Eppendorf Reference® 2

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Eppendorf Reference® 2
Operating manual
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permission of the copyright owner.
Trademarks
Eppendorf® and the Eppendorf logo are registered trademarks of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg, Germany.
Combitips®, epT.I.P.S.®, and Reference® 2 are registered trademarks of Eppendorf AG, Hamburg, Germany.
Registered trademarks are not marked in all cases with ™ or ® in this manual.
Further information can be found on the enclosed CD.
4920 900.017-01/052013
Table of contents
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
Table of contents
1
Operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1
Using this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.2
Danger symbols and danger levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.2.1
Danger symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.2.2
Danger levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.3
Symbols used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2
Product description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.1
Pipette models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.2
Delivery package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.3
Main illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.1
Reference 2 single-channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.2
Reference 2 Multi-channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.4
Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.5
Storing the pipette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.5.1
Pipette carousel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.5.2
Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.5.3
Wall mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3
Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.1
Intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.2
Warnings for intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
4
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.1
Setting the volume (only Reference 2 variable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.2
Using pipette tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4.3
Deactivating the tip cone spring loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.4
Aspirating liquid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.5
Dispensing liquid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5.1
Error search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
6
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
6.1
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
6.2
Sterilizing or disinfecting the pipette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
6.2.1
Autoclaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
6.2.2
Disinfection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
6.3
Replacing O-rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
6.3.1
Removing the O-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
6.3.2
Mounting a new O-ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
6.4
Disassembling and assembling the pipette lower part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
6.4.1
Single-channel lower part up to 1000 μL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
6.4.2
Single-channel lower part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
6.4.3
Multi-channel lower part. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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6.5
6.6
Adjusting pipettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.5.1
General instructions on user and factory adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6.5.2
Changing the user adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
6.5.3
Changing the factory adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Decontamination before shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
7.1
Reference 2 Single-channel variable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
7.2
Reference 2 Multi-channel variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
7.3
Reference 2 fixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
7.4
Test conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
7.5
Ambient conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
8
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.1
Single-channel pipettes, variable volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.2
Single-channel pipettes, fixed volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8.3
Single-channel lower part for variable volume and fixed volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
8.4
Multi-channel pipettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
8.5
Multi-channel lower parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
8.5.1
8-channel lower parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
8.5.2
12-channel lower parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
8.6
Spare parts, accessories and pipette tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
9
Patents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Operating instructions
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
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1.1
Operating instructions
Using this manual
 Read this operating manual completely before using the device for the first time. Please also note the
operating instructions for the accessories, if applicable.
 This operating manual is part of the product. Thus, it must always be easily accessible.
 Enclose this operating manual when transferring the device to third parties.
1.2
Danger symbols and danger levels
The safety instructions in this manual appear with the following danger symbols and danger levels:
1.2.1
Danger symbols
1.2.2
Danger levels
DANGER
Will lead to severe injuries or death.
WARNING
May lead to severe injuries or death.
CAUTION
May lead to light to moderate injuries.
NOTICE
May lead to material damage.
1.3
Symbols used
Representation
Meaning

Handling
1.
2.
Actions in the specified order
•
List
Direction of movement
Text
Name of fields in the software
Useful information
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Operating instructions
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2
2.1
Product description
Features
Reference 2 pipettes are piston-stroke pipettes which operate according to the air-cushion principle. For air
cushion pipettes, a suitable pipette tip must be fitted prior to use. The user controls the dispensing, volume
setting and ejector using the control button. When the control button is pressed, the piston in the pipette
moves in the same direction. If the control button and the piston are moved upward, the liquid can be
aspirated into the pipette tip. When the piston is moved downward, the liquid is dispensed (measuring
stroke). Blow-out occurs if the control button is pressed down past the first stop. If the control button is
pressed down again, the pipette tip will be ejected. The tip cone will spring load when a pipette tip is
attached (exceptions: 2 mL to 10 mL pipettes).
The Reference 2 pipettes can be adjusted. A viewing window below the adjustment seal indicates that a
user adjustment has been modified. The user adjustment functions independent of the factory adjustment.
All Reference 2 pipettes are fully autoclavable.
2.1.1
Pipette models
The Reference 2 family consists of single-channel and multi-channel pipettes (8 and 12-channels) with
variable volume settings, and single-channel fixed-volume pipettes. For Reference 2 pipettes with variable
volume settings, the volume can be changed by turning the control button when the volume locking button
is pressed. Volumes from 0.1 μL to 10 mL can be dispensed depending on the model.
A list of all available models is available in the Technical Data.
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Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2.2
Delivery package
The following accessories are included in the delivery package:
Piece
Description
1
Operating manual
1
Certificate
1
Allen key with a blue handle (adjustment tool)
1
CD with information on chemical resistance, user adjustment, factory
adjustment and ordering information
1
Black locking ring for single-channel pipettes ≤ 1000 μL
5
Red plastic adjustment seal (ADJ)
5
Protection filter consisting of 1 filter sleeve and 10 filter cartridges
(for 2 mL to 10 mL pipettes)
1
Pipette wrench for opening the lower part (2 mL to 10 mL)
1
Multi-channel tool for cutting the O-rings (only 100 μL and 300 μL
multi-channel lower parts)
5
Red plastic safety plug
1
Pin
Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2.3
Main illustration
2.3.1
Reference 2 single-channel
1
2
3
Reference 2
4
J
AD
5
6
1 Volume display
Volume display with four-digit counter for variable pipettes.
Decimal places are marked by a hyphen.
2 Color code
The color code on the control button and the trays of the
matching epT.I.P.S. pipette tips are in the same color.
3 Control button
Sets and dispenses the volume, and ejects the pipette tip.
4 Volume locking button
Locks the control button volume setting ring. Press a volume
locking button at the left or right to set the volume.
5 User adjustment
Upon delivery, the opening is sealed using a gray plastic
adjustment seal (ADJ).
0000
000
7
8
6 User adjustment display
Set to "0" before delivery.
7 Serial number
Serial number for upper and lower parts.
8 Nominal volume
9
10
11
9 Ejector sleeve
Ejects the pipette tip. Press the control button down all the
way.
