Editor's note: This blog post comes from our latest white paper, TEGAM's A Guide to Temperature Measurement. You can download it for FREE here and take advantage of a vast amount of information on digital thermometers, probes and thermometry for research and industrial applications. The Seebeck Effect and Thermocouple Thermometers A thermocouple’s low cost, ruggedness and…Read more
What Exactly is Cold Junction Compensation? How Does It Relate to the Use of Thermocouples as Temperature Sensors?
Written by Dan Jackson, TEGAM Product Manager I was recently asked, “What does Cold Junction Compensation do?” This question requires that I summarize how thermocouples work and the physics behind them. A thermocouple develops a thermoelectric voltage based upon the principle known as the Seebeck Effect. Now, what is the Seebeck Effect? In the 1800s, Thomas…Read more