The first one I don't know, the second one I think I do.
The first electronic thermometer I bought back in the 70s worked off off of a thermistor, I think it was a TIF or something like that. It did not last long, but cost a lot of money. Can you still find a decent thermometer that works from a thermistor? It seems now all of them work off of thermocouples. Which seems to me to be more reliable. Most all of the temps in the chemical plants I worked in were measured by thermocouple.
My questions are_1
Why are manufactures still using thermistors plugged into their boards for such critical temps, instead of thermocouples.
And also 2_
Why are they using these little micro plug connectors, that were originally made for pinball machines, on units in such a hostile environment.
Please no planned obsolescence answers, just facts.