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Where to buy 'A' style clip for temperature probe?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hi All

Last summer I got myself a ThermoPro TP-08 to measure my temperatures. It came with a funny sort of clip for the Oven probe that doesn't work very well, so I got myself and 'A' style clip (as above) which was much better, I've since misplaced this and want to buy another but I'm struggling to find anywhere to get one from, does anyone know of anywhere?

 

This was what I purchased before but is currently unavailable:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LP7ZPH0/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_YwotzbYHSRGE3

 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 26

Here is one from ETI on sale through Complete Safety Supplies £2.50 + £4.50 p&p

 

https://www.completesafetysupplies.co.uk/temperature-monitoring-c18/temperature-probes-c1/eti-chefalarm-ambient-air-temperature-probe-p1194/s6363?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=eti-chefalarm-stainless-steel-clip-probe-option-stainless-steel-cli-probe-option-stainless-steel-clip-830-530&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&gclid=CjwKEAjw-LLKBRCdhqmwtYmX93kSJAAORDM65Ki_NHFEoZ-OxNM9scvChY2dVUeTlmMO0PCaqmkX_hoCKVrw_wcB

 

I cannot see them on the ETI web site itself ( https://thermometer.co.uk/ ) but you might like to give them a call on 01903 202151 as they may be cheaper there.

post #3 of 26

Hi Scott. I have a spare that I can let you have Thumbs Up

post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 

That would be smashing, cheers Wade. thumb1.gif

 

I will also give ETI a call when I get a minute to see how much they might charge for future reference...

post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by valve90210 View Post
 

Hi All

Last summer I got myself a ThermoPro TP-08 to measure my temperatures. It came with a funny sort of clip for the Oven probe that doesn't work very well, so I got myself and 'A' style clip (as above) which was much better, I've since misplaced this and want to buy another but I'm struggling to find anywhere to get one from, does anyone know of anywhere?

 

This was what I purchased before but is currently unavailable:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LP7ZPH0/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_YwotzbYHSRGE3

 

 

Thanks



Hi mate, just wondering how you're getting on with the TP-08? Is it serving you well? I ordered one last night but it's gonna take a while to arrive from China. Booooo! I hate waiting lol

post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Stuarty84 View Post
 



Hi mate, just wondering how you're getting on with the TP-08? Is it serving you well? I ordered one last night but it's gonna take a while to arrive from China. Booooo! I hate waiting lol

 

Hi

 

I've found it really good actually, tis a little fiddly to set up initially if you want to setup the temperature alarms etc but otherwise is simple enough.

The probes might be a bit fragile, I'e only used it a handful of times and I've already had to have a replacement BBQ probe sent out to me, though to give them their due they did so without any fuss and a very quickly too.

post #7 of 26

I just bought a two probe thermometer (the inkbird, thanks for the suggestion @Wade) and I'll need to find a clip like this too. Doesn't look like there are any Amazon or Ebay sellers so I might have to pick up one of those ETI ones as well. Almost looks like you could make one with an old meter ruler and a drill!

post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 

My inkbird came with an A clip in the package... :)

post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by valve90210 View Post
 

My inkbird came with an A clip in the package... :)

oh sweet! It's not listed as being in the package, nor is it pictured in any of the product photos. I'll hold fire and see if it's included with mine too!

 

Cheers

post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 

I was pleasantly surprised to find it came with one.  :)

post #11 of 26

I recently bought one of the Inkbirds to review too and it came with a clip as well

post #12 of 26

I was a little worried about getting replacement probes for the Inkbird as they are obviously a proprietary probe. Inkbird customer services have confirmed that they are, indeed, proprietary but they also sent me a link for ordering spare probes - £7.99.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071R4FRTD/ref=twister_B06X91NG76?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

When I just looked it said "Only 6 left in stock" but I guess they will be getting more.

post #13 of 26

I use a clothespin with a hole drilled though the ends you squeeze.  I needed a clip for grate temps and I needed it NOW!  It worked so I never got around to replacing it

post #14 of 26

A great work around - points for lateral thinking Thumbs Up

post #15 of 26

How long do you expect these probes to last? You can never guess the longevity of some of these companies so I'm wondering if it's worth picking up a few spares to keep in the cupboard just in case they go under!

post #16 of 26

Did your box look like this:

 

post #17 of 26

Picking mine up tomorrow!

 

[update] Yep, looks the same as yours and has the clip. Saves me trying to find one :)


Edited by reti - 7/20/17 at 4:16am
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Okie362 View Post

I use a clothespin with a hole drilled though the ends you squeeze.  I needed a clip for grate temps and I needed it NOW!  It worked so I never got around to replacing it

That's a brilliant idea!
My TP-08 arrived yesterday - a lot quicker than I expected - only 13 days rather than the stated 20 to 40 days. But as stated by someone else, the triangle shaped clip that comes with is useless. I might try some pulled pork over the weekend so don't have time to wait on a new clip arriving. Clothes peg it's going to be!
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 

I might give the clothes peg idea a try too, sounds like a great plan.


On a related note, does anyone know the diameter of the probes? I'm looking at sourcing some high temperature heat shrink to protect the wire entry point on the probes but need to know what diameter shrink I'd need.

 

I can measure when I get home but then won't be able to contact the company I'm looking at for over a week as I'm going away, so if anyone could help I'd be able to contact them today. Ta muchly.

post #20 of 26
I've spent a while in work here looking up those A shaped clips and it seems they are next to impossible to find, unless you want to import them from America at stupid prices...
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Originally Posted by valve90210 View Post

I might give the clothes peg idea a try too, sounds like a great plan.



On a related note, does anyone know the diameter of the probes? I'm looking at sourcing some high temperature heat shrink to protect the wire entry point on the probes but need to know what diameter shrink I'd need.

I can measure when I get home but then won't be able to contact the company I'm looking at for over a week as I'm going away, so if anyone could help I'd be able to contact them today. Ta muchly.
Just under 4mm mate. If you got 5mm shrink tube that shrinks at 2:1 ratio I would imagine it to be a lovely fit. Post of photo if and when you get it done!
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