Excalibur electronic BarMaster Calculator User Manual

OPERATING MANUAL
Model 414
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ongratulations on your purchase of Excalibur
Electronic’s BarMaster! BarMaster will show
you everything you need to know to mix great
drinks, from choosing the right cocktails to go with the
food and the occasion, to preparing them perfectly, to
serving them in the correct glasses.
B e sure, wh e n ever you drink, drink responsibly — and n ev e r drink and drive !
Th e lege n d ary Kin g A r t h u r b ra n d i sh e d a m a gi c swo rd , E x c a l i bu r,
f rom wh ic h we t ak e ou r c om pa ny
n a m e . With this unique weapon in his
hands,he could not be vanquished.
Al t h o u g h
E xc a lib u r
E le c t ro n i c s
c a n ’t claim th e m agic al secret s of
M e rl i n , King A rt h u r ’s cou rt wizard ,
som etime s ou r pat en ted t echn olog y
m ay mak e it s eem as if we cou ld.
B ar M as t e r is an o t h e r u n m a t ch ed
i n n ovat ion of Excalibur Elect ro n i c s .
BarMaster is easy to use, but be
sure to use it safely. Before starting, please read this manual thor-
oughly, especially noting safety,
care and battery information.
Keep this manual for reference.
Activating the Batteries or Installing New Batteries
Carefully turn BarMaster over so
that the display side is face-down
on a soft surface, such as a towel
or magazine. Find the battery
compartment on the left of the
unit’s back. (See diagram on page
9.)
the white tab.
Batteries should always be
installed by an adult. When you
need to replace the batteries, press
and slide the battery door off.
Remove the used batteries, disposing of them properly, and replace
them with two fresh AG10 batteries, making sure the polarity (+
and -) matches the diagram in the
compartment. Then replace the
battery compartment door.
Your BarMaster comes with two
AG10 batteries already loaded, but
you must activate them. To do this,
you do not have to remove the battery compartment. Simply pull out
Layout of BarMaster
Display
(Showing welcome
screen)
We m ake you th in k.
ENTER
UP
Button
Button
NEXT
Button
PREVIOUS
Button
DOWN
Button
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BarMaster Buttons
BarMaster’s four navigation buttons make it easy to find the information you want.
UP
Use this button to scroll up while
in menu mode or to page up while
in reading mode.
You can find out everything you
want to know about popular drinks
from an Absolute Salty Dog to a
Zorbatini. You can find them by
name, category, liquor, and by
occasion.
NEXT
Finding Drinks by Name
Step 1. On the main menu page,
use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight “DRINKS” on the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
Use this button to page down
while in menu mode and to move
right while in selection mode.
DOWN
Use this button to scroll down
while in menu mode or to page
down while in reading mode.
ENTER
Use this key to turn BarMaster on
and to confirm menu selection.
PREVIOUS
Use this button to return to the
Using Your BarMaster
Press and hold the ENTER button
for two seconds to turn the BarMaster on. A welcome screen
showing the word “BARMASTER” and images of beverage
glasses will be displayed.
played up to ten characters, but
highlighting the longer items will
cause them to scroll from right to
left, spelling out the category.
MAIN MENU
DRINKS
SETTING UP
MEASURES
MIXERS + MODIFIERS
FOOD + DRINK
SLANG
BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
CALCULATOR
Press ENTER again to open the
main menu. You’ll use this menu
to find the information you want.
(You can return to the main menu
from any screen by pressing the
PREVIOUS key up to three times,
depending on which screen you
are viewing.)
On the initial screen, the categories are displayed only down to
“MIXERS + MODIFIERS.” Use
the DOWN button to reveal the rest.
The main menu on the right is displayed five lines (down) at a time,
including the title. Lines are dis4
Finding a Drink
previous selection or to the main
menu (when in menu mode).
Use it also to move to the left
while in selection mode—i.e.,
when selecting the first letter of a
drink’s name.
(Drinks like “7 & 7” that begin
with numbers, are found under “A.”)
For example, you can select “T” to
find “Tom Collins.” The drinks
beginning with “T” will be displayed. From any letter grouping,
you can scroll to the letter grouping before and the one after. For
example, from the “T’s” you can
scroll up to the drinks beginning
with “S” and down to the drinks
beginning with “U.”
The following new menu is displayed. If longer than 10 characters, an item will scroll from left to
right when highlighted.
