User Manual
DOCUMENT #606182
®
EcoSense pH/EC1030A
pH, Conductivity, TDS, Salinity, and
Temperature Pen
U S E R MA N UA L
Contents
Initial Inspection and Assembly
2
Before First Use
2
A. Install the Batteries
2
B. Soak the Electrode
2
C. Setup and Calibrate the Electrode and Meter
2
Instrument Overview
3
A. Meter and Keypad Description
3
B. Display
3
C. Operation Modes
4
Using the pH/EC1030A
4
A. Power ON/OFF
4
B. Temperature Units
4
C. pH Calibration
4
D. Conductivity Calibration
5
E. Measure
7
F. Hold Data
7
G. Save Data
7
H. Recall Data
7
I. Erase Data
7
Maintenance
8
Battery Disposal
8
pH Electrode Replacement
8
Errors and Troubleshooting
8
Specifications
10
Replacement Parts
10
Warranty
11
1
I N I T I A L I N S P E C T I O N A N D A S S E M B LY
Carefully unpack the instrument and accessories, and
inspect for shipping damages. Notify your local dealer or
YSI immediately (+1 937-767-7241 or info@ysi.com) of any
damages or missing parts. Save packing materials until
satisfactory operation is confirmed.
BEFORE FIRST USE
A. Install the Batteries
1.
Remove the battery cap at
the top of the unit.
2. Insert the set of batteries
(included), ensuring correct
polarities as marked.
3. Securely replace battery cap.
Note: If replacing old batteries,
see Battery Disposal in the
Maintenance section.
B. Soak the Electrode
1.
2.
Remove the electrode cap covering the pH/EC1030A
meter electrode.
Soak electrode in pH 4 buffer for 10 minutes before
first use or after storage. Depending on the age of the
electrode, you may need to soak longer.
C. Setup and Calibrate the Electrode and Meter
The pH/EC1030A must be setup and calibrated before first
use. Please follow the instructions detailed in the section
Using the pH/EC1030A.
2
INSTRUMENT OVERVIEW
A. Meter and Keypad Description
Battery cap
Graphic LCD Screen
Keypad
Belt clip (Do not remove screw)
Electrode collar
EcoSense
®
Mode
pH/EC1030A
Electrode & ATC assembly
(Electrode cap shown covering electrode)
Hold - On/Off key
Store key
Mode key Mode
Scroll key
B. Display
1
2
5
6
C
3
7
8
4
1. pH BUFFER mode indicator
2. HOLD mode indicator
3. DATA NUMBER indicator
4. CALIBRATION buffer(s)
5. BATTERY indicator
6. pH / CONDUCTIVITY / TDS / SALINITY reading
7. TEMPERATURE reading
8. RECALL DATA mode indicator
3
C. Operation Modes
The pH/EC1030A has 6 operation modes:
1. Measure Mode is used to make pH/conductivity/TDS/
salinity/temperature measurements.
2. Calibration Mode is used to perform 1, 2 or 3 point pH
calibration and conductivity calibration.
3. Hold Mode is used to display held measured values for
increased ease of use.
4. Select Temperature Unit Mode is used to select °C or °F.
5. pH Buffer Set Select Mode is used to select the buffer
set, which can either be 7.00 (7.00/4.01/10.01) or 6.86
(6.86/4.00/9.18).
6. Recall Data Mode is used to display measured data which
have been stored in the memory.
U S I N G T H E p H / E C103 0A
A. Power ON/OFF
1.
Press and hold the “Hold” key for 3 seconds. The unit
will turn on and enter the “Measure Mode”. Repeat the
process to turn off the unit.
2.
The unit will also automatically turn off after 10 minutes
of no activity.
B. Temperature Units
1.
The pH/EC1030A meter is factory preset to display in °C.
2.
To change to °F, press the “Mode” key to enter the “TDS
Measure Mode”. The displayed units will be either mg/L
or g/L in this mode.
3. Press and hold the “Mode” key for 5 seconds, the unit will
enter the “Select Temperature Unit Mode”.
4. Press the “Store” key to select “°C” and press the “Scroll”
key to select “°F”.
C. pH Calibration
pH Buffer Set Selection
1.
In the “pH Measure Mode”, press and hold the “Scroll” key
for 5 seconds to enter the “pH Buffer Set Select Mode”.
2.
