A New Spin on Precision Water Analysis

A New Spin on Precision Water Analysis
A New Spin on Precision Water Analysis
Code 3576
Go to www.lamotte.com/spin for:
1 • Registering your meter
Instructional videos • Testing Tips • Software Updates
OVERVIEW
The WaterLink® Spin photometer measures 12 important pool and spa
important test factors such as Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Bromine, Total
Alkalinity, pH, Calcium Hardness, Copper, Iron, Cyanuric Acid, Borate,
Biguanide, and Biguanide Shock. This innovative photometer is easy-to-use
with a disk reagent system that holds the precise amount of reagents needed
to run the tests. LaMotte chemists developed reagent disks specifically for the
in-store pool and spa analyst who desired similar precision to current water
labs but without the time consuming procedures or testing limitations of test
strips.
This in-store lab is simple to use; just add the pool or spa water sample using
the precision syringe to the disks which contain all the reagents needed for
each test series. The disks are placed in the photometer chamber and the
results are ready in an instant. A complete series of tests can be completed
in one minute. When completed, the disk is discarded and the next test is
started.
With all the necessary reagents in disposable disks, no time is wasted in test
preparation or cleanup. Since there are no tubes to clean for future testing,
overall time savings are doubled. User error is significantly reduced since the
user no longer has to measure reagents.
The DataMate 10 software will analyze the data and recommend products
along with treatment instructions. Included in the DataMate 10 Software is the
WaterLink® Spin Application that operates the WaterLink® Spin photometer.
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CONTENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
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Contents .....................................................................................................4
Specifications.............................................................................................5
Packaging and Delivery .............................................................................6
General Precautions ..................................................................................6
Safety Precautions .....................................................................................6
Limits of Liability ........................................................................................6
CE Compliance ..........................................................................................6
Warranty .....................................................................................................7
GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES
 Meter ..........................................................................................................8
 Syringe .......................................................................................................8
 Disks...........................................................................................................8
Chlorine/Bromine and Biguanide Disks ............................................9
Filling...................................................................................................9
Handling............................................................................................10
Storage..............................................................................................10
 Disk Cover ................................................................................................10
 Troubleshooting Disk ...............................................................................10
 Calibration Check Disk ............................................................................10
 USB Cable ................................................................................................11
 AC Adapter ...............................................................................................11
SET UP
 Software ...................................................................................................11
 Meter ........................................................................................................11
 Disks.........................................................................................................11
TESTING ...........................................................................................................11
MAINTENANCE
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Cleaning ...................................................................................................12
Repairs .....................................................................................................12
Meter Disposal .........................................................................................12
Disk Disposal ...........................................................................................13
TROUBLESHOOTING
 Troubleshooting Guide ............................................................................14
 Helpful Hints ............................................................................................14
ACCESSORIES & REPLACEMENT PARTS ..............................................15
