Is there a symbol like a thermistor in the Tikz circuit library? I read the documentation and couldn't find anything like it. There is a symbol for a varistor but what I'm looking for would be something like this:


rather than this:

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You need the version 0.3.0 of the circuitikz package to draw thermistors. Once you have installed it, use the following code:

\draw (0,0) to[thR] (2,0);

as you can see in the manual at page 10.

  • Is it possible to do this without the circuitikzlibrary but the Tikzcircuit library? Or if not then is it possible to do this inside a tikzpicture? – David Wright Sep 23 '13 at 15:12
  • Circuitikz runs under Tikz. All of the Tikz library, in fact all Tikz plotting features, are available from Circuitikz. (If you want, you can connect components using decorations.) – John Kormylo Sep 23 '13 at 15:23
  • Could you tell me how I could connect these two using the same coordinates, or where I could find an example? I tried opening a circuitikzinside a tikzpicture but that was obviously not the right approach. – David Wright Sep 24 '13 at 7:20
  • @DavidWright I don't know how to connect the two, I use directly circuitikz for design the whole circuit (see some example at the end of the manual) – Red Sep 24 '13 at 7:47

I found out that by using


you don't need use


inside an existing tikzpicture, you can just simply access circuitikz elements like

\draw (0,0) to[thR] (2,0);

using the same coordinates as the rest of the tikzpicture Thanks for your help.

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