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USER MANUAL
LG SONIC®
ULTRASONIC ALGAE CONROL
MODELS
XXL, XL, TANK, POOL, SSS and PLUS MODELS
LG SOUND Gerrit van der Veenstraat 75, 2321 CD Leiden, The Netherlands www.lgsonic.com
LG SOUND
®
Ultrasonic Algae Control
2
EN
PUBLISHED BY
LG SOUND
Gerrit van der Veenstraat 75
2321 CD Leiden
The Netherlands
www.lgsonic.com
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1 Table of Contents
2
Safety instructions ........................................ 4
3
Components included .................................. 5
4
Installation .................................................... 6
4.1
Installation of the electronic box............ 6
4.1.1 Installation of the
plastic electronic box model ........ 6
4.1.2 Installation of the aluminum
electronic box model................... 6
4.2
Installation of the transducer ............... 7
4.3
Installation of the float .....................
8
Installation of two units ........................ 8
4.4
Installation examples of one unit .......... 9
4.5
Installation examples of two units ......... 9
4.6
4.7
Activation.............................................. 10
5
Usage
6
Maintenance ................................................. 11
6.1
Maintenance of the electronic box ....... 11
6.2
Maintenance of the transducer ........... 12
7
Troubleshooting ..........................................
7.1
The results appear negative ..............
7.1.1 Filamentous algae ..................
7.1.2 Roaming algae .......................
7.2
The algae are not dying .....................
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Guarantee ...................................................... 14
.......................................................... 11
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Introduction..................................................... 4
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1 Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the LG Sonic® algae control
solution!
LG SOUND has designed and constructed your LG Sonic® device to the
highest quality standards for years of reliable and accurate service. We
hope you will enjoy using this device for a long period.
However, the algae control device can not function properly unless it is
installed and maintained in the correct manner. Please read this
document carefully in its entirety and follow the instructions for installation
and usage of the LG Sonic® given, in order to ensure optimal
performance and the best results.
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2 Safety instructions
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Ensure the power outlet used for the LG Sonic® has a ground fault
circuit interrupter.
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Make sure the entire installation is out of children's reach.
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Never open the electronic box when it is in operation or while it is
connected to power.
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Fasten the electronic box at least 2 meters from the edge of the water
and ensure it is protected from direct sunlight and rain.
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Never place the electronic box under water to avoid electrocution.
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Handle the transducer with care and protect it from shocks or damage.
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Unplug the unit immediately if any of the two cables or the electronic
box is damaged. Contact your dealer for further instructions.
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Always unplug the box before attempting to replace a fuse or perform
any repairs, maintenance or other troubleshooting operations.
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Install the devices according to the instructions in chapter 4
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Avoid long term skin contact with the transducer in operation
Please check whether your device was delivered without
any damage during transport. Ensure that there are no
cracks or any broken parts.
If you notice even the slightest irregularity, please do not
hesitate to contact your dealer before using your LG Sonic®
device.
3 Components included
INSTALL IN A DRY SAFE PLACE
INSTALL IN WATER
A
E
B
C
Plug
EU
G
D
US
OR
AU
F
UK
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H
A Electronic box
Only the LG Sonic® Plus models
are provided with a aluminum (blue) box.
B Transducer cable
F User manual
G Screw (4p)
H Transducer power supply extension cord
(Lead) (Optional part, purchased separately)
50- or 100-foot (15- or 30-metres)
Transducer unit (Note direction of ultrasonic waves)
C Power cable
D
The color of the SSS and the pool transducer is white
E Float (Optional part, purchased separately for the LG Sonic® Pool and SSS models)
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DC INPUT
ONLY PLUS MODELS
4 Installation
Please always check if the voltage on the sticker of the
electronic box matches with the plug type and your electricity
network before installation. Please contact your dealer
immediately if this is not the case.
Product: LG SONIC® ALGAE CONROL
TYPE:
XL
Tank
XXL
Pool
SSS
POWER SUPPLY:
220 - 240V AC, 50Hz
110 - 125V AC, 60Hz
SIRIAL NO:
4.1
Installation of the electronic box
The electronic box should be attached to a wall, with the cables facing
downwards.
If you have a plastic box, please follow part 4.1.1 for installation details.
If you have an aluminium box please follow part 4.1.2 for installation details.
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4.1.1 Installation of the plastic electronic box model
1) Open the electronic box.
2) Mark the fixing holes from the electronic box at the place where
the box is to be mounted. Drill four corresponding holes into the
wall.
3) Insert the four supplied screws into the fixing holes of the
electronic box.
4) Mount the electronic box to the wall with the supplied screws.
5) Close the box carefully. Please note that the waterproof brim
should be closed correctly.
