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How can multimeter measure temperature?

  1. Nov 13, 2008 #1
    The multimeter in our lab has temperature measurement function. I am wondering how it works. Can it measure temperature of insulating materials or it just work for metal?
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  3. Nov 13, 2008 #2


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    You connect a thermocouple. Temperature is then a millivolt measurement with a scaling factor
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