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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Yzordderrex, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. Yzordderrex

    Yzordderrex Guest

    Thinking of the Agilent 34972A data logger. Anybody using this unit? Like it? Anybody using other unit worth commenting on?

  2. JW

    JW Guest

    I like and use the 34970A. It's quite a bit cheaper as well if you don't
    need network and USB connectivity, especially if you're willing to buy
    used on Ebay.
  3. Yzordderrex

    Yzordderrex Guest

    Ok, thanks. I like the USB port and while I am conscience of the (bosses) money I spend on test gear, I think the other features are worth the added cost. This unit will be used a lot and not sit on a shelf somewhere collecting dust. I expect that I will need to buy a module to record 10 channels of temperature. If you could comment on that I would appreciate. I'm a bit reluctant to have a sales person advise me on that and like to get the data from more than one source.
  4. Yzordderrex

    Yzordderrex Guest

    I have no idea what you said.
  5. He said "build it yourself"
    (Using a Raspberry Pi single board computer.
    Just translating, not necessarily agreeing)
  6. Would a lab jack work for you?
    Not the fastest, but if you don't need the speed, the maybe it's OK.

    George H.
  7. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    I heard about those from Joerg, and I'm a fan. I've bought a couple of
    the U6 Pros which work great. The Visual C++ bindings work painlessly as
    well--dunno about their proprietary software.

    I'm in Jan's camp when it comes to software--command line and lots of it. ;)


    Phil Hobbs

    Dr Philip C D Hobbs
    Principal Consultant
    ElectroOptical Innovations LLC
    Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics

    160 North State Road #203
    Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

    hobbs at electrooptical dot net
  8. Yup, I use them in their RS-232 previous incarnation.
    I haven't tried the usb version. But Joerg's recommendation is good enough for me.
    Hmm that reminds me of a very basic C question. (I'll ask on SEB.)

    George H.
  9. JW

    JW Guest

    Oh, okay, it the bosses money. Understood. :) You'll err... he'll pay
    about $1K more.
    34901A plug-in should work fine for that. I don't know if the DMM comes
    standard on the 34972A, but you'll need it to read the thermocouples. On
    the 34970A, option 001 is delete DMM module.
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