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Postby Taryn » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:35 pm

Hello

I would just like to check if this connection would work. The distance between the logger and the computer is about 50m. I have cat5 (ethernet cable) running the distance and ethernet to usb adapters at each end.
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Re: TC-08

Postby Martyn » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:54 am

The TC08 takes it power from the connection so this would be the biggest issue to ensure that the device has sufficient power. Please contact support@picotech.com and supply more details about the setup, including if this is a serial TC08 or a newer USB one.
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Re: TC-08

Postby Taryn » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:00 am

Could this connection be successful though. I can't find any material whether it can be done or not or if the TC -08 (usb) is capable of PoE. Its for remote data acquisition.
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Re: TC-08

Postby Martyn » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:53 am

The TC08 requires 5V 500mA on the USB connector. Is this a live ethernet network you are using to communicate from the PC to the device, or is it just a point to point connection that happens to use unused ethernet cable ?
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Re: TC-08

Postby Taryn » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:16 am

Its just a point to point connection. Could a connect a PoE injector for power. Or is there an industrial router that can be used for connection.
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Re: TC-08

Postby Martyn » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:46 am

How does the remote end ethernet to USB adapter get it's power ?
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Re: TC-08

Postby Taryn » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:34 am

I've connected a usb extender with a 60 m range. The transmitter is plugged into my laptop and the receiver is 50m away. The receiver is connected to a DC power supply and then the TC-08 is connected to the other end of the receiver. Its still not communicating. Could I purchase an enviromon unit (EL005) would this still enable remote data acquisition for around 8 temperatures?
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Re: TC-08

Postby Martyn » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:23 am

This type of solution is a bit hit and miss, if it works it works, if it doesn't it can be very difficult to debug.

For EL005 questions please contact http://www.picotech.com/distrib/gb/Alphatemp_Technology.html we do not sell this directly anymore
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