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DS2760, DS2761, DS2762
High-Precision Li+ Battery Monitor


Temperature Voltage and Current.

30 [.]XXXXXXXXXXXX[XX][/[ amphours | current | currentbias | lock.[0-1|ALL] | memory | pages/page.[0-1|ALL] | PIO | sensed | temperature | vbias | vis | volt | volthours |
cc | ce | coc | defaultpmod | defaultswen | dc | de | doc | mstr | ov | ps | pmod | swen | uv |
address | crc8 | id | locator | r_address | r_id | r_locator | type ]]


30 [.]XXXXXXXXXXXX[XX][/[ temperature | typeX/range_low | typeX/range_high | typeX/temperature ]]

Weather Station

30 [.]XXXXXXXXXXXX[XX][/[ WS603/temperature | WS603/wind_speed | WS603/direction | WS603/volt |
WS603/LED/status | WS603/LED/control.ALL | WS603/LED/model |
WS603/calibrationwind_speed | WS603/calibration/direction |
WS603/light/intensity | WS603/light/threshold

Family Code


Special Properties


read-write, floating point
Accumulated amperage read by current sensor. Units are in Amp-hr (Assumes internal 25mOhm resistor). Derived from volthours / Rinternal.
Formally amphours is the integral of current - currentbias over time.


read-only, floating point
Current reading. Units are in Amp (Assumes internal 25 mOhm resistor). Derived from vis / Rinternal.


read-write, floating point
Fixed offset applied to each current measurement. Used in the amphours value. Assumes internal 25mOhm resistor. Units are Amp and range from -.08A to .08A.
Derived from vbias / Rinternal.


read-write, yes-no
Lock either of the two eprom pages to prevent further writes. Apparently setting lock is permanent.


read-write, binary
Access to the full 256 byte memory range. Much of this space is reserved or special use. User space is the page area.
See the DATASHEET for a full memory map.


read-write, binary Two 16 byte areas of memory for user application. The lock property can prevent further alteration.
NOTE that the page property is different from the common OWFS implementation in that all of memory is not accessible.


write-only, yes-no
Controls the PIO pin allowing external switching.
Writing "1" turns the PIO pin on (conducting). Writing "0" makes the pin non-conducting. The logical state of the voltage can be read with the sensed property. This will reflect the current voltage at the pin, not the value sent to PIO
Note also that PIO will also be altered by the power-status of the DS2670 See the datasheet for details.


read-only, yes-no
The logical voltage at the PIO pin. Useful only if the PIO property is set to "0" (non-conducting).
Value will be 0 or 1 depending on the voltage threshold.


read-only, floating point
Temperature read by the chip at high resolution (~13 bits). Units are selected from the invoking command line. See owfs(1) or owhttpd(1) for choices. Default is Celsius.
Conversion is continuous.


read-write, floating point
Fixed offset applied to each vis measurement. Used for the volthours value. Units are in Volts.
Range -2.0mV to 2.0mV


read-only, floating point
Current sensor reading (unknown external resistor). Measures the voltage gradient between the Vis pins. Units are in Volts
The vis readings are integrated over time to provide the volthours property.
The current reading is derived from vis assuming the internal 25 mOhm resistor is employed. There is no way to know this through software.


read-only, floating point
Voltage read at the voltage sensor;. This is separate from the vis voltage that is used for current measurement. Units are Volts
Range is between 0 and 4.75V


read-write, floating point
Integral of vis - vbias over time. Units are in volthours



Thermocouple circuit using the DS2760 to read the Seebeck voltage and the reference temperature. Since the type interpretation of the values read depends on the type of thermocouple, the correct directory must be chosen. Supported thermocouple types include types B, E, J, K, N, R, S and T.

typeX/range_low typeX/ranges_high

read-only, flaoting point
The lower and upper temperature supported by this thermocouple (at least by the conversion routines). In the globally chosen temperature units.


read-only, floating point
Thermocouple temperature. Requires a voltage and temperature conversion. Returned in globally chosen temperature units.
Note: there are two types of temperature measurements possible. The temperature value in the main device directory is the reference temperature read at the chip. The typeX/temperature value is at the thermocouple junction, probably remote from the chip.

