The names of the thermocouple channels can be changed to custom values for our “Quad” and “Oct” thermocouple loggers. If the logger contains recorded data, Download the logger before changing the thermocouple names or other properties.
Right-click the logger in Connected Devices and select Properties.
Select the Channels tab in Properties.
For each Thermocouple channel, select “Use custom name” and enter the desired thermocouple channel name in the grey bar above for that channel.
Click the Apply button to apply the changes to the device. This will reset the device and clear any data recorded to the device, so the device should be downloaded prior to making this changes.
Channel names can also be changed for any model, in any report, by modifying the name in the Channels panel. These changes are not saved to the device however, so are specific to that report only. Click the channel name once to highlight the channel, and a second time to highlight the text in the channel name, then modify the text as desired.
In MadgeTech 4, there are a few different ways to change Unit Preferences. One method is to change units on a single report. With a graph report open, hover the mouse cursor over the vertical axis displaying the unit (example: Degrees Celsius) and right-click. A menu will appear with available unit options. Choose the unit and the displayed unit will now show on the graph.
Another method to change the units on a single report is to utilize the Unit dropdown on the Report toolbar. This method will work with all report types. With a report open, choose the Channel. After highlighting the Channel, select the Unit dropdown in the Channels & Readings section of the Report toolbar. This method is particularly useful for applying different units to individual channels on a Quad or OctProcess, or a Quad or OctVolt.
A more permanent method is to change the Unit Preference for all reports. This selection makes the unit the default unit for data shown in Reports. Open the File menu and select Options, then choose Units. Select the Unit Type and the Preferred Unit. Click OK on the Options screen to save any changes. All units will now be displayed in the chosen preference.
The following applies to the IFC203, IFC300, IFC400, RFC1000, and original “converter box” style of IFC200. It does not apply to current the “flash drive” style of IFC200.
The standard method of installing the USB drivers is to run the “PreInstaller.exe” USB driver installation utility before plugging in the IFC. Locate the PreInstaller on the MadgeTech installation flash drive, or download the USB driver zip from the software download page. If the PreInstaller will not run, or crashes without installing, install the USB drivers manually.
Plug in the IFC, and locate it in Device Manager. To open Device Manager, go to the Start Menu, right click on Computer (or This PC in Windows 10), and select Manage. In the left column of the Computer Management window, select Device Manager.
After selecting Device Manager in the left column, a list of devices will appear in the right column. If the USB drivers for the data logger interface have not been installed properly, it will typically appear as an item in Other Devices with an exclamation point or a question mark. This is usually called Unknown Device, USB Docking Station, or something similar. Right click on this item and click properties. In the following window, click the driver tab and select Update Driver. The next steps will vary based on the version of windows.
Windows 7 and 10: Click Browse my computer for driver software. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Click the Have Disk button (if this is not an option, click All Devices, and then next. This should advance to the screen with the Have Disk option). Click the Browse button to open a Locate File window. Browse to the MadgeTech installation media (software flash drive or software CD) and open the USB folder. Alternatively, if installing drivers downloaded from the software download page, navigate to the folder extracted from the USB Drivers zip file. Select the mtiUSBXp.inf file and click Open and then click OK. Select data logger Interface under Model, and then Next. The data logger Interface driver to your IFC. Click Finish.
Windows XP: The Hardware Update Wizard will prompt to connect to Windows Update to search for the software. Select No, not this time and click Next. Select Install from a list or specific location [Advanced] and click Next. Select Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install and Next. On the next screen pick Have Disk (if this is not an option, click All Devices, and then next. This should advance to the screen with the Have Disk option) button to open a Locate File window. Browse to the MadgeTech installation media (software flash drive or software CD) and open the USB folder. Alternatively, if installing drivers downloaded from the software download page, navigate to the folder extracted from the USB Drivers zip file. Select the mtiUSBXp.inffile and click Open and then click OK. Select data logger Interface under Model, and then Next. The data logger Interface driver to your IFC. Click Finish.
At this point the driver should be correctly installed. A software or computer restart may also be required before the data logger will be recognized.