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  • Bus: 1-Wire (Dallas/Maxim 1-Wire protocol).
  • Connections: one pin (OWD) and ground.
  • Output types: open drain/open collector (pull-up resistor required).
  • Pull-up resistors: always required (2K – 10K, 2K or less for parasitic power parts).
  • Maximum voltage: 5.5volts (5volt safe).
  • Last documentation update: v5.6.

1-Wire uses a single data signal wire. Most devices also require a power and ground connection. Some parts draw power parasitically through the 1-Wire bus and don't require a separate power source.


A/a/@ Toggle auxiliary pin. Capital “A” sets AUX high, small “a” sets to ground. @ sets aux to input (high impedance mode) and reads the pin value.
D/d Measure voltage on the ADC pin (v1+ hardware only).
W/w Capital ‘W’ enables the on-board power supplies. Small ‘w’ disables them. (v1+ hardware only).
{ or [ 1-Wire bus reset.
] or }
r Read one byte. (r:1…255 for bulk reads)
0b Write this binary value. Format is 0b00000000 for a byte, but partial bytes are also fine: 0b1001.
0x Write this HEX value. Format is 0×01. Partial bytes are fine: 0xA. A-F can be lower-case or capital letters.
0-255 Write this decimal value. Any number not preceded by 0x or 0b is interpreted as a decimal value.
, Value delimiter. Use a coma or space to separate numbers. Any combination is fine, no delimiter is required between non-number values: {0xa6,0, 0 16 5 0b111 0xaF}.
& Delay 1uS. (&:1…255 for multiple delays)
(#) Run macro, (0) for macro list
^ One clock tick, use data state from previous – or _ operation. (^:1…255 for multiple clock ticks)
/ or \
- or _ Set the 1-Wire data state to 1 (-) or 0 (_). This will be used on the next ^ command, no actual bus change. (updated in v5.2, this previously set the state and sent a bit)
 ! Read one bit with clock.
. Read current data state setting from last - or _ command, no actual bus change.


0 Macro menu
1-50 Reserved for device address shortcuts.
51 READ ROM (0×33) *for single device bus
85 MATCH ROM (0×55) *followed by 64bit address
204 SKIP ROM (0xCC) *followed by command
240 SEARCH ROM (0xF0)


1-Wire specifies a 2K or smaller resistor when working with parasitically powered devices. Since v3a the on-board pull-up resistor on MOSI are 2K. Use an external 2K pull-up resistor if you have a v2go. Parasitically powered parts may appear to work with resistors larger than 2K ohms, but will fail certain operations (like EEPROM writes).

The 1-wire reset command can detect two bus errors. If no 1-wire chips respond to the reset command by pulling the bus low, it will report *No device detected (0x02). If the bus stays low for too long after the reset, because the pull-up resistor isn't working or there's a short circuit, it will report *Short or no pull-up (0x01).

One wire is a time sensitive protocol. There's no actual data wire to set high or low with the - and _ commands, so we just store the desired value and send it with the next clock tick (^).

The _ and - commands were updated in firmware v5.2. They previously set the data state and sent a bit. Now they just set the data state that will be used on the next clock tick command (^). Example: previously you could write 4 high bits with -^^^, now you must use -^^^^. We feel this is more consistent with the operation of the other modes.