Due to their location in often adverse environments such as hot working zones of furnaces and machinery, temperature sensors are liable to corrosion and mechanical damage. The need for occasional replacement is inevitable and the use of suitable connectors permits error-free fast, positive and reliable interchange with no risk of dangerous cross connection.
These thermocouple plugs and sockets have a technical and practical advantage over other types when terminating thermocouple wires or compensating cable in a wide variety of sizes. The wires are sandwiched between plates of thermocouple compatible material with a clamping screw, accommodating from very fine wires to stranded cables (up to 0.75mm2).
The connectors are colour coded and polarised and will mate with other makes of plugs and sockets. They can be mounted directly on to sheaths of up to 3mm diameter in the case of the miniature version or 1/4" (6.35mm) with the standard version by means of the brass bush available.
The sockets can be supplied as in-line or panel mounting versions with rectangular or circular fascias. The connectors are ruggedly made of glass filled thermoplastic for reliable operation up to 220°C sustained temperature.
The use of thermocouple compatible material eliminates measurement error due to the interconnection and the bright ISA colour coded body ensures clear identity of the type of thermocouple in use.
Miniature and standard connectors
|Compensated connections ensure high accuracy||Types K, J, T, E, N, R/S or Copper Copper|
|IEC, ANSI & JIS available||Compatible with all other makes of equivalent connectors||Polarised connector pins guarantee correct polarity|
|Withstand high temperature, 220°C continuous||Rugged construction||Inexpensive|
|PCB mounting available||Wide range of accessories available||In line or panel mounting connectors, single or multi-way|