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Tagged: K Type thermocouple, Temperature
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I don’t know if this has been asked for in the past.
It would be handy if the C to ohms channel could be configured to select a K type thermocouple so external temperatures could be read / logged etc.
i.e The K-type thermocouple that I plug into my Fluke 87V has the same standard jack spacings as the Mooshimeter, but on the Fluke that input can read diode check, volts, ohms and additionally temperature. It makes sense that the Mooshimeter input could do the same with the correct algorithm.
Try searching the forum next time… this has been asked for several times… and given. On the phone app (well android anyway) select “Thermocouple K” from the “functions” button. Probably the same/similar on the iphone.
If you’ve hunted the phone app and not found it – then maybe you should upgrade it.
My search foo must be weak, I did try several searches without any success.
I’m using android, there is no updated app for me to download and I cannot find “Thrmocouple K” in any function. (If you upgrade, you might find you will lose it).
Mooshi-app seems to default third value on meter screen as “real power”, which is also a button which opens menu with “thermocouple k” as an option.
Keep in mind that k-type thermocouples need both channels, so you can only measure/log temperature.
Forums own search is pretty bad, you should use google site-search instead:
Edit: Also it is voltage that k-type probes output, not resistance.
Actually that voltage depends on the temperature difference between ends of your probe (it does not matter what happens in the middle of that probe). Thats why you need two channels, as you have to log internal temperature of mooshimeter and then calculate what the temperature on the other end is from internal temp and k-type voltage. If you try to do it manually, you will hurt your head :D (if it in some point seems easy, you’re doing it wrong ;D)
That did it. I’m now logging a temperature via my thermocouple. I didn’t fully understand the “functions button” in the 1st reply, but when you mentioned the defaulted “real power” button the penny finally dropped.
(re: The voltage output, yes the top channel must be set to “Auxiliary Voltage DC” or the Thermocouple K” setting becomes “INVALID INPUTS”)
Hi..i am a new user here. As per my knowledge the voltage depends on the temperature difference between ends of your probe. Thats why you need two channels, as you have to log internal temperature of mooshimeter and then calculate what the temperature on the other end is from internal temp and k-type voltage.