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Description: The CCS811 Air Quality Breakout is a digital gas sensor solution that senses a wide range of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs), including equivalent carbon dioxide (eCO2) and metal oxide (MOX) levels. VOCs are often categorized as pollutants and/or sensory irritants and can come from a variety of sources like construction materials (paint, carpet, etc.), machines (copiers, processors, etc.) and even people (breathing, smoking, etc.). This breakout is intended for indoor air quality monitoring in personal devices such as watches and phones, but we’ve put it on a breakout board so you can use it as a regular I2C device.

The onboard CCS811 supports multiple measurement modes that have been optimized for low-power consumption during an active sensor measurement and idle mode extending battery life in portable applications. We have broken out each necessary pin on the CCS811 as well as additional pins to add your own NTC Thermistor to determine the temperature of the CCS811’s surroundings, which can be used to help compensate the readings.

Note: Please be aware that the CCS811 datasheet recommends a burn-in of 48 hours and a run-in of 20 minutes (you must allow 20 minutes for the sensor to warm up and output valid data).

Get Started with the CCS811 Breakout Guide

Features:

  • Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) sensing from 0 to 1,187 parts per billion
  • eCO2 sensing from 400 to 8,192 parts per million
  • Five Operating Modes
  • Integrated MCU
  • Onboard Processing
  • Standard I2C Digital Interface
  • Optimized Low-Power Modes
  • Optional NTC Thermistor Pins

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Customer Comments

  • What happened to the quarter?

  • Can this detect bad stuff from 3d printers?

  • At $29, I’m incredibly surprised you didn’t include the NTC on the board. Seriously, they cost like $0.10, and the pin seems to be reserved for the NTC exclusively.

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April 27, 2017

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