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HIH-4000 Series

Humidity Sensors
DESCRIPTION

The HIH-4000 Series delivers instrumentation-quality RH

The HIH-4000 Series Humidity Sensors are designed

(Relative Humidity) sensing performance in a competitively

specifically for high volume OEM (Original Equipment

priced, solderable SIP (Single In-line Package).

Manufacturer) users.
Available in two lead spacing configurations, the RH sensor is
Direct input to a controller or other device is made possible by

a laser trimmed, thermoset polymer capacitive sensing

this sensor’s near linear voltage output. With a typical current

element with on-chip integrated signal conditioning.

draw of only 200 μA, the HIH-4000 Series is often ideally
suited for low drain, battery operated systems.

The sensing element's multilayer construction provides
excellent resistance to most application hazards such as

Tight sensor interchangeability reduces or eliminates OEM

wetting, dust, dirt, oils and common environmental chemicals.

production calibration costs. Individual sensor calibration data
is available.
FEATURES

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

Molded thermoset plastic housing

Refrigeration equipment

Near linear voltage output vs % RH

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

Laser trimmed interchangeability

Low power design

Medical equipment

Enhanced accuracy

Drying

Fast response time

Metrology

Stable, low drift performance

Battery-powered systems

Chemically resistant

OEM assemblies

equipment

See Figure 1. T in ºC -4 mV/ºC – – -40[-40] 0 -50[-58] Specific Notes: 1. typical at 25 ºC True RH = (Sensor RH)/(1. For best performance. See Table 2 and the order guide on the back page.483 mV/%RH (VOUT .0. • Sensor is light sensitive.0062(sensor RH) + 0.826 V 3.com/sensing See Figure 1. 2.8 Vdc – 500 μA – 200 VOUT=(VSUPPLY)(0.3% RH 0. FACTORY CALIBRATION DATA HIH-4000 Sensors may be ordered with a calibration and data printout.5% RH accuracy at 25 °C Zero offset Slope RH Ratiometric response for 0% RH to 100% RH VOUT 2 0. coefficient at 50% RH. Device is calibrated at 5 Vdc and 25 ºC. 5 V Operating temperature Operating humidity Storage temperature Storage humidity Minimum Typical Maximum Unit – – – – -5 5 % RH – -8 8 % RH – % RH -3. Can only be achieved with the supplied slope and offset.16).826 V 31. EXAMPLE DATA PRINTOUT Model HIH-4000-003 Channel 92 Wafer 030996M MRP 337313 Calculated values at 5 V VOUT at 0% RH VOUT at 75. PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS (At 5 Vdc supply and 25 ºC [77 ºF] unless otherwise noted.) Parameter Interchangeability (first order curve) 0% RH to 59% RH 60% RH to 100% RH Accuracy (best fit straight line) Hysterisis Repeatability Settling time Response time (1/e in slow moving air) Stability (at 50% RH) Voltage supply Current supply st Voltage output (1 order curve fit) Temperature compensation Output voltage temperature.zero offset)/slope (VOUT .5 – +3.1652 to 0.0546 – 0.198 V Linear output for 3.5 3 % RH – – ±0. TABLE 2.2 % RH – – 4 5. 3.00216T). 85[185] 100 125[257] ºC[ºF] % RH ºC[ºF] % RH Specific Note – – – 1 – – – – – 2 – – 3 – 3 General Notes: • Sensor is ratiometric to supply voltage. shield sensor from bright light.honeywell.HIH-4000 Series TABLE 1. .5 % RH – – 70 ms – – 15 s – – 1.826)/0.0315 VSUPPLY (0. – See Figure 2. For HIH-4000-003 and HIH-4000-004 catalog listings only.7952) www. Non-condensing environment. • Extended exposure to >90% RH causes a reversible shift of 3% RH.

Humidity Sensors Relative Humidity FIGURE 1. OPERATING ENVIRONMENT (Non-condensing environment.) FIGURE 2.) 100% 90% Relative Humidity 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% -40 -20 Recommended storage zone 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Temperature ºC Honeywell Sensing and Control 3 . STORAGE ENVIRONMENT (Non-condensing environment.

com/sensing 70 80 90 100 . 70 ºC and 5 V.5 Sensor Response Sensor Response Best Linear Fit 2 1.5 0 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Relative Humidity (%) 4 www.5 Output Voltage (Vdc) 3 2.HIH-4000 Series FIGURE 3.5 1 0. TYPICAL OUTPUT VOLTAGE VS RELATIVE HUMIDITY (At 25 ºC and 5 V.) 4.5 Output Voltage (Vdc) 3 2.) 4 3. TYPICAL OUTPUT VOLTAGE (BFSL) VS RELATIVE HUMIDITY (At 0 ºC.5 4 3.5 0C 70 C 2 1.5 1 0.5 0 20 40 60 80 100 Relative Humidity (%RH) FIGURE 4.honeywell.

HIH-4000 SERIES MOUNTING DIMENSIONS (For reference only.48] 12. [0.54 ±0.2 MIN.17 [0.015] 2.72 [0.38 [0.54 [0.91 [0.72 [0.100] 2.338] 8.59 [0.Humidity Sensors FIGURE 5.03] 5. [0.54 ±0.10 ±0.050] +ve -ve OUT OUT 3X 0.338] 1.03] Honeywell Sensing and Control 5 . mm/[in]) HIH-4000-002 HIH-4000-004 HIH-4000-001 HIH-4000-003 HIH-4000-005 4.075] 12.50] -ve +ve 1. [0.164] 4.03 [0.080] 2.17 [0.10 ±0.08 REF.38 [0.70 MIN.015] 3X 0.27 [0.59 [0.20] 2.164] 8.

honeywell.27 mm [0. 1. TYPICAL APPLICATION CIRCUIT ORDER GUIDE Catalog Listing HIH-4000-001 HIH-4000-002 HIH-4000-003 HIH-4000-004 HIH-4000-005 Description Integrated circuit humidity sensor. 2. 1.050 in] lead pitch SIP. calibration and data printout Equivalent to HIH-4000-001 FURTHER HUMIDITY SENSOR INFORMATION See the following associated literature at www.100 in] lead pitch SIP. calibration and data printout Integrated circuit humidity sensor.com/sensing: • Product installation instructions • Application sheets: – Humidity Sensor Performance Characteristics – Humidity Sensor Theory and Behavior – Humidity Sensor Moisture and Psychrometrics – Thermoset Polymer-based Capacitive Sensors 6 www.HIH-4000 Series FIGURE 6. 2.54 mm [0.honeywell.54 mm [0.27 mm [0.050 in] lead pitch SIP Integrated circuit humidity sensor.100 in] lead pitch SIP Integrated circuit humidity sensor.com/sensing .

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