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Extra-Long Temperature Probe Troubleshooting and FAQs

Extra Long Temperature Probe, order code TPL-BTA, $99
Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING

-Primary Test: Connect the Extra-Long Temperature Probe and run the data-collection program. Hold the tip of the sensor in your hand and check for the temperature readings to change.

The probe will not be damaged when placed in any of the following chemicals for several minutes at a time:
acetone
cyclohexane
ethanol
ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
glacial acetic acid
household bleach
isopropyl alcohol
lauric acid
naphthalene
paradichlorobenzene
sodium hydroxide (2M)
sulfuric acid (3M)
vinegar
water

RELATED TIL ENTRIES
-TIL 1399: Can I use Vernier water quality sensors in salt water or in a salt water aquarium?

SPECIFICATIONS
-Order code: TPL-BTA
-Typical accuracy: +/- 1.0 degC at 25 degC
-Resolution, 12-bit: 0.07ºC
-Range: -50 degC to 150 degC
-Maximum temperature the sensor can tolerate without damage: 200 degC

CALIBRATION
-Calibrate? No. You should not have to perform a new calibration when using the Extra-Long Temperature Probe in the classroom. The sensor is custom calibrated before shipping it.

-If you wish to calibrate the sensor, you can conduct a two-point calibration. See:
-TIL 2341: How do I calibrate a sensor in Logger Pro?
-TIL 3394: How do I manually calibrate my sensor in LabQuest?
-TIL 3631: How do I manually calibrate my sensor in Graphical Analysis 4?
-TIL 3630: How do I manually calibrate my sensor in Graphical Analysis 4 for iOS/Android?

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
-Stainless Steel Temperature Probe, order code TMP-BTA, $29
-Thermocouple, order code TCA-BTA, $69
-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))
-Surface Temperature Sensor, order code STS-BTA, $23, (quick response - for use in air only)
-Infrared Thermometer, order code IRT-BTA, (non-contact temperature measurements)
-Go!Temp, order code GO-TEMP, $39, (direct USB connection to computers or LabQuest)

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