MSR165: Data Logger for Shocks and Vibration

The MSR165 shock and vibration data logger is a robust mini data logger, capable of taking 1600 measurements per second for up to five years. It is ideal for measuring vibrations and monitoring shocks in the fields of transportation monitoring, fault diagnoses and load tests.

Over one billion measurement values

The MSR165 can monitor shocks up to ±15 g or up to ±200 g; 32 measured values are recorded even before the shock event takes place. The memory is capable of storing over two million measured values, which is sufficient for recording more than 10’000 shocks; the memory capacity of the logger can be extended to more than 1 billion measured values by using a microSD card. All the data can be quickly transferred to a computer via the USB port or microSD card.

MSR ShockViewer for analysing shocks and vibrations

The scope of delivery of the MSR165 includes the MSR PC Software for configuring and analysing the data. For an extensive analysis and graphical representation of the data recorded in shock mode and to automatically create reports, with the MSR165 Firmware Version 2.00 and later versions, the MSR ShockViewer analysis software, which is specifically tailored to the requirements of transportation monitoring, is at your disposal.

Ideal for long-term measurements

The MSR165 has extremely low power requirements. With the lithium-polymer battery (900 mAh) you can monitor shocks for up to six months, with replaceable Li-SOCl2 batteries even for up to five years. The MSR power pack, which can be ordered separately, is another option to increase the recording period: The autonomous charging station recharges the internal battery of the data logger during operation, allowing you to record data for up to six times longer.

The basic specification of the MSR165 data logger includes a high resolution 3-axis acceleration sensor with a working range of either ±15 g or ±200 g. In addition to the acceleration, you can also record temperature, humidity, air pressure, light and four analogue input signals.

Configure your own custom MSR165 variant here!

With a few clicks you are able to select your desired MSR165.

1. Select the housing and the corresponding power supply.

Type and power supply
Technical data Item no.
Lithium polymer battery (900 mAh), rechargeable via
USB connection.
Data logger MSR165 with rechargeable 900 mAh lithium polymer battery.
Size & weight:
39 x 23 x 72 mm, ca. 69 g
Data logger housing:   Anodised aluminium case, PC, encapsulated,
IP67 waterproof.
Colour: Blue, anthracite
Medium: Air, various liquids
Key: Set bookmark or start and stop recording.
Integrated sensor: 3-axis digital accelerometer (13 bit resolution),
±15 g or ±200 g
Memory capacity: Over 2 000 000 measured values, expandable to over 1 bn measured values with optional microSD card.
Interface: USB
PC software: Setup, Reader, Viewer and Online software (Windows 7/8/10), MSR ShockViewer.
Operating conditions:   Temperature -20...+65 °C
Storage conditions:
  • Temperature +5...+45 °C (ideal storage condition for the battery)
  • 10...95 % relative humidity, non-condensing
Standards: The MSR165 complies with EU-Directives RoHS / WEEE.


Replaceable Li-SOCl2 batteries
(3.6 V, 2 x 7700 mAh)
in a splashproof
cast aluminium case.
Data logger MSR165 with two replaceable 7700 mAh Li-SOCl2 batteries in a splashproof cast aluminium case.
Size & weight:
122 x 92 x 70 mm, approx. 530 g



2. Select the sensors.

If your require a 200 g 3-axis acceleration sensor instead of the 15 g sensor and if you require further sensors, please select the desired sensors here.

Measured parameter /
Measuring/storage rate
Working range /
External sensor (according to cable length)
0.20 m 1.00 m 1.60 m

1/s to every 12 h
external: -55...+125 °C
internal: -20...+65 °C

±0.5 °C (-10...+65 °C)
±2 °C (-55...+125 °C)
Art.-Nr. T2
Art.-Nr. FT2/020
Art.-Nr. FT2/100
Art.-Nr. FT2/160
Relative humidity
with integrated temperature

1/s to every 12 h
0...100 % rel. humidity
external: -20...+85 °C
internal: -20...+65 °C

±2 % rel. humidity
(10...85 %, 0...+40 °C)
±4 % rel. humidity
(85...95 %, 0...+40 °C)
Art.-Nr. H3
Art.-Nr. FH2/020
Art.-Nr. FH2/100
Art.-Nr. FH2/160
Air pressure absolute,
with integrated temperature

1/s to every 12 h
0...2000 mbar absolute
external: -20…+85 °C
internal: -20...+65 °C

±2.5 mbar
(750...1100 mbar absolute,
+25 °C)
Art.-Nr. P5
Art.-Nr. FP10/020
Art.-Nr. FP10/100
Art.-Nr. FP10/160
0...14 bar absolute
-20...+65 °C

±50 mbar
(1...10 bar abs., +25 °C)
Art.-Nr. P7
Art.-Nr. FP7/020
Art.-Nr. FP7/100
Art.-Nr. FP7/160

1600/s to every 12 h
(±15 %)
±15 g
-20...+65 °C

±0.15 g (0...5 g, +25 °C)
±0.3 g (5...15 g, +25 °C)
Art.-Nr. A
Art.-Nr. FA/020
Art.-Nr. FA/100
Art.-Nr. FA/160
±200 g
-20...+65 °C

±2 g (0...15 g, +25 °C)
±5 g (15...100 g, +25 °C)
±10 g (100...200 g, +25 °C)
Art.-Nr. A3
Art.-Nr. FA3/020
Art.-Nr. FA3/100
Art.-Nr. FA3/160

1/s to every 12 h
0...65 000 lx
max. sensitivity
at 500 nm
Art.-Nr. L2
Art.-Nr. FL2/020
Art.-Nr. FL2/100
Art.-Nr. FL2/160

3. Do you require an additional 4 analogue inputs for connecting third-party sensors?

Should you wish to connect additional external third-party sensors to your MSR165 datalogger then please select the required input configuration.

Analogue inputs Inputs Input configuration Item no.
Screw terminal for 4 analogue inputs.

Including alarm output and input for starting
and stopping data recording.

Measurement/storage rate: 1/s (or 1000/s
if the acceleration measurement rate is less
than 1/s) up to every 12 h. Max. 2 external
sensors possible, light sensor not available.
4 analogue inputs
(resolution: 12 bit)
0...3.0 V - Standard E3333
4 analogue inputs
(resolution: 12 bit)
Select the number of inputs for the
respective input configuration:

(1)   0...20 mA
(2)   4...20 mA
(3)   0...3.0 V
(4)   0.5...4.5 V / 0...5.0 V
(5)   0...10.0 V / 1.0...6.0 V
(6)   0...12.0 V
(7)   0...24.0 V
(8)   0...36.0 V
(9)   0...48.0 V

4. Would you like to expand the memory capacity with a microSD card?

Please order the expansion slot for plugging-in a standard microSD card here. Item no.
Expansion slot for microSD card (includes one formatted and ready for use ≥4GB microSD card).
Please note that this expansion slot with plugged-in microSD-card only meets the protection category IP60.

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