10 Spring-loaded tip cone
The spring-loading action optimizes the force required to
attach and eject tips (no spring-loaded action for 2 mL to
10 mL). For 2 mL to 10 mL pipettes, an exchangeable
protection filter in a sleeve is located in the tip cone.
11 Pipette tip
We recommend using epT.I.P.S.
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Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2.3.2
Reference 2 Multi-channel
For an explanation of the upper part of the pipette, refer to the
main illustration of the single-channel pipette.
1 Lever
Loosens the multi-channel lower part.
2 Housing lid
Removable housing lid with retracted ejector rail.
Reference 2
10
AD
0000
3 Multi-channel lower part
The multi-channel lower part is freely rotatable. The lower part
does not detach when it is rotated. The outer channels are
labeled with the numbers 1 and 8 (or 12).
The multi-channel version has a piston for each channel to
ensure that a smaller number of pipette tips can also be
mounted.
The lower part can be converted from an 8 to a 12-channel
version with the same volume range. The multi-channel lower
part can be opened, enabling you to replace or remove
individual channels.
J
000
1
2
4 Latches
One right latch and one left latch to unlock the housing lid.
3
5 Selection dial On/Off
Switches on or off the spring loading of the tip cones.
4
5
6
7
6 Tip cones
Spring-loaded tip cones optimize the force required to attach
and eject pipette tips.
7 Pipette tips
We recommend using epT.I.P.S.
Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2.4
Materials
NOTICE! Aggressive substances may damage the Reference 2 and accessories.
 Check the chemical resistance before using organic solvents or aggressive chemicals.
 Please note the cleaning instructions.
 Your can find further information on chemical resistance on the included CD or on our
webpage www.eppendorf.com.
The Reference 2 components that can be accessed by the user are made of the following materials:
Component
External surfaces of the upper part
Material
• Improved polypropylene (PP)
• Polycarbonate (PC)
• Polyetherimide (PEI)
• Stainless steel
Exterior and interior of lower parts
• Improved polypropylene (PP)
• Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
• Polyetherimide (PEI)
• Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
• Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
• Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
• Ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM)
• Silicone
• Steel (stainless steel and spring steel)
Pipette tip
Material
epT.I.P.S.
Polypropylene (PP)
epDualfilter T.I.P.S. filter
Polyethylene (PE)
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Product description
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
2.5
Storing the pipette
The pipette can be safely stored in a pipette carousel or a wall mounting device.
2.5.1
Pipette carousel
A pipette carousel (4923) is available for storing Reference 2 pipettes. The pipette carousel features 6
holders that are designed for the Reference 2. Each holder features an image of a Reference 2 pipette to
ensure that the pipettes are placed in the correct holder.
2.5.2
Holder
The holder can also be installed in the pipette carousel (3115) for Research plus pipettes.
2.5.3
Wall mount
An adhesive strip is used to prepare the wall mount for assembly on a level surface (glass, tile).
Safety
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
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3.1
Safety
Intended use
The intended use is described in a separate document enclosed in the package.
3.2
Warnings for intended use
WARNING! Damages to health due to infectious liquids and pathogenic germs.
 When handling infectious liquids and pathogenic germs, observe the national regulations,
the biological security level of your laboratory, the material safety data sheets, and the
manufacturer's application notes.
 Wear personal protective equipment.
 Consult the "Laboratory Biosafety Manual" (Source: World Health Organization,
Laboratory Biosafety Manual, as amended) for comprehensive regulations on the handling
of risk group II germs or biological materials.
WARNING! Damage to health due to toxic, radioactive or aggressive chemicals.
 Wear personal protective equipment.
 Observe the national regulations for handling these substances.
 Observe the material safety data sheets and manufacturer's application notes.
CAUTION! Danger to individuals due to careless use.
 Never point the opening of a Reference 2 which is equipped with a pipette tip at yourself
or other persons.
 Only initiate dispensing if it is safe to do so.
 With any dispensing task please ensure that you do not endanger yourself and other
persons.
CAUTION! Poor safety due to incorrect accessories and spare parts.
The use of accessories and spare parts other than those recommended by Eppendorf may
impair the safety, functioning and precision of the device. Eppendorf cannot be held liable or
accept any liability for damage resulting from the use of incorrect or non-recommended
accessories and spare parts, or from the improper use of such equipment.
 Only use accessories and original spare parts recommended by Eppendorf.
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Safety
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
NOTICE! Damage to device from missing pipette tips.
 Use the Reference 2 with fitted pipette tips only.
 When using pipette tips without filters, use 2-10 mL pipettes with protective sleeves and
an inserted protection filter.
NOTICE! Carry-over, contamination and incorrect dispensing results due to the incorrect
use of pipette tips.
The pipette tips are for single use only. Prolonged use can have a negative impact on
dispensing tasks.
 Only use the pipette tips once.
 Do not use autoclaved ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. for dispensing.
NOTICE! Incorrect dispensing volume due to differences in temperature and for special
liquids.
Temperature differences between the pipette, pipette tips and liquid; or solutions with
physical data that is very different from that of water; may result in incorrect dispensing
volumes.
 Avoid temperature differences the between pipette, pipette tip and liquid.
 Ensure that the temperature is between 20 °C and 27 °C and remains constant at ±0.5 °C.
 Check the dispensing volume and make sure that you can affirm all the questions listed in
the general information.
NOTICE! Damage to the device due to penetration of liquids.
 Do not put the pipette down when the pipette tip is filled.
 Do not allow any liquids to penetrate the inside of the housing.
 If liquid has entered the inside of the housing, the inner parts may only be repaired by
Eppendorf AG service partners. Contact your local sales office before returning any
devices.
Operation
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
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4.1
Operation
Setting the volume (only Reference 2 variable)
 To set the volume, hold the volume locking button pressed down
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4.2
0 0 0 0
10-100 µL
and turn the control button.
We recommend adjusting the volume setting from a higher value to a
lower value. If required, turn beyond the required value and then
back again.
The height of the control button changes as the volume is adjusted.
The volume is displayed up to 1000 μL in μL. For 2 mL to 10 mL
pipettes, the volume is displayed in mL.
Using pipette tips
The liquid to be dispensed is aspirated into pipette tips. We recommend using epT.I.P.S. epT.I.P.S. pipette
tips, which are available with various degrees of purity, with and without filters and as special tips. We
recommend using special epT.I.P.S. LoRetention tips with liquids that have a lower surface tension than
water (e.g., due to a wetting agent in the liquid).
