Humidity sensor with led alarm | Arduino project

This page contains Arduino Humidity sensor with led alarm source code. This project is good for someone who wants to make a humidity meter or hygrometer with led alarm if humidity and temperature over a threshold. It's easy to make and doesn't require an external power supply, just use power from an Arduino UNO R3 board (USB power compatible with this project).

Electronic components list:
1 x Arduino Uno R3
1x 20 x4 I2C LCD display
1 x AM 2320 humidity/temp sensor
1 x 5 mm led ( 2 x if you plan to use led for pin 13 instead built-in led)
1 x 1000 ohms resistor ( 2 x if you plan to use led for pin 13 instead built-in led)
Any USB power adapter, 500 mA current at least.

Here is the Arduino code:
AM 2320 library https://github.com/hibikiledo/AM2320
LCD display i2c library https://github.com/fdebrabander/Arduino-LiquidCrystal-I2C-library


#include <Wire.h>
#include <AM2320.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h>
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x3F, 20, 4);
AM2320 th;
int led2 = 12;
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How to make a DC power supply for your amplifier

Hello, today I will show you how to make a DC power supply for your amplifier project. An audio amplifier normally needs DC power supply to feed it so you need to know how to make it if you want to make a good amplifier.

Now, let's start.

1. Find your amplifier's recommended voltage.

I use TA2024 amplifier board, the amp board recommends voltage is 8.5 - 13.2 volts so I need a DC power supply that output voltage does not exceed 13.2 volts.

2 Find the right transformer for your project.


When you convert AC to DC with full bridge diode rectifier, the DC voltage increase around 1.4142 - 0.6 volts from an AC input when DC output doesn't connect to a load. I found the formula on the internet and it is AC x 1.4142 only but it was not same as I measured because the DC output voltage decreases around 0.6 volts. The transformer on the above picture provide 9.65 volts AC without connecting to a load, the voltage will drop when you connect to a load.

So the formula is DC out = (ACrms X 1.4142) -0.6 volts 
                              DC out = (9.65 X 1.4142) - 0.6 
                              DC out = 13.04 volts

See real life measure:


The DC output voltage is almost the same as the formula. Remember, the DC output voltage will be drop when connecting to a load.

3. Find Ampere rating your project need.

Ampere is the most important part when you want to make an amplifier and the formula is 

(√ amplifier output/speaker resistance) X 1.4142 for an audio amplifier. 

Let's calculate.
(√ 15 / 4) X 1.4142 = 2.78 Ampere x 2 (two channel) = 5.48 A if you add lost from an output of an amplifier (around 10 %) = 5.48 + .548 A
So 6 Amperes is the best for this project but I only have 5 A transformer and it is ok for TA 2024 amp board (The smoothing capacitor will supply instant peak output current to the amp board).

The best transformer's output current is infinity but you can not find it in real life.

4. Connect AC output to a bridge diode rectifier.



Bridge diode rectifier filter AC to DC voltage so it is the important part of this DC power supply circuit.
I use bridge rectifier IC because it is easy to solder, I can solder the IC directly to the diode without a PCB.

5. Connect DC smoothing capacitor.



You can calculate smoothing capacitor value for full bridge diode rectifier by this formula
C = I/ (2 x F) x Vpp
or
V ripple = I/ (2 x F) x C

C = capacitor value in Farad unit 
1 Farad = 1,000,000  microfarad (uF)
I = a load current in Ampere unit
1 Ampere = 1000 mAh
F = AC line frequency in Hz unit

Note: The formula uses 2 F for Full wave rectifier, use F for half wave rectifier.

Vpp is the ripple voltage your circuit can withstand and work without any problem, the lower the ripple voltage the cleaner DC output, but you need a bigger capacitor too.



Now, it is a test time.



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