Grant SQ2020 (Squirrel 2020)

Portable Data Logger

Grant Squirrel 2020 ( SQ2020 ) Portable Data Logger / Data Recorder
  • Up to 16 universal inputs
  • High precision (0.05%)
  • Advanced data management to MMC/SD card or PC
  • Flexible communications (USB, Ethernet, RS232)
  • High speed option (100Hz)
  • Various Remote connection options e.g. via Ethernet or dial up modem
  • Sensor power and FET outputs for use with external devices
  • Easy to read LCD and simple 4 button user interface
  • Logging rates of up to 100Hz on up to two channels (on the 2F8)
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Key Features:
  • Standalone data logger or link to a PC
  • Compact and portable
  • 8 to 16 universal analog plus 8 digital inputs
  • Up to 16 derived /calculated channels
  • 4 alarm outputs
  • 4 pulse rate / counter inputs (2 at up to 64kHz, 2 at up to 100Hz)
  • Configured via integral interface or via PC
  • 0.05% basic accuracy
  • Up to 1.8 million readings
  • Removable MMC / SD card
  • Built-in Ethernet networking capability (SQ2020-2F8 only)
  • USB and RS232 connectivity
  • Analog Inputs Supported
  • Thermistors
  • Thermocouples
  • Pt100/Pt1000 (maximum of four 3 or 4-wire Pt100/1000 sensors)
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Resistance
Product Description:
The Squirrel 2020 series offers high performance universal data loggers packed with powerful features to handle a wide range of routine and demanding applications. Versatile communication via WIFI, Ethernet networking provide global data access and retrieval of data.The SQ2020 is easy, fast and easy to use as either as stand-alone logger or as PC-linked data acquisition system in industrial, scientific research and quality assurance applications.This data logger comes with twin processors, multiple 24-bit analog-to-digital converters, up to 16 universal channels and a choice of communications methods, providing state-of-the-art data logging and communication capability for sophisticated applications requirements.
Concurrent sampling:
The SQ2020 series uses multiple analog to digital converters that enable true concurrent sampling and logging. The user can configure a channel to log at a rate of 100Hz (20Hz on 1F8) and retaining different sample speeds on other channels ideal for measuring dynamic parameters that change at different rates such as temperature and pressure.
Multiple configurations stored in the logger:
Up to six logger configurations (channel type, names, logging speeds, triggers etc), together with the current configuration, can be held in the logger’s internal memory. Additional configuration settings can also be loaded from the external MMC/SD memory card. This allows the operator to quickly and easily switch between logger configurations without the need for a PC.
Ethernet (on 2F8), USB and RS232 serial ports are built-in. This allows simple connection to either a PC based TCP/IP network, a wireless to PC connection or to a GSM modem for remote data downloading. This flexibility enables global data access and retrieval as well as complete system integration of the SQ2020 series into complex and critical applications.
General Information:
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SQ2010 Handheld Data Logger
Input Channels
No. of channels 8 true differential or 16 single ended universal analog inputs for voltage, current or resistance
3 or 4 wire 4 channels SQ2020-2F8 only
Additional Channels
Pulse (2 x fast – 64kHz) & (2 x slow – 100Hz)
Event / digital 8 state inputs or 1 x 8 bit binary
High voltage 2
Internal channels 1 temperature
Standard ranges for temperature channels:
Each channel can be individually set to any of the ranges listed below. Pt100 to IEC751 and JIS1604 and Pt1000 to IEC751.
