For reasons not entirely clear, environmental product documentation—especially data sheets on environmental instrumentation—have deteriorated over the years. Back in the day, it seemed as if the people who wrote the technical specs of instruments actually knew what they were talking about.
These days, though, it is to laugh or despair. Take your pick.
Ironically, it matters not how large or prestigious the company might be that is promulgating this material. Overall, the quality of the documentation, uh, stinks.
In one recent case, accuracy, linearity, and repeatability were conflated in a manner that beggars description. I won't mention the name of the company, but it is very large and very well known.
Therefore, I highly recommend our Knowledge Base articles on
The articles can get a bit technical at times, but trust me, they're worth the effort.