Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter TRANSMITTERS Instruction Manual

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace v7 Specification: Fiber optic oxygen transmitter for use with noninvasive oxygen sensors & sensor probes Software version: LCDTRACEv204 (Oct 2009) Document filename: IM_Fibox_3_LCD_trace_v7_dv3 All rights reserved. No parts of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means - graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, or information storage and retrieval systems - without the written permission of the publisher.

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Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Table of Contents 1 Preface ___ 3
2 Description of the Fibox 3 LCD trace Transmitter ___ 4
2.1 Scope of Delivery ___ 5
2.2 Front Panel ___ 6
2.3 Rear Panel ___ 7
2.4 LCD Control Panel ___ 8
3 Installation ___ 9
3.1 Set-up ___ 9
3.2 Software Installation ___ 10
3.3 Battery Usage and Charging ___ 10
4 Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter ___ 13
4.1 Starting the Device ___ 13
4.2 Calibration ___ 14
4.2.1 Sensor Type Selection ___ 15
4.2.2 Calibration with Temperature ON ___ 15
4.2.3 Calibration with Temperature OFF ___ 16
4.2.4 Manual Calibration ___ 17
4.3 Measurement ___ 18
4.4 Data Logging ___ 20
4.5 Configuration ___ 22
4.6 Diagnosis & Test ___ 24
4.7 Menu Structure ___ 25
5 Operation - PC Controlled ___ 26
5.1 Adjustment of the Regional Settings of the Operating System ___ 26
5.2 USB Serial Driver Installation ___ 28
5.3 Configuration of COM Port ___ 30
5.4 Starting the Device ___ 32
5.5 Calibration ___ 35
5.5.1 Sensor Type Selection ___ 35
5.5.2 Calibration of PSt3 “with temperature sensor ___ 36
5.5.3 Calibration of PSt3 “without temperature sensor ___ 39
5.5.4 Manual Calibration of PSt3 ___ 41
5.5.5 Calibration of PSt6 ___ 42
5.6 Measurement ___ 43
5.6.1 Control Bar ___ 46
5.6.2 Graphical Display ___ 48
5.7 Data Logger Reading ___ 51
5.8 Opening txt-Files in Excel ___ 52
5.9 Analog Output ___ 55
5.10 Analog Input ___ 56
5.11 LED Intensity ___ 57
5.12 Software Menu Structure .

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH 6 Technical Data ___ 59
6.1 Specifications ___ 59
6.2 Analog Output and External Trigger ___ 61
7 Operational Notes ___ 64
7.1 Optical Output ___ 64
7.2 Temperature Compensation ___ 64
7.3 Warm-Up Time ___ 64
7.4 Power Adapter ___ 64
7.5 Analog Outputs ___ 64
7.6 RS232 Interface ___ 64
7.7 Maintenance ___ 64
7.8 Service ___ 65
8 CE and FCC Conformity ___ 65
9 Concluding Remarks . 66

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

3 Fibox 3 LCD trace © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Preface 1 Preface You have chosen a new, innovative technology for measuring oxygen.

The Fibox 3 LCD trace is a compact easy to transport fiber optic oxygen transmitter for standalone or PC controlled use. The data evaluation is PC supported. The Fibox 3 LCD trace was developed especially for small fiber chemical optical oxygen sensors, flow-through cells and integrated sensor systems. It is based on a novel technology, which creates very stable, internally referenced measured values. This allows a more flexible use of oxygen sensors in various fields of interest.

Optical oxygen sensors (also called optodes) have several important features: They are small. Their signal does not depend on the flow rate of the sample. They can be physically divided from the measuring system which allows a noninvasive measurement. They can be used in disposables. Therefore, they are ideally suited for the examination of small sample volumes, for highly parallelized measurements in disposables, and for biotechnological applications. A set of different oxygen minisensors, flow-through cells and integrated sensor systems is available to make sure you have the sensor which matches your application.

Please feel free to contact our service team to find the best solution for your application. Your PreSens Team PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE WORKING WITH THIS DEVICE.

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

4 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Description of the Transmitter 2 Description of the Fibox 3 LCD trace Transmitter The Fibox 3 LCD trace is a single channel, temperature compensated, stand-alone oxygen transmitter. It is used with fiber optic oxygen sensors based on 2 mm polymer fibers. The device is portable with a rechargeable battery and a built-in data-logger. It can be controlled via an integrated, programmable LCD control panel. Alternatively, the Fibox 3 LCD trace can be connected to a PC for measurement. The Fibox 3 LCD trace is used for sensor coatings type PSt3 (detection limit 15 ppb, 0 - 100 % oxygen), and type PSt6 (detection limit 1 ppb, 0 - 4.2 % oxygen).

