Accela UV/Vis Detector Hardware Manual Rev.B

Accela UV/Vis Detector Hardware Manual Rev.B
Accela UV/Vis Detector
Hardware Manual
60257-97005 Revision B
March 2011
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Accela UV/Vis Detector
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CAUTION Symbol
CAUTION
VORSICHT
ATTENTION
PRECAUCION
AVVERTENZA
Electric Shock: This instrument uses
high voltages that can cause personal
injury. Before servicing, shut down the
instrument and disconnect the instrument
from line power. Keep the top cover on
while operating the instrument. Do not
remove protective covers from PCBs.
Elektroschock: In diesem Gerät werden
Hochspannungen verwendet, die
Verletzungen verursachen können. Vor
Wartungsarbeiten muß das Gerät
abgeschaltet und vom Netz getrennt
werden. Betreiben Sie Wartungsarbeiten
nicht mit abgenommenem Deckel. Nehmen
Sie die Schutzabdeckung von Leiterplatten
nicht ab.
Choc électrique: L’instrument utilise des
tensions capables d’infliger des blessures
corporelles. L’instrument doit être arrêté et
débranché de la source de courant avant
tout intervention. Ne pas utiliser
l’instrument sans son couvercle. Ne pas
enlever les étuis protecteurs des cartes de
circuits imprimés.
Descarga eléctrica: Este instrumento
utiliza altas tensiones, capaces de
producir lesiones personales. Antes de
dar servicio de mantenimiento al
instrumento, éste debera apagarse y
desconectarse de la línea de alimentacion
eléctrica. No opere el instrumento sin sus
cubiertas exteriores quitadas. No remueva
las cubiertas protectoras de las tarjetas
de circuito impreso.
Shock da folgorazione. L’apparecchio è
alimentato da corrente ad alta tensione
che puo provocare lesioni fisiche. Prima di
effettuare qualsiasi intervento di
manutenzione occorre spegnere ed isolare
l’apparecchio dalla linea elettrica. Non
attivare lo strumento senza lo schermo
superiore. Non togliere i coperchi a
protezione dalle schede di circuito
stampato (PCB).
Chemical: This instrument might contain
hazardous chemicals. Wear gloves when
handling toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic,
or corrosive or irritant chemicals. Use
approved containers and proper
procedures to dispose waste oil.
Chemikalien: Dieses Gerät kann
gefährliche Chemikalien enthalten. Tragen
Sie Schutzhandschuhe beim Umgang mit
toxischen, karzinogenen, mutagenen oder
ätzenden/reizenden Chemikalien.
Entsorgen Sie verbrauchtes Öl
entsprechend den Vorschriften in den
vorgeschriebenen Behältern.
Chimique: Des produits chimiques
dangereux peuvent se trouver dans
l’instrument. Portez des gants pour
manipuler tous produits chimiques
toxiques, cancérigènes, mutagènes, ou
corrosifs/irritants. Utiliser des récipients
et des procédures homologuées pour se
débarrasser des déchets d’huile.
Química: El instrumento puede contener
productos quimicos peligrosos. Utilice
guantes al manejar productos quimicos
tóxicos, carcinogenos, mutagenos o
corrosivos/irritantes. Utilice recipientes y
procedimientos aprobados para
deshacerse del aceite usado.
Prodotti chimici. Possibile presenza di
sostanze chimiche pericolose
nell’apparecchio. Indossare dei guanti per
maneggiare prodotti chimici tossici,
cancerogeni, mutageni, o
corrosivi/irritanti. Utilizzare contenitori
aprovo e seguire la procedura indicata per
lo smaltimento dei residui di olio.
Heat: Before servicing the instrument,
allow any heated components to cool.
Hitze: Warten Sie erhitzte Komponenten
erst nachdem diese sich abgekühlt haben.
Haute Temperature: Permettre aux
composants chauffés de refroidir avant
tout intervention.
Altas temperaturas: Permita que lop
componentes se enfríen, ante de efectuar
servicio de mantenimiento.
Calore. Attendere che i componenti
riscaldati si raffreddino prima di
effetturare l’intervento di manutenzione.
Fire: Use care when operating the system
in the presence of flammable gases.
Feuer: Beachten Sie die einschlägigen
VorsichtsmaBnahmen, wenn Sie das
System in Gegenwart von entzündbaren
Gasen betreiben.
Incendie: Agir avec précaution lors de
l’utilisation du système en présence de
gaz inflammables.
Fuego: Tenga cuidado al operar el
sistema en presencia de gases
inflamables.
Incendio. Adottare le dovute precauzioni
quando si usa il sistema in presenza di gas
infiammabili.
Eye Hazard: Eye damage could occur
from splattered chemicals or flying
particles. Wear safety glasses when
handling chemicals or servicing the
instrument.
Verletzungsgefahr der Augen:
Verspritzte Chemikalien oder kleine
Partikel können Augenverletzungen
verursachen. Tragen Sie beim Umgang mit
Chemikalien oder bei der Wartung des
Gerätes eine Schutzbrille.
Danger pour les yeux: Des projections
chimiques, liquides, ou solides peuvent
être dangereuses pour les yeux. Porter des
lunettes de protection lors de toute
manipulation de produit chimique ou pour
toute intervention sur l’instrument.
Peligro par los ojos: Las salicaduras de
productos químicos o particulas que
salten bruscamente pueden causar
lesiones en los ojos. Utilice anteojos
protectores al mnipular productos
químicos o al darle servicio de
mantenimiento al instrumento.
Pericolo per la vista. Gli schizzi di
prodotti chimici o delle particelle presenti
nell’aria potrebbero causare danni alla
vista. Indossare occhiali protettivi quando
si maneggiano prodotti chimici o si
effettuano interventi di manutenzione
sull’apparecchio.
General Hazard: A hazard is present that
is not included in the above categories.
Also, this symbol appears on the
instrument to refer the user to instructions
in this manual.
Allgemeine Gefahr: Es besteht eine
weitere Gefahr, die nicht in den
vorstehenden Kategorien beschrieben ist.
Dieses Symbol wird im Handbuch
auBerdem dazu verwendet, um den
Benutzer auf Anweisungen hinzuweisen.
Danger général: Indique la présence
d’un risque n’appartenant pas aux
catégories citées plus haut. Ce symbole
figure également sur l’instrument pour
renvoyer l’utilisateur aux instructions du
présent manuel.
Peligro general: Significa que existe un
peligro no incluido en las categorias
anteriores. Este simbolo también se utiliza
en el instrumento par referir al usuario a
las instrucciones contenidas en este
manual.
Pericolo generico. Pericolo non
compreso tra le precedenti categorie.
Questo simbolo è utilizzato inoltre
sull’apparecchio per segnalare all’utente
di consultare le istruzioni descritte nel
presente manuale.
When the safety of a procedure is
questionable, contact your local Technical
Support organization for Thermo Fisher
Scientific San Jose Products.
Wenn Sie sich über die Sicherheit eines
Verfahrens im unklaren sind, setzen Sie
sich, bevor Sie fortfahren, mit Ihrer
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Jose.
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los productos de Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Quando e in dubbio la misura di sicurezza
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Servizio di Assistenza Tecnica locale per i
prodotti di Thermo Fisher Scientific San
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CAUTION Symbol
CAUTION
Electric Shock: This instrument uses
high voltages that can cause personal
injury. Before servicing, shut down the
instrument and disconnect the instrument
from line power. Keep the top cover on
while operating the instrument. Do not
remove protective covers from PCBs.
Chemical: This instrument might contain
hazardous chemicals. Wear gloves when
handling toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic,
or corrosive or irritant chemicals. Use
approved containers and proper
procedures to dispose waste oil.
Heat: Before servicing the instrument,
allow any heated components to cool.
Fire: Use care when operating the system
in the presence of flammable gases.
Eye Hazard: Eye damage could occur
from splattered chemicals or flying
particles. Wear safety glasses when
handling chemicals or servicing the
instrument.
General Hazard: A hazard is present that
is not included in the above categories.
Also, this symbol appears on the
instrument to refer the user to instructions
in this manual.
When the safety of a procedure is
questionable, contact your local Technical
Support organization for Thermo Fisher
Scientific San Jose Products.
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Safety and Special Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Contacting Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
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Chapter 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Functional Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
LightPipe Flow Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front and Back Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Status LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chapter 2
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Installation Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Unpacking and Inspecting the UV/Vis Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Placement and Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installation Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Checking the Power Setting and Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the LightPipe Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting the Inlet and Outlet Tubing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Mounting the LightPipe Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Standard Analytical Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Making the Back Panel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting to the Data System Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting the Unit ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting the System Interconnect Cable or Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting the Analog Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Setting the Analog Output Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Making Remote Communications Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Turning On the UV/Vis Detector for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 3
Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Recommended Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Tools Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Cleaning the External Surfaces of the Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
LightPipe Flow Cell Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Removing the LightPipe Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Storing the LightPipe Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Organic Solvents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Nitric Acid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Lamp Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Checking the Deuterium Lamp Usage Hours and Replacing the Lamp . . . . . 48
Replacing the Tungsten Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Replacing the Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Detector-Related Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Appendix A Accessories and Replaceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Accessory Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
LightPipe Flow Cell Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Standard Analytical Flow Cell Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Maintenance Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Service Spare Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
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Preface
This manual describes the installation and maintenance of the Accela™ UV/Vis Detector.
For information about controlling the UV/Vis detector from your Thermo Scientific data
system, refer to the data system Help for the detector, which describes how to add the detector
to the software configuration, specify the data acquisition settings for the detector as part of
an instrument (data acquisition) method, and turn the detector’s lamps on and off.
Related Documentation
In addition to this guide, Thermo Fisher Scientific provides the following documents for the
Accela UV/Vis Detector:
• Accela LC System Preinstallation Requirements Guide
• Accela UHPLC System Getting Connected Guide
• Instrument control user guides for your Thermo Scientific data system and data system
Help for the UV/Vis detector
You can access the data system Help for the UV/Vis detector by pressing the F1 key in a
section of the software application that is specific to the UV/Vis detector.
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Safety and Special Notices
Make sure you follow the precautionary statements presented in this guide. The safety and
other special notices appear in boxes.
