With leach-proof electrodes, surface mount thermistors from Sensor Scientific Inc. have plastic packaging that can withstand rough handling. The units have standard resistant tolerances of I5, 10 and 15% at 77°F (25°C) and operating ranges of -58 to 257°F (-50 to 125°C). Offered with a choice of resistance and beta values, the thermistors are mountable via a die bond or reflow soldering process. Applications include recharging battery packs, temperature measurement and compensation, and crystal oscillators.
January 2000, RS# 213