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Data logger products and how to use them.

WiFi Range Considerations

Data Logger > Wireless We carry several WiFi products and we’re often asked about their range. In other words, how far from the WiFi router can the data loggers be located? Unfortunately, this is like asking us to forecast the weather next Sunday. There are simply too many variables for us to predict how well any WiFi Read More

EL-WIFI-Alert Alarm Indicator

Data Logger > Wireless > EL-WiFi Series The stand-alone EL-WIFI-Alert alarm indicator is an add-on for EL-WIFI series temperature and humidity data loggers. The EL-WIFI-Alert produces an audible and visual alert when an alarm level on any of your EL-WIFI temperature and humidity data loggers (installed on the same wireless network) is breached. Note that Read More

4-20 mA Measurement Resolution

Data Acquisition > 4-20mA Current Loop Don’t overlook a vital component that affects 4-20 mA measurement success: Measurement resolution. Measurements from sensors that have a 4-20 mA output are very common. Customers always ask how to connect them to a data logger or data acquisition system, which we describe in detail here. However, they often overlook a vital Read More

Lascar’s ‘Files Thru the Air’ Technology

Data Logger > Wireless Data Loggers > EL-WiFi Series Users can manage and monitor any number EL-WIFI series instruments remotely… Lascar’s ‘Files Thru the Air’ technology allows those using EL-WIFI series instruments to store data to the cloud. Users can manage and monitor any number EL-WIFI series instruments remotely, using a web browser on their PC Read More

Boot Your Graphtec Data Logger in USB Drive Mode

Data Logger > USB > Graphtec An oft-overlooked feature of Graphtec data loggers is the ability to boot into USB Drive Mode. As the name implies, USB Drive Mode allows you to access, save, copy and delete files from your data logger, just as you would with a USB flash drive.   USB Drive Mode Read More

Sample Up to 14.4 kHz in Stand-alone Mode

Data Logger > Stand-alone Thanks to single-level cell (SLC) technology, DATAQ Instruments stand-alone data loggers can once again sample at throughput rates up to 14,400 samples per second. Due to inconsistencies with older SD cards using multi-level cell (MLC) technology, we were forced to reduce the maximum stand-alone sample rate specification for DATAQ Instruments data Read More

Data Logger vs. Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition or Data Logger If you need to digitize an analog signal, record it, and provide a method to analyze it, do you need a data logger or a data acquisition system? It has become increasing clear that the answer is ‘Yes’ to both products. What I mean is that the traditional definitions of Read More

Three Easy Steps for Stand-alone Data Logging Using a DI-71x Data Logger

Data Logger > Stand Alone Configure Connect a Data Logger to the USB or Ethernet port of your PC and run the provided set up software. Configure the data logger for your specific requirements in the following ways: Enable or disable specific analog channels in any order. For enabled channels define input configuration (single-ended or Read More

How To Determine 4-20 mA Loop Load

Data Acquisition > Current Process current (4-20 mA) measurements are popular with DATAQ Instruments’ customers, and that often leads to some interesting application questions. One of the better ones relates to how many process current instruments can be connected to a single current loop. Customers know that there MUST be a limit, but they’re not Read More

How to Make Safe and Accurate Thermocouple Measurements Using Isolated Instrumentation

Data Acquisition > Thermocouple > DI-1000TC Thermocouples are the most widely used devices for temperature measurements. They are: Rugged; Inexpensive; Simply constructed (welded wires composed of dissimilar metals); Used to measure temperature ranges spanning thousands of degrees; Fast in their response to changes in temperature. But these attractive characteristics do not come without a price. Read More