What is An RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector)?

The meaning of RTD is Resistance Temperature Detector. An RTD is a type of temperature sensor that changes resistance as it is exposed to changes in temperature. It is made from a length of platinum wire. It is a synonym for resistance thermometer.

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