Climate Logger Software Instructions
SOFTWARE OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Welcome to the Climate Logger software operation and instructions page. Please remember that the Climate Logger software first needs to be downloaded and installed on your local hard drive. The software can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.
Please follow the simple software operation instructions that are listed below for your convenience to get your device up and logging. IF you have any further questions please contact us.
STEP 1: Upon launching the installed application you will be directed to the software Dashboard.
STEP 2: When the Climate Logger is connected you will get your first initial readings. These will show current readings from all available sensors on the climate logger and are updated every second. Your climate logger may have different sensors than those shown below.
STEP 3: The Setup tab allows you to configure your logs.
STEP 4: The Logs tab is where your log history can be reviewed, exported, and or deleted.
STEP 5: You can change the device name by clicking on the name in the header section. DataLogger0 is the default title.
STEP 6: You can personalize the name of the device to be meaningful to you and or its purpose. The name is restricted to upper and lower case letters and numbers, with no spaces, and no more than 16 total characters.
STEP 7: You can select and or deselect the data series to show on the chart. Select the setup tab to begin creating a new log.
STEP 8: The start date & time menu will allow you to configure when the climate logger will start the log. If ‘Start now’ is checked the logger will start capturing log data immediately. If ‘Start now’ is un-checked you can select any future date / time to start the log. A value can either be typed in or selected from the pop-up calendar.
STEP 9: The End date / time option is to configure when the climate logger will stop capturing log data. If ‘Get maximum’ is checked the climate logger will capture as much data as its memory can hold. Changing the interval will affect how long the climate logger can capture data logs. You can not select a date that is beyond the memory capacity of the unit.
STEP 10: You can select the seconds, minutes, or hours option. Enter the interval between measurements. If you want to sample in a fractional increment you can select the total value from the prior increment.
STEP 11: In the summary box. The log run time amount is time the unit will be collecting data.
STEP 12: The Expected battery life and the Anticipated battery life is directly dependent on the interval time. A shorter interval will reduce the expected battery life. You will be given a warning that a recharge may be required if the expected battery life does not meet requested log duration.
STEP 13: Start a new log: Once you have the interval, start and end time selected click on the button “Click here to start a new log’ to send the parameters to the Climate Logger.
STEP 14: You will be shown a confirmation message and warning that any data that is currently on the device will be erased by the new log.
STEP 15: If you set the log to begin immediately the Data Logger will show that it is currently logging via the red icon in the upper right hand corner.
STEP 16: If you set the log to begin at a future date and time the Data Logger will show that a log is scheduled via am orange icon in the upper right hand corner. You can now disconnect the Climate Logger from your computer and place it in the location where you want to capture environmental data.
STEP 17: Downloading the logs from the data logger is simple. When the log time has completed reconnect the Climate Logger to your computer. You will see that there are new logs available. The icon in the top right hand corner will turn yellow. Clicking the Download Logs button will start the download process.
STEP 18: You will be given the opportunity to enter a meaningful name for the log event with all characters, numbers, spaces allowed at 24 characters maximum.
STEP 19: Once you click the OK button the download will start. It may take a full minute or more to complete, depending on the number of logs that are stored in the unit.
STEP 20: When the download is complete you will be taken to the Logs page, where your newly downloaded record will be highlighted, with a summary graph showing the data that’s been collected. At this point the Climate Logger is ready for a new log. The most recent log downloaded is highlighted only the first time the page is shown, to make it easier to find.
STEP 21: All of the logs are stored in a local database and can be reviewed from the Logs page. You DO NOT need to have a Climate Logger connected to review the existing logs. De-selecting a data category from the chart does not delete the data from the record as it only removes it from the chart. It can be reselected at any time. Click on the ‘Graph’ icon for any record to see the chart representation of the data in that log record. To see the actual data in a record click on the ‘Export’ icon to export that record to a CSV (comma-separated values) file. This will allow you to view the data in any program that stores data in tables in MS Excel and or Access, OpenOffice, or Google sheets.
STEP 22: Once clicked you will get a confirmation message.
STEP 23: The Data Logger will retrieve records from it's database.
STEP 24: Simply select a name and location for the CSV file.
STEP 25: The Data Logger will attempt to open the program your computer has configured to open your CSV files. For most PC’s this will be Microsoft Excel, but your computer may have a different program that is associated with the CSV file extension.
STEP 26: Click on the Delete icon to permanently delete the record from the database
STEP 27: Selecting ‘Yes’ will immediately and permanently remove the record from the database. It does not go into the computer system Trash, and can not be recovered. Please be sure you really want to delete the record before confirming.
STEP 28: Depending on how many records you have in the database this could take several minutes and require a substantial amount of computer resources to complete
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