Shocklog 208 impact recorder

ShockLog 208 impact recorders offer an entry-level impact recorder, providing the ability to create journey profiles with acceleration measurements only.

The Shocklog 208 version is available in three factory set g ranges: 100g, 30g and 10g.

Also available with an external temperature/humidity sensor.

Shocklog 208 impact recorders offers an entry-level impact recorder, providing the ability to create journey profiles with acceleration measurements only.

The Shocklog 208 is available in factory set g ranges, 100g, 30g and 10g.

Shocklog 208 Features:

  • Record max peak X, Y, and Z and internal temperature
  • Field-proven triaxial piezoelectric accelerometer technology
  • User-definable slot alarm levels
  • LED lights for visual notification of alarms
  • Self-contained unit design, free of cables and wires
  • iButton® and USB data transfer options (no ibuttons included with the Shocklog 208. Must be purchased separately if required)
  • IP67-rated, RF-screened
  • Temperature/humidity sensor built into unit (optional)

Shocklog 208 accessories

  • Magnetic mounting kit:
    Once the ShockLog unit is attached to the magnetic mounting plate, the plate can be mounted to a metal surface.
    The following items are included in the kit:
    1 x magnetic mounting plate (mounting screws and anti-vibration isolators are included with each Shocklog sold)


Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
Size: 84mm x 84mm x 55mm
Weight:  455g (without battery)
Battery Type: 1 x 3.6V Lithium Thionyl Chloride
1 x 1.5V AA alkaline
 Battery Life:  Up to 12 months w/ lithium battery
Scale Range (Factory Set): 10G, 30G, 100G
Cut-off Frequency Options (Factory Set): 40Hz, 90Hz, and 250Hz
Time Slots: Up to 262,000
Time Slot Length: 10 seconds to 1 hour
Humidity / Temperature Factory Fit Option:
Humidity: 0-100% RH
Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
Dew Point: -40°C to 85°C 0-100% RH



Selection Guide

Shocklog and g-View Quick Selection Guide

If you do not have any non-operating shock specifications for the product you are shipping then use the guide below to assist with your selection.
This is a guide only and not intended to replace actually testing of the product’s shipping properties prior to shipment.
This merely allows you to select an appropriate scale, which then allows the Shocklog or g-View to test the products’ shock profile.
A standard rule of thumb to apply to select an appropriate scale setting is shown below and should be related to the type of product that is to be shipped or the mass of the product.

Product weight Application example Scale Product
less than 900kgs Packaged Crate 100G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (100g)
Shocklog 208 (100g)
over 900 kgs up to 4,500 kgs Crate or Skidded Product 30G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (30g)
Shocklog 208 (30g)
g-View (25g)
over 4,500 kgs up to 90,000 kgs Vehicle (Truck/Rail) 10G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (10g)
Shocklog 208 (10g)
g-View (10g)
over 90,000 kgs up to 180,000 kgs Rocket Engines 3G Shocklog 298
over 180,000 kgs Nuclear Power Components 1G Shocklog 298


How do I know which Shocklog product may be the most suitable?
– If you the manufacturer of the product has non-operating shock specifications this will assist greatly with which unit to select as you will have the known impact or vibration levels that are unacceptable.
– If the above information is not available then we can determine which product may be the most suitable based on the mass of the product firstly
(see Selection Guide tab).
– if you require GPS when an event occurs and/or Tilt and Roll monitoring and/or vibration monitoring then you will have to use the Shocklog 298
– if you require a detailed event graph when an event occurs then you will either need the Shocklog 298 or 248
– if you require only a journey graph for each axis then you can use the Shocklog 208.

What is in the ShockLog 208 accessory kit?
The ShockLog accessory kit contains the following items:
1 – ShockLog Software USB (Containing software and user manual)
2 – AA Lithium Batteries

What is a slot?
The Shocklog 208 records time slot data only. Slots are user-defined periods of time in which various criteria will be recorded. Slot contents define the criteria to be recorded in the Slots graphs. The four default settings are max peak x, y, z and internal temperature. The Slot Interval defines how often a time slot will be recorded.

What is the battery life for a ShockLog unit?
The battery life of a ShockLog unit is dependent upon the type of unit, configuration settings, and the type of batteries being used. With the recommended lithium battery, the ShockLog can have a 9 to 18 month battery life.

What is included in the mounting kit?
The mounting kit contains 4 metal bolts and 4 flex-lock connectors to ensure rigid mounting without any metal-on-metal contact.

I downloaded the data from my unit, and it only recorded slot data for part of the trip. There isn’t a problem with the batteries in the unit. Why did this happen?
When configuring your ShockLog, it is important to have the slots last longer than the duration of the journey. This settings can be configured in the Slots tab of the Setup window. In version 10.2 or newer of the software, you can use the Journey Duration button to determine what these settings should be.

How does my ShockLog software license work?
ShockWatch software licensing is intended for a single computer. If you need additional seats or
additional computers to use the software, please contact ShockWatch.
Also, please note the following when entering the license code (found inside the software CD case):
The code begins with the letters “SW”
The license code will not contain the letter “O”; these are zeros (0)

When I connect the ShockLog to my computer using the USB connection, it appears to be running, but when I disconnect it, none of the lights are flashing. Is the unit working?
If no LEDs are flashing after you have sent a setup to the ShockLog and have unplugged the unit, then there may not be any batteries in the unit. Make sure that batteries are installed in the ShockLog unit before sending the setup to the equipment.

When I use the Download iButton, will I obtain all the data from the ShockLog?
Please keep in mind that when the Download iButton is used, no data is erased from the ShockLog
unit. Only a limited amount of information is transferred from the ShockLog with the iButton. Primarily, the information obtained is the report displayed on the main screen of the software.

Why is the software prompting for the Licence Key each time it is launched?
If you are prompted to enter the Licence key every time you launch the software you will have to do the following to save the licence in the registry:
1. Close Software
2. Right click on the Shocklog icon on the desktop
3. Select “Run as Administrator”
4. Enter the licence key again
5. Close the software
6. Open the software and you should not be prompted to enter the Licence key anymore


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Innovative Software for Reliable Data and Analysis
Control your ShockLog device through a simple Windows®-based software program. Clear instructions allow for quick deployment and easy data analysis. The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey. ShockLog 208 provides peak acceleration values for all three axes reported on a time basis.

The ShockLog software runs on a desktop or laptop PC using the Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating systems.

Control your ShockLog device through a simple Windows®-based software program. Clear instructions allow for quick deployment and easy data analysis. The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey. Export data into programs such as Excel and MatLab for more detailed analysis.

Shocklog 208 screen shots

Shocklog 208 software one page report
Full Journey Report
The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey in both text and graphic formats. Information delivered includes time slot information. It is possible to zoom in on data of particular interest in order to analyze the information. Data can be exported into packages such as Excel and MatLab for more detailed analysis.

Shocklog 208 software slots
Slots Graph (journey profile for each axis)
The ShockLog software allows the user to zoom into specific areas of the Slots
graphs and highlight the key, potentially damaging areas of information. The date and time of the impact shown is shown on the right hand side of each graph.

hocklog 208 software slot alarms
Slot Alarms
The Shocklog 208 is capable of triggering an alarm if an impact within a time slot period exceeds the thresholds set in the Slot Alarms tab. The alarm level is set as a percentage of the unit’s range. For the ShockLog 208, the range is factory set at either 10g, 30g 0r 100g.