How to Download and Install the Software for CEM DT-172 Temperature and Humidity Datalogger
The CEM DT-172 is a device that can measure and record temperature and humidity values over a long period of time. It has a memory capacity of 32000 readings (16000 each for temperature and humidity) and a battery life of more than 3 years. The device can be connected to a PC with a USB interface and the data can be analyzed with the software provided by CEM Instruments.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the software for the CEM DT-172 datalogger on Windows 7/8 operating system. The software is compatible with Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7[^1^].
Step 1: Download the Software
The software for the CEM DT-172 datalogger can be downloaded from the official website of CEM Instruments. Here is the link to the download page:
On this page, you will find a section called \"Accessories\" where you can click on the \"Download\" button next to \"Software\". This will start the download of a zip file called \"DT-172.zip\". Save this file to your preferred location on your PC.
Step 2: Extract the Software
Once the download is complete, you need to extract the contents of the zip file. To do this, right-click on the file and select \"Extract All\". Choose a destination folder where you want to extract the files and click on \"Extract\". This will create a folder called \"DT-172\" with two files inside: \"setup.exe\" and \"USB Driver.zip\".
Step 3: Install the Software
To install the software, double-click on the \"setup.exe\" file and follow the instructions on the screen. You may need to accept some security warnings or user account control prompts. The installation process will create a shortcut on your desktop called \"DT-172\".
Step 4: Install the USB Driver
To connect your CEM DT-172 datalogger to your PC, you also need to install the USB driver. To do this, right-click on the \"USB Driver.zip\" file and select \"Extract All\". Choose a destination folder where you want to extract the files and click on \"Extract\". This will create a folder called \"USB Driver\" with two files inside: \"CEM USB Driver.exe\" and \"CEM USB Driver.inf\".
Double-click on the \"CEM USB Driver.exe\" file and follow the instructions on the screen. You may need to accept some security warnings or user account control prompts. The installation process will create a folder called \"CEM USB Driver\" in your Program Files directory.
Step 5: Connect Your Device and Run the Software
Now you are ready to connect your CEM DT-172 datalogger to your PC with a USB cable. Make sure your device is turned on and has enough battery power. Once connected, your PC should recognize your device and install it automatically.
To run the software, double-click on the \"DT-172\" shortcut on your desktop. The software will open and show you a window with four tabs: Data Logger, Graph, Table, and Report. You can use these tabs to view, analyze, export, or print your data.
For more details on how to use the software, you can watch this video tutorial by CEM Instruments: