Temperature Logger Specifications: Part 1

In this final part on temperature loggers we investigate the other specifications and features that differentiate temperature loggers and thermometers.


The great benefit of loggers is the ability to view the results and save them for later use. Each logger will typically have its own software. They vary in what the software can do and how easy it is to use.

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Like most items, temperature loggers break. Consideration should be given to the robustness of the logger if it is to be transported or regularly moved. Stainless steel loggers are available. Most loggers are plastic. Water resistance is another feature that should be considered if the logger is to be used in a wet or dirty environment. Water damage is a common occurrence. Within the food industry it is strongly recommended that water-resistant loggers be considered.


Loggers vary in size from the size of a coin to large rack mounted machines. For the larger sized units there is typically a probe that will be inserted into the area to be monitored.

Battery life

Most units have replaceable batteries. The battery life should be noted. If it is too short then you will be continually replacing batteries and you could also be loosing data mid-journey.

Re-usable or single use

Most loggers on the market are reusable. That is, you can start it, use it, download the results and then restart them again.

There are some units on the market that are single use. That is, once you download the results they can not be re-used.