Safety and special notices include the following:
CAUTION Highlights hazards to humans, property, or the environment. Each CAUTION
notice is accompanied by an appropriate CAUTION symbol.
CAUTION Alerts you to the presence of hot surfaces and to the potential injury that could
occur were you to come in contact with a specific instrument area.
CAUTION Alerts you to the presence of an eye hazard and the requirement for wearing
protective safety glasses.
UV
CAUTION Alerts you to the presence of a UV light hazard.
IMPORTANT Highlights information necessary to prevent damage to software, loss of
data, or invalid test results; or might contain information that is critical for optimal
performance of the system.
Note Highlights information of general interest.
Tip Highlights helpful information that can make a task easier.
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Introduction
The Accela UV/Vis Detector (see Figure 1) is a member of the Accela family of LC
instruments.
Contents
• Functional Description
• LightPipe Flow Cells
• Lamps
• Front and Back Panels
• Status LEDs
• Specifications
Figure 1.
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Introduction
Functional Description
Functional Description
The Accela UV/Vis Detector is a full-featured, time-programmable, variable-wavelength
UV/Vis (ultraviolet/visible) absorbance detector. It operates in either the single or dual
wavelength mode in the UV or visible ranges.
The UV/Vis detector is a benchtop unit for inclusion into the Accela LC System. You control
the detector remotely over an Ethernet communications link from a Thermo Scientific data
system computer.
The UV/Vis detector consists of a dual light source, an optical bench (see Figure 2), dual
photodiode detectors, and several printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Figure 2.
Accela UV/Vis Detector optical bench
Grating
Shutter
Beamsplitter
Reference
photodiode
Lens
Tungsten
lamp
Flow cell
Deuterium
lamp
Sample
photodiode
To provide a complete spectrum of ultraviolet and visible light, the detector uses a
deuterium lamp (D2) for the UV range (190 to 365 nm) and a tungsten lamp (W) for the
visible range (366 to 800 nm). The lamp cover has a safety interlock that reduces the
possibility of human exposure to harmful UV light. When you remove the cover, the lamps
automatically turn off. A computer-controlled shutter selects which lamp to use for sample
analysis. The light from the selected lamp goes to a holographic grating that disperses the light
into a spectrum. The grating turns to select the programmed wavelength. For precise
wavelength control, a stepper motor controls the alignment of the grating. A system of baffles
that reduces stray light in the optical bench increases the absorbance linearity.
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From the grating, the light travels to a fiber optic beamsplitter, where a portion of the light is
redirected to a reference photodiode. The signal from the reference photodiode compensates
for changes in lamp intensity and helps maintain consistent performance as the lamp
performance varies. From the beamsplitter, most of the light passes through a lens and then on
through the flow cell and onto the sample photodiode. The analog PC board converts the
intensity counts from the photons falling on the sample photodiode into data that the data
system can process.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the front of the module provide information about power,
communications, run, and lamp status. See “Status LEDs” on page 7.
LightPipe Flow Cells
The UV/Vis detector is available with a 10 mm (2 μL volume) or 50 mm (10 μL volume)
LightPipe™ flow cell.
Note A standard analytical (10 mm) flow cell is available as an option. For information
about installing a standard analytical flow cell, see “Installing the Standard Analytical Flow
Cell” on page 21.
The mobile phase enters the LightPipe flow cell through the inlet port and exits through the
outlet port. Directing the flow from the bottom to the top of the flow cell reduces the
development of air bubbles.
On the 10 mm LightPipe flow cell, the inlet port is on the bottom and the outlet port is on
the side (Figure 3).
Figure 3.
10 mm LightPipe flow cell schematic
Alignment slot (top)
Inlet port
Outlet port
On the 50 mm LightPipe flow cell, the inlet port is on the bottom and the outlet port is on
the top (Figure 4).
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Figure 4.
50 mm LightPipe flow cell schematic
Alignment slot (top)
Inlet port
Outlet port
50 mm flowpath
Sensitive optical fibers are exposed at both ends of the LightPipe flow cell (Figure 6).
Thermo Fisher Scientific ships the LightPipe flow cell with end caps to protect these optical
fibers. Do not remove the protective end caps until you install the LightPipe flow cell. If you
remove the LightPipe flow cell from the detector, replace the protective end caps for storage.
CAUTION Avoid touching the ends of the LightPipe flow cell. Touching the ends of the
flow cell can damage the exposed optical fibers. If you must grasp the ends of the
LightPipe flow cell, wear clean, talc-free gloves.
Figure 5.
End of the LightPipe flow cell
Optical fiber
Tubing port
Figure 6.
50 mm LightPipe flow cell with protective end caps
Protective end caps
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Lamps
Lamps
The UV/Vis detector has two lamps. The tungsten (W) lamp emits light in the visible region,
and the deuterium (D2) lamp emits light in the ultraviolet region. With use, the deuterium
lamp emits less and less light before it fails to ignite (Figure 7). In contrast, the light output
from the tungsten lamp remains relatively constant until the lamp fails.
Figure 7.
Deuterium lamp intensity versus lamp usage hours
120
Relative Intensity
100 +
80
+
+
+
+
60
+
+
+
+
40
20
0
0
500
1000
1500
2000
Life (Hours)
The deuterium lamp typically requires a warm-up time of 20 to 30 minutes. However, for
applications that demand great sensitivity, allow a warm-up period of 1.5 hours.
The tungsten lamp typically requires only 15 minutes of warm-up time.
IMPORTANT The intensity of the deuterium lamp falls off very slightly over a period of
time after it is turned on. Before collecting data in the spectral range of the deuterium
lamp, wait at least 1.5 hours for the lamp to stabilize after a cold start.
Note Turning on the instrument automatically ignites the lamps. If the lamps have been
turned off, you must load a method and wait for the lamps to warm up before you
proceed with a run.
The deuterium lamp has a lifetime of approximately 2000 hours and the tungsten lamp has a
lifetime of approximately 2500 hours. Lamp lifetime varies depending on the application.
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Front and Back Panels
Front and Back Panels
Figure 8 and Figure 9 show the front and back panels of the UV/Vis detector.
Figure 8.
Front panel
LEDs
ACCELA
UV/Vis Detector
Power
Comm
Run
Lamps
Power switch
Figure 9.
Back panel
Interconnect cable
8-pin connector
Analog signal
8-pin connector
Ethernet port
115V
T2.5A
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Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
230V
50/60Hz
T1.25A
225VA
61010 - 1
5,608,517
Power
receptacle
6
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7 8
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7 8
Fuse
UNIT ID
This product is manufactured under, and covered by,
one or more of the following U.S. patents:
Options/Firmware: 1 cm Flow Cell / 3.12
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CAUTION
DISCONNECT INPUT
POWER BEFORE
OPENING COVER.
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960001
60057-60144
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CHB - 1V
CHB - 100mV
CHB - 10mV
GND A
CHA - 1V
CHA - 100mV
CHA - 10mV
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
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GND
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Status LEDs
Status LEDs
Table 1 describes the four LEDs on the front panel of the UV/Vis detector (see Figure 10).
Figure 10. Status LEDs for the UV/Vis detector
Power
Comm
Run
Lamps
Table 1. Status LEDs and their meanings
LED
State
Meaning
Power
Green
The detector is on.
Comm
Green
Communication to the data system computer has been
established.
Amber
There is no communication with the data system.
Green
The detector is ready for a run.
Flashing green
A run is in progress and the detector is sending data to the
data system computer.
Flashing Amber
An error has occurred during a run.
Green
One or both lamps are turned on.
Amber
The lamps are off.
Run
Lamps
Specifications
Table 2 lists the specifications for the UV/Vis detector.
Table 2. UV/Vis detector specifications (Sheet 1 of 2)
Item
Specification
Dimensions
18 × 36 × 47 cm (h × w × d)
7.1 × 4.2 × 18.5 in. (h × w × d)
Weight
19.5 kg (43 lbs)
Power requirements
100/115 or 230 Vac; 50/60 Hz, 225 VA maximum
Operating temperature
+10 to +40 °C
Storage temperature
– 40 to +70 °C
Fuse size
Operating humidity
Thermo Scientific
• For 100/115 Vac: T2.5 A (slo-blo)
• For 230 Vac: T1.25 A (slo-blo)
5 to 95% non-condensing relative humidity
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Specifications
Table 2. UV/Vis detector specifications (Sheet 2 of 2)
Item
Specification
Wavelength range
190 to 800 nm
• D2 lamp: 190 to 365 nm
• W lamp: 366 to 800 nm
Wavelength accuracy
±1 nm at 254 nm and 656 nm
Spectral bandwidth
6 nm
Absorbance range
0.0005 to +3.0 AUFS
Short-term noise
a
Drifta
8
• ≤ 1 mAU/h at 254 nm and 546 nm
(50 mm LightPipe flow cell)
• ≤ 0.1 mAU/h at 254 nm and 546 nm
(10 mm LightPipe l flow cell)
Warm-up time
90 minutes to meet noise and drift specifications
Linearity
Deviation ≤ 5% up to 2.0 AU at 257 nm
Scan rate
4, 5, 6.67, 10, or 20 Hz (user selectable)
Rise time
0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 seconds (user selectable)
Flow cell dimensions and
volume
a
• 6 μAU/cm at 254 nm, 1 second rise time, single
wavelength mode
(50 mm LightPipe flow cell)
• 20 μAU/cm at 254 nm, 1 second rise time, single
wavelength mode
(10 mm LightPipe flow cell)
• 10 mm, 2 μL LightPipe flow cell
• 50 mm, 10 μL LightPipe flow cell
Flow cell pressure rating
1000 psi (69 bar)
Analog outputs (2)
Unattenuated at 10 mV/AU, 100 mV/AU, or 1.0 V/AU
Remote controls
Start, Zero, RJ-45 Ethernet interface for a Thermo Scientific
data system
According to ASTM E1657-98 “Standard Practice for Testing Variable-Wavelength Photometric Detectors Used
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To install the Accela UV/Vis Detector as part of an Accela UHPLC system, use the
“Installation Checklist” on page 10 and follow the procedures in this chapter.
