2.13 describe the qualitative variation of resistance of LDRs with illumination and thermistors with temperature

Thermistors – Sense temperature

  • At high temperatures, the resistance is decreased and current increases
  • At low temperatures, resistance is high and current is decreased
  • Uses of thermistors: Air cons, fire alarms, digital thermometersthermistor_graph.jpg

LDRs (light dependant resistor) – Sense light

  • At dim, lowly lit areas, resistance is high and little current can flow
  • At brightly lit areas, resistance is low and current can flow
  • Uses of LDRs: Cameras, Automatic security lights and apple product screens ldr_graph.jpg

 

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