A typical flame sensor is a device used to detect fire in a furnace but is slowly made compatible with Arduino boards by integrating it into modules. The Grove-Flame Sensor is our recommended pick if you’re looking for an Arduino Flame Sensor Module, which is way easier than the ones used for furnaces.
The Grove-Flame Sensor can be used to detect fire sources or other light sources of the wavelength in the range of 760nm - 1100 nm. It is based on the YG1006 sensor which is a high-speed and high-sensitive NPN silicon phototransistor. Due to its black epoxy, the sensor is sensitive to infrared radiation. As a result, the module is mainly used to detect infrared light. It outputs digital signals 0 and 1 through a Comparator output. The output value will be 0 when infrared light is detected. And the sensitivity is adjustable by the precision potentiometer.
The completed connection should be the same as shown below.
- High-performance: Detecting fires or light of the wavelength in the range of 760nm ~ 1100nm
- High-speed: Detecting speed up to 15μS/cm
- High-sensitive: Based on the YG1006 sensor - a high-sensitive NPN silicon phototransistor
- Adjustable sensitivity: A precision potentiometer provided
- Easy to program: Grove Interface for easy plug and play with your Arduino board instead of using jumper wires, supports both Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms, and full guidance documents provided
- Hydrogen stations
- Any industrial heating, gas, or drying-related systems
- Gas-powered cooking appliances
- Fire alarm systems
- Fire fighting robots