Weather - proof Ultrasonic Sensor with Separate Probe SKU : SEN0208

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Introduction

Most ultrasonic distance sensors aren't waterproof which can be a problem if you need your project to withstand the elements outdoors. No need to worry any more! We have developed waterproof ultrasonic distance sensors with a waterproof sealed emitter. This sensor is suitable for outdoor applications such as car reversing sensors, security alarms, industrial inspection, etc. What will you make?

Specification

  • Operating Voltage: 5V DC
  • Static Current: 5mA
  • Operating Current: 30mA
  • Operating Range: 25cm ~ 4.5m
  • Resolution: 0.5cm
  • Detecting Angle: < 70°
  • Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 70°C
  • Cable Length: 2.5 M
  • Dimension: 41mm x 28.5mm/1.61*1.12 inches
  • Weight: 54g

Board Overview

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LABEL NAME FUNCTION
1 5V Power Input +
2 Trig Trigger Signal
3 Echo Echo Signal
4 GND GND


Tutorial

This tutorial will demonstrate how to use the Weather-proof Ultrasonic Sensor to measuring distance.

Fundamental Principles

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A short ultrasonic pulse is transmitted at the time 0, reflected by an object. The sensor receives this signal and converts it to an electric signal. The next pulse can be transmitted when the echo fades. This time period is called cycle period. The recommend cycle period should be no less than 50ms. If a 10μs width trigger pulse is sent to the signal pin, the ultrasonic module will output eight 40kHz ultrasonic signals and detect the echo back. The measured distance is proportional to the echo pulse width and can be calculated by the formula above. If no obstacle is detected, the output pin will give a 38ms high level signal.

Requirements

  • Hardware
    • Arduino UNO x1
    • Battery Capacity Indicator x1
  • Software


Connection Diagram

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Sample Code

 1 #define ECHOPIN 2// Pin to receive echo pulse
 2 #define TRIGPIN 3// Pin to send trigger pulse
 3 void setup(){
 4   Serial.begin(9600);
 5   pinMode(ECHOPIN, INPUT);
 6   pinMode(TRIGPIN, OUTPUT);
 7   digitalWrite(ECHOPIN, HIGH);
 8 }
 9 void loop(){
10   digitalWrite(TRIGPIN, LOW); // Set the trigger pin to low for 2uS
11   delayMicroseconds(2);
12   digitalWrite(TRIGPIN, HIGH); // Send a 10uS high to trigger ranging
13   delayMicroseconds(10);
14   digitalWrite(TRIGPIN, LOW); // Send pin low again
15   int distance = pulseIn(ECHOPIN, HIGH,26000); // Read in times pulse
16   distance= distance/58;
17   Serial.print(distance);
18   Serial.println("   cm");                    
19   delay(50);// Wait 50mS before next ranging
20 }


FAQ

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