8-Channel USB Thermocouple Data Acquisition Module
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- Measures from -270 to 1820°C (-454 to 3308°F)
- Accepts Thermocouple Types J, K, T, E, R, S, B and N
- Automatic Cold Junction Compensation
- High Accuracy and Resolution
- Multiple Units Can Be Run On a Single PC
- 10 Readings Per Second
- Windows Software Included: TC-08 Recorder and TC-08 Player
- USB Interface
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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 being used).
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 temperature. 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
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
201 x 104 x 34 mm
(7.91 x 4.09 x 1.34 in)
Included Software: TC-08 Recorder and Player
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
Is the LCD screen always on?
Where can we get the latest software upgrade for these?
Does the Software provide any type of realtime plotting or display of the temperatures or is it just logging to a file?
Does this unit need to be connected to a computer in order to record (data log) or will the unit record, and then the data be extracted later by a PC?
Does the TC-08 need a calibration before measurements?
I have to do a test of 24 hr... How long can I take continuous measurements? Does it have a limit of readings or any capacity restrictions?
Is it compatible with Windows 10? Saw this in the manual "the unit can be used with any laptop or PC running Windows XP SP2 or Vista".
Looking for a LabVIEW library for this. Can someone provide a link?