SCD4X CO₂, Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor

The scd4x sensor platform allows you to use your Sensirion SCD4X CO₂ (datasheet) sensors with ESPHome. The I²C Bus is required to be set up in your configuration for this sensor to work.

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# Example configuration entry
sensor:
  - platform: scd4x
    co2:
      name: "Workshop CO2"
    temperature:
      name: "Workshop Temperature"
    humidity:
      name: "Workshop Humidity"

Configuration variables:

  • co2 (Optional): The information for the CO₂ sensor.

    • name (Required, string): The name for the CO₂eq sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

  • temperature (Optional): The information for the Temperature sensor.

    • name (Required, string): The name for the temperature sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

  • humidity (Optional): The information for the Humidity sensor.

    • name (Required, string): The name for the humidity sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

  • temperature_offset (Optional, float): The temperature offset can depend on various factors such as the SCD4x measurement mode, self-heating of close components, the ambient temperature and air flow. This variable allows the compensation of those effects by setting a temperature offset. Defaults to 4°C.

  • automatic_self_calibration (Optional, boolean): Whether to enable automatic self calibration (ASC). Defaults to true.

  • ambient_pressure_compensation (Optional, int): Enable compensation of measured CO₂ values based on given ambient pressure in mBar.

  • altitude_compensation (Optional, int): Enable compensating deviations due to current altitude (in metres). Notice: setting altitude_compensation is ignored if ambient_pressure_compensation is set.

  • measurement_mode (Optional): Set measurement mode for scd4x.

    • periodic : The sensor takes a new measurement every 5 seconds. This is the default mode.

    • low_power_periodic: The sensor takes a new measurement every 30 seconds. Make sure update_interval is at least 30 seconds.

    • single_shot: A measurement is started in every update interval. A measurement takes 5 seconds. This mode is only available on scd41 and useful if low power consumption is required. The automatic self-calibration is optimized for single shot measurements performed every 5 minutes. To reduce noise levels, you can can perform several single shot measurements in a row and average the output values using a Sensor Filters.

    • single_shot_rht_only: A measurement is started in every update interval. A measurement takes 50 ms. Only humidity and temperature is measured. CO2 is reported as 0 ppm. This mode is only available on scd41 and useful if low power consumption is required.

  • ambient_pressure_compensation_source (Optional, ID): Set an external pressure sensor ID used for ambient pressure compensation. The pressure sensor must report pressure in hPa. the correction is applied before updating the state of the co2 sensor.

  • address (Optional, int): Manually specify the I²C address of the sensor. Defaults to 0x62.

  • update_interval (Optional, Time): The interval to check the sensor. Defaults to 60s.

Actions:

perform_forced_calibration Action

This action manually calibrates the sensor to the provided value in ppm. Operate the SCD4x in the operation mode later used in normal sensor operation (periodic measurement, low power periodic measurement or single shot) for > 3 minutes in an environment with homogenous and constant CO2 concentration before performing a forced recalibration. As of April 2022 the average fresh air Co² concentration is 419 ppm.

on_...:
  then:
    - scd4x.perform_forced_calibration:
      value: 419   # outside average April 2022
      id: my_scd41

value can be a template

on_...:
  then:
    - scd4x._perform_forced_calibration_action:
      value: !lambda "{ return 419 };"
      id: my_scd41

factory_reset Action

This action triggers a factory reset of the sensor. Calibration settings are restored from factory settings.

on_...:
  then:
    - scd4x.factory_reset: my_scd41

Automation

Ambient pressure compensation compensation can be changed from lambdas

set_ambient_pressure_compensation(  <pressure in bar)

Example

Note: that the pressure from bme280 is in hPa and must be converted to bar.

sensor:
  - platform: scd4x
    id: scd41
    i2c_id: bus_a
    co2:
        name: co2
        id: co2

    - platform: bme280
      pressure:
        name: "BME280-Pressure"
        id: bme280_pressure
        oversampling: 1x
      on_value:
        then:
            - lambda: "id(scd41)->set_ambient_pressure_compensation(x / 1000.0);"

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