The MS3500E takes probe readings on a user-programmable logging interval. Readings are time and date stamped as they are taken, then stored to memory. Between readings, the instrument remains in a “sleep” mode to conserve main battery power. The instrument’s memory is capable of storing more than 100,000 readings, and is stored in non-volatile Flash memory.
Stored data can be uploaded to any PC as a comma-delimited ASCII text file. Because the data is in ASCII text format, it can be imported into any standard data analysis program such as Microsoft Excel. Data can also be reviewed on the instrument’s LCD display for quick reference.
Stored data can be downloaded directly to a certified USB storage device or via Bluetooth (option on Model MS3520E). This eliminates the need to remove the MS3500E from its site, or to bring a laptop PC to the site. This can be particularly useful when collecting data from multiple MS3500E Data
Loggers. And since the MS3500E is intrinsically safe, data can be downloaded from the MS3500E even in hazardous locations.
The MS3500E also offers an optional 4-20mA current loop output. This feature allows data from the instrument to be fed directly to any industrial process computer that accepts analog inputs.
The instrument is housed in a stainless steel NEMA 4X / IP 66 enclosure, and all external connections are weather-proof. This makes the MS3500E suitable for use in almost any indoor or outdoor environment.