Press the “Store” key to select 7.00 (7.00/4.01/10.01) or
press the “Scroll” key to select 6.86 (6.86/4.00/9.18). If you
do not want to change the selected buffer set, press the
“Mode” key to exit and return to “pH Measure Mode”.
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Note: There is no need to repeat this procedure every time
unless one decides to change the buffer settings.
pH Calibration
1.
With pH on the display, press the “Mode” key for 2
seconds to enter the “pH Calibration Mode”.
2.
Immerse the electrode into either pH 7.00 or 6.86 buffer
solution, depending on the Buffer Set selected. A ‘WAIT”
icon will flash. The pH/EC1030A will determine when the
calibration reading is stable.
3. When the “WAIT” icon disappears, one/first point
calibration is now complete. Press “Mode” key to exit (i.e.
only complete a one point calibration) or wait 5 seconds
for the meter to enter two/second point calibration.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for two points/second point
calibration by immersing in pH 4.01/4.00 or 10.01/9.18
buffers.
Note: For highest accuracy, perform a 2-point calibration.
5. Move to #6 for three/third point calibration or press
“Mode” to exit two point calibration.
6. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for three/third point calibration.
7.
When the “WAIT” icon disappears,
automatically return to Measure Mode.
the
unit
will
D. Conductivity Calibration
Preparing Standard Solutions
Suitable conductivity standards are available commercially
or the user can prepare them using research grade reagents.
When calibrating, it is best to use a standard in the middle
range of the solutions to be measured.
Here are some standard solutions the user can prepare to
calibrate the conductivity sensor:
1. Standard solution of 1413 μS at 25 °C: Accurately weigh
out 0.746 grams of research grade dried Potassium
Chloride (KCl). Dissolve in 1000 mL of distilled water.
2. Standard solution of 12.90 mS at 25 °C: Accurately weigh
out 7.4365 grams of research grade dried Potassium
Chloride (KCl). Dissolve in 1000 mL of distilled water.
[Note: You can store the remaining solution in a plastic
container for one week but the air space between the cap and
the solution must be kept to an absolute minimum. Storing
the excess solution below 4 °C can increase the storage life.
If you have any doubt of the accuracy of the stored solution, a
fresh batch should be prepared.]
5
Conductivity Calibration
1.
Press “Mode” key to enter the “Conductivity Measure
Mode”. The units will be in μS/cm or mS/cm.
2.
Clean and immerse the probe (at least 2” to 3” or 5 to 7 cm
from the tip) into standard solution without touching the
sides of the calibration container. Shake the probe lightly
to remove any air bubbles trapped in the conductivity
cell. Allow temperature to stabilize. The message “RANG”
(range) may appear briefly on the display indicating autoranging. This is normal.
3. Press and hold the "Mode" key for 2 seconds to enter the
"Conductivity Calibration Mode". The "CAL" icon appears
on the display.
4. If needed, adjust the following conductivity settings:
TDS FACTOR:
The default factor value is 0.65. To change the TDS
factor, use the “Store” and “Scroll” keys to adjust the
value between 0.30 and 1.00. Press “Hold” key to save
the new value and the unit will automatically go into the
next calibration parameter. If the “Mode” key is pressed
instead of the “Hold” key, any changes made will be
canceled and the previous calibration settings will be
retained.
TEMP. COE.:
The unit uses the temperature coefficient to calculate
temperature compensated conductivity. The default
value is 1.91%. To change the temperature coefficient, use
the “Store” and “Scroll” keys to adjust the value between
0 and 4.00%. Press the “Hold” key to save the new value
and the unit will automatically go into the next calibration
parameter. If the “Mode” key is pressed instead of the
“Hold” key, any changes made will be canceled and the
previous calibration settings will be retained.
TEMP. REF.:
The unit uses the temperature reference value to calculate
temperature compensated conductivity. The default
value is 25 °C. To change the temperature coefficient, use
the “Store” and “Scroll” keys to adjust the value between
15°C and 25°C. Press the “Hold” key to save the new value
and the unit will automatically go into the next calibration
parameter. If the “Mode” key is pressed instead of the
“Hold” key, any changes made will be canceled and the
previous calibration settings will be retained.
