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Elitech User Manual | RC-5 Series Temperature Data Logger with External Temp Sensor Audio Alarm

Elitech User Manual | RC-5 Series Temperature Data Logger with External Temp Sensor Audio Alarm

The RC-5 series are used to record the temperature/humidity of foods, medicines and other goods during storage, transportation and in each stage of the cold chain including cooler bags, cooling cabinets, medicine cabinets, refrigerators, laboratories, reefer containers and trucks.

RC-5 is a classic USB temperature data logger used in a wide range of applications around the world. RC-5+ is an upgraded version that adds the functions, including automatic PDF reports generation, repeat start without configuration, etc.

Elitech RC-5 Data Logger


1. Battery Activation

(1) Turn the battery cover counterclockwise to open it.

(2) Gently press the battery to hold it in position, then pull out the battery insulator strip.

(3) Turn the battery cover clockwise and tighten it. 

2. Install Software

Please download and install the free ElitechLog software (macOS and Windows) from Elitech US: or Elitech UK: or Elitech BR: 

3. Configure Parameters

First, connect the data logger to the computer via USB cable, wait until 9 icon shows on the LCD; then configure via:

ElltechLog Software:

- If you do not need to change the default parameters (in Appendix); please click Quick Reset under Summary menu to synchronize local time before usage;

- If you need to change the parameters, please click the Parameter menu, enter your preferred values, and click the Save Parameter button to complete the configuration.

Warning! For first time user or after battery replacement:

To avoid time or time zone errors, please make sure you click Quick Reset or Save Parameter before usage to sync and configure your local time into the logger. 

4.Start Logging

Press Button:

Press and hold the button for 5 seconds until the > icon shows on the LCD, indicating the logger starts logging.

Auto Start (RC-5+/TE only):

Immediate Start: The logger starts logging after removed from the computer.

Timed Start: The logger starts counting after being removed from the computer; it will start logging automatically after the set date/time. 

Note: If the > icon keeps flashing, it means the logger configured with start delay; it will start | logging after the set delay time elapses. 

5. Mark Events (RC-5+/TE only)

Double click the right button to mark current temperature and time, up to 10 groups of data. After marked, it will be indicated by Log X on the LCD screen (X means the marked group). 

6. Stop Logging

Press Button*: Press and hold the button for 5 seconds until the □ icon shows on the LCD, indicating the logger stops logging.

Auto Stop: When the logging points reach the maximum memory points, the logger will stop automatically.

Use Software: Open ElitechLog software, click Summary menu, and Stop Logging button. 

Note: *Default stop is via Press Button, if set as disabled, the button stop function will be invalid; please open the Elitech Log software and click Stop Logging button to stop it. 

7. Download Data

Connect the data logger to your computer via USB cable, wait until the icon shows on the LCD; then download via:

- ElltechLog Software: The logger will auto-upload data to ElitechLog, then please click Export to select your desired file format to export. If data failed for auto-upload, please manually click Download and then follow the export operation.

- Without ElitechLog Software (RC-5+/TE only): Simply find and open the removable storage device ElitechLog, save the auto generated PDF report to your computer for viewing. 

8. Reuse the Logger

To reuse a logger, please stopped it first; then connect it to your computer and use ElitechLog software to save or export the data.

Next, reconfigure the logger by repeating the operations in 3. Configure Parameters*. After finished, follow 4. Start Logging to restart the logger for new logging.

Warning! * To make space for new loggings, all previous logging data inside the logger will be deleted after re-configuration. If you forgot to save/export dota, please try to locate the logger in the History menu of Elitech Log software. 

9. Repeat Start (RC-5+/TE only)

To restart the stopped logger, you may press and hold the left button to start logging quickly without reconfiguration. Please backup data before restart by repeating 7. Download Data - Download via ElitechLog Software.


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GU - October 30, 2023

Bonjour,on veut faire une surveillance temperature en temps réel dans un enceinte climatique (-30 – 80) ,je peut mettre votre produit dedans enceinte climatique ou le cable ??

Eldhose - November 17, 2022
I had purchased Elitech gsp -6g. Unabke to connect the device with my pc. Not possoble to take parameter, summary, loading. Software version in my pc is windows 10.

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