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Looking for serial data logger, suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by cherokeedriver, Nov 11, 2015.

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  1. cherokeedriver


    Nov 11, 2015
    I am looking for a data logging device to receive and store data comming from a single wire Rs-232 output from an engine monitor (which is used to measure engine cylinder head temp and exhaust gas temps). The manufacturer of the engine monitor provides the following details on the devices data output:

    "RS-232 Data
    Output 1 second per full sequence at 57.6K bps (8/N/2/N)"

    I would like something that has a removeable data card. I think I only need one one channel, although I wouldn't be opposed to having additional channels to gather additional data (RPMS, ambient air temp).

    I will be using 12vdc to power the device (I assume I'll need to reduce this to 5vdc).

    Thank you for your suggestions.
  2. dorke


    Jun 20, 2015
    If you can use a PC or laptop you will get absolute flexibility .
    The only thing you need is a free serial logging software like this one
  3. cherokeedriver


    Nov 11, 2015
    Thanks for the idae. Unfortunately, I can't bring a laptop with me. I do have a old Droid phone, wonder if there is an App?
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    not sure if a smartphone's USB port will handle a RS232 - USB converter ?
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