Failure Mechanisms of Thermistors

A thermistor can be defined as a specialized resistor that is designed to be highly thermally sensitive. Although exhibiting many characteristics, performance is based on the device changing electrical resistance as temperature changes. It can be used to:

A thermistor’s resistance will be determined by the absolute temperature.

Considering the number of characteristics, it is no wonder why thermistors are used in so many applications and industries. The devices, although small, are essential for optimal performance of larger systems. If a thermistor malfunctions, it could alter the performance of other devices. Common failures include:

Identifying and replacing broken thermistors will help to prevent secondary damage to other systems. At Sensor Scientific, we have a full-line of thermistors to help keep your business moving.