Shocklog 298

ShockLog 298 impact recorders monitor and records shock, vibration and environmental conditions experienced by any type of structure or equipment whether in use, in transit or in storage.

The ShockLog 298 is also available with Tilt and Roll, GPS, Tilt and Roll/GPS and with an external temperature, humidity and pressure sensor.

ShockLog 298 impact recorders monitor and record shock, vibration and environmental conditions experienced by any type of structure or equipment whether in use, in transit or in storage. Record max peak X, Y, and Z and internal temperature as standard.

Other ShockLog 298 impact monitor options available to provide more intelligence about the journey are:

  • GPS – built in GPS module to record GPS positioning for every event and summary interval.
  • Tilt and Roll – built in tilt and roll sensor to record tilt and roll data.
  • External temperature/humidity sensor – built into the unit.
  • Humidity, Pressure and Temperature sensor – a separate module that measures temperature, humidity and pressure.

Post Processing Options

The ShockLog software enables users to perform several post-processing functions. these functions provide additional analysis of impact wave forms.

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  • Record impact events for up to 870 events.
  • Field-proven tri-axial piezoelectric accelerometer technology.
  • Show direction of impact – X, Y and Z.
  • User definable alarm levels.
  • Programmable wake-up levels for maximizing battery life.
  • LED lights for visual notification of alarms and warnings.
  • Self-contained unit design, free of cables and wires.
  • iButton® and USB data transfer options.
  • The device is IP67-rated and RF-screened.
Reach | ROHS Compliant

Reach | ROHS Compliant


ShockLog 298 Magnetic Mount

Magnetic Mount

Magnetic Mount for metal surfaces

ShockLog Humidity, Ttemperature and Pressure sensor

Humidity, Pressure and Temperature Sensor

This environmental sensor can monitor Humidity,
Pressure and Temperature ancan be used with
any of the ShockLog 298 versions.
Two versions of the HPT sensor are available:
1BAR/14.5psi and 2BAR/29psi


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Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to 85°C
123mm x 78mm x 55mm
515g (without battery)
2 x 3.6V Lithium Thiorxyl Chloride
2 x 1.5V Alkaline Size AA
Case Material
Scale Factor Accuracy at 5G
+/- 2%
Additional Error Other Ranges
+/- 2%
Acceleration Range
+/- 1 to +/- 200G
Cut-off Frequency Options (Programmable)
10Hz, 40Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 250Hz
Wake-Up Threshold (% of Range)
Warning and Alarm Threshold (% of Range)
Wake-Up Time
External Power Source Option
4.5V min / 30V max
Humidity / Temperature Factory Fit Option
0-100% RH
-40°C to 85°C
Dew Point
-40°C to 85°C 0-100% RH


How do I know which ShockLlog product may be the most suitable?

If 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. The selection best suited would depend on how much information you want to use.
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

What is in the ShockLog accessory kit?

The ShockLog accessory kit contains the following items:
1 – ShockLog Software CD (Containing software and user manual)
1 – Quick Start Manual
1 – USB Communication Cable
2 – AA Lithium Batteries
1 – iButton USB Connection BUS and Cable

What is the difference between a slot and a summary?

Slots are user-defined periods of time in which various criteria will be recorded.
Summaries provide an overview of what was recorded by the ShockLog in a given period of time (the summary interval). A summary records the number of warnings/alarms and the maximum recorded slot values in the summary interval time period.

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 an event, and how do I record it?

Events are graphical representations of the most severe impacts that the ShockLog is monitoring.
These are set up in the Events tab of the Setup window in the software as warnings and alarms g levels.

What is included in the magnetic mounting kit?

The magnetic mounting kit contains the mounting plate only. The four metal bolts and four flex-lock connectors are included with each ShockLog 298 sold.

I downloaded the data from my unit, and it only recorded slot and summary 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 and the summaries last longer than the duration of the journey. These 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.

I downloaded the data from my ShockLog 298, and the data goes off the chart's scale. What happened?

If the information you have recorded has gone over the scale, you can go into Version 10.2 or newer of the software and make modifications to the filter frequency. That should bring the data back down into the scale range that you are monitoring.

What is the hardware filter, and what should I set it to for my shipment?

The hardware filter isolates the impacts recorded by limiting the response to below the frequency set in the ShockLog. Generally it is based on the mass of the product that you are transporting where more potentially damaging impacts would occur.

Filter selection guidelines are below:
250 Hz – Optimised for equipment weighing up to 4,500 kgs
120 Hz – Optimised for equipment weighing 4,500 to 11,300 kgs
90 Hz – Optimised for equipment weighing 11.300 to 22,600 kgs
40 Hz – Optimised for equipment weighing 22.600 kgs to 45,300 kgs
10 Hz – Optimised for equipment weighing over 45,300 kgs

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. Even the events information is limited to the most severe events which have occurred.

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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ShockLog 248-298 User Manual
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ShockLog 298 Competitive Comparison


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.

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

Below are software screen shots and software tutorial videos

Shocklog 298 screen shots

Full Journey Report
The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey in both text and graphic formats. Information delivered includes an event summary, detailed event information, and 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.

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.
From the Slot graphs, it is possible to jump to the detailed event curves associated with the period of time being displayed by the slot graphs.

Detailed Event Curve
The event curve displays the detailed data curve for a given event.
The detailed event curve shows the magnitude and duration of the impact event, with the horizontal axis displaying the time in milliseconds and the vertical axis
showing the force of the impact in g. All three axes will be displayed giving users a full understanding of the level of impact seen across all axes

GPS summaries data
If the unit has the GPS add on then the GPS position of the unit will be recorded at
every summary interval and when an event occurs. The receiver / antenna must have line of site visibility to GPS satellites to record such information. Clicking on the globe will open the location in Google Maps.

Tilt and Roll graph
The ShockLog software includes two additional time slot graphs in order to provide a graphical representation of the tilt and roll activity recorded. The additional graphs show the Tilt (front to back) and Roll (left to right) movement of the unit and are represented as degrees of movement. The data is recorded and displayed in a range of ±180°. Reaching 180° indicates full turn over.

Shocklog Software Tutorial Videos

Shocklog Software Tutorial
1. Basic Layout
ShockLog software demonstration showing an overview of the software’s initial layout.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
2. How to create a setup file
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to create a setup file that will be sent to the ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
3. Downloading and Viewing Data
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to download and view the data from a ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
4. Viewing Data
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to view the data from a ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
5. Events Tab
This training segment addresses the events tab and graphics capabilities of the ShockLog software.