Multipurpose Thermometer (physitemp)
  • Accuracy & resolution as high as 0.01°C
  • Multiple probe inputs
  • Differential mode
  • Three temperature ranges (.01°, 0.1°, 1°)
  • NIST traceable accuracy

This versatile thermometer has a wide temperature range and can  be used in applications as diverse as cryogenic measurements for blood banking and cryosurgery, skin temperature measurements in exercise experiments, liquid measurements in spectrophotometer cuvettes, melting points of plastics and all types of animal and insect temperature measurements.

BAT-10's accuracy is NIST traceable and in each temperature  range the accuracy is the same as the resolution. For instance, in the 0.1°C range, accuracy is 0.1°C (±1 least significant digit). Few digital thermometers will do this. In most instruments there is a difference of several tenths between specified accuracy and resolution. At physiological temperatures, where minute changes can be critical, the differential range allows readings to 0.01°C with 0.01°C accuracy.

Differential Measurements 
When probes are connected to inputs 2 and 3, the difference between the probes is displayed to 0.01°C. Linearization is centered at 40°C. Because the BAT- 10 has such high accuracy and sensitivity, measurements accurate to 0.01°C can be made around this point. Repeatability, which is most important for this type of  measurement, is 0.01°C.

Analog Output
BAT- 10 is supplied with a non-linearized analog output suitable for most chart recording applications. This output is directly proportional to the reading on the display.



Temperature Range and Resolution
    -200°C to +400°C,  1°C res.
    -100°C to +199.9°C,  0.1°C res.

    -19.99°C to 19.99°C , linearization

Temperature Range
    centered at 40°C, 0.01° res


    1° range          1°C ±1 least significant digit
    0.1° range        0.1°C ±1 least significant digit
    diff. range        0.01°C ±1 least significant digit
    ± one least significant digit

    Conforms to NIST tables - (monograph 175)

Ambient Operating range
    15 – 45°C

    3 ½ digits',  1.27 cm liquid crystal numerals

Analog Output
(non linear)
    0mV at 0°C, 125 mV at 40°C
non-linearity < 5% below 100°C

Linearized Output
    10mV/°C with 0.1°C range selected
    1mV/°C with 1°C range selected

Auxiliary Functions
    Via 9 pin D-Shell connector

Power Supply
    Model BAT-10  -   4 alkaline “C” cells
    Model BAT-10R  (rechargeable unit)  4Ni-Cads

    21.6 cm W × 9 cm H × 23 cm D

    1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)