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manoaction 11-16-2012 05:49 PM

Cheap Chinese K-Type Probes
 
Does anybody have experience with stuff like this?

I need three of them and that seems like a swinging deal compared with $15 a piece when buying from the regular places.

They're stainless, shrouded, appropriate size, and just five bucks each with free shipping.

This seems like a plan, but I haven't done this before.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Type-5mm-x-50mm-Temprature-Sensor-Earth-Thermocouple-Probe-1M-/330829073372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d06f3 0bdc

limulus 11-16-2012 10:33 PM

I honestly can't answer your question, but I think many of the expensive probes are probably "cheap Chinese K-Type probes". I have always bought my probes from ThermoWorks. At least my Thermapen is made in the UK by nice Limey folk.

zazbnf 11-16-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manoaction (Post 4595900)
Does anybody have experience with stuff like this?

I need three of them and that seems like a swinging deal compared with $15 a piece when buying from the regular places.

They're stainless, shrouded, appropriate size, and just five bucks each with free shipping.

This seems like a plan, but I haven't done this before.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Type-5mm-x-50mm-Temprature-Sensor-Earth-Thermocouple-Probe-1M-/330829073372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d06f3 0bdc

I had a few of these, and they seem to work ok as thermocouples, however the spring for the cable as it goes into the thermocouple is not stainless. The ones I have rusted up in mild humidity. If you dont mind the outside parts rusting, they are a bargain. I have replaced mine with Auber thermocouples.

manoaction 11-26-2012 09:53 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I ordered a few and we'll see how they do.

diS 11-27-2012 12:06 PM

I have few similar RTD probes. After 1 year they are working fine.


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