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Connect up to four thermocouples to this board to measure the temperature of four different objects. Plugs directly into a USB port.

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.

Package contents:
  • 1 x Phidgets board
  • 1 x USB mini-B cable, 1.8 m
  • 4 x M3 bolts
  • 4 x M3 nuts
  • 4 x Plastic spacers

Very long thermocouples are okay (even 100 m), 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 the Phidgets tutorial on Addressing EMI Issues.

This product is part of the Phidgets family!

Phidgets are an easy to use set of USB-based building blocks for low cost sensing and control from your PC. A wide array of sensors, I/O devices, and controllers are available.

To view the entire Phidgets product line, follow this link.

Getting Started with Phidgets


Product Phidgets Temperature Sensor 4-Input
Number of Thermocouple Inputs 4
Temperature Update Rate 25 samples/s
Ambient Temperature Error Max ± 0.5°C
Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type) ± 2°C
Thermocouple Voltage Resolution 1.5 μV
Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type) 0.04°C
Current Consumption Max 25 mA
USB Voltage Min 4.8 V
USB Voltage Max 5.3 V
USB Speed Full Speed USB 2.0
Recommended Wire Size 16-26 AWG
Operating Temperature Min 0°C
Operating Temperature Max 70°C