Discrete NTC Thermistors

NTC Temperature Sensors

TE Connectivity (TE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of high precision discrete NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors. NTCs offer many advantages in temperature sensing including miniature size, excellent long-term stability, high accuracy and precision. Our precision discrete NTC thermistors provide solutions for thermal sensing ranging from basic to complex application and environmental conditions.

NTC thermistor definition: a temperature sensor that uses the resistance properties of ceramic/metal composites to measure the temperature

Product Features:

Capabilities of TE's Discrete NTC Thermistor Portfolio
  • High accuracy / Interchangeability
  • Proven long-term stability and reliability
  • Miniaturized components
  • Rapid time response
  • Lead wire options
  • Available in temperature ranges from -80ºC to +300ºC
  • Custom probe assemblies available
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How fast do NTCs respond?

A: Response time is defined as the time it takes to reach 62% or a new temperature, and is a function of mass. The smaller the sensor the faster the response. A discrete sensor will respond faster than the same sensor packaged inside a metal housing. Typical response times for a Series I NTC thermistor sensor is <15 seconds.

 

Q: Are NTCs available in a smaller size?

A: Typical size for an epoxy coated discrete in an OD of 0.95" Max.  Miniature glass sensors have a max. OD of 0.15".

 

Q: How stable are NTC sensors?

A: Different sensor families have different stability ratings.  Epoxy coated NTCs are less stable than a hermetically sealed glass NTC sensors.

 

Read More: NTC Thermistor Temperature Sensor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. NTC 101 Webinar (English)

NTC 101: Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) Sensor Basics, Technology Comparisons, Applications + More

Applications

  • Medical: Catheters, Dialysis, Patient Monitoring
  • Aerospace & Defense: Satellites, Missiles, Spacecraft, Aircraft, Atmospheric Monitoring
  • HVACR: Air Flow, Mobile/Case Refrigeration, Fire Detection, Building Management
  • Appliances: Clothes Dryers, Coffee Makers, Industrial Ovens, Pool/Spa Control
  • Instrumentation: Liquid/Air/Gas Flow Sensing, Chemical Analysis, Metrological Monitoring
  • Automotive: Cabin Climate Control, Heated Seats, External Temperature Monitoring
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