Step 4. Use the UP, DOWN, and
NEXT keys to highlight the desired
drink and press ENTER.
A new, information menu will be
displayed:
NAME
CATEGORY
LIQUOR
OCCASION
CATEGORY
GLASS TYPE
OCCASION
RECIPE
TECHNIQUE
Step 2. From the drinks menu,
highlight “NAME” and press
ENTER. The letters of the alphabet
will be displayed.
Step 5. Highlighting one of these
categories and pressing ENTER will
reveal information about the
drink. After choosing a category,
you can return to the above menu
by pressing the PREVIOUS button.
Step 3. Use any of the four navigation keys to highlight the first
letter of the name of the drink you
wish to select and press ENTER.
If no button is pressed in approximately four minutes, your
BarMaster will turn itself off to save batteries. To turn
it on again, press and hold the ENTER key for two seconds.
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Finding Drinks by Category
Step 1. On the main menu page,
use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight “DRINKS” on the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
by pressing the
PREVIOUS
button.
Finding Drinks by Liquor
Step 1. On the main menu page,
use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight “DRINKS” on the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
Step 2. Select “CATEGORY”
from the drinks menu and press
ENTER. A list of 14 categories will
be displayed. Although only five
lines are displayed at one time,
you can use the DOWN key to
reveal the remaining categories.
Step 2. From the drinks menu,
highlight “LIQUOR” and press
ENTER. The letters of the alphabet
will be displayed.
Step 3. Use any of the four navigation keys to highlight the first
letter of the name of the liquor you
wish to select and press ENTER.
Step 3. Use any of the four navigation keys to highlight the category you wish to select. For example, you can select “HOT
DRINKS,” and all hot drinks will
be listed.
Step 4. Use the UP, DOWN, and
NEXT keys to highlight the desired
drink and press ENTER.
Once again, the information
menu will be displayed:
Step 5. Highlighting one of these
categories and pressing ENTER will
reveal information about the
drink. After choosing a category,
you can return to the above menu
From any letter grouping, you can
scroll to the letter grouping before
and the one after.
The main menu gives you access
to lots of other information:
CATEGORY
GLASS TYPE
OCCASION
RECIPE
TECHNIQUE
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Step 4. Use the UP, DOWN, and
NEXT keys to highlight the desired
drink and press ENTER.
Once again, the information
menu will be displayed:
CATEGORY
GLASS TYPE
OCCASION
RECIPE
TECHNIQUE
Step 2. Select “OCCASION” from
the drinks menu and press ENTER.
A list of nine occasions (including
“ALL”) will be displayed.
Step 3. Use any of the four navigation keys to highlight the occa-
Once again, the information
menu will be displayed:
sion you wish to select.
Finding Drinks by Occasion
Step 1. On the main menu page,
use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight “DRINKS” on the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
For example, you can select “D”
to find “DARK RUM” or “R” to
find all types of “RUM.” All
drinks containing the type of
liquor selected will be displayed.
Step 4. Use the UP, DOWN, and
NEXT keys to highlight the desired
drink and press ENTER.
CATEGORY
GLASS TYPE
OCCASION
RECIPE
TECHNIQUE
Step 5. Highlighting one of these
categories and pressing ENTER will
reveal information about the
drink. After choosing a category,
you can return to the above menu
by pressing the PREVIOUS button.
Step 5. Highlighting one of these
categories and pressing ENTER will
reveal information about the
drink. After choosing a category,
you can return to the above menu
by pressing the PREVIOUS button.
Finding Other Information
We’ve seen how to use “DRINKS”
to find the drink you’re looking
for by drink, category, type of
liquor or occasion. Selecting any
of the main menu items and pressing ENTER will give you access to
helpful facts and tips.
DRINKS
SETTING UP
MEASURES
MIXERS + MODIFIERS
FOOD + DRINK
SLANG
BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
CALCULATOR
Important: See the section below
for using the Blood Alcohol Level
Calculator.
Excalibur Electronics reserves the right to make technical
changes without notice in the interest of progress.
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Blood Alcohol Level Calculator
Battery Information
WARNING! THIS CALCULATOR IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES
ONLY AND IS NOT DESIGNED, NOR SHOULD IT BE USED, TO ACCURATELY MEASURE LEVEL OF INTOXICATION.