Fibox 3 LCD trace v7 features: Fiber optic oxygen transmitter with temperature compensation High precision Portable Four analog outputs (two for current output 4 – 20 mA, two for voltage output 0 - 10 V) Two trigger inputs Digital data output (on request) External temperature measurement Programmable sampling rate 128 x 64 pixel graphical LCD Li-Ion Battery with 14.4 V / 3.9 Ah RS232 interface Internal data logger for up to 25,000 samples Fig. 1 Fibox 3 LCD trace v7, fiber optic oxygen transmitter for use with non-invasive oxygen sensors & sensor probes

Fibox 3 LCD trace Fiber optic oxygen transmitter

5 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Description of the Transmitter 2.1 Scope of Delivery Fiber optic oxygen transmitter Fibox 3 LCD trace v7 Software LCDTRACEv204 RS232 cable Battery charger (Input 110 - 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz; Output: 16.8 VDC; max 2 A) with EUand US-power supply cord Temperature sensor PT 1000 Printout of instruction manual Additionally required equipment (not supplied): Oxygen-sensitive chemical optical sensor You can find mini sensors – mounted into different types of housings – on www.presens.de/products PC / Notebook for comfortable data recording, configuration and retrieval of data from the data logger.

System requirements: Win XP: Processor: 300 MHz or higher, RAM 256 MB (512 MB recommended) Win Vista (32 bit): Processor: 1.86 GHz or higher, RAM 512 MB (1 GB recommended) Win 7 (32 / 64 bit): Processor: 1.86 GHz or higher, RAM 1GB or higher Fig. 2 Case with all delivered equipment

6 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Description of the Transmitter 2.2 Front Panel The front panel is equipped with a connector for the fiber optic sensor, a connector for the temperature sensor and an ON / OFF switch. ELEMENT DESCRIPTION FUNCTION ON / OFF ON / OFF switch Switches the device ON and OFF.

In case the charger is connected the indicator ring is illuminated blue. Optical Sensor SMA fiber connector Connect the fiber optic oxygen sensor here. Temp. Sensor Connector for PT 1000 temperature sensor Connect the PT 1000 temperature sensor for temperature compensated measurements here. Fig. 3 Transmitter front panel ON / OFF

7 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Description of the Transmitter 2.3 Rear Panel The electrical specifications of all rear panel connectors are given in chapter 6 “Technical Data”. Please follow these notes to avoid mistakes. ELEMENT DESCRIPTION FUNCTION POWER Line adapter for battery charger Connect the charger for the Li-Ion battery here. RS232 RS232 interface (male) Connect the device with a RS232 data cable to your PC / notebook here. Use the provided parts only. V1 Analog voltage output/ Analog voltage input (channel 1) Connector for analog input and output (Voltage 0 – 10 V).

For further information see chapter 6 “Technical Data”.

V2 Analog voltage output/ Analog voltage input (channel 2) Connector for analog input and output (Voltage 0 – 10 V). For further information see chapter 6 “Technical Data”. I1 Analog current output (channel 1) Connector for analog output, current 4 – 20 mA. For further information see chapter 6 “Technical Data”. I2 Analog current output (channel 2) Connector for analog output, current 4 – 20 mA. For further information see chapter 6 “Technical Data”. Fig. 4 Transmitter rear panel

8 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Description of the Transmitter 2.4 LCD Control Panel The LCD display and the buttons allow operating the transmitter without connection to a PC.

In the lower part of the display the functions of the buttons in the respective menu, submenu or window are shown. Use the buttons for navigating through the menu and to make settings; pressing the respective button will perform the respective function (see Fig. 5). Fig. 5 LCD control panel for stand-alone operation of the transmitter

9 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Installation 3 Installation 3.1 Set-up A typical set-up for PC controlled use is shown in Fig. 6. A sensor spot is connected optically via a polymer optical fiber i.e. to the transmitter, which is connected via a serial COM port to a PC. Remove the rubber cap from the optical sensor connector and keep the cap (Fig. 7). After measurements or for storing the transmitter the rubber cap should be put back on to keep the optical sensor connector clean.

It is recommended to clean the SMA connector with a dry, dust free cleaning wipe or cleaning implement for SMA connectors before the measurement.

Fig. 7 Remove the rubber cap from the oxygen sensor connector. Fig. 6 Set-up for PC controlled use of the Fibox 3 LCD trace v7

10 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Installation Remove the protective cap from the male plug on the polymer optical fiber and insert it in the SMA connector of the Fibox 3 LCD trace. The safety nut has to be screwed on. There is a red mark on the temperature sensor connector of the Fibox 3 LCD trace. The temperature sensor plug also has a red mark. Match those two marks before inserting the temperature sensor plug into the connector on the transmitter front panel; else the plug might get damaged.

