How to Read K5M Capacitor Values

Capacitors act as temporary batteries. They store an electric charge, but are incapable of creating one of their own. A capacitor’s storage capability is measured in farads and is called capacitance. One farad is a very large charge and few capacitors have that capacity. Most capacitors are measured in microfarads or in picofarads. The markings…

Types of Thermocouples with Temperature Ranges & Color Codes

Types of Thermocouples with Temperature Ranges & Color Codes Thermocouple can be defined as a sensor or device which is used for sensing or measuring temperature. The thermocouples are consisting of two metals or wires and the metals are known as legs. Both legs are welded together so as to create two junctions. Temperature is measured in these junctions…

How to Calibrate a Thermocouple

A thermocouple can be any junction between two different metals and may be used to measure temperature. Each metal produces a different electrical potential that varies according to changes in temperature. This rate of change is different for each of the metals in the thermocouple, so a thermocouple produces a voltage that increases with temperature.…