USB-500 Series

 

Single Channel Temperature, Humidity, Voltage Loggers

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The USB-500 Series stand-alone, low cost data loggers are ideal for remote applications. Features include support for temperature, humidity, voltage, current, and event/state change. Available with LCD screen display, and alarm functionality. Battery powered. Includes easy to use software to log and view data.

Analog Input
Channels Max Sample Rate
1 or 2 1 S/s
Sensor
Temperature Thermocouple RTD
Yes Yes
Thermistor Humidity Voltage
Yes Yes
Memory Power
Memory Power
Up to 32 K readings Battery powered


Part Number Description Price
USB-501-LCD Temperature data logger, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, 16 K readings memory, and built-in LCD
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$81.50
USB-501-LT Temperature data logger, 15 m to 2 hr sampling interval, and 4 K readings memory
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$49.00
USB-501-RCG Temperature data logger, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, 32 K readings memory, and rechargeable battery
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$132.00
USB-501-TC Temperature data logger, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, 32 K readings memory, with thermocouple support
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$85.00
USB-501-TC-LCD Temperature data logger, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, 32 K readings memory, with thermocouple support and built-in LCD
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$102.00
USB-502-PLUS Temperature/humidity data logger, 10 s to 12 hr sampling interval, 16 K readings memory, with increased accuracy
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$139.00
USB-503 Voltage data logger with 0-30 VDC range, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, and 32 K readings memory
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$80.00
USB-504 Current data logger with 4-20 mA range, 1 s to 12 hr sampling interval, and 32 K readings memory
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$80.00
USB-525 Remote device for on-site setup and data collection from compatible USB-501-x and USB-502-x data loggers
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$199.00

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Ease of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Technical Support
4.6 / 5

90% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-501-LT
September 17, 2018
Good product

Used it for measurernents and it did what it advertised

  • Job Title: MTE
  • Industry: Electronic
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  • From: Gilbert, Az
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-502-PLUS
December 06, 2016
Silver Bullet With Humidity

Have used this product for many years without issue. Very easy to use this for extended testing in severe environments. Use this one when humidity data is required. Allows a easy transition to a test report.

  • Job Title: Prod Dev Mgr
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Application: Fuel Tank
  • From: Greenville, SC
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

  • Ease of use
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-503
December 05, 2016
Excellent product

This device took no time and/or effort to setup. Worked Beautifully!

  • Job Title: Senior Principal Research Engineer
  • Industry: Academic Research
  • Application: Monitoring Research Laboratories
  • From: Cleveland, OH
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-501-LCD
October 24, 2016
excellent product

The software works and so does the hardware. We have bought 5 of them and will probably buy more.

  • Job Title: Auxiliary Services Business Officer
  • Industry: Higher Education
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  • From: Wilmington, NC
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-502-PLUS
March 10, 2015
Humidity Data logging

The USB-502-PLUS is a easy to use system for humidity monitoring. It is relatively small, and doesn't need a PC connection for monitoring, just data download. Overall satisfied with the product.

  • Job Title: Associate Professor
  • Industry: Academic
  • Application: Humidity monitoring
  • From: Jacksonville, FL
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-501-TC-LCD
January 13, 2015
Low cost, energy saving, portable, and ease of use data logger.

It's an easy to install datalogger that comes with all the software utility and is small and portable plus the energy saving feature. Nice feature of viewing temperature data. Price is good.

  • Job Title: Software Engineer
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical Contract
  • Application: Temperature monitoring per FDA requirement
  • From: Cincinati, OH
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-503
March 26, 2014
Easy to use and program

This item is very easy to probram and install. It collected data at a good rate and i will use the again in other applications.

  • Job Title: engineer
  • Industry: chemical
  • Application: oil level
  • From: ohio
  • Company Size: 1001-5001
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-501-TC
February 12, 2014
great value

We utilize this to track temperature in potted plants utilizing a floor heat system. It works well and is a great value. We initially had some questions setting the 501TC up and the company was great to work with. Definitely a BUY!

  • Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor
  • Industry: Wholesale Greenhouse
  • Application: floor heat monitoring
  • From: Piney River, VA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-501-TC
February 04, 2014
Easy to Use, Great Value!

We love the USB-501-TC. It's inexpensive, easy to use, and reliable. It's a great way to capture voltage-based data.

  • Job Title: Research Assistant
  • Industry: University Research
  • Application: Reactor Data Capture
  • From: Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-503
February 04, 2014
Awesome product, great value!

We love the USB-503. It's inexpensive, easy to use, and reliable. It's a great way to capture voltage-based data.

  • Job Title: Research Assistant
  • Industry: University Research
  • Application: Reactor Data Capture
  • From: Morgantown, WV
  • Company Size: 5000+
  • Software Used: Other

  • Ease of use
  • Value
  • Technical Support
Yes, I recommend this product!

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I want to know when a thermocline occurs in my 58' deep lake by placing a temperature logger every 10' for 12 months, recording the water temperature in celcius or farenheight every hour. Then periodically, I would like to pull up the logger to read and p

  • Job Title: Owner
  • Industry: fishery
  • Application: continuous water temperature
93 months ago
redrock Milwaukee WI


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Hello redrock - Unfortunately, the USB-500 Series, which includes the USB-501-LT are not designed to be submerged in water. They are IP67 compliant which means that they are dust proof and can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for a short length of time. Please contact Sales Engineering at 508-946-5100 to discuss alternative products.

