These Gage to USB Direct Cables are the easiest way to connect a single gage to a PC.
When connected, the incoming data from the gage is treated just like you typed in the data on a keyboard. That means wherever your cursor is in any Windows-based software, if you can type in data, that is where your gage's reading will be placed.
Also, there can be a carriage return at the end of the data send. This would mean that if you are using MS Excel, after you send a reading, the cursor would move to the next cell and wait for more data. You don't have to touch the PC, just keep on collecting data.
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