The TC-08 thermocouple data logger offers industry-leading performance and a cost-effective solution to your temperature measuring needs.
8 channel thermocouple data logger
Measures from -270 to 1820 °C
Automatic cold junction compensation
High resolution and accuracy
Fast sampling rate
Multiple units can be run on a single PC
Wide temperature range
The TC-08 thermocouple data logger is designed to measure a wide range of temperatures using any thermocouple that has a miniature size thermocouple connector. Additionally, the TC-08 can also measure other sensors using a 70 mV range.
Featuring built-in cold junction compensation (CJC), the TC-08 has an effective temperature range of -270 to 1820 °C (The actual temperature range depends on the thermocouple being used.)
Fast and accurate temperature data acquisition
With the TC-08 thermocouple data logger your temperature measurements can be made both fast and accurately.
The short conversion time of the TC-08 means up to 10 temperature measurements can be taken every second (cold junction compensation counts as an additional measurement), while the high (20-bit) resolution ensures that the TC-08 can detect minute changes in temperature. For popular Type K thermocouples the TC-08 can maintain a better than 0.025°C resolution over a –250 to 1370 °C range.
Also measure voltage and 4–20 mA current loops!
As well as measuring temperature with thermocouples, the terminal board allows other sensors with voltage or current outputs to be connected.
The optional Single-Channel Terminal Board (see Accessories) plugs into a channel on the TC-08 and turns it into a 20-bit high resolution data logger. Screw terminals allow wires to be attached to the data logger without soldering. The four input ranges (±50mV, ±500 mV, ±5 V and 4–20 mA) allows a wide range of other sensors and signals to be measured.
All you need in one easy-to-use unit
Temperature data acquisition with the TC-08 is very easy — simply plug the TC-08 into a USB port on your computer (no external power required), connect your thermocouples, and you are ready to measure temperatures.
The easy-to-use PicoLog data acquisition software is supplied with the TC-08 — allowing you to start measuring and recording temperatures with the minimum effort. The intuitive user interface of PicoLog makes it easy for you to set how frequently you want to take a measurement, and the number of measurements you want to take.
If you need more than 8 channels just plug two TC-08s into your PC to make a "TC-16". Using a USB hub up to 20 TC-08s can be used on one PC for a total of 160 channels. You can even mix and match different data loggers from the Pico range to build a flexible, expandable data acquisition system.
PicoLog 6 is a complete data acquisition software package for the Pico Technology ADC-20 and 24 precision voltage input data loggers. It provides a visual, easy-to-use interface for users to quickly set up simple or complex acquisitions, record, view and analyze data.
Real-time data collection and display
Visual logger and channel setup for easy configuration and viewing
Available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64-bit), macOS and Linux
Virtually unlimited logging capacity to PC
Robust database format minimizes data loss and corruption
Simple and complex programmable alarms
Up to 4 independent graph axes
Channels can be scaled using lookup table or equation
Data can be exported as CSV, clipboard image and PDF
Supports multiple different PicoLog data loggers on the same PC
Thermocouple type K, air, 4.5 mm tip
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, glass fibre insulated, 1 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, glass fibre insulated, 2 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, glass fibre insulated, 5 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, PTFE insulated, 1 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, PTFE insulated, 10 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, PTFE insulated, 2 metre
Thermocouple type K, exposed tip, PTFE insulated, 3 metre
Thermocouple type K, insertion, 3.3 mm tip
Thermocouple type K, ribbon surface, 8 mm tip
USB 2.0 cable, 1.8 m
Calibration certificate for thermocouple loggers
USB 2.0 cable, 4.5 m
USB TC-08 Thermocouple Data Logger general specifications
Number of channels
100 ms (thermocouple and cold junction compensation) (CJC can be disabled if all channels used as voltage inputs)
Sum of ±0.2 % of reading and ±0.5 °C
Sum of ±0.2 % of reading and ±10 µV
Maximum common mode voltage
Input range (voltage)
Noise free resolution
Thermocouple types supported
B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T
USB — cable supplied
from USB port
201 x 104 x 34 mm
PicoLog data acquisition software
Driver and examples (C, Delphi and Visual Basic, Labview, Agilent VEE6.1 and Excel)
Software is supplied on CD and is compatible with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Maximum number of channels
(using up to 20 TC-08s)
Processor: 1 GHz. Memory: 512 MB. Free disk space: 32–bit: 600 MB, 64–bit: 1.5 GB. Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10.
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac). Ports: USB 1.1 port.
Processor: 1 GHz. Memory: 512 MB. Free disk space: 32–bit: 850 MB, 64–bit: 2 GB. Operating system: 32– or 64–bit edition of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10.
Beta software: Linux Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora derived distributions, OS X (Mac). Ports: USB 1.1 or higher.
0 to 50 °C
Operating temperature for stated accuracy
20 to 30 °C
5 to 80 %RH non-condensing
5 to 95 %RH non-condensing
201 x 104 x 34 mm (7.91 x 4.09 x 1.34 in)
PicoLog for Windows
PicoLog data acquisition software can collect up to 1 million samples. Features include: Multiple views — view data as a graph, spreadsheet or text Parameter scaling — convert raw data into standard engineering units Math functions — use mathematical equations to calculate additional parameters Alarm limits — program an alert if a parameter goes out of a specified range IP networking — transfer measurements via a LAN or over the Internet Operating systems supported — Microsoft Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 10. Not Windows RT.
Full support for: English, Français, Deutsch
Menus and dialogs only for: Italiano, Español, Svenska