Thermocouple Data Logger
Temperature measurement and recording with the TC-08 is very easy — simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer, plug in your thermocouples, and you are ready to go.
USB TC-08 Reviews
Excellent product. We have 6 of these (plus one of the older RS232 versions) and use them mainly for thermal characterization of LV and MV switchgear designs with typically 30-40 thermocouples. Software is quick and easy to set up and use, multiple devices allow a large number of points to be monitored simultaneously. The units are also easy to keep in calibration (using our certified calibration and test provider) to ensure compliance with ISO9001. Highly recommended.
USB TC-08 Reviews
This is a very nice unit that works consistently and reliably. One thing to keep in mind: the unit has a very low common mode voltage capability—probably under 5V. If you are using bare thermocouples, they can’t be attached to a point that might have higher voltages—such as the lead of a transistor. For these applications you will need to used a shielded, isolated thermocouple.
Keith W. Saxon
We use the Picolog 1216 for monitoring various parameters when testing high-performance cascade freezers for human plasma production. We can monitor (with various accessories) running current of compressors, mains voltage, running currents of circulation pumps, and running current of defrost heaters.
As well as all this, we also use a USB TC-08 to monitor critical refrigeration system parameters such as suction & discharge line temperatures, intake air temperature, condenser temperature and exhaust temperature. As well, of course, as the overall time these systems take to reach their operating temperature of -55 degrees C. This combination of Picolog 1216 and TC-08 is also an invaluable tool during faultfinding, where faults may take up to 72 hours to develop.
The ‘Multiple Converters’ ability of the PicoLog software means that we can document the whole process from start to finish.
Truly excellent products.
I have used the TC-08 for several years. The device is very easy to use, highly versatile and efficient. The software is user friendly and can be easily downloaded from the picotech website. I can download and setup the TC-08 on any new computer within minutes.
The TC-08 makes data logging simple from setup to post processing. I would highly recommend this product.
Easy to use, reliable results.
I’m very happy with the TC-08. It does exactly what I need and the accompanying software is easy to use.
We’ve been using TC-08s (about 20 in my lab) as a lab workhorse for a decade. The software is pretty average, but otherwise we are very happy. These devices have contributed to more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and counting.
I bought this product as a backup for some handheld temperature monitors. After the first use, this quickly became the preferred method. The software is as reliable as all Picotech products, with simple setup and a great price.
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OK, just found the ‘time of day function’ so increased rating to 5/5. Does just what I want it to.
It was good experience to use this product. easy to use.
TC-08 is a good thermocouple or mV recorder.
Recording rate is approx. 0.2 s/channel
Recording quality is good : <0.1 °C noise
Precision in temperature is found at +/-0.5 °C (ambient range with calibrator).
Software is good for recording / signal processing (possibility to apply user functions) and system is open for developments (dll and examples supplied).
A very good quality/price product
very satisfying work, at this moment constantly logging 5 temperatures for over 6 months.
What a fantastic piece of kit. Easy installation. Software is good. From unpacking the box I was doing my first test with 5 thermocouples within 30 minutes. I would recommend this product. The service from Pico Technology was second to none!
Good useful piece of kit, easy to carry around and set up on site, it does everything that I paid at least 100 times the price for just a few years ago and that was not mobile. Only down side is that the software could be easier to use.