PT100 measurements: MAX31865 vs 4-20 mA

Since very recently I have two identical PT100 sensors set up inside the same fan-aspirated shield. The first sensor is read using the Adafruit MAX31865 breakout board, while the second is linked to a 4-20 mA current loop transmitter. In both cases, a Wemos D1 Mini microcontroller is used to process the signal. For the […]

Using a 4-20 mA PT100 transmitter

In this post, I explained how I used an Adafruit MAX31865 clone in order to read a PT100 temperature sensor. Since then, I’ve tested an original Adafruit version as well. Accuracy from this board is a lot better. While I had to add a calibration offset of somewhere between 0.8 and 1.5 degrees to configurations using the […]

Reading a PT100 sensor with a Wemos D1 Mini

In my never ending quest for better temperature readings – or other ways of doing so, at least – I’ve begun trying other sensors than the SHT35. One of them is the PT100. It’s supposed to be very accurate. It it used in many different situations, from laboratory settings to industry. It’s also used in […]

Apogee TS-100 first impressions

I was losing the last light and had to get a flash light while connecting the last wires Tuesday evening (August 17th), but I have the TS-100 up and running. Without battery backup for now. I will fix that later. Adding this new shield to my setup has triggered a whole series of new tests […]

Project Apogee part 1: fan aspiration

My big project for the summer of 2021 is adding a fan aspirated radiation shield to my setup. My primary shield – the Barani MeteoShield Pro – is a superb product, but a passive shield it remains. It suffers from overheating in windless conditions. Those conditions do not occur too often at my location, but […]