TC-08 USB termoelement datalogger

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  • 8 channel thermocouple data logger
  • Measures from -270 to 1820 °C
  • Automatic cold junction compensation
  • High resolution and accuracy
  • Fast sampling rate
  • Multiple units can be run on a single PC
  • USB interface


USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger.

An optional terminal board enable the USB TC-08 to measure voltages from 0 to +5 V, or 4-20 mA loop current.

The TC-08 thermocouple data logger offers industry-leading performance and a cost-effective solution to your temperature measuring needs.

Wide temperature range
The TC-08 thermocouple data logger is designed to measure a wide range of temperatures using any thermocouple that has 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 temperature range of -270 to 1820 °C (The actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple being used.)

All the benefits of USB
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 10 TC-08 USB data loggers 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.

Fast and accurate temperature data acquisition
With the TC-08 thermocouple data logger your measurements can be made both fast and accurately.

The low conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature measurements can be taken every second. Whilst the high (20 bit) resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in temperature.

All you need in one easy-to-use unit
Temperature data acquisition with the TC-08 is very easy — simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer, connect your thermocouples, and you are ready to measure temperatures.

The easy-to-use PicoLog data acquisition software is supplied with the TC-08 — allowing you to start measuring and recording temperatures with the minimum amount of effort. The intuitive user interface of PicoLog makes it easy for you to set how frequently you want to take a measurement, and the number of measurements you want to take.

Documents available for download:
 USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger - Leaflet

USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger general specifications
Number of channels (single unit) 8
Maximum number of channels
(using up to 20 TC-08s)
Conversion time 100 ms per thermocouple channel
+ 100 ms for cold junction compensation
(CJC can be disabled if all channels used as voltage inputs)
Temperature accuracy Sum of ±0.2% of reading and ±0.5 °C
Voltage accuracy Sum of ±0.2% of reading and ±10 µV
Overvoltage protection ±30 V
Maximum common-mode voltage ±7.5 V
Input impedance 2 MΩ
Input range (voltage) ±70 mV
Resolution 20 bits
Noise-free resolution 16.25 bits
Thermocouple types supported B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T
Input connectors Miniature thermocouple
PC requirements
Minimum Processor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32–bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB.
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10.
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac).
Ports: USB 1.1 port.
Recommended Processor: 1 GHz.
Memory: 512 MB.
Free disk space: 32–bit: 850 MB, 64–bit: 2 GB.
Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10.
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac).
Ports: USB 1.1 or higher.
Operating temperature 0 to 50 °C
Operating temperature for stated accuracy 20 to 30 °C
Operating humidity 5 to 80 %RH non-condensing
Storage humidity 5 to 95 %RH non-condensing
Water resistance Not water-resistant
Physical properties
Dimensions 201 x 104 x 34 mm (7.91 x 4.09 x 1.34 in)
PicoLog for Windows PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples. Features include:
Multiple views — view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text
Parameter scaling — convert raw data into standard engineering units
Math functions — use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters
Alarm limits — program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range
IP networking — transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet
Operating systems supported — Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 10. Not Windows RT.
PicoLog languages Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska
Software Development Kit Includes example code.
Optional free software Drivers for Linux and OS X. 32-bit and 64-bit.
Documentation languages
User’s guide
Programmer’s guide
Installation guide
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Nederlandse, Dansk
Additional hardware (supplied) USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, software CD-ROM
PC interface USB 1.1
Power requirements Powered from USB port
Compliance European EMC and LVD standards
FCC Rules Part 15 Class A

TC-08 resolution

Thermocouple type Overall range °C 0.1 °C resolution 0.025 °C resolution
B 20 to 1820 150 to 1820 600 to 1820
E –270 to 910 –270 to 910 –260 to 910
J –210 to 1200 –210 to 1200 –210 to 1200
K –270 to 1370 –270 to 1370 –250 to 1370
N –270 to 1300 –260 to 1300 –230 to 1300
R –50 to 1760 –50 to 1760 20 to 1760
S –50 to 1760 –50 to 1760 20 to 1760
T –270 to 400 –270 to 400 –250 to 400