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GENERAL INFORMATION
 CONTENTS
WaterLink Spin Photometer
Code 1714
Chlorine/Bromine Disks (2 X 50)
Code 4330-H
Syringe, 3 mL, plastic, w/tips (3)
Code 1189-3
Syringe Tips (3)
Code 1189-TIP
Disk Cover
Code 1718
Wide Range pH/Total Chlorine Test Strips (50)
Code 2987-G
Cleaning Tissues, Lint-free Wipes, (280)
Code 0669
USB Cable, 6 ft
Code 1711
AC Adapter/Cord
Code 1717
Troubleshooting Disk
Code 4330-BLANK
Calibration Check Disk
Code 1703
WaterLink Spin Quick Start Guide
Code 3576-QG
WaterLink Spin Manual
Code 3576-MN
WaterLink Banner
Code 3576-BAN
WaterLink Spin Counter Mat
Code 3576-MAT
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 SPECIFICATIONS
Test Factors
Range
Free Chlorine
0.00 – 15.00 ppm
Total Chlorine
0.00 – 15.00 ppm
Bromine
0.00 – 33.00 ppm
Total Alkalinity
0 – 250 ppm
pH
6.6 – 8.6
Calcium Hardness
0 – 1200 ppm
Copper
0.0 – 3.0 ppm
Iron
0.0 – 3.0 ppm
Cyanuric Acid
5 – 150 ppm
Borate
0 – 60 ppm
Biguanide
0 – 70 ppm
Biguanide Shock
0 – 250 ppm
Wavelengths (interference filters)
428 nm, 525 nm, 568 nm, 635 nm
Wavelength Accuracy
±2 nm
Wavelength Bandwidth
10 typical
Photometric Range
-2 to 2 AU
Photometric Precision
±0.01 AU at 1.0 AU
Photometric Accuracy
±0.01 AU at 1.0 AU
Sample Chamber
Accepts prefilled disk
Light Source
4 LEDS
Detectors
4 silicon photodiodes
Pre-Programmed Tests
Yes, with automatic wavelength
selection
USB Port
Mini B, USB 2
Power
AC Adapter
Dimensions
21.6 X 22.9 X 11.4 cm
8.5 X 9.0 X 4.5 in (L X W X H)
Weight
705 g (25 oz)
Patent Pending
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 PACKAGING & RETURNS
Experienced packaging personnel at LaMotte Company assure adequate
protection against normal hazards encountered in transportation of shipments.
After the product leaves the manufacturer, all responsibility for its safe delivery
is assured by the transportation company. Damage claims must be filed
immediately with the transportation company to receive compensation for
damaged goods.
Should it be necessary to return the instrument for repair or servicing, pack
the instrument carefully in a suitable container with adequate packing material.
A return authorization number must be obtained from LaMotte Company by
calling 1-800-344-3100, ext. 2 or emailing tech@lamotte.com. Attach a letter
with the authorization number to the shipping carton which describes the
kind of trouble experienced. This valuable information will enable the service
department to make the required repairs more efficiently.
 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Read the instruction manual before attempting to set up or use the instrument.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury or damage to the meter.
The WaterLink Spin should not be stored or used in a damp or corrosive
environment. Care should be taken to prevent water or reagents from entering
the photometer chamber. Wet disks should never be put into the photometer
chamber.
 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Read the safety precautions on the labels of all reagent containers and
packaging prior to use. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be found at
www.lamotte.com. Additional emergency information for all LaMotte reagents
is available 24 hours a day from the Poison Control Center listed in the front
of the phone book or by contacting the 24 hour emergency line for ChemTel
at 1-800-255-3924 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico). For locations outside of the
North American continent call 813-248-0585 collect.
 LIMITS OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstances shall LaMotte Company be liable for loss of life,
property, profits, or other damages incurred through the use or misuse of its
products.
 CE COMPLIANCE
The WaterLink Spin meter has been independently tested and has earned the
European CE Mark of compliance for electromagnetic compatibility and safety.
To view certificates of compliance, go to the LaMotte website at www.lamotte.
com.
NOTE: The device complies to the product specifications for the Low Voltage
Directive.
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 WARRANTY
LaMotte Company warrants this instrument to be free of defects in parts
and workmanship for 2 years from the date of shipment. If it should become
necessary to return the instrument for service during or beyond the warranty
period, contact our Technical Service Department at 1-800-344-3100,
ext. 2 or tech@lamotte.com for a return authorization number or visit www.
lamotte.com for troubleshooting help. The sender is responsible for shipping
charges, freight, insurance and proper packaging to prevent damage in transit.
This warranty does not apply to defects resulting from action of the user such
as misuse, improper wiring, operation outside of specification, improper
maintenance or repair, or unauthorized modification. LaMotte Company
specifically disclaims any implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for
a specific purpose and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or
consequential damages. LaMotte Company’s total liability is limited to repair
or replacement of the product. The warranty set forth above is inclusive and no
other warranty, whether written or oral, is expressed or implied.
To register your meter with the LaMotte Service Department, go to
www.lamotte.com and choose SUPPORT on the top navigation bar.