Pipette tips are for single use only.
The pipette is only functional if a pipette tip has been attached.
You can either attach the pipette tip by hand or directly insert
the end of the pipette into a tip held in the tip storage box. If
attaching a pipette tip by hand, it must be handled in a way that
prevents contamination and heating of the pipette tip.
The color code on the Reference 2 control button matches the
color of the epT.I.P.S. trays
 If you use pipette tips without filter, insert the protection
filter in the 2 mL to 10 mL pipette.
 Fit the suitable pipette tip(s) on the tip cone, applying light
pressure.
The pipette tip sits firmly on the tip cone when it spring loads
(exceptions: no spring loading for 2 mL to 10 mL
single-channel pipettes.)
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Operation
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
4.3
Deactivating the tip cone spring loading
For the following dispensing tasks, it may be helpful to deactivate the spring loading action of the tip cone.
• A pipette tip is to be used over a long period of time.
• The pipette tip is slightly bent during dispensing.
• For pipette tips that are not designed for the tip cone of Eppendorf pipettes.
The spring loading action of the tip cone on single-channel pipettes can be blocked by installing a locking
ring.
On multi-channel pipettes, the spring loading action of the tip cone can be switched on or off using the
selection switch.
4.4
Aspirating liquid
1. The liquid to be aspirated must be taken from a suitable vessel. For multi-channel
pipettes, we recommend the reagent reservoir "Tip-Tub".
2. Press down the control button to the first stop (measuring stroke).
3. Immerse the pipette tip(s) vertically approx. 4 mm into the liquid.
4. To aspirate liquid, allow the control button to slide back slowly. Maintain the immersion
depth to ensure no air is aspirated.
5. In the case of large volumes: before removing the pipette tip from the liquid, wait for
approx. 3 seconds. To ensure maximum precision and accuracy, we recommend to wet
each new tip initially by aspirating and dispensing the liquid one to three times. Only
then should pipetting commence.
6. Remove the tip(s) slowly from the liquid.
7. Wipe the tip(s) slowly against the tube wall to ensure that no outer wetting remains on
the tip.
4.5
Dispensing liquid
1. Place the tip on the tube inner wall at an angle.
2. Press the control button slowly until the first stop (measuring stroke) and wait until the
flow of liquid stops.
3. To empty the tip, press the control button until the second stop (blow-out).
4. Hold down the control button and wipe the tip on the tube inner wall.
5. To eject the tips, hold the control button all the way down.
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5.1
Troubleshooting
Error search
Symptom/message Cause
Remedy
Liquid is dripping
The tip is loose or the pipette tip is poorly  Firmly attach the pipette tips. Use
from the tip and/or fitted.
epT.I.P.S. pipette tips.
the dispensed
volume is incorrect.
Liquid with high vapor pressure and/or
different density.
 Wet the tip several times and adjust
Pipetting was too quick.
 Move the control button slowly.
The tip is withdrawn from the liquid too
quickly.
 Withdraw the tip slowly from the
Liquid aspirated with blow-out and
dispensed with blow-out.
 Repeat dispensing correctly.
Piston dirty or damaged.
 Clean piston, grease slightly and/or
the pipette for the liquid used.
liquid with a time delay (approx. 3
seconds).
replace.
The control button
jams and does not
move smoothly.
The tip cone is damaged.
 Replace the lower part or channel.
The O-rings of the tip cones are
damaged.
 Replace the O-rings (only 100 μL,
• The piston is dirty.
• The seal is dirty.
• Seal defective.
300 μL multi-channel).
 Clean the lower part.
 Replace the protection filter on 2 mL
to 10 mL models.
• The pipette is blocked.
The adjustment
seal has been
removed; the
adjustment display
has been changed.
The pipette has been adjusted for a
different liquid.
 Adjust the pipette for the liquid used.
No spring-loading
action of the tip
cone when pipette
tips are inserted.
Spring-loading action is blocked by a
locking ring.
Spring loading is switched off
(multi-channel).
 Remove the locking ring again.
 Switch on spring loading.
Use of a 2 mL to 10 mL pipette.
No remedy available. The tip cone of
these sizes does not have spring-loading
action.
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Regularly check the precision and accuracy of the Reference 2 to prevent dispensing errors. You can use
the "PICASO" software to determine the maximum permissible systematic and random errors. If the pipette
is used at an extremely high altitude, it must be adjusted to the ambient air pressure. A Standard Operating
Procedure (SOP) for checking pipettes can be found on the Reference 2 CD and on our webpage
www.eppendorf.com.
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Maintenance
NOTICE! Aggressive substances may damage the Reference 2 and accessories.
 Check the chemical resistance before using organic solvents or aggressive chemicals.
 Please note the cleaning instructions.
 Your can find further information on chemical resistance on the included CD or on our
webpage www.eppendorf.com.
• All single and multi-channel lower parts are wear parts. Clean them after contamination, use of
aggressive chemicals and/or heavy stress. If the lower parts are worn or damaged, replace these parts.
• Faulty dispensing results are sometimes due to lack of maintenance.
6.1
Cleaning
NOTICE! Damage to device from unsuitable cleaning fluids or sharp or pointed objects.
Unsuitable cleaning fluids can damage the device.





Never use corrosive cleaning fluids, strong solvents or abrasive polishes.
Check the compatibility with the materials used.
Please note the information on chemical resistance (see CD).
Do not clean the Reference 2 with acetone or organic solvents with a similar effect.
Do not clean the Reference 2 with sharp objects.
Remove external contamination on the Reference 2 as follows:
 Wet a cloth with a mild cleaning fluid and water and remove the contamination.
 To remove heavy contamination resulting from liquid penetration, disassemble the lower part of the
pipette and clean it with demineralized water.
Relubricate the piston sealing rings after contamination, use of aggressive chemicals and/or heavy stress.
Remove the old grease before relubricating.
Only use the grease specified in the ordering information (see the enclosed CD).
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6.2
Sterilizing or disinfecting the pipette
NOTICE! Damage to device from incorrect handling.
 Do not use any additional disinfectants, decontamination agents or sodium hypochlorite
during autoclaving or UV exposure.
 When autoclaving, please ensure that the temperature does not exceed 121°C.
