A Thermocouple is a sensor used to measure temperature. Thermocouples consist of two wire legs made from different metals. The wires legs are welded together at one end, creating a junction. This junction is where the temperature is measured. When the junction experiences a change in temperature, a voltage is created. The voltage can then be interpreted using thermocouple reference tables to calculate the temperature.
The type K is the most common type of thermocouple. It’s inexpensive, accurate, reliable, and has a wide temperature range.
- Thread Diameter: 6mm
- Internal Insulation: Fiberglass
- External Shielding: Metal Shield
- Fork Terminal Spacing: 3.5mm