Contents
• Installation Checklist
• Unpacking and Inspecting the UV/Vis Detector
• Placement and Environmental Requirements
• Checking the Power Setting and Fuses
• Installing the LightPipe Flow Cell
• Installing the Standard Analytical Flow Cell
• Making the Back Panel Connections
• Turning On the UV/Vis Detector for the First Time
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Installation Checklist
Installation Checklist
The following checklist summarizes the steps required to install the UV/Vis detector:
Installation step
Reference page

Unpack and inspect your instrument.
11

Provide the proper location and environment.
11

Gather the necessary tools.
12

Check the power settings and fuses.
12

Connect and install the LightPipe flow cell.
14

Make the back panel connections.
25

Turn on the UV/Vis detector for the first time.
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Unpacking and Inspecting the UV/Vis Detector
Unpacking and Inspecting the UV/Vis Detector
Carefully remove the UV/Vis detector from the shipping container and inspect both the
detector and the packaging for any signs of damage. If you find any damage, save the shipping
materials and immediately contact the shipping company.
In addition to the UV/Vis detector, the shipping container arrives with the following items:
• A CD or DVD that contains the documentation as PDF files (see “Related
Documentation” on page xi) and the instrument control software
• An accessory kit containing cables, tubing, fittings, and other hardware (see “Accessory
Kit” on page 63)
• A LightPipe flow cell kit (see “LightPipe Flow Cell Kits” on page 64)
Note Before you install the software driver for the UV/Vis detector, you must first install
the Thermo Scientific data system.
Placement and Environmental Requirements
Place the UV/Vis detector on a benchtop as close as possible to the chromatographic
column outlet. This minimizes the length of tubing required to connect the LC column outlet
to the LightPipe flow cell inlet. If you are using other Accela modules, place the UV/Vis
detector on top of the autosampler.
Ensure that the location meets the following requirements:
• A draft-free location away from an open window, air conditioner vents, or other
circulating air sources.
• A stable room temperature (± 0.5 °C) for applications requiring maximum detection
sensitivity.
• Clearance of at least 15 cm (6 in.) between the back panel of the UV/Vis detector and any
wall or obstruction. This clear space provides access to the back-panel connectors and a
free flow of cooling air.
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Installation Tools
Installation Tools
Installing the UV/Vis detector requires these tools:
Tool
Accessory kit item
Narrow-blade screwdriver (2 mm wide)
No
#2 Phillips screwdriver
No
1/4 in. open end wrench
Yes
1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver
Yes
3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver
Yes
9/64 in. ball-end hex screwdriver
Yes
Checking the Power Setting and Fuses
The UV/Vis detector comes with the voltage setting and fuses appropriate for your location.
 To verify the voltage setting
Look through the cut-out window on the power entry module (see Figure 11) on the
lower right side of the back panel.
CAUTION Do not connect the power cord to your instrument without first verifying
that the voltage is properly set for your location. Never connect the detector to, or
operate the detector with, an electrical line source with power fluctuations greater
than 10% above or below the nominal rated line voltage.
 To check the fuses and change the voltage setting (optional)
1. Place the tip of the narrow-blade screwdriver in the small slot to the left of the fuse holder
in the power entry module (see Figure 11) and push to the right until the fuse holder
pops out.
Figure 11. Power entry module
Cut-out window
2. Pull the fuse holder out (see Figure 12).
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Figure 12. Fuse holder
Fuse holder
Voltage selector
3. Verify that the fuse holder contains the appropriate size fuses: T2.5 A for 100/115 V, or
T1.25 A for 230 V.
4. If necessary, use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the voltage selector (see Figure 13)
and reinstall it so that the appropriate voltage label is upright and readable. This voltage
must agree with the incoming line voltage.
Figure 13. Voltage selector
5. Slide the fuse holder back into the power entry module until it snaps in.
IMPORTANT Do not connect the power cord or turn on the detector yet. Wait until you
perform the procedure in “Turning On the UV/Vis Detector for the First Time” on
page 37 to connect the power cord.
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Installing the LightPipe Flow Cell
Installing the LightPipe Flow Cell
The UV/Vis detector ships in one of two configurations, depending on which flow cell the
customer orders (see Table 3).
Table 3.
UV/Vis detector configurations
Part number
Configuration
60057-60144
10 mm LightPipe flow cell
60057-60145
50 mm LightPipe flow cell
.
Note A standard analytical (10 mm) flow cell is available as an option. For information
about installing the standard analytical flow cell, see “Installing the Standard Analytical
Flow Cell” on page 21.
The LightPipe flow cell is packed in a small, separate box within the UV/Vis detector
shipping carton. In addition to the LightPipe flow cell (with a protective cap on each end),
this small box contains a plastic bag with the inlet and outlet tubing and fingertight fittings,
See“LightPipe Flow Cell Kits” on page 64 for information about the contents of the LightPipe
flow cell kits.
CAUTION Use only PEEK™ fittings to connect tubing to the LightPipe flow cell. The
appropriate PEEK fittings are included in the LightPipe flow cell kit. See “LightPipe Flow
Cell Kits” on page 64.
To install the LightPipe flow cell, follow these steps:
1. Connecting the Inlet and Outlet Tubing
2. Mounting the LightPipe Flow Cell
Connecting the Inlet and Outlet Tubing
Before you install the LightPipe flow cell in the detector, connect the inlet and outlet tubing.
 To connect the inlet and outlet tubing
1. Remove the protective end caps from the LightPipe flow cell.
CAUTION Do not touch the ends of the LightPipe flow cell. This could damage the
sensitive optics. If you must grasp the ends of the flow cell to remove it from the
assembly, use clean, talc-free gloves.
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2. Using a one-piece PEEK fitting, connect the (red) insulated, 0.005 in. ID tubing
(supplied) to the inlet port of the 10 mm or 50 mm LightPipe flow cell (see Figure 14 or
Figure 15). Tighten the fitting with a 1/4 in. open-end wrench.
Note The insulating sleeve of the inlet tubing minimizes temperature fluctuations,
which cause baseline drift.
Figure 14. 10 mm LightPipe flow cell tubing connections
Inlet port
Outlet port
Figure 15. 50 mm LightPipe flow cell tubing connections
Inlet port
Outlet port
h
Note The 10 mm LightPipe flow cell is the same length as the 50 mm LightPipe flow
cell so that it fits into the retaining block without the need for an adapter.
3. Using a fingertight fitting, connect the other end of the insulated, 0.005 in. ID PEEK
inlet tubing to the LC column outlet.
IMPORTANT If you have several detectors (fluorescence, refractive index,
electrochemical, and so on) hooked up in a series, place your UV/Vis detector closest
to the column outlet. The LightPipe flow cell in the UV/Vis detector can withstand a
higher backpressure than the other flow cells.
Tip For best results, when you run the system at a low backpressure, use a
backpressure regulator to prevent bubble formation in the detector’s LightPipe
flow cell.
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4. Using a one-piece PEEK fitting, connect the (blue) 0.010 in. ID PEEK tubing (supplied)
to the flow cell outlet port. Tighten the fitting with a 1/4 in. open-end wrench.
• For the 10 mm LightPipe flow cell, see Figure 3 on page 3 and Figure 14 on page 15.
• For the 50 mm LightPipe flow cell, see Figure 4 on page 4 and Figure 15 on page 15.
5. Connect the other end of the (blue) 0.010 ID PEEK outlet tubing to the solvent waste
container for the LC system.
Mounting the LightPipe Flow Cell
Note Before you mount the LightPipe flow cell, connect the inlet and outlet tubing. See
“Connecting the Inlet and Outlet Tubing” on page 14.
 To install the LightPipe flow cell
1. Open the front doors of the detector.
2. Remove the flow cell cover as follows:
a. Using the 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), unscrew the flow cell cover
retaining screw (see Figure 16).
Figure 16. Flow cell cover retaining screw
Flow cell cover
retaining screw
b. Pull the flow cell cover forward and away from the front panel.
3. Reposition the photodiode assembly as follows:
a. Using the 3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), loosen the two photodiode
assembly mounting screws three turns (see Figure 17).
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Figure 17. Photodiode assembly mounting screws
Photodiode assembly
mounting screws
b. Move the photodiode assembly forward to maximize the space behind it to install the
LightPipe flow cell.
4. Remove the LightPipe flow cell retaining block as follows:
a. Loosen and remove the thumbscrew holding the retaining block to the flow cell
retaining bar (see Figure 18).
Figure 18. Flow cell mounting assembly
Thumbscrew
Retaining block
b. Pull the flow cell retaining block to the left and off the retaining bar.
Without the supporting retaining block, the retaining bar drops down and rests on
the bottom of the retaining block (see Figure 19).
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Figure 19. Retaining bar in the down position
Retaining bar
5. Mount the LightPipe flow cell as follows:
a. Lift the retaining bar and swing it to the right to clear the retaining block for
inserting the flow cell (see Figure 20).
Figure 20. Retaining bar in the up position
Retaining bar
CAUTION Do not touch the ends of the LightPipe flow cell. This could damage
the sensitive optics. If you must grasp the ends of the flow cell to remove it from
the assembly, use clean, talc-free gloves.
b. Being careful not to touch the ends of the flow cell, hold the flow cell with the
alignment slot facing up (see Figure 3 on page 3 and Figure 4 on page 4) as you insert
it into the mounting assembly.
c. Put the retaining bar down into the alignment slot in the flow cell (see Figure 21 and
Figure 22).
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Figure 21. Retaining bar in the alignment slot on the 10 mm LightPipe flow cell
d. Make sure that the outlet tubing (blue) on the 10 mm LightPipe flow cell lies in a slot
on the right side of the retaining block.
Figure 22. Retaining bar in the alignment slot on the 50 mm LightPipe flow cell
6. Reinstall the flow cell retaining block as follows:
a. Align the retaining block with the notch in the base of the assembly (see Figure 23).
Figure 23. Retaining block in place
Notch
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b. Screw the thumbscrew onto the retaining bar (see Figure 24).
Figure 24. Thumbscrew securing the retaining bar to the retaining block
Thumbscrew
c. Push the retaining block firmly against the flow cell and tighten the thumbscrew
fingertight.
7. Using the 3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), screw in and tighten the two
photodiode assembly mounting screws (see Figure 17 on page 17).
