Air Quality: CO2 Sensor MH-Z14


  • Hero Member

    Hello,

    I have started working on the MH-Z14 which is present in the store, that is accurate (uses infrared to mesure particles) and does not evolve in time.

    http://mysensors.org/store/#gas

    It gives back the concentration based on a pulse modulation (PWM). Here is my first sketch attempt:

    https://github.com/empierre/arduino/blob/master/CO2-MH-Z14.ino

    Current status: in investigation
    Discussion: The script uses the pulseIn function, but it appears that the output value is
    very much more the 1004ms cycle advised:

    pulseIn: 324657 ms
    calculated value: 649310
    324305 ms
    648606
    324136 ms
    648268
    323617 ms
    647230
    

    Anyway when I beathe on the sensor it reacts which is a good news.

    I will try to spy it with a DSO to see if there is an issue.

    Another way to do it would be through the UART access...


  • Hero Member

    Hello,

    I tried to see with the DSO and the pulse was good (1023ms).

    Looking back to values and the pulseIn, I found this is nanosecond and not millisecond... my mistake !

    So the script is validated !


  • Hero Member

    Nice, thanks, good to have to monitor in-house CO2 levels and global warming...

    Quite an expensive sensor, what are your plans with it?


  • Hero Member

    No special plan, it is still my quest for gas reading, from imprecise and dirt cheap MQ and like to some entry level ones that are way better ...


  • Contest Winner

    @epierre

    Thanks for your work on this. I am going to build 2 for my factory in China. I make construction heaters fired by diesel, kerosene, JET-A/B, and #1/#2 heating oil. I am always concerned about the employees exposure to CO buildup, even though we employ a high capacity ventilation system.

    I will let you know what the final build looks like, I envision a very high quality (machine-tool quality) build with colour changing indicator and klaxon. Something different for me, I am usually making things for my kids or the house so it has to look 'nice-ish'.

    cheers!


  • Hero Member

    @BulldogLowell said:

    I am always concerned about the employees exposure to CO buildup, even though we employ a high capacity ventilation system.

    I guess you meant CO2 ? ;-) I'm happy people find new use to those sketches, that is the magic of this forum ! The more basic bricks we'll have, the more usefull the use of it will be !

    You can also check the Particle mesurement in air with the SamYung, I will extend it to PM1 and PM2.5:
    http://forum.mysensors.org/topic/291/dust-sensor-1-4/20



  • The sensor price has dropped a lot during the past years , monitor CO2 in house at 0~10000 ppm is becoming popular to remind necessary ventilation .
    Using CO2 sensor module for a DIY CO2 monitor is a good choice , of course , this is a OEM products , mostly for using by factory .
    See detailed at
    http://www.gassensor.com.cn/product_en/typeid/9.html


  • Hero Member

    @roy how can these be purchased ? they don't exist on aliexpress...



  • @epierre I am sales manager of CO2 sensor in this company , We didn't retail CO2 sensor . Because the product is designed to built-in IAQ device , we used to cooperate with factory who need sensor on their device .

    This products have MOQ reqirement .You can also send more information about your project to my email ruyi.li@gassensor.com.cn
    I will see what support we can provide to you .


  • Hero Member

    Hello,

    There are projects and projects... Here I provide code for many already available sensors, and on Particle/Spark.io we are building hardware that would facilitate IAQ devices building, but it is always the end user that has to order the device, which is thus an important point.

    The MOQ is thus irrelevant except if people group themselves to reach the minimum order quantity, but before that we need to make some prototypes so the code will be tested and validated for people to use it anywhere.

    Tell me if this is possible to get samples in this optic,

    Emmanuel



  • Positive answer , we can provide samples . see available types in attachment .Which one do you preferred ?Choose the output interface and I can send communication protocol in advacne .
    Just need your information to send products ,your company ,shipping address , contact name , contact phone number .Air Quality Sensor Module Product List (Wuhan Cubic-V2015.1).pdf
    Regards
    Roy Lee
    ruyi.li@gassensor.com.cn


  • Hero Member

    @roy any news ? I've sent you an email but did not get any answer so far...



  • @epierre ,can you please send your email again, it maybe spammed by my server .



  • Hi @epierre ,
    the CO2 sensor is not available anymore in the store page. On aliexpress there are sensors from 25$ to 80$; did you test the cheapest one? Or in the meantime you have any other suggestion? I'd like to order one and make my CO2 sensor node.
    Thank you.
    Regards.


  • Hero Member

    @mortommy the €23 is the same I have (I paid $70 at the time...)



  • @mortommy I'd strongly suggest you go for this sensor. It is expensive, but very-very precise and reliable. You can go for MQ-135 - this is what I did at the beginning. It is utterly useless and can probably be used in enclosed premises, but not in normal houses/flats as its reading are just jumping up and down.

    You can go for the MH-Z19 sensor - it is not much cheaper than MH-Z14 (or MH-Z14A).

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/FREE-SHIPPING-MH-Z19-CO2-detection-sensor-module/32576013283.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.21.cLSnEB&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_10,searchweb201602_5_10037_10017_507_10032,searchweb201603_2&btsid=ce733a29-ca27-4f2a-b438-95e3abc647b0



  • thank you guys. :thumbsup:


  • Hero Member

    @alexsh1 said:

    @mortommy I'd strongly suggest you go for this sensor. It is expensive, but very-very precise and reliable. You can go for MQ-135 - this is what I did at the beginning. It is utterly useless and can probably be used in enclosed premises, but not in normal houses/flats as its reading are just jumping up and down.

    agreed ! that comes with experience !

    You can go for the MH-Z19 sensor - it is not much cheaper than MH-Z14 (or MH-Z14A).

    it is now $3 difference



  • I am playing with a MH-Z19 and found this thread and the link in the first post is not working.

    This is the correct link

    https://github.com/empierre/arduino/blob/master/AirQuality-CO2-MH-Z14.ino



  • Does the MH-Z14 code work for the MH-Z19 as well?


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