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by PeterF
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Blowing up MOSFETs connected to the PicoScope
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: Blowing up MOSFETs connected to the PicoScope

Hi, Firstly, the PicoScope PSU should not be putting out 30V AC in any way. If so please contact us on Help-Desk for a replacement:- support@picotech.com Secondly, I assume you are using a Laptop with an un-earthed PSU otherwise you will be grounded to mains earth anyway. It is always best policy to...
by PeterF
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Parallel Port Products
Topic: 3rd party parallel adapter cards
Replies: 12
Views: 16306

Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Hi,
An ADC-200 will not work with PicoScope6 at all, nor with an 64 bit operating system. You will need PicoScope5, a 32 bit system and a 3rd party parallel adapter card.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: Software for TC-08. Different Versions on included CD!?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: Software for TC-08. Different Versions on included CD!?

Hi,
The TC-08 is a slow speed, high resolution data logger, it requires the PicoLog software. PicoScope5 is of no use, it is used for fast, lower resolution signals from an oscilloscope.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: PicoLog 1216 LED Won't Stop Blinking
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Re: PicoLog 1216 LED Won't Stop Blinking

Hi,
The LED should not be continuously blinking. Please contact us on Help-Desk where we can try to find out what is wrong and arrange to have the unit returned if faulty:-
support@picotech.com
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: TC-08 Accuracy
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: TC-08 Accuracy

Hi, Yes, the cold junction (ambient) temperature is taken as the starting point for calculation of scaling errors, just as you have done in your equation. Thermocouple error is in addition to the TC-08 accuracy and from what I can remember your equation to calculate total error is correct. Regards, ...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: USB TC-08 keeps disappearing on USB connection
Replies: 1
Views: 1426

Re: USB TC-08 keeps disappearing on USB connection

Hi, Yes, you are likely to have problems extending to that distance with USB extenders. Here is a report we did a little while ago:- http://www.picotech.com/support/kb/kbfiles/CAT5USB.pdf I think you will be better off using a Belkin USB HUB:- http://www.picotech.com/support/kb/kbfiles/BelkinNetwork...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: about the pico 5204
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Re: about the pico 5204

Hi,
The input impedance of the 5204 is 1 Megohm in parallel with 15pF.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Multi-Channel KWh recording
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Re: Multi-Channel KWh recording

Hi, Our only suitable logger is the Enviromon current monitor @ £499 + carriage + VAT which can monitor 3 single phase AC currents for long periods:- http://www.picotech.com/current_monitoring.html If you wish to monitor five circuits you will need an extra EL040 converter @ £249 and two more curren...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: No Lowpass filter and advance trigger
Replies: 3
Views: 2120

Re: No Lowpass filter and advance trigger

Hi,
Please make sure you are using the latest version of PicoScope6 (R6.4.28), "Maths Channels" and "Reference waveforms" are available in "Tools", on the ToolBar.
Unfortunately, "Low Pass filtering" and "Advanced triggers" are not available for the 2204.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: Temperature logging
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

Re: Temperature logging

Hi, If they are reading in reverse you may have them wired up in the wrong polarity, just reverse the wiring at the plugs. Why have you twisted them together? Each thermocouple will have two wires spot-welded together at the tip. Do not connect tips together otherwise, it will cause errors. Regards,...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: Software for TC-08. Different Versions on included CD!?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: Software for TC-08. Different Versions on included CD!?

Hi,
The only software for the TC-08 is "PicoLog". Click on "Install Picoscope 5 and Picolog" and it will ask whether you wish to do a "Custom install". Say Yes and it will ask you to select what you want, just install PicoLog, you don't need PicoScope5.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: Messuring Current Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Re: Messuring Current Loop

Hi, It all depends on how quickly you need to sample. If 1mS sampling is quick enough, try the PicoLog 1012 or 1216:- http://www.picotech.com/multi-channel-daq.html For anything faster, you will need to use an Oscilloscope, start with the 2203:- http://www.picotech.com/ultracompact-oscilloscopes.htm...
by PeterF
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Linux Drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 47503

Re: Linux Drivers

Hi, We don't wish to be obstructive, we would love to be able to release all sorts of drivers, examples etc but we just can't get the staff! We don't have enough software engineers to do all that everyone wants. Anyone who can help, please look at our jobs page:- http://pico.jobs/ If you can add Lin...
by PeterF
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: USB PC Data Loggers
Topic: Linux drivers for Picolog1012
Replies: 3
Views: 3061

Re: Linux drivers for Picolog1012

Hi,
Sorry, at the moment we do not have the capability to do this. Maybe later, when we get another Linux engineer.
Regards,
PeterF.
by PeterF
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Parallel Port Products
Topic: ADC-216 NOT WORKING
Replies: 3
Views: 2946

Re: ADC-216 NOT WORKING

Hi James,
Please contact us on help-desk if you still have problems:-
support@picotech.com
Regards,
PeterF.