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PICO USB DrDAQ

sku Product SKU:  PIC-DrDAQ

Data logger, oscilloscope, signal generator and more!

montage of DrDAQ data logger pictured on top of 2 screenshots from PicoLog 6 and PicoScope 6

DrDAQ is a versatile instrument that connects to the USB port of any PC.  

Using the supplied PicoScope software it can be used as an oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and signal generator.

Using the supplied PicoLog 6 software it can be used as a data logger with built-in sensors for light, temperature and sound. It can also measure voltage and resistance. In addition it has a socket for standard pH electrodes and connectors that allow the use of optional external sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure and more.

 

Annotated monochrome line drawing of DrDAQ logger showing location of inputs and outputs

DrDAQ features

  • Oscilloscope / spectrum analyzer
  • Signal generator / arbitrary waveform generator
  • Built-in sensors for light, temperature and sound
  • Measure pH and redox — just plug in any standard electrode
  • Sockets for external sensors including temperature and humidity
  • 4 digital inputs and outputs (alarms, PWM, pulse counting)
  • USB connected and powered
  • Supplied with PicoScope 6 and PicoLog 6 software
  • Supplied with PicoSDK Windows, Mac and Linux drivers
  • Very low cost

 

Screenshot of PicoScope 6 software for Windows showing oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer views

Oscilloscope / spectrum analyzer

The DrDAQ oscilloscope input has a 100 kHz bandwidth, 8-bit resolution and four input ranges.  

It is supplied with a full version of the PicoScope software, which offers high-end oscilloscope functions such as FFT spectrum analysis, mask limit testing, software-based filters and measurements.

 

Screenshot showing PicoScope 6 arbitrary waveform generator menu in PicoScope 6 software

Signal generator / arbitrary waveform generator (AWG)

The DrDAQ has a built in DC to 20 kHz function generator which when used with PicoScope software can output sine, square, triangle, ramp and DC voltage signals.

As well as the standard waveforms available from the function generator, custom waveforms can be created using the 10-bit 2 MS/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). AWG waveforms can be created or edited using the built-in editor, imported from oscilloscope traces, or loaded from a spreadsheet.

 

Screenshot taken from PicoLog 6 software of sound level and sound dBA waveform

Sound level meter / sound waveforms

The built-in microphone can be used in two ways.

  • Sound level meter / data logger with a 55 to 100 dB range using PicoLog 6
  • Oscilloscope / spectrum analyzer with views of sound waveforms using PicoScope 6

 

Coiled up DD100 DrDAQ temperature sensor with sensor tip nearest camera

Temperature sensor / data logger

A built-in sensor allows measures room temperature from –10 °C to +70 °C (14°F to +158°F) 

The optional DD100 external sensor measures over a wider range of –10 °C to +105 °C (14°F to +221°F).

 

pH meter / redox meter

DrDAQ is compatible with standard pH electrodes allowing measurement and data logging over the full pH range. Since pH values are temperature-dependent you can use a DD100 temperature sensor and DrDAQ automatically corrects the pH value based on the temperature of the solution.

A kit is available containing a DrDAQ, pH electrode and temperature sensor. If you already own a DrDAQ, these sensors can be purchased separately.

The same high-impedance input used for pH can alternatively be used with redox sensors.  The ability to measure and record pH and redox along with temperature and oxygen levels makes DrDAQ ideal for a wide range of chemistry and biology experiments.  

 

External sensors

Three sockets are dedicated to external sensors. Simply plug in one of the optional external sensors and the software identifies the type of sensor and scales results with the correct units. Available sensors (see the Accessories tab) include temperature, oxygen, humidty and position.

Available accessories for the BNC inputs include ocilloscope probes, pH electrodes, redox sensors and a magnetic induction kit (educational experiment).

If you want to interface other sensors or design your own, full instructions are included.

 

Montage of LED color setting and DrDAQ logger hardware

Digital I/O, RGB LED and more! 

The DrDAQ has 4 digital inputs / outputs.  Each can be individually configured to be an input or alarm output, generate a PWM output signal or act as a pulse counter.

Resistance over a 0 to 1 MΩ range can be measured through the screw terminals. If used with resistive sensors (thermistors, light etc.) then the supplied software allows for scaling into the correct units.

Finally there is a software-controlled status LED that can be programmed to output any one of 16.7 million different colors using PicoScope 6.

 

Montage of Pico Technology website showing examples of science experiment library and a DrDAQ data logger

Science experiments and education

As well as its use within industry, DrDAQ has proved itself to be popular both as an educational data logger (physics, chemistry, biology and electronics) and also as a versatile instrument for hobby use at home.  

Visit our library of experiments for dozens of experiments you can perform with your DrDAQ.

 

Image showing DrDAQ logger pictured side-by-side a RaspberryPi computer

Software drivers and example code

DrDAQ is supplied with full versions of both PicoScope and PicoLog software. It is also supplied with a wide range of drivers and example code to allow you to write your own programs and interface to third-party software.

