Instruction Manual
USB Port
(not shown)
Lanyard Loop
(shown in
the OFF
Green LED (Connect status)
Yellow LED (Charge state)
Data Collection Software
Included Equipment
Part Number
USB Cable
(not shown)
PASCO Capstone
Mac OS X
Mac OS X
Also Required
see catalog or web site
Bluetooth compatible device
see catalog or web site
AirLink 2 Charger
(Capstone UI-5400)
(SPARKvue PS-2400)
the PASCO web site at for more information about PASCO data collection software.
*NOTE: SPARKvue also supports a Chromebook device it is connected to AirLink 2 through USB.
Initial Step: Charge the Battery
P AS P O R T Ai r L i n k 2
Charge the Battery
The AirLink 2 battery is partially charged at the factory. (A fully
discharged battery can be recharged to the 80% level in two hours and
fully charged in about four hours.) Use the included “mini-USB” cable
to fully charge the battery. Insert the small end of the cable into the USB
port on the side of the AirLink 2 and connect the large end of the cable
to a USB port on a computer or USB charger (optional PS-2574). As the
USB Port
battery is charging, the red Battery Charger Status LED (light emitting Insert the USB cable into the USB port.
diode) will shine continuously. When the battery is fully charged, the
red Battery Charger Status LED will stop shining. The charger circuit inside the unit turns itself off when the unit is fully charged, so it
can’t be overcharged. The AirLink 2 does not need to be turned on during charging, but if the AirLink 2 is “ON”, the yellow State of
Charge LED will shine during charging.
Battery Life
The interface will normally provide 4 to 6 hours of continuous data collection between charges depending on the power demand of the
connected sensor and the sampling rate.
NOTE: Use the optional AirLink2 Charger, PS-2574, to charge directly from a standard electrical socket.
The PASPORT AirLink 2 is a sensor interface for a single PASPORT sensor. It wirelessly connects through Bluetooth with Macintosh®
and Windows® computers, iOS devices, and Android devices. The AirLink 2 can also connect to Chromebook devices and Macintosh
and Windows computers using the included USB cable. The interface uses a rechargeable lithium polymer (Li-Poly) battery (installed)
and comes with a USB cable that allows the battery to be recharged while the AirLink 2 is connected to a computer’s USB port or a
USB charger.
The AirLink 2 can also be used as a single PASPORT sensor link (like the PS-2100 USB Link) when it is connected to a computer
through the USB cable.
Status LEDs for the PASPORT AirLink 2
The PASPORT AirLink 2 has internal light-emitting-diodes (LEDs) that are visible though the translucent case. When the AirLink 2 is
turned on, a yellow LED shows the state of charge. The green LED shows the connection status. These two LEDs are near the lower
front end of the sensor case. A red LED located near the ON/OFF switch indicates battery charger status. Please refer to the table..
LED Color
Yellow: State of charge.
Not applicable.
ON: Warning! Low Battery. Charge the battery soon (25% or
less charge remaining).
OFF: Battery is charged (25 to 100% charge remaining).
Green: Connect status.
Slow (about 1 Hz): Searching for a Bluetooth
Fast (about 2 Hz): Connected and monitoring data.
ON: AirLink2 is on and connected to an iPhone/iPod or
Android device or computer.
OFF: Battery is completely discharged.
Red: Battery charger status.
Slow (1-2 Hz): Battery temperature too high or too
low for charging.
Fast (6 Hz): Bad battery.
ON: Battery is charging.
OFF: Battery is charged (if USB cable is connected to the
Note: The rechargeable battery cannot be replaced by the end-user. Please contact PASCO if your battery is not charging properly.
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C o n n e c t i n g a P A S P O RT S e n s o r
Connecting AirLink 2 via Bluetooth
For information about the AirLink 2 and Bluetooth, see the PASCO web site page Check the “User
Resources” tab on the AirLink 2 web page for information about connecting the AirLink 2 wirelessly to a Bluetooth enabled device
such as the iPad.
Turn on the Bluetooth device. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the “ON” position on the AirLink 2. (see illustration on page 1).
The green Connect Status LED on the AirLink 2 will blink as the interface searches for a Bluetooth receiver.
Follow the specific Bluetooth protocol for your device to “pair” it with the AirLink 2. The identification number (ID#) for the AirLink 2 is printed on a label on the bottom of the interface.
The green LED will shine continuously when the interface is connected.
You can connect to only one AirLink 2 at a time. Once you connect to a specific AirLink 2, no one else can access it. Depending on
the environment, the AirLink 2 must remain within 30 feet (10 meters) of the device that you intend to use. Actual range may vary.
