USB-5100 Series

 

Multi-Channel Data Loggers with LCD

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-5100 Series stand-alone, multi-channel data loggers are ideal for remote applications. Features include support for up to four temperature, DC voltage, and current sensors, LCD screen display, and alarm functionality. Battery or USB powered. Includes easy to use software to log and view data.

Analog Input
Channels Max Sample Rate
4 1 S/s
Sensor
Temperature Thermocouple RTD
All USB-5104
Thermistor Humidity Voltage
USB-5106
Memory Power
Memory Power
4 MB Battery powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-5104 High-accuracy, battery-powered four-channel thermocouple data logger; includes mini-USB cable, Command™ strip, double-sided tape, hook and loop strap, and two AAA 1.5 V alkaline batteries
$299.00
USB-5106 High-accuracy, battery-powered four-channel analog data logger; includes mini-USB cable, Command™ strip, double-sided tape, hook and loop strap, and two AAA 1.5 V alkaline batteries
$149.00

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80% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-5106
March 14, 2016
I was impressed with speed of delivery

Seemed to have good flexibility, Cost was good, and delivery was great.

  • Job Title: Process Engineer
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Application: Testing
  • From: Ogden, Utah
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-5106
September 14, 2015
impressive

Finally a small deployable USB logger with enough memory to leave out in the field for over a week. I've been waiting for something like this. Nice price too.

  • Job Title: R&D engineer
  • Industry: Water Purification
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  • From: Wisconsin
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-5104
September 11, 2015
Does it's job well

Overall this logger is easy to use, reliable, and has a decent software package for analysis of data. It's a great buy for the price.

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  • From: Colorado
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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USB-5106
May 18, 2015
usb 5106 data logger

Seems like good product, still working with it for possible use in my line of equipment...however..the manual is NOT written for users in simple easy to follow methods...on the plus side...your tech help was GREAT...answered all questions and showed me how to operate it over the phone very quickly....I got better understanding from only a few minutes with him, than I did with the poorly written instructions. You need to rewrite them..or do like some others with a computer screen "walk through" of how to use. Note...I am, an mechanical engineer and I had trouble with the instruction. That is not a good thing

  • Job Title: Owner
  • Industry: Gas measuring equipment, our own patented item
  • Application: for use in our gas messuring equipment
  • From: Michigan
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-5106
February 23, 2015
Product is all we need from our Research

Product is all we need from our Research

  • Job Title: Procurement /Buyer
  • Industry: Education/Research School
  • Application: Research
  • From: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-5106
January 19, 2015
Easy to use, cost effective

I used this to measure average energy usage of a variable frequency drive over the course of 24 hours. The drive has a 4-20mA output that I used. The magnetic back is great - just stick it to the inside of the cabinet. I can see other applications this will come in handy as well - much better than setting up an expensive recorder scope, or DAQ system.

  • Job Title: Lab Tech
  • Industry: Automotive R&D
  • Application: Monitor energy usage of VFD over time
  • From: Marshall, MI
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-5104
October 24, 2014
Good Product, No API

The product itself is probably good, but unlike most MCC products, it does not have an API (application programming interface). In other words, you cannot use it as an OEM part in a larger system. Not recommended for developers.

  • Job Title: System Integrator
  • From: Waltham, MA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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USB-5104
February 25, 2014
Excellent device and easy to use

This is a wonderful product. It is very easy to use and the price is right. The device is simple to configure. Battery life is excellent. Retrieving data is a breeze. The only complaint, and it is a minor one, is the data plotting utility is not quite as good as I hoped.

  • Job Title: Senior Scientist
  • From: Neenah, WI, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: Visual Basic

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USB-5104
February 04, 2014
Perfect Data Logger for remote areas.

The list of features in this price range is unbelievable. The four little magnets on the back for quick mounting is a big plus. The four thermocouple receptacles make it easy to move to alternate locations for recording different data. Also includes excellent data-logging software (free). With 44 years experience in a laboratory collecting data, I bought this for my personal use at home. Highly recommended.

  • Job Title: Laboratory Coordinator
  • Industry: Education
  • Application: Higher Education
  • From: Milford, ME, USA
  • Company Size: 1001-5001
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-5104
January 31, 2014
Very useful

Overall this product does exactly as described. Very economical for recording and displaying temperatures. The small package size is very handy, although the display is a little small for reading at a distance. It would be nice if an optional power pack were available rather than batteries only.

  • Job Title: Retired -- Part time Contracting
  • Industry: Lumber
  • Application: Development -- temp recording at different locations in dry kiln
  • From: Portland, OR, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: Visual Basic

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Does the software allow for continuous and live monitoring of the measured temperatures. Does it allow plotting of the live data or do I need to download data and plot data in an application like Excel?

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35 months ago
Robert


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Thank you for your inquiry. The USB-5104 is a standalone data logger. The software does not allow for real time data management. It does support a real time LCD display. Graphing of the data can be accomplished after the data has been off loaded. You can use the USB-5100 Series software package or Excel to graph and analyze your data. If you prefer real time data management then please consider using our USB-TC with our TracerDAQ application. The USB-TC supports up to 8 thermocouple inputs and TracerDAQ will capture, display, and log up to 8 channels of thermocouple data from our USB-TC.

