CS240 PT-1000 Class A, Back of Module Temperature Sensor


The CS240 is a surface-mountable PT-1000 Class A RTD in a ruggedized form factor commonly used in solar energy applications to measure back-of-module temperature with the highest level of accuracy. To withstand the harsh treatment commonly seen in MET station installations, the RTD is safely housed inside a specially designed self-adhesive aluminum disk.

Benefits and Features

  • Precision PT1000 Class A Sensing Element
  • Various cable lengths available
  • Rugged design holds up in harsh conditions and conduit installations
  • Self-adhesive backing for easy mounting lasts decades
  • 2-wire and 4-wire configuration to satisfy channel count and accuracy—even at long cable lengths


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Element Type Precision 1000 Ohm class A platinum sensing element
Tolerance ± (0.15 + 0.002t)
Temperature Coefficient TCR = 3850 ppm/K
Long-Term Stability Maximum Ro drift 0.04% (after 1000 h at 400°C)
Measuring Current 0.1 to 0.3 mA
Temperature Range -40° to +105°C
Disk Material Anodized aluminum
Cable Jacket Material Black semi-gloss PVC, UL VW-1 sunlight-resistant for outdoor use
Disk Diameter 2.54 cm (1.0 in.)
Overall Probe Length 6.35 cm (2.5 in.)
Overmolded Joint Dimensions 5.72 x 1.12 x 1.47 cm (2.25 x 0.44 x 0.58 in.)
Weight 90.7 g with 3.2 m cable (0.2 lb with 10.5 ft cable)


Wire Size and Type 24 AWG (7/32) tinned copper
Insulation Type PVC
UL AWM 10012 1000V 105°C
Filler Fibrillated polypropylene as required for uniform round construction
Drain 24 AWG (7/32) tinned copper (cabled, touching foil)
Shield Aluminum/Mylar (100% coverage, 25% minimum overlap, foil facing in)
Nominal Wire Diameter 0.61 mm (0.024 in.)


-NOTE- Compliance information can be found in the Documents section of the web page.
Approvals UL AWM 2586 1000V 105°C; CSA AWM 600V 105°C FT
EMC Compliance Conforms with Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC).
RoHS2 Conforms with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS2).


The CS240 is compatible with these current dataloggers:

  • CR300-series
  • CR800-series
  • CR1000
  • CR3000
  • CR6-series

The CS240 is compatible with these retired dataloggers:

  • CR10X

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