Creating a Calibration Polynomial for dataTaker Scaling Using Excel

Using the Bestselling dataTaker Data Loggers
CHESTERLAND OH—April 19, 2012

dataTaker DT80Many measurement instruments do not have a linear measurement scale, and require a more complex equation to properly scale them to engineering units in a dataTaker data logger. However, you can use Microsoft Excel to create the correct polynomial equation using the calibration sheet included with these devices. All that’s required is Microsoft Excel (or Calc), and the calibration sheet for the measurement device, which in this case will be for a thermistor. Read the entire article on our dataTaker technical articles page.