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When it comes to environmental temperature sensors, there are some myths you need to know.

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5 Myths About Environmental Temperature Sensors You Must Know

With environmental temperature sensors becoming more and more popular, it seems as if some people are getting incorrect information. This has led to a number of myths being circulated. With accurate details about this type of temperature monitoring system, you can determine if a temperature sensor is the right device for your specific application.

Myths About Environment Temperature Sensors

  1. Inaccurate Readings – One myth plaguing the temperature sensor is that information is inaccurate. The fact is that cutting-edge products, including the Comptus A70-T Air Temperature Transmitter, are perfectly calibrated and linearized. As a result, this product is guaranteed to provide superior performance while still being a cost-effective device.
  2. Environmental Limitations – Another misconception is that temperature sensors can be located anywhere. In reality, quality weather devices such as the Comptus A70-T are very sensitive and improper placement can result in readings 10 degrees above ambient temperature. To ensure that you get the most accurate reading possible, look for a temperature sensor designed with a quality radiation shield. This way, the effects of direct sunlight exposure is dramatically reduced.
  3. Power Limitations – There is also a myth that there are limitations for this type of temperature monitoring system regarding power. However, this is inaccurate. When using the Comptus A70-T Air Temperature Transmitter, the sensor is available in 0-1 mA, 0-1 V, and 4-20 mA outputs. In addition, this product can be powered using 12 or 24 VDC, 24 VAC, 120 VAC, or 230 VAC.
  4. High Energy Consumption – Especially for people who make environmentally-friendly choices, the myth that a temperature system uses a tremendous amount of power for gathering information about outdoors ambient temperature is a fallacy. The truth is that many sensors on the market today are designed for ultra-low power consumption. Not only is this a good decision for the environment, it saves money and fits in nicely with requirements for the Internet of Things, as well as industrial, mobile, and wearable applications.
  5. Large and Cumbersome – The last myth is that environmental temperature sensors are large and difficult to carry. The fact is that you have access to many outstanding products that are compact in size. This allows you to carry a sensor in your backpack, purse, or pocket.

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