3.2 Software Installation The software is working with English and German regional settings.

Please change your setting to one of these settings before installing the software (see chapter 5.1). 1. Please close all other applications as they may interfere with the software. 2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the respective drive. 3. If no dialog opens automatically, use the explorer to open the file menu on the CD. Copy the file „LCDTRACEv204.exe“ to a folder on your PC (e.g. C:\PreSens\...) and create a shortcut to your desktop so you are able to start the software quickly.

4. Start the software by double clicking the symbol for the „LCDTRACEv204.exe” file. 3.3 Battery Usage and Charging The Fibox 3 LCD comprises a rechargeable battery (accumulator, 14.4 V, 3.9 Ah) for self-contained power supply. Rechargeable batteries may be replaced by the manufacturer only. Rechargeable batteries are subject to normal wear which is more or less pronounced depending on operating and storage conditions. This normal wear is no defect which is covered by the device warranty. ! Prior to first use, the internal battery has to be charged. ! Only use the supplied battery charger (type mascot-9940) for the Li-ion battery.

Disconnect the battery charger, when the battery is fully charged. Keeping the battery charger permanently connected will increase the aging process of the battery. ! The battery is incorporated in the housing of the transmitter. Therefore, it cannot be replaced by the customer. Alignment, rework or repair work may only be carried out by the manufacturer.

The charging time of the battery is approx. 3 – 4 hours. It is possible to take measurements with connected charger. ! The maximum runtime of the rechargeable battery depends on the settings of the device, the temperature and battery conditions (charging cycles, aging).

11 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Installation ! The charger has an internal fuse which blows if a fault occurs in the charger. Such faults must be repaired by qualified service personnel only. ! The Li-ion charger mascot-9940 is designed for indoor use only and should not come into contact with water or dust.

To prevent overheating the product should not be covered whilst in use. ! The main sockets should be easily accessible. In the event of operational error, the plug should be immediately removed from the socket.

This charger is designed for use with Li-ion batteries. For safety reasons, this charger must be used only for batteries which have the right number of cells in series: Output voltage divided by 4.1 V or 4.2 V. ! The charger contains dangerous voltages and the cover should not be removed. All service or maintenance work should be carried out by qualified personnel who can get assistance by contacting the manufacturer´s agent. ! The charger is double-insulated (in insulation class II). ! If the battery charger is mounted in a vehicle it can only be used when the vehicle is not in use.

The charger has plastic casing therefore avoid it coming into contact with oils, grease etc., as most types of plastic can be broken down by chemicals and solvents.

1. Do not connect the charger to the main power grid before it is connected to the transmitter. 2. Connect the provided battery charger (type mascot-9940) to the transmitter (Fig. 8). Fig. 8 Transmitter with connected battery charger

12 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Installation 3. Connect the charger to the main power grid. 4. The ON / OFF switch on the front panel is illuminated blue, indicating the charging process (Fig. 9). 5. Let the battery charge for four hours. The charging time of the battery is approximately three to four hours. It is possible to take measurements with connected charger. 6. The LED on the charger indicates the following charge status: Orange Fast charge. The charger is in constant current mode. Yellow Final charge. The battery is normally 80 - 95 % charged when the LED-indicator changes to yellow.

Green Charge completed (the charge is stopped). 7. When the charging process is completed, disconnect the charger from the main power grid before unplugging the battery connection. Fig. 9 The ON / OFF switch is illuminated blue, indicating the charging process.

13 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4 Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.1 Starting the Device Press the ON / OFF switch on the front panel to start the transmitter. The device starts measuring with the settings of the last measurements.

By pressing VIEW you can choose between two different display views: View 1: The initial display view shows the current oxygen measurement value and oxygen unit (e.g. [% air sat.] in Fig. 11). The current temperature value is displayed in the upper right corner. In addition, the status bar shows the current time and sampling rate in the status bar.

Fig. 10 Transmitter front panel, ON / OFF switch Fig. 11 LCD display – View 1

14 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter View 2: The second display mode additionally shows raw data amplitude (Signal) and phase (Phase) of the sensor and an error status (Error). By pressing the MENU key you can activate different functions and readouts. To make a selection use BACK , and ENTER. You can leave a submenu by pressing BACK. To make a measurement the following steps have to be completed: 1. Selecting the oxygen sensor type 2.

