FYI, I tracked the actual manufacturer of this meter to Uni-Trend. It is the UT322 click here. Unfortunately, they don't have any software downloads for it.
The most recent Windows XP update broke the 72-7712 software (crashes before starting). Uninstall/reinstall doesn't help but rolling back the Windows update does. MCM sent me a version 2.0 of the software (latest they have), but it also crashes. I sent the crash reports to Microsoft.
Until it's fixed, I'll just use the software on an old junk pc that I never update.
My laptop has XP Home SP3, and it was the Jan update that caused the problem (rolling back fixes it). Don't really use it for much, but everything else seems to still work.
This probably won't help anyone else, but I wrote a Linux program that dumps the 100 stored samples over USB just like the windows program, and saves it in CSV format. If others run into this problem, and if there's no official fix, maybe a Windows programmer can port my program to Windows and make it pretty...
Dan, let me give you an 'Appliance Operator's' trouble-shooting tip:
Find a buddy with WinXP (home) 2002 Service Pack 3 installed. Ask him to install the program and see if it opens ...or crashes on startup.
Your buddy should NOT have a laptop. My experience with laptops is that they are more troublesome in the way they use resources (or something (...that means I don't exactly know what I'm talking about)). But seriously, my old Toshiba laptop had problems.
Do have a question with this unit that Jerry probably hasn't experienced. I will actually read the manual but my unit is auto shutting down about the 90 data point being entered. I don't see a low battery level light on, but I am just missing the last few data points from being entered. I thought that it was shutting down the back lighting but the last two roasts have missed data points because of this. Again I am logging every 11 seconds so that roughly translates into 16 and a half minutes into the logging. My roast don't go quite this long but I like to log the chamber heat up and subsequent drop in chamber temp when I dump the beans as well as the turn point (how low the chamber temps go before they start to climb again). The reason that I said that I didn't think that Jerry has experienced this is that he doesn't log that long, but maybe it isn't a time thing, maybe it is something else. I will change the battery before I log the next batch today.
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