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2HOT Thermometer
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Probodobodyne Inc.
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 900.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Engineering 101.png Engineering 101
Unlock cost 2500 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration sensorThermometer
Experiment Temperature Scan
Electricity required 0.0075 ⚡/s

  1. 1.0 1.1 The mass and drag are from the part config, but the game handles it massless/dragless.

The 2HOT Thermometer displays temperature to 5 significant figures when activated and right-clicked. There is no unit shown but it is assumed to be Kelvin. In career mode, it is available with Engineering 101, at level 2 of the technology tree.

Usage

The temperature rises while engines are firing. No methods are known to reduce temperature except, of course, to go to space or to stop firing the engines, though this can be mitigated by attaching Radiator panels or Thermal control systems . The 2HOT also measures the ambient temperature. This can be used to determine atmosphere temperatures. Sunlight will affect the measured temperature, but not in a consistent manner; being in the shade can cause a thermometer to give lower read-outs, but getting close to Kerbol does not raise the temperature.

While active, the thermometer drains 0.0075 electric charge per second (0.45 ⚡/min, 27 ⚡/hr).

The 2HOT can be used to earn science while distant from a celestial body, and it will continue to tell the temperature. Science can be generated by the 2HOT as long as the craft is within the sphere of influence of the celestial body and works if it is in a vacuum, like the PresMat Barometer.

Product description

This thermometer is definetely not a store-bought model with some wires stuck to it. Warranty void if an engineer admits it's actually a store-bought model with some wires stuck to it.

Probodobodyne Inc.

Changes

1.2
  • Changed tech from Basic Science to Engineering 101.
0.23.5
  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
0.22
  • Added functionality
0.18
  • Initial release