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USB-5100 Series Software

Software for USB-5100 Series Data Loggers

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USB-5100 Series Software

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Key Highlights

Configure, launch and perform data read out of data loggers

Displays logger status and current readings

Plots, filters, and exports logger data

Create and save custom graphs to a project file

Calculate minimum, maximum, average, and standard deviation statistics

Supported Operating Systems:  Windows® 10/8/7, 32-bit or 64-bit (required Java™ Runtime Environment available for installation with software), and Mac® (32-bit or 64-bit)

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USB-5100 Series Software Software for USB-5100 Series data loggers on Windows® and Mac® platforms

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what kind of conditions can be selected for burst logging?

I want to increase my logging interval to from every 1hr to 1s as soon as either one of two analog inputs raises above a certain level (0.2V) and then revert back to 1hr when the voltage goes below the same level. Is that possible?

32 months ago


Yes, the “Burst Logging” mode of the USB-5100 Series can operate as you have outlined.

32 months ago


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Logging Interval
The USB-5100 Series software provides both preset and custom logging intervals that range from 1 second to over 18 hours (18 hours, 12 minutes, and 15 seconds maximum) depending on your data collection needs. The logger stores the data and users can upload it to a computer through USB when collection is complete.

Logging Modes and Filters
The following logging modes can be configured using the USB-5100 Series software:
Normal: Configures the logger to collect data at the selected logging interval.

Burst Logging: Configures the logger to use a different logging interval when specific conditions are met. Burst logging is not available for the internal temperature channel.

Statistics: Configures the logger to calculate maximum, minimum, average, and standard deviation during logging for all enabled sensors except battery voltage. Statistics logging is not available for the internal temperature channel

Statistics are calculated for each logging session, and can be displayed on the LCD screen.

You can also create custom statistics, called a filtered series, by selecting a configured channel, selecting a filter (maximum, minimum, or average), and selecting how often to calculate the filter for the channel. A filtered series is calculated when you read out and plot the logger data, and are not displayed on the LCD screen.

Start Logging Modes
The following start logging modes can be configured using the USB-5100 Series software:
Now: Logging begins by clicking Start in the Launch Logger software window.

At Interval: Logging begins at an exact interval (for example 9:00:00 rather than 8:47:00 when you choose a one-hour logging interval). The exact start time depends on the selected logging interval you choose.

On Date/Time: Logging begin at a selected date and time, up to approximately six months from the present. The LCD screen counts down to the start date/time and then logging begins.

Push Button: Logging starts when the Start/Stop button on the logger pressed for three seconds. The LCD screen on the logger displays START until the button is pressed.

Stop Logging Modes
The following stop logging modes can be configured using the USB-5100 Series software:
When memory fills: The logger stops recording data once the memory is full.

Never (wrapping): The logger records data continuously until either the logger battery runs out or the Start/Stop button on the logger pressed for three seconds. When the logger memory is full, the newest data overwrites the oldest data.

Push button: The logger stops recording data when the Start/Stop button on the logger is pressed for three seconds. The LCD screen on the logger displays STOP when this option has been selected.

Resume logging on next button push: Resume a stopped logger by pressing the Start/Stop button for three seconds (only available when Push button is selected as a Stop Logging option.

Specific stop date: Select the date that the logger stops recording data. Choose either a preset time or set your own custom date and time.

USB-5100 Series loggers provide high alarm and low alarm options that can be set through software. Alarm conditions and readings are indicated on the LCD screen.

Alarms can be set based on the number of readings outside the alarm range – for example, trip an alarm one five readings are above/below the configured alarm value. Alarms conditions can be cumulative – five readings out-of-sequence trip an alarm – or consecutive – five readings in a row trip an alarm.

Alarms are not supported when Burst Logging is selected.

Reading Out and Plotting Data
After configuring a logger and logging data, users can stop the logger, save the data to file, and plot the data.

The USB-5100 Series software interface provides the following visual components when plotting logged data:
Points Table – Chronologically lists data points (values) and logged events displayed in the plot. The Points Table is linked to the graph – only the data for the series and events on the plot are listed in the Points Table.

Details Pane – Shows information for each series and event displayed in the plot including, such as device information (model and serial numbers), deployment information, (launch description, start time, logging interval), and series statistics (total number of sensor samples and events, time of the first and last sample, and the maximum, minimum, average, and standard deviation for each plotted sensor series).

Plot – The plot displays the data series and events in a graph, and includes a time axis (x-axis), value axis (y-axis), and legend for each series.

Toolbar Actions Buttons – The toolbar includes actions buttons that enable users perform the following operations on the plot or on a specific series:

zoom in/out

show/hide gridlines, data point markers legend, title, and border

convert units

create a filtered series

add graph labels

several other graph/plot options

show graph at full scale

Exporting Data
The data plotted an displayed in the Points Table can be exported to a .csv, .txt, or Microsoft Excel (.xls) file. Information in the Details Pane can be exported to a .txt file.

Saving to a Project File
Logged data along with any customized display and analysis settings can be saved to a custom project file.

When a project file is re-opened, the plot displays as it did when you saved the file, and contains all of the same data.