After sizing a heatsink and fan, electronics system designers may want some data to show the heatsink and fan are doing the job. For these and other characterization of thermal conditions in electronic systems, Advanced Thermal Solutions MS 1000-CS-WC could provide the answer and data they need. This robust sensor can be applied to the complete family of ATS temperature and air velocity measurement instruments.

Candlestick Sensor Measures PCB Temperature and Air VelocityThe MS 1000-CS-WC candlestick-shaped sensor is narrow and low profile to minimize disturbance of heat flow in the test domain. Its flexible, plastic-sleeved stem eases installation and repositioning during the testing process. It has a plastic base to eliminate any potential shorting issues.

Multiple sensors are easily installed to thoroughly map a system’s thermal and airflow conditions. The use of a single sensor to measure both temperature and velocity eliminates errors that can occur when airflow is non-isothermal.

MS 1000-CS-WC candlestick sensors are calibrated for both low (natural convection) and high velocity flows. Custom wire lengths for the sensor to communicate with a temperature and air velocity measurement instrument are a consideration based on application. Double-sided adhesive makes sensors easy to mount on any surface.

There are many applications possible for measuring temperature and air velocity with the sensor. Typical temperature applications include characterizing air flow and air temperature in telecommunications or computing chassis. Other applications include characterizing temperature distribution in food ovens and appliances. Characterizing air flows on automotives and trucks is also being done using the candlestick sensor.