These thermocouples were originally designed for use with 3D printers, but they can be used for various other temperature measurement applications as well.
- K-Type Thermocouple
KEY FEATURES OF K-TYPE THERMOCOUPLE:
- 1 meter long cable
- Thermal probe tip is 3mm dia x 15mm long
- Temperature measurement range of 0-600C
- Fiberglass cable insulation with stainless steel cable shield
- Spade terminal terminations
These thermocouples are sometimes referred to as 3 x 15 x 1000 type based on their dimensions of 3mm diameter x 15mm long probe with 1000mm long cable.
The red terminal is the positive lead, the black wire is the negative. If these are reversed, the reading will decrease as the temperature increases.
OUR EVALUATION RESULTS:
This thermocouple is compatible with our MAX6675 Thermocouple Temperature Module below.
Though rated for 600C, be aware that the heat shrink that is applied to seal the end of the outer stainless steel braid tends to become sticky at about 300C. The heat shrink is not necessary for operation of the probe.
Do take note of the fact that the probe end or stainless steel braided shield cannot be grounded or the sensor readings will be incorrect.
|Operating Ratings||Range of thermal measurement||0-600°C|
|Dimensions||Thermocouple length||1 meter (39″)|
|Probe dimensions||3 x 15mm|