USB-2001-TC

 

Single-Channel Thermocouple Device

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-2001-TC data acquisition (DAQ) device provides a single thermocouple input channel in a small form factor, making it an ideal solution for applications that require reliable temperature measurements at a low cost. Features include built in CJC and open thermocouple detection.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate Sampling
1 20-bit 4 S/s Simultaneous
Ranges Isolation
±73.125 mV, ±146.25 mV
Sensor
Thermocouple RTD Thermistor Voltage
Yes
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder Inputs
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-2001-TC USB data acquisition (DAQ) device with one thermocouple input, 20-bit resolution, and a 4 S/s sample rate. $99.00
Accessories & Cables
ACC-TC-J-001 Type J Thermocouple, 36 in. leads with STD mini-connector
$31.00
CN-144-JM Type J male thermocouple connector
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$5.00
CN-144-KM Type K male thermocouple connector $5.00
CN-144-TM Type T male thermocouple connector $5.00
Thermocouples
745690-J001 J-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 1 m
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$31.00
745690-J002 J-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 2 m $31.00
745690-K001 K-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 1 m $31.00
745690-K002 K-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 482 °C, 32 °F to 900 °F) 2 m $31.00
745690-T001 T-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 260 °C, 32 °F to 500 °F) 1 m $31.00
745690-T002 T-type thermocouple wire, fiberglass (0 °C to 260 °C, 32 °F to 500 °F) 2 m $31.00
Software
DAQami™ v4.2.1 Data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
$49.00
DASYLab® LITE Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, and Control Software
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$499.00
DASYLab® BASIC Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes standard analysis modules and unlimited module count. - Most Popular $1,299.00
DASYLab® FULL Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Basic features plus standard modules, 200 layout windows, unlimited module count, and control sequencer. $1,799.00
DASYLab® PRO Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Full features plus advanced signal analysis and control modules. $2,499.00
DASYLab® RUNTIME DASYLab Runtime allows you to run an existing worksheet application on an additional computer (with compatible hardware configurations) $449.00
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00

Product Reviews


3.7 / 5
Ease of Use
3.6 / 5
Value
3.6 / 5
Techincal Support
3.8 / 5

70% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-2001-TC
October 13, 2017
Simple to use

I have used these over the years. Simple to use with DAQami. Both are well worth the low cost. Years ago I used VB.net with the USB-2001-TC with no problems too.

  • Job Title: Manufacturing Tech.
  • Industry: Manufacturing Inductors
  • Application: Many applications
  • From: Gowanda, NY
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: DAQami

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USB-2001-TC
April 18, 2016
Intigrating with Delphi XE app

Used this to replace a failed obsolete TC board that was integrated into an instrument. Was able to use the old CBW.pas Delphi interface module to communicate with the USB-2001-TC which surprised me. The sampling rate of 4s/s is fine for what I need and at $99 this is a bargain.

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  • Industry: Research
  • Application: magnetic research
  • From: Minneapolis, MN
  • Company Size: 1-100
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USB-2001-TC
August 24, 2015
Easy, Simple, Effective

This thermocouple measurement device works well and was extremely easy to setup and use. It interfaces well with our current software and adds the functionality we required.

  • Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Industry: Academia
  • Application: temperature feedback
  • From: Cambridge, MA
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2001-TC
March 13, 2015
Worked as expected

I have purchased 6 of these devices and they have worked great. I use them with a T-type thermocouple and use them with a software application I wrote. The simple command interface is great and the device has worked reliably in all cases. I have used it on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers either directly into the USB port of the computer or with a hub and have had not problems. The accuracy barely meets my application requirements, but I think it will be OK.

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  • From: SLC, Utah
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2001-TC
February 09, 2015
Excellent choice for a single TC

I have many USB-TC 8 channel units feeding Labview for heat treat and furnace brazing, but we are redoing the specs, so the USB-2001-TC is perfect for the new one TC projects.

  • Job Title: Fac Maint Mgr
  • Industry: Aerospace and medical
  • Application: Oven data logging
  • From: Minneapolis MN
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2001-TC
April 29, 2014
Simple TC reader

This TC reader is simple to use and comes with several free options for interface software. The software is simple to install and use if you need a single TC measurement. LabView code is available from tech support as well if you need additional data acquisition or processing capabilities.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Electronics cooling
  • From: NY
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  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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USB-2001-TC
April 27, 2014
Will not work with DAQFlex

This product will not run reliably with the DAQFlex driver. The device will freeze at random duration from 10min to 20hrs. Once frozen, it requires unplugging and your application re-started. Be very cautious if considering this device and API in your applications, actually, just don’t do it. Technical advice says they may look at a solution to the issue later on, but not now. Win7 and 8 32 and 64bit operating systems.

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USB-2001-TC
September 13, 2013
Good if no EMI present

We found this device to be extremely sensitive to EMI from a switching power supply in the system we were using it in. It gave incorrect readings until we replaced the supply with a linear power supply. This issue prevented a 5 star rating

  • Job Title: Senior Fellow
  • Industry: Medical Device
  • Application: lab experiments
  • From: Bellaire, TX, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-2001-TC
June 12, 2013
This product is great if you know what you're looking for.

My lab was looking for a simple temperature reading, without the programming. This product is for those "who want to do the programming themselves". Unfortunately, that fact was not clearly stated. Luckily, the technical support was extremely helpful and provided us with a program that would do exactly what we needed, for free.

  • Job Title: Laboratory Technician
  • Industry: Biophysical Research
  • From: Amherst, MA, USA
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USB-2001-TC
March 26, 2013
Disappointed

Very disappointed that there is no Mac Labview driver.

