RTD or thermistor or thermocouple?

Q&A Temperature

I need a device that can handle regular temperatures between 1100 and 1200 degrees Celsius, with excursions up to 1300 or 1400. I read that thermistors can detect ranges up to 1600 degrees Celsius. Is that true? Do you have any recommendations?

Expert’s answer: RTD or thermistor or thermocouple?

Sure do, there are different advantages in terms of RTD or thermistor or thermocouple. Let’s start with your first question, though. Thermistors are fairly delicate and can only measure temps up to 500 degrees Celsius, so that’s false. Resistance temperature detectors go to 649, which still falls short of your needs.

Therefore, I recommend thermocouples because they come in materials that can withstand up to 2315 degrees Celsius. Most manufacturers offer the remote option as standard, so you should have no trouble installing your temperature transmitter. And going wireless is a good idea to eliminate cable damage from the high temps.

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And you can see the market’s current wireless solutions here:

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