Electronic Temperature Instruments has refreshed the design of its SuperFast Thermapen thermometer.
Version 4 of the model measures food temperatures between -49.9 to 299.9°C, displayed using a 360° self-rotating display which automatically turns so the user can read the thermometer in any position – in either hand, left or right.
The Thermapen 4 senses when it’s dark and turns on its backlight to make it easier to read in poorly lit areas or complete darkness. Users can also touch the sensor window to make the display light up.
The thermometer is powered by a single AAA battery with a life expectancy of 3,000 hours in normal use. Both low battery and open circuit (broken probe) are displayed, when applicable.
The motion-sensing sleep mode automatically turns the Thermapen 4 on or off when the user picks it up or puts it down, in order to maximise battery life. It also switches to sleep mode when it is put down, and switches off when the probe is closed.
The plastic casing is washable and includes a ‘Biomaster’ additive that is said to reduce bacterial growth. The ergonomic rubber seal is designed to minimise the risk of the ingress of water, dust or food.
As well as being waterproof to IP66/67, it is said to be a fast reading contact thermometer, with the true temperature of a product claimed to be tested in 3 seconds.
The Thermapen 4 incorporates a reduced tip, stainless steel, penetration probe (Ø3.3 x 110mm) that folds back through 180° into the side of the instrument when not in use.
Each unit is supplied with a traceable certificate of calibration. Priced at £50 each exclusive of VAT, it is available in 10 colours.