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Manual
Hygrometer PCE-313
CONTENTS
TITLE
PAGE
I. Safety Information………………………………………………………………….….. 1
II. Introduction…...……………………………………………………………………….….. 1
III. Specifications…………………………………………………………………………..
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IV. Symbol Definition and Button Location……………………………….. 2
V. Operation Instructions…………………………………………….…………..…… 3
4.1 Power-Up…………………………………………………………………………………..... 3
4.2 Humidity and Temperature Measurement…………………………………………...... 3
4.3 Selecting the Temperature Scale……………………………………………………….. 3
4.4 Data-Hold Operation…………………………………………………………………….... 3
4.5 DataLogger………………………………………………………………………………… 3
4.6 Clock Setup ………………………………………………………………………………... 3
4.7 Recording Interval Setup……..…………………………………………………………. 4
4.8 Time Operation…………….…………………………………………………………….... 4
4.9 MAX/MIN Operation…………………………………………………………………….…. 4
4.10 Auto Power Off…………………………………………………………………………… 4
4.11 Low Battery Condition ………………………………………………………………….. 4
4.12 Digital Output…………………………………………………………………………….. 4
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VI. Calibration Procedure…………………………………………………………….. 5
VII. Setup TestLink (Humidity Temperature DataLogger)—
RS232 interface software……………………………………………………...… 7
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I. Safety Information
Read the following safety information carefully before attempting to operate or service the meter.
Use the meter only as specified in this manual; otherwise, the protection provided by the meter may
be impaired.
Environment conditions
ο Altitude up to 2000 meters
ο Relatively humidity 90% max.
ο Operation Ambient 0 ~ 50℃
Maintenance & Clearing
ο Repairs or servicing not covered in this manual should only be performed by qualified personnel.
ο Periodically wipe the case with a dry cloth. Do not use abrasives or solvents on this instrument.
Safety symbols
Comply with EMC
Read safety Information first.
II. Introduction:
This instrument is a digital Humidity/Temperature meter that uses a polymer capacitive and
semiconductor sensor. This operations manual contains general product information and
specifications. Its internal memory can keep up to 16300 readings. (note1.) It uses a RS232
interface to perform bi-directional communication with PC.
III. Specifications:
Numerical Display : 4 digital Liquid Crystal Display.
Measurement Range : Humidity: 0%~100%RH
Temperature: -20℃~+60℃
-4℉~+140℉
Resolution : 0.1%RH , 0.1℃,0.1℉
Accuracy : Humidity:±2.5%RH at 25℃
Temperature: ±0.7℃
±1.4℉
Response Time : Humidity: 75 sec. In slowly moving air
Temperature: 40 sec. in slowly moving air
Signal Output : RS-232 Data Output
Operating Environment : 0℃~50℃, 32℉~122℉
0 to 90%RH
non-condensing
Storage Environment : -10℃~60℃, 14℉~140℉
0 to 80%RH non-condensing
Power Requirements : Battery: One 9V battery 006p or IEC 6F22 or NEDA1604
AC adapter: 9VDC / 10mA minimum
Plug Diameter: 3.5 mm×1.35mm
Battery Life : Approx. 100hrs with alkaline battery
Weight : Approx.320g
note1:
Every time you press "REC" button to start recording data and press "REC" button again to stop
recording, there will be a data set in memory, you can store as many data sets as you want until memory
is full.
Dimension : Meter = 186(L)×64(W)×30(H)mm ; 10.8(L)×2.5(W)×1.2(H)inch
Probe = 190(L)×15(D)mm ; 7.5(L)×0.6(D)inch
Accessories : Instruction Manual, 9V Battery, Carrying Case, Software, RS-232 Cable, Probe
Holder.
IV. Symbol Definition and Button Location:
°C°F
: Centigrade and Fahrenheit indication.
%RH : Relative Humidity indication.
MAX : The Maximum value is now being displayed
MIN
: The Minimum value is now being displayed
: This indicates auto power off is enabled.
: This indicates that the display data is being held.
m-d
: month and day
h:m
: hour and minute
m:s
: minute and second
Y
: year
: The Battery is not sufficient for proper operation.
REC
: This indicates that the tester is recording. If it blinks, it indicates the memory is full.
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Button Location:
○ ,1 Dust mask
2
○ ,2 Sensor probe
○ ,3 LCD display
3
○ ,4 ON/OFF button
○ ,5 Time display button
4
○ ,6 Record button
7
SETUP
CLOCK
INTV
6
REC
TEMP:
C
20 C
4 F
HUMIDITY: 0
9
9V BATTERY
NEDA 1604 6F22 00
PLEASE READ
MANUAL FOR SAFE
○ ,7 MAX MIN function control button
○ ,8 HOLD button
○ ,9 °C, °F control button
100 %RH
POWER-UP OPTIONS
REC
F
60 C
140 F
8
RS-232
HOLD
DC9V
5
TIME
OPEN
○ ,10 Digital output connector (RS-232)
○ ,11 AC power adapter connector
○ ,12 Tripod connector
○ ,13 Battery cabinet cover
V. Operation Instructions:
4.1 Power-Up
Press the power button to turn the Humidity Temperature Meter
ON or OFF.
