convectron

convectron

[kən′vek‚trän]
(engineering)
An instrument for indicating deviation from the vertical which is based on the principle that the convection from a heated wire depends strongly on its inclination; it consists of a Y-shaped tube, each of whose arms contains a wire forming part of a bridge circuit.
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If you want an economical gauge and don't mind getting within 15 to 20% of the true reading near 1,000 torr, then you may want the Series 375 Convectron from GranvillePhillips, Boulder, Colo.
Features include compatibility with existing CONVECTRON Gauges, wide measurement and five-year warranty.