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Agilent U1272A - Data logging - Software fail :(

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PetrosA:
I had to monitor a customer's voltage during a service call today and wanted to record it for an extended time while I checked some other things. Hooked everything up, got the message that my U1272A was connected on the laptop and the DMM showed remote status activated, but never got any readings to the laptop - nada, zilch, nic, tipota - no voltage readings, no log, no graphs, no nothing. Restarted laptop, restarted DMM, restarted software multiple times, looked like a newbie asshat in front of the customer. I was not a happy electrician. Needless to say, I can't charge anyone for that 30-45 min. spent putzing around with the meter and laptop.

Mechatrommer:

--- Quote from: PetrosA on May 06, 2011, 02:59:31 am ---...Hooked everything up, got the message that my U1272A was connected on the laptop and the DMM showed remote status activated, but never got any readings to the laptop...

--- End quote ---
maybe there's some buttons on the DMM need to be pressed to start the upload?

PetrosA:
No, there's a separate stored memory upload function. All I was trying to do was real time datalogging and it was the real time readout that I wasn't getting.

Kiriakos-GR:
Hi PetrosA .

Your story gave me the idea , to prepare an small  How-to, about to quickly troubleshoot ,
such conditions.

For now I would suggest to read again , the data logger "Quick Start Guide" ,
and have some practice by making  in door experiments , by doing everything by the book at hand .





 

EEVblog:
FYI, I just got a U1272A yesterday. Unfortunately no PC interface lead, will have to get one of those.
Damn fine looking meter though...

Dave.

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