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    I was in Jaycar today to get some AV cables for the new TV and happened to ask about thermocouples
    The non DMM type is on special for $31.46

    This model does not connect to the computer but one can manually add time and temp on an excel spread sheet (just record it on a piece of paper and transfer it to excel)

    I almost got one but I thought I would ask the CS forum first

    Here is a picture and the specs CAT. NO. QM1323


    Cat III Multimeter with Temperature

    • Data hold
    • Relative measurement
    • Case included

    A budget-priced meter with everything you need - capacitance, temperature and 10A on AC and DC, compact and light weight with rugged moulded case.

    Category:  Cat III 600V
    Display:  4000 count
    Basic accuracy:  1%
    DC voltage:  600V
    AC voltage:  600V
    DC current:  10A
    AC current:   10A
    Resistance:  40Mohms
    Temperature:  -50 - 760°C (-4 - 1400°F)
    Capacitance:  40µF
    Frequency:   5MHz
    Ave/RMS:  True RMS
    Dimensions:  137(H) x 65(W) x 35(D)mm

  • #2
    Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

    As long as you dont mind keeping track of the time and plotting it then it will work fine KK.

    The price is pretty good too.  What does the probe look like?  

    In the last week we have been testing a replacement meter for CSrs.  It will cost something like $80-$90 (the US$ sux at the moment) but has USB output to the PC.

    The programmer had got it to work with the CS monitoring software (woo hoo a win!) but the meter has some quirks that we are hoping to find solutions for.  The USB drive is "very rough" and it was a bugger to get working under Vista... the meter also powers-off after 35 or 40 minutes which is annoying.  Anyway, we are talking with the manufacturer to see if we can lessen the gotchas.  

    So... that was just an FYI.  I would guess it might be closer to Christmas before we have a replacement meter so if you are happy with a manual one then go for it.


    • #3
      Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

      It comes in its own case
      the probe is flexible wire with heat proof sheath cover
      can also buy a solid 100mm probe if required

      If I only need to wait a cupla months it may pay to wait



      • #4
        Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

        "cuppla months" at best I think.

        I really dont know as its too early to tell if we can make this new meter do what we want it to. I wouldnt have posted any early info except you asked the question ;-)

        Get the solid probe if you buy a meter, those little beads are pretty fragile. The stainless stick has done 1000s of roasts at the Snobbery with out failure... Im happy with that.


        • #5
          Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

          looking forward to getting a MM with USB/serial output so I dont have to spend all my time writing temps down and can watch the roast more...

          bring it on!



          • #6
            Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

            I was just emailed a new beta of the software from the factory that should work with Vista better.... Ill do some testing over the next couple of days and report back.



            • #7
              Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

              KK, I picked up one of these from Jaycar the other day - it will do the trick whilst i wait for a the new CS USB DMM to hit the streets!

              Digitech QM1320
              Frequency DMM   on special $22.46

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              32 Range
              3.5 Digit
              Transistor Test
              Diode Test
              10A AC & DC Current
              Continuity Buzzer
              Auto Power Off
              Includes Holster
              Includes Temperature Probe

              Features include extra large display with 25mm high digits, 200Mohm range, 20kHz frequency, temperature, probe included, continuous, large style black case, yellow safety rubber holster with tilting bail and hang up clip, holster includes clips for holding probes in place, low battery warning, overload protection, 10Mohm input impedance and quality leads with finger protection, 1999 count which updates 2-3 times/sec.

              DC Voltage: 200mV, 2V, 20V, 200V, 600V -/+0.5%
              AC Voltage: 2V, 20V, 200V, 600V -/+0.8%
              DC Current: 2mA, 20mA, 200mA, 10A -/+0.8%
              AC Current: 20mA, 200mA, 10A, -/+1%
              Resistance: 200ohm, 2K, 20K, 200K, 2M, 20M, 200M -/+0.8
              Frequency: 20kHz Accuracy: -/+1.5%
              Temperature: -20 degrees celcius to 1000 degrees celcius -/+1%
              Capacitance: 2nF, 20nF, 200nF, 2uF, 20uF -/+4%
              Audible Continuity: Response lower than 50 ohms
              Input Impedance: 10Mohm on all ranges
              Size: 95(W) x 200(H) x 45(D)



              • #8
                Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                I had to go to Jaycar to exchange a set of cables

                I could not resist I got the Model QM-1323
                Same as the one in post #1
                But an updated model for $31.46

                I will upgrade to the new one when it becomes available

                Now I need a printable manual graph to record the results
                Anyone have one on hand



                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                    Thank you Run

                    Have saved this PDF to the Coffee Folder

                    Is this also available for excel to transfer?



                    • #11
                      Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                      Not sure if this is what you are after, but you could play with this.



                      Edit: wrong link


                      • #12
                        Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                        KK, have a look at Intellidepths excel-ent spreadsheet.

                        It was made for the CS software output but you could fudge it to graph using manual time and temp data pretty easily.


                        • #13
                          Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                          Thank you both
                          I have saved it also in the coffee folder



                          • #14
                            Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                            I looked up some older posts
                            And found this thermocouple that Mal recomended

                            Model Q1080 is a USB thermocouple with its own computer software $140.00




                            • #15
                              Re: Thermocouple On special @ Jaycar

                              These have been around for a while KK but I dont know if the data stream is compatible with the CS Roasting Software. Id wait to see what Andy works out with the one hes experimenting with,