K-Type thermocouple for either Pico 2204A or PicoLog 1216

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K-Type thermocouple for either Pico 2204A or PicoLog 1216

Post by Derek... » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:41 am

Hello Everyone

Is it possible to create a new probe in the Picoscope 6 software or the picolog software in order to measure the thermocouple voltage on either the 2204A or preferably the 1216? I know there is no cold temperature reference but it does not need to be pin point accuracy.

I know is better to use the TC-08 but I don't have one, and I would prefer to get the tests completed today.

Thanks

Derek

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Re: K-Type thermocouple for either Pico 2204A or PicoLog 121

Post by Martyn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:16 am

Technically you can create probes to convert voltage readings into other values, but the voltage levels you are going to see related to the vertical resolution and input ranges of the devices, will probably give meaningless results.

You can always try it, without defining probes, to see what the readings look like.
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Re: K-Type thermocouple for either Pico 2204A or PicoLog 121

Post by Derek... » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:39 am

Hello Martyn

I did more research yesterday and found out I will have a problem with the resolution. I have a few OpAmps lying around, I will solder a couple diff amp circuits together and then feed them into scopes.

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Derek

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