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pt100 [2017/03/09 02:22]
70.83.197.215 Updated PT100 documentation to align with the latest code.
pt100 [2019/02/22 04:01] (current)
50.25.223.35 Cleaned up phrasing/grammar, added some missing articles.
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-== PT100 configuration and usage+A [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Resistance_thermometer|PT100]] is a commonly used RTD. Compared to NTC (the most common) thermistors work, the PT100 is "​PTC"​ so the change in resistance with temperature is "other way around"​. (PT100'​s also have a very different curve than NTCs handled by Thermistor class.)
  
-A [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Resistance_thermometer|PT100]] is a commonly ​used RTD. Compared to how Thermistor class works it handles NTC's PT100 is PTC so the change ​in resistance with temperature is "other way around"​. PT100 also have very different curve than NTCs handled ​by Thermistor class.+"​PTC"​ means "​positive temperature coefficient"​ so electrical resistance increases with raising temperatureThey cannot be used as-is, you must use an amplifier circuit to raise the voltage ​change ​so they become usable ​by SmoothieBoard.
  
-PTC means positive temperature coefficient so electrical resistance increases with raising temperature. They cannot be used as-is, you must use an amplifier circuit so they become usable by SmoothieBoard. +Currently Smoothie only supports E3D's PT100 amplifier board. Other PT100 amplifiers may be supported later (i.e. MAX31865 ​via SPI).
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-Currently Smoothie only supports E3D's PT100 amplifier board. Other PT100 amplifiers may be supported later (i.e. MAX38165 ​via SPI).+
  
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-The PT100 E3D amplifier needs to be powered from the AVCC and AGND header pins on the SmoothieBoard,​ only newer boards have this header. DO NOT power from 5v or you will kill the port.+The PT100 E3D amplifier needs to be powered from the AVCC and AGND header pins on the SmoothieBoard,​ only newer boards have this header. 
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 +If you do not have AVCC/AGND pins, you can use 3.3V and GND. However this may introduce noise in the ADC system and may affect all temperature readings from analog sources (i.e. thermistors and PT100). 
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 +**DO NOT power from 5v or you will kill the port.**
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-You wire a PT100 //almost// the same way you would a thermistor, but you need to specify Smoothie it is a PT100 and where you connected the amplifier signal output:+You wire a PT100 //almost// the same way you would a thermistor, but you need to specify ​to Smoothie it is a PT100 and where you connected the amplifier signal output:
  
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 temperature_control.hotend.e3d_amplifier_pin ​  ​1.30 ​       # must be a free ADC pin, not a temperature input temperature_control.hotend.e3d_amplifier_pin ​  ​1.30 ​       # must be a free ADC pin, not a temperature input
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 +When using a PT100 sensor type you do not need to set values for the thermistor kind or thermistor_pin. If you do, these values will be ignored.
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