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Candlestick Sensor

Measure Temperature and Air Velocity with Minimal Flow Disturbance

The Candlestick Sensor is a flexible, robust, base-and-stem design air velocity sensor that measures both temperature and air velocity for characterizing thermal conditions in electronic systems. The Candlestick Sensor is narrow and low profile to minimize the disturbance of the heat flow in the test domain. It features a flexible, plastic-sleeved stem, which facilitates installation and repositioning during the testing process.

Air velocity and temperature sensors are calibrated for low (natural convection) and high velocity flows. They are capable of temperature measurements ranging from -20° to +120°C ±1°C. Velocity measurements range from 0 to 50 m/s (10,000 ft/min) ±2%, depending on the particular model of sensor.

The use of a single sensor to measure both temperature and velocity eliminates errors that can occur when airflow is non-isothermal. Multiple Candlestick Sensors can be easily installed to thoroughly map a system’s thermal and airflow conditions. Their robust nature allows for continuous repositioning and reading.

Candlestick Sensor Specifications

  • Height (3 options available): 9, 12 or 20 mm (0.34, 0.45 or 0.8")
  • Base Diameter: 9.5 mm
  • Sensor Stem Diameter: 0.5 mm
  • Sensor Bead Diameter: 1.1 mm
  • Flow Range: 0 to 50 m/s (0 to 10,000 ft/min)
  • Temperature Range: -20 to 120ºC (-4 to 248ºF)
  • Temperature Accuracy: +/- 1ºC

Candlestick Sensor Applications

  • Component Testing
  • Heat Sink Characterization
  • Heat Sink Comparison
  • PCB Testing
  • Thermal Characterization Studies

Additional Candlestick Sensor Features

  • Highly Accurate
  • Minimal Flow Disturbance
  • Single sensor measures both temperature and velocity
  • Double side adhesive allows for easy mounting
  • All plastic design prevents electronics shorting
  • Flexible design allows for easy repositioning
  • Compatible with most ATS instruments, including the iQ-200, ATVS-2020, ATVS-NxT, eATVS, ISD & WTC-100