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  • Industry: C
  • Application: Automation
  • From: CA
  • Company Size: 5000+
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Hi, Can this product be integrate in a third party Andoid App ?

  • Job Title: Sales
  • Industry: Software
  • Application: Temperature control
8 months ago
benmac France


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Hello - The USB-2001-TC is NOT supported under our Universal Library for Android. So integration into an Android App would not be possible. However, we do have a USB temperature based DAQ device that does have Android support. The USB-TC is supported by our UL for Android and could be incorporated into an Android app. Access to the source code would be required.

8 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I just purchased the 1208LS, TracerDAQPro and a USB-2001-TC. The application requires monitoring two DC signals from a device in a thermal chamber at 40 samples per second. I also need to monitor the temperature and keep all on the same file/chart. I purchased the USB-2001-TC to monitor the temperature along with the dc signals. Can the USB-2001-TC respond at 40 samples per second even if the conversion rate is slower?

  • Job Title: Manager
  • Industry: Testing Service
  • Application: Thermal monitoring of dc voltage change on a device
11 months ago
CM Fredericksburg, VA


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Unfortunately no. The USB-2001-TC has a maximum sample rate of 4 readings or samples, per second. When using both, the USB-2001-TC and USB-1208LS in the same TracerDAQ-Pro Stripchart, the max sample rate is governed by the slowest device. When using both devices in separate Stripcharts of TracerDAQ-Pro, 2 files are created, one for each execution of the Stripchart.

11 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Most of the other products specify samples per second rates. What would it be this time? What exactly is meant by the conversion time specification?

  • Job Title: Software Engineer
  • Industry: Communications
  • Application: Temp Monitoring
18 months ago
Autom8or NY


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The “Conversion Time” is referring to the specification of the A/D converter and is the amount of time it takes the A/D to convert the analog signal to a digital signal. The “Conversion Time” is the reciprocal of the “Sample Rate”. In the case of the USB-2001-TC that translates to 4 S/sec.

18 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Please advise under the folder measurement computing/DAQ/Examples/C, which file is used to control the USB-2001-TC.

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26 months ago
CactusReach Los Angeles, CA


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Hello, The name of the temperature example to run is: ULTI01.C

26 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Can USB-2001-TC be used with Linux and Zabbix? + SNMP monitoring of device temperature? + Has Linux drivers?

  • Job Title: IT Operations
  • Industry: Retail
  • Application: Zabbix Remote SNMP Temperature Monitoring Nodes
33 months ago
Joe The Minotaur Virginia


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UPDATE: The USB-2001 is now supported by LINUX. You can view all our LINUX supported products at: http://www.mccdaq.com/daq-software/Linux-Support.aspx

20 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Currently there is no Linux or Zabbix support for the USB-2001-TC (we're working on Linux support but I do not anticipate support for Zabbix in the near future) Also the USB-2001-TC does not support SNMP protocol.

33 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Our company uses a number of MC DAQ products, and our programmer uses the MC Universal Library to control and read data from them. We just purchased a USB-2001-TC, and he wanted to know if he can talk to the USB-2001-TC with the Universal Library, or if h

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  • Industry: Electronics
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35 months ago
parny Kirkland, WA


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Hello parny - Thank you for your continued support of Measurement Computing products. Yes, the USB-2001-TC is now supported by the Universal Library.

34 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I'm looking for a device which can take an input from my thermocouple (J-type, not that it matters) and then write the corresponding temperature value to a logfile through a standalone python program. Currently, the program gets data from a Labjack U3 as

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38 months ago
MikeO


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Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have direct support for Python with the exception of using our DASYLab graphical programming language and the new scripting module introduced with DASYLab Version 13. Another approach would be to use a third party library developed using our Universal Library. I have provided a link below for your convenience. However, this library is not supported through Measurement Computing. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/PyUniversalLibrary/20061020

39 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Hi, I don't understand how to do data linearization with DAQFlex API. A/D calibration ? CJC correction ? > When i get CJC, i get the temperature corrected ? Thermocouple linearization ? > Should i do the linearization using for example the polynomial

  • Job Title: Electronician Engineer
  • Industry: Academic Research
  • Application: Nanosciences
51 months ago
frabre Paris, France


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The hardware returns uncorrected data. Use the DAQFLex.DLL in your C# of VB.NET program to obtain automatically corrected temperature data. You will need to look at the DLL source if you intend to write your own driver, and correct the data yourself. This is rather complex, and is not documented outside the source code.

51 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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  • Job Title: Senior Scientist
  • Industry: Energy
  • Application: R&D
51 months ago
kingzorn PI Energy


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Now that the MCC DAQ Software supports the USB-2001-TC, ULx for NI LabVIEW can now be used with this device.

41 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I found LabView code on the MC site that works really well. The block diagram integrated into my code seamlessly. I think you need to download the free DAQFlex driver for the NI code to work.

42 months ago
Corey315

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The USB-TC-2001 has DAQFlex API support, thus the core software choices are C#.NET, VB.NET, and DAQami. There is an unofficial LabVIEW example on our Knowledge Base, showing how to call the .NET layer from within LabVIEW: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50351.aspx

51 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Included Software


  • TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, and Visual Basic®.NET
  • ULx for NI LabVIEWTM Library of VIs and example programs to speed your NI LabVIEW development
  • Linux® Support for MCC DAQ products
  • Python™ Support for MCC DAQ Products

Optional Software


  • DAQamiTM - data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
  • DASYLab®2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons
  • TracerDAQ®Pro - Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version

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USB-2001-TC
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QS ULx for NI LabVIEW.pdf
 

 

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