Frequently Asked Questions Template

FAQs: Hobo Data Loggers

Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions about Hobo Data Loggers, including how it works, storage space, battery issues and more.

What is a data logger?

Data loggers are electronic devices that record measurements, such as temperature or relative humidity, at set intervals over a period of time.

Typically, data loggers are small and battery-powered. This makes them ideal for recording measurements in remote sites or any place where battery power is preferred.

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How does a data logger work?

A data logger must first be connected to a computer with the appropriate data logger software installed. The data logger software is used to set parameters such as logging interval and to launch the logger.

Once launched, the data logger can then be disconnected from the computer and placed in the desired location. The data logger then records measurements along with the date and time and stores them in its memory. The saved data must then be transferred back to a computer with data logger software in order to view it.

 

How do I get the recorded data from my Hobo data logger to my computer?

The U12 indoor data loggers can be connected directly to your computer using a USB interface cable that is included with Hoboware® Pro software. The Hobo U-Shuttle Data Transporter allows you to offload data from your U12 loggers and transport it back to your computer without having to bring the logger back to your computer.

The Pro V2 outdoor data loggers require a Hobo Waterproof Shuttle to launch the loggers and to offload data. The shuttle allows you to offload and transport the data without bringing the logger back to your computer. The shuttle can then be connected to the computer with the USB interface cable included with the Hoboware® Pro software. Both the U12 and the Pro V2 data loggers require Hoboware® software installed on your computer.

 

What type of port do I need on my computer for the Hobo data loggers?

The Hobo U12 and Pro V2 data loggers require an available USB port.

 

Can Hobo data loggers be submerged in water? Buried in soil?

The U12 and Pro V2 data loggers cannot be submerged in water or buried in soil. Certain models of these data loggers have external temperature sensors on cables. These temperature sensors can be submerged in water or buried in soil.


NOTE: The external temperature/relative humidity sensors cannot be submerged in water or buried in soil.

 

Can I use the indoor data loggers outdoors?

No. The indoor loggers were manufactured for indoor use in non-condensing environments. Condensation will form from morning dew, temperature swings, fog, mist, and high relative humidity (RH). The indoor data loggers are designed for indoor applications where the RH does not go above 95%.

If used outdoors unprotected, you will experience data loss and eventually damage the logger.

 

Can the Hobo data loggers be exposed to any type of chemicals?

This is dependent on the logger you are using and the chemical and/or concentration of the chemical that the logger is exposed to. Generally, these loggers are intended for exposure to air, soil, and water. Many chemicals will have an adverse effect on the loggers and/or the sensors that the loggers utilize. Contact our product support team with questions regarding specific chemical contact with the loggers.

 

Can I use my light logger as an inexpensive light meter?

No. These light intensity loggers are designed to give you a comparative idea of how much light there is in an area: sunlight versus shade, lights on versus off, etc. If you are planning on recording specific lighting information or absolute values, these loggers will not provide the accurate measurements you need.

 

Are the batteries replaceable?

Yes, the batteries in the U12 and Pro v2 data loggers that we carry are user-replaceable.

 

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Size Neck Chest Waist Sleeve

S

14-14.5

34-36

28-30

32.5-33

M

15-15.5

38-40

32-34

33.5-34

L

16-16.5

42-44

36-38

34.5-35

XL

17-17.5

46-48

40-42

35.5-36

2XL

18-18.5

50-52

44-46

36-37.5

3XL

19-19.5

54-56

48-50

37-37.5

4XL

20-20.5

58-60

52-54

38-38.5

5XL

21-21.5

62-64

56-58

39

6XL

22-22.5

66-68

60-62

40