Koi Forum • Cheap digital remote pond thermometer : Hints and Tips
Some of the monitoring eqiupment on our ponds can cost serious money but Val and I came up with a relitvely cheap way to monitor our ponds temperature 24/7 365 days a year .
After seeing a device that remotely monitors the temperature of koi ponds we thought what a great idea .
Problem is, we asked it worth the money paid for it ?
More than probably yes but we thought hey you know I recon we can find a way to do this for one hell of alott less ( I mean money tight nowadays isnt it ), so why fork out alott of money to remotely monitor your ponds temperature .
The solution buy a swimming pool remote floating thermometer instead so we bought one making sure that it had rounded edges so as not to damage our koi .
Amazon does the exact same one for £47.00 but.more importantly it can be bought online from China at £24.00. :-
Its features facts etc are as follows :-
• Wireless measurement of pool and water temperature
• Multi-channel mode – receiver station with up to 3 temperature sensors
• Watertight, floatable temperature sensor
• Wall-mountable receiver station
• Fully portable thanks to battery-powered operation – with up to 12 months of use without the need to change batteries
• Up to 100m range
• Operating frequency: 433 MHz
• Range: up to 100m
• Measurement update: Every 10 seconds on transmitter / every 90 seconds on receiver
• Temperature sensor displays water temperature
• Receiver station displays water temperature, room temperature, time, date and week day
• Alarm function
• Snooze function
• Min/max display
• Display temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius
• Transmitter channel selected via DIP switch
• Large-digit LCD display
• Fold-out feet
• LED indicator for transmitter activity on pool thermometer
• Transmitter power supply: 2 x 1.5V AA batteries
• Receiver power supply: 2 x 1.5V AAA batteries
• Sensor: 8.5/2.6 x 16 x 8.5/2.6 (W x H x D)
• Receiver: 7.5 x 12 x 2cm (W x H x D)
• Sensor weight: 180g
• Receiver weight: 100g
Weve road tested it for two years now and cannot fault it