skip to Main Content

c\temp DSC Single-Use

A low-cost single-use Temperature Data Logger for monitoring low temperatures.

Memory: 8k
Temperature Range:
-40°C to +72°C / -40°F to +161°F

CALL 800-858-6872


Download Product Brief:
Download: Single-Use Quick Start Guide


c\temp DSC is the revolutionary single-use pre-programmed electronic temperature recorder developed by Marathon Products. Designed for measuring low temperatures during the transportation of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, the internal thermistor accurately records time and temperatures for user selectable readings in Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin. Because of its small size, it is suitable for applications where space limitations exist.The larger format c\tempAA has an extended battery life and can endure rough handling.

Functions: The internal firmware provides the following features: start time, intervals, end description for special instructions, alarm values,recording status, measurement data, firmware version, serial and tracking number, and model type. User selectable software features also includes language conversion on the fly from English to Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, French and German. To start the recorder, simply press the start button!

Computer Ready: After recording, simply download all of its data to your PC with a compatible cable and Marathon’s easy-to-use MDAS software. Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7, 8 & 10. 21CFR compliant software is available with full database capabilities. We also offer a USB to Serial Port adaptor. Software and cables sold separately.

Note: a minimum order consists of 20 units.

recycleMarathon will pay a US $5 rebate for each used electronic data logger (c\temp red, gray, yellow or blue) returned to us. This will help us meet our green environmental objectives and our customers will save the cost of the disposal of the electronic waste, which contains printed circuit boards and alkaline or lithium batteries. Go to the REBATE page for more information and to download the return form.

c\temp DSC – SKU #8015
Logger Category, Description Category 2. Single Use. Low temperature data logger with a compact size.
Memory/Storage 8k (approx. 8,000 data points)
Internal Sensor Precision Thermistor
Range: -40°C to +72°C / -40°F to +161°F
Accuracy: ±0.5°C at 20°C, ±1.0°C at extremes / ±0.9°F at 68°F, ±1.8°F at extremes
External Sensor/Probe count and connector type None
Alarm Programming Pre-programmed to your specifications. Also user configurable at any time before the logger has been started. High and low alarm limits can be set by temperature and time.
Alarm Modes Exceed Limit, Continuous Interval, Cumulative. See Alarms page for more information.
Alarm Reset Options None
Alarm Notifications Red LED flashes when alarm has been triggered. See Alarms page for more information.
Audible Alarm None
Display None
Indicators LED indicators: power (green), alarm (red)
Size and Weight 9 cm(l) x 5 cm(w) x 1.6 cm (h) / 3.4 in.(l) x 1.97 in (w) x 0.63 in.(h)
52.5 grams / 1.85 oz.
CE Certified Yes
Water-resistant No
Internal Firmware, Internal Clock Accuracy Internal Clock, Start/Stop time, Interval, User description, Alarm values, Recording status, Firmware version, Serial number, Model.
Clock Accuracy is better than 2 minutes per month on average at normal temperatures (-29°C to +72°C).
For loggers directly exposed to temperatures at or below -80°C, the expected accuracy is ± 15 minutes per month
Measurement Intervals Programmable from 2 seconds per reading. See Duration Chart for examples.
Computer Interface (physical) 3.5mm stereo jack
Data Retrieval Method Download to PC using a compatible cable and software
Programming (Initialization) Method Comes pre-programmed to your specifications. Also user programmable through PC using a compatible cable and Marathon software before the unit has been started.
Wireless Connection and Range None
Remote Monitoring and Network Connection type None
Required Accessories: Compatible Software (1 required for operation): • MDAS Read-OnlyMDAS-Pro, • 21 CFR
Computer Interface (1 required for operation): • USB-to-3.5mm Stereo cableIC9P Serial Cable
Optional Accessories: None
Included paperwork Quality Control sheet, NIST certificate, Packing List included with all purchases. See the Calibration page for more information.
Optional Paperwork Calibration Report including data included with purchase of Optional Calibration. See the Calibration page for more information.
Power Source, Battery Life and Replacement One 3.0 Volt Lithium Battery. 1 year operating life and 3 year shelf life. See Battery Performance page for more information.
Batteries are changed as part of the recommended annual recalibration. For battery replacement only, Call for price.
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications subject to change without prior notice.

c\temp Read-only Software

Centralized Monitoring

Our MDAS Read-Only software is not for programming. This is used to read data collected from our c\temp single-use data loggers. It has all the features of the MDAS, but excludes the ability to program the devices. With IP Address access it is location independent so data loggers located anywhere can be centrally monitored and managed.

Marathon’s Data Analysis Software (MDAS) allows you to view up to 16 multiple traces at one time, enables you to transfer the information recorded in the logger to your computer, and to view, print and generate a report of the measurement data. The graphic representations include rotating 3D views, unlimited zooms, view temperature data points on the graph, view the total elapsed time or the exact time when it was recorded.

The graph and all data points (date, time and temperature) can be printed, as well as the ability to add a Note to the file for including information pertinent to that graphic trace. Users have the ability to view the numeric data within a screen window, calculate the Mean Kinetic Temperature of the recording as well as export data in a CSV format. A summary report showing the Start and Stop Time, High, Low, Median and Average temperatures as well as the Alarm information is also displayed. The data from the logger is downloaded to your PC via our proprietary cable or USB interface.

MDAS Read-Only software offers language support for English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. A separate installation program for Chinese and Japanese is also available on the CD-ROM with this version of the software. The software has been designed for the Microsoft operating system platforms and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

MaxiLog Cradle

IC-9P Cable
IC-9P Cable
usb to serial - stereo plug
USB-to-Serial Stereo Plug
Back To Top