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Common Misconceptions About Data Loggers

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Data loggers are widely used in various industries to collect and store data over a certain period of time. However, there are several misconceptions about data loggers that are often accepted as true. In this post, we will explore some of the common misconceptions about data loggers.

Data loggers are expensive
One of the most prevalent misconceptions about data loggers is their cost, as many people believe that they are expensive. However, while this may have been true when they were initially introduced, there are now many affordable data loggers available. The cost of data loggers can vary based on their type, size, accuracy, and other specifications, but a simple data logger can vary in price, with some devices costing less than $50.

Data loggers are complex to use
Data loggers are powerful tools, and while they may seem complex to use, they are typically easy to operate. Most data loggers are user-friendly, and some even have intuitive software that makes it easy to be up and running in minutes. The complexity level of data loggers can vary depending on their features, but they are generally designed to be used by anyone, even those with little technical knowledge.

Data loggers require a lot of maintenance
Data loggers are generally low-maintenance devices. Most are designed to operate for extended periods without requiring any maintenance. Of course, as with any electronic device, regular checks should be carried out to ensure the data logger is working correctly. This can include checking the battery level, replacing the battery, and performing calibrations, which are typically suggested to be performed annually.

Data loggers are only used to measure temperature
While data loggers are commonly used to measure temperature, they can also be utilized to measure an array of other variables such as humidity, pressure, shock, and more. Certain data loggers are engineered to measure one specific parameter, while others have the ability to measure multiple variables at once. Data loggers like MadgeTech’s Titan S8 features eight inputs that can be used to measure temperature, voltage, current, pulse, or frequency, depending on the user’s custom configuration.

Data loggers are only used in industrial settings
Data loggers are not just limited to industrial settings. They are widely used in various fields such as agriculture, research, healthcare, and food processing. Data loggers are used to monitor environmental conditions, measure energy usage, validate autoclave cycles, and monitor cooking cycles, among other applications.

Data loggers are versatile and reliable tools used for monitoring and collecting data over time. They are available in various types, sizes, and functionalities. While there are some common misconceptions about data loggers, they are generally easy to use, affordable, and require low maintenance.

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Founded in 1996, MadgeTech takes pride in maintaining our production process entirely out of our headquarters in Warner, New Hampshire. Proudly known as an industry expert, MadgeTech data logging solutions are sold in more than 100 countries around the world to the world’s most regulated industries, providing the validation needed for compliance and quality control.