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    Temp Monitoring in server rooms / Cab rooms

    I've had a quick dig around at some cheap and cheerful solutions for an external thermometer for rooms which will then dump data to a PC via USB. I have had the following suggested to me but does anyone have anything similar they use?

    ThermaData PC Software | TomsGadgets
    ThermaData Logger | TomsGadgets

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    if you have a APC UPS with an expansion module spare you can get a UPS Environmental Monitoring SmartSlot Card

    Edit: having looked at your links the expansion card is slightly more expensive, but say if your air con went and the room gets to hot the card will send out the signal to shut down the machines, just like when the power goes
    Last edited by glennda; 30th September 2009 at 02:36 PM.

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    One on of the linux boxes I have a script that watches the internal case/HD temperature and alerts me if it goes too high. Not too expensive either

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    This needs to be a stand alone unit which is not connected to any devices such as UPSen or a computer ... it is purely for monitoring over a period of time to allow for some auditing of requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    external thermometer for rooms which will then dump data to a PC via USB.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    This needs to be a stand alone unit which is not connected to any devices such as UPSen or a computer
    Make yer mind up Tony

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    Ok ... the stand alone device records the temperature ... logged at specified intervals ... and then can be attached to a computer (via USB) when required to download the data ... but will not remain permanently connected to a computer or other device such as UPS.

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    wouldnt a logit box do this and there is a fair chance there is one kicking round the school somewhere you could borrow?

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    That makes sense now GD

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    Not sure if this can do it..

    ThermaData Logger | TomsGadgets

    The ThermaData™ logger is a cost effective, self-contained temperature data-logger or blind recording thermometer designed to record the temperature of the surrounding environment. The recording time and sample rate can be easily selected from the software and, unlike most low cost loggers, the ThermaData logger will continue recording during and after downloading the data. By selecting continuous logging it is possible to start the ThermaData logger only once and never have to reset its parameters again, even if downloaded regularly.


    Plenty of USB thermometers about, and analogue to digital logging boxes for PCs . I think you want something that can be independent of a pc (have memory for historic logging) and then downloaded as needed. Not sure if the above can do this its sort of sounds like in the description!

    More here Data Loggers | Thermometers | TomsGadgets

    Couldnt find one at Maplin, not independent one anyway.

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    Thermicron iButton and relevant cable/software to connect to pc?

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    I'm in the process of purchasing this

    https://www.theclimate.co.uk/

    live demo; TheClimate CM-2 - Sensors



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    quick google found this

    EL-USB-2 Data Logger | TomsGadgets

    usb temp logger - Google Search

    usb memory stick type device that can log up to 16000 give or take a bit and can log every so often - configuration / setup is done through pc and downloading of data is done through usb port on a computer other then that it can be disconnected from the pc.
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    see also:

    DT-171 Temprature Humidity Datalogger

    16000 readings at an interval you specify. Every 10mins would yield over 100 days of logs.

    £50

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahmeepee View Post
    see also:

    DT-171 Temprature Humidity Datalogger

    16000 readings at an interval you specify. Every 10mins would yield over 100 days of logs.

    £50
    Yours is 16000 of each ( just like the one I posted ) more or less

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    I'm in the process of purchasing this

    https://www.theclimate.co.uk/
    We have one of these - all data is retrievable via its web interface and can be exported to .csv etc.

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