Temperature is a property of a substance related to the amount of heat energy it contains.

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Please share with me your experience in data-loggers with PIC [on hold]

I want to build a data-logger that records temperature and pressure every second for 20 hours. My circuit must work in a range of 20-130 'C and 0 - 9000 PSI ! And it must be inside a cylindrical ...
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Microchip 9808 temperature sensor - Incorrect calculation result

I am using a Microchip MCP9808 I2C temperature sensor (https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-mcp9808-precision-i2c-temperature-sensor-guide/overview). I'm having problems being able to calculate the ...
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Why do electronics have a low temperature limit?

Apart from condensation why do electronic components usually have a low temperature limit? For example my laptop says something along the lines of -10 °C to 75 °C temperature while in use. I can ...
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Average two probes

I have a MASH Tun that I have two 10 ohm thermoristor type temperature probes. THese have two wires (one a ground) I have a small PID (BCS 462) type device that used to be able to average the two ...
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Safe temperature range for 18650 battery - powerful flashlight

There are many powerful flashlights, some of them have just one 18650 li-ion cell, 10W LED and they are very small. I have read few tests, I watched few video tests on YouTube and looks like some ...
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Temperature compensation accelerometer and cross axis sensitivity calibration

I'm trying to compensate a 3-axis MEMS accelerometer for temperature. I can access a climate chamber where the device can be rotated in ONE axis. There is another place where I can rotate two axis, ...
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All capacitors leaking on Emotiva PSU? [closed]

I've just opened the top of my XPA-2 amplifier and had a huge surprise: it seems like almost ALL of the caps are leaking from the bottom. Not just the main PSU caps, but smaller ones on PSU PCB and ...
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How much power can a thin wire handle before heating too much?

If I have a copper wire 25um in diameter and 3mm long, and I'm running AC current through it at 3GHz, how can I calculate how much it heats up given a power and duration? The wire is immersed in oil ...
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How can I mount a DS18B20 tempreature sensor to a large heatsink?

I want to monitor the temperature of a large peltier element's heatsink to control a fan. I think I'm going to use a DS18B20. The 3 pin TO-92 looks like it's plastic, so I'm already worried about low ...
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Temperature Sensor Verilog

Hello I have been working on an analog temperature sensor TMP36 and I am trying to get the temperature and display it on the NEXYS3 SSD. I am aware the NEXYS3 does not have an analog pin and I built ...
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DS18B20 temp sensor IC

DS18B20 temp sensor IC Dq pin is connected to PSEN of controller in my application. But in datasheet its mentioned that its ...
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PIC operating temperature… “industrial” vs. “extended”

I am shopping for a PIC micro-controller for use in an automotive application. I noticed that PICs are offered in both "industrial" and "extended" temperature ranges ([-40C to +85C] vs [-40 to +125]). ...
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Digital temperature detector

I am using LM95071 temp detector IC for temp sensing. Link for datasheet: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/snis137d/snis137d.pdf Its a digital temp detector, it will show equivalent ADC count. But where we ...
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temperature compensation circuit using AD8515

Can I use AD8515 op-amp as temperature compensation circuit for pressure sensor? The picture shows how I intend to use it.
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PT100 sampling and accuracy

How accurate can I get temperature measurements if I repeatedly sample the data from a PT100 sensor. [Assuming I have a 16 bit converter]? What are the limits on accuracy and repeatability? Does the ...
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LM1084, should I leave the copper area connected to the TAB floating? [duplicate]

I am using the LM1084 in a DDPAK package as a 5V USB voltage regulator on 4-layer board. The TAB of the package is internaly connected to pin 2 (OUTPUT). I am not sure what to do with the copper ...
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How to make the hottest CPU temperature?

Besides just running an infinite loop, are there any tricks (like maybe cache misses?) to making a CPU as hot as possible? This could be architecture specific or not.
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Max voltage output of DS18B20

I am using the DigiX board and trying to connect a DS18B20 (one wire temperature sensor). One of the issues with the DigiX is that it can only tolerate 3.3V on the I/O pins. I have been trying to ...
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Implementing Peltier temperature controller in a circuit

I need to measure the temperatures of semiconductors using a Peltier temperature controller. I am using a DT9818 (it's a USB collection board from what I have learnt). I would need to use software ...
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Can I put 2 voltage regulators (5V) in parallel to dissipate the heat better?

I connected around 10m of christmas light LEDs to a 5V voltage regulator (lm7805). It gets quite hot, put I can still touch it without burning my finger. So in is within its temperature range (120 C ...
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Temperature stabilization with PWM , PID controller with delay system

I am doing a project to control the temperature with PWM. I use peltier, thermistor,mcu and h-bridge mosfet. I want to reach a temperature with an error less than 0.05 and stay at that temperature ...
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Platinum RTD temperature sensor choices between 1000ohm and 100ohm

I heard the Platinum RTD temperature sensor are very accurate and I want to use it for my temperature measurement project (-40 degree to 80 degree range). I don't want to use other type sensors. ...
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What is this kind of temperature sensor called (Analogue Devices TMP36)?

I am reading about this stuff, and I have found clear definitions of thermocouples and thermistors online, eg on Wikipedia. But then I also found something different, e.g. what they at AdaFruit just ...
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Electrical resistance converted to wire temperature

I'm trying to get a formula that I can reuse to help me determine wire size and properties. The goal is to heat a 430' wire between 40-100F using 12 volts and 10 amps of direct current. Everyone is ...
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Will an electric heater coil stop drawing power when the surrounding temp is the same as the coil's temp?

