Plugging into a female thermocouple receptacle at the base of the unit, Omega Engineering’s OM-EL-USB-TC thermocouple data logger measures and stores over 32,000 temperature readings from type J, K, or T thermocouples. The device allows the user to set up the initial data logging parameters, including thermocouple type, logging rate, start-time, high/low alarm settings, logging mode, and desired temperature units (Celsius or Fahrenheit). The component downloads the stored data by plugging into a PC's USB port and running the easy-to-use Windows software, and downloaded data can be graphed, printed, and exported to other applications, such as Excel. The instrument comes with a lithium battery, and indicates status via flashing red, green, and orange LEDs. This product suits the chemical, water, and pharmaceutical industries. Pricing starts at $82.