The Sparkfun Temperature Sensor - TMP36 is a precision centigrade temperature sensor that comes as a part of the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit. This low voltage sensor provides a voltage output linearly proportional to the Celsius temperature. With no need for external calibration, it offers typical accuracies of ±1°C at +25°C and ±2°C across a temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. It's incredibly user-friendly, requiring only a ground and a 2.7 to 5.5 VDC power source. The temperature can be easily determined by reading the voltage on the Vout pin and applying the scale factor of 10 mV/°C.
The Sparkfun Temperature Sensor - TMP36 is a reliable and easy-to-use solution for a variety of applications. It can be used in weather stations, home automation systems, or any project requiring accurate temperature readings. With its wide operating temperature range, it can handle both extreme cold and heat conditions. Moreover, its linear voltage output proportional to temperature makes it simple to integrate into any system.
The unique properties of the Sparkfun Temperature Sensor - TMP36 make it stand out. It operates on a voltage input range of 2.7 V to 5.5 VDC, making it compatible with a variety of power sources. It also boasts a 10 mV/°C scale factor, ±2°C accuracy over temperature, and ±0.5°C linearity. These features ensure reliable and accurate temperature readings at all times.
For more detailed information, a datasheet for the Sparkfun Temperature Sensor - TMP36 is available, providing comprehensive specifications and usage guidelines. This will help you get the most out of this versatile and precise temperature sensor.