cold junction


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cold junction

[′kōld ′jəŋk·shən]
(electronics)
The reference junction of thermocouple wires leading to the measuring instrument; normally at room temperature.
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ADI's amplifiers are smaller, complete with internal cold junction compensation and thus are quite simple to use with few or no additional parts needed on the printed circuit board.
The resulting system provides automatic cold junction compensation for the same types of thermocouple inputs listed above for the Model 7708.
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Provides linearization and cold junction reference.
While the police officers stand on cold junctions for hours on end, Council Parking Services scurry around the city centre issuing tickets like confetti.
On the other hand, the fact that in the case of inhomogeneous thermocouples the thermovoltage measured does not depend only on the temperatures of the hot and cold junctions, but also on the temperature response alongside the thermocouple, is often ignored [2].