Calibrating the oxygen sensor 3. Setting measurement parameters 4.2 Calibration In the submenu MENU / Calibration / Status the currently used calibration data is shown: Date of Calibration, Pressure, Phase1, Phase2, Temperature1 and Temperature2. Press any key to leave this menu.

There are three different calibration modes: MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature ON In “Temperature ON” mode the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are measured and stored. Temperature during calibration is measured and saved with the current temperature measurement settings (PT 1000, External). The temperature sensor has to be placed in close vicinity to the oxygen sensor or make sure that the temperature at both oxygen and temperature sensor is the same. MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature OFF In “Temperature OFF” mode the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are measured and stored.

The temperature value during calibration is set manually on the Fig. 12 LCD display – View 2

15 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter display and stored. This option can be used, if the temperature at the location of the oxygen sensor is known. MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Manual In “Manual” mode the raw phase values of the oxygen sensor as well as the temperature values are set manually on the display. This option can be used if previously measured calibration values for the currently used oxygen sensor are available. You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol delivered with you oxygen sensor (see also Fig.

41).

4.2.1 Sensor Type Selection Prior to making measurements, you have to choose the correct sensor type. To change the sensor type select MENU / Calibration / Sensortype. Press EDIT, choose the respective sensor type you have connected to the transmitter, and then press ENTER. The following sensor types can be used with the Fibox 3 LCD trace: PSt3 PSt6 Please read the instruction manual of the respective oxygen sensor for more detailed information about calibration standards and sensor specifications. 4.2.2 Calibration with Temperature ON Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature ON.

The calibration can be cancelled by pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings.

1. SET CALIB. PRESSURE Set the current atmospheric pressure value by using the “+” and “–“ keys and press SET. Fig. 13 LCD display – set calibration pressure

16 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 2. In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor the OXYGEN of the 2nd CAL POINT is requested in the unit “% air sat % O2 x 100 / 20.95). Change the oxygen value by using the “+” and “-“ keys and press SET. 3. CAL0 For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 0 please see the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.

The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL0 solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the first calibration point and press OK. The current phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) then press STORE. (If the phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.) 4. CAL2nd For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 100 please see the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.

The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL2nd solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point and press OK. The current phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) then press STORE. (If the phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.) While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and afterwards switches back to the primary menu.

4.2.3 Calibration with Temperature OFF Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Temperature OFF. The calibration can be cancelled by pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings. 1. SET CALIB. TEMPERATURE First, the temperature value at the oxygen sensor during calibration is requested. To use this option you have to know the temperature at the location of the oxygen sensor. Set the temperature for first and second calibration value manually by using the “+” and “-“ keys and press SET.

2. SET CALIB. PRESSURE Set the current atmospheric pressure value by using the “+” and “–“ keys and press SET.

In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor the OXYGEN of the 2nd CAL POINT is requested in the unit “% air sat % O2 x 100 / 20.95). Change the oxygen value by using the “+” and “-“ keys and press SET. 3. CAL0 For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 0 please see the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual.

The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL0 solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the first calibration point and press OK. The current phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than

17 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter ± 0.1°) then press STORE. (If the phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.) 4.

CAL2nd For more detailed information on how to prepare the calibration standard 100 please see the respective oxygen sensor´s instruction manual. The message “Please insert the sensor into CAL2nd solution“ is displayed. Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point (= 100% air sat.) and press OK. The current phase and temperature values are shown. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1°) then press STORE. (If the phase angle exceeds the permitted range, the phase value display starts flashing and pressing the STORE key will result in the error message “Overrange!”.) While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and afterwards switches back to the primary menu.

4.2.4 Manual Calibration Select MENU / Calibration / Calibrate / Manual. The calibration can be cancelled by pressing EXIT. This will not change already made settings. The following calibration values are requested one after another and have to be set manually: 1. CAL 0 PHASE 2. In case you are using a PSt6 oxygen sensor: OXYGEN of 2nd CAL POINT in “% air sat.” 3. CAL 2nd PHASE 4. CAL 0 TEMP (temperature) 5. CAL 2nd TEMP (temperature) 6. PRESSURE Change each value by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET. While storing the calibration data the display shows the message WAIT, then DONE and afterwards switches back to the primary menu.

18 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.3 Measurement After sensor type selection and calibration the measurement parameters can be set. Select MENU / Measurement; you can set the following parameters: Sampling rate Select the measurement point frequency. Sampling rates from fastest to 60 min can be set. For the PSt3 sensor the fastest sampling rate is 1 second, for PSt6 it is 3 seconds. In addition, any other sampling rate between 1 and 3,600 seconds can be chosen by selecting other. Change the settings with the  und  keys and press ENTER.

