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CAMBRIDGE, England, May 19, 2011 - Grant Instruments (, a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of data acquisition products, has introduced its enhanced multi-channel (up to 32 universal inputs) Squirrel SQ2040 series of high performance portable data loggers featuring an improved fully configurable graphical LCD display and updated design.

The SQ2040 data loggers now include an intuitive and easy to read graphical LCD screen with clear and simple navigation system, fully configurable via the integrated four button keypad. The loggers can be remotely configured with no need to connect to a PC or Laptop. Logger status, setup or real time graphical data (meter mode) are easily viewed, giving accurate (better than 0.1%) and reliable results within minutes of switching on.

The 2040 handheld data loggers are designed for mobile data logging applications such as field research and external engineering projects e.g. environmental projects, service or commissioning systems or processes, in food manufacture and research and in all general engineering and manufacturing production projects.

This highly flexible, multi-purpose logger has 16 differential (or thirty-two single ended) analogue input channels to measure current, voltage, resistance and temperature, and eight event inputs. All eight event inputs can either be logged or used as triggers to automatically start or stop logging.

The onboard memory can store up to 14 million readings as well as retain up to six separate logger configurations. Memory can be extended by using removable MMC/SD cards. The unit is able to fulfil many data logging needs, including more demanding applications requiring up to 100 readings per second on four channels (model SQ2040 4F16).

With multiple high specification 24-bit analogue-to-digital converters to facilitate concurrent sampling, four alarm/relay outputs the data loggers are an out-of-the-box solution for a wide range of data logging applications. The Squirrel SQ2040 also boasts excellent battery life for unattended logging. The new logger is powered from internal cells or an external power supply connection.

The onboard RS232 communications can be connected to a GSM modem and there is a choice between a wireless and an Ethernet port to facilitate system networking and the remote transmission of data. SquirrelView set-up and download software for a PC is provided as part of the system to enable users to export stored data to a chosen PC based application.

The Squirrel range is compatible with Grant’s comprehensive range of temperature probes and with commercially available sensors for measuring a variety of physical parameters. Each data logger within the Squirrel range comes with a 3-year warranty. OEM versions of most products are available on request.

A high resolution photograph of the SQ2040 is available at

For more information about Grant Instruments’ wide range of data acquisition products, please visit Alternatively, telephone +44 (0) 1763 260811 or email


About Grant Instruments’ data acquisition products

Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited ( is a world renowned supplier of own-brand scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products. The company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing measurement and control systems for nearly 60 and has established a worldwide reputation for high quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most demanding data collection requirements across industrial, scientific, R&D and environmental applications. Headquartered at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1223 260 811

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