data loggers

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Kathryn
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data loggers

Post by Kathryn » 03 Jun 2020, 15:23

Hi all
We have used the Data Harvest data loggers for ever. We are needing to purchase more data loggers and we are considering biting the bullet and going with a new brand as we haven't always been happy with the data harvest. What are others using and do you like them?
Thanks in advance.
Kathryn :)

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Re: data loggers

Post by Merilyn1 » 04 Jun 2020, 07:44

We have the Vernier data loggers. I find them pretty easy to use and have a lot of functionality that never gets used. Vernier have a good range of probes that generally don't need calibrating. Vernier are also starting to release wireless probes that don't need a data logger and instead connect directly to student devices. I would be looking into these. We also just bought some of the Vernier dynamics carts, again these connect wirelessly to devices.
We buy from Scientrific who provide excellent after sales service. Stuart is always happy to come out and have a look at any problems or even walk you through equipment you've previously bought from them and show you the best way to use it. Naturally, he'll also come out to demonstrate before you buy.
My advice though is buy plenty of whatever you do choose. We have a few class sets here and they get used alot. At previous schools where we only had four, they didn't get used.

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Re: data loggers

Post by Prima » 04 Jun 2020, 08:43

We went with Pasco, represented by Ciderhouse. We've bought a lot of equipment, mostly sets of 8, thanks to the funding from the P&C. The Bluetooth connectivity is life changing for the students, it has created so much enthusiasm. Apart from the pH probes which have been a bit problematic, we're very happy with the choice.

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Re: data loggers

Post by shellythenewlabby » 04 Jun 2020, 10:08

We bought our bluetooth ones from Ciderhouse. Teachers and students are happy with them

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Re: data loggers

Post by macca » 04 Jun 2020, 12:01

We use NeuLog from Westlab so easy to use. NOT BEING PAID. LOL

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Re: data loggers

Post by Kathryn » 04 Jun 2020, 12:36

thanks for your replies. Unfortunately our budget will not allow a class set to be purchased all at once.

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Re: data loggers

Post by littltesttube » 04 Jun 2020, 14:46

I have been at two schools and both have purchased Pascoe probes. We gradually add to the quantities as we can. We started with 1 or 2 of various probes. Ciderhouse is very helpful in getting you started.

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