Who invented the thermocouple?

Answer Though Thomas Johann Seebeck discovered a type of power generation in 1821 using two different types of metals with junctions at different temperatures (which was the basis of a temperature measure... Read More »

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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 »

How to Test a Boiler Thermocouple?

The thermocouple is a safety device attached to gas boilers. If the pilot flame goes out on a gas boiler, the potential exists for gas to pour into the air. This creates a health and fire risk. The... Read More »

Thermocouple Grounding Issues?

Thermocouples are simple, rugged control devices used to monitor and measure temperatures. Made from two dissimilar metals welded together at one end, a thermocouple generates a small voltage when ... Read More »

How to Change the Thermocouple on a Range?

The thermocouple on a gas range controls the gas safety valve. When the controls for the range are switched on, the pilot flame grows larger to overlap the thermocouple. When the thermocouple sense... Read More »