Could we get some suggestions/answers here?
To recap, we're running multiple sensors with BME680s and using BSEC for calibration. IAQ accuracy is typically 3, with brief "blips" to 2.
And yet, as we have shown, we are getting significantly different values from sensors physically located next to each other.
Isn't this precisely what BSEC is supposed to prevent? Some reasonable margin of error is fine, but a difference of 50-100% or more between adjacent sensors is not okay.
One example captured earlier today registered 213 IAQ on one sensor and 576 IAQ on the IC less than 3" away.
Another shows one sensor at 70.5, a " Good" rating based on the chart in the 680 datasheet. The neighboring sensor less than 3" away reads 222, or " Heavily Polluted" at exactly the same time.
Either the air is good or it is polluted. It cannot be both.
1/ Is this expected behavior?
2/ if yes, what is the point of BSEC calibration?
3/ if no, what are possible causes that could lead to such wild variations?
The BME680 is promoted as a low cost but reliable sensor for indoor air quality. Our data currently suggests otherwise. Can we please get some meaningful feedback to resolve this???
I've attached yet more examples showing big discrepancies between two sensors located next to each other.