 Before using disinfecting agents or decontaminating agents, test for material compatibility
and check the manufacturer's instructions on chemical resistance. Please also note the
pipette material.
6.2.1
Autoclaving
All Reference 2 pipettes are completely steam autoclavable.
6.2.1.1 Before autoclaving
 Remove any contamination from the exterior and the lower part.
 If you remove existing grease, slightly re-lubricate the piston seal using only the grease specified in the
ordering information (see the enclosed CD).
6.2.1.2 Procedure
Prerequisites
• Follow the operating manual of the autoclave manufacturer.
• Autoclave at: 121 °C, 20 minutes, 1 bar overpressure.
1. When placing the Reference 2 into the autoclave, make sure that the temperature at the pipette does not
exceed 121 °C.
2. You can put the Reference 2 into the autoclave as a complete unit or with the lower part removed. Do
not disassemble the lower part.
3. For 2 mL to 10 mL pipettes: remove old protection filter. Add a filter sleeve and new protection filter and
insert them after autoclaving. Only autoclave the protection filter once.
4. If lower parts have been removed, make sure that no lower parts are confused during reassembly. (Tip:
use one plastic beaker per pipette.)
6.2.1.3 After autoclaving
 Cool the pipette to room temperature and let it dry.
 For 2 mL to 10 mL pipettes: press the protection filter into the filter sleeve and insert it into the tip cone.
The piston does not need to be relubricated after autoclaving. If autoclaving is carried out as described
above, no gravimetric testing or adjustment is necessary.
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6.2.2
Disinfection
 Carefully wipe off the outer surfaces with disinfectant, DNA/RNA decontamination agents or 70 %
isopropanol.
 You can wipe the outside of the tip cone and the ejector sleeve using a sodium hypochlorite solution of
4 %.
 After the exposure time of the sodium hypochlorite solution (15 minutes) has elapsed, thoroughly
remove it using demineralized water.
The Reference 2 pipettes may be temporarily subjected to the UV light of a sterile bench (≥ 254 nm).
6.3
Replacing O-rings
The 100 μL and 300 μL multi-channel lower parts are equipped with O-rings. These are wear parts. Replace
old, worn or damaged O-rings. Defective O-rings result in the incorrect positioning of the tips and in
dispensing errors.
6.3.1
Removing the O-ring
1. Switch off the spring loading.
2. Push the opening of the O-ring tool (included in
the delivery package) against the tip cone from
the side so that the sharp edge in the opening of
the O-ring tool is positioned on top of the o-ring.
Do not slide the O-ring tool onto the cone!
3. Supporting the O-ring tool with your thumb, push
it firmly against the tip cone.
This O-ring is cut in one place.
4. Remove the O-ring tool and the O-ring from the
tip cone.
6.3.2
Mounting a new O-ring
1. Fit the mounting aid (shortened pipette tip, included in the delivery package of the O-rings) on the tip
cone.
2. Push the new O-ring over the tip onto the tip cone.
3. Check that the pipette tips are correctly positioned. Ensure that the tips are tightly sealed and properly
aligned.
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6.4
Disassembling and assembling the pipette lower part
6.4.1
Single-channel lower part up to 1000 μL
6.4.1.1 Removing the lower part
Made in
Germany
Made in
Germany
Made in
Germany
PUSH TO RELEASE
1
2
3
4
1. Hold the control button completely pressed down.
2. Remove the ejector sleeve 1 .
3.
2 and 3 : On the lower part, slide the ring marked "PUSH UP TO RELEASE" up by about 5 mm until the
lower part comes off.
4.
4
: Remove the lower part from the upper part.
6.4.1.2 Deactivating spring loading
For the following dispensing tasks, it may be helpful to deactivate the spring loading action of the tip cone.
• A pipette tip is to be used over a long period of time.
• The pipette tip is slightly bent during dispensing.
Deactivating this action may also be helpful for pipette tips that are not designed for the Eppendorf pipette
tip cone.
6.4.1.2.1 Single-channel pipettes
The spring loading action of the tip cone can be deactivated by installing the locking ring. The
locking ring is included in the delivery package.
1. Push the black locking ring onto the lower part from the top by slightly squeezing the
clamps on the lower part.
2. Insert the lower part into the upper part until it audibly engages.
3. Hold the control button completely pressed down.
4. Mount the ejector sleeve. If correctly fitted, it will engage slightly.
Unlock the locking ring to reactivate the spring-loading action.
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6.4.1.3 Opening and assembling the lower part (≤ 1000 μL)
To avoid confusion of parts, only disassemble and assemble one pipette at a time.
Opening the lower part:
1
2
3
4
1. Push the stop pins together slightly on the piston mount (1).
2. Remove the piston mount.
3. Remove the piston (2) and the piston spring (3). The piston is under
spring tension. The appearance of pistons and piston springs will
vary for the individual volume versions.
Assembling the lower part:
1. Carefully guide the piston and the piston spring into the cylinder.
Make sure that the piston is guided correctly in the piston spring and
the cylinder. There must not be any perceptible resistance. Stop
pushing as soon as any resistance is felt. This may indicate that the
piston is not positioned correctly in the cylinder. There is a risk of
bending the piston if too much force is applied. Carefully pull out the
piston and repeat the process correctly. In the case of piston springs
with double windings (4), these windings must point downwards.
2. Keep the piston and the piston spring pressed.
3. Keep the stop pins on the piston mount pressed with the other hand.
4. Mount the piston mount so that the two locking mechanisms engage
in their retainers.
5. Gently press a pipette tip against the inserted piston. The piston must
move down in the cylinder without any noticeable resistance.
Installation of the lower part and ejector sleeve:
1. Insert the lower part into the upper part until it audibly engages.
2. Set the maximum volume and operate the control button several
times. It must run smoothly and resistance-free.
3. Keep the ejector pressed. The ejector rod protrudes from the upper
part.
4. Place the ejector sleeve on the ejector rod. If correctly fitted, it will
engage slightly.
5. Carry out a gravimetric test of the systematic and random error.
This test ensures that no parts were confused during assembly and that
the pipette has been assembled correctly.
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6.4.2
Single-channel lower part
Applies to the following single-channel pipettes:
• 2 mL
• 2.5 mL
• 5 mL
• 10 mL
Replace the protection filter in the tip cone each time it comes into contact with liquid.
