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Nov 07, 2011, 11:38 pm
I have achieved a
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that is a termistor that is 20k when its 25 degree celcius, by putting a 20k resistor on the other side of a voltage divider, i can get a reading of about 10-40 degrees (according to data sheet). but is it possible to expand the measuring area somehow? aka use other resisistors to increase the voltage divider?
may be a simple soulution, but i'm tired, and my head is not working optimal =P
Nov 21, 2011, 06:06 am
Is a termistor the main part of a Terminator?
Nov 21, 2011, 04:06 pm
The table shows resistance going from 609? at 120°C to 1,659,082 at -50°C. You should be able to measure the whole range by using the thermistor as part of a voltage divider and measuring the voltage. Since you didn't say, I'll assume your 20K resistor is used as a pull-up (connecting the pin to +5) and the thermistor is used as a pull-down (connecting the pin to ground).
float voltageAcrossThermistor = (analogRead(A0) * 5.0) / 1024.0;
float resistanceOfThermistor = 5.0/voltageAcrossThermistor * 20000 - 20000;
Then you can use a linear interpolation of the Temperature/Resistance table to get the temperature from the resistance.
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Nov 21, 2011, 06:58 pm
Ok. Take a look at:
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