Y & U: Thermistor -50 to 150°C ( -58 to 302°F )
Pt100/Pt1000* -200 – 850 °C ( -328 to 1562 °F )
*2 wire only on 1F8
K: Thermocouple -200 to 1372 °C ( -328 to 2501 °F )
T: Thermocouple -200 to 400 °C ( -328 to 752 °F )
J: Thermocouple -200 to 1200 °C ( -328 to 2192 °F )
N: Thermocouple -200 to 1300 °C ( -328 to 2372 °F )
R & S: Thermocouple -50 to 1768 °C ( -58 to 3214 °F )
Voltage Ranges
-0.075 to 0.075V-0.15 to 015V-0.3 to 0.3V -0.6 to 0.6V -0.6 to 1.2V -0.6 to 2.4V -3.0 to 3.0V-6.0 to 6.0V- 6.0 to 12.0V -6.0 to 25.0V 4.0 to 20.0V4.0 to 40.0V4.0 to 60.0V
Current range
(External 10Ω shunt) -30.0 to 30.0mA4 to 20mA
Resistance Ranges
Resistance range2 wire 0.0 to 1250.0 Ω0.0 to 5000.0 Ω0.0 to 20000.0 Ω 0.0 to 300000.0 Ω
Resistance range3 – 4 wire (2F8 version) 0.0 to 500.0 Ω0.0 to 4000.0 Ω
Analog inputs: Accuracy & Resolution
A/D Resolution 24 bit
Sampling rate: up to 10, 20* or 100* readings per second per ADC. No 100Hz on 1F8
Accuracy: ± (0.05% readings + 0.025% range)
Resolution: Up to 6 significant digits
Common mode rejection: 100dB
Input impedance: > 1M Ω
Linearity: 0.015%
Series mode line rejection: 50/60Hz 100dB
*with mains rejection off
Alarm outputs 4 x open drain FET (18V 0.1A)
Power output for external device Regulated 5 VDC at 50mA or logger supply voltage at 100mA
Time and date built-in clock, 3 formats
Calculated channels Up to 16 virtual channels derived from physical input channels
Programming/logger setup SquirrelView or SquirrelView Plus software
Scaling data Displays readings in preferred engineering units
Memory Internal 16Mb (Up to 1,800,000 readings)
Memory external Up to 1Gb – removable MMC/SD (For transferring internal memory and storing setups only)
Internal memory modes Stop when full or overwrite
Communications / Setup
Networking Ethernet (on 2F8), USB and RS232 serial ports are built-in. PC based TCP/IP network or wireless connection
Modem Support GSM modem for remote data downloading
PC Setup Yes, SquirrelView compatible
Front Panel Setup This flexibility enables global data access and retrieval as well as complete system integration of the SQ2020 series into complex and critical applications.
Third Party Programming As 20xx driver suite allows
LCD Display: 2 line x 20 character LCD displayBattery state and external power indicatorKeypad lock
Navigate to: Arm/disarm/pause/continueMeter any channel or alarmSelect from up to 6 x pre-stored setups Status/diagnostics/memory/time and date Download to MMC/SD
Display 128*64 dot graphical display, 4 button keypad
Internal Battery 6 x AA Alkaline batteries
External Power 10-18VDCReverse polarity and over-voltage protected
Power Consumption Sleep mode: 600μALogging: 40-80mA
Operating temp -30°C to +65°C
Humidity: 90% at 40°C non-condensing
Dimensions W235 x D175 x H55mm
Weight: Apr 1.2kgs
Enclosure material: ABS plastic
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SQ2020 Channel inputs | Connectivity | Navigation
  • Create complex schedules of logging rates, triggers and alarm outputs
  • Scale and view readings in real time on the integral display or on a PC running SquirrelView or Excel
  • Display readings in preferred engineering units e.g. Hz, Bar, Pascals, Nm etc.
  • Select logging rates up to 100 readings per second on up to 2 channels (20Hz maximum on Squirrel model 2020-1F8)
  • Derive up to 16 calculated (virtual) channels from real input channels using mathematical functions
  • Concurrently sample channels at different sample speeds
pdf_pic 1F8 Logging Speeds | 2F8 Logging Speeds
Bottom View
sq2020 bottom view
General Overview
  1. 8 to 16 universal analog inputs for recording temperature, current, voltage and resistance
  2. Easy to use, removable connector system
  3. Power output for sensor excitation / external devices
  4. 2 high voltage channels (up to 60V) for automotive applications
  5. USB, Ethernet and RS232 connectivity for quick and easy PC and remote communication and networking
  6. Power supply – internal alkaline batteries or external DC power supply
  7. Up to 8 digital and 4 pulse rate / counter inputs. Can be logged or used as triggers (4 alarm outputs for triggering external devices)
Squirrel 2020 Façade
General Overview
  1. To operate the logger simply use the four integral push buttons and display, or use the convenient SquirrelView set-up, download and export software – free with every Squirrel logger
  2. Convenient 2 line x 20 character backlit LCD for easy access to readings and set-up information
  3. Robust, ergonomically designed case with easy access to all user facilities
    • Store up to 1.8 million readings in the Squirrel’s onboard memory
    • Store up to 6 logger configurations. Load from a removable MMC / SD card for speed and convenience, or download data files to the card
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Standard Model
Includes the following;
  • Up to 20 readings per second on 1 channel
high speed model
  • Up to 100 readings per second on 2 channels
  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity
  • Up to four 3 or 4 wire Pt 100/1000 sensor inputs Vac)
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SQ2020 Paint Software
Paint View
PaintView Software pdf_picPaintView Data Sheet 
Minimum PC specification
Windows® 2000, XP; Pentium II 266MHz, 60Gb HDD, colour SVGA screen, at least one RS232 or one USB port.
