- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2007 on page 0
The Figaro TGS5042 sensor is a carbon monoxide sensor that is used primarily in industrial applications such as smoke detectors, fire detection equipment and ventilation controllers for indoor car parks and the like. The sensor is quite suitable for use in battery-powered applications, and it has several advantages over conventional sensors. The electrolyte is environmentally friendly, and the housing is leak-proof. The sensor can measure CO concentration up to 1%, and it has a temperature range of –40 ºC to +70 ºC. The housing has the same form as an AA battery.