Thermocouple Laws

A German physician turned physicist named Thomas Johann Seebeck took two different metals, with one at a higher temperature than the other, and made a series circuit by joining them together to form a junction. He found that by doing so he was able to generate an electromotive force (emf). Emfs are voltages. Seebeck found…

RTD sensors

Different Types of Temperature Sensors and Its Applications

Contact Type Temperature Sensor The contact type temperature sensor is in physical contact with the substance or object. These sensors are used to measure the temperature of solids, liquids or gases. Non-contact Type Temperature Sensor Non-contact type temperature sensors are used to detect temperature by interrupting a part of the emitted IR energy of the…

Type T, Thermistor

All About Temperature Sensors: Thermistors, Thermocouples, and RTDs

Learn all about temperature sensors and each of their advantages and disadvantages. Temperature Sensors   Temperature sensors are among the most commonly used sensors. All types of equipment use temperature sensors, ranging from computers, cars, kitchen appliances, air conditioners, and (of course) home thermostats. The five most common types of temperature sensors include: Thermistor Thermocouple RTDs…

Temperature Sensors Uses

Four Main Contact Temperature-Sensing Devices

There are four main contact temperature-sensing devices available, divided in three families: thermocouples (self-generating sensors), resistance temperature detectors and thermistors (resistive sensors), and temperature-transducing ICs (PN or Semiconductive). These sensors translate the temperature into a reference voltage, resistance or current, which is then measured and processed and a numerical temperature value is computed. Types of…