When the powered it on, the LCD will show how much memory
space is available to use.
For example: It indicates that there are 16,000 records memory space available.
4.2 Humidity and Temperature Measurement
For measurement, place the sensor probe in the test environment.
4.3 Selecting the Temperature Scale
When the meter is first powered on, the default scale setting is set at Celsius (°C) scale. The user
may change it to Fahrenheit (°F) by pressing “ °C/°F ” button and vice versa to Celsius. Next time
you power on, the scale setting will be the same as which when you powered off last time.
4.4 Data-Hold Operation
The user may hold the present reading and keep it on the display by pressing the “HOLD” button.
When the held data is no longer needed, one may release the data-hold operation by pressing
“HOLD” button again.
When the meter is under Data Hold operation, the "MAX MIN" and “ °C/°F ” button are disabled.
(when you press “ °C/°F ” and "MAX MIN" button in HOLD mode, there will be two continuous
beeps)
4.5 Data Logger
When pressing the "REC" button, the meter will start recording,
press the "REC" button again will stop recording, If you want to
clear the memory, power off the meter, then press and hold “REC”
button and then press power button, then release all buttons ,then
LCD will show "CLR" to clear the memory.
4.6 Clock Setup
1: press and hold “MAX MIN” button and then power on the meter:
2: press “TIME”(clock):
3: press "REC" ▲ or "°C/°F" ▼ to increase or decrease number,
press “TIME”(clock) to adjust next item. The adjusting order is
year→ month→ day→ hour→ minute, then press “TIME” (clock) to
finish adjusting. If you want abort during a setup process, press
power button to cancel.
4.7 Recording Interval Setup :
1: press and hold “MAX MIN” button and then power on the meter:
2: press “HOLD"(INTV)
3: press "REC" ▲ or "°C/°F" ▼ to increase or decrease number,
press “HOLD" (INTV) to adjust next item, then press “HOLD” (INTV)
to finish. If you want abort during a setup process, press power
button to cancel.
4.8 Time Operation:
When pressing the “TIME” button, the LCD will display time , it will show year on top of the LCD,
show month and day on the left bottom of the LCD, show hour and minute on the right bottom of
the LCD. Press "TIME" button or any other button to exit this mode. This operation will not interrupt
the recording and "MAX MIN" operation.
4.9 MAX/MIN Operation:
When pressing the "MAX MIN" button the meter will enter the MAX/MIN mode. Under this mode the
maximum value / minimum value is kept in the memory simultaneously and updated with every new
data point.
When the MAX symbol is display, the Maximum is shown on the display.
Press "MAX MIN" again, then the MIN symbol is on the display and the minimum reading is
displayed.
Press "MAX MIN" again, MAX, and MIN will blink together. This means that all data is updated in the
memory and the reading is the present temperature.
One may press "MAX MIN" to circulate the display mode among these options.
When the meter is under "MAX MIN" operation, “ °C/°F ” button are disabled.(when you press
“ °C/°F ” button in "MAX MIN" mode, there will be two continuous beep)
To exit the MAX/MIN mode, one may press and hold "MAX MIN" for two seconds.
4.10 Auto Power Off:
By default, when the meter is powered on, it is under auto power off mode. The meter will power
itself off after 30 minutes if no key operation and no RS232 communication and no recording.
Combination at power on can disable auto power off.
One may press and hold “HOLD” button and then power on the meter and there will be two
successive beeps to indicate that auto power off is disabled and the
will not show up.
4.11 Low Battery Condition
When the battery voltage is under proper operation requirement, the
LCD and the battery need to be replaced with new one.
4.12 Digital Output:
The Digital Output is a 9600bps N 81 serial interface.
TX
RX
symbol will show on the
GND
VI. Calibration Procedure
Humidity Calibration:
1. Turn the unit off. Press and hold MAX/MIN, HOLD and REC keys. While these three keys are
pressed, turn the power on. Release these keys and all the segments on the LCD will blink.
2. After step one, within 3 seconds, the user have to press °C/°F and TIME key at the same time
to enter the calibration mode or the tester will go back to normal operation mode.
3. When the tester get into calibration mode, the humidity reading will blink and “CAL1” will appear
on the second display.
4. Insert the humidity probe into the standard humidity cavity of 32.8%RH@25°C. Wait until the
system to stabilize for 20 minutes then press MAX/MIN button to create the calibration data. If
the unit recognizes the value is out of tolerance, the unit will sound 2 beeps and still remain at
"CAL1”mode. If the tester recognizes the value is within tolerance, new calibration data is
nd
created and the tester will go into “CAL2” mode, which will be indicated by “CAL2” at 2 display.
5. Insert the humidity probe into the standard humidity cavity of 75.3%RH@25°C. Wait until the
system to stabilize for 20 minutes then press MAX/MIN button to create the calibration data. If
the unit recognizes the value is out of tolerance, the unit will sound 2 beeps and still remain at
"CAL2”mode. If the tester recognizes the value is within tolerance, new calibration data will be
written into the memory and the calibration is done.
