Thermocouples

A Thermocouple is a device which measures temperature. It is made up of two wires of different metals that, when joined together, create an electrical junction. When the temperature changes at this junction it creates a voltage which can be interpreted to read the temperature. This is also known as the Seebeck effect. You can read more about these tools in our bespoke Thermocouples Guide

Types of thermocouples

There are various types of thermocouples, each with different characteristics, such as temperature range and their robustness. Each thermocouple is defined by a letter such as “K”. Common types include J, K, L and T. The letters refer to the type of materials used and therefore the temperature they are usable at. For example, type J is iron and copper-nickel and is useable from around 0°C to 816°C, depending on other characteristics. Some thermocouples come with an additional sheath which provides protection to prolong its life.

Thermocouples are ideal tools for temperature measurement as they are robust yet affordable solutions.

What are Thermocouples used for?

  • Thermostats
  • Hospital thermometers
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Boiler/heating sensors
  • Oven safety features
  • Food thermometers
  • Industrial probes/sensor

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Description Price Thermocouple Type Probe Diameter Probe Length Maximum Temperature Sensed Probe Material Minimum Temperature Sensed Termination Type Cable Length Standards Met Response Time
RS Stock No. 910-6826
BrandRS PRO
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RS Stock No. 219-4539
BrandRS PRO
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K 3mm 300mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Cable 1m IEC -
RS Stock No. 787-7813
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K 6mm 150mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Cable - IEC -
RS Stock No. 621-2164
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$15.914
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T 2mm - +350°C Teflon PTFE - Cable 1m RoHS Compliant 5 s
RS Stock No. 150-026
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J 6mm - - - - - - BS -
RS Stock No. 290-5036
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K 1/0.2mm 40mm +150°C Aluminium Foil Backing, Silicone Rubber - Cable 1m IEC -
RS Stock No. 814-0159
BrandRS PRO
$11.50
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T 1/0.3mm - +250°C Copper - Miniature Plug 1m ANSI -
RS Stock No. 824-0644
BrandRS PRO
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K 1mm 150mm +800°C Inconel 600 - Bare Wire Tail 1m RoHS Compliant 7 s
RS Stock No. 787-7765
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$28.88
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K 1mm 250mm +750°C Stainless Steel - Miniature Plug - IEC -
RS Stock No. 847-9675
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$18.57
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K 1/0.3mm 1m +250°C - - Cable 1m ANSI -
RS Stock No. 433-4379
BrandRS PRO
$234.96
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K 3mm 70mm +700°C Stainless Steel - Miniature Plug 300mm RoHS Compliant 0.7 s
RS Stock No. 847-1132
BrandRS PRO
$27.17
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K 1.5mm 150mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Cable 100mm ANSI -
RS Stock No. 228-7445
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K 1.5mm 150mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Cable 100mm IEC -
RS Stock No. 621-2142
BrandRS PRO
$12.39
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J 2mm - +250°C Teflon PTFE - Cable 1m RoHS Compliant 5 s
RS Stock No. 621-2338
BrandRS PRO
$211.70
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K 6mm 150mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Connection Head 1m RoHS Compliant -
RS Stock No. 353-4578
BrandRS PRO
$129.71
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J 3mm 5mm +500°C Constantan, Iron - Standard Plug - IEC -
RS Stock No. 123-6323
BrandRS PRO
$19.46
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K 1/0.2mm - +250°C - - Miniature Plug 2m IEC -
RS Stock No. 847-1157
BrandRS PRO
$30.73
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K 3mm 150mm +1100°C Stainless Steel - Cable 100mm ANSI -
RS Stock No. 363-0323
BrandRS PRO
$19.61
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K 1/0.2mm 1m +250°C - - Miniature Plug 1m IEC -
RS Stock No. 621-2158
BrandRS PRO
$7.16
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K 2mm - +250°C Teflon PTFE - Cable 1m RoHS Compliant 0.7 s
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