Weather Station


Weather station from AAG electronica that includes temperature, wind speed, wind direction, light sensor and LED lights.


read-only, floating-point
Uses the DS2760 temperature sensor. This is equivalent to the temperature value. Again in the specificed temperature scale, default Celsius.


read_only, floating-point
Readings from the anometer, scaled using the WS603/calibration/wind_speed


read_only, unsigned integer
Wind direction, using the following table
  1. N
  2. NNE
  3. NE
  4. NEE
  5. E
  6. EES
  7. ES
  8. ESS
  9. S
  10. SSW
  11. SW
  12. SWW
  13. W
  14. WWN
  15. WN
  16. WWN

Values are adjusted (internally) by the WS603/calibration/direction property


read-only, unsigned integer
Voltage value from the WS603 device. Units and significance is unclear.


read-write, unsigned integer
Value between 1 and 200 for wind speed scaling. Values on of this range are ignored and the default value of 100 used.


read-write, unsigned integer
Adjustment of wind direction. See datasheet.


read-only, unsigned integer
Uncalibrated value from an internal light sensor. Used for control of LED display (daytime vs nighttime).


read-only, unsigned integer
Threshold for internal light sensor. Used for control of LED display (daytime vs nighttime).

Value is set as value 4 of the array passed to WS603/LED/control


read-only, unsigned integer
Status of LED lights intensities. See datasheet.

Value is set as values 2 and 3 of the array passed to WS603/LED/control


read-only, unsigned integer
What factors control LED display. See datasheet.

Value is set as value 1 of the array passed to WS603/LED/control.ALL


write-only, unsigned integer array of 4 values
Four integers sent to control LED display. All four values must be sent, comma separated.
  1. Light mode
  2. Light status
  3. Light level
  4. Light threshold

Obscure Properties

cc ce coc dc de doc mstr ov pmod swen uv

varies, yes-no
Bit flags corresponding to various battery management functions of the chip. See the DATASHEET for details of the identically named entries.
In general, writing "0" corresponds to a 0 bit value, and non-zero corresponds to a 1 bit value.

defaultpmod defaultswen

read-write, yes-no
Default power-on state for the corresponding properties.

Standard Properties



read-only, ascii
The entire 64-bit unique ID. Given as upper case hexidecimal digits (0-9A-F).
address starts with the family code
r address is the address in reverse order, which is often used in other applications and labeling.


read-only, ascii
The 8-bit error correction portion. Uses cyclic redundancy check. Computed from the preceding 56 bits of the unique ID number. Given as upper case hexidecimal digits (0-9A-F).


read-only, ascii
The 8-bit family code. Unique to each type of device. Given as upper case hexidecimal digits (0-9A-F).



read-only, ascii
The 48-bit middle portion of the unique ID number. Does not include the family code or CRC. Given as upper case hexidecimal digits (0-9A-F).
r id is the id in reverse order, which is often used in other applications and labeling.



read-only, ascii
Uses an extension of the 1-wire design from iButtonLink company that associated 1-wire physical connections with a unique 1-wire code. If the connection is behind a Link Locator the locator will show a unique 8-byte number (16 character hexidecimal) starting with family code FE.
If no Link Locator is between the device and the master, the locator field will be all FF.
r locator is the locator in reverse order.

present (DEPRECATED)

read-only, yes-no
Is the device currently present on the 1-wire bus?


read-only, ascii
Part name assigned by Dallas Semi. E.g. DS2401 Alternative packaging (iButton vs chip) will not be distiguished.





1-wire is a wiring protocol and series of devices designed and manufactured by Dallas Semiconductor, Inc. The bus is a low-power low-speed low-connector scheme where the data line can also provide power.