IMPORTANT To ensure optimum performance, do not acquire data with the UV/Vis
detector without replacing the LightPipe cover. The LightPipe cover minimizes
thermal fluctuations.
8. Reinstall the flow cell cover as follows:
a. Guide the tubing through the slots in the top and bottom of the flow cell
compartment cover (see Figure 25).
Figure 25. Tubing slots in the flow cell compartment cover
Outlet tubing
Flow cell cover
retaining screw
Inlet tubing
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b. Using the 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), secure the cover by tightening
the flow cell cover retaining screw (see Figure 25).
9. Close the front doors of the detector.
10. Before you start the pump flow, ensure that the outlet tubing drains to the waste
container.
Installing the Standard Analytical Flow Cell
You can order a standard 1 cm analytical flow cell from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The wetted
volume of the standard analytical flow cell is 15 μL.
 To install the standard analytical flow cell
1. Turn the detector off and unplug the power cord from line power.
UV
CAUTION To prevent possible exposure to UV light, turn the detector off and unplug
the power cord from the power receptacle on the back panel.
2. Do one of the following:
a. If the LightPipe flow cell is not installed, go to step 3.
b. If the LightPipe flow cell is installed, remove it as described in “Removing the
LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 42 and store it as described in “Storing the LightPipe
Flow Cell” on page 45. Then go to step 4.
3. Open the flow cell compartment and remove the LightPipe flow cell retaining block as
described in step 1 through step 4 in “Mounting the LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 16.
4. Remove the LightPipe flow cell mounting assembly as follows:
a. Unscrew the tubing clamp thumbscrew (see Figure 26) and set the tubing clamp
aside.
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Figure 26. Tubing clamp
Tubing clamp
b. Using the 3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), remove the two photodiode
assembly mounting screws and set them aside.
c. Carefully pull the photodiode mount toward you and off the flow cell assembly.
Rest the photodiode mount out of the way inside the detector housing (Figure 27).
Figure 27. Photodiode mount removed
Flow cell mounting
assembly screws
d. Using the 9/64 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), remove the two screws
securing the LightPipe flow cell mounting assembly to the detector (see Figure 27).
5. Store the LightPipe flow cell mounting assembly in a secure place for possible future use.
The mounting area is now ready for the standard analytical flow cell (see Figure 28).
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Figure 28. Empty flow cell mounting area
Flow cell mounting
alignment pins
6. Install the standard analytical flow cell as follows:
a. Position the standard analytical flow cell assembly against the flow cell mounting
area.
b. Using the 9/64 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied) and the two screws removed
from the LightPipe flow cell mounting assembly, secure the standard analytical flow
cell assembly to the detector (see Figure 29).
Figure 29. Standard analytical flow cell mounted to the detector
Flow cell mounting
screws
Standoffs
c. Position the photodiode assembly with the mounting holes aligned with the two
standoffs on the flow cell assembly (see Figure 29), and using a 3/32 in. ball-end hex
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screwdriver (supplied), secure the photodiode assembly with the two mounting
screws (see Figure 30).
Figure 30. Photodiode assembly in place
Photodiode
mounting
screws
d. Secure the tubing with the tubing clamp (see Figure 31).
Figure 31. Tubing secured with tubing clamp
Tubing clamp
e. Position the standard analytical flow cell cover over the flow cell assembly, routing the
tubing through the slots in the left side of the cover, and secure the cover with the
10-32, 0.75 in. diameter × 0.5 in. length thumbscrew (P/N 2816-4210) in the
accessory kit (see Figure 32).
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Figure 32. Standard analytical flow cell cover installed
Thumbscrew
Making the Back Panel Connections
Use the cables provided in the UV/Vis detector accessory kit to make the back panel
connections.
For a stand-alone Accela LC system, you must connect the UV/Vis detector to the data system
computer as described in “Connecting to the Data System Computer.” You must also
connect the system interconnect cable that transmits the start signal from the autosampler to
the detector during an injection cycle as described in “Connecting the System Interconnect
Cable or Cables.”
If you are using an autosampler that is not controlled from your Thermo Scientific data
system, use the remote communications pins on the detector’s back panel to trigger the
detector as described in “Making Remote Communications Connections.”
To make the back panel connections, follow these procedures:
• Connecting to the Data System Computer
• Setting the Unit ID
• Connecting the System Interconnect Cable or Cables
• Connecting the Analog Outputs
• Setting the Analog Output Voltage
• Making Remote Communications Connections
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Connecting to the Data System Computer
To make the Ethernet connections, use the CAT5, 7 ft long, shielded Ethernet cables supplied
in the accessory kit. These cables have ferrite clamps for additional shielding.
 To connect the UV/Vis detector to the data system computer
1. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back panel of the
UV/Vis detector and plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet switch (Figure 33).
2. Connect the Ethernet switch to the data system computer with a supplied Ethernet cable.
Figure 33. Ethernet connections
Solvent platform
Ethernet port
Accela UV/Vis
Detector
8-pin receptacle for the
interconnect cable
Accela
Autosampler
Computer
USB
ENET
Accela pump
CAT5 shielded
Ethernet cables
Ethernet
switch
USB cable
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Setting the Unit ID
The UV/Vis detector arrives with the unit ID preset using the two rotary switches located on
the back panel. Figure 34 shows the rotary switches preset to a value of 01. The range of
values for the unit ID is 01 to 99. The value of 00 is reserved for special service functions.
The unit ID must correspond with the stack ID specified in the Instrument Configuration
application. Do not change the unit ID setting for your detector unless you are controlling
more than one UV/Vis detector from one computer. For information about configuring your
detector, refer to the data system Help.
Use a small flathead screwdriver to change the setting of the rotary switches.
Figure 34. Unit ID rotary switches set to a value of 01
2 3
0 1
9
5 6
7 8
5 6
9
4
4
0 1
2 3
7 8
Connecting the System Interconnect Cable or Cables
The timing of the Accela LC modules is synchronized through a system interconnect cable or
cables. The contact-closure cabling system depends on the autosampler model.
To make the contact closure connections for your system, follow the appropriate procedure:
• Making Contact Closure with an Accela Autosampler
• Making Contact Closure with an Accela Open Autosampler
Making Contact Closure with an Accela Autosampler
For an LC system with an Accela Autosampler, an Accela pump (all models), an Accela
UV/Vis Detector, and an optional MS detector, use the system interconnect cable shown in
Figure 35 to make the contact closure connections.
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Figure 35. System interconnect cable for an Accela LC system with an Accela Autosampler
DETECTOR
To
detector
To
detector
PUMP
To
autosampler
To
detector
DETECTOR
M/S
DETECTOR
To
MS detector
To
pump
PUMP
A/S
To
pump
 To make the contact closure connections for a system with an Accela Autosampler
1. To connect the UV/Vis detector, plug one of the three connectors labeled DETECTOR
into the left, 8-pin receptacle located on the back panel of the UV/Vis detector as shown
in Figure 9 on page 6.
Note If your LC system contains more than one detector, contact your Thermo
Fisher Scientific field service engineer for instructions on how to interconnect the run
signals for the Accela LC modules.
2. To connect an autosampler, plug the unlabeled connector into the left, 8-pin receptacle
on the back panel of the autosampler as shown in Figure 36.
3. To connect an Accela pump (all models), plug a connector labeled PUMP into the 8-pin
receptacle on the back panel of the pump.
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Figure 36. System interconnect cable connections
Connector labeled
DETECTOR
9
9
7 8
7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
5 6
RS232
4
5 6
0 1
2 3
4
0 1
2 3
UNIT ID
ENET
GND B
CHB - 1V
CHB - 100mV
CHB - 10mV
GND A
CHA - 1V
CHA - 100mV
CHA - 10mV
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
Accela
UV/Vis Detector
System interconnect
cable
Unlabeled connector
9
9
7 8
7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
4
5 6
0 1
2 3
4
0 1
2 3
A/S READY
INJECT OUT
INJECT HOLD
PUMP READY
GRAD START
PUMP STOP
+5V @ 150mA
GND
GND
GND
TF 1
TF 2
TF 3
TF 4
+5V @ 150mA
GND
UNIT ID
ENET
Accela
Autosampler
Connector labeled
PUMP
RS232
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRESSURE
GND
INJECT HOLD
PUMP READY
GRAD. START
PUMP STOP
5V
GND
Thermo Scientific
USB
Accela
pump
DIGITAL I/O
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Making Contact Closure with an Accela Open Autosampler
Table 4 lists the system interconnect and detector adapter cables that Thermo Fisher Scientific
supplies with the Accela Open Autosampler.
Tip If the accessory kit for your Accela Open Autosampler does not contain a detector
adapter cable, order the cable from Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Accela Open
Autosampler system interconnect cable supplied with the autosampler does not have any
labels.
Table 4. Accela Open Autosampler contact closure and adapter cables
Cable description
Part number
Use
Accela Open Autosampler
system interconnect cable
60157-63024
Required for all hardware configurations
Accela detector adapter cable
60157-63026
Required for hardware configurations
that include an Accela detector
Accela Pump adapter cable
60157-63022
Required for the discontinued Accela
Pump
Figure 37 shows the Accela Open Autosampler system interconnect cable that you can order
from Thermo Fisher Scientific. An equivalent, but unlabeled cable ships with the
autosampler.
Figure 37. Accela Open Autosampler interconnect cable (P/N 60157-63024)
102 cm (40 in.)
TO PUMP
60157-63024
TO A/S
TO MSQ/LTQ/LXQ
305 cm (120 in.)
Figure 38 shows the adapter cable for an Accela detector.
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Figure 38. Adapter cable for an Accela detector (P/N 60157-63026)
23 cm (9 in.)
TO 60157-63024
8-pin female
connector
60157-63026
TO LCQ FLEET
TO LTQ/LXQ/MSQ
2-pin male
connector
2-pin female
connectors
TO PDA
TO TSQ/EXACTIVE
200 cm (79 in.)
 To make the connect closure connections for a stand-alone LC system with an
Accela Open Autosampler, Accela pump (all models), and an Accela UV/Vis Detector
1. Connect the Accela Open Autosampler system interconnect cable as follows:
a. Plug the DB15 connector into the Interface 1 receptacle on the back panel of the
Accela Open Autosampler.
b. To connect the Accela pump (all models), do one of the following:
i.
