Thermistor Basics and Residential Applications

When we use the word thermistor, we’re combing the words ‘thermal’ and ‘resistor’ (as in electrical resistance). In short, thermistors are electronic components that resist or allow the flow of electrical current depending on temperature-based parameters. While thermistors have, literally, thousands of commercial applications, they are also quite commonly found in the home. Many of the modern conveniences that we take for granted rely on heat sensing components to perform safely and as designed.


Something as common as the digital thermostat on the wall requires the accurate, temperature sensing abilities delivered by a thermistor. Other common locations where heat sensing devices can be found are items that include, but are not limited to:

We make a wide variety of top quality and priced-right thermistors for numerous residential applications. To learn much more, contact us anytime!

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