Scythe Kama Thermo

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Kama Thermo bundle Kama Thermo rear

The Scythe Kama Thermo bundle is minimal; simply including a 4-pin molex connector and the Kama Thermo with built in temperature probe. On the rear of the unit you can see where the connector fits in for running the unit from a dedicated power source (PSU). The battery compartment comes with a pre-loaded battery (type - LR44).

Kama Thermo internals Kama Thermo screen

Removing the Kama Thermo from it's case there isn't a lot to see; simply a printed circuit board, battery housing and LCD screen with backlight. The temperature probe features a hint of sleeving...nice touch! The Kama Thermo also has little plastic lugs on the side to enable a snug fit, if you want to mod it into one of your drive bay covers.

Thermal probe sleeving Kama Thermo plastic lugs

The blue backlight only works when using the 4-pin molex, but it is extremely vibrant.

Kama Thermo backlight Kama Thermo backlight

Now that we've had a look at the Kama Thermo in detail, let's see how well it performs.

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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2007, 09:12:33

PV5150
Looking for something different when it comes to monitoring temps? Scythe may have the answer...

Link

This is the first of a two part review, the second will follow shortly.

25-02-2007, 09:57:31

Rastalovich
Used to love goofing around with these things, pushing them to see if the ranges were true. (physics >.<)

I`d like to see it`s sensor in a block of ice, with mercury thermo, to see if it`ll hold up.

.. and also see what happens when it goes past it`s ceiling into 100 deg water, also alongside a mercury thermo.

Seems to me tho, the price is below the similar looking diy kits u can get from Maplins. Plus of course, u don`t have to make it.

25-02-2007, 20:04:19

FarFarAway
Does what it says on the tin I spose.

Just doesn't say much on the tin

26-02-2007, 02:22:49

PV5150
Yeah, tis true. It didn't pretend to be anything it wasn't, plain and simple

26-02-2007, 08:18:07

Caroline
Scythe is also a hardcore producer from Perth, Australia who I met the other night. Damn I thought you guys were talking about him lolol

26-02-2007, 08:22:25

llwyd
Yes, we also had several medieval farmers and fans of the grim reaper making a similar mistake but this IS a computer enthusiast forum. 99% of the threads are solely to do with computers

26-02-2007, 08:26:48

Caroline
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
Yes, we also had several medieval farmers and fans of the grim reaper making a similar mistake but this IS a computer enthusiast forum. 99% of the threads are solely to do with computers
Well I'd like to think some of you people like hardcore

26-02-2007, 08:33:59

equk
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='BabyDollQt'
Well I'd like to think some of you people like hardcore
happy hardcore dance music or hardcore metal

26-02-2007, 08:38:27

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='equk'
happy hardcore dance music or hardcore metal
or oldskool hardcore or hardcore house...

26-02-2007, 09:26:59

Dav0s
or hardcore...erm...never mind

26-02-2007, 09:43:43

Ham
*sigh*

/attempts to drag back on topic

26-02-2007, 09:45:01

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
*sigh*

/attempts to drag back on topic
^ future mod in the making.

26-02-2007, 10:05:27

PV5150
lol stop spamming my review thread. Thanks Ham

25-03-2007, 11:23:05

!TIMMY!
Rofl trust dav0s to lower the tone.

28-09-2007, 18:32:50

sciasg
I know it's a little late, but I was wondering if both the temperature sensor and the backlight can work with only the 4 pin power, without the battery. Or does the battery have to be installed and have 4 pin power for the backlight and display. I bought one of these, and tried to operate it without the battery and just the 4 pin power and it didn't work. Just the backlight lit up. Thanks.

28-09-2007, 19:59:14

PV5150
As far as I know the battery is for backup purposes only. So with power coming from the 4-pin molex it should still work...lemme check for you and report back.
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