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10K Temperature Sensor (Thermistor)
A 10K temperature sensor (also known as a thermistor) is a type of resistor that changes its resistance value in response to changes in temperature. The "10K" refers to its resistance value at a temperature of 25°C, which is 10,000 ohms. Thermistors are commonly used in temperature sensing and control applications because of their high sensitivity and fast response time. They are often preferred over other temperature sensors such as thermocouples and RTDs because they are smaller, cheaper, and easier to use. There are two main types of thermistors: negative temperature coefficient (NTC) and positive temperature coefficient (PTC). NTC thermistors have a resistance that decreases as the temperature increases, while PTC thermistors have a resistance that increases as the temperature increases.
Thermistors are inexpensive, easily-obtainable temperature sensors. They are easy to use and adaptable. Circuits with thermistors can have reasonable output voltages - not the millivolt outputs thermocouples have. Because of these qualities, thermistors are widely used for simple temperature measurements. They're not used for high temperatures, but in the temperature ranges where they work they are widely used.
- Temperature control in HVAC systems
- Temperature measurement in medical equipment
- Temperature measurement in industrial processes
- Temperature measurement in automotive systems
- Temperature measurement in environmental monitoring
- Temperature measurement in consumer electronics.
- 1 x 10K Temperature Sensor (Thermistor)
|Resistance at 25 degrees C||10K +- 1%|
|Thermal cooling time constant||<= (in air) 20 seconds|
|Thermistor temperature range||-55 °C to 125 °C|
|Dimensions||3 x 1 x 1cms|
1.What is a 10K temperature sensor (thermistor)?
- A 10K temperature sensor (also known as a thermistor) is a type of resistor that changes its resistance value in response to changes in temperature. The "10K" refers to its resistance value at a temperature of 25°C, which is 10,000 ohms.
2.How does a 10K temperature sensor (thermistor) work?
- A thermistor works by changing its resistance value in response to changes in temperature. When the temperature increases, the resistance of an NTC thermistor decreases, while the resistance of a PTC thermistor increases. This change in resistance can be measured using a circuit, and the temperature can be determined based on the resistance value using a lookup table or mathematical model.
3.What are some common applications for 10K temperature sensors (thermistors)?
- Some common applications for 10K temperature sensors (thermistors) include temperature control in HVAC systems, temperature measurement in medical equipment, temperature measurement in industrial processes, temperature measurement in automotive systems, temperature measurement in environmental monitoring, and temperature measurement in consumer electronics.