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workinprogress

Jun 20, 2019, 09:12 am Last Edit: Jun 20, 2019, 09:14 am by workinprogress
Hello.

I'm using the sensor shield to get inputs from multiple MAX6675.

I understand that this shied is suitable because there are individual Ground, VCC and Signal pins. My question is Does having individual Signal pins mean that you don't have to connect pins to Arduino Ports for digital pins (found at the topmost part)?

So In my case (each MAX6675): GND is connected to the G port VCC is connected to V port and CS (of my MAX6675) is connected to S port. Right?



Grumpy_Mike

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Does having individual Signal pins mean that you don't have to connect pins to Arduino Ports for digital pins
Unless you say what sort of shield you have, and preferably post a link to it, there is no way of telling for sure.

marco_c

G and V are common to all pins. The S is the same electrical connection to the pin that corresponds to the Digital/Analog that is labelled near the at the GVS header. You can easily check this with a continuity tester (ohm meter).
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workinprogress

Unless you say what sort of shield you have, and preferably post a link to it, there is no way of telling for sure.
It's this one: https://protosupplies.com/product/sensor-shield-v5-0/

It's literally called "sensor shield."



G and V are common to all pins. The S is the same electrical connection to the pin that corresponds to the Digital/Analog that is labelled near the at the GVS header. You can easily check this with a continuity tester (ohm meter).
Ahh... okay that clears up a lot. No one really talks about this (at least from my research) . Thank you!

Grumpy_Mike

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It's literally called "sensor shield."
Actually it is called " Ardulno Sensor shield "
By misspelling the name Arduino they hope they can get away with an offense called "passing off" where one product pretends to be what it is not.

Proto Supplies are just rip off merchants, and that shield is absolute crap, it does very little that is of any use to anyone. This shield also has "sod all" to do with sensors.

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