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Extra Long Temperature Probe User Manual

Order Code: TPL-BTA

This probe is designed for outdoor temperature sensing or for measuring temperature at various depths in lakes and rivers. It has a 30 m (100 ft) cable that can be submersed in water up to the cable box.

Note: Vernier products are designed for educational use. Our products are not designed nor are they recommended for any industrial, medical, or commercial process such as life support, patient diagnosis, control of a manufacturing process, or industrial testing of any kind.

What's Included

  • Extra-Long Temperature Probe

Compatible Software and Interfaces

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Extra Long Temperature Probe is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

Computers
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
Logger Lite
Version 1.9.4
LabQuest StreamFull support 1Full supportFull support 2
EasyLinkIncompatibleFull support 3Full support 3
Go!LinkFull supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest 2Full supportFull supportFull support
LabQuest MiniFull supportFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
  2. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Wireless connection is not supported.
  3. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
EasyLinkFull support 1
Go!LinkFull support
LabQuest 2Full support
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  2. Connect LabQuest Stream via USB. Future software updates will support connection via Bluetooth® technology
iOS
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
Google Science Journal
Version 1.2.259
LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1Incompatible
LabQuest StreamFull supportFull supportIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
Arduino
Software
InterfaceArduino
Vernier Arduino® Interface ShieldFull support
LEGO MINDSTORMS
Software
InterfaceLEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3
Version 1.1
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT
Version 2.0
NXT Sensor AdapterPartial support 1Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
LabVIEW
Software
InterfaceNI LabVIEW
Go!LinkFull support
SensorDAQFull support
Vernier myDAQ AdapterFull support 1
LabQuest MiniFull support
LabQuest StreamFull support
LabQuest 2Full support

Compatibility Notes

  1. You can only read the raw count/raw voltage output by this sensor. You must do the programming to convert to proper sensor units.
Original LabQuest
Software
InterfaceLabQuest App for Original LabQuest
Version 1.7.6
EasyLinkFull support 1
Go!LinkFull support

Compatibility Notes

  1. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
Texas Instruments
Software
InterfaceEasyData
Version 2.4/4.0/5.2
DataMate
Version 1.15
TI-84 SmartViewDataQuest
Version 4.2
TI-Nspire Software
EasyLinkFull support 1IncompatibleFull support 2Full supportFull support 2
Go!LinkFull support 1 3IncompatibleFull supportFull support 3Full support
TI-Nspire Lab CradleIncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatibleFull supportFull support
CBL 2Full support 4Full support 4 5IncompatibleIncompatibleIncompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. Use with TI-84 Plus calculators only.
  2. Requires an Easy to Go! adapter
  3. Requires a Go! to Easy adapter
  4. CBL 2 and LabPro interfaces cannot be used with TI-84 Plus CE calculators.
  5. DataMate cannot be used with color screen TI-84 Plus calculators; use EasyData with these calculators.

Getting Started

  1. Connect the sensor to the interface (LabQuest Mini, LabQuest 2, etc.).
  2. Start the appropriate data-collection software (Logger Pro, Logger Lite, LabQuest App) if not already running, and choose New from File menu.

The software will identify the sensor and load a default data-collection setup. You are now ready to continue your experiment.

If you are collecting data using a Chromebook™, mobile device such as iPad® or Android™ tablet, or a Vernier wireless sensor or interface, please see the following link for up-to-date connection information:

www.vernier.com/start/tpl-bta

Using the Product

Connect the sensor following the steps in the Getting Started section of this user manual.

Videos

Calibration

You should not have to perform a new calibration when using the Extra‑Long Temperature Probe. The sensor is custom calibrated before it is shipped. However, a two-point calibration can be performed and saved on the sensor, if desired.

Specifications

Range

–50 to 150˚C

Maximum temperature the sensor can tolerate without damage

200˚C

Accuracy

±1.0°C at 25˚C

12-bit resolution

0.07°C

Response time (in moving water from 25 to 50˚C)

60 seconds

Stored calibration values (Celsius)

  • intercept (k0): –53.073
  • slope (k1): 58.341

Stored calibration values (Fahrenheit)

  • intercept (k0): –63.531
  • slope (k1): 105.01

How the Sensor Works

The Extra-Long Temperature Probe uses a transducer to produce a current that is directly proportional to its absolute temperature. The sensor is plugged into a signal conditioning box, producing an output voltage that is linear with temperature over the range of –50 to +150°C.

The transducer is at the tip of the brass tube. The entire probe is covered with Teflon® FEP heat-shrink tubing. This coating protects the probe from damage in most environments.

For use in anything other than air or water, see www.vernier.com/til/3742

The Extra-Long Temperature Probe is designed so that it can be submerged in a water environment for extended periods of time. If the Teflon coating is damaged, however, liquid may get into the probe and cause errant readings.

Repair Information

If you have watched the related product video(s), followed the troubleshooting steps, and are still having trouble with your Extra-Long Temperature Probe, contact Vernier Technical Support at support@vernier.com or call 888-837-6437. Support specialists will work with you to determine if the unit needs to be sent in for repair. At that time, a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number will be issued and instructions will be communicated on how to return the unit for repair.

Warranty

Vernier warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of shipment to the customer. This warranty does not cover damage to the product caused by abuse or improper use. This warranty covers educational institutions only.

Contact Support

Fill out our online support form or call us toll-free at 1-888-837-6437.

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