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Re: Daco Temperature Gauge

Posted By: SVP Neon Equipment
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2013, at 8:00 a.m.

In Response To: Daco Temperature Gauge (Joe Gandalf)


> I have a digital temperature gauge (MN/KCF?)
> that was sold by Daco.(It looks like the EGL
> version is the same thing.) Does anyone have
> a manual for this? I basically need to know
> what the three trimpots located in the back
> are for. OK, I know they are for
> calibration, but I'm used to just 2: a zero
> and a span adjustment. The third pot is what
> confuses me. Two pots sit side-by-side, with
> the third located some distance away.

> Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Digivac made them for Daco, EGL and others. The last phone number I have for Digivac is 732-571-2300. That may no longer be good. Steve Collins owned the company, but I believe he sold it and retired, so the company may or may not still be around.

With that said, inexpensive digital instruments, such as the temperature gauge you have, as well as the similar looking digital vacuum gauges Daco and others sold, are not accurate in close proximity to a strong high voltage field. The EMF from the bombarder infiltrates the printed circuit board causing erroneous readouts. A good quality shielded analog meter is the best choice.

Mark


SVP Neon Equipment

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