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3706A thermocouple type

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3706A thermocouple type

Post by Carlos17 » September 4th, 2017, 12:22 am

Hi every one,
I am a new user of a Keithley 3706A. I am trying to perform a simple temperature measurement by using a thermocouple type T. After connecting my T thermocouple to the 3720-ST terminal block and following the procedure given in the "3706A User's Manual" page 5-60 (T type thermocouple and internal reference junction are selected), the Keithley displays a temperature value on the front panel. The problem is, on the "Measurement function attributes" of the Keithley it is indicated that I am using a K_T/C (default type) and not a T_T/C (that I have selected), does anyone know why?

My second question: is it possible to change the default thermocouple for temperature measurement in a given channel from K type to T type? If yes, How to do it?

Thank you in advance for your help


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Re: 3706A thermocouple type

Post by Andrea C » September 14th, 2017, 5:39 am

Hi Carlos,

Can you double check you procedure for selection of the thermocouple type. It works fine for me. My firmware is 1.53.c
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While the instrument defaults cannot be changed, you can store and recall instrument configurations.
Check out "Create Config Script" and optionally running it as an autoexec. It is on page 2-55 in the Rev C version of the 3706A Reference Manual.
You may want to check for updated manuals. Your reference to page 5-60 in User manual did not correlate with the latest versions of the User and Reference Manuals.

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