I am trying to figure out if I can melt Aluminum cans using a heater coil from a toaster oven. I've already used q=mc∆T and q=m*(Latent heat of fusion) to figure out how much energy is required to ...
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Automotive Sensor - Excessive Ripple Noise

I'm designing an automotive oil temperature sensor based around a 3-wire RTD. This is my analog circuitry: U1 and U2 provide a 1mA bias on the RTD which is measured by U3 and gained up by U4. R5, ...
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Soldering CPUs/GPUs/FPGAs - temperature issue

I am thinking about making my own FPGA board and soldering using reflow. The tutorials I've read all say the process requires temperatures in excess of 220 °F. However, at least according to this ...
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How to generate Red light from a Blue-Dominated Spectrum

I have a white LED light source, the spectrum of which looks as follows --- want to filter out red light from this white LED source. But as you can see the spectrum dwindles in the red zone. And ...
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Heatsink or IC: how to determine root cause of overtemp?

I have a manufacturing situation where we perform a functional test on a board and we are getting frequent overtemperature failures from a BGA package with a heatsink on it. I would like to be able to ...
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What does 25°C mean on a transistor data sheet?

The background is, I'm trying to understand how well a typical transistor obeys the Ebers-Moll equation at constant (junction) temperature. See this snapshot taken from the Fairchild datasheet of the ...
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How to use LM56 to switch on/off a 2kW heater using a MOSFET

I have an oil heater at 220V/2000W so lets say 10A (maybe more when it starts?!). I was thinking of creating a circuit to switch the oil heater on/off with a LM56. Is it possible using a MOSFET ...
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Relation between Digital frequency counter and temperature

This is a homework question, I can normally solve the problems on freqeuncy counter but I never did with temperature related frequency counter problems. A digital frequency counter has these ...
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Storing batteries in a refrigerator

The electro-chemical reaction is more favorable at higher temperatures. Consequently, when it is warmer, the batteries will perform better. This is also evident from practice: old batteries do not ...
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Weakest link in lifetime of electronic circuits

I'm working on a product, a single-board computer with an expected lifetime of 10-15 years, and I'm trying to identify the correct components to focus on for this. So far electrolytic capacitors ...
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Why is my analog temp sensor's signal so unstable?

I have an analog temperature sensor (TMP36 - datasheet - product page) and it is properly connected to an analog pin for reading its output. The Arduino sketch (firmware) works just fine. Everything ...
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Temperature Sensor probe lifetime

Need a good 1 wire temperature sensor, there is a lot of information about the DS18B20, but I see nothing about it's quality or expected lifetime. I was wondering which is the expected lifetime of a ...
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Cheap temperature sensor

For a project I need a cheap (less than 10 Euro) en simple solution to measure temperature. Accuracy is not really important, +/- 3 Degrees is acceptable. The desired temperature range is between 0 ...
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Fast-stabilising skin temperature sensor

We're currently trying to build a portable temperature sensor for the purposes of estimating human core temperature. This is a bit of an engineering problem (more to do with choice of materials than ...
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Analog temperature sensor with 100mV per 1 degree Fahrenheit

My devices only measure analog precision to the nearest 100mV. Most temperature sensors I can find only do 10mV per degree precision. Currently I'm using the LM34. Is there such a thing as an analog ...
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Arduino LM35DZ giving incorrect voltage

I have an LM35DZ which is temperature sensor, properly connected and reading strange values... like 1023. I've tried almost any code I could find regarding LM35DZ and Arduino, with the same results ...
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Simplest way to detect body heat

I need to detect how hot/cold a person is with a sensor (or multiple sensors) in close contact. I've looked at temperature sensors such as 18B20 and TMP36 but I'm not sure how to detect if a person ...
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What kind of temperature sensor is this?

What kind of temperature sensor is this? What would be the best method for getting a reading from it?
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How does a temperature sensor work?

How does a temperature sensor gather temperature? What is the mechanism used? More specifically I want to understand how the TMP102 sensor works.
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What is a suitable device for fast temperature process control?

Here is a ceramic heater catalog: product sheet These heaters can ramp up as fast as 150 degrees C per second. I am not entirely sure what I am searching for but let's look at my use case: Say I ...
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UPS batteries and hot/cold weather

I am designing a small network deployment for several buildings without temperature regulation. In planning the power, I can find very little about acceptable UPS batteries for these conditions. ...
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Boost DC voltage converter for wireless temperature sensor (1.5V to 5V)

I'm trying to design a wireless temperature sensor powered by one (or maybe two) rechargeable NiMH AA cell(s). The sensor should read and transmit the temperature every couple of seconds and remain in ...
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Variation of the amplifier input impedance by the temperature

I have a question, How can I calculate the input impedence in amplifier when the union base-emitter temperature is different (25C 100C, 50C ...)?
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How much is the current consumption of this sensor (tmp102)?

Here is the data-sheet. I just want to know how much time it takes to measure the temperature and how much current it consumes. I struggle when trying to find such info in the data-sheet so any help ...
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Is there a temperature sensor which triggers voltage output upon breaching a temperature threshold? [closed]

Is there a temperature sensor which will output a certain voltage if the temperature is below a certain degrees? e.g. Output 5v if temperature is < 0°C and output 0v if > 0°C. I'm trying to figure ...
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IC - Case temperature vs Operating tempaerture

When datasheets lists(MAX9744) that the normal operating temp are b/w -40 c to 85 c but the case temp should not be up above 165 c what are they suggesting. How come an IC work if its case temp gets ...