Scythe Kama Thermo



The main aim of of this part of the review is purely to assess the Kama Thermo's accuracy according to a given tolerance...The tolerance in this case, happens to be +/- 1 degree C, according to Scythe's specifications. Because the Kama Thermo is essentially a digital thermometer, I shall be assessing it's accuracy using a regular glass-mercury type thermometer during the performance tests.

The tests I have chosen to assess the performance of the Kama Thermo are those of the ambient air temperature in my office and the temperatures present from within my PC case. Both the glass-mercury thermometer and Kama Thermo temperature probe will be positioned in exactly the same area as each other to prevent any reading ambiguities. The mercury-glass thermometer was allowed 5 mins to aclimatise to the surrounding temperatures.

Ambient temperatures

The readings for the Kama Thermo were right on the money as far as ambient temperatures were concerned.

Case temps Case temps

Temperature readings were consistant enough from the front of my case to fall within the given tolerance of +/- 1 deg C given by Scythe. I chose a particularly warm spot in my case - just above my dual MCP600 pumps, and the greatest deviance from the temperature readings was a tiny 0.8 of a degree. The Kama Thermo's temperature reading capacity is certainly sufficient enough for regular use.

Now that we've looked at the Kama Thermo in detail and assessed it's performance, let head onto the conclusion page to see just how well it scored in today's review.
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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2007, 09:12:33

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


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

25-02-2007, 09:57:31

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.Quote

25-02-2007, 20:04:19

Does what it says on the tin I spose.

Just doesn't say much on the tin Quote

26-02-2007, 02:22:49

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

26-02-2007, 08:18:07

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

26-02-2007, 08:22:25

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 Quote

26-02-2007, 08:26:48

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 Quote

26-02-2007, 08:33:59

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

26-02-2007, 08:38:27

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

26-02-2007, 09:26:59

or hardcore...erm...never mindQuote

26-02-2007, 09:43:43


/attempts to drag back on topicQuote

26-02-2007, 09:45:01

Originally Posted by name='Ham'

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

26-02-2007, 10:05:27

lol stop spamming my review thread. Thanks Ham Quote

25-03-2007, 11:23:05

Rofl trust dav0s to lower the tone.Quote

28-09-2007, 18:32:50

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.Quote

28-09-2007, 19:59:14

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.Quote

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