Thermistors group photo


NTE Electronics, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Thermistors to our ever expanding product line.

A thermistor is a type of resistor whose resistance varies significantly with temperature. The word thermistor is actually a combination of the words thermal and resistor. Thermistors are commonly used as inrush current limiters, temperature sensors, self-resetting over current protectors, and self-regulating heating elements.

There are two main types of thermistors:  NTC (negative temperature coefficient) & PTC (positive temperature coefficient).

  • NTC Thermistors:  When the temperature increases, thermistor resistance decreases. When the temperature decreases, thermistor resistance increases. NTE's compensation type NTC thermistors are small−sized radial lead ethoxyline resin−enveloped thermistors designed for high precision and fast response. Typical applications include Home Appliances such as Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Fans, Cookers, Washing Machines, Microwave Ovens, Radios, TVs, Automotive Electronics, Computers, Digital Meters, 3-D Printers, and more.
  • PTC Thermistors:  When the temperature increases, thermistor resistance increases.When the temperature decreases, thermistor resistance decreases. NTE’s PTC thermistors are small−sized, radial lead organic silicon resin thermistors designed for over-current and overload protection. Typical applications include Overload and Current Protection of Mini Voltage Transformer Primary Loops, Chargers, Safe Guard Units, Thunder SurgeProtection Circuit for Telecom Apparatus and Industry−Controlling Exchangers. Over-current Protection for Ammeters, Digital Multimeters, Micro−Electric Machinery, and more.