Electrical resistors whose value changes with temperature are called thermally sensitive resistors. Depending on the temperature behavior, electronics experts distinguish between
Thermistors are used, among other things, for devices for electrical temperature measurement, but also for limiting the starting current of electrical devices.
Thermistors are semiconductor sensors that change their electrical resistance value with temperature. A linear course of the resistance measurement with the temperature takes place with these sensors only in a limited temperature range. For this reason, low resistance thermistors are used for low temperature applications. High temperature ranges require a thermistor specification with correspondingly high resistance. The stability of the measurement also depends on the type of coating. Glass sealed thermistors are more stable than epoxy coated NTCs.