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Do you happen to know how hot is the hot water or how cold is the cold water coming out from a water dispenser that you have at the home or office? Well, the temperatures of the hot and cold water can differ, but often they are either too cold or too hot to normally drink right away, so you might have to mix both to get the right temperature. We took a thermal image of two cups that were just filled with hot and with cold water from a water dispenser and you can see the results yourself. The temperature of the hot water cup on the left is around 80 degrees Celsius while the temperature of the cold water cup on the right is just about 5 degrees Celsius. This makes the hot water at a good temperature to make a tea with it and the cold water temperature for a refreshing drink in the summer for example.


The portable propane-butane gas heaters provide large volumes of instant heat that can be used to heat larger spaces in a very cost effective and efficient way as opposed to other means of heating. They are compact and fuel efficient and provide a lot of power that can quickly heat larger areas, but they do come with a drawback – they are suitable for areas with good ventilation. If you do not ventilate the room well using a portable gas heater may lead to deficiency in oxygen supply and that can e dangerous for your health. On the thermal image above you can see a portable propane-butane gas heater in operation and as you can see the combustion zone is the hottest part with around 200 degrees Celsius with pretty much all the rest remaining at about room level temperatures. The propane-butane gas container may form some ice on the surface as it may get pretty cold when the gas heater is in use, look at the bottom part of the gas container where the temperature gets lower.


Wireless routers are something very common nowadays in many homes as it is very convenient and affordable way to share the Internet connection to multiple devices at home or in the office. Most home WiFi devices, especially the ones that are very affordable priced and targeted at consumers, are often designed for low to moderate loads and if they are overloaded they often start to overheat and cause you connection trouble. So it is wise to keep an eye on the load of your wireless router and it it starts causing you trouble to check if it is overheating due to being overloaded for longer periods of time due to multiple devices using it all the time. On the thermal image of an Asus 300 Mbps wireless router above you can see a device that is used by just two computers and a tablet and is in normal operating conditions. Do note however that the thermal image is of the top of the WiFi router and even though it may be at normal temperature, the actual chips on the mainboard of the device will have a higher operating temperature for sure. If checking for an overheating router you should check the temperature of the components inside of the device as the temperature there could be a problem, not the one on the outside of the device.