Products for USB Sensing and Control
1048_0 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor 4-Input
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Product Features

Connect up to four thermocouples to this board to measure the temperature of four different objects. 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 1048 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 Inputs4
Temperature Update Rate25 samples/s
Ambient Temperature Error Max± 0.5 °C
Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type)± 2 °C
Thermocouple Voltage Resolution1.5 μV DC
Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type)0.04 °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

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