Hydrogen Gas Sensor - MQ-8

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Hydrogen Gas Sensor - MQ-8


The Hydrogen Gas Sensor - MQ-8 is a user-friendly device designed for detecting hydrogen gas concentrations in the air ranging from 100-10000ppm. It boasts high sensitivity and quick response time, making it an excellent choice for various applications.

The MQ-8 sensor's output is an analog resistance, and its drive circuit is incredibly straightforward. You simply need to power the heater coil with 5V, add a load resistance, and connect the output to an ADC. This simplicity makes it perfect for those who wish to integrate it into their projects without any hassle.

Its compact design is similar to the MQ-3 alcohol sensor, allowing it to fit into small spaces or be used with a breakout board. This makes it highly versatile and adaptable to a wide range of environments and applications.

One of the key benefits of the MQ-8 hydrogen gas sensor is its ability to accurately detect hydrogen gas concentrations in the air. It can be used in a variety of settings, such as laboratories, industrial sites, or even at home, to monitor and ensure a safe environment.

Another unique property of the MQ-8 sensor is its high sensitivity and fast response time. This means it can quickly detect changes in hydrogen gas concentrations, allowing for immediate action if necessary. This rapid response can be crucial in situations where hydrogen gas levels may rise quickly.


  • MQ-8 Datasheet
  • Wiring Example


Brand information
Brand Sparkfun
More infoHazardous Gas Monitor - SparkFun Learn
Size info
Length20 mm
Width25 mm
Height20 mm
Weight9 g

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