PTC10000 10 A PCB-Mount Temperature Controller

  • Drive ±10 A of TEC or heater current
  • Single Supply operation: +5 to +30 V
  • PCB-Mount design integrates easily
  • Remote enable setpoint
  • Linear stability: 0.0012°C
  • Selectable sensor bias current
  • Adjustable current limit
  • PI control with "Smart Integrator"
  • Fan and heatsink are already integrated
  • Failsafe Setpoint Default for D/A

From: $429.00

Bulk Pricing (2 - 9): $359.00

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The PTC Series PCB Mount Temperature Controllers are based on our long-proven PTC-CH controllers, and deliver the precision performance and reliability you expect from Wavelength Electronics.

PTC Series controllers are found in such diverse applications as particle and droplet measurement, communications, manufacturing test, and medical systems. It is CE certified. A PDF version of the Declaration of Conformance is available.


The PTC5000 drives ±5 amps and the PTC10000 drives ±10 amps to a Peltier thermoelectric cooler, and both can be configured to drive unipolar current to a resistive heater. These controllers mount directly to your circuit board.

The PTC controllers operate from a single power supply between 5 V and 30 V. The controllers interface with a variety of temperature sensors, and the bias current is adjustable in order to maximize controller sensitivity and stability for your application temperature range and target setpoint.

You can use the PTCEVAL evaluation board to quickly configure the PTC controller for prototyping and benchtop use. Using the same controller for development and production helps guarantee there are no surprises when it’s time to integrate the final design.


Valuable features make your product more robust to real-world conditions and minimize your electronics overhead:

  • Onboard controls, combined with the ability to remotely control the PTC allows maximum application versatility.
  • Built-in heatsink and fan simplifies thermal management of the controller.
  • Adjustable sensor current to maximize control sensitivity
  • If the remote temperature setpoint signal is lost, the controller defaults to a standard “safe” temperature setpoint (25ºC when a 10 kΩ thermistor is used). The safe temperature can be changed at the factory; call for details.
  • An onboard trimpot is used to set the output current limit to prevent over-driving the TEC, and helps protect your load from thermal runaway situations.
  • Proportional gain is easily adjusted with an onboard trimpot
  • Low temperature coefficient design remains stable across a wide range of ambient conditions.

Remote computer control is available using the USBKIT, which also allows graphing and datalogging.


Download the brochure to view detailed specifications, and then call Wavelength’s sales engineers so we can help you choose the right temperature controller for your application.

Free, effective, and responsive technical support is available to simplify integration of Wavelength products into your OEM design. Standard product can be easily modified to meet your application requirements.

Controller Supply Voltage: +5 to +30 V
Maximum Output Current: up to ±10 A
Temperature Stability: 0.0012°C (10 kΩ thermistor at 25°C) over one hour
Stability across ambient: 0.0014°C (10 kΩ thermistor at 25°C) over one hour – Ideal for scanning applications
Setpoint vs. Actual Temperature Accuracy: less than 1 mV, typical

-Adjustable output current limit
-Default Setpoint: If external setpoint drops below 0.3 V, an onboard default circuit sets it to 1 V. [25°C with a 10 kΩ thermistor]
-PI controller with “Smart Integrator” minimizes overshoot and time to temperature
-Compatible with multiple sensors
-Adjustable sensor bias current optimizes sensor feedback voltage
-Can operate with unipolar current for Resistive Heaters

Maximum Internal Power Dissipation: 110 W
PCB Mount Module size: 3.9″ x 2.2″ x 2.3″

PTC-PCB Mechanical Dimensions


Related FAQs

FAQ1007: What limits the temperature control range of a temperature controller?
FAQ1009: Why won't my temperature controller settle my load to temperature?
FAQ1010: Why does it take so long to settle to the setpoint temperature?
FAQ1011: Why won't my load stabilize to your temperature controller specification?
FAQ1012: Why is my load heating when it should be cooling?
FAQ1014: What DC power supplies do you recommend to achieve the stability specifications listed in your manuals?
FAQ1015: Should I use a switching power supply for my application?
FAQ1016: How do I view and print your manuals on-line?
FAQ1017: An empty screen appears when I try opening a PDF manual. What does this mean?
FAQ1019: Which address do I use to remit payment or a purchase order?
FAQ1022: Where do I send my unit for repair or calibration?
FAQ1085: Do the temperature controllers always provide full current to the driven element (a TEC or Peltier device, or resistive heater) when the actual temperature does not equal the set point temperature?
FAQ1100: What is the highest output current temperature controller that Wavelength Electronics currently offers?
FAQ1117: The temperature of my resistive heater is slow to stabilize and is not within specification.
FAQ1120: What does the Compliance Voltage specification in temperature controllers mean?
FAQ1128: What is the best way to wire a resistive heater to my temperature controller to gain compliance voltage?
FAQ1158: What software can I use for mechanical downloads?
FAQ1161: What are some important parameters to consider before purchasing a product?
FAQ1163: How does grounding the thermoelectric cooler cable on temperature controllers affect the noise level?


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THERM-PSTThermal Paste$19
USBKITUSB Interface for Laser Diode and Temperature Controllers$350USB Interface for Laser Diode and Temperature Controllers

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