6.4.2.1 Exchanging the filter
1. Remove the filter sleeve.
2. Use a pipette tip to push out the old filter.
3. Insert a new filter into the filter sleeve.
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4. Insert the filter sleeve.
Referen
Referen
6.4.2.2 Opening and assembling the lower part (2 mL or larger)
ADJ
ADJ
4
00
0
0000
00
0
0000
1
2
1
2
3
1.
1
: Unscrew the ejector sleeve.
2.
2
: Keep the control button fully pressed and turn the lower part approximately 30° to the right.
The lower part is automatically released from the upper part.
3.
3 : Open the lower part: fit the pipette key 4 (included in the delivery package) onto the lower part. Hold
the cylinder and unscrew it from the lower part.
See the next figure.
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The lower part consists of the following:
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2 mL – 10 mL piston mount
4 Piston (with seal)
2 Piston spring
5 Cylinder and tip cone
3 Upper part of the lower part
6 Filter sleeve with protection filter in the tip
cone
Before assembling the pipette, first install the piston mount, the piston spring, and the piston in the upper
part of the lower part. Further assembly is as shown in the figures. Carry out the procedure in reverse
order.
 Carry out a gravimetric test of the systematic and random errors.
This test ensures that no parts were confused during assembly and that the pipette has been assembled
correctly.
6.4.3
Multi-channel lower part
6.4.3.1 Loosen and open the 10 μL, 100 μL and 300 μL multi-channel lower part
1
2
3
8
1. Set the selection dial for spring loading to On.
2.
1
and
2
: Slide the lever on the lower part to the left or right.
This separates the lower part from the upper part so that it can be removed.
3. Put down the lower part with the lever facing downwards.
4.
3
: Slide the two latches (right and left at the side) up.
The lower part is still lying on the table with the lever facing downwards.
5. Remove the cover plate facing upward and the integrated ejector rail.
Do not remove the ejector rail from the cover plate. The spring for the ejector rail may accidentally come
off and get lost during this step.
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6.4.3.2 Removing and installing channels
1
1.
1
and
2
2
3
4
5
: Position a pipette tip under the piston and carefully remove the piston from the upper rail.
2. Carefully pull the piston out in an upward direction. Do not bend the piston.
3. Hold the tip cone at the lower end and push it upwards slightly 3 .
This compresses the spring.
4.
4
: Lightly lift the tip cone and release it from the lower rail.
5.
5
: Relax the spring by letting the tip cone slide back above the lower rail.
6. Remove the tip cone, along with the cylinder and spring, from the upper rail.
Before installation, slide the piston into the cylinder. Install the channels in reverse order.
6.4.3.3 Assembling the 10 – 300 μL multi-channel pipette
1. Fit the cover plate with the integrated ejector.
2. Push the latches downward.
3. To mount, push the lower part into the upper part until it audibly engages.
4. Carry out a gravimetric test of the systematic and random error.
This test ensures that no parts were confused during assembly and that the pipette has been assembled
correctly.
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6.5
Adjusting pipettes
NOTICE! Incorrect dispensing volume due to differences in temperature and for special
liquids.
Temperature differences between the pipette, pipette tips and liquid; or solutions with
physical data that is very different from that of water; may result in incorrect dispensing
volumes.
 Avoid temperature differences the between pipette, pipette tip and liquid.
 Ensure that the temperature is between 20 °C and 27 °C and remains constant at ±0.5 °C.
 Check the dispensing volume and make sure that you can affirm all the questions listed in
the general information.
The random and systematic errors recorded on delivery can be found in the Eppendorf
Certificate. This certificate is included in delivery. Changes to the factory adjustment will
render the certificate void.
6.5.1
General instructions on user and factory adjustment
The Reference 2 was adjusted and tested prior to delivery. The adjustment opening is sealed using a gray
plastic adjustment seal. The adjustment seal is labeled with the abbreviation "ADJ". The adjustment display
shows "0".
Changing the adjustment of the Reference 2 is sometimes recommended for solutions that are very
different from water in terms of their density, viscosity, surface tension and/or vapor pressure, etc. If the
density of an aqueous solution changes by approximately ±10 %, for example, due to the salt
concentration, the volume changes by approximately ±0.2 %. This statement does not apply if other
relevant properties of the liquid also change.
If the pipette is used at extremely high altitudes, it must be calibrated to the ambient air pressure. At
1000 m above sea level, the volume error of a 100 μL pipette is about -0.3 %.
When using special tips, i.e. tips with a geometry that is very different from standard tips, changing the
adjustment can improve the dispensing accuracy (systematic error).
Follow the adjustment tips for epT.I.P.S. long provided in the User adjustment document on the Reference 2
CD.
Adjustment changes can be reset using simple steps.
In addition to changing the user adjustment, a Reference 2 can be permanently changed by altering the
factory adjustment.
Changes to the user or factory adjustment do not affect the dispensing precision (random error). Precision
can be improved by exchanging worn parts. Precision is also significantly affected by handling.
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The existing dispensing volume must be checked before changing the factory calibration or adjustment.
The actual volume can be checked by weighing:
The density of distilled water is approx. 0.9982 mg/μL at 20 °C and 0.9965 mg/μL at 27 °C.
If the set volume is the same as the actual volume, no correction is necessary.
If there is a difference between the actual volume and the set volume of distilled water, please check the
following:
• Is there any liquid dripping from the tip?
• Is the pipette tip fitted leak-proof?
• Is the tip cone undamaged?
• Are the piston and cylinder leak-proof?
Adequate leak tightness is ensured when no drop forms on the pipette tip after aspiration of the nominal
volume with distilled water and a waiting time of approx. 15 s. Hold the pipette vertically without
touching the pipette tip. Prewet the tip several times for nominal volumes ≤ 20 μL.
• Does the temperature of the pipetted liquid correspond to:
– The temperature of the device?
– The ambient air temperature?
• Is the weighing location free of drafts?
• Does the work method and pipetting speed permit complete aspiration and dispensing of the liquid?
• Has the correct numerical value for "Density liquids at weighing temperature" been used to calculate
the actual volume?
• Is the set volume correct?
• For very small volumes (< 10 μL): Is the fine balance sufficiently sensitive (balance resolution:
0.001 mg)?
• Were original epT.I.P.S pipette tips used for testing?
