - 06/19/03 07:31 PM (14 years, 10 months ago)

they may not be reliable, but try the calibration method-my digi said 74 percent the next morning, so the test works, and so should the hygrometer you already have. once u get good at recognizing the air conditions and regulating everything, you'll never even look at the % and wont even need it.

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