# Thermopile

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#### manishanilkanth

Joined Dec 29, 2015
1
hi all;
can any one tell me how many maximum number of thermo-couples we can connect in series to make thermopile?

#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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41

#### Kermit2

Joined Feb 5, 2010
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How many serial wired connections do you have time to make before your death of old age?
THAT is your limit...

#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
21,323
How many serial wired connections do you have time to make before your death of old age?
THAT is your limit...
You mean 41 is the wrong answer? I could swear that Sheldon said it was the answer to everything. Maybe he was misinformed.

#### Colin55

Joined Aug 27, 2015
519
An infinite number

#### sailorjoe

Joined Jun 4, 2013
365
Actually, Sheldon said it was 42, the well known and often misunderstood universal constant which is the answer to the Ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Personally, I like its elegance and compactness. Otherwise, we'd have to use imaginary numbers. Yuck!
https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(answer)

#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Close enough for engineering purposes.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Close enough for engineering purposes.
Careful, you are treading in thin ice with some members - accepting more than 2% error as common practice is just, well, ...
ok, 2% is way better than I ever do. I would have settled for 40 to 50. I have a strong preference for round numbers.

#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
21,323
Careful, you are treading in thin ice with some members - accepting more than 2% error as common practice is just, well, ...
ok, 2% is way better than I ever do. I would have settled for 40 to 50. I have a strong preference for round numbers.
If my career was still in progress, I just might care.

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