Information on which pipette tip was used as the test tip can be found in the "Technical data"
(see p. 33).
No adjustment changes are allowed unless you can answer all the questions with "yes". In all other cases,
the problems associated with the questions answered with "no" must be eliminated. If the problem is
remedied by exchanging a complete lower part or other parts that affect the volume, proper assembly must
be verified by carrying out a gravimetric test. Information on the systematic and random errors to be met
can be found in the "Technical data" chapter.
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6.5.2
Changing the user adjustment
If the adjustment is changed, the volume changes by a certain value. Strictly speaking, the change only
applies to the testing volume.
Example:
You readjust a 10 – 100 μL pipette with a volume setting of 100 μL by 1 μL (1 μL ≙ 1 %). If the volume
setting is 10 μL, the pipette is also adjusted by 1 μL (≙ 10 %).
Auxiliary aids from the delivery package
• Pin
• Red plastic adjustment seal (ADJ)
1. Insert the pin in the middle of the gray adjustment seal (ADJ).
2. Remove the adjustment seal.
3. Insert the adjustment tool.
4. Turn the adjustment tool until the adjustment display shows the desired value.
5. Read the set value distortion-free using the aligning aid in
the viewing window.
6. Carry out weighings to check the accuracy and precision.
1000 µL
ADJ
1
-
1
+
7. Attach the red adjustment seal after the inspections.
If the adjustment is meant for a specific liquid, mark the pipette accordingly. Use the labeling area on the
pipette for this, and write down the liquid and the volume. Carry out a gravimetric test for each adjustment
change. Follow the EN ISO 8655-2 and EN ISO 8655-6 test procedures. A Standard Operating Procedure
(SOP) and further information on user and factory adjustment settings can be found on the Reference 2 CD
and on our website www.eppendorf.com.
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6.5.3
Changing the factory adjustment
Auxiliary aids from the delivery package
• Red plastic safety plug
• Pin
The factory adjustment can be changed using the corresponding accessories.
The factory adjustment will be marked by a safety plug. The color of the safety plug
indicates the implementing authority:
• Gray - Eppendorf AG
• Red - User
AD
J
The random and systematic errors recorded on delivery can be found in the Eppendorf Certificate. This
certificate is included in delivery. The certificate is no longer valid if the default settings have been
changed.
If the dispensing accuracy is only be to changed temporarily, the correct method is to change the user
adjustment. Before changing the user or factory adjustment, observe the general notes (see General
instructions on user and factory adjustment on p. 28)and the associated gravimetric tests.
The execution of changes to the factory adjustment is described on the Reference 2 CD. The parts required
to complete the change are included in the delivery package and are listed in the ordering information on
the Reference 2 CD.
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6.6
Decontamination before shipment
If you wish to return the device to Eppendorf AG or an Eppendorf AG service partner to be checked or
repaired, please note the following:
CAUTION! Use of a contaminated device may result in personal injuries and damage to
the device.
 Clean and decontaminate the Reference 2 in accordance with the cleaning instructions
before shipping or storage.
Hazardous substances are:
• solutions presenting a hazard to health
• potentially infectious agents
• organic solvents and reagents
• radioactive substances
• proteins presenting a hazard to health
• DNA
1. Please note the information in the document "Decontamination certificate for product returns".
You can find it as a PDF file on our webpage www.eppendorf.com.
The decontamination certificate can also be found on the enclosed CD.
2. Enter the serial number of the Reference 2in the decontamination certificate.
3. With the shipment please include the completed decontamination certificate for product returns with
the Reference 2.
4. Send the pipette to Eppendorf AG or an Eppendorf AG service partner. The address details of Eppendorf
AG can be found on the last page of this operating manual The list of service partners can be found at
www.eppendorf.com/worldwide.
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7.1
Technical data
Reference 2 Single-channel variable
Reference 2 single-channel variable
Model
Test tip
epT.I.P.S. color code
Volume range
Length
Testing volume
Eppendorf AG error limits
Error
Systematic error
±%
0.1 μL – 2.5 μL
Increment:
0.002 μL
0.5 μL – 10 μL
Increment:
0.01 μL
2 μL – 20 μL
Increment:
0.02 μL
2 μL – 20 μL
Increment:
0.02 μL
10 μL – 100 μL
Increment:
0.1 μL
20 μL – 200 μL
Increment:
0.2 μL
30 μL – 300 μL
Increment:
0.2 μL
Dark gray
0.1 μL – 10 μL
34 mm
Medium gray
0.1 μL – 20 μL
40 mm
Light gray
0.5 μL – 20 μL L
46 mm
Yellow
2 μL – 200 μL
53 mm
Yellow
2 μL – 200 μL
53 mm
