[200q20v] new(er) VDO EGT gauges

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Dec 4 13:35:49 EST 2000

At 12:51 PM -0500 12/4/00, Glen Dustin Powell wrote:
>Both good points! I have an infra-red temp meter and I'll try that -
>excellent idea. The gauge might require a different sender, but I think a
>thermocouple is a thermocouple. I'm trying to get an answer from the guys at
>Egauges. I also found out, courtesy of a fellow lister, that Egauges sent me
>a Vision series unit (310-151)and not a Cockpit (310-036) as requested, so
>I'll be going around the loop with them on this as well. Full report to
>Anyone know anything about thermocouples? Are they all the same?

There are many different thermocouple types (i.e. different combinations of
metals or alloys at the dissimilar junction), and for a simple gauge such
as I think you're using, only one thermocouple type --the one it was
designed to use--can produce a meaningful temperature reading. If your
gauge specifies, say, the use of "iron/constantan" thermocouple, then any
thermocouple sensor with that construction (junction composition) should
work OK.

thermocouple type		millivolts (output at 1000 deg F)

chromel/alumel		22.2
iron/constantan		29.5
Pt/Pt-Rh(13%)		4.9


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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