USB-TEMP

 

8-Channel Temperature Measurement USB Data Acquisition Device

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-TEMP USB data acquisition (DAQ) device provides highly accurate temperature measurements. This device provides analog input along with digital and counter functions, and cold junction compensation (CJC). The device supports thermocouple, RTD, thermistor, and semiconductor sensors.

Analog Input
Channels Resolution Max Sample Rate Sampling
8 DIFF 24-bit 2 S/s/ch Multiplexed
Ranges Isolation
Varies by sensor type 500 V ch-host
Sensor
Thermocouple RTD Thermistor Voltage
Yes Yes Yes
Analog Output
Channels Resolution Speed
Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder
8 1/—
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows®, Android™, and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite Bus powered


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-TEMP USB-based 8-channel temperature measurement device supports 4 sensor types $575.00
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
745691-01 3-wire, 100 ohm RTD, sealed with alumina tube, 1 m
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$31.00
745691-02 3-wire, 100 ohm RTD, platinum (ready made), 2 m $41.00
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


4.2 / 5
Ease of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Techincal Support
4.4 / 5

93% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-TEMP
January 16, 2017
This product does its job well

This is a very useful product. I am using it with RTD sensing units. I have only one negative comment and that is that there is no way to change the sensors nominal zero deg C resistance from the standard 100 Ohms. Other more expensive instruments have this feature. It is possible to work around this so it is not a serious problem. On the whole I am pleased with the product. It allows one to make many measurements with one unit.

  • Job Title: Retired EE
  • Industry: Instrumentation
  • Application: General temperature measurement
  • From: Palo Alto, CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
April 25, 2016
so simple to use!

Accurate, simple to wire and never crashes or hangs. Just plug it in and it is ready to go. Paired with TracerDAQ Pro, the easiest DAQ solution on the market hands down.

  • Job Title: Hardware Manager
  • Industry: consumer electronics
  • Application: temp / humidity data acquisition
  • From: San Diego, CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
October 19, 2015
Solid product, high value

I have used a few styles of DAQs from different price points. The USB Series from Measurement computing has a very high value. The amount of channels and ease of implementation for the price is unbelievable

  • Job Title: Electrical Engineer
  • Industry: Product Development
  • Application: Validating Sensors
  • From: Boston MA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
January 12, 2015
This product has good features.

From what i have experienced so far, the product seems good and easy to use. I am yet to put to use in an upcoming FM Cerfication testing on our MSX Pumps.

  • Job Title: Electrical Engineer
  • Industry: OEM - Submersible and vertical Pumps maunufacturer
  • Application: In Oil and Gas, mining, power generation, and Municipal sewage application
  • From: 5310 Taneytown Pike, Taneytown, md 21787
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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USB-TEMP
March 12, 2014
Good product - funky setup...

This is a good product for reading a number of thermistor sensors. Not many products out there for thermistor signal conditioning. The setup with InstaCal seems a bit odd. Why is this needed if I will be writing software to read this device? LabView ULx functions have worked well and provided a quick way to get up and running. However, would like to do the device setup thru LabView (thermistor coefficients, calibration,...). Again, don't understand the need for InstaCal and would like to see that eliminated.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Precision machines and metrology
  • Application: multiple...
Response from MCC
, Marketing
March 12, 2014
Thank you for the feedback, as we are considering ways to improve usability. InstaCal has generally been used for configuration settings that won’t or shouldn’t change after each sensors type is selected and wired to the screw terminals. In the case of the USB-TEMP, these are written to the unit’s non-volatile memory and will be used on whatever PC or software app is later used. For settings that may change later, such as sample rate and deg C or F, those are programmable via your app.
  • From: Connecticut
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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USB-TEMP
March 05, 2014
Easy to use but ESD problems

I have been using these products for over 5 years with RTD sensors. They are easy to use, but electrical components randomly fail due to ESD or some other issue. I have had boards repaired 3 or 4 times. Luckily the failures were never in the middle of a major test. Tech support indicated that there was no ESD protection on the device and grounding the user would not really help the issue.

  • Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Application: Temperature data acquisition
  • From: Logan, UT, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: Other

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USB-TEMP
February 21, 2014
Excellent quick solution for temperature measurement

These units are a great way to add temperature measurement to a test setup. They are relatively inexpensive and very easy to set up and configure. The USB-TEMP model is flexible, since it can use a variety of different sensor types. The Labview interface is very easy to use.

  • Job Title: Product Engineer
  • Industry: Manufacturing (high tech)
  • Application: Test systems
  • From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
August 29, 2013
Excellent, easy to use device

Our company ordered one of these devices, and we are very pleased with our purchase. It was shipped and received in a timely manner. The device is easy to setup, and easy to use. The documentation was very helpful, and answered all of our setup and operation needs. All needed software was included, and installed with no problems. It works with multiple types of thermistors, allowing for us to upgrade or change which thermistors we use very easily in the future if we need to. So far, we have had zero issues with this device, and it has worked flawlessly.

  • Job Title: R&D Specialist
  • Industry: Mass Flow Controllers
  • Application: Calibration and Repair
  • From: Burgaw, NC 28425, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
August 27, 2013
Easy to use, supports many sensor types

We have used these devices with great success using both thermocouples and RTD's. We log the data using a LABVIEW program, and the software which comes with the units made that programing very easy (good collection of VI's)

  • Job Title: Manager, research testing
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Application: Temperature loging
  • From: Utah, USA
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: NI LabVIEW

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-TEMP
August 27, 2013
Simple but effective device for temperature logging

I have used this device for up to 8 channels of temperature logging of machine tools. It is compact but has all the features needed to get detailed plots of temparture over time using the provided software to characterize environmetal effects on our machines.

  • Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
  • Industry: Industrial Machines
  • Application: Laser Machining
  • From: Manchester, NH, USA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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I use USB-TEMP and USB-3114 on the same PC via individual Labview programs. USB-TEMP samples the temperature every 5 minutes. That works fine until USB-3114 is used in some other context. What I see is that USB-TEMP then samples strange values like -9999 or 0.0. How can I use both modules without interference in Labview?

  • Job Title: Research Engineer
  • Industry: Biophysical research
  • Application:
2 months ago
Robert Göttingen, Germany


Answers

Hello, For each program run/executed, the Universal Library is loaded in a new thread and each time a reset command is set to all devices. So when you run the USB-TEMP’s program, it is initialized and operates. When you start the USB-3114 program it not only resets the USB-3114 but also the USB-TEMP in a different thread. So it is best to use one program to operate both devices.

2 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Is there a way to test if the device ports are working correctly and giving the appropriate readings?

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14 months ago
Ilya


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Yes, unplug the device from the computer. Using proper grounding techniques, remove the thermocouples or other temperature sensor and replace each one with a short piece of bus wire (not TC wire). For example, I like to use pieces of paper clips. Reconnect the USB-TEMP to the computer, run the InstaCal software, if not already done so, reconfigure the inputs to type T or K thermocouple and click OK. You should be back to the main window of InstaCal. Right click on the USB-TEMP to bring up the pop-up menu, select Test >> Analog. Turn on the channels you want to test, select degrees C, F or no scale (for voltage), and click on Test. Note, if you select a channel that does not have a jumper or sensor, the test will pop up a window telling you that particular channel has an open connection. You will also be able to see the CJC sensor temperatures data as well. If all is working correctly, all channels will display the ambient temperature. There are tests for the digital IO as well, back at the main InstaCal window, again right click on the USB-TEMP, select Test >> Digital and follow the on screen directions.

14 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need to use the C programs in examples with USB-Temp under the library Measurement Computing \DAQ\C\Sample32. I was searching for help but no help is available to show how to use these C programs and collect temperatures and do some calculations and output to an analog board to control a motor. Please let me know where I can find examples of the use of these C programs on USB-TEMP. Regards Siva

  • Job Title: Manager
  • Industry: Energy
  • Application: Temperature Control
25 months ago
Siva Singapore


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The help file, named ULHELP.CHM, is located elsewhere on the PC: C:\Program Files\Measurement Computing\DAQ.For thermocouple input, look at example ULTI01. For digital output, look at ULDO04 (which demonstrates writing a digital output value to an Auxport).