Serial Number _________________________________________________
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GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES
 METER
When a filled disk is placed in the chamber and the lid is closed, the meter
spins at high speed to distribute the sample to all 11 wells and to ensure that
the water empties from the center chamber. Next the meter slows to maximize
the pumping action of the stainless steel mixing beads as the reagents mix
with the sample water. Each reaction is then read at the proper time and
wavelength for that reagent system.
The blue indicator light located below the thumb hole on the meter housing will
indicate the status of the instrument. A steady blue light indicates that the
meter is connected to the power source and the computer and is ready to run
a test. A blinking blue light indicates that a test is in progress and that the
disk is spinning and the meter is taking readings. Do not open the lid while the
disk is spinning. The blue light will remain on when the meter is plugged into
the electrical outlet.
Care should be taken when closing the lid. Do not slam the lid. Wiring
between the lid and the body of the photometer passes through the hinge. The
meter will not run with the lid open.
 SYRINGE
A plastic 3 mL syringe (Code 1189) is used to fill the disks. A precision tip
on the syringe fits into the fill hole on the disk. The syringe tip should not
be removed from the syringe. Syringes should be cleaned between water
samples. Pump air in and out of the syringe a few times to clear the previous
sample or rinse the syringe with a small amount of the next water sample
before filling it for testing.
 DISKS
The WaterLink Spin uses a disk reagent system. The dried reagents are
packaged in single test amounts in a sealed, polystyrene disk. Stainless steel
mixing beads in the reaction chambers mix the sample water and the dried
reagents.
Chlorine/Bromine and Biguanide Disks
There are two disk series – Chlorine/Bromine and Biguanide. Each disk
includes a set of reagents for the series. Tests for all factors in the series are
performed at one time. It is not possible to isolate the well for a single factor
and perform a test for one test factor only.
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Calcium
Hardness,
High Range
CHLORINE/BROMINE DISK:
Free Chlorine/
Bromine
Total Chlorine
Total Alkalinity
pH
Calcium Hardness
Copper
Iron
Calcium Hardness,
High Range
Cyanuric Acid
Borate
Total
Chlorine
Calcium
Hardness
Total
Alkalinity
Copper
Iron
Free Chlorine/
Bromine
Borate
Cyanuric
Acid
pH
NOTE: Samples suspected of having high levels of chlorine,
Blank
above 15 ppm, should be pretested with a Wide Range pH/Total
Chlorine Test Strip (2987-G). Samples with high chlorine concentrations will bleach out the chlorine
reagent in the disk and cause false low results.
BIGUANIDE DISK:
Biguanide
Biguanide Shock
Total Alkalinity
pH
Calcium Hardness
Copper
Calcium
Hardness,
High Range
Iron
Calcium Hardness,
High Range
Borate
Biguanide
Shock
Calcium
Hardness
Total
Alkalinity
Copper
Iron
Biguanide
Borate
pH
Blank
Filling
The 3 mL syringe (Code 1189) is used to fill the disk with the sample water.
When the syringe is placed in the pool or spa sample, and the plunger is
pulled all the way up, the syringe will hold more than enough sample water to
adequately fill the disk. The syringe is held vertically and the tip is inserted into
the fill hole on the disk. The plunger is pressed slowly and smoothly to fill
the disk.
Three baffles in the disk ensure that the disk fills properly
with less chance of bubbles. The sample water will fill the
spaces between the baffles in a counter-clockwise order.
Each space will fill from the bottom to the top. Sample
water should be added until the sample water in the space
after the third baffle fills the top of the space to the
embossed fill line.
Correct Fill
(Fill line)
Correct Fill
The disk should not contain any large air bubbles. Air
bubbles will result in erroneous results. The disk should
not be overfilled. If the disk is over filled, sample water
will flow out of the overflow hole in the center of the disk.
The disk is not leaking.
Over
Filled
Over Filled
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Do not under fill the disk. If the disk is underfilled, the
reagent chambers will not fill entirely and results will
be inaccurate.
Under
Filled
Wet disks should be dried thoroughly with a lint free wipe.
Disks should be filled and used within 10 minutes. They
cannot be filled ahead of time.
