MQ-3 Gas Sensor

500.00 Br

  • Power requirements: 5 VDC @ ~165 mA (heater on) / ~60 mA (heater off)
  • Current Consumption: 150mA
  • DO output: TTL digital 0 and 1 ( 0.1 and 5V)
  • AO output: 0.1- 0.3 V (relative to pollution), the maximum concentration of a voltage of about 4V
  • Detecting Concentration: 0.05-10mg/L Alcohol
  • Interface: 1 TTL compatible input (HSW), 1 TTL compatible output (ALR)
  • Heater consumption: less than 750mW
  • Operating temperature: 14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50°C)
  • Load resistance: 200kΩ
  • Sensitivity S: Rs(in air)/Rs(0.4mg/L Alcohol)≥5
  • Sensing Resistance Rs: 2KΩ-20KΩ(in 0.4mg/l alcohol)
  • Dimensions: 32 x 22 x 16 mm
  • Sensor Type – Semiconductor
  • Easy SIP header interface
  • Compatible with most of the microcontrollers
  • Low-power standby mode
  • Requires heater voltage
  • Good sensitivity to alcohol gas
  • Fast response and High sensitivity
  • Long life and low cost
  • Requires simple Drive circuit
  • MQ-3 module is suitable for detecting Alcohol, Benzine, CH4, Hexane, LPG, CO. Sensitive material of MQ-3 gas sensor is SnO2, which with lower conductivity in clean air. When the target alcohol gas exist, the sensor’s conductivity is more higher along with the gas concentration rising. MQ-3 gas sensor has high sensitity to Alcohol, and has good resistance to disturb of gasoline, smoke and vapor.
  • This sensor provides an analog resistive output based on alcohol concentration. When the alcohol gas exist, the sensor’s conductivity gets higher along with the gas concentration rising.
  • There is a resistance across an A and  B inside the sensor which varies on detection of alcohol. More the alcohol, the lower the resistance. The alcohol is measured by measuring this resistance. The sensor and load resistor form a voltage divider, and the lower the sensor resistance, the higher the voltage reading will be.

Applications of MQ-3 Gas Sensor

  • Gas level over-limit alarm
  • Breathalyser
  • Portable alcohol detector
  • Stand-alone/background sensing device
  • Environmental monitoring equipment

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