Drivers are included for Microsoft Windows (7, 8 and 10), macOS, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone).

Code examples are supplied for C, C++, C#, LabVIEW, Python and MATLAB.

 

DrDAQ logger pictured with all accessories from the includes 2 temperature, 1 pH, 1 humidity sensors and 1 scope probe

Plug in and measure

DrDAQ simply plugs into the USB port of your PC – no external power supply is required.  Everything you need to get started is included:

  • DrDAQ data logger / oscilloscope
  • PicoScope 6 software (download from website)
  • PicoLog 6 software (download from website)
  • PicoSDK drivers and example code (download from website)
  • USB cable
  • Manual 

ZAR 1960.0000

PICO USB TC-08

sku Product SKU:  PIC-TC-08

8 channel thermocouple data logger

  • 8 channel thermocouple data logger
  • Measures from –270 to +1820 °C (–454 to +3308 °F)
  • High resolution and accuracy
  • Expandable to 20 units / 160 channels
  • Supports all popular thermocouple types
  • Fast sampling rate — up to 10 measurements per second (including CJC)
  • USB connected and powered
  • PicoLog 6 for Windows, macOS and Linux data logging software included
  • PicoSDK drivers for Windows, macOS and Linux included

 

Wide temperature range

The TC-08 thermocouple data logger is designed to measure a wide range of temperatures using any thermocouple that has a miniature thermocouple connector. Pico supply a wide range of suitable thermocouples (see Accessories).

All popular types of thermocouple are supported, allowing an effective temperature range of –270 to +1820 °C  (the actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple being used).

The built in Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) circuit can also be used as a 9th channel to measure room temperature.

 

Fast and accurate temperature data acquisition

With the TC-08 thermocouple data logger your temperature measurements can be made both fast and accurately.

The short conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature measurements can be taken every second (cold junction compensation counts as an additional measurement), while the high (20-bit) resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in temperature.  For popular Type K thermocouples the TC-08 can maintain a better than 0.025°C resolution over a –250 to +1370 °C range.

 

terminal board for TC-08 data logger

Also measure voltage and 4–20 mA current loops!

As well as measuring temperature with thermocouples, the terminal board allows other sensors with voltage or current outputs to be connected.  

The optional Single-Channel Terminal Board (see Accessories) plugs into a channel on the TC-08 and turns it into a 20-bit high resolution data logger. Screw terminals allow wires to be attached to the data logger without soldering. The four input ranges (±50 mV, ±500 mV, ±5 V and 4-20 mA) allow a wide range of other sensors and signals to be measured.

 

TC-08 thermocouple data logger

All you need in one easy-to-use unit

Temperature data acquisition with the TC-08 is very easy — simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer (no external power required), connect your thermocouples, and you are ready to measure temperatures.

The easy-to-use PicoLog data acquisition software is supplied with the TC-08 — allowing you to start measuring and recording temperatures with the minimum effort. The intuitive user interface of PicoLog makes it easy for you to set how frequently you want to take a measurement, and the number of measurements you want to take.

 

Need more?...

If you need more than 8 channels just plug up to 20 TC-08s into a powered USB hub network connected to your PC for a total of 160 channels. You can even mix and match different data loggers and a selection of PicoScope oscillsocopes from the Pico range to build a flexible, expandable data acquisition system.

ZAR 5950.0000

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PicoLog CM3

sku Product SKU:  PIC-LOGCM3

Typical applications

  • Mains current monitoring 
  • Three-phase load balancing
  • Long-term energy use recording
  • Energy and cost saving / ISO14001 monitoring

 

Screenshot of PicoLog 6 software in Windows, shows a graph of 3 current channels over time.

Flexible, expandable software included

Your PicoLog CM3 Current Data Logger is supplied with PicoLog 6 data logging software, available for Windows, macOS and Linux. With PicoLog 6 you can collect almost unlimited datasets, analyze them and then display the results in spreadsheet and graphical formats.

PicoLog 6 can record data from multiple PicoLog data loggers at the same time. This allows you to collect up to 60 channels of current. You can even mix and match different PicoLog loggers to record a mix of current, temperature, voltage and other signals.

The PicoSDK, a software development kit (SDK) is also supplied. PicoSDK contains a range of software drivers and example code that you can use to write your own software or to use your PicoLog CM3 with third-party software such as MATLAB, C,C++, C#, LabVIEW, Python, VB, VB.net to name but a few. PicoSDK can be found on GitHub.

Both PicoLog 6 and PicoSDK are provided free of charge and updates can be downloaded for free.

 

Image shows a blue and black current clamp with jaws closed

Non-invasive current clamps

The PicoLog CM3 measures current using industry-standard AC current clamps. These clamps have opening jaws so can be installed in seconds with no physical connection to high voltages. AC current clamps require no power supply or batteries so are ideal for long-term energy-use monitoring and logging.

Pico supply 200 A AC current clamps as standard. If you need to measure higher currents we will be happy to advise on suitable clamps for your application.