General Overview
PaintView is an easy-to-use software package designed for exclusive use in the paint and finishing industry and is included free with every OQ610 temperature logger. It enables easy setup of the logger and automatic download of data from the logger into a meaningful measure of paint cure. For advanced paint cure calculations, it can also provide rapid interpretation of results. PaintView also gives the additional benefits of graphically analyzing historical and on-line data, along with advanced reporting. PaintView can be easily set-up in the minimum amount of time and with the least amount of hassle. With regular usage it can pin-point any uneven temperatures within the stove process. This will improve the quality of your process, so that fewer faults occur, and helps to avoid costly re-work in the future.
SQ2010 SquirrelView Software
General Software – Free with every Data Logger
PaintView Software pdf_picSquirrelView Data Sheet
pdf_picHow to use Data Sheet
Minimum PC specification
Windows® 2000, XP; Pentium II 266MHz, 60Gb HDD, colour SVGA screen, at least one RS232 or one USB port.
General Overview
SquirrelView is a universal software package that is supplied free with every new Grant Squirrel data logger. Its intuitive, user friendly, spreadsheet style interface allows quick set-up of the logger for any application, speedy download of data and direct export to Excel. Key features of SquirrelView
  • Export data into Excel or as a CSV file for customizable data analysis
  • Easily view and control the logger status from one single screen
  • Use the simple communication wizard for hassle free working with modems, Ethernet, GSM, etc.
  • Download data by date, time or events, saving time when working via modem or looking for specific data
  • Save settings on the PC for efficient re-use
  • Protect your data and set-up configurations with the security function
For full analysis and reporting facilities SquirrelView Plus is available as an add-on option (a free 30-day trial is included with the SquirrelView software).
SQ2010 SquirrelView Plus Software
with Graphical Analysis
PaintView Software pdf_picSquirrelView Data Sheet
pdf_picHow to use Data Sheet
Minimum PC specification
Windows® 2000, XP; Pentium II 266MHz, 60Gb HDD, colour SVGA screen, at least one RS232 or one USB port.
General Overview
SquirrelView Plus has all the features of SquirrelView with the additional benefits of allowing graphical analysis of historical and on-line data, whilst providing advanced reporting options. SquirrelView Plus allows quick and easily analysis of the Squirrel data in a familiar Explorer navigation-style interface. Data can be displayed with two different auto scaling Y-axes ? essential for displaying widely varying data from different sensors on one graph. Particular data of interest can be zoomed into whilst an on-screen cursor can pick out exact values. Data can be shown in a statistical summary with set high and low alarm thresholds. The powerful calculation function allows the creation of “virtual” new channels from existing channels e.g. value from channel 1 added to the average of 10 readings from channel 2 etc.
  • Flexible data presentation allows you to quickly display and analyze real time or historical data as a line graph, bar chart or analog gauge
  • Graphical alarm and event identification lets you easily identify occurrences around specific analog or digital events, e.g. a pump switching on
  • Quick Graph function lets you quickly and easily view large data files
  • Wizards for easy set-up of communications and data export
  • Ability to send real time metered data from the Squirrel directly into Excel
  • Downloader for automating data download using MS Scheduler® (Squirrel 2010, 2020 and 2040 only).
  • Fully configurable data views
  • Flexible zoom feature including X and Y axes
  • Customizable report facility: print out graphs, readings, etc.
  • Tolerance curve
  • Calculated channels
  • Product cure calculation
  • Display oven profiles and oven zones
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