Four Tips for Picking NTC Thermistors

The market for thermistor temperature sensors is rather large, and so deciding on and buying proper devices can be difficult. Looking at a list of options can be daunting if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. Picking the wrong thermistor can lead to potential process failure and even shorts in the circuit breaker. What can someone do?

There are four different aspects of your process that need to be contemplated prior buying proper thermistors.

The most significant thing to think about is temperature range. This must be the first thing you think about. Thermistors can monitor temperatures from as low as -50 Celsius and as high as 250 Celsius. No thermistor will control the entire range, so you need a thermistor that is appropriate for the temperatures you will be specifically working with.

The range of accuracy is also incredibly important. Accuracy normally ranges somewhere between 0.05 and 0.20. Choosing thermistors with correct accuracy will all your thermistors to be more responsive, while also accurately displaying temperatures.

If you mean to use the device for extended periods of time, you must actively consider stability levels. Over time, a sensor can drift (this greatly depends on the materials, packaging, and construction).

Depending on how a thermistor is constructed, it can have excellent immunity from electrical noise. The products can be built to possess a high resistance through the initial switch-on process.

Be smart when purchasing thermistors. If you need more information about specific models and types, reach out for help today!

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