This SparkFun CO2 Humidity and Temperature Sensor features the next-generation SCD40 photoacoustic CO2 sensor for high-accuracy environmental readings. The SCD40 uses Sensirion's PASens® photoacoustic measurement system that combines narrow-band IR light and a microphone inside the sensing package capable of detecting concentrations from 0 to 40000 ppm with high accuracy over 400-2000 ppm ±(50 ppm+5%). The SCD40 has an integrated temperature and humidity CMos® sensor to improve accuracy. For additional accuracy, the SCD40 also accepts ambient pressure readings! All this functionality comes in our standard 1in. x 1in. Qwiic form factor and will seamlessly integrate into your Qwiic-based projects. However, we still routed the I2C signals out to a set of 0.1in.-spaced pins for users who prefer a soldered connection.
The SCD40 includes an automatic self-calibration routine to automatically adjust to its sensing environment over a seven-day calibration period. For best results, Sensirion recommends taking continuous readings for at least one hour a day of 'fresh air' for the calibration period to complete.
We've written an Arduino library to make reading the CO₂, humidity, and temperature very easy. It can be downloaded through the Arduino Library manager: search for 'SparkFun SCD4x', or it can be found in the Documents tab above.
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