Trying to make a notifying system using a thermistor

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SadStudent()

Joined Dec 29, 2023
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I am making a temperature sensor, which illuminates three LEDs (green, yellow, and red). The green LED is intended to be illuminated initially, followed by the yellow and red LEDs. In constructing this circuit, I employed a bargraph voltmeter. However, I have a problem with the mathematical aspects as the LEDs activate at a low temperature (I want the red LED to turn on when the temperature is 60 degrees, but it activates at 10).
 

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crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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What is the resistance of the thermistor at 60 degrees (Celsius)?
At what temperature do you want the other LEDs to light and what is the thermistor resistance at those temperatures.
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Hello Sad, welcome to AAC!

Black is not my favorite colour for background. White is prefered.

AAC thermometer sensor.jpg

You are using an analog comparator that compares one input with another.
One input threshold level is set by voltage dividers.
How is the temperature input voltage determined? Don't you need a voltage divider there also?

Is this homework?
 

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SadStudent()

Joined Dec 29, 2023
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No, more like a personal project. The input voltage is from a generator and I may need to convert ac to dc but I will focus on that problem later. Why do I need a voltage divider?
 

MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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As wired, R1 transmits a current. The analog comparator IC needs voltage input.
Try putting a pull down resistor to create a voltage divider.
 
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