5. Use the “Store” and “Scroll” keys to adjust the conductivity
value to that of the conductivity standard at 25 °C. Press
“Hold” key to calibrate. The unit displays “CAL OK” to
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indicate a successful calibration. Conductivity calibration
is now complete and the unit will automatically switch to
the “Conductivity Measurement” mode.
E. Measure
In the “Measure Mode”, dip the meter into the test solution.
Press “Mode” key to select: pH/Temperature, Conductivity/
Temperature, TDS/ Temperature and Salinity/Temperature.
F. Hold Data
1.
When the readings are stable, press the “Hold” key once
to lock the reading on the display.
2.
Press the “Hold” key again to unlock reading and the unit
will return to the “Measure Mode”. The unit is now ready
for another measurement.
G. Save Data
Press and hold the “Store” key for 2-3 seconds in the “Hold
Mode” or “Measure Mode". The “SAVE” and “M-XX” icons will
appear indicating the reading has been saved and stored
in memory location XX. The unit automatically returns to
“Measure Mode”.
Note: The non-volatile memory stores up to 50 sets of data
(pH/Conductivity/TDS/Salinity and temperature) even if
power is lost. If the memory is full, the next set of data will
overwrite the first data set stored, etc.
H. Recall Data
1.
In "Measure Mode" with Conductivity, TDS, or Salinity on
the display (i.e. not pH on the display), press and hold the
“Scroll” key for 2-3 seconds. The “REC” icon appears on
the LCD and the last set of saved data will appear.
2.
By pressing the “Store” or “Scroll” key, previously saved
data sets will appear on the display.
3. Press “Hold” to exit and return to “Measure Mode”.
I. Erase Data
1.
In “Recall Data Mode”, press “Mode” to enter “Erase Data
Mode”.
2.
Press the “Store” key to erase ALL stored data and return
to “Measure Mode.”
3. Press the “Scroll” key to not erase ALL stored data and
return to “Measure Mode.”
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MAINTENANCE
Battery Disposal
This instrument is powered by alkaline batteries, which the
user must remove and dispose of when the batteries no longer
power the instrument. Disposal requirements vary by country
and region, and users are expected to understand and follow
the battery disposal requirements for their specific locale.
The circuit board in this instrument may contain a manganese
dioxide lithium "coin cell" battery that must be in place
for continuity of power to memory devices on the board.
This battery is not user serviceable or replaceable. When
appropriate, an authorized YSI service center will remove
this battery and properly dispose of it, per service and repair
policies.
pH Electrode Replacement
1.
Unscrew the electrode collar
to remove the electrode & ATC
assembly as shown in the figure
on the right.
2.
Remove the old electrode
assembly from the electrode
collar.
3. Insert a new electrode assembly
(item # 606181) and make sure
the electrode fits into the meter
correctly.
4. Screw on the electrode collar.
5. Soak the new electrode in pH 4 buffer for 10 minutes.
Calibrate the pH electrode.
ERRORS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Display
Mode
pH Measure
Main
Display
Secondary
Display
Possible cause(s)
[Action(s)]
UNDR
UNDR
Temperature < -5.0 °C .
[Bring solution to a
higher temperature.]
[Replace electrode.]
OVER
OVER
Temperature > 60.0 °C .
[Bring solution to a
lower temperature.]
[Replace electrode.]
or
pH
Calibration
8
Display
Mode
Main
Display
Secondary
Display
Possible cause(s)
[Action(s)]
0.0 to
60.0 °C
Offset @ 7.00pH:
mV>100mV;
Offset@6.86pH:
mV>91.7mV; New slope>
ideal slope by +30%
[Use a new buffer
solution.]
[Replace electrode.]
OVER
0.0 to
60.0 °C
Offset @ 7.00pH:
mV< -100mV;
Offset@6.86pH:
mV<-108.7mV;
New slope<ideal
slope by -30%
[Use a new buffer
solution.]
[Replace electrode.]
UNDR
-5.0 to
60.0 °C
pH value<0.00 pH.
[Replace the test solution
or recalibrate the meter.]
OVER
-5.0 to
60.0 °C
pH value>14.00 pH.
[Replace the test solution
or recalibrate the meter.]
UNDR
UNDR
Temperature < -5.0°C.
[Bring solution to a
higher temperature.]
[Replace electrode.]
OVER
OVER
Temperature > 60.0°C.
[Bring solution to a
lower temperature.]
[Replace electrode.]
