Current 9 Click is a compact add-on board providing a precise and accurate current sensing solution. This board features the CT415-HSN830DR, high-bandwidth and ultra-low-noise XtremeSense® TMR current sensor designed for the current range up to 30A from Crocus Technology. This sensor also features an integrated current-carrying conductor which handles rated current and generates a current measurement as a linear analog output voltage, accomplishing a total output error of about ±1% full-scale. After that, the user is allowed to process the output voltage in analog or digital form. This Click board™ is ideal for high-accuracy current measurements for many consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications.
Note: This Click board™ needs to be used by trained personnel only while applying high voltages. Special care should be taken when working with hazardous voltage levels.
Current 9 Click as its foundation uses the CT415-HSN830DR, an XtremeSense® TMR current sensor providing high-accuracy current measurements from Crocus Technology. The CT415-HSN830DR comes with an integrated current carrying conductor (CCC) that handles current from 0A up to 30A. It has high sensitivity and a wide dynamic range with excellent accuracy (low total output error) across temperature range from –40°C to +85°C making it suitable for many consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications.
When current flows through the CCC, the XtremeSense® TMR sensors inside the chip sense the field, generating a differential voltage signal that goes through the analog front-end to output a current measurement with less than ±1% full-scale total output error. The CT415-HSN830DR is designed to enable a fast response time for the current measurement. In addition, the user is provided with the option of selecting the output voltage level of the sensor performed by the onboard SMD jumper by populating it to an appropriate position marked as 3V3 or 5V. Even with high bandwidth of 1MHz, the CT415 consumes minimal power.
The output signal of the CT415-HSN830DR can be converted to a digital value using MCP3221, a successive approximation A/D converter with a 12-bit resolution from Microchip using a 2-wire I2C compatible interface, or can be sent directly to an analog pin of the mikroBUS™ socket labeled as AN. Selection can be performed by onboard SMD jumper labeled as ADC SEL, placing it to an appropriate position marked as EXT and INT.
Also, this Click board™ should be connected in series with the load. The current is measured by two onboard terminal connectors, one terminal block for the positive and the other for the negative current input.
This Click board™ can operate with both 3.3V and 5V logic voltage levels selected via the VCC SEL jumper. This way, it is allowed for both 3.3V and 5V capable MCUs to use the communication lines properly. However, the Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing easy-to-use functions and an example code that can be used, as a reference, for further development.
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