USB Temperature Sensor / Probe with Linux Compatibility

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  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Anyone out here doing any work with USB attached temperature sensors / probes?

    Looking for gear recommendation for USB temperature sensor / module / etc.   Prefer something finished, in a case aside from maybe a probe arm.

    Linux compatibility is the key here. 

    Anyone using such a device or can recommend one? (not interested in raw Raspberry Pi io-style modules/projects).
     
  2. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    Double posted there!
     
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  3. pcan

    pcan New Member

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    I had very good results from Yocto-thermocouple http://www.yoctopuce.com/EN/products/usb-environmental-sensors/yocto-thermocouple. Very good software support for any OS, including Linux. This USB interface is supplied with two basic (and flimsy) thermocouples. In my application I used standard rugged industrial thermocouples to measure the burning chamber temperature of a owen. The temperature data is then stored on a mysql database to plot the temperature profile of each burning cycle. The owen must reach a specific temperature to break down hazardous chemicals, so reliability is the key of this application, because a missing record could be fined.
     
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  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Yocto makes AWESOME stuff.  

    Totally great recommendation!!!
     
  5. TurnkeyInternet

    TurnkeyInternet Active Member Verified Provider

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    We've used IT Watchguard devices, it's not USB but you mentioned external - and this is simply a stand alone network / tcp-ip device that sends you the alert.

    http://www.itwatchdogs.com/

    We have clients who use them in their own racks to monitor things in addition to what we already do with our central system.  It's a good 1-off monitor device for a single client.
     
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    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

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