1051_2 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor 1-Input


Product Features

Connect a thermocouple to this board to measure the temperature of an object or area. Plugs directly into a USB port.

Product Description


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 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.


Product Specifications



API Object Name TemperatureSensor
Number of Thermocouple Inputs 1
Temperature Update Rate 25 samples/s
Ambient Temperature Error Max ± 0.5 °C
Thermocouple Error Max (K-Type) ± 2 °C
Thermocouple Voltage Resolution 24.2 μV DC
Thermocouple Temperature Resolution (K-Type) 0.62 °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





Previous Versions of the 1051



Related Products


We offer a choice of thermocouples with different maximum temperature values:


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


Comes packaged with





You can protect your board by purchasing the 3812 - Acrylic Enclosure for the 1051.