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DS18B20 Temp Sensor

by SaltySteve on Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:06 am

I just ordered the waterproof version of the DS18B20 Temp. Sensor, and I am hoping that it will be fit for use in a salt water aquarium.

Is it?
Will it stand up over time being completely submerged in salt water?

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Re: DS18B20 Temp Sensor

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:29 am

I know some customers have purchased them for that purpose, but I haven't heard any feedback. The tip sheath is stainless, but as you probably know - that alone is not a guarantee of survival in salt water. I'd consider passivating it before deploying in a marine aquarium:
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB-1.html
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