I dunno if theyre RTDs or thermistor or thermocouple? meat doohickey might be a thermistor.
There's a buncha different ways to measure temperature, and different chemistry/metallurgy between thermocouple types.
The nice thing with thermocouples is they're linear with temperature. so if you've got a sensor setup for a J type but using a K type thermocouple it'll read an incorrect value, but be off by a fixed percentage that's easy to look up.
And either way if you've got a number that varies with temperature, you can just line it up and figure out what T it reads at say 400F actual.
like even if it said 100 at 400F, most of the time all anyone uses a temp gauge for is an over/under or close to a max of 400F or w/e. if your misreading reader says you're over 100, that's same response to a trailtech hitting 400. the actual number is pretty arbitrary anyway.
Another quick side by side test you can do is check that both read exactly 212 in boiling water or exactly 32 in ice water. as long as theres ice in the water and it's equilibrated, all the water should be exactly 32, same at boiling at 212. NEAT
thanks jbot for ever pushing the envelopes around (edited)