For an Accela 600 Pump or Accela 1250 Pump, plug the 25-pin connector into
the D-Sub25 receptacle on the pump’s back panel (see Figure 39).
ii. For an Accela Pump, plug the 25-pin connector into 25-socket connector of the
Accela Pump adapter cable (see Figure 40) and plug the other end of the adapter
cable into the D-Sub25 receptacle on the pump’s back panel.
2. To connect the adapter cable to the interconnect cable, plug the 2-pin male connector
labeled TO 60157-63024 on the adapter cable into the 2-pin female connector on the
interconnect cable.
3. Connect the adapter cable connector labeled TO PDA to pins 1 through 8 on the
UV/Vis detector’s back panel.
Figure 39 shows the contact closure connections for a stand-alone Accela LC system with an
Accela Open Autosampler, Accela 600 or 1250 Pump, and Accela UV/Vis Detector.
Figure 40 shows the contact closure connections for a stand-alone Accela LC system with an
Accela Open Autosampler, Accela Pump, and Accela UV/Vis Detector.
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Figure 39. Contact closure connections for an LC system with an Accela Open Autosampler, Accela UV/Vis Detector, and
Accela 600 or 1250 Pump
INTERFACE 1
Accela Open
Autosampler
Detector adapter cable
TO 60157-63024
60157-63026
60157-63024
TO A/S
TO MSQ/LTQ/LXQ
Interconnect
cable
GND B
CHB - 1V
CHB - 100mV
CHB - 10mV
GND A
CHA - 1V
CHA - 100mV
CHA - 10mV
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
RS232
TO PDA
TO LCQ FLEET
TO LTQ/LXQ/MSQ
TO TSQ/EXACTIVE
UNIT ID
ENET
Accela UV/Vis Detector
D-SUB25
Accela 600 Pump
–or–
Accela 1250 Pump
TO PUMP
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Figure 40. Contact closure connections for an LC system with an Accela Open Autosampler, Accela UV/Vis Detector, and
Accela Pump
INTERFACE 1
Accela Open
Autosampler
TO 60157-63024
TO MSQ/LTQ/LXQ
60157-63026
TO LCQ FLEET
TO LTQ/LXQ/MSQ
Interconnect
cable
TO PDA
TO TSQ/EXACTIVE
TO PUMP
60157-63024
TO A/S
Detector
adapter cable
TO 60157-63024
GND B
CHB - 1V
CHB - 100mV
CHB - 10mV
GND A
CHA - 1V
CHA - 100mV
CHA - 10mV
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
RS232
UNIT ID
ENET
Accela UV/Vis Detector
Accela Pump
adapter cable
60157-63022
Accela Pump
TO PUMP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRESSURE
GND
INJECT HOLD
PUMP READY
GRADIENT START
PUMP STOP
5V
GND
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Connecting the Analog Outputs
The installation kit provides two analog signal cables (twin-axial computer cables) to connect
the analog outputs from the UV/Vis detector to other data collection devices.
Note You must use a Thermo Scientific data system (or equivalent) to control the
UV/Vis detector. When the detector is under the control of a Thermo Scientific data
system, you can convert the analog output signals with an analog-to-digital converter and
process the data with a third-party data system. You can also use the analog outputs and an
analog-to-digital converter for diagnostics.
The analog signal cables have three wires protruding from the ends of the shielded cable. Two
of these wires are electrically insulated and carry an analog signal to data collection devices.
Typically, the wire with the clear insulation is connected to the positive analog output, and the
wire with the black insulation is connected to the signal ground (sometimes referred to as the
negative signal). The third wire is not insulated and grounds the cable shielding. The cable
shielding reduces signal noise caused by radio frequency interference and is most effective if
the bare wire is grounded at just one end.
The ends of the analog signal wires are stripped (1/4 in.) and soldered to allow electrical
contact and to prevent fraying.
There are three analog voltage outputs per channel on the back panel of the UV/Vis detector:
CHA – 10 mV, CHA – 100 mV, CHA – 1 V, CHB – 10 mV, CHB – 100 mV, CHB – 1 V;
and a single ground per channel: GND A and GND B.
 To make each electrical connection
1. Insert the end of the wire into the appropriate terminal in the 8-pin terminal connector.
Hold the wire in place while you tighten the small terminal set screw firmly onto the wire.
2. Insert the terminal connector into the 8-pin analog connector numbered 9 through 16 at
the back of the instrument (see Figure 41).
IMPORTANT Do not connect the detector ground terminals to any earth ground on
your data system computer. Doing so leads to an increased noise level and a
subsequent decrease in sensitivity.
Figure 41. Analog signal connectors
Analog signal 8-pin connector
9
5 6
7 8
9
4
5 6
0 1
2 3
4
0 1
2 3
7 8
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CHB _ 1V
CHB _ 100mV
CHB _ 10mV
GND A
CHA _ 1V
CHA _ 100mV
CHA _ 10mV
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
RS232 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 UNIT ID
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Setting the Analog Output Voltage
You control the analog outputs from the data system by selecting the acquisition wavelengths,
bandwidth, rise time, and zero functions of the detector. These outputs are compatible with
data collection systems using any of the three different voltages (10 mV, 100 mV, or 1 V) by
selecting the appropriate terminal of the analog output terminal connector (see Figure 41).
Making Remote Communications Connections
The UV/Vis detector has the remote communications inputs RUN and ZERO, and the
remote communications output EVENT (see Figure 42).
Figure 42. Remote communications signals
8-pin receptacle for the
interconnect cable
9
5 6
7 8
9
4
5 6
0 1
2 3
4
0 1
2 3
7 8
GND B
CHB _ 1V
CHB _ 100mV
CHB _ 10mV
GND A
CHA _ 1V
CHA _ 100mV
CHA _ 10mV
EVENT
GND
ZERO
READY
RUN
NC
+5V @ 150mA
GND
RS232 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 UNIT ID
ENET
RUN Input Signal
The RUN input receives an inject signal from the autosampler, or from a manual injector, and
sends a run-start signal to the data system software.
During installation, you must connect the RUN input on the UV/Vis detector to your
autosampler or injector output. To make this contact closure connection, do the following:
• If your LC system contains an Accela Autosampler, use the 7-connector interconnect
cable.
• If your LC system contains an Accela Open Autosampler, use the Accela Open
Autosampler interconnect cable and the detector adapter cable.
• If your LC system contains a manual injector or another type of autosampler, connect the
RUN input on the UV/Vis detector to the autosampler’s Inject Out output, and connect
the GND terminal on the UV/Vis detector to the autosampler’s ground terminal.
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For other autosamplers or injectors, first determine whether the device uses a TTL signal or a
relay (a contact-closure), to remotely trigger detectors. Refer to the autosampler or injector
documentation to determine whether a TTL signal or relay is used. Then wire the device to
the UV/Vis detector, by doing one of the following:
• If the autosampler or injector uses a TTL signal to trigger the run, connect the TTL
trigger to the RUN terminal on the UV/Vis detector, and connect the signal ground
terminal on the autosampler (or TTL return terminal) to the GND terminal on the
UV/Vis detector.
• If the autosampler or injector device output relay consists of a single, normally open
terminal and a common ground terminal, connect the normally open terminal to the
RUN terminal on the UV/Vis detector, and connect the common ground terminal to the
GND terminal on the UV/Vis detector. If both of the relay contacts are electrically
isolated from each other and from ground (the device simply closes a contact between the
two relay terminals), then connect either one of the relay terminals to the RUN terminal
on the UV/Vis detector, and connect the other relay terminal to the GND terminal on
the UV/Vis detector.
Note The ground (GND) terminals (pins 1 and 7) on the back of the UV/Vis detector are
tied to a single digital ground. You can use either ground terminal for digital input or
output return connections.
ZERO Input Signal
The UV/Vis detector does not use the ZERO connection.
EVENT Output Signal
Thermo Scientific data systems do not support this output signal.
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Turning On the UV/Vis Detector for the First Time
 To turn on the UV/Vis detector for the first time
1. Ensure that the power switch at the front of the unit is in the Off position (released or out
position) (see Figure 8 on page 6).
IMPORTANT Before you use the UV/Vis detector for data acquisition, install the flow
cell cover, which minimizes thermal fluctuations.
2. Ensure that the UV/Vis detector is properly connected to the data system computer.
3. Check the fuse size.
You can operate the UV/Vis detector at 100/115 V or 230 V. However, you must ensure
that the appropriate fuses are installed (see “Checking the Power Setting and Fuses” on
page 12).
4. Plug the power cord into the power receptacle on the back panel of the detector
(see Figure 9 on page 6) and connect it to the power source.
5. Turn the power on by pushing in the power switch on the front panel (see Figure 8 on
page 6).
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Proper maintenance ensures the optimum performance of the UV/Vis detector. You are
responsible for maintaining your detector by properly performing the maintenance
procedures on a regular basis. If you have any questions on proper maintenance, or would like
to arrange for a preventive maintenance program, contact your Thermo Fisher Scientific field
service engineer.
To maintain your UV/Vis detector, follow the routine maintenance procedures in this chapter.
Contents
• Recommended Routine Maintenance
• Preventive Maintenance
• Tools Required
• Cleaning the External Surfaces of the Detector
• LightPipe Flow Cell Maintenance
• Lamp Maintenance
• Replacing the Fuses
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Recommended Routine Maintenance
Recommended Routine Maintenance
Table 5 lists recommendations for routine maintenance of the UV/Vis detector. Use the table
as a basis for developing your maintenance program in accordance with your company
practices.
Table 5. Recommended routine maintenance
Procedure
Interval
Cleaning external surfaces
As needed. See “Cleaning the External
Surfaces of the Detector” on page 41.
Cleaning the flow cell
As needed.a See “Cleaning the LightPipe
Flow Cell” on page 45.
Lamp replacement
Deuterium (D2)
Replace the deuterium lamp when the
detector noise reaches an unacceptable
level. See “Lamps” on page 5 and “Lamp
Maintenance” on page 48.
The useful lamp lifetime is
approximately 2000 hours at a diode
array scan rate of 20 Hz.
Tungsten (W)
a
40
Every 2500 hours or as required. See
“Lamp Maintenance” on page 48.
