Is there a temperature sensor inbuilt within the sensorProbe? What is the grill on the top for?

AKCP AdministratorsensorProbe Series, Support

No. We tried to do that when we first designed the sensorProbe. It is much cheaper to have an integrated temperature sensor. That is the purpose of the grill on the top of the box. What we found is that there is no way to stop the heat from the sensorProbe from affecting the temperature sensor; this affect is from 2 to 4 degrees Celsius. What would have been necessary had we proceeded with that design would have been to “tune” out the offset by applying a fudge factor.

The problem is that this fudge factor would have had to change depending on the temperature and the operating conditions. So if we add in fudge factor for normal room temperatures it would have to change when there was a problem with the air conditioning and the ambient temperature was higher. Because of all these reasons, we came up with the external sensors, so that the measurements done by the sensors are accurate and there is no need for calibration.

AKCP AdministratorIs there a temperature sensor inbuilt within the sensorProbe? What is the grill on the top for?