The MQ-4 Gas sensor makes it easy to monitor methane and natural gas concentration levels using our I2C Mini Module form factor. The MQ4 is connected to an ADC121C 12-Bit Analog to Digital converter, which is capable expanding to 9 gas sensors per I2C port using just two address jumpers (making full use of the floating address system).
The MQ-4 is capable of sensing methane or natural gas air concentration levels between 200 to 10000ppm. The ideal sensing condition for the MQ4 is 20°C ±2°C at 65% ±5% humidity. An internal preheater inside the sensor helps achieve the ideal sensing conditions, but the datasheet recommends over 24 hours for preheating to achieve optimal accuracy. Because of the internal preheater, this sensor requires more current than most of our I2C Mini Modules. We measured 139ma for this I2C Mini Module so we strongly recommend planning a power strategy for your I2C master device to deliver no-less than 150ma per sensor! This sensor comes pre-calibrated to the datasheet’s recommended values; however, final calibration may be required for accurate measurements, as we do not stock the equipment for full-scale calibration of these sensors.
This is a general purpose I²C device compatible with all computing platforms and IoT technologies, including Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Arduino, Particle, BridgeX5, and many more. All ControlEverything.com devices support a strict +5V I²C Bus standard.
Arduino Nano and Micro Interfaces:
Plug this Device into the Arduino Nano I²C Shield
Plug this Device into any Arduino Nano Master Device
Plug this Device into any Arduino Micro Master Device
Plug this Device into the Arduino Uno Interface Adapter
Onion Omega 1 & 2 IoT Interface:
Use our Onion Omega Adapters
Particle IoT Interfaces:
Plug this Device into the Particle Photon I²C Shield
Use as Expansion for any Particle Photon Device
Use as Expansion for any Particle Electron Device
Note: All devices above are compatible with Bluz Bluetooth Interface
Windows 8/10 PC Interface:
Use the Bridge Series Controller
Our mini modules provide a standardized footprint to simplify the design of your project, and allow for a smaller form factor without sacrificing the plug-and-play ease of use that our product line affords.
All I²C Mini Modules are designed to operate at 5VDC. Using a convenient quick connect 4-Pin plug, devices can be daisy-chained onto the I²C Bus, eliminating the need for soldering. Simply plug together the devices you need for your next automation application.
Pull-up resistors are included with all ControlEverything.com master devices. If you are wiring in your own I²C port, on-board 4.7K jumper-selectable pull-up resistors are available for convenience purposes.
All mini modules are 50.8 x 31.75 mm.