Flushing the flow cell with clean solvent after every use will reduce how often you need to clean it.
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Preventive Maintenance
In addition to standard practices for laboratory cleanliness, Thermo Fisher Scientific
recommends the following preventive measures:
• Use only high-purity liquid in all “wetted surface” contact areas for the analysis, for
flushing, and for cleaning. Use only high-purity gases when drying the same areas.
• Thoroughly flush all plumbing (including the flow cell) after each use. Remember that
water is the recommended “last contact” liquid.
Keep the flow cell absolutely clean to maintain low-noise operation. Organic films and
residues are major causes of noise. Also consider the analytical solutions passing through
the flow cell. If they pose a possible contamination problem, flush the flow cell with water
or methanol. If this does not remove the contamination, clean the flow cell with a dilute
solution of nitric acid, followed by a water rinse.
• Thoroughly flush and clean all peripheral plumbing, pumps, and so on, before
connecting them to the flow cell.
• To avoid particulate contamination and fluid path blockage, maximize the use of
filtration.
• Avoid leaving buffers standing in the flow cell for long periods. Plan your use to minimize
standing time between runs.
Tools Required
Performing routine maintenance on the UV/Vis detector requires these tools:
• A narrow-tip, flat-bladed screwdriver (2 mm wide)
• #2 Phillips screwdriver
• 1/4 in. open-end wrench (supplied)
• 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied)
• 3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied)
• 9/64 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied)
Cleaning the External Surfaces of the Detector
Keep the external surfaces of the detector clean and dry. To clean the outside of the detector,
wipe it with a dust-free cloth or a damp cloth (moistened with water only) to remove dirt or
stains.
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LightPipe Flow Cell Maintenance
To remove, store, or clean the LightPipe flow cell, follow these procedures:
• Removing the LightPipe Flow Cell
• Storing the LightPipe Flow Cell
• Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell
For information about installing the LightPipe flow cell, see “Installing the LightPipe Flow
Cell” on page 14.
CAUTION Do not disassemble the LightPipe flow cell housing or tighten the screws on
the housing. Doing so will damage the LightPipe flow cell. Thermo Fisher Scientific
cannot be held responsible for any damage to the LightPipe flow cell caused by attempts
to disassemble the housing or to tighten the screws. Contact your Thermo Fisher
Scientific field service engineer with any questions about LightPipe flow cell maintenance
or service.
Removing the LightPipe Flow Cell
 To remove the LightPipe flow cell
1. Open the front doors of the detector.
2. Using the 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), unscrew the flow cell cover
retaining screw (see Figure 43).
Figure 43. Flow cell cover retaining screw
Flow cell cover
retaining screw
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CAUTION Do not touch the surface of the photodiode. When removing the
photodiode mount, be sure to place the mount where the photodiode will not get
dirty or scratched.
3. Remove the flow cell cover.
4. Using the 3/32 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), loosen the two photodiode
assembly mounting screws three turns (Figure 44).
Figure 44. Photodiode assembly mounting screws
Photodiode assembly
mounting screws
5. Move the photodiode assembly forward to maximize the space behind it to install the
LightPipe flow cell.
6. Loosen and remove the thumbscrew holding the retaining bar to the flow cell retaining
block (see Figure 45).
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Figure 45. Flow cell mounting assembly
Thumbscrew
Retaining block
7. Remove the flow cell retaining block (see Figure 46).
Figure 46. Retaining block removed
Retaining bar
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8. Carefully remove the LightPipe from the mounting assembly without touching the ends
of the LightPipe flow cell.
CAUTION Avoid touching the ends of the LightPipe flow cell, as touching the ends of
the flow cell could damage the sensitive fiber optics. If you must grasp the ends of the
LightPipe flow cell to remove it from the assembly, use clean, talc-free gloves.
Storing the LightPipe Flow Cell
 To store the LightPipe flow cell
1. Remove the fingertight fittings and any attached tubing.
2. Immediately replace the protective end caps on the ends of the LightPipe to protect the
sensitive fiber optics (see Figure 47).
Figure 47. LightPipe flow cell with protective end caps
3. Place the LightPipe flow cell back in the box it was shipped in.
Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell
The exterior and interior surfaces of the LightPipe flow cell can become contaminated.
Flow cell contamination is usually caused by precipitation or by solubility problems, such as
when the quality of your mobile phase varies or the cleanliness of your samples varies. Signs of
a contaminated flow cell are increased baseline noise, signal spiking, erratic or drifting
baselines, low light intensity, or increased backpressure.
CAUTION Do not disassemble the LightPipe flow cell housing or tighten the screws on
the housing. Doing so will damage the LightPipe flow cell. Thermo Fisher Scientific
cannot be held responsible for any damage to the LightPipe flow cell caused by attempts
to disassemble the housing or to tighten the screws. Contact your Thermo Fisher
Scientific field service engineer with any questions about LightPipe flow cell maintenance
or service.
To clean the LightPipe flow cell, follow these procedures:
• Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Organic Solvents
• Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Nitric Acid
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Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Organic Solvents
If you suspect that the flow cell needs to be cleaned, try cleaning it with organic solvents.
 To clean the LightPipe flow cell with an organic solvent
1. Remove the column from the chromatographic system to avoid column degradation.
2. Connect the flow cell inlet directly to the chromatographic pump outlet.
IMPORTANT Ensure that the cleaning solvents you plan to use are miscible with
the solvent already present in the flow cell and pump. Isopropanol is a good cleaning
solvent for most applications. If the last solvent in the pump was an aqueous buffer
solution, be sure to pump 25 to 40 mL of HPLC-grade water (or its equivalent)
through the system to remove any salts before you flush the pump with the cleaning
solvents.
3. If necessary, flush the flow cell with water to prevent a reaction between the last solvent
used in the chromatographic system and the cleaning solvent that you will use to clean
the flow cell.
CAUTION Do not use a syringe to force solvent through the flow cell. Pressurizing
the flow cell can cause a leak or rupture and result in a dangerous and uncontrolled
spraying of solvent.
4. Flush the flow cell with 40 to 50 mL of cleaning solvent, for example, isopropanol or
methanol.
5. Flush the flow cell with water to prevent a reaction between the cleaning solvent and the
mobile phase that is used in your chromatographic application.
Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell with Nitric Acid
Methanol or isopropanol is generally sufficient for cleaning a flow cell. However, if the flow
cell remains contaminated after flushing it with organic solvents, remove the flow cell from
the detector and clean it with nitric acid.
CAUTION Nitric acid is a strong oxidizing acid, and it can react vigorously with alcohols
(especially methanol). Be sure to wear protective clothing and eye protection and adhere
to your company’s safety procedures for the proper handling and disposal of corrosive
acids. Flush the flow cell with water to remove all traces of alcohol before flushing it with
nitric acid.
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 To clean the flow cell with nitric acid
1. Completely remove the flow cell assembly from the detector housing by following the
procedure in “Removing the LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 42.
This prevents possible leaks from harming the mechanical and electronic components of
the detector.
2. Ensure that the column is removed from the chromatographic system to avoid column
degradation.
3. Connect the flow cell inlet directly to the chromatographic pump.
4. Flush the flow cell with water.
This prevents a reaction between the last solvent used in the chromatographic system and
the nitric acid solution used to clean the flow cell.
5. Prepare a 20% (v/v) solution of nitric acid in HPLC-grade water.
CAUTION Do not use a syringe to force acid solutions through the flow cell.
Pressurizing the flow cell could cause a leak or rupture, resulting in a dangerous and
uncontrolled spraying of acid.
CAUTION Before you pump nitric acid solution through the LightPipe flow cell,
ensure that the column has been removed from the chromatographic system and that
water was the last solvent in the pump and solvent reservoir.
6. Using the chromatographic pump, pump the nitric acid solution through the flow cell.
7. After you have finished the cleaning procedure and before you return to the
chromatographic solvents, pump another 25 to 40 mL of water through the flow cell to
remove all traces of nitric acid. Monitor the pH of the outlet stream of the flow cell to
ensure that the acid has been completely flushed out.
For instructions on reinstalling the flow cell, see “Installing the LightPipe Flow Cell” on
page 14.
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Lamp Maintenance
The light output from the deuterium lamp decreases with age, which results in increased
baseline noise. If the noise level on your detector output signal is unacceptable and cleaning
the flow cell does not help, use the data system’s diagnostic features to determine the cause of
the problem. If the light output becomes too low, replace the deuterium lamp. The light
output from the tungsten lamp is relatively stable as the lamp ages.
The detector keeps track of the number of hours each lamp has been operating. The
deuterium lamp has a lifetime of approximately 2000 hours and the tungsten lamp has a
lifetime of approximately 2500 hours. Lamp lifetime varies depending on the application.
To access the lamps, open the front doors of the detector. The deuterium and tungsten lamps
are located in the housing on the left. The lamps are supplied pre-aligned in their individual
assemblies to make them easy to install and align.
IMPORTANT Never loosen the screws that hold the lamp to its assembly or attempt to
rotate or move the lamp up or down in the assembly. Either of these actions can cause a
loss of alignment and degrade the system performance.
To replace the detector’s lamps, follow these procedures:
• Checking the Deuterium Lamp Usage Hours and Replacing the Lamp
• Replacing the Tungsten Lamp
Checking the Deuterium Lamp Usage Hours and Replacing the Lamp
To access the deuterium lamp chronometer and replace the lamp if necessary, follow these
procedures:
• Accessing the Deuterium Lamp and Reading Its Chronometer
• Removing the Deuterium Lamp
• Installing a New Deuterium Lamp
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Lamp Maintenance
Accessing the Deuterium Lamp and Reading Its Chronometer
The deuterium lamp assembly is equipped with a chronometer that tracks the total hours of
lamp operation.
 To access the deuterium lamp and read its chronometer
1. Turn the detector off, unplug the detector from line power, and allow sufficient time for
the lamps to cool before you remove the lamp cover.
UV
CAUTION Turn the detector off and unplug the power cord from the power
receptacle on the back panel as a secondary precaution against the possibility of
exposing yourself to a UV light hazard.
Because intense UV light can damage your eyes, the lamps automatically turn off
when you turn off the detector or remove the lamp cover.
