Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus

In this tutorial, I’ll be discussing the Soil Moisture Sensor Library for Proteus. You won't find Soil Moisture Sensor Library ...

Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus, Proteus library download soil moisture, soil moisture in proteus, soil moisture proteus simulation, proteus simulation of soil moisture sensor, soil moisture proteus libraryHi Friends! Hope you’re well today. I welcome you on board. In this tutorial, I’ll be discussing the Soil Moisture Sensor Library for Proteus. You won't find Soil Moisture Sensor Library in Proteus and we’re going to share its Proteus Library very first time. I have previously shared many Proteus Libraries for digital and analog sensors and today I’m discussing something new. Excited to get a hold of the Soil Moisture Sensor Library? Me too. In upcoming days, I’ll keep sharing different libraries related to sensors. If you’re curious to sneak into the nitty-gritty of sensors not available in Proteus library already, pop your suggestion in the comment section below. I’ll try my best to comply with your suggestions and walk you through something brand new.Soil moisture sensors are used to measure the water content in the soil. They use capacitance to measure the dielectric permittivity of the soil which defines the function of the water content. Before further ado, let’s dive in and have a look at How to download and simulate Soil Moisture Sensor Library for Proteus:

Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus

  • You can download the Soil Moisture Sensor Library for Proteus by clicking the button below.
Download Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • It’s a .zip file that contains two folders inside i.e. Proteus Library & Proteus Simulations.
  • The real fun starts right here right away.
  • Open proteus library folder that contains three files named:
    • SoilMoistureSensorTEP.IDX
    • SoilMoistureSensorTEP.LIB
    • SoilMoistureSensorTEP.HEX
  • Copy and paste these three files in the Library folder of your Proteus software.
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • Now, we need to run the Proteus ISIS software and don't forget to restart, if it's already open.
  • Look for the Soil Moisture in the component’s search box as shown below.
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For ProteusAfter installing the Library successfully, you’ll get similar results as below:Soil Moisture Sensor Library For ProteusYou can see in the figure above we have one Soil Moisture Sensor.Now simply place this Soil Moisture Sensor in your Proteus workspace, as mentioned below:Soil Moisture Sensor Library For ProteusYou can see in the figure above, I have placed one Soil Moisture Sensor inside Proteus workspace.This sensor carries 4 pins in total, named:Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • V (Vcc): We’ll provide +5V here.
  • G (GND): We’ll provide ground here.
  • Ao (Out): It’s an analog output signal from the sensor.
  • TestPin: It is used for simulation purposes only. Soil Moisture Sensor doesn’t contain this pin in real.

Adding Sensor’s Hex File

  • After this drill, we’ll add the Sensor’s Hex File, which we have downloaded and placed in the Library folder.
  • To do that, right-click on your Soil Moisture Sensor and then click on “Edit Properties” as below.
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • Or you can double click the Soil Moisture Sensor, it will pop the window below.
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • Click on the Browse button and add SoilMoistureSensorTEP.HEX file available in the Proteus Library section as shown in the figure below:
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • After adding the Sensor’s Hex File, click on the ‘OK’ button to close the ‘Edit Properties’ Panel.
  • Our Soil Moisture Sensor is now ready to simulate in our Proteus ISIS.
  • We’ll design a small circuit to thoroughly understand the working of this Soil Moisture Sensor.

Proteus Simulation of Soil Moisture Sensor

  • Here, I’m designing a simple circuit. I’ve attached a variable resistor with the Test Pin & added a Voltmeter at the Output pin, as shown in the figure below:
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus
  • This resister defines the soil water content in the proteus simulation.
  • When the resistance is maximum at the test pin, the circuit shows zero volts across voltmeter, which means the sensor is either in dry ground or taken out of the ground i.e. giving zero moisture value of the water content.
  • And when resistance is zero, the circuit will show the maximum voltage across voltmeter which indicates the sensor is inserted in a wet ground i.e. water contents in the soil are too high.
  • This is important. We have attached the output pin with an LC filter. This filter is not required in real hardware implementation.
  • We are using it in Proteus Simulation only as Proteus gives the peak to peak value and we have to convert that PP value into Vrms.
  • If you are working on a real sensor then you don’t need to add this LC circuit.
  • Now, let’s run this Proteus Simulation and if you have done everything as mentioned, it will show the result mentioned in the figure above.

Soil Moisture Sensor with Arduino

Now, let's interface this sensor with a microcontroller.
  • We have attached the output of the sensor appearing across the voltmeter with the A0 pin of the microcontroller as below.
Soil Moisture Sensor Library For Proteus, Proteus library download soil moisture, soil moisture in proteus, soil moisture proteus simulation, proteus simulation of soil moisture sensor, soil moisture proteus libraryYou can see we get the analog value 1019 when the voltage across the voltmeter is 4.98VThis is it. I hope you find this tutorial helpful. This will help engineering students in simulating their semester projects in proteus. In the next tutorials, I’ll be sharing and adding more libraries of sensors. You’re most welcome to share your suggestions with the sensors you want me to libraries of. If you’re unsure or have any questions, you can ask me in the section below. I’ll help the best way I can. Thank you for reading this article.

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