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LCD thermometer

Thermometer based on ICL7136 A/D convertor and LCD.

At this thermometer, the IC thermo sensor (S8100) or the diode (1S1588) is used as the thermo sensor. When using the IC thermo sensor, the thermometry to +100°C from -40°C is possible. Also, when using the diode, the measurement to +150°C from -20°C is possible.

ICL7136 of Intersil (Harris) is used for the thermometer and is measuring the change of the forward direction minute voltages of the diode by the temperature. The 3-1/2 digits liquid crystal display (SP521PR) is used for the display. The most significant digit can display only "1".

The consumption electric power of ICL7136 is very small and it is possible to operate about 3 months continuously with the 9-V cell.

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