How to Maximise the Speed of Response of a Surface Temperature Sensor?

To enhance the response speed of a surface temperature sensor, consider these approaches alongside selecting an appropriate sensor:

  1. Reducing Thermal Mass: Minimise the material mass around the sensor element (NTC/RTD) to accelerate temperature detection. Less intervening material means quicker response. Choose conductive materials like metals over plastics if unavoidable barriers exist between the target temperature and sensor.
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  1. Minimising Thermal Lag: Optimise sensor design and placement to diminish thermal lag, the delay between environmental temperature changes and sensor response. Ensuring strong thermal contact between the sensor and measured object is crucial for rapid response.

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