Germanium packages and adapters allow the sensor to be soldered in place, screwed on, bolted down, inserted into a hole, or inserted through a pressure seal in the form of a thermowell. Appendix C Sensor Packaging and Installation discusses techniques for the correct installation of cryogenic temperature sensors. Special packaging is also available—consult Lake Shore for custom orders.
Additional information about Lake Shore sensors and packaging can be found in our Temperature Sensor Selection Guide
Each sensor package or adapter has been given a rating for four attributes or characteristics. These ratings give a general idea of how a package will perform and aid in the early decision making process, but are not a substitute for detailed specifications.
- AA canister sensor soldered into a flat, copper bobbin with the sensor leads thermally anchored to the bobbin
- Can be mounted to any flat surface with a 4-40 or M3 screw (not supplied)
Adapter material: Copper bobbin, gold-plated (AA canister epoxied to bobbin)
Leads: 0.91 m (36 in), 36 AWG, color-coded, Quad-Lead™
Lead material: Phosphor bronze Grade A alloy
Limitation: The epoxy limits the upper useful temperature of this configuration to 378 K
Adapter material: Gold-plated cylindrical copper canister, BeO header, Stycast® epoxy
Leads: Four 32 AWG × 150 mm (6 in) long
Lead material: Phosphor bronze insulated with polyimide
Mass: ≈395 mg
Limitation: The epoxy limits the upper useful temperature of this configuration to 400 K