Xikar PuroTemp
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XIKAR has announced the new PuroTemp Wireless Hygrometer System. This is a new accessory that allows cigar enthusiasts to monitor humidity and temperature inside a humidor without having to open them.

According to XIKAR, the system is capable of providing readings for up to three separate units located within a 60 foot range.  XIKAR has the system does not require any calibration.

The system allows cigar enthusiasts to configure alerts for high or low conditions when temperature and humidity is not in an optimal/configured range.  These alerts are delivered either through visual lights or audio beeps.

“XIKAR is thrilled to introduce another humidification product that makes this hobby stress-free and more user-friendly,” said Kurt Van Keppel, CEO and Founder of XIKAR in an announcement made by the company.  “The PuroTemp Hygrometer System takes the guess work out of storing your cigars, without even having to leave your seat,” continued Mr. Van Keppel.

Xikar also mentions another benefit to having the PuroTemp system is to reduce fluctuations in humidity and temperature caused by opening a humidor.

An initial kit includes a base monitoring unit as well as a remote sensor that is used in the humidor.  An additional two sensors can be added to be monitored by the base unit.

The unit supports a temperature range of –13 to 140 °F (–25 to 60 °C) and a humidity range of 20% to 95% RH. The system has an accuracy of +/ 2% for temperature and  +/- .1 °C.