Zephyr-Labs Tests the ESP8266 with ADS1015 ADC


Zephyr-Labs asks, “How accurate?” when connecting the ADS1015 ADC to the Feather HUZZAH with ESP8266 WiFi.

I wanted to have a reliable way to measure the level/voltage of the battery attached to the feather. The popular guidance was to “keep the adc input voltage to no more than 1 volt,” which would lead you to believe that the reference voltage for this ADC is 1 volt, but I couldn’t get the results to match. I found some discussions that said the reference is 0.96 volts, which given my test, is close.

1083-00So I put an ADS1015 ADC on a proto board and connected it with I2C, and set up a test to read the ADS1015 and the ESP8266 ADC and send the results via wifi to a mysql database running on the raspberry pi.

Check out the test conditions and observations (and full results!) over at Zephyr-Labs blog.

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