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How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby gepponline » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:20 am

Hi!
i 've just bought a TC-08 USB and i'm trying it with my labview environment.
Firt of all, the example in the CD IS WRONG. It has a default case for the "0" result from the "open unit" function, so it always gives to me a "TC-08 Not Opened" message.
I change the dafault to the positive results and it all seem to work.
Without any thermocouple connected i can read environment temp. from all channels. I need to read an error if no thermocouple is connected or if a thermocouple is broken. Is it possible to do that?
Is the "fill_missing" argument in the get_temp function something similar to what i need or it's just mean for the buffer reads?

After that, is there any newer version of the vi to read from the TC-08? I'd like to use the get_temp instead of the get single function. Someone have already develop this function in LabVIEW?
thank you so much!
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Re: How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby ziko » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:48 pm

What is the CD version you are using?
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Re: How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby gepponline » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:50 pm

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Re: How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby ziko » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:38 am

Just going through some old forum posts. I must have missed this one, it should work, try using the one on our software download page.

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Re: How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby gepponline » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:10 am

I solved the driver question but not the main question about find a broken or missing thermocouple...is there a way to identify a missing/broken thermocouple?
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Re: How to find a broken Thermocouple

Postby ziko » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:34 am

Hi,

Unfortunately not, you would have to manually check or just look at the data to see if it is consistent.

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