DS18B20 Arduino User Manual: Introduction and Contents

The Maxim (or Dallas) DS18B20 is a pretty versatile device.  For example, you can connect multiple devices to a single data line.  You can also establish alarm set points and thus use the DS18B20 to monitor for over temperature and under temperature conditions.

At +/- 0.5 degree C stated accuracy,  it also offers measurement accuracy not found in other devices commonly used with an Arduino.

This mult-part user manual will step you through all the basics of using the DS18B20 with your Arduino.

 

18B20 Temp SensorThe Basics – Part 1:   This section provides a description, basic specifications and offers a tutorial that will show you how to connect your Arduino to your DS18B20.

 

 

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18B20 Temp Sensor Getting AddressGetting the DS18B20 Address – Part 2:    Each DS18B20 has its own address.   While it is possible to use a DS18B20 without knowing that address,  knowing how to acquire and use that address is necessary for many types of projects.

This section will show you how to get that address.

 

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18B20 Temperature From Single DeviceReading a Single DS18B20 – Part 3:   In many projects, all you will want to do is get a temperature from a single device.  This section shows you how to accomplish that using a couple different methods.

 

 

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18B20 Temp Sensor Alarms Reading DS18B20 Temperature Alarms – Part 4:  Imagine a project where you needed to shutdown your motor before damaging it.   With the DS18B20 its just a matter of set an alarm set point within the  DS18B20 and monitoring for the alarm.

 

 

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  1. Gebriel December 14, 2015

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