Temperature Select the temperature measurement mode for temperature compensated oxygen measurement: PT1000 With this setting the temperature value necessary for the temperature compensation of the oxygen sensor is measured with the supplied PT 1000 temperature sensor. Manual With this setting a constant temperature value is set manually for temperature compensated oxygen measurement. This option can be used, if the temperature at the location of the oxygen sensor is known and stays constant during measurement. Change the temperature value by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET. External With this setting an external analog signal is transferred to the transmitter via one of the analog connectors on the transmitter rear panel.

To use this option the settings in the submenu Configuration / Analog In / Channel 1 or Channel 2 have to be adjusted first. Please read more detailed information on analog input in chapter 4.5 „Configuration“. When the pre-settings in the submenu Analog In are completed the respective channel can be selected in External. Now the analog input signal is captured, digitally converted and used for correct temperature compensated measurement and oxygen value calculation. Sensor protec. Select a maximum temperature for deactivating the measurement function. Setting a temperature limit is supposed to protect the sensor.

With increasing temperatures (e. g. in autoclave or CIP cleaning processes) the optical excitation can cause accelerated sensor aging. The sensor illumination will be turned off when the measured temperature (PT 1000, Manual, External) reaches the selected maximum value. The message “Warning! Sensor protection” is displayed.

The selection range is 20°C to 100°C. Change the temperature value by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET. The default value is set to 40 °C.

19 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter Signal average This function is for more experienced users. You can select automatic or manual internal averaging of data points per measurement point. Depending on the signal amplitude of the sensor the illumination time per measurement point can be adjusted. With a higher illumination level the signal-to-noise ratio can be improved, with a lower illumination level sensor bleaching can be avoided and its measurement stability prolonged.

There are two options. With AUTO the pulse length in illumination gets adjusted automatically by the device, with Manual the pulse length can be selected in a range from 1 to 4. With higher selected value the illumination time increases and more single measurement points are used for averaging one measurement point. Change the setting by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET.

Oxygen unit Select the desired oxygen unit. Change the setting with the  and  keys and press ENTER. These options are available: % air sat. % oxy. sat. hPa Torr ppm (ppb) µmol/l Sig. intensity This function is for more experienced users to change the illumination level of the device. With a higher illumination level the signal-to-noise ratio can be improved, with a lower illumination level sensor bleaching can be avoided and its measurement stability prolonged. ! A change in signal intensity will invalidate the calibration values of the sensor and it has to be recalibrated. The display also shows the warning message “This can change calibration values“.

The selection range is 5 % to 100 %. Change the setting by using the “+“ and “-“ keys and press SET. Submenus can be selected using the  and  keys and pressing EDIT switches to editing mode. When all required settings are done, go back to the main view on the display by pressing BACK. Measurements are now based on the performed calibration and the new measurement settings.

20 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.4 Data Logging The transmitter has an internal data logger for up to 25,000 samples.

The maximum saving time depends on the sampling rate selected. ! The data logging mode is only accessible if the transmitter is used as stand-alone device. The transmitter cannot be used with the PC software while in data logging mode. ! At delivery the data logging mode of your transmitter is not activated by default setting.

While data is being stored submenus cannot be accessed. The only options are to cancel the data logging mode or to switch to the data logging status display. Select Menu / Data logging / EDIT / Status to get the following information: Start time, start date, sampling rate, data in memory, free memory and MAX memory size. While the Status is displayed no data is being stored. ! The device can be turned off while in data logging mode. Data sampling and logging is continued as soon as the device is turned back on and has initialized. ! Pressing Start will overwrite stored measurement data. To save previously stored data connect the device to a PC / notebook and retrieve the data via the software.

After calibration and setting measurement parameters, the data logging mode can be activated by selecting Menu / Data logging / EDIT / Start. The warning message “This will erase previously stored data!” is displayed. Press OK to confirm and the maximum possible sampling time is shown. Again confirm with OK. The display shows DONE and then switches back to the main measurement view automatically. The symbol DT in the status bar indicates the activated data logging mode.

Fig. 14 LCD display showing activated data logging mode

21 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter To cancel the data logging mode select MENU / STOP and confirm with OK. After that connect the transmitter to a PC / notebook and start the software. (Please see chapter 5.4 for more detailed information about using the software for data retrieval.) An example for a measurement file recorded with the data logger is shown in Fig. 15. * DESCRIPTION * ; Test file for evaluation purpose; * SOFTWARE INFO * ; OxyView – LCDTRACE-V2.04 10/2009; by PreSens GmbH; 22/07/10; 22:59:27; * Calibration Information * ; DTL Start Date :18/06/10 DTL Start Time :21:14:48 Phase Cal 0 :66.01 Phase Cal 100 :31.84 Temp Cal 0 :20 Temp Cal 100 :20 Pressure :964 Sensor Type :2 cal 2 Air Sat% :100 Oxygen Unit :% air sat.

