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About Furnace Thermistor & Fuse

The term thermistor comes from “thermal” and “resistor”. A thermistor is a type of resistor whose resistance is reliant on temperature; it’s a resistance thermometer. They’re made from metallic oxide which is moulded into a bead, disk, or cylindrical shape and then enclosed with epoxy or glass.

Thermistors don’t work well with extreme temperatures, but they are perfectly suited for measuring the temperature at a certain point; they’re precise when they’re used within a limited temperature range i.e. within 50 °C of the target temperature; this range is dependent on the base resistance.