CAL
UNDR
-5.0 to
60.0 °C
Correction of slope
beyond -30%.
[Use a new standard
solution.]
[Replace electrode.]
CAL
OVER
-5.0 to
60.0 °C
Correction of slope
beyond +30%.
[Use a new standard
solution.]
[Replace electrode.]
OVER
-5.0 to
60.0 °C
[The conductivity value
of the test solution is
greater than 20mS/cm.]
[Clean or Replace
electrode.]
UNDR
pH
Calibration
pH Measure
Conductivity
Measure
or
Conductivity
Calibration
Conductivity
Calibration
Conductivity
Measure
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S PE C I F I C AT I O N S
Parameter
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
pH
0.00 to
14.00 pH
0.01 pH
±0.2 pH
Conductivity
0 uS/cm to
20.00 mS/cm
1 uS or
0.01 mS
0 to 10,000 uS/cm:
±1%FS
>10,000 uS/cm:
±3%FS
TDS
0 mg/L to
20.00 g/L
1 mg/L or
0.01 g/L
±1%FS
Salinity
0.0 to 10.0 ppt
0.1 ppt
±1%FS
Temperature
-5.0 to 60.0 °C
(23 to 140 °F)
0.1 °C
(0.1 °F)
±0.5 °C
(±0.9 °F)
pH
pH buffer recognition: pH 7.00, 4.01, 10.01 or pH 6.86, 4.00, 9.18
pH Temperature compensation: AUTO -5.0 to 60.0 °C
pH Buffer Temperature range: 0.0 to 60.0 °C
pH Electrode Offset recognition:
±100 mV at pH 7.00; +91.7 mV / -108.7 mV at pH 6.86
pH Electrode Slope recognition:
±30% at pH 4.00, 4.01, 9.18 and 10.01
Input impedance: >1012 Ω
Conductivity
Reference Temperature: 15.0 to 25.0 °C
Temperature Coefficient: 0.00% to 4.00%
TDS
TDS Constant: 0.30 to 1.00
Temperature
Temperature sensor: Thermistor, 10 kΩ at 25°C
Temperature unit: °C or °F
General
Power: LR44 x 4
Automatic shut off function: 10 minutes of non-use
Data logging capabilities: 50 data sets
Ambient temperature range: 0.0 to 50.0 °C
Relative Humidity: Up to 95%RH
Case: IP67 water-tight case
Dimensions (W x D x H): 44 mm x 25 mm x 200 mm
Weight: 95 g (Batteries included)
R E PL AC E M E N T PA R T S
Item Number
Description
606181
Replacement Electrode Kit
606188
Replacement Storage Cap
10
606118
Battery Compartment Kit (Includes battery cover
and battery gasket)
605118
Battery Kit (Includes 4 batteries)
WARR ANT Y
The EcoSense pH/EC1030A Instrument is warranted for one
year from date of purchase by the end user against defects in
materials and workmanship. EcoSense pH/EC1030A electrodes
are warranted for six months from date of purchase by the end
user against defects in material and workmanship. Within the
warranty period, YSI will repair or replace, at its sole discretion,
free of charge, any product that YSI determines to be covered by
this warranty.
To exercise this warranty, write or call your local YSI representative,
or contact YSI Customer Service in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Send
the product and proof of purchase, transportation prepaid, to the
Authorized Service Center selected by YSI. Repair or replacement
will be made and the product returned, transportation prepaid.
Repaired or replaced products are warranted for the balance
of the original warranty period, or at least 90 days from date of
repair or replacement.
Limitation of Warranty
This Warranty does not apply to any YSI product damage or
failure caused by: (i) failure to install, operate or use the product
in accordance with YSI’s written instructions; (ii) abuse or misuse
of the product; (iii) failure to maintain the product in accordance
with YSI’s written instructions or standard industry procedure; (iv)
any improper repairs to the product; (v) use by you of defective
or improper components or parts in servicing or repairing
the product; or (vi) modification of the product in any way not
expressly authorized by YSI.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YSI’s LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT, AND THIS SHALL BE
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL
YSI BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY.
Contact Information
YSI Inc.
1725 Brannum Lane
Yellow Springs OH, 45387
800-897-4151 (USA only) • +1 937-767-7241 • Fax: 937-767-1058
Email: info@ysi.com • Website: www.ysi.com
Item # 606182REF Rev A
11
August 2017