1051_2B Phidget Temperature Sensor 1-Input

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Connect a thermocouple to this board to measure the temperature of an object or area. Plugs directly into a USB port.

Thermocouples are widely used to measure extreme temperatures impossible to measure with other types of sensors. 

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J, K, E and T thermocouples are directly supported in the library and return the measured temperature in °C.

It is possible to interface other thermocouple types by converting the measured potential returned by the Temperature Sensor into Celsius using the appropriate tables; the formula and links to the tables are described in the User Guide.

Very long thermocouples are okay (even 100m), but if there is measurement stability issues or USB resets, ferrite beads can be added to the thermocouple wire close to the Phidget Temperature Sensor. See our tutorial on Addressing EMI Issues.


API Object Name


Controlled By


Number of Thermocouple Inputs


Thermocouple Input

Temperature Update Rate

25 samples/s

Ambient Temperature Error Max

± 0.5 °C

Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type)

± 2 °C

Thermocouple Voltage Resolution

24.2 μV DC

Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type)

0.62 °C

Electrical Properties

Current Consumption Max

25 mA

USB Voltage Min

4.8 V DC

USB Voltage Max

5.3 V DC

USB Speed

Full Speed

Physical Properties

Recommended Wire Size

16 - 26 AWG

Operating Temperature Min

0 °C

Operating Temperature Max

70 °C

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