The data acquisition system for temperature measurement with 8 thermocouple inputs TC-08 is designed
to measure a wide range of temperatures using any
thermocouple that terminates in a miniature size thermocouple
plug. Additionally the TC-08 can also measure other sensors
using a ±70 mV range. Featuring built-in cold junction compensation
(CJC), the TC-08 has an effective measuring range of -270 to 1820°C
(the actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple type
The TC-08 can be used with thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S,
B and N and outputs can be viewed in degrees F, C or mV. The unit is
accurate to 0.2 percent ± 0.5 degrees C and has a resolution of
better than 0.1 degrees C for most thermocouple types.
The TC-08 connects to the USB port of a Windows based PC
and enables the host PC to automatically detect the TC-08
avoiding the need for any complex setup procedures. The USB
connection also allows the TC-08 to be powered directly by the USB
bus eliminating the need for an external power supply and making
the TC-08 ideal for measuring temperatures both in the lab
and in the field.
The TC-08’s USB connectivity allows up to 20 TC-08 USB data
acquisition modules to be used simultaneously on one PC making the TC-08 ideal
for use as a large multi-channel temperature acquisition system
with a cost per channel significantly lower than other systems of this
size. The low conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature
measurements can be taken every second, while the high (20 bit)
resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in
With the TC-08 thermocouple data acquisition module your measurements can be
made both fast and accurately. Simply plug the TC-08 into a USB
port on your computer, connect your thermocouples, and you are ready
to measure temperatures.
Logging Software With the included TC-08 Recorder software, you can configure multiple (USB) TC-08s, set the sampling
interval from 0.1 seconds to several hours and set the maximum number
of readings. You can also set what you want to do once the
thermocouple readings have been taken - either: Stop; Repeat
Immediately (start again); Scroll (oldest recordings disappear); or
Repeat After Delay (where the delay is set by the user). Data can be viewed both during and after collection in spreadsheet or graphical format.
For users who wish to write their own software a range of drivers and programming examples are included:
Drivers for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP.
Programming Examples for C, Delphi, Visual Basic, Labview, Agilent VEE 6.1 and Microsoft Excel.
Number of Channels: 8 Conversion Time: 100 ms (thermocouple and cold junction
compensation) Temperature Accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading
and ±0.5°C Voltage Accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading
and ±10 µV Overload Protection: ±30 V Maximum Common Mode Voltage: ±7.5 V Input Impedance: 2 M. Input Range (Voltage): ±70 mV Resolution: 20-bits Noise Free Resolution: 16.25-bits Thermocouple Types: B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T Input Connectors: Miniature thermocouple Output Connector: USB cable supplied
1.8 m (6') PC Connection: USB 1.1 Power Supply: From USB port Dimensions:
201 x 104 x 34 mm Included Software: TC-08
Recorder and Player PC REQUIREMENTS Processor: Pentium class processor or equivalent Memory: 32 MB minimum Disk space: 10 MB minimum Operating System: 32-bit edition of Microsoft
Windows XP (SP2) or VISTA Ports: USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 compliant port. Must be connected
direct to the port or a powered USB hub
† All amounts shown in EUR, GBP, or USD Note: Includes Windows software and drivers, USB cable, printed quick start guide and complete operator’s manual on CD.