MCP3204 & MCP3208 12-Bit A/D Converters¶
The Microchip Technology Inc. MCP3204 & MCP3208 devices are successive approximation 12-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converters with on-board sample and hold circuitry. This integration is common for both device types. configure both devices as MCP3204 and observe the maximum number of channels as per variant used.
The MCP3204 component allows you to use MCP3204 or MCP3208 12-Bit A/D Converter (datasheet) in ESPHome. The MCP3204 is a 4-channel and MCP3208 is an 8-channel device. It uses the SPI Bus for communication.
Once configured, you can use any of the 4 or 8 pins (depending on device variant) as sensors for your projects.
Each pin will respond with a voltage calculated off of the
reference_voltage (default is 3.3V).
It calculates the voltage by multiplying the
reference_voltage * value on the pin (basically the percentage of VREF)
Most configurations will set the
reference_voltage = VREF pin
# Example configuration entry mcp3204: cs_pin: GPIO15 reference_voltage: 3.3V # Example config of sensors. # This is a small 1.5v solar panel power rail attached to pin 0 # of the MCP3204 sensor: - platform: mcp3204 # Attached to pin 0 of the MCP3204. update_interval: 1s id: solar_voltage number: 0 # MCP3204 pin number # In case MCP3208 is used. you can specify pin number > 4 - platform: mcp3204 # Attached to pin 7 of the MCP3208. update_interval: 1s id: supply_voltage number: 7 # MCP3208 pin number
mcp3204 sensor allows you to use your MCP3204 or MCP3208 12-Bit A/D Converter sensors with ESPHome.
First, setup a MCP3204 Hub for your MCP3204/8 sensor and then use this
sensor platform to create individual sensors that will report the voltage to Home Assistant.
mcp3204_id (Required, ID): The id of the parent MCP3204 component.
name (Required, string): The name of the voltage sensor.
number (Required, int): The pin number of the MCP3204
update_interval (Optional, Time): The interval to check the sensor. Defaults to
id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
All other options from Sensor.