The SK-IB-R Connectivity Kit includes everything necessary to connect iButtons to your computer; including cable, adapter, and software. This makes selecting the hardware and software you need to get started quick and easy. The SK-IB -R Connectivity Kit can be used with all iButtons, including the Thermochron Family of iButtons.
The DS1402D-DR8+ dual receptor interface cable and DS9490R# universal serial bus interface make the physical connection between the Thermochron and your computer. The 1-Wire Viewer software configures iButtons and enables you to read and analyze your logged data.
The SK-IB-R kit could be used to read the memory of a functioning DS1994L, and it could also be used to write that information into a different DS1994L. Copying the data from one DS1994L to another one will not necessarily allow the new DS1994L to replace the old one. You also cannot retrieve the data from DS1994L iButton with a depleted battery.
The DS1994L-F5# is commonly used for licensing purposes by a number of software and hardware products. It is advisable to contact the software and/or hardware manufacturer to confirm an off the shelf DS1994L-F5# will work or how to configure a replacement. Units purchased for such applications will not be returnable.
The cable used in the SK-IB-R starter kit is the DS1402D-DR8+. It can be purchased at:https://www.embeddeddatasystems.com/DS1402D-DR8--Blue-Dot-Receptor-iButton-Reader-Cable_p_88.html
Also, please make sure you have the still have the DS9490R# USB adapter.