Advantages and disadvantages of thermistor

There are some advantages of thermistor which are given below.

  • The thermistor has fast response over narrow temperature range.
  • It is small in size.
  • Contact and lead resistance problem not occurred due to large resistance.
  • It has good sensitivity in NTC region.
  • Cost is low.

There are some disadvantages of thermistor which are given below.

  • The thermistor need of shielding power lines.
  • The excitation current should be low to avoid self heating.
  • It is not suitable for large temperature range.
  • The resistance temperature characteristics are non linear.
Thermistor

Thermistor

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