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Surface Temperature Sensor Troubleshooting and FAQs

Surface Temperature Sensor, order code STS-BTA, $23
Specifications and User Guide

-Primary Test: Plug in the sensor and start up the data-collection program. Temperature readings should appear on the main screen of the program. Hold the tip of the sensor to warm it and check that the temperature is changing.

-Secondary Test: (calculator only) if the main screen displays -999.9 as the temperature reading, press the CLEAR key to reset the program.

-TIL 2345: Why does my temperature sensor read a value that does not change and is very high/low?
-TIL 3805: My temperature sensor reads 80C at room temperature on a LabQuest 2.

-Calibrate? No.

-Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, order code TMP-BTA, $29
-Extra Long Temperature Probe, order code TPL-BTA, $99
-Wide-Range Temperature Probe, order code WRT-BTA, $82, (for use with temperature range of –20 to 330 deg C (–4 to 626 deg F))
-Thermocouple, order code TCA-BTA, $69, (for use with super-cooled liquids and flame)
-Infrared Thermometer, order code IRT-BTA, (non-contact temperature meaurements)
-Go!Temp, order code GO-TEMP, $39, (direct USB connection to computers or labQuest)

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