The TC-08 thermocouple data acquisition module is designed
to measure a wide range of temperatures using any
thermocouple that terminates in a miniature size thermocouple
connector. Additionally the TC-08 can also measure other sensors
using a ±70 mV range. Featuring built-in cold junction compensation
(CJC), the TC-08 has an effective measuring range of -270 to 1820°C
(the actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple type
The TC-08 can be used with thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S,
B and N and outputs can be viewed in degrees F, C or mV. The unit is
accurate to 0.2 percent ± 0.5 degrees C and has a resolution of
better than 0.1 degrees C for most thermocouple types.
The TC-08 connects to the USB port of a Windows based PC
and enables the host PC to automatically detect the TC-08
avoiding the need for any complex setup procedures. The USB
connection also allows the TC-08 to be powered directly by the USB
bus eliminating the need for an external power supply and making
the TC-08 ideal for measuring temperatures both in the lab
and in the field.
The TC-08’s USB connectivity allows up to 20 TC-08 USB data
acquisition modules to be used simultaneously on one PC making the TC-08 ideal
for use as a large multi-channel temperature acquisition system
with a cost per channel significantly lower than other systems of this
size. The low conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature
measurements can be taken every second, while the high (20 bit)
resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in
With the TC-08 thermocouple data acquisition module your measurements can be
made both fast and accurately. Simply plug the TC-08 into a USB
port on your computer, connect your thermocouples, and you are ready
to measure temperatures.
With the included TC-08 Recorder software, you can configure multiple (USB) TC-08s, set the sampling
interval from 0.1 seconds to several hours and set the maximum number
of readings. You can also tell TC-08 Recorder what to do once the
thermocouple readings have been taken - either: Stop; Repeat
Immediately (start again); Scroll (oldest recordings disappear); or
Repeat After Delay (where the delay is set by the user). Mathematical
operations can also be performed on the thermocouple outputs: for
example to output one temperature relative to another.
Number of Channels: 8 Conversion Time: 100 ms (thermocouple and cold junction
compensation) Temperature Accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading
and ±0.5°C Voltage Accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading
and ±10 µV Overload Protection: ±30 V Maximum Common Mode Voltage: ±7.5 V Input Impedance: 2 M. Input Range (Voltage): ±70 mV Resolution: 20-bits Noise Free Resolution: 16.25-bits Thermocouple Types: B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T Input Connectors: Miniature thermocouple Output Connector: USB cable supplied
1.8 m (6') PC Connection: USB 1.1 Power Supply: From USB port Dimensions:
201 x 104 x 34 mm
(7.91 x 4.09 x 1.34 in) Included Software: TC-08
Recorder and Player PC REQUIREMENTS Processor: Pentium class processor or equivalent Memory: 32 MB minimum Disk space: 10 MB minimum Operating System: 32-bit or 64-bit versions of WIN XP
(SP2 or above)/VISTA/WIN 7 Ports: USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 compliant port. Must be connected
direct to the port or a powered USB hub
† All dollar amounts on this site are shown in US currency.
Note: Includes Windows software, USB cable and complete operator’s manual on CD.