TC-01 Thermocouple

Hans-Petter Halvorsen

TC-01 Thermocouple

TC-01 Thermocouple is a DAQ device from National Instruments used to read and log temperature data.

Data Acquisition (DAQ) is the process of collection data from different sensors into a computer. A DAQ System consists of 4 parts: Physical input/output signals, sensors DAQ device/hardware Driver software Your software application (Application software).

In order to use the TC-01 Thermocouple, make sure you have installed the DAQmx driver first. You can download the DAQmx driver here here.

TC-01 Specifications


Using TC-01 with LabVIEW

You can use TC-01 with different programming languages, but the prefered language is LabVIEW.

Here you find more information about LabVIEW. If you want to learn LabVIEW, see the LabVIEW Fundamentals web site.

TC-01 Thermocouple Temperature Device in LabVIEW (YouTube) + PowerPoint (PDF)



Note! If you get error using TC-01, you may need to upgrade the Firmware

Download Firmware here.


Using TC-01 with Visual Studio/C#

National Instruments also offers driver for Visual Studio/C#, which is included in the standard DAQmx package.

DAQ with Visual Studio/C# (YouTube) + PowerPoint (PDF)


Using TC-01 with Python

DAQ with Python (YouTube) + PowerPoint (PDF) - Exemplified by reading Temperature Data using NI USB TC-01 Thermocouple

DAQ with I/O Modules in Python (YouTube) + PowerPoint (PDF) - Exemplified by using NI USB-6008 I/O Module

Sensors and Actuators with Python (YouTube) + PowerPoint (PDF) - Exemplified by using NI USB-6008 I/O Module and using Sensors and Actuators like LED, TMP36 Temperature, Thermistor, Push Button/Switch and Light Sensor

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