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I am using DS18B20 with arduino, I tried compiling the code 'one_wire_address_finder' which is the following:

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// This sketch looks for 1-wire devices and
// prints their addresses (serial number) to
// the UART, in a format that is useful in Arduino sketches
// Tutorial:
// http://www.hacktronics.com/Tutorials/arduino-1-wire-address-finder.html

#include <OneWire.h>

OneWire  ds(3);  // Connect your 1-wire device to pin 3

void setup(void) {

void discoverOneWireDevices(void) {
  byte i;
  byte present = 0;
  byte data[12];
  byte addr[8];
  Serial.print("Looking for 1-Wire devices...\n\r");
  while(ds.search(addr)) {
    Serial.print("\n\rFound \'1-Wire\' device with address:\n\r");
    for( i = 0; i < 8; i++) {
      if (addr[i] < 16) {
      Serial.print(addr[i], HEX);
      if (i < 7) {
        Serial.print(", ");
    if ( OneWire::crc8( addr, 7) != addr[7]) {
        Serial.print("CRC is not valid!\n");
  Serial.print("\n\r\n\rThat's it.\r\n");

void loop(void) {
  // nothing to see here

and the result that it is giving me in the serial monitor is:
Found '1-Wire' device with address:

0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF CRC is not valid!

what could the reason be?


How have you wired the DS18B20 to the Arduino? The result you get sound like a wrong wiring.


I wired it according to this picture:

I am using a 4.7kohm resistor.


It looks right - double check the device is the right way round, check with a multimeter that the device is getting the supply
voltage (some breadboards split the supply rails in the middle for instance).  The result shown suggests the
pull up resistor is correctly wired but the DS18B20 isn't connected properly.

Personally I'd add a 0.1uF decoupling capacitor near the device too, but make sure the device is getting its supply in
the first place.
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Papa G

From the drawing, it looks like it's wired to pin 2 (pins number from 0) instead of pin 3.


I assume the signal wire on pin 2 is just a slack arsed drawing error, but are you sure you have wired up power rails as drawn? It would not work like that on my breadboard as the power lines are discontinuous.

Check the sensor with your fingers. If it is seriously hot, you have it the wrong way round. I did that but the DS18B20 survived, and so did I.

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