Advantages of Thermistor | disadvantages of Thermistor
This page covers advantages and disadvantages of Thermistor. It mentions Thermistor advantages or benefits and Thermistor disadvantages or drawbacks.
Thermistors are made using semiconductors. They have negative temperature coefficient i.e. resistance decreases with increase in the temperature.
The figure-1 depicts resistance versus temperature curve of Thermistor. It can be used for low temperature measurement. It can measure from -1000C to +2600C.
➨Sensitivity order: Thermistor > RTD > Thermocouple
➨Linearity Order: RTD > Thermocouple > Thermistor
Benefits or advantages of Thermistor
Following are the benefits or advantages of Thermistor:
➨They have higher output. Hence they are highly sensitive.
➨They are fast in operation.
Drawbacks or disadvantages of Thermistor
Following are the disadvantages of Thermistor:
➨They are non linear.
➨Passive i.e. current source is needed.
➨Limited support for temperature range.
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