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CircuitPython driver for EMC2101 brushless fan controller


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-emc2101

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-emc2101

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-emc2101

Usage Example

import time
import board
from adafruit_emc2101 import EMC2101

i2c = board.I2C()  # uses board.SCL and board.SDA

emc = EMC2101(i2c)
print("Setting fan speed to 25%")
emc.manual_fan_speed = 25
time.sleep(2)  # longer sleep to let it spin down from 100%
print("Fan speed", emc.fan_speed)

Additional examples, including the use of the temperature look up table (LUT) can be found in the examples/ folder:




For access to some additional properties, but without configuring the LUT, use the intermediate class EMC2101_EXT:

import time
import board
from adafruit_emc2101 import EMC2101_EXT

i2c = board.I2C()  # uses board.SCL and board.SDA

emc = EMC2101_EXT(i2c)
print("External limit temp is", emc.external_temp_high_limit)
print("Setting external limit temp to 50C")
emc.external_temp_high_limit = 50

When the temperature limits are exceeded the device sets the alert bit in the status register and (if configured to do so) will raise the ALERT output pin as an interrupt.

EMC2101_EXT defines properties for internal and external temperature limits, and has register definitions for all registers except the LUT itself. The EMC2101_LUT class includes this as well.

The EMC2101_Regs class is intended for internal use, and defines register addresses.


API documentation for this library can be found on Read the Docs.

For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

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