Adafruit PT100 RTD Temperature Sensor Amplifier – MAX31865


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Adafruit PT100 RTD Temperature Sensor Amplifier – MAX31865

Reading the voltage from RTD Temperature Sensor can be tricky and difficult as is produces very small voltage for most controllers to read, luckily we carry the Adafruit PT100 RTD Temperature Sensor Amplifier – MAX31865, the amplifier amplifies and adjust the signal to micro-controller friendly voltages so you can quickly use your Arduino to read the temperatures.

We’ve carried various MAXIM thermocouple amplifiers and they’re great – but thermocouples don’t have the best accuracy or precision, for when the readings must be as good as can be. The MAX31865 handles all of your RTD needs, and can even compensate 3 or 4 wire RTDs for better accuracy. Connect to it with any microcontroller over SPI and read out the resistance ratio from the internal ADC. We put a 430Ω 0.1% resistor as a reference resistor on the breakout. We have some example code that will calculate the temperature based on the resistance for you.

We even made the breakout 5V compliant, with a 3.3V regulator and level shifting, so you can use it with any Arduino or microcontroller.

Each order comes with one assembled RTD amplifier breakout board. Also comes with two 2-pin terminal blocks (for connecting to the RTD sensor) and pin header (to plug into any breadboard or perfboard). A required PT100 RTD is not included! (But we stock them in the shop). Some soldering is required to solder the headers and terminal blocks to the breakout, but it’s an easy task with soldering tools.

Please note: this does not include an RTD sensor!