Differences Between Glass Probe and Glass Bead Thermistors

Glass probe thermistors are best suited in applications that require high stability and ruggedness. Four standard outer diameters give manufacturers the ease and flexibility to easily place thermistors into the design of a product. In many cases, other probes can compromise the housing design and the successful use of the thermistor. Although used for many different reasons, typically applications include:

Glass probes have many beneficial features, which is why they are so frequently used. They have superior stability when compared to other sensors, are robustly constructed and are hermetically sealed.

If glass probes do not fit your application needs, consider small glass bead thermistors. These beads offer small size and are known for their fast-thermal response time. They are very sensitive to both voltage and current changes. Typical applications for these devices include:

Deciding between glass and bead thermistors offer many options, and as such, purchases should be made with care and consideration. Our team of engineers can help you narrow down your choices.