25 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I'm filling out a customs form for shipment to Germany and back to the US.

  • Job Title: Director of R&D
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28 months ago
Jim


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Hello Jim - All questions regarding the exporting of Measurement Computing products (e.g. HS Codes, ECCNs, Country of Origin) may be directed to our Trade Compliance Department. Phone: 1 512-683-6060 Email: trade.compliance@mccdaq.com

28 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I would like to join multi USB TC in a single PC and using Tracer DAQ to capture the temperature. Is it possible ?

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  • Application: Auto capturing temperature
39 months ago
EJAng Malaysia


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Yes, the use of multiple USB-TCs or USB-TEMPs on one PC is done all the time. However, you will need to upgrade TracerDAQ to our “PRO” version (TracerDAQ is limited to only 8 channels) TracerDAQ PRO supports up to 48 channels, increases your file size from 32 thousand to 1 million samples and also implements triggering options that can come in handy. The cost for this software upgrade is $199.00. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this further. Information on TracerDAQ PRO may be found at: http://www.mccdaq.com/daq-software/tracerdaq-pro.aspx

39 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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What is the temperature resolution that I can display using the USB-Temp with a thermistor and the software that come with the unit ? I would like to read out to 10's of a degree.

  • Job Title: Senior Hardware Engineer
  • Industry: Medical Equipment
  • Application: Temperature of spectrometer
43 months ago
ILBill Bedford, MA, USA


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Thank you for your inquiry. The software, TracerDAQ that accompanies our USB-TEMP is capable of saving data to a .CSV file out to 5 decimal places. As for displaying, the version that ships with our hardware only supports a strip chart therefore displaying out to a 10th of a degree is really not relevant. However, if you were to purchase the TracerDAQ PRO upgrade for $199.00 you could select and add a “Measurement Table” that displays statistical data out to 2 decimal places (10th of a degree).

43 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Could these be used to measure 2 wire resistance measurments in a circuit? I mean ultimately that is what they are doing. Measureing resistance in the thermocouple. Would the free software support it?

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  • Industry: Auto
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48 months ago
LS14EVR Southfield, MI, USA


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Yes. I use one of these to measure resistances. I'm using Labview. With the DAQ configured to read a thermistor, if you set the units to "raw" in the Create Channel VI you get resistance in ohms. I use it to measure things other than thermistors. The resistance range is not as large as one would get with an instrument designed as an ohmmeter, but it works fine for "normal" resistances. Note that if the channel is configured to read something other than a thermistor, the "raw" setting might return something other than resistance (voltage, etc., depending on the sensor type.)

44 months ago
Noxsc

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The USB-TEMP, when used in thermocouple mode, measures millivoltage. When used in thermistor or RTD mode, it measures resistance. While not marketed as an ohm meter, in some narrow applications, it could be used. Note that the resistance range it can measure is rather limited (see published specs for ranges; contact factory technical support for accuracy specs) and note that the resistor being measured must be unpowered. Also note that the TracerDAQ software cannot return these raw/no-scale units, but you can if you write your own program with the Universal Library, or ULx for LabVIEW.

48 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Could you please provide more information about using filtering and non-filtering option when acquiring data from the board: ThermocoupleOptions opt = ThermocoupleOptions.Filter; daqBoard.TIn(0, scale, out refSignal, opt); What is the difference between

  • Job Title: Senior Scientist
  • Industry: Medical
  • Application: many
51 months ago
ilutkin canada


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If you use the FILTER option then a smoothing function is applied to the temperature readings, very much like the electrical smoothing inherent in all hand held temperature sensor instruments. This is the default. When selected, 10 samples are read from the specified channel and averaged. The average is the reading returned. Averaging removes normally distributed signal line noise. If you use the NOFILTER option then the readings will not be smoothed and you will see a scattering of readings around a mean.

51 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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  • 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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