Each device is uniquely and unalterably numbered during manufacture. There are a wide variety of devices, including memory, sensors (humidity, temperature, voltage, contact, current), switches, timers and data loggers. More complex devices (like thermocouple sensors) can be built with these basic devices. There are also 1-wire devices that have encryption included.

The 1-wire scheme uses a single bus master and multiple slaves on the same wire. The bus master initiates all communication. The slaves can be individually discovered and addressed using their unique ID.

Bus masters come in a variety of configurations including serial, parallel, i2c, network or USB adapters.

OWFS design

OWFS is a suite of programs that designed to make the 1-wire bus and its devices easily accessible. The underlying priciple is to create a virtual filesystem, with the unique ID being the directory, and the individual properties of the device are represented as simple files that can be read and written.

Details of the individual slave or master design are hidden behind a consistent interface. The goal is to provide an easy set of tools for a software designer to create monitoring or control applications. There are some performance enhancements in the implementation, including data caching, parallel access to bus masters, and aggregation of device communication. Still the fundemental goal has been ease of use, flexibility and correctness rather than speed.

Ds2760 Ds2761 Ds2762

The DS2760 (3) is a class of battery charging controllers. There are minor hardware difference between the DS2760, DS2761 and DS2762 battery chip, but they are indistiguishable to the software.

A number of interesting devices can be built with the DS276x including thermocouples. Support for thermocouples in built into the software, using the embedded thermister as the cold junction temperature.

For an explanation of the differences between the DS276x variants, see Dallas Application Note 221.


All 1-wire devices are factory assigned a unique 64-bit address. This address is of the form:
Family Code
8 bits
48 bits
8 bits

Addressing under OWFS is in hexidecimal, of form:

where 01 is an example 8-bit family code, and 12345678ABC is an example 48 bit address.

The dot is optional, and the CRC code can included. If included, it must be correct.


See Also


owfs (1) owhttpd (1) owftpd (1) owserver (1) owdir (1) owread (1) owwrite (1) owpresent (1) owtap (1)

Configuration and testing

owfs (5) owtap (1) owmon (1)

Language bindings

owtcl (3) owperl (3) owcapi (3)


DS1427 (3) DS1904(3) DS1994 (3) DS2404 (3) DS2404S (3) DS2415 (3) DS2417 (3)


DS2401 (3) DS2411 (3) DS1990A (3)


DS1982 (3) DS1985 (3) DS1986 (3) DS1991 (3) DS1992 (3) DS1993 (3) DS1995 (3) DS1996 (3) DS2430A (3) DS2431 (3) DS2433 (3) DS2502 (3) DS2506 (3) DS28E04 (3) DS28EC20 (3)


DS2405 (3) DS2406 (3) DS2408 (3) DS2409 (3) DS2413 (3) DS28EA00 (3)


DS1822 (3) DS1825 (3) DS1820 (3) DS18B20 (3) DS18S20 (3) DS1920 (3) DS1921 (3) DS1821 (3) DS28EA00 (3) DS28E04 (3) EDS0064 (3) EDS0065 (3) EDS0066 (3) EDS0067 (3) EDS0068 (3) EDS0071 (3) EDS0072 (3) MAX31826 (3)


DS1922 (3) DS2438 (3) EDS0065 (3) EDS0068 (3)


DS2450 (3)


DS2890 (3)

Multifunction (current, voltage, temperature)

DS2436 (3) DS2437 (3) DS2438 (3) DS2751 (3) DS2755 (3) DS2756 (3) DS2760 (3) DS2770 (3) DS2780 (3) DS2781 (3) DS2788 (3) DS2784 (3)


DS2423 (3)

LCD Screen

LCD (3) DS2408 (3)


DS1977 (3)


DS2406 (3) TAI8570 EDS0066 (3) EDS0068 (3)


EEEF (3) DS2438 (3)



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