2. Open the front doors of the detector.
CAUTION Because the lamps run hot, turn off the power and allow sufficient time
(approximately 30 minutes) for the lamps to cool before you remove the lamp cover.
3. Using the 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), unscrew the captive retaining screw
on the lamp cover (Figure 48).
Figure 48. Lamp cover retaining screw
Lamp cover
retaining screw
4. Pull the cover off to expose the lamp assemblies.
Because intense UV light can damage your eyes, the lamps automatically turn off when
you turn off the detector or remove the lamp cover.
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5. To read the chronometer, check the position of the electrolyte gap in the mercury tube
against the graduated background (see Figure 49 and Figure 50).
Figure 49. Chronometer for the deuterium lamp
Note Two mercury columns separated by a small electrolyte gap fill the glass capillary
tubing that is visible in the chronometer window. With lamp usage, the mercury
column on the left side of the gap increases and the mercury column on the right side
of the gap decreases. This transfer of mercury moves the gap from left to right as a
function of lamp usage.
Figure 50. Electrolyte gap in the mercury tube at 400 hours
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HOURS
2000
Lamp usage marker
at 400 hours
Removing the Deuterium Lamp
 To remove the deuterium lamp
1. Remove the deuterium lamp cover as described in “Accessing the Deuterium Lamp and
Reading Its Chronometer” on page 49.
2. Gently unplug the deuterium lamp lead from the detector (see Figure 51). Take care not
to twist the connector.
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Figure 51. Deuterium lamp parts
Deuterium lamp
lead
Thumbscrews
Deuterium lamp
3. Remove the two thumbscrews with standoffs that hold the lamp assembly in place and
pull the assembly straight out.
Installing a New Deuterium Lamp
 To install a new deuterium lamp
1. Remove the used deuterium lamp as described in “Removing the Deuterium Lamp” on
page 50.
2. Hold the deuterium lamp assembly so that the leads are at the top.
3. Slide the assembly onto the alignment pin (see Figure 52).
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Figure 52. Deuterium lamp assembly alignment pin
Alignment pin
4. Securely fasten the assembly in place with the two thumbscrews and standoffs.
5. Connect the lamp lead to the upper terminal in the lamp compartment.
6. Replace the lamp housing and secure it with the screw.
7. Close the front doors of the detector.
8. Plug the power cord back into the power receptacle on the back panel of the detector.
Replacing the Tungsten Lamp
To replace the tungsten lamp, follow these steps:
1. Removing the Tungsten Lamp
2. Installing a New Tungsten Lamp
Removing the Tungsten Lamp
 To remove the tungsten lamp
1. Turn the detector off, unplug the power cord from the power receptacle on the back
panel, and allow sufficient time for the lamps to cool before you remove the lamp cover.
CAUTION Turn the detector off and unplug the power cord from the power
receptacle on the back panel.
2. Open the front doors of the detector.
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CAUTION Because intense UV light can damage your eyes, the detector automatically
turns off the lamps when the lamp cover is removed.
CAUTION Because the lamps run hot, turn off the power and allow sufficient time
(approximately 30 minutes) for the lamps to cool before you remove the lamp cover.
3. Using the 1/8 in. ball-end hex screwdriver (supplied), unscrew the captive retaining screw
on the lamp cover (see Figure 48 on page 49).
4. Pull the cover straight back to expose the lamp assemblies.
5. Gently unplug the tungsten lamp lead from the detector (see Figure 51).
Take care not to twist the connector.
Figure 53. Tungsten lamp assembly
Tungsten lamp
connector
Thumbscrew
Tungsten lamp
assembly
6. Loosen and remove the thumbscrew that holds the lamp assembly in place.
7. Pull the assembly straight out and remove it from the detector.
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Installing a New Tungsten Lamp
Figure 54 shows the tungsten lamp assembly.
Figure 54. Tungsten lamp assembly
Tungsten bulb
Alignment holes
 To install a new tungsten lamp
1. Remove the used tungsten lamp as described in “Removing the Tungsten Lamp ” on
page 52.
2. Hold the lamp assembly so that the leads are at the top. Slide the assembly onto the two
alignment pins shown in Figure 55. The alignment pins are located on either side of the
detector monochromator aperture.
Figure 55. Alignment pins for the tungsten lamp
Alignment pins
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3. Securely fasten the assembly in place with the thumbscrew and standoff.
4. Replace the lamp housing and secure it with the screw.
5. Close the front doors of the detector.
6. Plug the power cord back into the power receptacle on the back panel of the detector.
Replacing the Fuses
If the UV/Vis detector does not power up, you might need to replace the fuses.
 To replace the fuses
1. Turn off the power to the detector and unplug the detector from line power.
CAUTION To avoid an electrical shock, before you replace the fuses, turn off the
power to the UV/Vis detector and unplug it from line power.
2. Place the tip of the narrow-blade screwdriver in the small slot to the left of the fuse holder
in the power entry module (see Figure 56) and push to the right. The fuse holder
pops out.
Figure 56. Power entry module
3. Pull the fuse holder out (see Figure 57).
Figure 57. Fuse holder
Fuse holder
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4. Remove the fuses from the fuse holder (see Figure 58) and replace them with new ones.
Figure 58. Fuses in the fuse holder
5. Slide the fuse holder back into the power entry module until you hear a click.
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Troubleshooting
To troubleshoot possible detector and chromatographic system problems, use the information
in this chapter. The information is organized in a table of symptoms, possible causes, and
remedies (see Table 6). Because many of the problems attributed to the detector might
actually be due to other components in the chromatographic system, this table also includes
references and potential solutions to these types of problems. To aid in troubleshooting errors,
Table 7 lists some common error messages and numeric codes.
Contents
• Detector-Related Problems
• Error Messages
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Detector-Related Problems
Table 6 lists detector-related problems along with suggestions for corrective action.
Table 6. Detector-related problems (Sheet 1 of 3)
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Spikes on baseline
Continuous gas bubbles in the flow cell
Degas the mobile phase. Connect a backpressure
device to the flow cell (check backpressure
rating).
Immiscible solvent bubbles following
mobile phase changeover
Flush the flow cell with 2-propanol and then
with mobile phase.
Electrical interference
Check the electrical lines for good connections,
interference from broadcast radiation, or both.
Check for ground loops.
Extremely large voltage fluctuations in
line power
Remove systems that cause voltage fluctuations,
for example, ovens; isolate the detector to a
“quiet” circuit; or use an uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) that is safety certified for your
country (UL, TÜV, SEMKO, DEMKO, and
so on).
Ambient light
Install the flow cell cover. You must install the
flow cell cover before turning the power on.
Never remove it when you are acquiring data.
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Table 6. Detector-related problems (Sheet 2 of 3)
Symptom
Cause
Random noisy baseline Contaminated flow cell
Excessive baseline drift
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Remedy
Flush the flow cell with cleaning solvents. See
“Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 45.
Check for leaks.
Leak in sample inlet line
Check all of the fittings for leaks, from the
column outlet to the flow cell inlet.
Bubble trapped in flow cell
Increase the flow rate until the bubble is
removed. Connect a backpressure device to the
flow cell (check pressure rating to avoid
rupturing the flow cell).
Leaking flow cell
Replace the flow cell.
Insufficient lamp warm-up
Allow a 30 minute warm-up for normal
operation and a 1.5 hour warm-up for maximum
sensitivity.
Aging or defective lamp
Replace the lamp.
Ground loop problem between
integrator and detector
Check the cable connections to the detector
output; do not ground at both ends of the cable.
Dirty flow cell or lamps
Clean the dirty component. See “Cleaning the
LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 45.
Integrator input and output voltage not
matching
Verify that the integrator is connected to the
appropriate analog output connections on the
back panel of the detector. See “Connecting the
Analog Outputs” on page 34.
Check the attenuation setting on the integrator.
Contaminated flow cell
Flush the flow cell with cleaning solvents. See
“Cleaning the LightPipe Flow Cell” on page 45.
Check for leaks.
Mobile phase contamination
Replace the mobile phase with fresh mobile
phase that is made with high-purity solvents.
Material bleeding from column
Clean or replace the column.
Leaks in system or flow cell
Check all of the fittings for leaks. Replace the
flow cell.
Tiny bubble trapped in the flow cell
Increase the flow rate until the bubble is
removed. Connect a backpressure device to the
flow cell outlet (check backpressure rating to
avoid rupturing flow cell).
Excessive temperature fluctuations
Remove the system from drafts. Thermostatically
control the column temperature.
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Table 6. Detector-related problems (Sheet 3 of 3)
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
No peaks, or peaks
much smaller than
expected
Incorrect wavelength setting
Check the wavelength setting. Make sure the
correct file is selected.
Lamp not on or defective
Make sure the lamp is lit. Run the detector
diagnostic tests to check the lamp. Replace the
lamp if necessary. See “Lamp Maintenance” on
page 48.
Integrator input and output voltage not
matching
Verify that the integrator is connected to the
appropriate analog output connections on the
detector’s back panel. See “Connecting the
Analog Outputs” on page 34.
Check the attenuation setting on the integrator.
Insufficient sample reaching the detector Check the entire chromatographic system for
leaks. Check the sample injection volume.
Broad tailing peaks
Excessive rise time
Lower the rise time selection.
Poor connection at flow cell inlet
Check the end of the inlet tubing for a clean, flat
surface free of obstructions.
Tripped circuit breaker at power outlet
Reset the circuit breaker.
Blown detector fuse
Replace the fuse. See “Replacing the Fuses” on
page 55.
Incorrect voltage selected
Verify that the voltage selector is set for the
correct incoming line voltage. See “Checking the
Power Setting and Fuses” on page 12.
Power cord not connected
Connect the power cord.
Detector not running
injection
Detector not receiving Start signal
Check the connection to the Run contacts on the
back panel of the detector.
Comm LED is amber
Lost connection to the data system
computer
Check the Ethernet connection to the data
system computer.
Run LED is blinking
amber
An error occurred during a run
Check the software to determine the nature of
the error, or begin the run again.
Lamps LED is amber
Both lamps are off
Turn on the lamps and allow 1.5 hours for
warm-up.
