Products for USB Sensing and Control
1045_1 - PhidgetTemperatureSensor IR
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Product Features

Measure the temperature of an object from a distance with this IR temperature sensor. Plugs directly into a USB port.
Product Description

The 1045 is an intelligent non-contact temperature sensor with a 10° field of view and a USB interface for easy connection to your computer. It takes an average of the temperature of objects placed within its cone of detection.

The 1045 outputs a continuous data flow every 32ms with an active alarm running in the background.; the temperature output data for distant objects ranges from -70°C to 380°C.

This particular revision of the 1045 has the circuitry placed on the reverse side of the board, to reduce measurement errors caused by self-heating.

Some Applications

  • Sensing and measuring surface temperatures without surface contact
  • Monitoring a system for over-temperature conditions
  • Temperature sensing element for a building's air conditioner
  • Human or animal presence detection
  • Movement detection
  • Body temperature measurement

Comes Packaged with


You can protect your board by purchsing the 3807 - Acrylic Enclosure for the 1045.

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties

API Object NameTemperatureSensor
Sensor TypeTemperature (Infrared)

Temperature Sensor

Field of View10°
Temperature Error Typical (At 25°C)± 0.5 °C
Ambient Temperature Min0 °C
Ambient Temperature Max70 °C
Ambient Temperature Resolution0.02 °C
Ambient Temperature Error Max± 4 °C
Object Temperature Min-70 °C
Object Temperature Max380 °C
Object Temperature Resolution0.02 °C
Object Temperature Error Max± 4 °C
Update Rate31.3 samples/s
Assumed Object Emissivity1

Electrical Properties

Current Consumption Max27 mA
USB Voltage Min4.8 V DC
USB Voltage Max5.3 V DC
USB SpeedFull Speed

Physical Properties

Operating Temperature Min0 °C
Operating Temperature Max70 °C


Previous Versions of the 1045