New ultrasound device made to measure gas levels
A new gadget has been created which could help caravanners determine how much gas is left in their canisters, outandaboutlive.co.uk reports.
The days of heading out on holiday without knowing how much gas is left in your canister could be over thanks to a new invention that makes measuring easier and more accurate.
Built by Truma, the Level-Check is a torch-shaped device is held to the side of the canister and uses ultrasound to give an accurate reading of how much is left inside. The device is portable so can be packed away in the caravan and used before you head out or on the campsites themselves.
The Level-Check's ultrasound penetrates the canister and will show a green light if there is gas there, or a red light if there's not. Users can then move the device up or down to see just where the level is.
Level-Check can work on both propane and butane canisters, whether they are made from steel or aluminium. The canisters must, however, measure between 200mm and 350mm for it to work effectively.
Speaking to caravantimes.co.uk of their device, Truma's product manager Nicholas Toomer explained how the LED system "means it is very easy to establish how full the gas cylinder is.
"The ultrasound measurement makes it very precise and reliable," he added. "It is a great help when camping or enjoying outdoor activities, for example when barbecuing with gas."