What are data loggers?

December 10, 2020by eQIT7Xs4he

What are data loggers?

What are data loggers, you may ask? Never heard of data loggers and would like to find out more? Fret not, in this article we will be explaining to you what data loggers are and how they can benefit you in your personal use or for your business.


What can data loggers measure?

To begin with, data loggers are electronic devices that monitors the different type conditions in an environment be it outdoors, indoors or in extreme temperatures. Data loggers can record a wide range of applications ranging from temperature, temperature and humidity, carbon dioxide, voltage, current, light and events.

The data loggers are then used to record and store data over a extended time period and you would be able to analyze the data that has been collected via a software which can be easily accessed by plugging the data logger into your laptop or pc. You also have the option to send your collected data to our cloud software so that you would not lose any data recorded.

Now that we know what data loggers can do and measure, we will be moving on to what type of data logger we should use. USB or WiFi connectivity?


USB or WiFi Data Loggers?

The two most popular types of data loggers are USB data loggers and WiFi data loggers. Both data loggers have their own benefits, but it all comes down to your personal preference and which type of data logger would suit your application.


USB Data Loggers

The first type of data logger that we would be talking about are Lascar Electronics USB data loggers. USB data loggers are not only convenient due to its size, but it is also very easy to use. Depending on your criteria you may even get a USB data logger with an LCD display to view your readings immediately.

Some of our USB data loggers have very simple functions to the extent where some USB loggers can be activated by a push of a button. These USB loggers have a recording memory of a little over 30,000 readings to a whopping 1,000,000 readings. By now, you must be thinking to yourself with all that memory there must be a downside to it right? Well, not exactly. In fact, our USB data loggers are very durable and are able to withstand being rugged, weatherproof and are used widely in harsh environments such as farms and cold chain freezers due to their IP67 rating.


WiFi Data Loggers

Next would be the WiFi data loggers, these WiFi loggers are specially designed and manufactured to make it more convenient as your data or readings can be accessed via web software or mobile app. They can also be placed at a designated location permanently as you would view the readings via your mobile app. Not to mention you would not be missing out on any information either as you would receive email notifications for low battery, temperature or humidity breaches and disconnection of device. These data and recordings can also be downloaded via the cloud.

Lastly, most of our WiFi data loggers are also IP67 rated which means similarly to the USB data logger they can withstand rugged environment and conditions.


Where should I use my data logger?

As mentioned in the above, data loggers can be used for many different types of application. Our data loggers can be used to track the temperature of your personal fridge to monitoring the temperature and humidity of a cold chain process. Some examples of how data loggers can be used are as follows:

  • Temperature monitoring of vaccines in both storage and shipment
  • Temperature monitoring of food that is stored and transported is still safe to consume
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring of indoor and outdoor air quality
  • Temperature monitoring of food processes such as baking or pasteurizing
  • Automated temperature checks in medical and veterinary clinics
  • Humidity monitoring of buildings to keep it safe from mould and dampness

If these data loggers could bring benefit to you, look no further than our range of wireless and USB data loggers. Feel free to contact our sales team who will be happy to assist you in helping you find the right data logger for your use.

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