Temperature measurement and recording with the TC-08 is very easy — simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer, plug in your thermocouples, and you are ready to go.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
PicoLog 6 data logging software for TC-08
PicoLog 6 is a complete data acquisition software package for the Pico Technology TC-08 data logger. It provides a visual, easy-to-use interface allowing you to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions and record, view and analyze data.
- Real-time data collection and display
- Visual logger and channel setup for easy configuration and viewing
- Available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64-bit), macOS, Linux and Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
- Virtually unlimited logging capacity to PC
- Robust database format minimizes data loss and corruption
- Simple and complex programmable alarms
- Up to 4 independent graph axes
- Data can be exported as CSV, clipboard image and PDF
- Supports multiple different PicoLog data loggers and PicoScope oscilloscopes on the same PC
Number of channels (single unit): 8
Maximum number of channels (using up to 20 TC-08s): 160
Conversion time: 100 ms per thermocouple channel + 100 ms for cold junction compensation (CJC - can be disabled if all channels used as voltage inputs)
Temperature accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading and ±0.5 °C
Voltage accuracy: Sum of ±0.2% of reading and ±10 µV
Overvoltage protection: ±30 V
Maximum common-mode voltage: ±7.5 V
Input impedance: 2 MΩ
Input range (voltage): ±70 mV
Resolution: 20 bits
Noise-free resolution: 16.25 bits
Thermocouple types supported: B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T
Input connectors: Miniature thermocouple
Ports: USB 1.1
PC requirements (Minimum): Processor, Memory, Free disk space: As required by the operating system
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10, 32-bit and 64-bit versions; macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later, 64-bit only; Linux*, 64-bit only
* PicoLog 6 for Linux is distributed as an AppImage, so you can install it without superuser permissions: see appimage.org for further information. The software has been tested on Red Hat, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.
Operating temperature: 0 to 50 °C
Operating temperature for stated accuracy: 20 to 30 °C
Operating humidity: 5 to 80 %RH non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5 to 95 %RH non-condensing
Water resistance: Not water-resistant
Dimensions 201 x 104 x 34 mm (7.91 x 4.09 x 1.34 in)
PicoLog for Windows: PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples
Support Multiple views (view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text): Yes
Parameter scaling (convert raw data into standard engineering units): Yes
Math functions (use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters): Yes
Alarm limits (program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range): Yes
IP networking (transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet): Yes
Operating systems supported: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 10. Not Windows RT.
PicoLog languages: Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska
Software Development Kit: Includes example code
Optional free software: Drivers for Linux and macOS
Additional hardware (supplied): USB 2.0 cable, user manuals
PC interface: USB 1.1
Power requirements: Powered from USB port
Compliance: European EMC and LVD standards; FCC Rules Part 15 Class A
Total satisfaction guarantee: In the event that this product does not fully meet your requirements you can return it for an exchange or refund. To claim, the product must be returned in good condition within 14 days.
Warranty: 5 years
|Thermocouple type||Overall range °C||0.1 °C resolution||0.025 °C resolution|
|B||20 to 1820||150 to 1820||600 to 1820|
|E||–270 to 910||–270 to 910||–260 to 910|
|J||–210 to 1200||–210 to 1200||–210 to 1200|
|K||–270 to 1370||–270 to 1370||–250 to 1370|
|N||–270 to 1300||–260 to 1300||–230 to 1300|
|R||–50 to 1760||–50 to 1760||20 to 1760|
|S||–50 to 1760||–50 to 1760||20 to 1760|
|T||–270 to 400||–270 to 400||–250 to 400|