PASPORT Skin/Surface Temperature Probe - PS-2131


Just press the probe against the surface to get an accurate reading of the surface, not the surrounding air.


Use this sensor when you want to know just how warm "warm to the touch" is. Compare skin temperature before and after exercise, map out temperature variations across the skin's surface, or perform heating and cooling experiments with solids.

The Skin/Surface Temperature Probe is an accessory--it must be connected to a sensor with a Standard PASCO Temperature Port, such as the PASPORT Temperature Sensor Temperature/Sound Level/Light Sensor. It is NOT compatible with the Wireless Temperature Sensor.

While the Skin/Surface Temperature Probe has a wide range for standard applications, if you are measuring extremely cold or extremely hot objects, please consider the Type K Temperature Sensor (PS-2134).

The PASPORT Skin/Surface Temperature Probe (PS-2131) is an accessory for the following products: (note that an equivalent temperature sensor among the PASPORT line may be used)

Typical Applications

  • Compare skin temperature before and after exercise or map temperature variations across skin surface
  • Observe reactions to music stimuli
  • Study temperature of a surface before/after applying friction
  • Determine the effects of wearing light- or dark-colored clothing in the sun

Special Features

  • Wide Temperature Range allows a variety of surfaces and situations to be studied.
  • Flat surface areas assures good contact and accurate readings.


  • -10 to +70 °C
  • ± 0.5 °C

  • 0.01 °C

Buying Guide

PASPORT Temperature Sensor
Required for use with PASPORT

Please note the Skin/Surface Temperature Probe must be connected to a sensor with a Standard PASCO Temperature Port (featured on many PASPORT Sensors).

PASPORT Temperature Sensor   PS-2125

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

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Software Required

SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used. PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Learn more about Bluetooth Compatibility.

For Educational Use Only

Note: This is not a medical device. PASCO products are designed for educational use only and should not be used in any apparatus involved with life support, medical testing, or patient diagnosis, or industrial control. It is also not intended for use in graduate research or industry including industrial control or any type of industrial testing.