# Temperature and Voltage of an NTC sensor

#### kalemaxon89

Joined Oct 12, 2022
158
I have an object 'x' with its own temperature Tx and a NTC sensor 's' with:
- its own temperature Tx [°C]
- polarised with a current Is [A]
- infinite thermal capacity Cs (consider the object as a generator of V and not influenced by the self heating Pj)
- a self heating Pj
Between the sensor and the object there is a thermal resistance Rxs [°C/W] In the thermal model, temperature is the analogue of electric voltage, heat flow rate is the analogue of current, etc. .. and in this example you have to solve (if I am not mistaken) a circuit with V, I and R ... nothing more.

Without discussing and listing what needs to be found etc., I am interested in this particular:
on the notes taken in class, the temperature difference deltaT between Ts and Tx calculated as follows: Rxs*Rs*I^2 .. why?
Should it be simply Rxs*Is? :/

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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
28,469
I have an object 'x' with its own temperature Tx and a NTC sensor 's' with:
- its own temperature Tx
-
polarised with a current Is
-
infinite thermal capacity Cs (consider the object as a generator of V and not influenced by the self heating Pj)
- a self heating Pj
Between the sensor and the object there is a thermal resistance Rxs.

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In the thermal model, temperature is the analogue of electric voltage, heat flow rate is the analogue of current, etc. .. and in this example you have to solve (if I am not mistaken) a circuit with V, I and R ... nothing more.

Without discussing and listing what needs to be found etc., I am interested in this particular:
on the notes taken in class, the temperature difference deltaT between Ts and Tx calculated as follows: Rxs*Rs*I^2 .. why?
Should it be simply Rxs*Is? :/
What are the units on thermal resistance?

Will multiplying a thermal resistance by a current yield a temperature difference?

#### kalemaxon89

Joined Oct 12, 2022
158
What are the units on thermal resistance?

Will multiplying a thermal resistance by a current yield a temperature difference?
Just updated the post with units of measurement.
Anyway, resistance Rxs [°C/W]

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
28,469
Just updated the post with units of measurement.
Anyway, resistance Rxs [°C/W]
And what do you get if you multiply this by a current, like you are suggesting?

What type of quantity do you need to multiply Rxs by in order to be left with units of temperature?