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Postby GARYB » Fri May 23, 2008 1:47 pm

We have just ordered two Dr DAQ data loggers and hunidity/temperature sensors but the leads supplied will not connect to the portable laptops as there is no serial port only a USB port. Also there is no power unit or battery pack for powering the dat loggers. Can you help please?

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Gary Booth.
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Postby picojohn » Tue May 27, 2008 11:09 am

Hello Gary,

Dr DAQ uses the computer parallel port which newer laptops do not provide, therefore, you will require the Pico USB parallel port (http://www.picotech.com/usb_parallel_port.html).

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Re: new equipment but cannot use

Postby GARYB » Wed May 28, 2008 9:46 am

Many thanks will be ordering two of these soon but your question mentions nothing about the power supply needs of the data logger. Do I need a special battery pack?

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Postby picojohn » Wed May 28, 2008 10:55 am

Hi Gary,

The unit is normally powered from the parallel port and, from an USB port when used with the USB adapter.

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