Advantages & Disadvantages of thermistors over other temperature sensors

Thermistor advantages and disadvantages


• Highly accurate

• Low cost

• Repeatable

• Very responsive to changes in temperature


• Narrow working temperature range (Typically 0-200°C) compared to other sensors such as RTDs and Thermocouples

• Susceptible to self-heating errors

• More fragile as they are semiconductor devices

• Extremely non-linear