Negative Temperature Coefficient (NTC) thermistors are thermally sensitive semiconductor resistors which exhibit a decrease in resistance as absolute temperature increases. Change in the resistance of NTC thermistor can be brought about either by a change in the ambient temperature or internally by self-heating resulting from current flowing through the device. Most of the practical applications of NTC thermistors are based on these material characteristics.
Some of the most popular applications of NTC thermistors include:
- Temperature Compensation
- Temperature Measurement & Control
- Fan Motor Control
- Fluid Level & Temperature Sensors