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DS18B20 — external power – 5 Probes working April 6, 2012

Posted by rik94566 in 1-wire, aquaponic automation, arduino, DS18B20, One-wire, sensor, Stainless Steel Temp Probe.
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Once I got the ground problem worked out and was reading one probe adding 4 more was no sweat…….

5 probe configuration

Here is the sketch I used:  ( you will need to change out the HEX code parts for your specific DS18B20)

// This Arduino sketch reads DS18B20 “1-Wire” digital
// temperature sensors.
// Tutorial:
// http://www.hacktronics.com/Tutorials/arduino-1-wire-tutorial.html
//Changed sketch to handle individual temperature probes for testing out software and hub
//each probe is plugged into a wiring harness using either a 4.7K or 2.2K resistor configuration.
//will use this to test power soruce and resistor needed to read 5 temp probes.
// Rik Kretzinger
//    08/17/2011

#include <OneWire.h>
#include <DallasTemperature.h>

// Data wire is plugged into pin 3 on the Arduino
#define ONE_WIRE_BUS 8

// Setup a oneWire instance to communicate with any OneWire devices
OneWire oneWire(ONE_WIRE_BUS);

// Pass our oneWire reference to Dallas Temperature.
DallasTemperature sensors(&oneWire);

// Assign the addresses of your 1-Wire temp sensors.
// See the tutorial on how to obtain these addresses:
// http://www.hacktronics.com/Tutorials/arduino-1-wire-address-finder.html

DeviceAddress Probe012 = { 0x28, 0xD8, 0x79, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0xC6 };
DeviceAddress Probe013 = { 0x28, 0x43, 0x77, 0x22, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x9D };
DeviceAddress Probe014 = { 0x28, 0x30, 0x65, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x13 };
DeviceAddress Probe015 = { 0x28, 0xDE, 0x9D, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0xB1 };
DeviceAddress Probe016 = { 0x28, 0x7E, 0x8A, 0x31, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0xC0 };

void setup(void)
// start serial port
// Start up the library
// set the resolution to 10 bit (good enough?)
sensors.setResolution(Probe012, 10);
sensors.setResolution(Probe013, 10);
sensors.setResolution(Probe014, 10);
sensors.setResolution(Probe015, 10);
sensors.setResolution(Probe016, 10);

void printTemperature(DeviceAddress deviceAddress)
float tempC = sensors.getTempC(deviceAddress);
if (tempC == -127.00) {
Serial.print(“Error getting temperature”);
} else {
Serial.print(“C: “);
Serial.print(” F: “);

void loop(void)
Serial.print(“Getting temperatures…\n\r”);

Serial.print(“Probe 012 temperature is: “);
Serial.print(“Probe 013 temperature is: “);
Serial.print(“Probe 014 temperature is: “);
Serial.print(“Probe 015 temperature is: “);
Serial.print(“Probe 016 temperature is: “);




1. TerryKing - April 7, 2012

Hi Rik,
This is now a nice example! Thanks for your persistence and sharing this.

May I use this as an example on http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/ ??

Regards, Terry

rik94566 - April 9, 2012

Terry —
Thanks for keeping up with my progress here. As always use what ever you think is useful on your wiki. If you have room just list the reference so more traffic will be generated for the blog. I have some more good stuff that will be generated over the next few weeks.


2. Terry Lease - January 15, 2014

Hi Rik. I just found your blog and am starting from the beginning!
Does the connector you have pictured contain the 4.7kohm resistors? If so, how did you build the connector or where did you buy it?

Thank you!

rik94566 - February 2, 2014

@terry —

It is a 4.7 resistor . I build just about everything myself. I thought I had blogged about how to construct the connector, but after review of topics found that I had not. So I should add that content soon. Basically it is molex brand 3 to 5 connector on both sides with a resistor of choice depending on the need in the middle crimped and inserted. Then bent over and SUGRU inserted to cover the resistors and adhere the two connectors together. I use the same technique for my analog configurations.

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