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The gloss meter uses 1 piece of AA-size battery. The typical battery life is around 58 hours (alkaline battery; without backlight and BlueTooth).
There are just 3 simple steps to perform gloss measurement:
1. Power on
Long press the “ON/OFF” button to switch on the gloss meter
There is a calibration board in the base holder of the gloss meter (shown above). Mount the gloss meter to the base holder and buckle it properly.
Short press the “Calibration” button. While the “CA” symbol is flashing, short press the “Calibration” again. The “CA” symbol disappears and the gloss meter is calibrated.
3. Gloss measurement
Take out the gloss meter from its base plate. Attach the measurement port (at the bottom of the gloss meter) to the surface to be measured. The gloss result is displayed on the screen, without pressing any button.
The following good practice practices are recommended:
Keep the calibration board and the lens in the measurement port clean.
Re-calibrate the gloss meter frequently.
Smartphone controlled gloss measurement
It is possible to perform online gloss measurement with a smartphone (both Android and iOS) via BlueTooth connection and store the gloss measurement results in the smartphone.
Shown above is a 50 mm diameter globe thermometer, with Class A 4-wire PT100 sensor. The model is Delta Ohm TP876.1.I. An alternative model with 150 mm diameter (TP875.1.I) is also available. Refer to the instrument datasheet for more information.
For the working principle of globe thermometers, please refer to this article.
With the 3 probes connected (globe thermometer probe, combined temperature & humidity probe, and air speed probe), it is possible to display either PMV/PPD results or WBGT (both indoor and outdoor) results, as shown below: