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MQ7 Gas Sensor

The MQ7 Gas Sensor module is useful for gas leakage detection. They are used in gas leakage detecting equipments in home and industry, are suitable for detecting of Carbon Monoxide.  Due to its high sensitivity and response time, measurements can be taken as soon as possible.

The sensitivity of the sensor can be adjusted by using the potentiometer.

mq-7

mq-7

FEATURES

* High sensitivity to Carbon monoxide
* Fast response .
* Stable and long life
* Simple drive circuit

 

Connection

here are the connections for my sensor

Arduino Gas Sensor
5V VCC
GND GND
NC DO
Analog A0 AO

Code

void setup() 
{
  Serial.begin(9600);
}
 
void loop() 
{
  float sensorVoltage; 
  float sensorValue;
 
  sensorValue = analogRead(A0);
  sensorVoltage = sensorValue/1024*5.0;
 
  Serial.print("sensor voltage = ");
  Serial.print(sensorVoltage);
  Serial.println(" V");
  delay(1000);
}

 

Results

Again look at the serial monitor, you need to let the sensor stabilise. Remember it consists of a heating element, so you effectively have to let the sensor ‘heat up’.

sensor voltage = 1.54 V
sensor voltage = 1.51 V
sensor voltage = 1.50 V
sensor voltage = 1.47 V
sensor voltage = 1.46 V
sensor voltage = 1.44 V
sensor voltage = 1.43 V
sensor voltage = 1.41 V
sensor voltage = 1.39 V
sensor voltage = 1.38 V
about 4 minutes of readings here – 1 per second
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.70 V
sensor voltage = 0.70 V
sensor voltage = 0.71 V
sensor voltage = 0.70 V

 

Links

Mq-7 Gas sensor spec
MQ-7 Carbon Monoxide CO Gas Sensor Module Kit for Arduino

 

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