Date/Time(m/s); Oxygen[% air sat.]; Phase; Amplitude; Temperature[°C]; Error; 18.06.2010 21:14:48; 145.924; 27.27; 221750; 21.70; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:49; 144.152; 27.42; 222375; 21.60; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:50; 144.284; 27.41; 222375; 21.60; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:51; 144.416; 27.40; 222500; 21.60; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:52; 144.284; 27.41; 222500; 21.60; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:53; 144.020; 27.43; 222500; 21.60; E0; 18.06.2010 21:14:54; 144.152; 27.42; 222500; 21.60; E0; Fig. 15 Example for a measurement file recorded with data logger

22 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.5 Configuration Select MENU / Configuration. Submenus can be selected using the  and  keys and pressing EDIT switches to editing mode. The following configurations can be adjusted: Status Status displays the current device parameters like illumination level (Sig.intensity), internal referencing (Ref. current, Ref. amplitude), internal measurement averaging (Sig. average) and the temperature compensation mode (Temp. comp.). Press any key to leave this menu. Analog out In the Analog out menu parameters for the analog output can be selected.

There are four analog out channels available (two voltage and two current channels, Voltage U1, Voltage U2, Current I1, Current I2).

The following parameters can be selected for each channel: Inactive (no analog output) Oxygen Temperature Phase Amplitude The additional submenu 20mA/10V value allows setting a conversion rate for maximum possible analog output. Depending on the selected oxygen unit the maximum oxygen value corresponding to the maximum output of 20 mA or 10 V can be set. For example, 10 V can be set to 100 % air-saturation, then 1 V corresponds to 10% airsaturation; or 10 V can be set to 200 ppm gaseous oxygen, then 1 V corresponds to 20 ppm. Analog in The transmitter has two analog in channels which allow feeding an external analog signal to the device.

A temperature value measured by an external device can be transferred to the transmitter as voltage in a range from 0 to 10 V.

In the submenus Channel U1/Variable and Channel U2/Variable you can choose between the options Inactive and Temperature. The submenu /Range allows assigning a lowest temperature value to the voltage of 0 V (Low value) and a highest temperature value to the voltage of 10 V (High value). This equals a two point calibration for the external voltage. The assignment of “Low value” and “High value” is only possible, if the variable Temperature is selected. For example: If the input signal of 10 V corresponds to temperature of 60°C, you should set the value in the High value control window to 60; and if the input signal of 0 V corresponds to temperature of 10°C, you should set the value in the Low value control window to 10.

With an input voltage of 5 V the imported temperature will be 35 °C in this case, or with an input voltage of 7.5 V it will be 47.5 °C.

23 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter ! Before starting external temperature compensation it is useful to check the quality of electric signals. This can be done by entering the submenu Diag&Test / Analog In. The input voltage can be controlled directly on the LCD panel. Clock/Date This menu allows changing the current date and time settings. Change between positions by pressing Next and adjust the setting using the “+” key. Save the changes with SET or cancel the process by pressing Back.

Display There are three different settings for background illumination: OFF background illumination is turned off ON background illumination is permanently turned on AUTO background illumination is activated by pressing any key and turns back off after 10 sec., if no other key is pressed.

Change the setting with the  and  keys and press ENTER or cancel the process by pressing BACK. Reset config The menu Reset config allows resetting all parameters to default settings. Solely use this function if you are experienced in it or contact our service team. MENU SUBMENU DEFAULT SETTING Measurement  Sampling rate  Fastest Temperature  PT 1000 Signal average  Auto Oxygen unit  % air sat. Sig. intensity  25 % Calibration  Sensor type  PSt3 Data logging  Off Configuration  Analog out  All inactivated Analog in  All inactivated Clock / Date  Reset to 010104 00:00:00 Display  ON

24 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.6 Diagnosis & Test The menu Diag&Test is for more experienced users to test particular transmitter functions. System System shows the current hardware version and serial number. Press any key to leave this menu. Output This function allows simulating output values for each of the four output channels. Change to the respective channel first (Voltage 1, Voltage 2, Current 1, Current 2). Then select the value that should be issued at the output channel by using the “+” and “-“ keys. The currently selected and displayed value is issued directly.

Check the output with an external measurement device or a data logger. Press any key to leave this menu. Input An input voltage fed from an external device can be tested like the analog output described above. Select the respective channel (Channel 1 or Channel 2). The voltage at the analog output is measured and its value is displayed. Press any key to leave this menu.

