* These are Tibbo BASIC/C-programmable devices and their function depends on the loaded app.
We offer many ready-to-use apps, among them a serial-over-IP (SoI) app and Modbus Gateway app.

Cable Probes (I2C Sensors)

Cable Probes are a family of miniature environment sensors. At the moment, Tibbo offers four Probe types: ambient temperature sensor (CP#01), ambient temperature and humidity sensor (CP#02), ambient light sensor (CP#03), and IR receiver/transmitter (BP#04). The Probes are functionally compatible with Tibbits #29, #30, #28, and #27 respectively.

Compared to their Tibbit counterparts, Cable Probes offer several advantages:

The accuracy of temperature (#29) and temperature/humidity (#30) Tibbits suffers from the internal heat generated by the Tibbo Project System (TPS). External Cable Probes #01 and #02 solve this by being outside of the TPS enclosure.

The ambient light sensing Tibbit #28 and IR receiver/transmitter Tibbit #27 are at a disadvantage because, being a part of the TPS system, they cannot be easily pointed in the required direction. In contrast, Cable Probes #03 and #04 can be easily mounted in the desired place and orientation.

Cable Probes are inconspicuous and can be mounted on walls and ceilings without attracting unwanted attention. The Probes come with a 100cm cable and are available with and without mounting ears.

Here is How You Can Use the Cable Probes

Use the Probes in
your system

Tibbo Cable Probes #01~03 communicate via a simple I2C interface and can be incorporated into virtually any control system.

Our Remote IO solution supports the use of Cable Probes. Replace Tibbits #27, #28, #29, and #30 with Cable Probes to improve the sensing accuracy and the convenience of system deployment.

By combining our Tibbo Project System (TPS) devices with Cable Probes you can also create your own environment monitoring systems.

Available Probes

CP#01: Ambient temperature
sensor
CP#02: Ambient temperature
and humidity sensor
CP#03: Ambient
light sensor
CP#04: IR receiver/
transmitter

Hardware

Specifications:

  • CP#01 (ambient temperature sensor):
    • I2C interface;
    • Based on the same MCP9808 IC as Tibbit #29;
    • Mates with Tibbit connectors #20/#21, and Tibbit module #00-3;
    • Measurement range: -40 to +125°C;
    • Measurement resolution: 0.25°C;
    • Measurement accuracy: ±0.25°C.
  • CP#02 (ambient temperature and humidity sensor):
    • I2C interface;
    • Based on the same HIH6130 IC as Tibbit #30;
    • Mates with Tibbit connectors #20/#21, and Tibbit module #00-3;
    • Temperature measurement:
      • Measurement range: -25 to +50°C;
      • Measurement resolution: 0.5°C;
      • Measurement accuracy: not specified.
    • Humidity measurement:
      • Measurement range: 10 to 90%RH;
      • Measurement resolution: ±5%RH;
      • Measurement accuracy: ±4%RH;
      • Temp. range for valid humidity measurements: +5 to +50°C.
  • CP#03 (ambient light sensor):
    • I2C interface;
    • Based on the same BH1721FVC IC as Tibbit #28;
    • Mates with Tibbit connectors #20/#21, and Tibbit module #00-3;
    • Measurement range: 1 to 65528 lux;
    • Measurement resolution: 1 lux;
    • Measurement accuracy: 1 lux.
  • CP#04 (IR receiver/transmitter):
    • Contains the same IR receiver and transmitter as Tibbit #27;
    • Mates with Tibbit connectors #20/#21, and Tibbit module #26.
  • Two versions: without mounting ears and with mounting ears.
  • Supplied with a 100cm cable.
  • Power: 5VDC±10%.
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    • Without mounting ears: 22 x 29 x 12mm;
    • With mounting ears: 36 x 29 x 12mm.
  • Operating temperature range: -40 ~ +85C.

See Also:

Files and Documentation

DocumentationCable Probe Manual

Order Cable Probes

Test kit for Cable Probes #01, #02, and #03

Test kit for Cable Probes #01, #02, and #03

CP#01: Ambient Temperature Sensor

CP#01: Ambient Temperature Sensor

CP#02: Ambient Temperature and Humidity Sensor

CP#02: Ambient Temperature and Humidity Sensor

CP#03: Ambient Light Sensor

CP#03: Ambient Light Sensor

CP#04: IR Receiver/Transmitter

CP#04: IR Receiver/Transmitter