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PhidgetTemperatureSensor 4-Input

PhidgetTemperatureSensor 4-Input

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

Note: If you're using our old libraries you must upgrade to Phidget22 before you can make use of this Phidget.
The 1048_1B comes pre-assembled in a plastic shell enclosure and you have the option of which length of USB cable you want to include.
You can purchasing the 3036- Mini-USB 60cm Cable.


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.

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

Related Products:

  • TMP4103_0 - K-Type Teflon Bead Probe Thermocouple (-40 to +200°C).
  • TMP4104_0 - K-Type Fiberglass Bead Probe Thermocouple (-40 to +400°C).
  • TMP4106_0 -K-Type Probe Thermocouple 11cm (-40 to +400°C).

  • If you want to use a thermocouple with a Subminiature (Flat Pin) connector, you can use the 3106 - Thermocouple Adapter


    API Object Name TemperatureSensor
    Controlled By USB (Mini-USB)
    Number of Thermocouple Inputs 4

    Thermocouple Input

    Temperature Update Rate 32 ms/sample
    Ambient Temperature Error Max ± 0.5 °C
    Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type) ± 2 °C
    Thermocouple Voltage Resolution 1.5 µV DC
    Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type) 0.04 °C

    Electrical Properties

    Current Consumption Max 25 mA
    USB Voltage Min 4.8 V DC
    USB Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
    USB Speed Full Speed

    Physical Properties

    Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG
    Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
    Operating Temperature Max 70 °C

    Software Objects:
    Channel Name API Channel
    Thermocouple Input TemperatureSensor 0 - 3
    Temperature Sensor (IC) TemperatureSensor 4
    Voltage Input VoltageInput 0 - 3

  • API
  • Code Samples

  • Library & Driver Downloads:
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android

  • This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 October, 2014.
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