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RS PRO Type K Thermocouple Probes with Miniature Plug Termination
From RS PRO a range of JIS Type K thermocouple temperature sensing probes with RoHS compliance. These Type K thermocouple sensors feature a mineral insulated thermocouple, hot junction insulated from sheath and terminated with a miniature flat pinned plug with a maximum temperature range of 750 °C or +1100°C, for a quick and simple connection. The sheath of the probe is mineral insulated making it flexible, allowing it to bend and formed to suit a wide range of applications. The thermocouple has an ungrounded insulated hot junction for a reduction in electrical interference.
Features and Benefits
- Durable 310 stainless steel sheath for protection against corrosion and oxidation
- Miniature Plug
- JIS colour coded miniature plug for quick and easy connection
- Mineral insulation for flexibility and durability
- Insulated hot junction for reduction in electrical interference
- Maximum Temperature Sensed: +750 °C or +1100 °C
- Probe Diameter: 1 mm, 1.5 mm and 3 mm available
- Probe length: 150 mm, 250 mm, 500 mm, 1000 mm available
How does a Thermocouple Work?
A thermocouple is a sensor used to measure temperature in a range of different processes and consists of two wire legs made from different metals joined together at their two ends to form two junctions. The hot, or measuring junction is connected to the body whose temperature is going to be measured. The cold junction or reference junction is connected to a body of known temperature. When the measuring junction is placed on something hot a voltage or potential difference between this and the reference junction occurs. This voltage can then be converted into a temperature measurement using thermocouple reference tables. This process is also known as the Seebeck Effect.
What is an Insulated Junction?
An insulated or ungrounded junction is where the thermocouple wires are welded together and fully covered by but insulated from the outer protective sheath, often by the use of mineral insulation. The advantage of this is that there is a reduction in electrical interference and a stable reading.
What is Mineral Insulation?
Mineral insulation is used to insulate the thermocouple wires from one another and from the metal probe sheath that surrounds them. The sheath is filled with a highly compacted magnesium oxide powder that prevents the conductors from contacting one another other than at the fixed junction. The high density of the mineral powder enables the thermocouple to have a rapid response as it promotes a fast heat transfer between the conductor and the sheath. Mineral insulation also helps to protect the thermocouple wire from environmental damage including corrosion, prevents electrical interference and allows the cable to be flexible whilst maintaining its mechanical strength.
Type K Thermocouples are the most common type of thermocouple and are both accurate and flexible with a wide temperature range. Typical applications for these mineral insulated Type-K thermocouple probes include heat exchangers, power stations, brick and cement kilns, heat treatment and annealing furnaces, thermostats, food thermometers, vehicle diagnostics and in laboratories.
|310 Stainless Steel
|Maximum Temperature Sensed
28 In stock - FREE next working day delivery available
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 1m Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 1.5m Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO SYSCAL Type K Thermocouple 250mm Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 2m Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 250mm Length, 0.5mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 300mm Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- RS PRO Type K Thermocouple 500mm Length, 1mm Diameter → +750°C
- Type K Thermocouple 250mm Length -40°C → +750°C