Top positive review
18 September 2017
Review: Thermopro TP55EU
I needed an hygrometer to monitor the humidity in the kitchen of the property I am renting. The room always seemed damp and there was mould beginning to appear on a wall in the corner. I looked at the various meters and thought this one was suitable for the purpose.
The specification is good, with indications of relative humidity and temperature, which is all I really needed, but it also has a Comfort indicator which shows DRY if the relative humidity is below 30%, COMFORT if the humidity is between 30% and 60% and WET if the humidity is above 60%.
In addition to this there are trend arrows to show whether the humidity and temperature are increasing, decreasing or steady. Other very useful features are: maximum and minimum humidity and temperature values, recorded over the last 24 hours or since the last reset; a blue backlight and the temperature may be displayed in deg F or deg C, all selectable by touch-button. As I live in the UK I only need the Celcius scale (deg C) but it is good to have the choice.
The temperature range of the meter is quoted as -50 C to +70 C, with a resolution of 0.1 C. The humidity range of the meter is quoted as 10% to 99%, with a resolution of 1% and an accuracy of +/-3%. It is powered by two AAA batteries, which are readily available and inexpensive – the meter has a LOW BATT indicator to show when the batteries need to be replaced.
I am impressed by this little meter, especially at the price, the display is easy to read and it seems accurate. Using it has shown that my suspicions about the dampness were correct (see photo) and I need a de-humidifier! The only other feature I would like is a port to connect the meter to a computer to record values and trends (this is available in another model, the Thermopro TP60, I found out too late), even so I give this 5*.