Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor

This Temperature&Humidity sensor provides a pre-calibrated digital output. A unique capacitive sensor element measures relative humidity and the temperature is measured by a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor. It has excellent reliability and long term stability. Please note that this sensor will not work for temperatures below 0 degree.


  • Relative Humidity and temperature measurement
  • Full range temperature compensation Calibrated
  • Digital signal
  • Long term stability
  • Long transmission distance(>20m)
  • Low power consumption


More details about Grove modules please refer to Grove System

Applications Ideas

  • Consumption product
  • Weather station
  • Humidity regulator
  • Air conditioner


Key Specifications

Items Min
PCB Size 2.0cm*4.0cm
Interface 2.0mm pitch pin header

Electronic Characterstics

Items Conditions Min Norm Max Unit
VCC - 3.3 - 5 Volts
Measuring Current Supply - 1.3  2.1 mA
Average Current Supply - 0.5 - 1.1 mA
Measuring Range Humidity 20% - 90% RH
Temperature 0 - 50 °C
Accuracy Humidity - - ±5% RH
Temperature ±2 °C
 Sensitivity Humidity - 1% RH
Temperature 1 °C
Repeatability Humidity ±1% RH
Temperature ±1 °C
Long-term Stability ±1% RH/year
Signal Collecting Period 2 S

Platforms Supported

Arduino Raspberry Pi BeagleBone Wio LinkIt ONE


The platforms mentioned above as supported is/are an indication of the module's hardware or theoritical compatibility. We only provide software library or code examples for Arduino platform in most cases. It is not possible to provide software library / demo code for all possible MCU platforms. Hence, users have to write their own software library.

Getting Started

When MCU sends a trigger signal, sensor will change from low power consumption mode to active mode. After the trigger signal sensor will send a response signal back to MCU, then 40 bit collected data is sent out and a new signal collecting is trigged.(Note that the 40 bit collected data which is sent from sensor to MCU is already collected before the trigger signal comes.) One trigger signal receives one time 40 bit response data from sensor. Single-bus data is used for communication between MCU and sensor. The communication process is shown below:

It costs 5ms for single time communication.The high-order bit of data sends out first. Signal Data is 40 bit, comprised of 16 bit humidity data, 16 bit temperature data and 8 bit checksum.The data format is:

8bits integer part of humidity+8bits decimal part of humidity
+8bits integer part of temperature+8bits decimal part of temperature
+8bits checksum.


If this is the first time you work with Arduino, we firmly recommend you to see Getting Started with Arduino before the start.

Play With Arduino


  • Step 1. Prepare the below stuffs:
Seeeduino V4.2 Base Shield Temperature&Humidity Sensor
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  • Step 2. Connect Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor to port D2 of Grove-Base Shield.

  • Step 3. Plug Grove - Base Shield into Seeeduino.

  • Step 4. Connect Seeeduino to PC via a USB cable.


If we don't have Grove Base Shield, We also can directly connect Grove - Temperature and Humidity Sensor Pro to Seeeduino as below.

Seeeduino Temperature&Humidity Sensor
5V Red
GND Black
Not Conencted White
D2 Yellow


  • Step 1. Download the Seeed DHT library from Github.

  • Step 2. Refer How to install library to install library for Arduino.

  • Step 3. Restart the Arduino IDE. Open “ DHTtester” example via the path: File → Examples → Grove_Humidity_Temperature_Sensor-master → DHTtester. Through this demo, we can read the temperature and relative humidity information of the environment.


This Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor and our another product Grove-Temperature&Humidity Sensor pro are sharing this library. No matter which product you are using, make sure that you have made the definition line of the sensor of your board into effect and commented out the definition lines of other specs. For example, the sensor we used on Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor is DHT 11. So the definition part of the sensor spec should be:

#define DHTTYPE DHT11   // DHT 11
//#define DHTTYPE DHT22   // DHT 22  (AM2302)
//#define DHTTYPE DHT21   // DHT 21 (AM2301)

The default setting of the library is DHT 22, so you need to change it into DHT 11 manually.

  • Step 4. Upload the demo. If you do not know how to upload the code, please check how to upload code.

  • Step 5. Open the Serial Monitor of Arduino IDE by click Tool-> Serial Monitor. Or tap the Ctrl+Shift+M key at the same time. if every thing goes well, you will get the temperature.

The result should be like:

Play With Raspberry Pi


First, You need to prepare the below stuffs:

  • Step 1. Prepare the below stuffs:
Raspberry pi GrovePi_Plus Temperature&Humidity Sensor
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  • Step 2. Plug the GrovePi_Plus into Raspberry.

  • Step 3. Connect Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor to D4 port of GrovePi_Plus.

  • Step 4. Connect the Raspberry to PC via USB cable.



In this wiki we use the path ~/GrovePi/ instead of /home/pi/Desktop/GrovePi, you need to make sure Step 2 and Step 3 use the same path.


We firmly suggest you to update the firmware, or for some sensors you may get errors.

  • Step 3. Git clone the Github repository.
cd ~
git clone https://github.com/DexterInd/GrovePi.git
  • Step 4. Check the code.
cd ~/GrovePi/Software/Python
sudo nano grove_dht_pro.py

The code should be like:

import grovepi
import math
# Connect the Grove Temperature & Humidity Sensor Pro to digital port D4
# This example uses the blue colored sensor.
sensor = 4  # The Sensor goes on digital port 4.

# temp_humidity_sensor_type
# Grove Base Kit comes with the blue sensor.
blue = 0    # The Blue colored sensor.
white = 1   # The White colored sensor.

while True:
        # This example uses the blue colored sensor.
        # The first parameter is the port, the second parameter is the type of sensor.
        [temp,humidity] = grovepi.dht(sensor,blue)  
        if math.isnan(temp) == False and math.isnan(humidity) == False:
            print("temp = %.02f C humidity =%.02f%%"%(temp, humidity))

    except IOError:
        print ("Error")

Then tap Ctrl+X to quit nano.


The Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor and the Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor pro share the same python code which named grove_dht_pro.py. The only difference is that for the sentence [temp,humidity] = grovepi.dht(sensor,blue). We use the parameter blue for Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor while we use white for the Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor pro. The default value is blue, so for this sensor you do not need to change the code.

  • Step 5. Excute below commands to get the value.
sudo python grove_dht_pro.py

The result should be like:

pi@raspberrypi:~/GrovePi/Software/Python $ sudo python grove_dht_pro.py
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%
temp = 26.00 C humidity =40.00%


Tech Support

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