Low-cost temperature/relative humidity logger with LCD display

Feb. 19, 2009
Measurement Computing Corporation, the market leader in low-cost data acquisition, today announced the addition of a new LCD temperature/ humidity logger to its growing line of data loggers. The USB-502-LCD is a perfect, cost-effective solution for long- or short-term logging applications, and features an LCD window for quick-look temperature and humidity information.   The USB-502-LCD standalone data logger measures and stores up to 16,379 relative humidity and 16,379 temperature readings over the 0 to 100% RH and -35 to +80 °C (-31 to +176 °F) measurement ranges, and calculates dew point.   The high-contrast LCD shows a variety of temperature and humidity measurements as well as logger status information. At the touch of a button, users can turn on the LCD display, and cycle through the most recent, the maximum, and the minimum logged temperatures and relative humidity readings. Flashing LEDs indicate logging status, and a user-replaceable long-life lithium battery is included, which can typically allow up to one full year of logging.   The USB-502-LCD logger is supported by USB-500 Series Data Logging Application software, included with the package. This user-friendly, intuitive software is used initially to configure the logger, program alarm thresholds, logging rates, start times, and measurement units, etc.  When the logger is retrieved from the field, the software provides simple one-click access to download, display, and export the data. The user can display time-stamped temperature, relative humidity, dew point, and alarm limits on a powerful strip chart graph.  The data can also be downloaded to a text or a .csv (comma separator values) file.  Supporting these file types allows users to easily export the logged data to Excel spreadsheets and reports with a single mouse click,. The software and Measurement Computing USB-500 series data loggers are compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista.   “Our new USB-502-LCD is an enhanced version of one of our popular loggers, the USB-502. The LCD version allows users to have instant access to important data right in the field, without downloading to a computer.” Bill Kennedy, MCC’s Vice President of Sales, commented, “With a simple touch of a button, they can switch on the LCD, and sequence through last-logged temperature, last-logged humidity, maximum logged temperature and RH, and minimum logged temperature and RH—while the flashing LEDs indicate logging and alarm status.* Easy to use—no training required * Battery-operated * Supports 0 to 100% relative humidity * User-selectable alarm thresholds * Stores 16,379 temperature readings and 16,379 relative humidity measurements * 0 to 100% RH and -35 to +80°C (-31 to +176°F) measurement ranges * Accuracy: ±0.5°C (±1.0°F) ; ±3.0% RH * LCD display shows high/low and last readings * All software included to install, configure and download data along with powerful strip-chart and export to Excel® * View the complete USB-500 Series