25 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation as Stand-alone Transmitter 4.7 Menu Structure MAIN SUBMENU 1 SUBMENU 2 SUBMENU 3 Measurement  Sampling rate  fastest 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min other  1 ___ 600
sec Temperature  PT 1000 Manual  External  -10 ___ 0
°C Channel U1, Channel U2 Sensor protect.  20 ___ 00
°C Signal average  Auto Manual  1 ___ 4
Oxygen unit  % air sat. % oxy. sat. hPa Torr ppm (ppb) µmol/l Sig. intensity  5 ___ 00
% Calibration  Status  Calibration  Temperature ON  Temperature OFF  Manual Sensor type  PST3 PST6 Data logging  OFF  Status  Start Stop Configuration  Status  Analog out  Voltage U1  Voltage U2  Current I1  Current I2  20 mA / 10 V value Analog in  Channel 1  Channel 2  Clock / Date  Display  Reset confi.

Diag & Test  System  Outputs  Voltage 1  Voltage 2  Current 1  Current 2  Inputs  Channel 1  Channel 2 

26 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 5 Operation - PC Controlled 5.1 Adjustment of the Regional Settings of the Operating System The software is working with English and German regional settings. To change the regional settings on your PC press Start and go to the Control Panel. Choose Regional and Language Options. Select the Regional Options tab (e.g. English (United States)) and click Customize. Fig. 17 Regional and Laguage Options window Fig. 16 Control Panel – Classic View

27 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled A window opens; select the Numbers tab and choose the dot `.´ in the Decimal Symbol drop down menu.

In the drop down menu Digit grouping symbol you have to choose space ` ´. Then press Apply and OK. Click Customize again and go to the Date tab now. In the drop down menu Short date format you have to select `dd.MM.yy´ and choose the dot `.´ in Date separator. Again press Apply and OK. Fig. 18 Customize Regional Options window – Numbers tab Fig. 19 Customize Regional Options window – Date tab

28 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled Press OK in the Regional and Language Options window, and you have finished adjusting the regional settings. 5.2 USB Serial Driver Installation ! The USB-RS232-Binder423 and the respective driver are NOT included in the scope of delivery. The USB-RS232-Binder423 requires At least one available USB port Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 Connect the USB serial cable to the PC / notebook and insert the delivered driver CD. The Found New Hardware Wizard will launch automatically. Select No, not this time from the options and click Next.

Fig. 20 Found New Hardware Wizard

29 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced); then click Next. Select Search for the best driver in these locations and go to Search for removable media (floppy, CD-ROM...). Click Next to proceed. Then Windows will copy the required driver files. Windows should then display a message indicating that the installation was successful. Click Finish to complete the installation. Fig. 21 Found New Hardware Wizard Fig. 22 Found New Hardware Wizard

30 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 5.3 Configuration of COM Port To check which COM port is assigned to the USB serial cable press Start and go to the Control Panel. Select System. Select the Hardware tab in the System Properties window and click Device Manager. You can find the USB serial Port under Ports (COM & LPT) (in the figure below this would be COM port 6 for example). Fig. 23 System Properties window Fig. 24 Device Manager – USB Serial Port selected

31 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled ! Fibox 3 LCD trace only accepts COM port numbers that are < 10.

In case the COM port number is 10 or higher please change it to a port number < 10. To change the COM port number you open the Device Manager activate Port (COM & LPT) and double-click the USB-Serial Port. A window opens; select the Port Settings tab and click on Advanced. Change the COM Port Number to a free port number < 10 and click OK. Then you have to confirm the new port number by clicking OK; then you can close the device manager.

Fig. 25 USP Serial Port Properties – Port Settings tab Fig. 26 Advanced Settings for COM Port window

32 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 5.4 Starting the Device 1. Connect the Fibox 3 LCD trace via the supplied serial cable to a serial COM port of your PC / notebook. 2. Connect the power supply. 3. Please close all other applications as they might interfere with the software. Start the LCDTRACEv204 software. The software is scanning all COM ports available to detect the connected Fibox 3 LCD trace. The message “Search for device” is displayed.

Fig. 27 Initial window – software is scanning to detect the connected Fibox 3 LCD trace

33 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled If the software is unable to detect the correct COM port, the dialog Select COM Port opens (Fig. 28). Select the correct COM port and click the OK button. ! If no device is detected, please check all connections and proper installation of serial COM ports. Fig. 28 Dialog to select COM port

34 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled The window shown below is displayed after the connected transmitter got detected.

