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PicoScope USB TC-08  Thermocouple Data Logger

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 for Windows data logging software included
  • Windows, Mac OS X and Linux drivers 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 size thermocouple connector. Additionally, the TC-08 can also measure other sensors using a 70 mV range.

Featuring built-in cold junction compensation (CJC), the TC-08 has an effective temperature range of -270 to +1820 °C (the actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple being used).

All the benefits of USB

The TC-08 connects to the USB port of a Windows based PC and enables the host PC to automatically detect the TC-08 — avoiding the need for any complex setup procedures. 

The USB connection also allows the TC-08 to be powered directly by the USB bus — eliminating the need for an external power supply and making the TC-08 ideal for measuring temperatures both in the lab and in the field.

Measures up to 160 thermocouples simultaneously

The TC-08’s USB connectivity allows up to 20 TC-08 USB data loggers to be used simultaneously on one PC — making the TC-08 ideal for use as a large multi-channel temperature acquisition system with a cost per channel significantly lower than other systems of this size.

Fast and accurate Temperature data acquisition

With the TC-08 thermocouple data logger your measurements can be made both fast and accurately.

The low conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature measurements can be taken every second. Whilst the high (20-bit) resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in temperature.

All you need in one easy-to-use unit

The USB TC-08 Single-Channel Terminal Board is an accessory for the USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger.

The screw terminals allow wires to be attached to the data logger without soldering and enable the USB TC-08 to measure voltages from 0 to +5 V, or 4-20 mA loop current.

TC-08 Accessories

The USB TC-08 Single-Channel Terminal Board is an accessory for the USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger.

The screw terminals allow wires to be attached to the data logger without soldering and enable the USB TC-08 to measure voltages from 0 to +5 V, or 4-20 mA loop current.


Thermocouples for use with the Pico USB TC-08 Data logger.

For more information and more thermocouples check out our Thermocouple page, click here.

PicoLog Software

Some of the features of PicoLog are listed here. To see for yourself just how good it is,

  • Collect up to 1 million samples.
  • Easy and intuitive to use.
  • Free upgrades and technical support.
  • Supports 32– and 64–bit editions of  Windows XP         (SP2 and above), Vista and Windows 7.
  • International language versions.
  • Easy to set up and use with online help.
  • Real–time data collection, analysis and display.
  • Programmable alarm limits can be set for                        each channel.
  • Data can be exported to spreadsheets and                       databases.
  • Save multiple setups for different tests and                      experiments.
  • Can be used with desktop or laptop PCs.
  • Supports multiple loggers on the same PC.
  • Uses your PC monitor to give large colour display,         ideal for education and training.
  • Waveforms can be saved, printed, faxed or                      emailed from your PC.

64–bit support is only available for USB products.

Multiple views

PicoLog displays data in a number of views, which can be activated as and when required. These views can be activated both during and after data collection.

Recorder View

Enables you to start/stop recording and specify recording files. It shows the current readings and alarm conditions for each channel. All settings such as scaling, channels and sampling are controlled from the recorder view.

XY graph view

Displays one parameter against another. Useful for plotting voltage against current, for example.

Spreadsheet View

Displays text data in a format that can be easily ‘copied and pasted’ into other applications. Data can also be saved to disk in standard ASCII text format.

Graph View

Graphs can be displayed both during and after data collection. Each channel can be displayed in its own graph or multiple channels can be displayed in the same graph. Axes can be set up manually, automatically or in chart recorder mode. Multipliers allow you to magnify areas of interest. Graphs can be ‘copied’ into the clipboard and then ‘pasted’ into reports.

Notes View

Notes view allows you to attach notes to data.

Player View

Displays previously recorded data. It enables you to scroll quickly through stored files to compare results on successive runs. The player can be used to examine old data whilst new data is still being recorded.

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Pico Technology USB TC-08 Data Logger Specification

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 Pico Technology TC-08 Technical Specifications

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