Most common temperature logger mistakes

Most common temperature logger mistakes

Over the next couple of blogs I will be covering the most common temperature logger mistakes and, where possible, how to avoid them.

Common temperature logger mistakes #1: Not turned on

There are two main causes for this.

  1. Getting a new unit and placing it straight in a fridge without starting it
  2. Stopping it to retrieve results, and not restarting it


The problem is quite simple – the unit is off and has no idea what was happening. Sorry.


This problem tends to lead to some awkward follow-on questions like

  • “How to I retrieve the readings then?” (You can’t)
  • “So how can I get the results?” (You can’t)
  • “Is there anything I can do to get the results?” (No)


Ways to avoid the problem include:

  • Don’t stop the logger when retrieving results. Ensure that “rollover” has been enabled.
  • Use a logger like the Logtag that has the flashing red/green LEDs to indicate that it has started.
  • Train staff.


And this is our most commonly reported mistake.

And in my next post I discuss the most common mistake that is rarely mentioned to us.