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Old Forum posted Apr 30 '19 at 1:35 pm
Is there a way of including prior measured lead resistance into thermistor measurement description setup for a two wire measurement (similar as how parallel shunt resistor is included)?

This could default to zero but when known allow for a more correct temperature calculations to be performed particular at the higher temperatures (lower thermistor resistance region where lead resistance has
recent by Roger  ·  Apr 30 '19 at 1:36 pm
Old Forum posted Apr 21 '19 at 12:54 pm

If I connect a PT100 directly to the dataTaker, correct values are obtained, no problem. We have a PT100 on a test rig connected to a PLC as a 3 way system, that is, the 2 red wires connect to the same point.

If we connect the dataTaker off the same connections, the values are incorrect on the dataTaker and the PLC. How can I overcome this problem.

Many thanks,

recent by StephenR  ·  Apr 21 '19 at 12:58 pm
Dear Sir,

we are using DT85G for measurement of various sensors such as vibrating wire type stress capsules, loadcells, potentiometric sensors, voltage and 4 to 20mA current loop sensors. entire set up will be installed in mine for data logging ( continuous monitoring). we need to configure a HMI panel to display all the measurements, alarms etc. we are using HMI of Kinco Electric ( Model MT4
recent by admin  ·  Apr 19 '19 at 1:40 pm
rcote1 posted Apr 19 '19 at 10:53 am
Hello All,

I have a DT85 Serie 1 Data logger with the latest firmware and am trying to display 5 thermocouple temperatures in Labview on an XY Graph.

So far I managed to configure the TCP/IP sample real-time waveform driver to fetch 5 temperatures from the DataTaker, and from there I can display the temperatures and associated timestamp on a Labview indicator, but I am having difficulty
recent by rcote1  ·  Apr 19 '19 at 11:04 am
rcote1 posted Apr 19 '19 at 10:57 am

I have a bunch of numerical data I am reading in Labview with the Low Level 'Read Realtime' VI. I also have the DT85 calculate a time difference with the DT command and read the string through the 'Read Line' VI. The issue I have is that the DT command returns a string in the HH:MM:SS.mmm format.

I was wondering if there is a way to format the string so that I can receive it in La
FrankI posted Apr 19 '19 at 9:51 am
I'm working on and app to work in conjunction with the schedules I'm running on the logger. The purpose of this app is to enter 'device under test' serial numbers and operator badges. I need this data to be logged with the test data, but the fact that logged data is being echoed out the "host port", it's stepping on my communications.

How do I suppress the echoing, yet maintain the logging?
recent by Roger  ·  Apr 19 '19 at 10:40 am
FrankI posted Apr 19 '19 at 9:52 am
Has anyone developed any macros or apps for presenting the CSV files of logged data as a line chart or to clean up columns, etc....... and would they be willing to share?

Thanks in advance

recent by admin  ·  Apr 19 '19 at 10:10 am
gpradipta posted Apr 19 '19 at 5:31 am
Dear Sir,

Pl let me know how to communicate DT85 with Tablet and access dEX Software using (through Chrome or other web browser) Tablet.

What should be the minimum hardware and software configuration for above case?


recent by admin  ·  Apr 19 '19 at 5:43 am
Woodchuck posted Apr 17 '19 at 12:18 pm
Thanks to Rudy Gunawan, he answers my last question.

Now I want to use a memory stick with the DT85, USB 3.0, 16 GB, but it doesn't run. I get two errors:
Formatting drive A:. Please wait ...
dataTaker 85 E109 - File IO error: Media error (9) 'A:'
dataTaker 85 E104 - Drive format failed at column 10 [ FORMAT A:<err> ]

Exists a limit for the memory siz
recent by admin  ·  Apr 17 '19 at 12:33 pm
tibbie posted Apr 17 '19 at 12:21 pm

As an Environmental Source Samplers company we are thinking to use DT85 on multiple CEMS (continuous emission monitoring system). It will be no problem to view the data that DT85 can send to a FTP server( hourly,..). These CEMS will be located in different country in Asia and US. We are working to build an database interface that configure, control, view, report and send reports to reg
recent by admin  ·  Apr 17 '19 at 12:30 pm
JPF posted Apr 17 '19 at 11:44 am

I'm very new to both dataTaker and LabView, I am trying to connect a DT80 series 2 logger to labview using the DT8x driver, Intermediate level and get outputs from the phase encoder channel (1PE).

I can connect to both dEX web interface through a USB connection and deLogger software through an Ethernet connection as the USB would not work for me and get an output in counts very easil
recent by admin  ·  Apr 17 '19 at 11:47 am
The Phantom posted Apr 16 '19 at 12:04 pm
Maybe not right place to post, please move or clear if not good to post here.

What is happening with the Datatake company?
I hear support department is getting smaller.
Who is going or still there to support?

recent by Roger  ·  Apr 16 '19 at 12:22 pm
workhorse posted Apr 15 '19 at 1:47 pm

I'm trying to write a batch/vbs script, so that some of my colleagues, that don't have knowledge of the dataTaker programming language, can preform some tasks.
I connect using a batch file and port 7700.

Then I run the vbscript starting with /e/m/r, some commands like LOGONA and ending with /E/M/R, and everything goes as expected. After this, I cannot quit the telnet window, unless
recent by Roger  ·  Apr 15 '19 at 1:48 pm
Grant posted Apr 15 '19 at 1:41 pm

I have just found a new networking tool called 'Ethernet over mains power'. I'm just wonder if anyone knows if this technology would work with my DT80 datalogger.


recent by admin  ·  Apr 15 '19 at 1:41 pm
We have DT85 and recently bought a DT80M.

Although, the instrument has not been installed and setup with the weather station bought separately since last 3 months.

Is datataker responsible for the application of the dataloggers or just the sale ?

Moreover, this is disheartening as we were promised end to end support.

What do the others do when the local vendors do not provide/
recent by admin  ·  Apr 14 '19 at 11:01 am
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