[EMS Discuss] data logger

Tue Mar 5 15:05:58 PST 2013

The biggest task is probably the cold junction compensation and 
amplifying all the thermocouple signals into something a data logger can 
handle.  Many years ago (20?) I used an 8 channel thermocouple input 
module that plugged into a PC.  If I recall correctly that was a couple 
hundred bucks.  The PC stored the data, plus had some user interface for 
working with it.

Certainly you could build a thermocouple amp/compensation module 
yourself and link that to an Arduino if you felt ambitious.


On 3/5/2013 2:24 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
> I don't really have any experience using data loggers, but I've seen a 
> bunch of different data logger boards available on websites like 
> Sparkfun.com.  I found this one just now:
> https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10216?
> Not sure if it would work for you.  I think it has 10 channels? and I 
> know you said you wanted to record 12 thermocouples.  Do you already 
> have some hardware you need to interface with?  Or are you starting 
> from scratch?
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN 
> <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
>     Hi
>     I am involved in a project that could stand to have some better
>     information,. In particular I would like to log readings from
>     about a dozen thermocouples inside a kiln over the next couple of
>     months.
>     Any suggestions on how best to do that or loans of data loggers
>     are most welcome.
>     Thanks Tom
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