Test and Measurement News

January 2005

New Product pH Meter / Data Logger

New this month is a low cost kit for measuring and recording pH on a desktop or laptop PC. The kit contains the DrDAQ data logger, pH electrode, temperature sensor, software and instructions.

Most low cost pH data loggers are not suitable for accurate measurement as they do not take account of the fact that pH measurements are temperature dependent. The Pico pH Measuring Kit includes automatic temperature compensation (ATC) to improve measurement accuracy.

The pH data logger is used with PicoLog data acquisition software which allows the collected pH measurements to be viewed both during and after data collection in both spreadsheet and graphical formats. The data can then be printed, emailed or easily exported to other applications such as Excel. Other features, such as the ability to set an alarm if a pH value goes beyond a set value, enable the kit to offer greater flexibility and performance than a standard pH meter.

Existing customers who already own a DrDAQ data logger, pH electrode and temperature sensor can download a free upgrade to PicoLog software to take advantage of the automatic temperature compensation.

Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics Kit Reviewed

CV Workshop magazine have reviewed the Commercial Vehicle version of the Automotive Diagnostic Kit. They have kindly given us permission to reproduce the review on our website.

Read the review

Automotive Tutorial — Ignition Trigger Circuits

Last month’s automotive tutorial looked at primary ignition circuits, this month we look at the different types of pickups (inductive and hall effect) used to trigger the primary ignition.

Read the latest automotive tutorial.

Aquarium Monitoring Using DrDAQ

We have been asked to highlight a new product from US company SeaApple which makes use of the DrDAQ data logger as the basis of a low cost aquarium monitoring and control package.

Visit the SeaApple website for further information.


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