Products for USB Sensing and Control
1051_2 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor 1-Input
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Product Features

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

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

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.

Product Specifications


API Object NameTemperatureSensor
Number of Thermocouple Inputs1
Temperature Update Rate25 samples/s
Ambient Temperature Error Max± 0.5 °C
Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type)± 2 °C
Thermocouple Voltage Resolution24.2 μV DC
Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type)0.62 °C

Electrical Properties

Current Consumption Max25 mA
USB Voltage Min4.8 V DC
USB Voltage Max5.3 V DC
USB SpeedFull Speed

Physical Properties

Recommended Wire Size16 - 26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min0 °C
Operating Temperature Max70 °C


Previous Versions of the 1051