Exposure to high humidity
Posted: 21.06.2023 15:15
Modified: 01.03.2024 05:48
My aranet4 device was exposed to high humidity (up to 89%) during attempt to recallibrate in outdoor air overnight. The temperature reading at the time was between 7 - 10 degrees C.
Is this level of humidity likely to have damaged the device or to affect the readings it gives?
Posted: 22.06.2023 10:35
Humidity and temperature readings do not affect other readings, nor do any other readings.
And this level of humidity cannot damage the humidity sensor, but theoretically, it can damage the electrical part of Aranet4. If you are very worried, I would recommend that you remove the batteries and keep the device in a dry place for one day. This should be enough to dry the sensor to an acceptable level.
Posted: 13.12.2023 08:03
You write that humidity and temperature readings don not affect other readings. How is this to be understood? I thought that the CO2 reading shown by the device takes humidity, temperature and air pressure into account. Living at 750 m, I would appreciate especially the integration of air pressure.
Posted: 13.12.2023 11:36
Our humidity and temperature readings are not taken into account when doing the CO2 measurment. But in the specified T and RH range, their impact on the measurement is negligible
The device takes into account the air pressure measurements when doing a manual calibration. After a manual calibration at a different air pressure, a compensation algorithm is used. If you have done a manual calibration at your height, then you should be all good.
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