• CAUTION: Batteries should be
removed and replaced by adults
only.
CAUTION SHOULD ALWAYS BE EXERCISED TO LIMIT ALCOHOL
CONSUMPTION, TO ADHERE TO ALL LOCAL SOBRIETY LAWS, AND
NEVER TO DRINK AND DRIVE!
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
Step 1. On the main menu page,
use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight “BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
CALCULATOR” on the Main
Menu and press ENTER.
information regarding what constitutes one drink. Use the DOWN
key to scroll to the end of this
information, and a list of the number of drinks will be displayed.
Step 2. You will be presented with
the warning message given at the
beginning of this section.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight the number of drinks. Press
ENTER.
Use the DOWN key to read this
warning carefully.
Step 5. The display will list periods of time since the last drink.
Select and highlight a time and
press ENTER.
Step 3. When you finish reading
the warning, press DOWN again,
and a list of weights from 100
pounds to 240 pounds will be displayed.
alkaline batteries.
• Be sure to insert batteries with
the correct polarities and always
follow the toy and battery manufacturer’s instructions.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard
(carbon zinc) or rechargeable
(nickel-cadium) batteries.
• Remove batteries and store
them in a cool, dry place when not
in use.
• Do not use rechargeable batteries.
• Always remove old and dead
batteries from the product.
• To avoid explosion or leakage,
do not dispose of batteries in a fire
or attempt to recharge standard or
• The supply terminals are not to
be short-circuited.
The battery compartment is accessible from the
back of your unit. Your unit uses 2 AG10 batteries.
For battery activation and installation, see page 3.
Blood alcohol level will be displayed as a percentage.
Press ENTER again to return to the
list of weights to recalculate a different blood alcohol percentage.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to highlight your weight and press ENTER.
Step 4. The display will give you
Special Care & Handling
•Avoid moisture and extreme temperatures.
• Clean using only a slightly
damp cloth.
• Do not use cleaners with
chemical agents.
• For best results, use between the
temperatures of 39ºF and 100ºF
(4º C and 38º C).
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Limited 90-Day Warranty
Warning!
The Blood Alcohol Level Calculator
in this device is for
entertainment purposes only.
It is not designed, and should not
be used, to accurately measure
levels of intoxication.
Caution should always be exercised
to limit alcohol consumption,
and to adhere to all local
sobriety laws.
Never drink and drive!
EXCALIBUR
ELECTRONICS,
INC., warrants to the original consumer that its products are free from
any electrical or mechanical defects
for a period of 90 DAYS from the
date of purchase. If any such defect
is discovered within the warranty
period, EXCALIBUR ELECTRONICS, INC., will repair or replace the
unit free of charge upon receipt of
the unit, shipped postage prepaid
and insured to the factory address
shown at right.
on the duration of implied warranties and do not allow exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations and exclusions in these instances may not
apply.
The only authorized service center
in the United States is:
The warranty covers normal consumer use and does not cover damage that occurs in shipment or failure that results from alterations,
accident, misuse, abuse, neglect,
wear and tear, inadequate maintenance, commercial use, or unreasonable use of the unit. Removal of the
top panel voids all warranties. This
warranty does not cover cost of
repairs made or attempted outside of
the factory.
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Excalibur Electronics, Inc.
13755 SW 119th Ave
Miami, Florida 33186 U.S.A.
Phone: 305.477.8080
Fax: 305.477.9516
Ship the unit carefully packed,
preferably in the original carton, and
send it prepaid, and adequately
insured. Include a letter, detailing
the complaint and including your
daytime telephone number, inside
the shipping carton.
If your warranty has expired and you
want an estimated fee for service,
write to the above address, specifying the model and the problem.
Any applicable implied warranties,
including warranties of merchantability and fitness, are hereby
limited to 90 DAYS from the date of
purchase. Consequential or incidental damages resulting from a breach
of any applicable express or implied
warranties are hereby excluded.
Some states do not allow limitations
PLEASE DO NOT SEND
YOUR UNIT WITHOUT
RECEIVING AN ESTIMATE FOR
SERVICING. WE CANNOT
STORE YOUR UNIT!
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Excalibur Electronics,Inc.
13755 SW 119th Ave
Miami, Florida 33186 U.S.A.
Phone: 305.477.8080
Fax:305.477.9516
www.ExcaliburElectronics.com
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