So as my first real Arduino project, I'm building a custom multi-temp monitor for smoking meats. I picked up some cheap thermistor meat probes from Thermoworks and believe I tracked down the OEM to a company called Amwei. Anyways, I'm trying to understand the information about the themistors- especially the B-value and resistance. Some brief information about the probe is listed here (search for 'meat probe'): http://www.amwei.com/views.asp?hw_id=61
And the characteristics table is here: http://www.amwei.com/news.asp?news_id=79
I've done some tests, and I get the widest range of voltages when using a 10K resistor with it. Does that seem reasonable? Is the beta value really 4300k?
Anyways, I'm looking into using the Thermistor4 library: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/ComponentLib/Thermistor4
. Looks like I'll have to grab my scientific calculator to figure this out! Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!