What is a thermocouple made of?

Answer Thermocouples are made of wires comprised of two dissimilar metals that are connected at both ends. The metals used vary based on the type of thermocouple, and include platinum and rhodium, as wel... Read More »

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What does a thermocouple do?

A thermocouple, which is made from two wires each made of a different metal, measures temperature by reading the voltage between the two wires. A formula allows for the conversion from volts to deg... Read More »

What causes your thermocouple to go out?

What is a thermocouple?

A thermocouple is a temperature sensor, or more precisely measures temperature differences between two locations. Because it uses only wire in the sensing, it can be useful for measuring extreme ho... Read More »

Can a Fluke 83 be used with thermocouple?

The Fluke 83 digital multimeter cannot measure temperature, and therefore will not work with a thermocouple. The other meter in the Model 80 series, the Fluke 87, can measure temperature with a Mod... Read More »