DATAQ Instruments Application Notes and News

How To Calibrate Strain Gage-Based Transducers Using DI-5B38 Strain Amplifiers

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements The proper calibration of strain gage-based transducers can be a tricky exercise. You need to consider the gage factor of the transducer (GT), the gage factor of the amplifier module (GA), excitation voltage requirements and gain. With this information at hand, you can accurately measure psi, microstrain, lbs or any Read More

Connection and Calibration of Strain-Gage Based Transducers Using DI-8B38 Series Amplifiers

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements This application note demonstrates the proper connection and calibration of a strain-gage based transducer connected to a DI-8B38 series amplifier. For this example we’ll use a strain-gage based pressure transducer with a 10,000 PSI capacity, an excitation (supply voltage) requirement of 10V and a gage factor (output) of 2mV/V. We’ll Read More

DAQ Helps Determine Satellite Radio Up Time

Data Acquisition > Voltage > DI-720 Who Stopped the Music? You hear it all the time. It’s called background music, those ubiquitous melodies that soothe your subconscious as you browse your way through a department store. The store pays a service provider to transmit the music via radio link to a store-maintained receiver where it’s Read More

WinDaq Monitors Power Quality for an Electric Utility

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq WinDaq Data Acquisition Software and the DI-400 Monitor Power Quality for an Electric Utility Power utilities need to continuously monitor the quality of the electric power they generate. For one utility, this activity was performed by an array of strip chart recorders. Technology had moved on, however, and the Read More

Introducing the All-new EL-USB-TP-LCD Single-channel Thermistor Data Logger

Data Logger > Lascar > EL-USB Series DATAQ Instruments is happy to introduce the all-new EL-USB-TP-LCD, a single–channel thermistor data logger. With a -40 to +125°C (-40 to +257°F) measurement range, the included 1-meter thermistor probe has an accuracy of ±0.1°C (±0.2°F). Capable of storing up 32,510 readings, with sample intervals ranging from 1 second Read More

Export-to-Excel Add-on Beta for WinDaq Waveform Browsers

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Ask customers what they want to do with acquired data, and the vast majority answer, “Take it to Excel.” Although our WinDaq Playback software has always supported an Excel-compatible CSV export option, the process was cumbersome and not very flexible. We fixed that. DATAQ Instruments is proud to announce Read More

Introducing the All-new EL-GFX-DTP Dual-channel Thermistor Data Logger

Data Logger > Lascar > EL-GFX Series DATAQ Instruments is pleased to introduce the all-new EL-GFX-DTP dual-channel thermistor data logger, with a -40 to +125°C (-40 to 257°F) measurement range. Capable of storing up to 250,000 readings at sample intervals between 2 seconds and 1 hour, the EL-GFX-DTP can acquire temperature data, unattended, for days, Read More

Introducing the All-new EL-USB-ACT AC/DC Current Data Logger

Data Logger > Lascar > EL-USB Series DATAQ Instruments is pleased to announce the availability of the all-new EL-USB-ACT. This low cost AC/DC current data logger is capable of taking current readings from 0 to 100 Amps DC (0 to 723 amps RMS) and can be used with a compatible current clamp, current transformers, hall-effect Read More

How To Make 4-20 mA Current Loop Measurements

Data Acquisition > Current Additional Reading: 4-20 mA Current Loop Data Logger Products 4-20 mA Current Loop Data Acquisition Products It seems that at least one 4-20 mA (milliamp) measurement is required by our typical customer, and the way to do it is a constant source of confusion for many. So I thought I’d zero Read More

Demonstrating the Power of Advanced CODAS – A Real-World Example

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq > Advanced CODAS We’ve touched on several features of Advanced CODAS, demonstrating the ease with which you can integrate, differentiate, and peak detect waveforms without leaving the WinDaq Waveform Browser. In this example we’ll break down a real-world application, demonstrating how several Advanced CODAS functions are used in concert Read More