How to test your Thermistors

There is little room for flexibility when it comes to temperature sensing needs. Testing thermistors are essential to ensure that they are optimally working or not. Testing sensors before use can help your application run smoothly. To properly test a thermistor, both NTC and PTC versions, an individual will need:NTC thermistor

Testing an NTC thermistor is slightly different from testing the PTC version.

NTC thermistors have their resistance decreased when the temperature increases. The steps include:

For a PTC thermistor, you will follow the same first two steps. When applying heat during the third stage, you should look to see if the resistance steadily rises.

Using faulty thermistors will hinder and stop applications from being performed. Testing your gear will help ensure that your products work.


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