LM35 is a precession Integrated circuit Temperature sensor, whose output voltage varies, based on the temperature around it. It is a small and cheap IC which can be used to measure temperature anywhere between -55°C to 150°C. It can easily be interfaced with any Microcontroller that has ADC function or any development platform like Arduino.
LM35 Temperature Sensor Applications:
- Measuring temperature of a particular environment
- Providing thermal shutdown for a circuit/component
- Monitoring Battery Temperature
- Measuring Temperatures for HVAC applications.
- Minimum and Maximum Input Voltage is 35V and -2V respectively. Typically 5V.
- Can measure temperature ranging from -55°C to 150°C
- Output voltage is directly proportional (Linear) to temperature (i.e.) there will be a rise of 10mV (0.01V) for every 1°C rise in temperature.
- ±0.5°C Accuracy
- Drain current is less than 60uA
- Low cost temperature sensor
- Small and hence suitable for remote applications
- Available in TO-92, TO-220, TO-CAN and SOIC package
You can make some wonderful science project using this LM35 Temperature Sensor. To learn how to use LM35 Temperature Sensor with Arduino and how to make project using this sensor you can Watch this Tutorial from our Official Youtube Channel.
Tutorial Link: Make a Digital Thermometer Using Arduino and LM35