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Temperature Sensor with Cerbo GX and touch 50

Hi, I'm using a temperature sensor (ASS000001000) connected to the Victron Cerbo GX to measure the ambient temperature in one of the cargo bays in my vehicle. Two questions:

1) How do I configure the Victron Cerbo GX to show Fahrenheit instead of Celsius on the Touch 50?

2) The sensor is showing about 5 degrees higher than measured with other temperature devices. Probably because of its placement. Is there a way to adjust the display so it will display the actual ambient temperature? I would like to keep the sensor it its current place.

Thank you!

David

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wkirby answered ·

It is possible to apply an offset and to scale the value.
Select your temperature device from the device list:
Temperature sensor -> Setup ->
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So:
1) A workaround if you still like to use °F. Apply an offset of 32 and then apply a scale factor of 1.8 to make the number represent °F
Alas is still shows the units as °C but the numeric value will be °F which should be more familiar to you.

2) As with almost any contact type thermometer, it can only measure the temperature of whatever it is in contact with, it cannot guess the temperature of some other location.
Again, you could adjust the offset value to compensate, but it will only be accurate if the measured temperature and the temperature of the other location track each other by the same offset value, which is unlikely.


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davidcolemandc answered ·

Thank you wkirby! How do I offset the value of the sensor to compensate? My screen shows different than yours.

This is what I have:

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What firmware version is your Cerbo running?
My one is on v2.60
I don't remember which firmware version these offset options became available in, but I suspect your firmware version is older than what I am running.

I'm on v2.62~7

Build date/time: 20201217141715

Ah, sorry, my mistake. You need to be a Superuser to have access to those settings.
Set your access level to Superuser:
https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:root_access#set_access_level_to_superuser

YES!!! That worked! Thank you so much. I now see a temperature I can relate to and it measures truer to the ambient temp. Thanks again!