Test and Measurement News

March 2003

New Product — DrDAQ Oxygen Sensor

The DrDAQ oxygen sensor measures the concentration of oxygen gas in air. Unlike many previously available oxygen sensors, the DD103 oxygen sensor can measure the full 0 to 100% range. This makes it ideal for many chemistry, biology and physics experiments.

As with all sensors for the DrDAQ data logger, the oxygen sensor is simple to set up and use, it requires no power supply and will be automatically recognised, so that results are displayed in the correct units.

Visit the DrDAQ data logger website for more information on the oxygen sensor.

Application Story — Hillview Animal Sanctuary

Hillview Animal Sanctuary in County Cork, Ireland is a rescue centre for cats and kittens. The sanctuary can have in the region of 100 cats in residence at any one time.

Young kittens and cats in poor condition have specialised requirements for the temperature of their enclosures.

New Science Experiments

Our library of science experiments for data loggers and oscilloscopes continues to grow. New this month is an experiment showing the use of the DrDAQ Oxygen sensor . This experiment looks at the drop in oxygen levels when a candle is lit in a sealed enclosure.

See this and over sixty other interesting and educational experiments at the Pico Technology library of science experiments

Technical tip — Choosing and Using Thermocouples

Many requests received by our support department relate to the selection and use of thermocouples.Typical questions are which type of thermocouple is best for a given application and how will long thermocouple leads affect accuracy?

Answers to these questions (and many more) can be found on our forum


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

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Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit https://jobs.picotech.com/ to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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