Using DS18B20 with USB(PMD)-1208LS and VB6

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by martinwinlow, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. martinwinlow

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 20, 2011

    I have a Measurement Computing PMD-1208LS USB data logger do-dad which I'd like to use with several DS18B20's to output various temperatures on a complex central heating installation - oil boiler, hot water solar, heat pump, electrically heated thermal store, UFH on 2 floors... I have tried lots of web searches to see if anyone has done anything similar on a DIY basis but have come up with nothing at all. Is there any basic reason why the 1208LS can't be used with the DS18B20? It seems odd given that both are fairly common and the former relatively easy to use and convenient too - no need to fiddle about with microcontrollers etc - just plug it in via USB to XP.

    If anyone out there has any existing VB6 code that I could use to get me started I would be pleased to hear from you.

    Regards, MW.