Getting Started provides a cursory view of data acquisition and walks you through a procedure to set up a simple system. You may not find it necessary to progress beyond this. However, should you want to dig deeper into the complexity of the data logger functions or quickly look for details, extensive information is available
This exercise will guide you through the following steps:
- Connecting the data logger to a computer
- Attaching a sensor to the data logger
- Creating a program for the data logger to measure the sensor
- Making a simple measurement
- Storing measurement data on the data logger
- Collecting data from the data logger with a computer
- Viewing real-time and historical data with a computer
In addition to your data logger, the following items are used in this exercise (many are shipped with your data logger and all are available on www.campbellsci.com). If you do not have all of these items, you can provide suitable substitutes.
- Power supply (if not connecting via USB)
- Type-T Thermocouple, 4 to 5 inches long; one is shipped with the data logger
- For a USB connection:
- Computer with a USB port
- USB cable
- For an RS-232
- Computer with a nine-pin RS-232 port
- Serial cable
or RS-232/CPI RJ45 to DB9 cable
- Data logger support softwareLoggerNet, RTDAQ, PC400, and PC200W - these Campbell Scientific software applications include at least the following functions: data logger communications, downloading programs, clock setting, and retrieval of measurement data.
Additional Campbell Scientific publications are available online at www.campbellsci.com. Video tutorials are available at https://www.campbellsci.com/videos. Generally, if a particular feature of the data logger requires a peripheral hardware device, more information is available in the help or manual written for that device.