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Offline dssence

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Rigol DM3058E open source data logging possible?
« on: September 25, 2020, 05:18:33 am »
Hi friends, I'm almost deciding myself on buying rigol DM3058E benchmeter. But I need to know if anyone has succeded on using it's data logging feature on windows. I don't know if you can interface it via USB with some sort of galvanic isolation or Rs232  Basically I need the meter to be able to interface with windows with an on screen meter on any of the options like diode / volts etc. As I'm doing repairs I will be using it mostly to show realtime on screen my repairs with software like OBS.

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Re: Rigol DM3058E open source data logging possible?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 06:52:23 am »

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Re: Rigol DM3058E open source data logging possible?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 06:53:36 am »
Digital part of multimeter is isolated from measurements by definition.  Isolation is not much, it is specified in datasheet. Read it carefully.
If you want to log much, maybe version with ethernet is even more versatile to log.

I have DM3068, and had been logging voltage measurements via SCPI over ethernet for weeks at a time with no problems...
Serial logging should be no problem either, with USB I would be more concerned with stability of USB on PC long term (drivers and such)..
USB can be fiddly sometimes..

Make note that it doesn't have software to show measurements on the screen like you want. You would have to make it yourself or get some software that works with it.

If meter is for that particular purpose, I would start by finding what software is perfect for me and then get meter that works with it.

Also, that is quite high end meter for just repairs. You could get simpler meter that would be quite adequate for this purpose...
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 06:55:52 am by 2N3055 »

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