Support Articles — Default units

Changing the unit type in trigger settings.

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The unit type used in trigger settings is based on the configured ‘Preferred Units’, or default, for that unit type. For example for the unit type Thermocouple Voltage, the preferred units are by default Millivolts (mV), where it may be more convenient to use degrees Celsius. 

It is very easy to change the default unit types for each parameter. First, go to the File menu in the MadgeTech data logger software and select Options. Then click the Units tab and for each unit type you want to change, select it in the Preferred Units dropdown box.

Changing the default (preferred) unit used for data in reports.

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The unit type used by default in new reports is based on the configured ‘Preferred Units’, or default, for that unit type. For example for the unit type temperature, the preferred unit is Celsius (°C) be default, where some users may prefer Fahrenheit (°F). 

To change the default unit types for each parameter, go to the File menu in the MadgeTech data logger software and select Options. Click the Units tab and for each unit type you want to change, select it in the Preferred Units dropdown box.

Units may also be changed on a report by report basis, by highlighting the data channel in the Channels panel, then changing the unit using the Unit dropdown box in the Channels & Readings section of the Report toolbar. Alternatively, right click on the unit label in the vertical axis of a graph report and select the desired unit from the contextual list.

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