Glossary Definition for Thermocouple

Glossary Term: Thermocouple 

Definition

A temperature sensor formed by the junction of two dissimilar metals. A thermocouple produces a voltage proportional to the difference in temperature between the hot junction and the lead wire (cold) junction.
Keywords

temperature, sensor, thermal, heat, hot, cool, cooling, 
Related Parts
  • MAX31855 - Cold-Junction Compensated Thermocouple-to-Digital Converter
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