The purpose of this article is to guide first time users of Maxim Integrated’s Thermochron/Hygrochron iButtons through configuring (missioning) and downloading logger data with 1-Wire Viewer. This article assumes the installation of the 1-Wire Viewer software has been completed. If this is not the case, the latest version of the software may be downloaded at https://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/SW-DBV--1-Wire-Viewer_p_132.html#Download.
Plug the DS9490R# USB adapter into the PC. Windows should detect the “New Hardware” and install the USB drivers if it has not been completed previously. Then plug the DS1402 cable’s RJ11 (phone) plug into the USB adapter.
Depending on your operating system, you will find the program in one of the following locations:
- 64 Bit System – Go to the Start Menu and Select All Programs>1-Wire Drivers x64
- 32 Bit System – Go to the Start Menu and Select All Programs>1-Wire Drivers x86
Configuring OneWireViewer - (first time opening software only)
- 1-Wire Net Port Selection – Select the “DS9490 USB” device option and then select port number “1”.
- Device Polling Rate – This rate controls how often the software looks for newly connected devices and forces temperature/humidity conversions. Forced temperature/humidity conversions are not possible while a mission is active. Select the rate of your choice. (10 seconds is the suggested polling rate.)
- 1-Wire Search Mode – Select “Normal” devices.
OneWireViewer Start Screen
Section A – Includes each connected iButton's serial number and part number. The USB adapter with a serial number ending in “81” should always be listed on the devices list.
Section B – Includes tabs for navigating to an iButton's settings.
Connecting a Thermochron or Hygrochron
Plug the Thermochron or Hygrochron iButton into the DS1402 cable. Within a few seconds, the unit should be added to the device list, section A. Click on the unit’s serial number. Section B should now be populated with many additional tabs. Select the far right tab which should now read “Thermochron” (DS1921 models) or “Mission” (DS1922 and DS1923 models).
DS1922/DS1923 Models – Mission Tab
This includes the same basic sections as the DS1921, but there are a few minor differences.
Section C will also include the ability to select whether the humidity data is temperature compensated and whether the Saturation drift is limited to 100%RH. This is in addition to the Refresh/Start/Disable Mission buttons and the Fahrenheit/Celsius selection.
Section D for the DS1922 is limited to the "Status" and "Temperature Data Log".
Start New Mission Button
Click the “Start New Mission” button in Section C. It will open a new window named “Initialize New Mission”-- mission parameters are set here.
Mission Channel: Temperature (DS1922 & DS1923) & Humidity (DS1923 Only)
- Enable Alarms - High and low temperature alarms can be set to trigger at user defined thresholds . Temperature excursions are recorded within the alarm log
- DS1923 models do not require alarms to be set for humidity logging.
- It is optional to leave this un-checked in the DS1923 model if the humidity “Enable Sampling” is active.
- This could be useful in situations where extending the time between downloads is necessary. This is accomplished by configuring a DS1923 to only log humidity data and partnering it with a DS1922L recording the temperature data.
|Temperature or Humidity||Low||8192||8192|
|Temperature or Humidity||High||4096||4096|
|Temperature and Humidity||Low||-||4096|
|Temperature and Humidity||High||-||2048|
|Temperature and Humidity||One Low & One High||-||2560|
- Enable SUTA – SUTA stands for “Start Upon Temperature Alarm.” This feature is activated once a predetermined temperature alarm has been reached. The logger can be programmed to take temperature readings, but only begin recording the data once an alarm has occurred.
- 1-Second Mission Test – This feature is no longer needed for models with date codes newer than 04/2007. When checked, a one second mission test will occur -- once completed, the mission will start with the original user defined parameters.
Like the DS1921 models, the "Refresh Mission" button triggers the 1-Wire Viewer software to download the logger's data again. This is generally useful for people testing the logger/software functionality.
From the "Mission" tab located in Section B, select the “Temperature Data Log” tab in Section D this will display a graph of the mission data. The data can be downloaded from the logger data by right clicking on the graph. This provides you with a number of export options and the ability to rescale the graph. Our suggested export method is “save data to .csv file”. You will be prompted with a name for the CSV file which you may change as desired. The CSV file format should allow the temperature data to be analyzed and graphed with a variety of applications including Excel.
1. Battery performance can be further maximized by turning off/halting the clock after a mission has ended. To accomplish this, go to the "Clock" tab in Section B and click the "Halt Real-Time Clock" button.