27. Octopus Analog UV sensor (GUVA-S12SD)(EF04093)

27.1. Introduction

Octopus Analog UV sensor (GUVA-S12SD) is the UV electric brick in our Octopus series, the basic design is from the Octopus electric bricks and the setting of its outlook, the PCB fixing hole and the connectors are the same.

It can measure the total UV intensity of the sunlight; linear signal voltage output; and it can be used as UV dosimeters, UV index instrument and flame detection,etc,.


27.2. Characteristics

  • Design for the occasions need reliable and concise UV index.

  • Support micro:bit in 3V.

  • Easy and convenient for connection.

27.3. Parameter

  • Name: Octopus Analog UV sensor (GUVA-S12SD)

  • SKU:EF04093

  • Working Voltage: DC 3~5.5V

  • Connection Mode: G-GND,V-VCC,S-signal pin

  • Test Precision: ±1 UV INDEX

  • Wave length: 200nm-370nm

  • Response Time: Below 0.5 second

  • Size: 38.9x23.5mm

  • Net Weight: 5g

27.4. Dimensions and Outlook


27.5. Quick to Start

Hardware Connection

Connect the module with the wire(with buckle) to the PI pins on the Octopus:bit, insert the micro:bit to the Octopus:bit.


Software Programming

Programme in the makecode and analog read P1 to get the intensity of the UV that would be displayed on the micro:bit. Links: https://makecode.microbit.org/_4urWJCMeuh4L

You can also download it directly:


The UV intensity is showing on the micro:bit.

27.6. FAQ