Introduction to Thermocouple Wire
OMEGA Engineering Singapore
Connectors, Wire, Thermocouple
Thermocouple wire is used to measure the temperature electronically. Two wires of different metal joined together at the sensing end to measure the temperature. Low voltage signal is measured in thermocouple by using wire from the point of sensing to the point of cold junction compensation (cjc end). Different combination of metal wires are used in different thermocouple types such as J, K, T, E, etc. The four most common types are J, K, T and E.
There are high temperature thermocouples R and S. Each type has a different sensitivity (gain), linearity, temperature range and environment, although the maximum temperature varies with the diameter of the wire used in the thermocouple. Thermocouple type defines the temperature range, the maximum range is also limited by the diameter of the thermocouple wire. Get better understanding on Thermocouple Wire.
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