DHT11 - Temperature and Humidity Sensor

 RM 8.00
The DHT11 is a basic, ultra low-cost digital temperature and humidity sensor. It uses a capacitive humidity sensor and a thermistor to measure the surrounding air, and spits out a digital signal on the data pin (no analog input pins needed). Its fairly simple to use, but requires careful timing to grab data. The only real downside of this sensor is you can only get new data from it once every 2 seconds.

+ 3 to 5V power and I/O
+ 2.5mA max current use during conversion (while requesting data)
+ Good for 20-80% humidity readings with 5% accuracy
+ Good for 0-50°C temperature readings ±2°C accuracy
+ No more than 1 Hz sampling rate (once every second)
+ Body size 15.5mm x 12mm x 5.5mm
+ 4 pins with 0.1" spacing

Package included : DHT11 Temperature and Humidity Sensor x 1 unit

Pin assignment

+ Datasheet
+ Learn.Adafruit.com
+ DHT11 arduino linbrary


Sample coding

// Example testing sketch for various DHT humidity/temperature sensors // Written by ladyada, public domain #include "DHT.h" #define DHTPIN 2 // what pin we're connected to // Uncomment whatever type you're using! #define DHTTYPE DHT11 // DHT 11 //#define DHTTYPE DHT22 // DHT 22 (AM2302) //#define DHTTYPE DHT21 // DHT 21 (AM2301) // Connect pin 1 (on the left) of the sensor to +5V // NOTE: If using a board with 3.3V logic like an Arduino Due connect pin 1 // to 3.3V instead of 5V! // Connect pin 2 of the sensor to whatever your DHTPIN is // Connect pin 4 (on the right) of the sensor to GROUND // Connect a 10K resistor from pin 2 (data) to pin 1 (power) of the sensor // Initialize DHT sensor. // Note that older versions of this library took an optional third parameter to // tweak the timings for faster processors. This parameter is no longer needed // as the current DHT reading algorithm adjusts itself to work on faster procs. DHT dht(DHTPIN, DHTTYPE); void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); Serial.println("DHTxx test!"); dht.begin(); } void loop() { // Wait a few seconds between measurements. delay(2000); // Reading temperature or humidity takes about 250 milliseconds! // Sensor readings may also be up to 2 seconds 'old' (its a very slow sensor) float h = dht.readHumidity(); // Read temperature as Celsius (the default) float t = dht.readTemperature(); // Read temperature as Fahrenheit (isFahrenheit = true) float f = dht.readTemperature(true); // Check if any reads failed and exit early (to try again). if (isnan(h) || isnan(t) || isnan(f)) { Serial.println("Failed to read from DHT sensor!"); return; } // Compute heat index in Fahrenheit (the default) float hif = dht.computeHeatIndex(f, h); // Compute heat index in Celsius (isFahreheit = false) float hic = dht.computeHeatIndex(t, h, false); Serial.print("Humidity: "); Serial.print(h); Serial.print(" %\t"); Serial.print("Temperature: "); Serial.print(t); Serial.print(" *C "); Serial.print(f); Serial.print(" *F\t"); Serial.print("Heat index: "); Serial.print(hic); Serial.print(" *C "); Serial.print(hif); Serial.println(" *F"); }