Connecting AirLink 2 to a Computer with a USB Cable
Connect the small end of the included USB cable into the USB port on the side of the AirLink 2 interface.
Connect the other end of the USB cable to a USB port on the computer, or into a USB hub connected to the computer. Start the data
collection software on the computer.
Connecting a PASPORT Sensor
The PASCO Capstone software and the SPARKvue app automatically recognize a PASPORT sensor when it is
plugged into a connected PASPORT AirLink 2. The program or app will set the calibration(s) and sampling
rate to the sensor’s defaults.
Plugging in a Sensor
Align the alignment bar on the end of the PASPORT AirLink 2 with the groove on the sensor or sensor plug. Plug the sensor or sensor
plug into the mini DIN sensor connector on the end of the sensor interface.
See the SPARKvue or PASCO Capstone Users Guides for information about collecting, displaying, and analyzing data.
Maximizing Battery Life
The following are suggestions for maximizing battery life:
Unplug the sensor when not making measurements.
Use slow sample rates for long experiments.
Turn off the AirLink 2 when not in use.
Quit the data collection software between data collection episodes.
Remember to fully charge the AirLink 2 before using it for data collection in the field. The AirLink 2 may be left connected to its charger for an indefinite period of time without damage. Also, the Li-Poly battery has very low self-discharge so it may be stored for many
months with the AirLink 2 turned off while retaining most of its charge. If constant charging is not possible, always store the interface
fully charged, recharging at least every three months.
P AS P O R T Ai r L i n k 2
Specificatio ns
iOS devices, Android devices, Windows and Macintosh computers with Bluetooth support. and Chromebooks (USB only)
Wireless Range
10 meters
Sampling Rate
Up to 1,000 hertz (1 kHz) (varies by software application and sensor)
Battery Life
4 to 6 hours continuous collection per charge
AirLink 2 drops connection
1. You may be out of range. Move the device closer to the AirLink 2 and try to reconnect.
2. Battery may be low. Recharge.
Software does not see AirLink 2
1. Check AirLink 2 is powered on.
2. Confirm AirLink 2 is within range.
3. Make sure AirLink 2 isn't already connected to another device (see Status LEDs table).
Software does not see sensor
attached to AirLink 2
1. Confirm you are connected to AirLink 2.
2. Make sure sensor is firmly connected to AirLink 2.
3. Turn interface off and back on. (You will need to reconnect).
Technical Support
Before you call PASCO technical support, have the apparatus and this user's guide available. Please note the following:
Product name and model number (e.g., AirLink 2, Model PS-2010)
Approximate age of the product;
Detailed description of the problem/sequence of events required to duplicate the problem.
For assistance with any PASCO product, contact PASCO at:
Address: PASCO scientific
10101 Foothills Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747-7100
916-462-8384 (worldwide)
877-373-0300 (U.S)
Limited Warranty
PASCO scientific warrants the product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of shipment to the customer. PASCO will repair or replace, at its option, any part of the product, which is deemed to be defective in material or workmanship. The warranty does
not cover damage to the product caused by abuse or improper use. Determination of whether a product failure is the result of a manufacturing defect or
improper use by the customer shall be made solely by PASCO scientific. Responsibility for the return of equipment for warranty repair belongs to the customer. Equipment must be properly packed to prevent damage and shipped postage or freight prepaid. (Damaged caused by improper packing of the
equipment for return shipment will not be covered by the warranty.) Shipping costs for returning the equipment after repair will be paid by PASCO scientific.
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Model No. PS-2010
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FCC Statement
This Class A digital device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.
CE Statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the applicable EU Directives.
Product End of Life Disposal Instructions:
This electronic product is subject to disposal and recycling regulations that vary by country and region. It is your responsibility to recycle
your electronic equipment per your local environmental laws and regulations to ensure that it will be recycled in a manner that protects
human health and the environment. To find out where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local
waste recycle/disposal service, or the place where you purchased the product.
The European Union WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment).symbol (to the right) and on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of in a standard waste container.
Battery Disposal Instructions:
Battery Disposal - Batteries contain chemicals that, if released, may affect the environment and human health. Batteries should be collected separately
for recycling, and recycled at a hazardous material disposal location adhering to your country and local government regulations. To find out where you can
drop off your waste battery for recycling, please contact your local waste disposal service or the product representative.
The battery or batteries included in this product or purchased in the European Union (if batteries not included) are marked with the European Union symbol for waste batteries (above) to indicate the need for the separate collection and recycling. For small batteries, the symbol is printed on the packaging.
The Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly) rechargeable battery used in this product is marked with the International symbols to indicate the need for the separate
collection and recycling of batteries.
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