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Temperature and humidity sensor (Part III)

- Mar 23, 2018 -

Matters needing attention

Select the matters needing attention of [3]

1) choose measurement range
And selection measure weight, temperature, humidity sensor must first determine the measurement range.In addition to weather, outside the department, temperature and humidity measurement and control of general don't need the wet process (0-100% RH) measurement.

(2) choose measurement precision
Accuracy of measurement is the most important indicator of humidity sensor, every increase - percentage points, for the humidity sensor is a higher level, or even better.Because to achieve different precision, the manufacturing costs vary widely, the price also differs very far.So the user must act according to actual circumstances, should not blindly pursue "high, refined, sharp".As at different temperatures using a humidity sensor, and its value to consider the influence of temperature drift.As is known to all, is a function of temperature, relative humidity temperature greatly affects the relative humidity within a specified space.Every 0.1 ℃ temperature changed.Will result in a change to the humidity of 0.5% RH (error).Use occasions if difficult to achieve constant temperature, high humidity measurement accuracy is not appropriate.In most cases, if there is no precise temperature control means, or measured space is sealed, the precision of + / - 5% RH is enough.Accurate control for the local space of constant temperature, constant humidity, or need to track humidity change Settings at any time, to choose more than + / - 3% RH precision humidity sensor.And the accuracy is higher than the requirements of + / - 2% RH even sensor calibration standard humidity generator also hard to do, what's more, the sensor itself.Relative humidity measuring instrument, even at 20 to 25 ℃, to achieve the accuracy of 2% RH is still very difficult.Usually feature is given in the product information at room temperature (20 ℃ + 10 ℃) and clean gas measurement.

(3) considering the drift and temperature drift
In be used actually, because of the influence of the dust, oil pollution and harmful gas, use a long time, electronic moisture transfer device can produce aging, precision, electronic humidity sensor in scatter is generally in the plus or minus 2%, even higher.In general, the effective use of production vendors will indicate one calibration time is 1 year or 2 years, due to calibration.

(4) other considerations
Humidity sensor is sealing, to protect the measuring accuracy and stability, and should be avoided in acid, alkali and containing organic solvents used in the atmosphere.Also avoid using dust in the larger environment.For the correct reflection to measure the humidity of the space, also should avoid sensors placed too close to the walls or the flow of air is not blind Angle.If the room is too large to be measured, it should be placed more sensors.Some humidity sensor to power supply requirement is higher, otherwise will affect the accuracy of measurement.Or mutual interference between sensors, even unable to work.When using, should according to the technical requirements to provide appropriate, conform to the requirements of the precision of power supply.Sensor need for remote signal transmission, to pay attention to the attenuation of the signal problem.When the transmission distance of more than 200 m or more, the proposal chooses humidity sensor output signal frequency.