4.1.2 Installation of the aluminum electronic box
model
1) Remove the design strips on the sides of the box by
carefully pulling them on both sides.
2) Mark the fixing holes from the electronic box at the
place where the box is to be mounted. Drill four
corresponding holes into the wall.
3) Insert the four supplied screws into the fixing holes
of the electronic box.
4) Mount the electronic box to the wall with the supplied
screws.
5) Carefully place the design strips back at the sides of
the box.
Make sure the connectors and wires always point down.
Always install the electronic unit in such a way that it is protected
from direct sunlight and rain. Use a separate enclosure if
necessary.
4.2 Installation of the transducer
The transducer transforms the electrical signals produced by the
electronic box into ultrasonic sound signals. These signals are
inaudible. The transducer is a very sensitive instrument that
needs to be handled with the greatest care.
The ultrasonic sound waves are issued by the transducer in a
180 degrees spread from the front of the machine. The device
needs to be placed in such a manner that as much of the water
surface as possible comes into direct contact with the sound
waves. The strongest ultrasonic signals are those that come
straight out of the transducer.
1.
Determine the optimal location
of the transducer:
a. Where as much of the water surface
comes into direct contact with the sound
waves
180
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b. Where the front of the unit follows the
water current and/or wind direction (for
larger water surfaces above 5-10m2)
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c. Where there are no corners outside the
reach of the transducer, as this will greatly
reduce the effectiveness of the device
d. With its backside as close to the water
edge as possible
2.
Place the transducer in the
water
3
Ensure that the transducer is
always completely below water
surface
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Always ensure a horizontal
position of the transducer
* Dark area remains untreated
The cable between the transducer and the electronic box can NOT be
lengthened. If you require a longer cable please contact LG SOUND
Spare cable should NOT remain winded. Due to the
high frequencies, induction might be caused which
could negatively influence the direction and quality
of the sound waves. Leave the (transducer) cable
un-winded, as this example shows.
4.3 Installation of the float
Only the following products are provided with a float: the LG Sonic® XXL,
XL and Tank. This float ensures that the transducer always remains in a
position of about 20 cm horizontally below water surface. In this way the
sound waves will be reflected when they touch the water surface. The
sound will be more efficiently spread throughout the whole water reservoir
The first 20 cm of the water column is where the highest floating algae
(unicellular) concentrations can be found, especially during day time.
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The float should be secured by means of a pole/spear or rope.
By means of a pole
By means of a rope.
4.4 Installation of two units
Use multiple transducers when the water surface cannot be covered with one
transducer
a.
Never place the transducers facing each other
b.
Never use multiple units if one unit can suffice
c.
It is advised to contact your dealer for advise on the usage of multiple
units
For free placement assistance email us at info@lgsonic.com. Make
sure that you have a site-plan with the accurate dimensions and
configurations of your water reservoir.
4.5 Installation examples
top view oval
top view circle
top view square
top view triangle
top view narrow
rectangle
top view broad
rectangle
top view broad
L shape
It is advised to contact your dealer for advice
on the use of multiple units
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4.6 installation examples of two units
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side view
water tank
/container
4.7 Activation
1.Connect the transducer cable to the electronic box.
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2.Insert the power plug into the power outlet
3.Check if the light indicator is blinking
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Usage
To operate effectively, the LG Sonic® algae control system must be operating
continuously, 24 hours a day. The speed in which the algae are killed will depend
on the concentration of algae in your water entity (for example, a lake, reservoir,
swimming pool or pond) and the size of your device in relation to the quantity of
water. The amount of time that passes until you begin to see results will thus vary
from a few days to a few weeks.
Even after the water is cleared from algae, the LG Sonic® solution will be of use,
as algae tend to come back if left untreated. Therefore, the LG Sonic® device
should remain in order, to continue to keep the water mostly clear and free of
algae.
After heavy rains new algae might be washed into your water reservoirs .
Algae blooms might occur that the LG Sonic® algae control system will clear in,
depending on the amount of algae, a few days to a few weeks.
Different types of algae respond differently to the LG Sonic® treatment. As
certain types of algae die, they will float to the surface and should be removed as
often as possible, but at least twice a week, as the blanket of algae will hinder the
ultrasonic sound waves. Other algae will sink to the bottom, where they can
easily be removed.
6 Maintenance
Work described below can be performed by the user. Please contact your dealer
for all technical maintenance and reparation activities .
6.1
Maintenance of the electronic box
Frequently inspect the electronic box for damage. Check the connection of
power an transducer cable for damages. Damage to the electronic box can
cause life threatening situations.
When damage to one or more parts of the LG Sonic® products is found, first
disconnect the device from its power supply and contact your dealer. Your dealer
can assist you with professional personnel to repair damages to the product.
