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Handy inexpensive if unclear indicator
on 26 August 2013
After running out of gas halfway through cooking our sausages on one of our camping trips I was delighted to find this indicator and took it on our latest trip.
The indicator is about 4" high and our gas bottle (907) is about a foot high with a ridge in the middle, the magnet is a little ridged and doesn't curl around your bottle so sits a little proud. You can estimate initially where your gas level is by either shaking the bottle, feeling the weight or you can place it up and down the canister when it is in use until you get a reading.
The reading by the way is not obvious if you compare it to the leaflet. For some unknown reason on the COLOUR LEAFLET they have chosen to illustrate the readings in black and white! Also on the leaflet they show one column as an indicator and on the actual product there are multiple columns which wouldn't matter if they showed identical readings but they don't.
Once in place and using the gas bottle, the left column seemed to have blue colouring and right column, which I took as the actual indicator, showed orange at the bottom, yellow in the middle and pale green to the top. Looking at the picture (if we are to assume yellow as the level) it appears that gas is low and there is about 2" left in the can.
I assume that it works because we did see some change in colour when the gas was in use but do you read the orange, yellow or green colour? And I still don't know how long the gas will last me even if I do have 2" left because the colouring is vague and I don't know the rate at which it is burning. This coupled with the poor instructions made the product difficult to use.
I can't really complain because it is a good price, it's compact and gives you a rough idea of what is left in the can so it is worth a punt. With better instructions it could be a good product.