Yellow
2 μL – 200 μL
53 mm
Orange
20 μL – 300 μL
55 mm
100 μL – 1000 μL Blue
Increment:
50 μL – 1000 μL
1 μL
71 mm
± µL
Random error
±%
± µL
0.1 μL
±48.0
±0.048
±12.0
±0.012
0.25 μL
±12.0
±0.03
±6.0
±0.015
1.25 μL
±2.5
±0.031
±1.5
±0.019
2.5 μL
±1.4
±0.035
±0.7
±0.018
0.5 μL
±8.0
±0.04
±5.0
±0.0025
1 μL
±2.5
±0.025
±1.8
±0.018
5 μL
±1.5
±0.075
±0.8
±0.04
10 μL
±1.0
±0.10
±0.4
±0.04
2 μL
±5.0
±0.10
±1.5
±0.03
10 μL
±1.2
±0.12
±0.6
±0.06
20 μL
±1.0
±0.20
±0.3
±0.06
2 μL
±5.0
±0.10
±1.5
±0.03
10 μL
±1.2
±0.12
±0.6
±0.06
20 μL
±1.0
±0.2
±0.3
±0.06
10 μL
±3.0
±0.3
±0.7
±0.07
50 μL
±1.0
±0.5
±0.3
±0.15
100 μL
±0.8
±0.8
±0.2
±0.2
20 μL
±2.5
±0.5
±0.7
±0.14
100 μL
±1.0
±1.0
±0.3
±0.3
200 μL
±0.6
±1.2
±0.2
±0.4
30 μL
±2.5
±0.75
±0.7
±0.21
150 μL
±1.0
±1.5
±0.3
±0.45
300 μL
±0.6
±1.8
±0.2
±0.6
100 μL
±3.0
±3.0
±0.6
±0.6
500 μL
±1.0
±5.0
±0.2
±1.0
1000 μL
±0.6
±6.0
±0.2
±2.0
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Reference 2 single-channel variable
Model
Test tip
epT.I.P.S. color code
Volume range
Length
Testing volume
Eppendorf AG error limits
Error
Systematic error
±%
0.25 mL – 2.5 mL Red
Increment:
0.25 mL – 2.5 mL
0.002 mL
115 mm
0.5 mL – 5 mL
Increment:
0.005 mL
1 mL – 10 mL
Increment:
0.01 mL
7.2
Purple
0.1 mL – 5 mL
120 mm
Turquoise
1 mL – 10 mL
165 mm
Random error
± mL
±%
± mL
0.25 mL
±4.8
±0.012
±1.2
±0.003
1.25 mL
±0.8
±0.010
±0.2
±0.0025
2.5 mL
±0.6
±0.015
±0.2
±0.005
0.5 mL
±2.4
±0.012
±0.6
±0.003
2.5 mL
±1.2
±0.030
±0.25
±0.006
5.0 mL
±0.6
±0.030
±0.15
±0.0075
1.0 mL
±3.0
±0.030
±0.6
±0.006
5.0 mL
±0.8
±0.040
±0.2
±0.010
10.0 mL
±0.6
±0.060
±0.15
±0.015
Reference 2 Multi-channel variable
Reference 2 Variable multi-channel (8-channel/12-channel)
Model
0.5 μL – 10 μL
10 μL – 100 μL
30 μL – 300 μL
Test tip
epT.I.P.S. color code
Volume range
Length
Medium gray
0.1 μL – 20 μL
40 mm
Yellow
2 μL – 200 μL
53 mm
Orange
20 μL – 300 μL
55 mm
Testing volume
Eppendorf AG error limits
Error
Systematic error
Random error
±%
± µL
±%
± µL
0.5 μL
±12.0
±0.06
±8.0
±0.04
1 μL
±8.0
±0.08
±5.0
±0.05
5 μL
±4.0
±0.2
±2.0
±0.1
10 μL
±2.0
±0.2
±1.0
±0.1
10 μL
±3.0
±0.3
±2.0
±0.2
50 μL
±1.0
±0.5
±0.8
±0.4
100 μL
±0.8
±0.8
±0.3
±0.3
30 μL
±3.0
±0.9
±1.0
±0.3
150 μL
±1.0
±1.5
±0.5
±0.75
300 μL
±0.6
±1.8
±0.3
±0.9
Technical data
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
7.3
Reference 2 fixed
Reference 2 fixed volume
Model
Test tip
epT.I.P.S. color code
Volume range
Length
Eppendorf AG error limits
Error
Systematic error
Random error
±%
± µL
±%
± µL
±2.5
±0.025
±1.8
±0.018
±2.0
±0.04
±1.2
±0.024
Medium gray
0.1 μL – 20 μL
40 mm
±1.2
±0.06
±0.6
±0.03
±1.0
±0.1
±0.5
±0.05
20 μL
Light gray
0.5 μL – 20 μL L
46 mm
±0.8
±0.16
±0.3
±0.06
10 μL
Yellow
2 μL – 200 μL
53 mm
±1.2
±0.12
±0.6
±0.06
±1.0
±0.2
±0.3
±0.06
25 μL
±1.0
±0.25
±0.3
±0.075
50 μL
±0.7
±0.35
±0.3
±0.15
100 μL
±0.6
±0.6
±0.2
±0.2
200 μL
±0.6
±1.2
±0.2
±0.4
±0.6
±1.2
±0.2
±0.4
±0.6
±1.5
±0.2
±0.5
500 μL
±0.6
±3.0
±0.2
±1.0
1000 μL
±0.6
±6.0
±0.2
±2.0
1 μL
2 μL
5 μL
10 μL
20 μL
200 μL
250 μL
Dark gray
0.1 μL – 10 μL
34 mm
Blue
50 μL – 1000 μL
71 mm
Fixed-volume Reference 2
Model
2.0 mL
2.5 mL
Test tip
epT.I.P.S. color code
Volume range
Length
Red
0.5 mL – 2.5 mL
115 mm
Eppendorf AG error limits
Error
Systematic error
Random error
±%
± mL
±%
± mL
±0.6
±0.012
±0.2
±0.004
±0.6
±0.015
±0.2
±0.005
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Technical data
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
7.4
Test conditions
Test conditions and test evaluation match in compliance with ISO 8655, Part 6. Fine balance with
evaporation protection inspected by the office of weights and measures
• Number of determinations:10
• Use of water in accordance with ISO 3696
• Inspection at 20 °C – 27 °C ±0.5 °C
• Dispensing on the tube wall
7.5
Ambient conditions
Temperature range
Relative humidity
Storage without transport
packaging
-5 °C — 45 °C
10 % — 95 %
Operating conditions
5 °C — 40 °C
10 % — 95 %
Technical specifications subject to change.
Ordering Information
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
8
8.1
Ordering Information
Single-channel pipettes, variable volume
Order no.
(International)
4920 000.016
4920 000.024
4920 000.032
4920 000.040
4920 000.059
4920 000.067
4920 000.075
4920 000.083
4920 000.091
4920 000.105
4920 000.113
8.2
Order no.
(North America)
4920000016
4920000024
4920000032
4920000040
4920000059
4920000067
4920000075
4920000083
4920000091
4920000105
4920000113
Description
Eppendorf Reference 2, variable
Single-channel; serial number on upper and lower part
dark gray, 0.1 - 2.5 μL
medium gray, 0.5 - 10 μL
light gray, 2 - 20 μL
yellow, 2 - 20 μL
yellow, 10 - 100 μL
yellow, 20 - 200 μL
orange, 30 - 300 μL
blue, 100 - 1 000 μL
red, 0.25 - 2.5 mL
violet, 0.5 - 5 mL
turquoise, 1 - 10 mL
Single-channel pipettes, fixed volume
Order no.
(International)
4921 000.010
4921 000.028
4921 000.036
4921 000.044
4921 000.052
4921 000.060
4921 000.079
4921 000.087
4921 000.095
4921 000.109
4921 000.117
4921 000.125
4921 000.133
4921 000.141
4921 000.150
4921 000.168
4921 000.176
Order no.
