Dickson DBL Quick Start Manual

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DBL Quick Start Guide 

What’s in the Box: 




DBL Data Logger  1 AA Lithium Battery  Mounting Bracket & Mounting 



Accessories (not included): 





AC Adapter & Power Cable 



Note: DicksonWare Secure, which is 21CFR Part 11 compliant, sold separately

Navigating the Device




1. Recent reading

2. Recording indicator 


3. Temperature units (rotates between any  channels on the device) 

4. Channel number; rotates between CH1 

(temperature) and CH2 (relative Humidity, if  active) 

5. Battery indicator  

6. Alarm Icon (bell, not pictured) 

7. Start/Stop button used to begin and pause data  logging


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For additional support

Email : [email protected] Call: 630.543.3747 1


Getting Started with the DBL 

Follow these easy steps to begin logging data quickly​ : 

1. Open the rear battery compartment door and add 1 AA battery  


The device will power on and flash the current firmware version on the screen for a few sends


3. 4 static dashes along with a wrench icon will appear on the screen 

4. To configure the DBL, using a USB cable, connect the device to a computer (with DicksonWare 2.0 software  installed) 

Configuring Device Settings Using DicksonWare 2.0



Install DicksonWare 2.0 (if not already installed) 

1. Plug the USB stick that contains the file into your computer 

2. Open the external USB drive to view the installation file 

3. Click on the Dicksonware installation file to begin downloading 

4. Once the download is complete 

Note: ​DicksonWare 2.0 Version or greater required 

Note:​ The DicksonWare 2.0 USB includes a manual for DicksonWare 2.0 operation. 

Configure Device Settings 

Launch DicksonWare 2.0 

1. Launch the program by clicking the icon on your desktop or by finding it in the Start menu 

2. Connect the DBL to your computer using the USB cable. The software will recognize the connected device 

3. Click the “Configure” button at the top of the screen. Give the logger a name 

Sample Rate 

1. On the “Configure” screen of Dicksonware 2.0, go to the “Sample Rate” tab in the sidebar 

2. Select a sample interval (how often the device takes a reading) from the dropdown   a. (NOTE: selecting a faster sample rate will affect battery life.)  

3. Select whether you want the device to STOP logging when full, or WRAP (overwrite) when full 

Note on battery life 

The two year battery life specification with a regular AA battery is based on the following assumptions: 

● 5 minute sample rate 

● 3 second display refresh rate 

● 3 Audible/visual alarms per month 

● Operating at ambient temperature 



● On the “Configuration” screen of Dicksonware, go to the “Channels” tab in the sidebar 

○ Adjust the temperature units in Fahrenheit or Celsius 

● Humidity channel recording can be turned off/on via this tab 


● On the “Logger Settings” screen, go to the “Alarms” tab in the sidebar 

○ For each alarm, select either: 

■ Min = lower threshold (device alarms when temperature goes below this point) 

■ Max = upper threshold (device alarms when temperature goes above this point) 

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○ Input the temperature value or humidity % for the threshold 

○ Click “Save” 

● Device will sound an alarm when the temperature and/or humidity readings cross the predefined threshold 

○ The alarm icon will illuminate in the display 

○ The unit will blink a specific color to indicate the type of alarm: 

■ Red = Temperature alarm 

■ Green = Humidity alarm 

■ Blue = Calibration past due 

○ Alarm will sound for 1 minute until readings fall back within the set range.   

○ If the DBL continues logging and the device remains in an alarm state after 1 minute then the device  will continue to beep twice every 5 minutes. 

○ Audible/Visual alarm will clear automatically when the current reading no longer exceeds min/max  limits 


Start Logging 

● Once the device is properly configured click Save 

● It is now safe to disconnect the device 

● 4 flashing dashes will appear on the screen signaling the device is ready to begin logging data 

● To begin logging data, hold Start/Stop button for 5 seconds 

● “Strt” will appear on the screen to signal that datalogging has begun 

● To stop or pause logging, hold the Start/Stop button for 5 seconds. Logging will continue when you again  press the Start/Stop button for 5 seconds 

Downloading Data 


Downloading data from the data logger requires DicksonWare 2.0 or DicksonWare 2.0 Secure and a USB cable, both  are sold separately. 

To download data from the device:  

1. Launch DicksonWare 2.0 

2. Connect the DBL via the USB cable 

3. On the Dicksonware home screen, click the “Download” button 

4. Data will automatically start downloading from the device. This may take a few minutes depending on the  amount of data stored on the logger 


Once download is complete, you will be able to view the data in the interface and select a range 


You can extend the battery life up to 6 years by using a Lithium AA battery with the same assumptions above.  






The DBL comes preloaded with up-to-date firmware. When the unit is powered on, the current version number will  flash on the screen. You should not normally have to update the firmware on the unit, but on the rare occasion  where a new update is available, you can visit our website for information:  https://dicksondata.com/product/compact-data-logger/



Visit : support.dicksonone.com

For additional support

Email : [email protected] Call: 630.543.3747 3


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