Tsukure Mad Labs ACS712-20A Current Sensor

The Allegro ACS714-30A provides economical and precise solution for AC or DC current sensing in automotive systems. The device package allows for easy implementation by the customer. Typical applications include motor control, load detection and management, switched-mode power supplies, and overcurrent protection. This Tsukure Mad Labs Building Block will provide students with a reliable current sensor suitable for projects drawing AC or DC current less than 20 amps.

The finished project can also be used alongside Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects.

Components used in this module...

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Let's Get Started!

Below you will find a list of bits to gather before hand, followed by a detailed schematic. Using a breadboard lay out the components and connect them together as shown. Alternatively you can purchase this module from our shop and simply solder the components in the places indicated on the quality assured printed circuit boards provided.


What You Need...


1 104 (100nF / 0.1uF) Capacitor (Ceramic)
1 105 (1000nF / 1uF) Capacitor (Ceramic)
3 Male Pin Header Connector (Male)
1 PCB Mount 2-Pin Screw Terminal Block Connector (Other)
1 ACS712 Integrated Circuit (IC)

NB: Any resistor colour codes specified relate to 5 band resistor codes, the 5th band has not been shown intentionally. The 5th band indicates the resistor tolerence, we use only the highest tolerence resistors in our products.

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