Are Analog Thermometers More Precise Than Digital Ones?


The technological inventions have gifted the humankind with various innovative gadgets. One such gadget is thermometer which is reining the temperature measuring industry with unprecedented benefits.

Basically, a thermometer is referred to as a device which is used to ascertain the precise amount of hotness or coldness of body or room or atmosphere or anything that is measurable in nature. This consists of temperature sensors that ascertain the variation in the hotness and coldness of the subject and object by converting the sensor radiation to numeric value and make it readable for the user.

These days we come across numerous varieties of thermometers in the market ranging from traditional to digital ones depending upon our preference. Let us know about these in detail.

Analog Thermometers: These are known to be the traditional types of thermometers which come with the mercury filling glass tube. It usually gives you the temperature measurement ranging in between zero degrees Celsius to 110 degree Celsius. Another common type in it is with a pointer which normally swings around the dial which is mounted on the bi-metal spring to assess the precise temperature.

The most popular variety in this type is manufactured by Taylor Company. This model from Taylor is usually used for making jams, jellies, fudge, deep fry chicken, French fries, doughnuts, caramels, toffee, etc. This 12-inch long device helps you in measuring the temperature ranging from 100 to 400 degrees F without any hassle.

Then there are the digital ones which helps you in ascertaining the temperature measurement digitally particularly in decimal format. These are considered to be one of the affordable, portable, durable and user friendly gadget that are widely used these days for various industrial and household applications.

There are also thermometers that come in floating mode which means these floats on the surface of the water to assess the right temperature within the pool, hot tub, etc.

Another type of thermometer is the recording thermometers that are capable of recording the consistent temperature readings of the object or the subject and simultaneously replacing it with the old readings. Then you may also come through the thermometer with alarm or transmitter specification which alerts you once it reaches the specific temperature reading.

Apart from these you may also get thermometers powered by solar energy which make use of the sunlight for recording the precise temperature of the object or the subject. These are found to be quite economical as they eliminate the use of batteries for temperature assessment.

Thus the choices available in thermometers are incredible. The only thing which is the matter of concern is your ability to choose one of the best out of these by keeping into account your affordability and usability.

Source by Annabell Zayden