Before a LogTag can be started and used, it must be configured.
Important: Ensure you know the model of you LogTag (Figure 1)
Ensure your reader is plugged into the computer, and plug your Logtag into the reader
Plug your Logtag directly into the USB port
On your Analyzer software, locate the tool "LogTag" (found next to File and Edit). Clicking on "LogTag" will drop several options. Locate "Configure" and click on it.
Select the type of Logtag you have from the images below.
Ensure the settings on the screen match the screenshot.
Note: There are more steps below the screen shots.
For more explanation on each setting, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Click on a Logtag to see how it is configured
Press “Configure” located at the bottom (found next to Rescan and Save Profile). This will download the settings to the logger.
Place the logger where you want it.
Important – Your LogTag is now deactivated and is not logging at the moment. You will need to manually reactivate it.
Press the "Start/Mark" button to reactivate the logger.
Input a description of what your LogTag will be reading. E.g. the type of fridge, the type of location etc (cool room 1, vaccine room, food freezer). As a result, this is used as part of the file name and is stored in the file.
Recommendation: The name of your Company/Practice or the location (fridge/freezer/coolroom etc.)
Configuration require password
This locks people out from being able to reconfigure it in the future without the password. Therefore, this is only useful for when the Logger is likely to be in the possession of people you don’t trust. Consequently, people using this feature and forgetting the password is a source of support calls, and we recommend that you don’t use it.
Recommendation: Never use this feature!
Download requires password
This locks people out from being able to download reports in the future without the password. Therefore, this is only useful for when the Logger is likely to be in the possession of people you don’t trust. Consequently, people using this feature and forgetting the password is a source of support calls, and we recommend that you don’t use it.
Recommendation: Never use this feature!
Drop down options: Start options
Selecting Push Button Start means the logger will not begin logging until that button is pushed.
Alternatively, selecting Date/Time Start means the logger will not begin logging until a scheduled time frame.
Recommendation: Push button start, but make sure you push the button when the logger is in place.
When you enable Pre-start logging, the logger starts taking readings as soon as the configuration data have been uploaded. If you forget to press the START button, the data for the trip will still be available. This insures no critical data are lost.
Recommendation: Avoid using this feature!
Record Readings Continuously, overwrite oldest when memory full – When you select this option, the logger initially fills the complete memory with readings, then overwrites the oldest data when the memory is full
Record Readings so that – If this is selected, the logger stops logging after a pre-determined number of readings
The following two fields determine the time these recordings will cover
Recommendation: Select Record Readings Continuously
Record a reading every
This determines how frequently the LogTag records and stores humidity or temperature values. To change the number, use the up down and arrows. Highlight the seconds, minutes or hours value to change only those values. You can then also enter a value manually.
Recommendation: Record a reading every 5 minutes is an ideal sample rate
Recording after a delay
Enter the time that passes after a user has pressed the START button on the LogTag until the start of the recording. This feature is useful for example, when the LogTag could falsely trigger an alert because the environmental conditions to be monitored are quite different to the environment in which it is started.
Recommendation: Keep the delay at zero/none.
Temperature Alarm Settings
Enable the OK (Green & Alert (Red) indicator
Important: Some LogTag Logger models have these LED lights and others don’t. If you cannot see these options on your configuration page, don’t be concerned.
Enable the OK (Green) Indicator is the OK LED on the LogTag Logger that flashes green letting you know that it is recording.
Enable the Alert (Red) indicator is the Alert LED that flashes when an alert condition has been triggered.
- Tick enable the OK (Green) indicator
- Tick enable the Alert (Red) indicator
Set Temperature Ranges
Depending on the environment the LogTag Logger will be recording, you temperature ranges will need to be set to meet industry standards.
- Vaccine fridges need to be between 2° and 8° (strive for five)
- Food fridges/cool rooms need to be between 0° and 5°
- Freezers always need to always be under -10°
After Alert/Violation Readings
Important: This may look different depending on which model LogTag Logger you are using.
We recommend using the first After box to set a delay before the Red LED begins flashing. If you set this to 3 consecutive readings, that means that, on a five minute sample rate, the logger will have to be out of range for 15 minutes before the Alert light starts flashing. This will minimize false alarms.
The second After box allows you to trigger the Alert LED if the logger goes out of range too many times. This may be useful to check on the temperature fluctuations in a particular refrigerator or freezer. We would recommend that you do not set this.
Recommendation: Tick and set first “After” box to 3 consecutive alert/violation readings for both temperature ranges. Do not set second “After” box.
Clear and Reset 'Start Mark' button
Important: This option may be found in advanced settings depending on the type of LogTag Logger you are using
If this option is enabled, any user can turn off an active alarm directly on the LogTag by pressing the STOP/CLEAR button. This will turn off the alarm symbol and reset the internal counters as if no alarm had occurred while the LogTag was recording. When the LogTag subsequently registers a further alarm condition, the alarm will activate again.
Recommendation: We recommend not choosing this option.