Maverick ET 732 wireless distance

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by bdalemauger, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. bdalemauger

    bdalemauger Newbie

    My maverick is about 3 yrs old and has never had a good range, anybody else have this problem? my remote is about 15ft  away and sitting in a window and still looses the signal every so often. New batteries, direct line of sight, I tried it all. Is the 733 much better?
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My 732 is of a similar age.  Are there any other emission sources around?  I notice that my remote will drop the signal if I am sitting next to any of my networked computers or the central Wi-Fi box.  Once it is 2-3 feet away, the signal picks up again.   
  3. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My 732 kicks ass, I am still on a set of batteries from I can't remember when. The unit is about the same age as yours. Last year I walked over to my neighbors house 300+ feet (line of sight) with my smoker going and it still held a signal, I could visually see the smoker, but I was impressed it worked that far away.

    Maybe like NB said, are you getting any RF interference?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have two 732's. The 5 year old white one, no issues. The 3 year old Black one will drop the signal once or twice in 10 hours, 25 feet from the transmitter. I don't worry because it will reconnect in 30-60 seconds by itself. I think the satellite scans the CIA uses to track my current NJ position is the cause, but I'm not the Paranoid type...JJ 
  5. bdalemauger

    bdalemauger Newbie

    I am about 25ft from my computer and modem, the reciever is inside the window that faces the smoker with the transmitter hanging on the side of the smoker that's about 15ft from the window. brand new batteries in both. It never has been able to keep a signal very well.  Disappointed.
  6. cuebiz

    cuebiz Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I've had 2 732's, and both would not keep a signal in my computer room (opposite corner of a smaller house). I recently bought the 733 from AMAZEN website, and have used it a few times without a signal loss yet. Now I've ordered another one. This will be here Mon. I also have the IGrill 2, and that one also has trouble keeping a signal in my situation. The 733 seems to have a stronger RF. Hope this info helps.  Dave
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  7. cuebiz

    cuebiz Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I will also add the fact that the bells and warnings on the 733 are worthless to me. All I want is temp readings, so I maxed all the settings out so that I won't here them go off. It will remember those settings and now it is just like the 732 with better signal.  Dave
  8. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I would not want to know what your smokin over there JJ if the CIA is on to you!

    Once they gather enough intel with the satellite scans they will send the black helicopters... I'd be on the lookout if I were you.  [​IMG]
  9. amlong88

    amlong88 Meat Mopper

    I purchased a 732 a few months ago and it has worked great. I'm able to be in the front yard with it and get a signal. When i purchased it the fellow at the bbq shop said that maverick had worked out the bugs of the 732 recently.
  10. dirtydog

    dirtydog Newbie

    As I read this thread I want to tell everybody this what I have been coming up against as I gather my equipment for my first smoker. Which thermometer to buy has been a real headache. What has been a great thermometer to one person has not been good for another. I have read reviews on many sites. I like to spend my money once. Even if it is a little more then I wanted. If it does not break and lasts I have saved.
  11. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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  12. dirtydog

    dirtydog Newbie

    Thanks Smokin Phil for your input. I am going to purchase the 732. I think I was looking for "perfect" thermometer in the reviews. If you buy good product, take care of it, and read the direction the product you buy will last. 
  13. lonestarmedic

    lonestarmedic Smoke Blower

    I will also say the 732 is an excellent unit. My smoker can be about 200 feet from the receiver at times. There are 2 walls between. It will continue to

    work well. I put the smoker under my carport area of the garage. Then go to bed and put the receiver on the nightstand. I am sure the 733 is the same RF

    system with more settings. I am like many here, I want a chamber high and low, and a meat temperature. So the 732 is perfect.

    I just purchased the igrill2 on the Amazon deal. Will be interesting to see if I keep it or send it back. I am sure it will not have the same reach as the Maverick.

    I hope it does a good line of site from the smoker to the windowsill in the house. My reason for the igrill2 is the multiple probes. I often load the smoker up

    with different meats or multiple briskets. And in the vertical smoker the temperatures do vary top to bottom.

  14. The only issues I have is the probes keep going bad and at $19 each it has become an expensive unit to have . Other than that my range is really good..
  15. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    Same here! As far as signal no issues have been 300 plus away
  16. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also have a couple well aged 732 units.  Once in awhile I might lose signal to the receiver when I'm out in the front yard, about 250' away but typically they are pretty reliable.
  17. I'm not real sure that the signal will hold constant through a double pane window or patio door. I do lose the signal just 20 ft away but the remote is usually sitting on an outside corner wall where the puter is! I put it on a stool right next to the window and have no problem.
    As for me, I just like the fact that I can come inside for a while when smoking!
  18. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have 3 x 732s and a 733. The oldest 732 is about 4 years old and it still quite happily holds a signal over 60+ feet from the bottom of my garden through two sets of glass and into my living room.

    I have had to replace a couple of probes over the years as water has got into the cable joint - but now the probes are available with waterproof seals which should stop that problem.
  19. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I own the ET-733. It has a 300 ft. range. I can set up my smoker in front of my house or in the backyard and still monitor the temps from anywhere inside my home. In the 3+ years I've used it I've never had the receiver lose contact with the transmitter.
  20. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    I just ordered the ET-732. It should be here Sunday and I can't wait to give it a go.

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