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Logging power/energy use with 34410A over multiple days

Question asked by jleiker on Jan 13, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2014 by richardgray
Hello, I'm trying to record how much energy/power a transmitter is using over a few days with a 34410A meter.  I've got the meter set up to measure current but the longest aperture (integration time) I can set is around 1sec.  This should capture any short bursts of current use (right?), but I would like to measure an average power use over a couple days for selecting batteries and other power systems.  The meter has a memory for 50,000 measurements, so with one per second that gives me a possible log of around 0.5 days.  This means I need to hook up the meter to lab view or some other computer/software to log the current use over a longer period; correct?

What would be the easiest way to accomplish this?  

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