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DIVE CALIPER
OPERATION MANUAL
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English.
4/2017.V1.10
Dive Caliper General
Assembly
Part Number
Drw Number
DC-051
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Introduction.......................................................................... 3
2. Operation............................................................................. 4
Charging.......................................................................................................4
Switching on................................................................................................ 5
Switching off................................................................................................ 5
Taking a measurement................................................................................. 5
Logging a measurement.............................................................................. 6
Zeroing the Dive Caliper...............................................................................7
Installing Dive Caliper software onto a PC...................................................7
Connecting the Dive Caliper to a computer.................................................8
Dive Caliper software................................................................................... 9
Dive Caliper connection window................................................................. 9
Dive Caliper main window...........................................................................10
Data file....................................................................................................... 12
3. Maintenance........................................................................13
Cleaning...................................................................................................... 13
4. Specifications......................................................................14
5. Overall dimensions..............................................................15
6. Further assistance...............................................................16
1. INTRODUCTION
The Zebra-Tech Dive Caliper is a tough two hand caliper that is
designed to operate accurately and reliably in harsh underwater
environments up to a depth of 30 metres.
The large size and accessible position of the buttons enables the
Dive Calipers to be operated even when wearing thick gloves. Two
button or one button versions available.
When a button is pushed the Dive Caliper records the caliper
measurement together with time,date and depth (depth sensor is
optional). Data collected by the Dive Caliper can be offloaded onto
a PC via included USB cable and then simply opened in any
spreadsheet that supports .csv files.
The Dive Caliper is designed for daily use with a long life
rechargeable battery and the capacity to store 8000 records.
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2. OPERATION
CHARGING
1) Unscrew the Charge/Coms Cap from the end of the Dive Caliper.
When pushing in the Charge/Coms
plug ensure that the corresponding
slot on the plug and the receptacle
are aligned.
2) Push on the charging plug. Tighten the locking sleeve.
3) Plug the charger into mains power; the red ‘Power’ LED should
be continuously illuminated. For the first minute, the green ‘Ready’
LED should flash. This indicates the battery status is being tested.
After one minute the green ‘Ready’ LED will stop flashing while the
red ‘Charge’ LED will remain illuminated.
4) When charging is complete, the red ‘Charge’ LED will go off, and
the green ‘Ready’ LED will flash (trickle charge).
5) After charging, disconnect the charger from the mains power.
6) Disconnect the charging cable from the Dive Caliper.
7) Clean and re-grease the O ring on the Charge/Coms Cap.
8) Screw the cap back onto the Dive Caliper. Do not over tighten.
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SWITCHING ON
Press either of the buttons to switch on your Dive Caliper. The
green light will light up briefly and the current caliper measurement
will be displayed.
SWITCHING OFF
The Dive Caliper automatically switches off if the outer jaw is not
moved for 5 minutes.
TAKING A MEASUREMENT
Open the outer jaw of the Dive Caliper wider than the object being
measured. Then gently close the jaws on the object.
The Dive Caliper is calibrated for measuring on a closing
jaw action. If the jaw movement directly prior to a
measurement is in the opening direction then the accuracy
of the measurement will be reduced.
Time must be set using the software. Please refer to page
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LOGGING A MEASUREMENT
By pressing and releasing the blue button, the current caliper
measurement is logged together with the current time,date and
water depth (if optional depth sensor fitted).
If your Dive Caliper has 2 buttons, whichever button is pressed is
logged in the data file. This enables measurement differentiation.
For example, you can differentiate between 2 species, or length
and width measurements.
A break in the data file can be created by logging a closed jaw or
fully open jaw measurement. For example, if measurements are
being made along a transect, a zero measurement can be logged
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at the end of the transect. This can then be identified in the data
file.
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Button 1
Button 2
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Part / Assem Description
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Linear
Angular
Dive Caliper General
Part Number
DC-
ZEROING THE DIVE CALIPER
When the caliper is gently closed, they should display 0.0mm. If
they don’t, they can be zeroed by pressing and holding Button 1.
After 5 to 6 seconds ‘Tare’ should appear on the display. The
button can then be released.
INSTALLING DIVE CALIPER SOFTWARE ONTO A PC
It is recommended that the Dive Caliper software is
installed BEFORE the caliper is connected to the PC for
the first time.
