A thermistor is a temperature sensor commonly used in restaurant equipment such as ovens, refrigerators, ice machines and other foodservice equipment. It is a resistor having resistance that changes in response to temperature fluctuations. In other words, the resistance of a thermistor increases as the temperature decreases, and vice versa.
Thermistors are often used in restaurant equipment because they are accurate, reliable, and relatively inexpensive. They are also small and easy to install, which makes them a popular choice for use in a wide range of food production and storage equipment. In addition, thermistors respond quickly to changes in temperature, which makes them well-suited for use in applications where the temperature may change rapidly.
Thermistors are typically connected to a control system which allows the equipment to accurately monitor and control the temperature where temperature control is crucial for ensuring food safety and maintaining quality.
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