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Digital Thermometer

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  • First published on: 1-7-2010

    DIGITAL THERMOMETER    

    RAJ K. GORKHALI

    This digital thermometer can measure temperatures up to 150C with an accuracy of +_1C. The temperature is read on a 1V full scale-deflection (FSD) moving-coil voltmeter or digital voltmeter.

    Operational amplifier IC 741 (IC3) provides a constant flow of current through the base-emitter junction of npn transistor BC108 (T1). The voltage across the base-emitter junction of the transistor is proportional to its temperature. The transistor used this way makes a low-cost sensor. You can use silicon diode instead of transistor. The small variation in voltage across the base-emitter junction is amplified by second operational amplifier (IC4), before the temperature is displayed on the meter. Preset VR1 is used to set the zero-reading on the meter and preset VR2 is used to set the range of temperature measurement.

    Operational amplifiers IC3 and IC4 operate off regulated +_5V power supply, which is derived from 3-terminal positive voltage regulator IC 7805 (IC1) and negative low-dropout regulator IC 7660 (IC2). The entire circuit works off a 9V battery.

    Assemble the circuit on a general-purpose PCB and enclose in a small plastic box. Calibrate the thermometer using presets VR1 and VR2. After calibration, keep the box in the vicinity of the object whose temperature is to be measured. 



     

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    Sheshank   1210 days ago

    plzzzz give more info on collector of the transistor
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    Noname   1035 days ago

    BC108 use as sensor Dont connect to anything... only for act like diode
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    Pran   1195 days ago

    Connect the collector to the posetive rail red above.
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    pooja   1186 days ago

    exactly which meter should be uselike according to ms raj...the output is to be measure on 1v FSD moving coil or digital voitmeter...so i tired by using multimeter....my question is is it fine by using multimeterand i used 22n ceramic capacitor instead of 220nF at input sideplzz reply sooon.....
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    Ganesh   1175 days ago

    As per ckt diagram 220nf capacitor is comnnected accross input and common & it should be for rectifying the high frequency transient comming in the input. so no matter if u use 22nf instead of 220nf. but i suggest if ur ckt works slowly then we recommend that use the 220nf.
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    DEEP JYOTI   1181 days ago

    HOW CAN I ORDER RHIS PROJECT???????????
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    Sagarmothkurigmail.com   1174 days ago

    Hello im a btech student and id like to know abt transistor in detail...like i mean pls explain me in general not as per text
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    Sameer   1167 days ago

    hey i implemented the circuit on bread board but how to measure the temperature???multimeter shows the voltagehow do we find temperature of the particular object??
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    pooja   1160 days ago

    by using multimeter i got d output in terms of voltage so.....how to convert it into temperature??????reply soooon...............
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    Anuja   1156 days ago

    exactly.. i too got its output in terms of voltage.. hw to convert it in temperature....?? ways d callibration..?
    Reply   1 Reply
    harishankar   1133 days ago

    for the calibration use an adc circuit
    Reply   1 Reply
    nikhil   1027 days ago

    Its better to make thermometer using ICL 710706 Ic and LM-35.Lm-35 having 0.1vc temp. coefficient and using this we can easily interface ICL 7107 with LM-35 without any micro controller...
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    Efy Admin   1027 days ago

    This is another way of designing the circuit
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    laxminarayan   1154 days ago

    Absolutely waste of money Inserting the sensor in ice and boiling water shows nearly same reading
    Reply   1 Reply
    davis   1019 days ago

    it does not provide exact reading as like this
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    lucky jain   1149 days ago

    this is a working project or nt giving nly 1 reading i.e. .779 v
    Reply   1 Reply
    sriram   1061 days ago

    how it will show the temperature....... u say its a digital thermometer........
    Reply  
    ankit goyal   1105 days ago

    by using multimeter i got d output in terms of voltage so.....how to convert it into temperature??????reply soooon..
    Reply   1 Reply
    ankit ror   1016 days ago

    u can measure its resistanse by using multimeter and than u can change it in c for ex. as resistance is 125 then we calculate 100-12525 after that 255262.5c
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    Nandadeep   1061 days ago

    the collector teminal should be left open..them am getting voltage in terms of millivolts...if 1vis fsv of 150c then one degree comes out to be 6.6mv..but at the start only am getting 0.8v ...there is some serious calibration issue...plz enlighten me on it..
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    pranav   1060 days ago

    worst information
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    dhivya   1059 days ago

    how to convert voltage to temperature?
    Reply  
    rohit singh   1055 days ago

    this is good for project work ..........but there not give sufficient info.
    Reply   1 Reply
    anil kumar verma   453 days ago

    hi i am anil.i make project for btech students based on microcontroller like atmega-16atmega-880518052 etc.if want to make any project for final year. i will do it for you in reasonable price kindly contect to at my mail id741555timer@gmail.com
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    siddharth   1043 days ago

    this is exelent for project.........
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    vignesh   1042 days ago

    how many cost for this eqiupment
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    mangeshkar   1028 days ago

    DIGITAL THERMOMETER in digitial thermomemter we use lcd or led display on the output thermometer than its look nice . afterthat it should be both c & f that its also nice.
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    mangeshkar   1028 days ago

    DIGITAL THERMOMETER in digitial thermomemter we use lcd or led display on the output thermometer than its look nice . afterthat it should be both c & f that its also nice.
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    kkk   1028 days ago

    how to read the temperature i m getn the op in terms of voltage.
    Reply  
    SHAIKRAFI   1015 days ago

    sirpllzz tell me how much it cost & mention the components in detail.
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    Priyank Bhanot   1008 days ago

    why do we use zener diode here as load?why not ne resistor?
    Reply   1 Reply
    Efy Admin   1007 days ago

    Zener diode is not a load here, it is used to limit the out voltage to 4.7V
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    GAUTAM SHRIVAS   1004 days ago

    how can change voltage into temperature
    Reply   1 Reply
    Shriram   783 days ago

    For measuring the Exact temperature with an accuracy of 0.1 C I have used a LM 35 Temperature sensor and the circuit is here httpshriramscircuits.wordpress.com
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    SILENT ANAND   984 days ago

    very supper sir
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    jaymin patel   969 days ago

    I dont see the use of zener diode can any one explain the use of ZD1 i.e. zener diode
    Reply  
    DEEP   421 days ago

    by using multimeter i got d output in terms of voltage so.....how to convert it into temperature??????reply soooon...............
    Reply  
    ashwini   87 days ago

    i want full information about digital thermometer with cost and component and how actually its look after making
    Reply  

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