(North America)
4921000010
4921000028
4921000036
4921000044
4921000052
4921000060
4921000079
4921000087
4921000095
4921000109
4921000117
4921000125
4921000133
4921000141
4921000150
4921000168
4921000176
Description
Eppendorf Reference 2, fixed
Single-channel; serial number on upper and lower part
dark gray, 1 μL
dark gray, 2 μL
medium gray, 5 μL
medium gray, 10 μL
yellow, 10 μL
light gray, 20 μL
yellow, 20 μL
yellow, 25 μL
yellow, 50 μL
yellow, 100 μL
yellow, 200 μL
blue, 200 μL
blue, 250 μL
blue, 500 μL
blue, 1000 μL
red, 2 mL
red, 2.5 mL
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Ordering Information
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
8.3
Single-channel lower part for variable volume and fixed volume
Order no.
(International)
4920 601.001
4920 602.008
4920 603.004
4920 604.000
4920 605.007
4920 606.003
4920 607.000
4920 608.006
4920 609.002
4920 610.000
4920 611.007
8.4
Order no.
(North America)
4920601001
4920602008
4920603004
4920604000
4920605007
4920606003
4920607000
4920608006
4920609002
4920610000
4920611007
Description
Eppendorf Reference 2 lower part
Single-channel; lower part with separate serial number
2.5 μL, dark gray, variable: 0.1 μL - 2.5 μL, fixed: 1 μL, 2 μL
10 μL, medium gray, variable: 0.5 μL - 10 μL, fixed: 5 μL,
10 μL
20 μL, light gray, variable: 2 μL - 20 μL, fixed: 20 μL
20 μL, yellow, variable: 2 μL - 20 μL, fixed: 10 μL, 20 μL
100 μL, yellow, variable: 10 - 100 μL, fixed: 25 μL, 50 μL,
100 μL
200 μL, yellow, variable: 20 - 200 μL, fixed: 200 μL
300 μL, orange, variable: 30 - 300 μL
1 000 μL, blue, variable: 100 - 1 000 μL, fixed: 200 μL, 250 μL,
500 μL, 1 000 μL
2.5 mL, red, variable: 0.25 - 2.5 mL, fixed: 2 mL, 2.5 mL
5 mL, violet, variable: 0.5 - 5 mL
10 mL, turquoise, variable: 1 - 10 mL
Multi-channel pipettes
Order no.
(International)
4922 000.013
4922 000.030
4922 000.056
4922 000.021
4922 000.048
4922 000.064
Order no.
(North America)
Description
4922000013
4922000030
4922000056
Eppendorf Reference 2, variable
8-channel; serial number on upper and lower part
medium gray, 0.5 - 10 μL
yellow, 10 - 100 μL
orange, 30 - 300 μL
4922000021
4922000048
4922000064
Eppendorf Reference 2, variable
12-channel; serial number on upper and lower part
medium gray, 0.5 - 10 μL
yellow, 10 - 100 μL
orange, 30 - 300 μL
Ordering Information
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
8.5
Multi-channel lower parts
8.5.1
8-channel lower parts
Order no.
(International)
4922 601.009
4922 603.001
4922 605.004
8.5.2
4922601009
4922603001
4922605004
Description
Eppendorf Reference 2 lower part
8-channel; lower part with separate serial number
medium gray, 0.5 - 10 μL
yellow, 10 - 100 μL
orange, 30 - 300 μL
12-channel lower parts
Order no.
(International)
4922 602.005
4922 604.008
4922 606.000
8.6
Order no.
(North America)
Order no.
(North America)
4922602005
4922604008
4922606000
Description
Eppendorf Reference 2 lower part
12-channel; lower part with separate serial number
medium gray, 0.5 - 10 μL
yellow, 10 - 100 μL
orange, 30 - 300 μL
Spare parts, accessories and pipette tips
The ordering information can be found on the Reference 2 CD.
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Ordering Information
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
Patents
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
9
Patents
U.S. Patent No.
7,434,484
Is used by Reference 2 pipettes
with variable volume setting
(single-channel and multi-channel)
and fixed volume with following
nominal volumes:
1 μL, 2 μL, 2.5 μL, 5 μL, 10 μL,
20 μL, 25 μL, 50 μL, 100 μL,
200 μL, 250 μL, 300 μL, 500 μL
and 1000 μL
U.S. Patent No.
7,673,532
Is used by Reference 2 pipettes
with variable volume setting
(multi-channel) with following
nominal volumes:
10 μL, 100 μL, 300 μL
U.S. Patent No.
7,674,432
Is used by Reference 2 pipettes
with variable volume setting
(single-channel and multi-channel)
and fixed volume with following
nominal volumes:
1 μL, 2 μL, 2.5 μL, 5 μL, 10 μL,
20 μL, 25 μL, 50 μL, 100 μL,
200 μL, 250 μL, 300 μL, 500 μL,
1000 μL, 1 mL, 2 mL, 2.5 mL, 5 mL
and 10 mL
U.S. Patent No.
8,297,134
is used by Reference 2 pipettes
with variable volume setting
(single-channel and multi-channel)
and fixed volume with following
nominal volumes:
1 μL, 2 μL, 2.5 μL, 5 μL, 10 μL,
20 μL, 25 μL, 50 μL, 100 μL,
200 μL, 250 μL, 300 μL, 500 μL,
1000 μL, 1 mL, 2 mL, 2.5 mL, 5 mL
and 10 mL
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Index
Eppendorf Reference® 2
English (EN)
Index
A
Assembly
10 μL, 100 μL and 300 μL multi-channel lower
part...................................................................27
Single-channel lower part ...............................24
Single-channel lower part up to 1 000 μL .......23
C
Cleaning ................................................................19
D
Disassembly
10 μL, 100 μL and 300 μL multi-channel lower
part...................................................................26
Single-channel lower part................................24
Single-channel lower part up to 1 000 μL .......22
L
Locking ring ..........................................................22
O
O-ring
O-ring .........................................................21, 21
R
Replace channel
10 μL up to 300 μL multi-channel lower part ..27
S
Spring mechanism ................................................22
U
Using pipette tips ..................................................15
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