The Dive Caliper is supplied with a flash drive that carries the file
‘Install UW-Caliper version #2.61’. Simply double clicking this file
should start the installer which handles the installation of the
software onto the PC.
The latest version of the software can also be downloaded from the
Zebra-Tech website:
http://www.zebra-tech.co.nz/downloads
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CONNECTING THE DIVE CALIPER TO A COMPUTER
• Unscrew the Charge/Coms cap from the end of the caliper.
When pushing in the Charge/Coms
plug ensure that the corresponding
slot on the plug and the receptacle
are aligned.
• Push on the Charge/Coms plug
and tighten the locking sleeve.
• Plug the USB connector into the PC, and start ‘UW-Caliper’
software.
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DIVE CALIPER SOFTWARE
When the Dive Caliper is connected to a PC and the software is
started, the connection window should open.
DIVE CALIPER CONNECTION WINDOW
Your computer has many ‘Com ports’. When the Dive Caliper is
plugged into a USB port, the computer assigns it a Com port. The
Com port number may be the same as previously assigned or it
may have changed.
To simplify connection, Dive Caliper software features both an
‘Auto Detect’ and ‘Manual Detect’ option.
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DIVE CALIPER MAIN WINDOW
Once the Dive Caliper has been successfully connected, the main
window opens.
• About: This button displays the current Dive Caliper firmware and
software versions.
•Offload data: This button enables stored data to be offloaded from
the Dive Caliper to the designated file. A text box opens enabling
comments to be typed directly into the header of the data file.
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• Erase Logger Memory: This deletes all data off the Dive Caliper.
This should be undertaken after data has been successfully
offloaded from the caliper.
•Set time/date: This sets the Dive Caliper time and date to PC time
and date.
After communication, disconnect the Dive Caliper from the coms
cable.
Clean and re-grease the O-ring on the coms/charging cap.
Screw the cap back onto the Dive Caliper, but do not over
tighten.
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DATA FILE
The data file is formatted as comma separated values (.csv). This
can be opened in any spreadsheet program that supports .csv files.
Headers are inserted at the top of the data file during the
download.
Example data file shown below:
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3. MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
The Dive Caliper should be washed after every day of field use.
Mud can be hosed off and then salt water rinsed off by washing
under a tap.
The Dive Caliper should be dried and lubricated prior to storage. To
lubricate, ensure the two caliper guide rods are dry and then apply
a few drops of the supplied lubricant onto each rod. Work the
Moving Jaw backwards and forwards a few times to distribute the
lubricant.
If fitted, the depth sensor may require cleaning. If the depth
measurement reported rises significantly beyond 0m when the Dive
Caliper is not submerged in water, then it is possible that sediment
has built up on the face of the depth sensor.
To clean the depth sensor, carefully remove the two screws in the
pressure sensor cover plate and remove the plate.
DO NOT TOUCH THE DEPTH SENSOR WITH YOUR
FINGERS OR ANY OTHER OBJECT.
Using a syringe filled with water, or a similar device, gently wash
sediment off the depth sensor face. It may be necessary to soak
the sediment overnight.
Once the depth sensor is clean, replace the cover.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE COVER RETAINING
SCREWS.
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4. SPECIFICATIONS
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GENERAL
MEASUREMENT RANGE
ACCURACY
RESOLUTION
BATTERY LIFE
CHARGE TIME
DATA STORAGE CAPACITY
DATA OFFLOAD
WEIGHT
0-230mm
+/- 1mm
0.5mm
Approximately 80 hours – rechargeable
via supplied charger
4 hrs
8000 measurements
PC via supplied software & USB cable
880 grams
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5. OVERALL DIMENSIONS
127
47
350
Dimensions
approximate.
90mm Jaws
fitted
38
15
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6. FURTHER ASSISTANCE
For further assistance with this or any other Zebra-Tech product,
please contact:
Zebra-Tech Ltd
PO Box 1668
Nelson 7040
New Zealand
Tel: International 0064 3 548 0468
Fax: International 0064 3 548 0466
Email: enquiry@zebra-tech.co.nz
For up to date information about the Dive Caliper and other
products available, please visit the Zebra-Tech Ltd website at:
www.zebra-tech.co.nz
Proudly designed and manufactured in New Zealand
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