Playing with Schottkey
I just got some SB540 Schottky diodes, those are about 40 V at 5 A. I was interested in the reverse leakage, as that can be high for diodes like this. So I made a simple test circuit, and was actually amazed how much it changes around room temperature. I mean from 7 uA at 25 C to 11.2 uA at 37 C (touching it). That is a LOT, and makes for a nice temperature sensor.
So I made this: + 9V + 9V | | | R 82 Ohm | | | k LED Schottkey SB540 | | a c -------------- b BC547B (beta around 300) e | ///
Nice fridge alarm :-)
Maybe better than a NTC in this temperature range?