USB-5200 Series

 

Multi-Channel Temperature Data Loggers

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-5200 Series stand-alone temperature data loggers provide highly accurate temperature measurements for remote applications. Features include thermocouple, RTD, thermistor, or semiconductor sensor support, digital I/O functions, alarms, and Compact Flash card for data storage.

Analog Input
Channels Max Sample Rate
8 DIFF 2 S/s/ch
Sensor
Temperature Thermocouple RTD
All USB-5203
Thermistor Humidity Voltage
USB-5203
Memory Power
Memory Power
512 MB CompactFlash card External (Logging), Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-5201 8-channel thermocouple input temperature data logger (CompactFlash) with high/low alarms, 8 digital I/O lines
$760.00
USB-5203 USB-based 8-channel temperature data logger (CompactFlash) supports 4 sensor types, with high/low alarms, 8 digital I/O lines
$880.00
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


4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Technical Support
4 / 5

100% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-5203
September 24, 2019
EXcellent Sensing trapped in an exasperating interface

The Good: The product is able to take tons of data over multiple channels. You can customize the Steinhart-Hart coeffs for each channel.You can see the outputs on a screen if you are troubleshooting. Good quality high-bit ADC -if you're looking to track changes of a few hundredths of a degree with thermistors, it'll show up nice and clean above the noise. System has on board temp compensation to first-order adjust measurements for the environment. The Challenging: Hit or miss whether the interface software will work with a given version of Windows and a particular bit of USB hardware in your computer. The first pass I had with this product I ended up having to do all of the data transfer on a co-worker's older computer because I could not, even with tech support, get it to handshake. The interface itself feels very dated, akin to something you'd have used with Win2K or Win XP. You have to run a convertor to change the raw BIN files on the memory card to something you can pull into a spreadsheet, with a minimalist interface for specifying time ranges. Also would really like to have a clearer indication of when the system is or is not running. I've had more than a few experiments run for hours and then reveal that the logger thought it was waiting to be told to start. You have no way of knowing what's going on during the data taking. Some of the software packages for extra $$ might make this easier. With the basic package, you can get good data, but there are a lot of ways to not run the system correctly. I would also like to see other options for the wire clips - Having a wire shift just slightly and take a sensor off line is pretty common, and feeling that the clamp screw is firmly set isn't a very good guarantee that the system thinks it has a good circuit.

  • Job Title: Director of Engineering
  • Industry: Engineering Design & Prototyping
  • Application: Thermal modeling / testing of instrumentation
  • From: Sunnyvale CA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: DAQami

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-5203
November 06, 2013
Some bugs but does the job.

On occasion will not initialize. I have to reconnect to Instacal and reload parameters. Data logger is located away from the Instacal computer which necessitates the removal of the thermocouples from the UUT and then reconnect to Instacal to somehow reset the data logger. Then it seems to work. I have had to repeat this process several times.

  • Job Title: Engineer Associate
  • Industry: University Research
  • Application: Monitoring Thermocouples in thermocycling aluminum optical components
Response from MCC
, Marketing
November 06, 2013
Hello Cryodog60 - Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our product. The unit should not have an intermittent problem. When convenient, you may return it to MCC via RMA for it to be evaluated under MCC’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. Please call us at 508-946-5100 if you would like to start this process.
  • From: Logan, Utah
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: Other

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

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USB-5201
August 29, 2013
Very easy to set up

Bought the product for lab application about 4 months ago. Set it up very easily and have been using it well. The software, however, is a little bit difficult for first time user. I spent quite some time to figure it out. The attached manual should be more instructive. Overall very good experience and I give it 4 stars.

  • Job Title: R&D Scientist
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Application: R&D
  • From: Monroe, NC, USA
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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

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  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry:
  • Application: automotive
7 months ago
Rakesh India


Answers

No, the USB-5201 cannot be expanded. Each USB-5201 supports a maximum of 8 channels. Please take a look at our TC-32 thermocouple system. The TC-32 supports up to 32 thermocouples, is expandable to 64 and is supported by our DAQami software package.

7 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Can the data logger be connected to a computer while operating to see temperatures as they are recorded?

  • Job Title: Lab Tech
  • Industry:
  • Application:
41 months ago
Josh Columbus


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Due to data processing limitations, logging data to the CompactFlash card is not permitted while connected to a USB port.

41 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: mech. tech.
  • Industry:
  • Application: temp chambers cal.
48 months ago
fish Ind.


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Yes, the data can be imported into Excel.

48 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Hi, Does the device come with a power adapter? Thank you,

  • Job Title: Design Eng.
  • Industry:
  • Application:
51 months ago
Mohammad Sacramento, CA


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Hello Mohammad, Yes, the USB-5201 comes with the necessary power adapter to operate the device as a standalone data logger.

51 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I know it may sound silly, but does the temperature of the data logger affect the results. I have a requirement to monitor a tub of water which will have a heat source in it. The tub will be placed in a temperature chamber to try to maintain temp. So if t

  • Job Title: engineer
  • Industry: DoD
  • Application:
63 months ago
TheCaliforniaAlligator San Diego, CA, USA


Answers

Hello TheCaliforniaAlligator, Yes, it will function properly as long as the USB-5201 is kept within its environmental specifications and the operating range is within 0-70C and the humidity is between 0-90% (non condensing). You can review the specifications here: http://www.mccdaq.com/PDFs/manuals/USB-5201.pdf

63 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I want to Programm the device (set all Parameters) using NI Labview and after that acquire data autonomous. I have already Labview. Do I need something else? What are delivery Condition? Can we pay the device on Bill?

  • Job Title: Development Engineer
  • Industry: University
  • Application: Institute of Energy Technology
62 months ago
Flori Zuerich, Switzerland


Answers

The USB-5200 series’ autonomous logging mode can only be configured with InstaCal. i.e. LabVIEW cannot configure the logger to log data to its memory card, and there is no LabVIEW support for reading the data from the card. If you leave the USB-5200 device connected to the PC, it can be used in non-autonomous mode (much like a USB-TEMP/TC) in LabVIEW by using our ULx driver. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

62 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Included Software


  • TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • InstaCalTM software utility for installing, configuration, and testing
  • 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
  • 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

Product Manuals


USB-5201
document
 
USB-5203
document
 

 

Quick Start Guide


DAQami™ v4.2.1
QS-MCCDAQ.pdf
 
DASYLab® LITE
QS-DASYLab-MCCDRV.pdf
 
ULx for NI LabVIEW™
QS ULx for NI LabVIEW.pdf
 

 

Product Videos


MCC Video Library
video
 

 

Programming Example Downloads      download

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