The transmitter can now be operated via the software. Now connect the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor to the respective connectors on the transmitter front panel. Fig. 29 Initial display of the LCDTRACEv204 software

35 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 5.5 Calibration Click the Calibration tab in the upper middle screen. There are three different calibration modes: With the setting with temperature sensor the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are measured and stored. Temperature during calibration is measured and saved with the current temperature measurement settings (PT 1000, External). The temperature sensor has to be in close vicinity to the oxygen sensor or make sure that the temperature at both oxygen and temperature sensor is the same.

With the setting without temperature sensor the current raw phase values of the oxygen sensor are measured and stored. The temperature value during calibration is set manually in the software and stored. This option can be used, if the temperature at the location of the oxygen sensor is known.

With the setting manually the raw phase values of the oxygen sensor as well as the temperature values are set manually in the software. This option can be used, if previously measured calibration values for the currently used oxygen sensor are available. You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol delivered with your oxygen sensor. 5.5.1 Sensor Type Selection The correct sensor type has to be selected before starting the calibration process. In the submenu Settings / Sensor the list of different sensor types is shown and the respective sensor type can be selected: PSt3 PSt6 Fig.

30 Calibration tab

36 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled Please read the instruction manual of the respective oxygen sensor for more detailed information about its features. 5.5.2 Calibration of PSt3 “with temperature sensor” Clicking on with temperature sensor opens the respective Calibration Menu dialog: Fig. 31 Submenu for sensor type selection Fig. 32 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor

37 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 1. Insert the current atmospheric pressure value.

2. Set the first calibration point (0 % air sat.). Place the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor in the medium for the first calibration point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor and the temperature are displayed. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 1st point value. The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values.

A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values; the 1st point values will be updated. 3. Set the second calibration point (100 % air sat.). Place the oxygen sensor and temperature sensor in the medium for the second calibration point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor and the temperature are displayed. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1° and variation of temperature ± 0.1°C) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 2nd point value.

The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values.

Fig. 33 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor – storing the first calibration value Fig. 34 Calibration Message window

38 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values; the 2nd point values will be updated. End the calibration process by clicking the button Finish. The calibration data is stored to the transmitter and the display in the INFO tab will be updated. Stop the calibration by clicking the CANCEL button; cancelling the calibration is no longer possible, if one of the Store current value buttons has already been pressed.

Fig. 35 Dialog for calibration with temperature sensor – storing second calibration value

39 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled 5.5.3 Calibration of PSt3 “without temperature sensor” Clicking on without temperature sensor opens the respective Calibration Menu dialog: 1. Insert the current atmospheric pressure value. 2. Set the first calibration point (0 % air sat.). Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the first calibration point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor are displayed. Set the current temperature at the oxygen sensor by using the up and down arrows or typing in the temperature value.

Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1°) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 1st point value. The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values. Fig. 36 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor

40 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values; the 1st point values will be updated. 3. Set the second calibration point (100 % air sat.). Place the oxygen sensor in the medium for the second calibration point. At the bottom of the dialog the currently measured amplitude and phase value of the oxygen sensor are displayed. Set the current temperature at the oxygen sensor by using the up and down arrows or typing in the temperature value. Watch the displayed phase value; wait for about 3 minutes until the phase angle is constant (the variation of the phase angle should be smaller than ± 0.1°) and click the Store current value button to the right of the 2nd point value.

The transmitter stores amplitude, phase and temperature values. A warning message is displayed saying this will overwrite the existing calibration values; the 2nd point values will be updated.

Fig. 37 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor - storing the first calibration value Fig. 38 Calibration Message window Fig. 39 Dialog for calibration without temperature sensor – storing the second calibration value

41 © 2014 PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH Fibox 3 LCD trace Operation - PC Controlled End the calibration process by clicking the button Finish. The calibration data is stored to the transmitter and the display in the INFO tab will be updated. Stop the calibration by clicking the CANCEL button; cancelling the calibration is no longer possible, if one of the Store current value buttons has already been pressed.

5.5.4 Manual Calibration* of PSt3 Clicking on manually opens the Calibration Menu dialog for user defined calibration: You can find calibration data on the Final Inspection Protocol (FIP) delivered with your oxygen sensor (see Fig. 41). Use the values in the grey highlighted boxes to fill in the Calibration Menu. If previously measured calibration values for the used oxygen sensor are available you can also use these values for the manual calibration.

1. Insert the atmospheric pressure at which the calibration data you are using were measured. (In case you are using the FIP data use the pressure value in the grey highlighted box.) 2. Select phase and temperature value for the first calibration point. 3. Select phase and temperature value for the second calibration point. *Technical data relate to sensor specific calibration. Fig. 40 Dialog for user defined calibration

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