The Mantis Stainless Steel Temperature Probe technical specifications are:
- Temperature Range: 0⁰ C to 100⁰ C
- Maximum Temperature before damage: 120⁰ C
- 16-bit resolution with self-calibrating AFE
- Temperature sensor: PT100
- Accuracy: ±1°C
- Response time (time for 90% change in reading): 15 seconds (in water, with stirring)
- Still Air is a poor conductor of Heat and probe can take in excess of several minutes to reach steady state with the ambient environment.
- Probe dimensions: Probe length (handle plus body): 150 mm
- Stainless steel body: length 115mm, diameter 6.5mm
- Probe handle: length 35 cm, diameter 16mm
The Mantis Stainless Steel Temperature Probe can be used to measure temperature in many of your science projects. The probe is very robust but a few situations should be avoided with the temperature probe:
- NEVER submerge the plastic sensor end in any liquid as it is not waterproof
- NEVER exceed the 120⁰ C maximum temperature or you may permanently damage the probe
- NEVER leave the temperature sensor in a strong base solution for more than 48 hours
- NEVER leave the temperature sensor in a strong acid solution for more than the limits stated in the exposure time chart below
- Exposure to strong acids, bases or saltwater will cause the stainless steel to become discolored. This does not affect the performance of the temperature probe.
Some things you should do:
- ALWAYS wash the temperature probe after ever use
- ALWAYS keep the plastic end of the sensor dry
- ALWAYS follow the storage recommendations for the temperature sensor
The Stainless Steel Temperature Probe is ideal for experiments in the chemistry lab, biology lab or physics lab. The probe is also ideal in gathering data outside of a lab situation!
- Measuring weather
- Measuring rates of chemical reactions (endothermic and exothermic)
- Measuring specific heat
- Measuring insulation effects
To connect the Temperature probe to the Mantis Unit, you will need the Mantis Unit powered ON and the Temperature probe. Make sure no other sensors are plugged into the blue colored port on the Mantis Unit.
Step 1 – Locate the blue colored port for the Mantis Unit.
Step 2 – Locate the alignment arrow on the Temperature probe connection end.
Step 3 – Gently connect the Temperature sensor to the blue colored port on the Mantis Unit with the alignment arrow aligned correctly with the sensor port. Make sure the pins and index arrow are correctly aligned, as damage may occur if the connectors are not aligned properly.
Step 4 – Firmly connect the Temperature sensor to the blue colored port on the Mantis Unit when the alignment has been achieved. The Temperature sensor is now ready to be used to collect your data!
How to download the Mantis App for the iPad
You can download the Mantis App by clicking below –
Or you can paste the link below into your web browser-
You will be presented with the apple iTunes store, with the Mantis platform App ready to download! Click the download button to start your download. Follow the on screen directions in order to download the app.
Once you have downloaded the Mantis App, there are several FAQ’s on how to create an account and maximize your user experience with the Mantis Platform! Have fun with the exciting Mantis platform!