The PicoLog CM3 is available on its own so you can add your own current clamps or as a cost-saving kit with three 200 A clamps included.

 

Image shows the rear panel of the PicoLog CM3 showing Ethernet and USB ports

USB or Ethernet connection for local or remote logging

With both USB and Ethernet interfaces your PicoLog CM3 can be used in a variety of situations. If you need a portable instrument that can be used at various locations and is fast to set up and use, simply connect your laptop to the PicoLog CM3 by USB.  No external power supply is required as the CM3 is powered from the USB port.

Need to monitor a situation over a period of hours or days, or from a remote location? Plug your PicoLog CM3 into a spare port on your network and then access it remotely either from your LAN or over the internet. When using Ethernet the CM3 can be powered either by Power over Ethernet (PoE) or by using the USB connection just for power.

ZAR 5950.0000

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Pico PT-104 Platinum Resistance Data Logger

sku Product SKU:  PIC-PT-104

PT-104 Platinum Resistance Data Logger

  • Measures temperature, resistance and voltage
  • High resolution and accuracy
  • Works with PT100 and PT1000 sensors
  • Supports 2, 3 and 4-wire sensors
  • No power supply required
  • USB and Ethernet interfaces
  • Run multiple units on a single PC

Accuracy and resolution

Although accurate temperature sensors are widely available, it has been difficult to take advantage of them due to errors caused by the measuring device. Your PT-104, however, is inherently accurate due to its innovative design. Rather than relying on voltage references, which tend to be temperature-sensitive, it uses reference resistors, which are extremely stable with low temperature coefficient and drift. The exact value of each resistor is stored in an EEPROM to provide the ultimate in accuracy (yearly recalibration is recommended). A high-performance 24-bit ADC is used to achieve the 0.001 °C resolution.

 

Temperature

The PT-104 measures temperature using platinum resistance thermometers (PRTs). Both common industry standards (PT100 and PT1000) are supported. The unit is compatible with two, three and four-wire sensors (four-wire PT100 sensors are recommended for accurate measurements). A wide range of PT100 sensors are available for use with your PT-104.

 

Voltage

For voltage measurements, each input connector can be treated as a differential input with ground, or two single-ended inputs. Both inputs must be zero volts or above, though it does not matter which input has the higher voltage.

Two voltage ranges are available (0 to 115 mV and 0 to 2500 mV). For the most accurate measurements use the 0 to 2500 mV range.

Resistance

When measuring resistance, the PT-104 uses a four-wire circuit to give the greatest possible accuracy. Two resistance ranges are available (0 to 375 Ω and 0 to 10,000 Ω). The unit is calibrated for 0 to 375 Ω so this range should be used for accurate measurements.

Single channel screw terminal adaptor

Interfacing third-party sensors not fitted with the 5-pin mini-DIN connector or measuring voltage or resistance is possible using the PP660 screw terminal adaptor. This inexpensive adaptor has 4 breakout terminals and occupies a single channel of the PT-104.

 

Software

The PT-104 data logger is supplied with PicoLog 6 data logging software. This powerful yet flexible data acquisition software allows you to collect, manipulate, analyze, display and export data. 

Designed from the ground up to be intuitive from the outset, PicoLog 6 allows you to set up the logger and start recording with just a few clicks of the mouse, whatever your level of data logging experience.

From here, starting a capture is simple: plug in the logger, add a channel, press Record, and you’re logging! PicoLog 6 also includes a number of additional features to cater for more advanced data logging needs. 

Also available to download, is PicoSDK, a software development kit. The SDK contains a range of software drivers and example code that you can use to write your own software or to use your PT-104 data logger with third-party software such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, C, C++, C# and Python.

 

But I need to measure more channels…

The PT-104 is capable of measuring up to 4 channels at once. Need more channels? No problem. Using PicoLog you can connect up to 20 PT-104s to one PC – giving you a potential 80-channel PT100 data logger. Alternatively you can use your PT-104 logger with up to 19 other Pico data loggers, such as the PicoLog 1000 multichannel data logger, to create your own custom data acquisition system.

 

The ultimate in portability

With both USB and Ethernet interfaces, the PT-104 can be used in a variety of situations. If you need a portable solution that can be used at various locations and is fast to set up and use, simply connect your laptop to the PT-104 by USB. Need to monitor a situation over a period of hours or days, or from a remote location? Plug your PT-104 into a spare port on your network and then access it remotely either from your LAN or over the internet. Using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology means that you don’t even need a separate power supply.

 

When accuracy is paramount the PT-104 is what you need

The PT-104 platinum resistance data logger gives you the ultimate in resolution and accuracy. You can use it to measure temperature, voltage and resistance. Having both USB and Ethernet interfaces gives you the choice of how you connect and power your PT-104, along with the ability to access the PT-104 remotely over a LAN or the internet. When the accuracy of your temperature measurements is paramount the PT-104 is what you need.

ZAR 9440.0000