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CO click

CO click

SKU:MIKROE-1626

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CO click carries the MQ-7 gas sensor with high sensitivity to carbon monoxide. The click is designed to run on a 5V power supply only. It communicates with the target microcontroller over the AN pin on the mikroBUS™ line.

The board also features a calibration potentiometer, a mikroBUS™ host socket, two jumpers and a power indicator LED.

MQ-7 sensor features

The MQ-7 sensor has high sensitivity to carbon monoxide. The gas sensing layer on the sensor unit is made of Tin dioxide (SnO2), which has lower conductivity in clean air. The conductivity increases as the levels of Carbon monoxide rise. The detection range of the sensor is 20ppm-2000ppm of CO.

Calibrating the sensor

To calibrate the sensor for the environment you’ll be using it in, CO click has a small potentiometer that allows you to adjust the Load Resistance of the sensor circuit. For precise calibration, the sensor needs to preheat (once powered up, it takes 48h to reach the right temperature).

Carbon monoxide detection

Carbon monoxide gas sensors are used to detect the presence of that gas and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Since carbon monoxide has no smell or color, humans cannot detect it. In high concentrations, it can be lethal.

Key features

  • MQ-7 sensor
    • Sensor range: 20ppm-2000ppm of CO
  • Onboard potentiometer for calibration
  • Communicates over the AN pin
  • 5V power supply

Specification

Type Gas
Applications Measuring pollution, designing safety alarms, performing experiments
On-board modules MQ-7 sensor for Carbon monoxide
Key Features Gas sensing layer on the sensor unit is made of Tin dioxide (SnO2)
Key Benefits Potentiometer for calibration
Interface Analog
Input Voltage 3.3V or 5V
Compatibility mikroBUS
Click board size M (42.9 x 25.4 mm)

Pinout diagram

This table shows how the pinout on CO click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).

Notes Pin Mikrobus logo.png

mikroBUStm

Pin Notes
Analog output AN 1 AN PWM 16 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 2 RST INT 15 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 3 CS TX 14 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 4 SCK RX 13 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 5 MISO SCL 12 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 6 MOSI SDA 11 NC Not connected
Not connected NC 7 3.3V 5V 10 +5V Power supply
Ground GND 8 GND GND 9 GND Ground

Programming

Code examples for CO click, written for MikroElektronika hardware and compilers are available on Libstock.

Code snippet

The following code snippet shows how to initialize the click, and then read from it, showing the values on the display.

01 void main() {
02 
03 LCD_Init(); // Initialize Lcd
04 Lcd_Cmd(_LCD_CLEAR); // Clear display
05 Lcd_Cmd(_LCD_CURSOR_OFF); // Cursor off
06 Lcd_Out(1,1,"CO click"); // Write text in first row
07 
08 ANSELA = 0x04; // Set ADC on RA2
09 TRISA = 0x04; // Set RA2 as input
10 LATA = 0; // Set PORTA as 0
11 ADC_Init(); // Initialize ADC
12 delay_ms(100); // Pause of 100ms for ADC module stabilization
13 
14 //Initial read ADC and display PPM value on LCD
15 readSensor(); // Read sensor
16 calculatePPM(); // Calculating PPM value
17 
18 FloatToStr(ppm,&txt); // Conversion float ppm to string txt
19 LCD_Out(2,14,"ppm"); // Print text on LCD
20 LCD_Out(2,1,txt); // Print txt value on LCD
21 
22 while(1) {
23 
24 delay_ms(500); // Pause 500ms
25 readSensor(); // Read sensor
26 calculatePPM(); // Calculating PPM value
27 FloatToStr(ppm,&txt); // Conversion float ppm to string txt
28 LCD_Out(2,1,txt); // Print txt value on LCD
29 
30 }
31 }

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