Under Filled
For filling and troubleshooting tips go to: www.lamotte.com/spin
Handling
The disk should be handled only by the edges.
Avoid touching the top or bottom of the disk. The
light passes through the non-frosted areas of the disk
so these areas must be kept free of smudges and
fingerprints. Wet disks should never be placed in the
meter. Wet disks should be dried with a lint-free cloth
before placing them into the chamber.
The disk is positioned in the chamber by aligning the D-shaped hole in the
center of the disk over the D-shaped hub in the photometer chamber. The disk
should be placed gently on the hub. There is no need to firmly press the disk
down onto the hub.
Storage
Disks are sensitive to moisture. Avoid opening more packs than are needed.
Disks have a limited shelf life and should not be exposed to the humidity in the
air more than necessary.
 DISK COVER
The black disk cover is placed over the disk in the
photometer chamber to reduce interference from stray
light. The disk cover is positioned over the disk by
aligning the D-shaped hole in the center of the disk over
the D-shaped hub in the photometer chamber. The disk
cover should be placed gently on the hub. There is no
need to firmly press the disk cover down onto the hub.
 TROUBLESHOOTING DISK
A Troubleshooting Disk (Code 4330-BLANK) is included. Keep this disk. Do not
discard or fill this disk. If you call for technical support, you may be instructed
to use this disk as part of the troubleshooting process.
 CALIBRATION CHECK DISK
The Calibration Check Disk (Code 1703) is used to verify the performance of
the meter. See the Calibration Check Disk instructions for more information.
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 USB CABLE
 AC ADAPTER
The AC Adapter supplies power to the WaterLink Spin from an AC outlet.
SET UP
 SOFTWARE
Follow the installation instructions included with the software CD.
 METER
1.
Remove the photometer, AC Adapter and USB cable from the box. Save
this box for shipping purposes if needed in the future.
2.
Plug the smaller end of the USB cable (USB mini B connector) into the
meter and the larger end of the USB cable (USB Type A connector) into a
USB 2 port on the computer.
3.
Plug the AC adapter into the meter and an AC outlet.
 DISKS
1.
Each box contains 50 disks for one series, either the chlorine/bromine
series or the biguanide series. Remove a disk from the packaging as
needed.
2.
Avoid opening more packages than you need. Disks have a limited
shelf life and should not be exposed to the humidity in the air more than
necessary.
TESTING
1.
Select the customer record from the software.
2.
Remove a chlorine/bromine or biguanide disk from the package.
3.
Use the syringe (1189) to fill the disk with the pool or spa water. Add water
until the water column reaches the fill line on the disk.
4.
Insert the disk into the meter.
5.
Cover the disk with the black disk cover (1718).
6.
Close the lid.
7.
Choose RUN TEST from the computer software program.
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SET UP & TESTING
The USB cable connects the WaterLink Spin to a computer. A USB 2 port is
required.
MAINTENANCE
 CLEANING
The optical system of the Waterlink Spin must be kept clean and dry for
optimal performance. Dry the disk with a lint-free wipe before placing it into the
chamber to avoid introducing moisture. For best results store the instrument in
an area that is dry and free from aggressive chemical vapors.
Clean the exterior housing with a damp, lint-free cloth. Do not allow water
to enter the light chamber or any other parts of the meter. To clean the light
chamber and optic lenses, point a can of compressed air into the light
chamber and the lid and blow the pressurized air into the light chamber and
lid. Focus the pressurized air around the LEDs which are the small round
lenses positioned at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 in the lid. The photodiodes are
located on the bottom of the chamber around the hub. This area must be kept
clean and dry. Use a Q-tip dampened with Windex® window cleaner to gently
swab the LED and photodiode lenses. Do not use alcohol; it will leave a thin
residue over the optics when dry.
 REPAIRS
Should it be necessary to return the meter for repair or servicing, pack the
meter carefully in a suitable container with adequate packing material. A return
authorization number must be obtained from LaMotte Company by calling 800344-3100, ext. 2 (US only) or 410-778-3100, ext. 2, faxing 410-778-6394, or
emailing tech@lamotte.com. Often a problem can be resolved over the phone
or by email. If a return of the meter is necessary, attach a letter with the return
authorization number, meter serial number, a brief description of problem and
contact information including phone and FAX numbers to the shipping carton.