35 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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We are running our annealing kilns at very high temperature. We mount thermocouple on the units to be annealed and then monitor the temperature on an instrument sitting outside hooked up to a computer. Would this unit monitor a kiln temperature at 1600°F

  • Job Title: Manager Manufacturing Engineering
  • Industry: Transformer
  • Application: Power
36 months ago
Shaheen Lavonia, GA, USA


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The unit supports K thermocouples which handle up to 2460F. Only issue might be the ambient temperature where the unit will be placed. The housing is made of plastic.

36 months ago
SteveRino

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Thank you for your inquiry. With the USB-5104 standalone data logger and a K type thermocouple (with the proper insulation) you would be capable of logging temperature up to 2498 degrees F. The USB-5104 would require the use of a PC to configure the device and to off-load your data but does not require the use of a PC to collect the data. If you are looking for a device to collect real time temperature data via USB then take a look at the USB-TC (which would give you the same temperature range as the USB-5104)

36 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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39 months ago
JONO Canada


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I used it to collect data for almost 10 days straight with no noticeable change in the battery meter display.

36 months ago
SteveRino

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Hello Jono - Thank you for your inquiry. The average battery life span for the USB-5104 is approximately 1 year when configured for a logging rate of 1 minute.

38 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Is it possible to calibrate the data logger and apply thermocouple offsets.

  • Job Title: Tech Sup Mgr
  • Industry: Service
  • Application: Calibrations and Validations
41 months ago
iprom Tukwila, WA, USA


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There is no field calibration for the USB-5104 hardware. Also the USB-5100 Series software does not allow/accept offset factors. If you felt an offset was necessary, you would have to export the data to a file, and use Excel to adjust the data.

41 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Does the price $325.00 include certificate of NIST calibration? What would be a cost of calibration of the data logger with T- type thermocouples in three points as -80C, 0C, and +60C?

  • Job Title: Asst. Mgr. Lab Equipment.
  • Industry: Blood Bank
  • Application: mapping of storage blood equipment
41 months ago
Tadeusz San Diego, CA, USA


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MCC does not offer NIST traceable calibration services for this model. You could identify a 3rd party facility, and send the unit out to them. They would not calibrate it, but they would verify the accuracy.

41 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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What is the battery life for these data loggers?

  • Job Title: Manufacturing Associate
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Application: Battery Back-up for current system
3 months ago
StevePharma Horsham, PA


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Typical battery life expectancy is about 1 year with a logging rate of 1 minute and a 15 second sample interval or greater.

3 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Not for underwater. Just for a damp environment with possible water exposure.

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16 months ago
JennyOnTheBlock


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The USB-5106 unfortunately is not waterproof. The USB-5106 carries an IP50 rating which means that it is dust proof but has no protection against liquids. Unfortunately, at this time Measurement Computing does not offer a waterproof enclosure. However, we do offer several data loggers that do offer some protection from liquids. Several of the USB-600 series and the USB-500 series carry an IP67 rating which makes them dust proof and waterproof when immersed up to 1M for short periods of time. You can review these devices at: http://www.mccdaq.com/usb-data-acquisition/USB-500-Series.aspx. Please contact Sales Engineering at 1-800-234-4232 Ext-3 if you have any questions.

16 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Hello We want to logging 4-20mA loop current for long term monitoring and we have to logging 1 week with 1 sec sampling. it can possible? please advise more detail Thanks TJ.KIM

  • Job Title: sales manager
  • Industry: Data Logging
  • Application: Loop current and temperature
16 months ago
TJ.KIM Korea OF REPUBLIC


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The USB-5106 along with the CABLE-4-20mA is compatible with 4-20 mA signals. Your logging duration will depend on how many channels you will have enabled. The USB-5106 supports up to 5 inputs one of them being the status of the logger’s battery. If all 5 channels are enabled you will be able to log for 5.3 days. If only 4 channels are enabled you can log for 6 days, 8 days for 3 channels, 11.9 days for 2, and 23.9 days if only one channel is enabled.

16 months ago
Measurement Computing

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What is the input impedance of this product, from the circuit's perspective looking into your 5V, 10V & 24V adapter cables? Why are special cables needed for each voltage range? Is the system measuring voltage at the 2.5mm plug? If so what is the input impedance? And the voltage range? Thanks, Bob

  • Job Title: Developer
  • Industry: Consumer electronic devices
  • Application: Characterization of battery and system performance
21 months ago
Bob Fremont, CA


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Hello Bob, The USB-5106 has a set input range of 0-2.5 volts with an input impedance of 10 ^13. The cables are voltage dividers and are required to measure voltages outside the 0-2.5 volt input range. The input impedance of the cable adapters are as follows; Cable-adap24:15k ohm, Cable-adap10: 5kohm, Cable-adap5: 10k ohm x 2. Please contact Sales Engineering at 1-800-234-4232 Ext-3 if you have additional questions.

21 months ago
Measurement Computing

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