93 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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How long will battery last if unit is connected to computer regularly?

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98 months ago
RayAtQuanterix


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Hello - The USB-501-LT utilizes a CR1620 replaceable lithium button cell battery and the average battery life is 1 month. If a rechargeable battery is desired, please use our USB-501-RCG. For a longer life/replaceable battery, you can always use our USB-501. The USB-501 uses a replaceable lithium ½ AA battery (TEKCELL SB-AA02) and the average battery life is 1 year. The USB-500 series dataloggers are not designed for continuous connection via the USB port. The USB connection is only to be used for configuration and off loading of your data. Continuous connection to a USB port will prematurely drain your battery.

98 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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We need a calibration certificate in order to use the measurements for oven temperature verification when specific time and temperature readings are required. Our local cal shop says they will certify one of these for $95 so we are thinking a new one only costs $85 and maybe it would be more cost effective to buy new every year if the product came with a cert.

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  • Industry: Aerospace
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82 months ago
Paul Kirkland, WA


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Hello Paul - The USB-501-TC does not come with any calibration certification. Measurement Computing guarantees the published accuracy for up to 1 year.

82 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: Manufacturing Technician
  • Industry: Semiconductor
  • Application: oven
101 months ago
CalTech USA


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Hello CalTech - No re-calibration is possible for the USB-500 series loggers, as there are no adjustments that can be made. They are warranted to meet published specs for 1 year.

101 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I see two ranges listed, 400C anf 1300C. Which is correct? 1300 C is inside the range for a type k T/C

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110 months ago
DPayne


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The supplied thermocouple probe (removable) is itself only rated to + 400 deg C. You can connect a different thermocouple (that you procure elsewhere) and with that the logger can read up to +1300 deg C.

110 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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In the specification is clear that the operator can visualize the temperature max and min just pressing the button. What I need to know is what the user has to do in order to start and stop the measure.

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76 months ago
Elena0703 Rome


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There are three configurable options for starting the USB-501-TC-LCD logger.

  • 1 – Start Immediately
  • 2 – Start when logger button is pushed
  • 3 – Start on selected time and date
The button has no control over stopping the data logger. Logging is stopped when the memory is full or when you download your data. For this feature please look to our USB-603 or our USB-5104 temperature data loggers.

76 months ago

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Specification indicates only Zero to positive temps can be measured - I wish to measure both negative and positive ranges. Can it be done?

  • Job Title: Owner
  • Industry: Appliance Maintenance and refrigeration
  • Application: Refrigeration and heating
89 months ago
ARH Oxfordshire, UK


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Dear ARH, The short answer is yes, the USB-501-TC can be used to measure negative temperature readings. To do so you will need to use a different thermocouple that supports your temperature requirements. To explain, thermocouples come with various types of insulation based on how they are going to be utilized. The problem here is that the insulation used on the K type thermocouple (that is included with your order) will not support temperatures below 0 or above 400 degrees C. You will need to locate a manufacturer that offers a thermocouple that supports your requirements. You can review the specifications for the USB-501-TC here: http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/specs/usb-500-600-series-data.pdf

89 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: professor
  • Industry: academia
  • Application: ug physics labs
68 months ago
david wenham, ma


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Hello - The input impedance for the USB-503 is rated at 60 Kohms.

68 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need to measure micro volts, for example .0002358DCV will this logger capture this small voltage, how many decimals

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  • Industry: Can manufacture
  • Application:
89 months ago
Eddy Orlando, FL


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The USB-503 covers a wide input range (0-30V) and has a resolution of 50 mV, so for sure it won’t meet your needs. We also offer the USB-5106, which when paired with the CABLE-ADAP5, results in a 0-5V input range with measurement resolution of 80 uV. The LCD display shows 3 digits to the right of the decimal point, while the log file values have 5 digits to the right of the decimal point.

89 months ago
Measurement Computing

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What is the nominal state of the LEDs while recording? What is the state of the LEDs when alarm conditions are encountered? I would need to activate an audible alarm based on alarm conditions. Without specific connector contacts to signal alarm, could I simply use a phototransistor to detect one LED coming on, or does the alarm LED also flash under other non-alarm conditions?

  • Job Title: CEO/Chief Scientist
  • Industry: Consulting
  • Application: battery drain
90 months ago
SanDiegoDrP Southern CA


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The LED status description is somewhat lengthy for this response so I recommend that you review the LED status table which is located in the USB-500/600 Help file and can be located here: http://www.mccdaq.com/pdfs/manuals/USB500600Help.zip Under the “Contents” folder double click on the LEDs topic and then scroll down until you get to the USB-503/504 LED status table. As stated above the LEDs are used for notifications other than alarm conditions so I am afraid that a phototransistor would not work in this case.

90 months ago
Measurement Computing

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capture voltage-based data.

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  • Industry: retired
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92 months ago
Dave North St.Paul,Mn


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The USB-503 is a stand-alone voltage data logger that can be connected to any compatible voltage source that needs to be monitored. It is capable of storing up to 32,000 samples of voltage data within a 0-30 volt range. The data is then stored to on-board memory which can then be downloaded to your PC for further analysis.

92 months ago

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