Advantages & Disadvantages of thermistors over other temperature sensors


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Thermistor advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

• Highly accurate

• Low cost

• Repeatable

• Very responsive to changes in temperature

Disadvantages

• 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