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Finally, regulary check whether the ultrasonic transducer and the float are still in
the optimal position as per section 4.2.
6.2
Maintenance of the transducer
Clean the front of the transducer, where the ultrasonic sound waves are emitted, once
a week. Failure to keep the front of the transducer clean will hinder the ultrasonic
waves and ultimately result in reduced effectiveness of your LG Sonic® device.
Always disconnect power from the device before cleaning or handling it.
When the transducer is covered with calcium scale, use a lightly acid solution to
remove it, such as kitchen vinegar.
7 Troubleshooting
7.1 The results appear negative
7.1.1
Filamentous algae (also known as string algae or blanket weed)
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It is not unlikely that the amount of algae seems to have grown after the activation of
your LG Sonic® system. This is caused by the reduction of the cohesion between the
algal cells. The cells are thus less closely connected and will fill up more space.
Living filamentous algae feel very much like a wire and are difficult to pull apart. This
changes when the algae are affected: the longer their cells have been dead, the
easier they can be pulled apart.
Filamentous algae rise to the surface when they die, where they form a blanket
causing the ultrasound waves to be absorbed. This blanket needs to be removed as
often as possible, and at least twice a week, in order for the system to continue to
operate correctly.
7.1.2
Roaming algae
Algae that grow on the surface of other materials may still be stuck to those surfaces
after their demise, appearing as though they were still alive. However, if they are
relatively easy to remove from the surface they are on, they are in fact dead. This is
not valid for black algae.
Depending on the quantity of the algae, it sometimes takes some time before the
algae appear to be dying (even for cyanobacteria, also known as blue green algae).
A very simple and effective way to test whether the roaming algae are indeed dead is
the 'bottle test'. Fill a bottle with treated water from your reservoir and leave it resting
for 24-48 hours in a quiet place. The bottle should not be closed and daylight should
be included.
If the algae have sunk to the bottom or are now floating on the surface, they are dead.
However, if the water remains greenish and unclear, the treatment has not yet
worked.
Find the next section for instructions.
In a pond, where there is constant water movement (because of wind, fish, filters,
fountains, and so on) it may take weeks before the algae are visibly dead.
7.2 The algae are not dying
1.Check whether the electronic box is in operation and the LED is on
a.If the LED is off:
i.Check whether the power plug is connected properly to the power outlet
ii.Check whether the device is tuned to the right voltage
iii.Repeat the installation instructions in chapter 4
iv.Contact your dealer if this does not solve the problem
b.If the LED is on:
i.Check whether the led is on for 4 seconds and off for 1 second in a
repetitive manner
ii.Check whether the brightness of the led is the same when the transducer
is connected to the electronic box, as when it is disconnected
iii.When the led is less intense, moisture has been accumulating inside the
electronic box
iv.Contact your dealer for instructions in that case
2.Check whether the center of the front of the transducer (about 2 cm in
diameter) is clean
3.Check whether any of the cables is damaged
a.If they are, contact your dealer to replace your device
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a.The transducer appears to be clean
i.The transducer is working
b.If the transducer is not clean and a calcium-like layer or biofilm has formed:
i.The sound waves are not properly emitted
ii.Clean the transducer with an acidic solution such as kitchen vinegar
8 Guarantee
LG Sound, producer of the LG Sonic® device, has great confidence in its
products and guarantees the quality of assembly and materials used.
The warranty limits itself to material- and construction faults and has a term of
TWO YEARS after purchase date.
In this period the necessary replacement of, by material- and/or construction
faults, failing parts will be made available at no cost to the purchaser. Every
additional claim on the warranty, compensation or consequential damage
included, are here explicitly made exempt.
The above mentioned warranty is only valid under these conditions:
1.
2.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
The device must be correctly installed following the instructions in this
manual.
Every claim to the warranty becomes void when repairs, changes,
adjustments or assemblies are made using parts that are not supplied
by LG Sound or have not been approved of prior in writing. In addition,
every claim becomes void if installation took place that did not comply
with the local regulations.
The warranty is valid for normal use following the installation
instructions. Damage resulting from usage for other means then for
which the device is intended, overburdening, neglect or normal wear
and tear are hereby made explicitly exempt.
Claims made during the period of warranty do not result in this period
being extended
Every claim to warranty becomes void if the device is not cleaned at
least once a year
Any expedition costs are to be carried by the buyer
The warranty can only be honoured if the statement of defect is
accompanied by a copy of the invoice or proof of payment and a
description of the defect.
LG SOUND®
Ultrasonic Algae Control
LG SOUND
Gerrit van der Veenstraat 75
2321 CD Leiden
The Netherlands
www.lgsonic.com