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Faulty MQ2 Sensor In Gas Detector


By Jestine Yong on August 25, 2015
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I received a gas detector for repair, the


complaint is: after few minutes the beeper will
sound but the gas is not interrupted. After
connecting the detector, it takes about 2 minutes
to calibrate; next it will enter in detection mode.
When detect the gas leakage, the gas is
interrupted for safety.

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I started to check the surrounding components, and everything was ok. Next I searched on the
internet for more details about MQ2 sensor.

According to the datasheet, the sensor should need 5V 0.1 to work and the heater resistance is
about 33 Ohm-see the photo below:

You can check out the datasheet here. When I measured the voltage at the sensor, it was 4.9 V, so
it was good, but when I checked with ohmmeter the heater resistance, it gave me 0 ohm. Yes, I
found the culprit!
Next I bought the sensor and replaced it and the Gas detector came back to life again.

This article was prepared for you by Mihai Mazarus from Brasov Romania. He works in a copyshop
and his hobby is electronics repair.

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15 COMMENTS

asim
August 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm

brilliant

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George
August 25, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Looking at the solder joints in the middle of the rear of the circuit card they look pretty bad.
Overheated maybe? I assume they were corrected when the sensor was swapped.

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Anthony
August 26, 2015 at 5:33 am

I certainly agree on that observation with you George !

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Mihaii
August 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

You are right George, i correct the problem.

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yogesh Panchal
August 26, 2015 at 12:12 am

Good attempt thanks for sharing.

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Corriete
August 26, 2015 at 3:02 am

yes like this one.good job

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Robert Calk
August 26, 2015 at 5:49 am

Good job, Mihai. Thanks for the article.

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Gautam
August 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

Most of the faults are detected by keen observation of the component's it self. Weldon dear.

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Gurpreet
August 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Hello
Somewhat different but good job. Thanks for the article.

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Kushan
August 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Good job! congratulation! Can a MQ2 sensor be reused ? (after detecting GAS one time) ?
WKR

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Mihai
August 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Thank you for everyone ! No, the sensor is used for more times, sometimes it fail.This gas
detector it works perfectly about 5 years.

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Mihai
August 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Thank you far comments ! the sensor is not single use only.

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Chris
August 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Miha well done job!


My best regards.

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Y RAMANJANEYULU
August 29, 2015 at 1:34 am

good can you provide gas detector circuit diagram. to make a mini project

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Mihai
August 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Hi, Y RAMANJANEYULU, I'm sorry i don't have a circuit diagram because is no name
detector, but you can find on google schematic diagrams, try to search for "mq2 arduino".

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