FW3 Haarfeines Thermoelement Typ E
Research Grade
High accuracy for temperature-gradient and eddy-covariance applications
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Der FW3 ist ein Typ- E Thermoelement mit einem Durchmesser von 0,0762 mm. Er dient zur Messung von atmosphärischen Temperaturgradienten oder -fluktuation mit Forschungstandard. Der FW3 ist mit den meisten Datenloggern von Campbell kompatibel und wird oft in Eddy-Kovarianzmessungen eingesetzt. 

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Funktionen und Vorteile

  • Hochfrequenzantwort geeignet für Eddy-Kovarianzmessungen
  • Der extrem kleine Durchmesser eliminiert praktisch das Aufheizen durch die Sonne
  • Geeignet für Tempreraturgradientenmessungen


Technische Beschreibung

The FW3's small mass eliminates the need for a solar radiation shield. It consists of a type E thermocouple with a connector. The connector attaches the thermocouple to a datalogger via the FWC-L cable.

Type E thermocouples are comprised of a chromel wire and a constantan wire joined at a measurement junction. A voltage potential is generated when the measurement end of the thermocouple is at a different temperature than the reference end of the thermocouple. The magnitude of the voltage potential is related to the temperature difference. Therefore, temperature can be determined by measuring the differences in potential created at the junction of the two wires.


Type Chromel-Constantan
Typical Output 60 μV/°C
Accuracy Refer to the Thermocouple Measurement section in the data logger manual.
Diameter 0.0762 mm (0.003 in.)
Length 36.8 cm (14.5 in.)
Plug Dimensions 1.8 x 3.3 x 1.0 cm (0.7 x 1.3 x 0.4 in.)
Weight 45 g (2 oz)

Kompatibel mit

Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


Product Compatible Note
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000X The CR1000X is compatible when used with the CDM-A108 or CDM-A116.
CR6 The CR6 is compatible when used with the CDM-A108 or CDM-A116.
CR800 (retired)
CR850 (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information

Data Logger Considerations

The thermocouple connects to the data logger via the FWC cable. One differential analog input per sensor is required.

Reference Temperature Measurement

A reference temperature measurement is required. Options for measuring the reference temperature include:

  • Thermistor built into the CR800, CR850, CR1000, CR3000, or CR5000 wiring panel
  • PRT built into the wiring panel of the CR9050 or
  • CR9051E input module for the CR9000X Measurement and Control Datalogger
  • PRT built into the wiring panel of the CR723T input card for the CR7 Measurement and Control Datalogger
  • CR10XTCR thermistor that connects to the CR10X wiring panel

Carrying Case

The FW/ENC Carrying Case is required to ship our FW3 thermocouples. It holds up to four thermocouples. Thermocouples returned to Campbell Scientific for repair without this case will be shipped to the customer in a new case and the account charged accordingly.

FAQs für

Number of FAQs related to FW3: 2

  1. Most Campbell Scientific dataloggers can measure a thermocouple without any external signal conditioning. Therefore, a dedicated module is not required.

  2. No. The fine-wire thermocouples were designed to measure ambient air temperature.