Detector not
powering up
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Error Messages
Error Messages
Error messages are posted on the Status page of the data system that you are using to control
your detector.
Note For further information, document the log entry and contact Thermo Fisher
Scientific Technical Support.
Possible error messages include but are not limited to those listed in Table 7.
Table 7. Possible error messages (Sheet 1 of 2)
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Error number
Meaning
2001
System reset
2002
System error (bus/address)
2004
Lamp case open
2011
Sample light is too high
2012
Low light on D2 lamp
2013
Low light on W lamp
2014
Volatile RAM test failed
2015
Non-Volatile RAM test failed
2016
12 volts failed
2017
12 volt unregulated failed
2018
–12 volts failed
2019
Motor voltage failed
2020
W lamp voltage or driver failed
2021
D2 lamp or driver failed
2022
5 volts failed
2023
Reference diode failed
2024
Sample diode failed (Could be exposed to light.)
2025
Wavelength home test failed
2026
Second wavelength home failed
2027
Analog linearity test failed
2028
D2 lamp failed/not present
2029
W lamp failed/not present
2030
Shutter failed
2031
Unknown shutter/lamp failure
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Table 7. Possible error messages (Sheet 2 of 2)
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Error number
Meaning
2201
Invalid file number
2202
Invalid lamp state
2203
No replay while in a run
2205
Invalid current time
2206
Invalid lamp turn on time
2207
Invalid lamp turn off time
2208
Invalid time from ready time
2209
Invalid lamp on option
2210
Invalid lamp off option
2212
Invalid program time
2213
Invalid wavelength for program
2215
Invalid program type
2216
Invalid output range
2217
Invalid rise time filter
2218
Invalid auto zero time
2219
Invalid output range
2220
Invalid rise time filter
2221
Invalid run wavelength
2226
Invalid auto zero time
2227
Invalid rise time filter
2228
Invalid run time
2232
Invalid runs per wavelength
2234
Invalid offset
2235
Invalid zero on lambda change value
2236
Invalid channel 2 selection
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Accessories and Replaceable Parts
This appendix lists the contents of the accessory kit and the replaceable parts that you can
order from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Contents
• Accessory Kit
• LightPipe Flow Cell Kits
• Standard Analytical Flow Cell Parts
• Maintenance Parts
• Service Spare Parts
Accessory Kit
Table 8 lists the contents of the accessory kit containing the necessary cables and tubing to
connect the Accela UV/Vis Detector to the data system and other Accela modules.
Table 8. Accela UV/Vis Detector accessory kit (P/N 60053-62004) (Sheet 1 of 2)
Part number
Description
Quantity
6040-0102
Cable, external run/auto zero
1
00004-02511
8-pin cable connector, 3.81 mm pitch, minicombicon
2
70111-63302
Cable, RJ-45 Ethernet communication, CAT-5, shielded
1
6040-0103
Cable, analog DET
2
Nut, 1/16 in., 1/4-28
2
3256-0025
Ferrule, 1/4-28, ETFE
2
3256-0022
Upchurch™ Fingertight II fitting (Upchurch P/N F-200)
1
A3469-020
LC Test Mix, 1 mL
1
F3012-010
Funnel
1
F5034-010
Tubing, convoluted, detector drain
1
5101-1857
Fuse, slo-blo, for 230 V applications (T1.25 A)
2
5101-1858
Fuse, slo-blo, for 100/115 V applications (T2.5 A)
2
3256-0024
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LightPipe Flow Cell Kits
Table 8. Accela UV/Vis Detector accessory kit (P/N 60053-62004) (Sheet 2 of 2)
a
Part number
Description
Quantity
00725-00040
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 3/32 in., black
1
00725-00042
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 1/8 in., black
1
00725-00044
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 9/64 in., black
1
5401-0400
Open end wrench, 1/4 × 5/16 in.
1
00109-02-00029
One-piece, 10-32, PEEK fitting for 1/16 in. OD tubing, 2
17 mm length (Valco™ P/N JR-55100-5)
2816-4210
Thumbscrew, 10-32, 0.75 in. diameter × 0.5 in. stud
length (for the standard analytical flow cell cover)
1
Upchurch part number P-200 includes the nut and ferrule (P/N 3256-0024 and 3256-0025).
LightPipe Flow Cell Kits
The LightPipe flow cell kits contain the LightPipe flow cells and the required tubing and
fittings. The LightPipe flow cells come as part of these kits; you cannot order them separately.
IMPORTANT
Use only PEEK fittings with the LightPipe flow cell.
Table 9 lists the contents of the 10 mm LightPipe flow cell kit.
Table 9. 10 mm LightPipe flow cell kit (P/N 803265-01)
Part number
Description
N/A
10 mm LightPipe flow cell
2522-0285
Fingertight, 10-32, one-piece PEEK fitting
803260
Inlet tubing, with insulation, PEEK 1/16 in. OD × 0.005 in. ID (red),
33 in. length
703950
Outlet tubing, PEEK 1/16 in. OD × 0.01 in. ID (blue), 60 in.
Table 10 list the contents of the 50 mm LightPipe flow cell kit.
Table 10. 50 mm LightPipe flow cell kit (P/N 803237-01)
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Part number
Description
N/A
50 mm LightPipe flow cell
2522-0285
Fingertight, 10-32, one-piece PEEK fitting
803260
Inlet tubing, with insulation, PEEK 1/16 in. OD × 0.005 in. ID (red),
33 in. length
703950
Outlet tubing, PEEK 1/16 in. OD × 0.01 in. ID (blue), 60 in. length
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Standard Analytical Flow Cell Parts
Standard Analytical Flow Cell Parts
To install the standard analytical flow cell, order the parts in Table 11 from Thermo Fisher
Scientific.
Table 11. Standard analytical flow cell parts
a
Part number
Description
60053-40005
Standard flow cell covera
9550-0234S
Standard analytical flow cell (10 mm)
The thumbscrew for securing the cover is located in the accessory kit. See Table 8 on page 63.
Maintenance Parts
Table 12 lists the maintenance parts for the Accela UV/Vis Detector.
Table 12. Maintenance parts
Part number
Description
9551-0023
Deuterium (D2) lamp assembly (pre-aligned)
9551-0022
Tungsten (W) lamp assembly (pre-aligned)
5101-1857
Fuse, slo-blo, for 230 V applications (T1.25 A)
5101-1858
Fuse, slo-blo, for 100/115 V applications (T2.5 A)
Service Spare Parts
Table 13 lists service spare parts for the Accela UV/Vis Detector.
Table 13. Service spare parts (Sheet 1 of 2)
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Part number
Description
60053-61081R
Analog PCB
60053-63010
Analog PCB cable
60053-61080R
Converter PCB
60053-63012
Converter PCB cable
60053-63002
Converter power cable
9550-0263S
Cuvette holder assembly
6040-0167
Deuterium lamp cable
2110-0354
External connector
9551-0200
High-voltage transformer
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Service Spare Parts
Table 13. Service spare parts (Sheet 2 of 2)
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Part number
Description
60053-40042
Lamps cover
F5025-010
LED cable
60053-40041
LightPipe flow cell cover
5110-0058
Magnetic proximity switch
9551-0187-04
Main transformer
60053-61079R
Motherboard PCB
60053-63031
Photodiode pre-amp assembly
F3030-010
Power entry module with switch
70111-63302
RJ-45, CAT5 shielded cable
00725-00042
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 1/8 in.
00725-00044
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 9/64 in.
00725-000040
Screwdriver, hex, ball end, 3/32 in.
9551-0221
Solenoid lamp shutter
6040-0168
Tungsten lamp cable
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Index
A
D
absorbance range 8
ac line problems 58
Accela Autosampler interconnect cable 27
Accela Open Autosampler
adapter cable for detector 31
interconnect cable 30
analog outputs
connecting 34
full-scale settings 35
specifications 8
data system computer, connecting 26
detectors, multiple 15
deuterium lamp
description 5
installing 51
lifetime 5
removing 49
dimensions, detector 7
drift, baseline 8, 59
B
E
bandwidth, spectral 8
baseline problems
noise, causes of 59
spikes, causes of 58
electrical interference, causes of 58
electromagnetic compatibility iv
EMC compliance iii
error messages 61
external surfaces, cleaning 41
C
F
cables
detector adapter cable, contact closure 31
Ethernet 26
system interconnect
Accela Autosampler 27
Accela Open Autosampler 30
chromatograms, acquiring with an A/D converter 34
column bleed 59
compliance
FCC iii
regulatory iii
WEEE v
connections
analog output 34
contact closure 27
data system computer 26
LightPipe flow cell 14
remote communications inputs 35
FCC compliance iii
flow cell
bubbles in 58
dimensions 8
leaks 59
pressure rating 8
See also
LightPipe flow cell
standard analytical flow cell
fuses
replacing 55
sizes 13
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ground loop problems, causes of 59
ground terminals, connecting 34
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R
installation
checklist 10
tools 12
regulatory compliance iii
remote controls 8
rise time
incorrect setting, results of 60
specification 8
L
lamp cover 49
lamps
replacing 48
See also
deuterium lamp
tungsten lamp
useful lifetime 5
LEDs, meaning 7
LightPipe flow cell
cleaning 45
installing 14
removing 42
replacement kit 64
schematic
10 mm Light Pipe 3
50 mm Light Pipe 4
storing 45
linearity 8
M
maintenance
preventive 41
recommendations for 40
tools 41
multiple detectors, placement 15
N
S
safety standards iii
scan (data) rate 8
service spare parts 65
short-term noise 8
specifications, detector 8
spectral bandwidth 8
standard analytical flow cell
installing 21
parts for 65
storage temperature 7
system interconnect cable for module synchronization 27
T
temperature fluctuations, results of 59
tools
installation 12
maintenance 41
troubleshooting
detector problems 58
Status page error messages 61
tungsten lamp
description 5
installing 54
lifetime 5, 48
removing 52
noise, causes of 59
U
O
operating conditions
humidity 7
temperature 7
optical bench 2
P
peak problems
broadening 60
size 60
tailing 60
power requirements 7
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unit ID, setting 27
V
voltage
ac line problems 58
voltage selector 12, 55
W
warm-up time 8
wavelength accuracy and range 8
WEEE compliance v
weight, detector 7
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