This information will enable the service department to make the required
repairs more efficiently.
 METER DISPOSAL
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Natural resources were used in the production of this equipment. This
equipment may contain materials that are hazardous to health and the
environment. To avoid harm to the environment and natural resources, the use
of appropriate take-back systems is recommended. The crossed out wheeled
symbol on the meter encourages the use of these systems when disposing of
this equipment.
Take-back systems will allow the materials to be reused or recycled in a
way that will not harm the environment. For more information on approved
collection, reuse, and recycling systems contact local or regional waste
administration or recycling services.
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 DISK DISPOSAL
The disks cannot be reused for new tests. Over time, the water in reacted disks
will evaporate. Disks may be placed in a recycling bin. Warning: Recyclers
should check with the local authorities since some states may require that no
chemical residue remains on the plastic.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Reason
Solution
Connection Error
Could not connect to
water analysis program.
Adjust program
settings. Be sure
program is running.
USB 2 port required.
Lid Open Error
Lid open.
Close lid and begin
again.
Test Series Cancelled
Error
Lid open, meter not
connected.
Close lid. Reestablish
connection.
Unexpected results
Did not use disk cover.
Retest. Use disk cover.
Unexpected low chlorine High chlorine
results
concentrations will
bleach chlorine
reagents.
Check sample with
chlorine test papers
(Code 2987-G).
Disk is not spinning
Disk or cover pressed
too firmly onto hub.
Reseat disk and cover
on hub.
Results not as expected
Meter out of calibration
Confirm test results with
another method. Check
meter calibration with
Calibration Check Disk.
(not included)
 HELPFUL HINTS
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High Chlorine/Bromine - High sanitizer levels may cause the DPD
reagents in the disk to bleach out to a colorless or near colorless
solution. Wide Range pH/Total Chlorine Test Strips (2987-G) capable
of testing high concentrations of chlorine can be used to determine the
approximate level of sanitizer. Note: At high sanitizer levels, chloramines
could break through into the Free Chlorine test, the pH reaction may
turn purple and the Alkalinity reaction may turn yellow.
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High Copper - Copper at levels above 1.0 ppm may cause the
Hardness test to read low.
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Low Alkalinity - Algaecide treatments above recommended levels may
lower the alkalinity results.
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Cyanuric Acid - Since Cyanuric Acid tests are temperature dependent,
the best results are obtained when sample temperatures are between
70 and 80 degrees. Below this range, results may read high, while in
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temperatures above the range they may read low.
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pH Purple - As noted under High Chlorine/Bromine above, sanitizer
levels beyond 10 ppm can turn the pH reaction purple.
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Low Hardness - High Copper, low pH and salt can significantly reduce
the expected hardness results. For precise Hardness results in sample
water containing salt choose the Chlorine Generator product from the
Sanitizer drop down bar in the wate analysis program.
Go to www.lamotte.com/spin for:
• Instructional videos
• Testing Tips
• Software Updates
• Registering Your Meter
ACCESSORIES AND REPLACEMENT PARTS
Chlorine/Bromine Series Disks, 50/pk
Code 4330-H
Biguanide Series Disks, 50/pk
Code 4331-H
Syringe, 3 mL, plastic, w/tip (3)
Code 1189
Syringe Tips (3)
Code 1189-TIP
Disk Cover
Code 1718
USB Cable, 6 ft
Code 1711
AC Adapter
Code 1717
Wide Range pH/Total Chlorine Test Strips
Code 2987-G
DataMate 10 Software (CD)
Code 1768
Cleaning Tissues, Lint-free Wipes, (280)
Code 0669
Troubleshooting Disk
Code 4330-BLANK
Calibration Check Disk
Code 1703
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PO Box 329 • Chestertown • Maryland • 21620 • USA
800-344-3100 • 410-778-3100 • www.lamotte.com
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