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Heat transfer from a heated enclosure to a temp sensor in open air.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 #1
    Hello everybody,

    I am trying to figure out if a heated enclosures will effect my temperature readings from a temperature probe. As shown in the picture below, the arrow in the middle shows an enclosure 9"x7"x8" that has a 30 watt heater inside and a battery backup system 27"x 22" x 18" on the right that dissipates 200 watts. The temperature probe is on the far left. I want to find out with a variable wind speed how this heat dissipation will affect my atmospheric readings. In my opinion, there won't be a big difference, but I need some calculations to back this up. Thank you.
     

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