Remark:
1. When the user perform the humidity calibration, the environment should be kept at the stable
condition (i.e. Constant temperature and constant humidity in the lab.) to in increase the
accuracy.
2. After the probe insert into the standard humidity cavity, the operator should wait at least 20
minutes to let the condition in the cavity to stabilize.
3. During the calibration, if the user press POWER button at any time, the tester will go back to
normal operation mode and no calibration data will be changed.
4. During the calibration mode, the user can restore the factory default value by press the HOLD
and REC buttons at the same time.
5. Because it takes some time to stabilize the system, we recommend the operator first insert the
probe into the 32.8%RH@25°C standard cavity and wait for at least 20 minutes, then power the
unit on and start the calibration process.
6. During the calibration, all the displayed reading is calibrated with the old calibration data and
the auto power function is disabled. Until the calibration process is done, the tester will enable
auto power function again.
7. During the calibration, the temperature is fixed at °F scale and it is not selectable.
Temperature Calibration:
1. Turn the unit off. Press and hold MAX/MIN, HOLD and REC keys. While these three keys are
pressed, turn the power on. Release these keys and all the segments on the LCD will blink.
2. After step one, within 3 seconds, the user have to press °C/°F and HOLD key at the same time
to enter the calibration mode or the tester will go back to normal operation mode.
3. When the tester get into calibration mode, the temperature reading will blink and “CAL1” will
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appear on the second display.
4. Insert the probe into standard chamber of 0°C(32°F) and wait the system to stabilize for 20
minutes. Press MAX/MIN button to create the calibration data. If the tester recognizes the data
is within the tolerance, it will go to “CAL2” mode or it will sound 2 beeps and remain at “CAL1”
mode.
5. Insert the probe into standard chamber of 40°C(104°F) and wait the system to stabilize for 20
minutes. Press MAX/MIN button to create the calibration data. If the tester recognizes the data
is within the tolerance, it will write the calibration data into the memory and leave the calibration
mode. If the tester recognizes the calibration data is out of tolerance it will beep 2 times and
remain at “CAL2” mode.
Remarks:
1. After the probe is in the calibration cavity, wait at least 20 minutes to stabilize the system.
2. During the calibration, the user can leave the process by pressing the POWER button at any
time and the calibration data will be kept unchanged.
3. During the calibration mode, the user can restore the factory default value by press the HOLD
and REC buttons at the same time.
4. Because it take some time to stabilize the system, we recommend the operator first insert the
probe into the 0°C standard cavity and wait for at least 20 minutes, then power the unit on and
start the calibration process.
5. During the calibration, all the displayed reading is calibrated with the old calibration data and
the auto power function is disabled. Until the calibration process is done, the tester will enable
auto power function again.
6. During the calibration, the temperature scale is fixed at °F and it is not selectable.
WARNING!
1.Don’t touch or manipulate the sensor.
2.Don’t expose the sensor to direct light , this causes a false reading.
3.Don’t expose the sensor to static electricity.
VII. Setup TestLink (Humidity DataLogger)—RS232 interface software:
y The TestLink package contains:
1.One setup CD.
2.Custom designed RS232 cable for TestLink.
y System Required:
Windows 98/ NT 4.0/ NT2000/ XP.
y Minimum Hardware Required:
486-100 MHz PC compatible, 16 MB RAM ;
At least 5 MB hard disk space available to install TestLink program. Recommended display
resolution is 800X600.
y Install TestLink:
1.We recommend close all other application before installing TestLink.
2.Insert the TestLink CD-ROM into your CD drive. The TestLink installer should start
automatically. If it does not, you can start it by running SETUP.EXE from the root drive of the
CD-ROM.
3.When installation is complete, it will copy TestLink.exe(executable file) and help file to your
hard disk(default is c:\program files\ TestLink)
4.For other operation instruction, please refer to the on-line help while executing TestLink.
5-1. Run TestLink
Select TestLink form “START” of Windows, figure 5.1 will show
Menu and Tool Bar
Real Time Data Sampling Rate
Real Time Graph
Bi-direction Control Panel
Real Time Tabular
Figure 5.1
5-2. Real Time Tabular and Real Time Graph.
Select Run from menu or press
from the tool bar to begin real time data collection from
humidity meter.
You can change the data interval by editing the sampling rate box on the right hand side of tool
bar (see figure 5.1).
5-3. DataLogger
Data Sets
Graph
Select DataLogger from menu to load recorded data for humidity meter. There will be a progress
bar showing how many bytes should be loaded and how many bytes have been received. When
data is loaded successfully, there will be three new window show up. (see 5-2)
Tabular
Data Sets Window – Display how many data sets were loaded and the detail information for each
data set (start date, start time, recording rate and data length), and you can click at any data set to
choose the set for graph and tabular Window.
5-4. For other operation instruction, please refer to the on-line help while executing TestLink.
NOTE: "This instrument doesn’t have ATEX protection, so it should not be used in
potentially explosive atmospheres (powder, flammable gases)."
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