Welcome

Welcome to the website of HomeChip, which aims to be the best and cheapest supplier of 1-wire® and other sensing and control products in Europe.

Christmas Holidays

Many best wishes to all our customers and suppliers for the Christmas season.

We will be taking a bit of a rest and stocktaking from 12.00 on 24th December through to 8.30am on the 2nd January. As usual, an emergency line will be manned and  we will make efforts to dispatch your holiday orders. So don't let the holidays be an obstacle to ordering that 1-wire toy.

New Products

Have a look at our new Raspberry Pi HAT. It supplies a single 1-wire interface, 6 low latency counters and a battery backed real time clock. It's ideal for monitoring renewable energy systems and data centres.

New French phone number

We now have a French phone number: +33 5 81180761. We welcome calls from our valued EU customers on this number. Staff answering this phone will be able to speak English and French and will able to route the call to a Spanish speaking staff member if needed.

Contacting us

You can email us at info@homechip.com or phone us at +44 (0) 1908 410175. For full company details including our address follow the "About Us" link at the bottom of the page.

What is 1-wire?

1-wire is a technology defined by Dallas/Maxim and used in their range of iButtons and other 1-wire sensors which can measure and control a wide range of environmental parameters. Communication with the devices is via a two wire bus consisting of data and ground. Each device has a unique, factory programmed address which cannot be altered and which is guaranteed unique. This fact alone makes them useful for key access and identification systems, but they have many other useful functions ranging from non-volatile storage, to temperature and humidity sensing, switching and voltage measurement.

What is an iButton?

An iButton is a 1-wire component sealed into a small stainless steel can, approximately the size of a camera battery. This packaging makes them very rugged, and under normal conditions almost indestructible. Some have an inbuilt power source, such as the Thermochron range which can be set to independently measure temperature which they store internally and report when read periodically. Thermochrons can work from -40°C to +125°C and so are perfect for measuring and monitoring processes. Their uses are really only limited by your imagination.

As well as iButton and 1-wire components we supply a wide range of 1-wire sensors and controllers supplied by iButtonLink, as well as a range of readers, software and hardware accessories. Browse our catalogue for information and ideas.

Please note that all prices in the catalogue are quoted excluding VAT.

VAT at the UK rate of 20% will be added at the confirmation stage of your checkout. If you are VAT registered and outside the UK, but within the EU, please quote your VAT number when you register and we will bill you without VAT. Customers outside the EU will also not be charged VAT. However please note that you may have to pay Import Duty and/or GST to the destination country. Unless you make special arrangments with us, this is at your own expense.