Myron L PTBT1 Ultrapen Instruction Manual

Myron L Operating InstructionsOperation Instructions for the Myron L® ULTRAPEN™ PTBT1 Conductivity/ TDS/Salinity Pen. This instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include 3 user selectable solution types that model the most commonly encountered types of water; proprietary temperature compensation; TDS conversion; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; waterproof housing; and Mobile Device Application. The PTBT1 is easy to calibrate and easy to use.

The following are basic instructions for operating the PTBT1 ULTRAPEN & App.

To access a full Operations Manual:Operating Instructions Ultrapen

  1. Inside the App tap the Preferences button on the Feature Navigation Bar.
  2. Select Help from the Settings Menu screen.
  3. The browser of your mobile devices will open and link to the Myron L® Company website page where the PTBTx Operations Manual can be viewed, downloaded and/or printed.

Click below to go to Instructions

  1. Mobile App and Pen Features
  2. Bluetooth Connection
  3. Measurement Settings
  4. Calibration
  5. Maintenance and Product Specifications

Myron L PTBT1 Mobile App and Pen Features

PEN FEATURES

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    Push Button – turns PTBT1 on; enters calibration mode, activates preference menus.

  2. Battery Cap – provides access to battery for replacement.
  3. Pocket Clip – holds pen to shirt pocket for secure storage.
  4. Wireless Transceiver Window – Bluetooth antenna is located here.
  5. LED Indicator Light – Tells the user when to dip & swirl PTBT1 during measurements and calibration. Indicates PTBT1 is in Configuration mode.
  6. Cap Stop – Shows how far to push the protective cap when putting it on the PTBT1. push Protective Cap (not shown) past this point.
  7. Electrodes – measure electric current of solution.
  8. Cell – contains flux field in defined area for accurate current measurement.
  9. Scoop – used to hold sample solution when dipping is not possible. To install, push the scoop onto the cell while shifting side-to-side. To remove, pull the scoop off while shifting side-to-side. To use, hold the scoop directly under a vertical stream during measurement, avoiding bubbles.

*Not shown: Lanyard, Holster and Protective Cap for Cell.

MOBILE APP

Downloading the Mobile Device App

  1. Go to the Apple App Store.
  2. Search for the “ULTRAPEN PTBTx” iPhone App.
  3. Open the ULTRAPEN page and tap the Install button.
  4. Be sure to read the End User License Agreement (EULA) and the Data Use Liability Agreement (DULA).

Opening the ULTRAPEN App

  1. Tap ULTRAPEN App icon on the mobile device’s HOME screen.
  2. The App’s main Measurement screen will appear. NOTE: Apple iOS devices: Activate SIRI and say, “ULTRAPEN.”

APP FEATURES

  1. Mobile App PTBT1
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    Mobile Device Status Bar – standard Status Bar for your mobile device.

  2. Measurement Value Field – displays the measured value of the solution. When the ULTRAPEN turns off, displays the message, “ULTRAPEN is Offline” and values gray out.
  3. Units of Measure – displays correct units for chosen Measurement Mode.
  4. ULTRAPEN Battery Level – flashes RED when ULTRAPEN battery is ≤ 25%.
  5. Solution Temperature – measured temperature of the solution.
  6. Memory Store Button – tap here to record the measurement in the App’s database.
  7. Memory Replace Button – tap here to replace a previously stored measurement with data from a new measurement.
  8. Feature Navigation Bar – these buttons activate various App features.

Myron L PTBT1 Bluetooth Connectivity

CONNECTING THE ULTRAPEN

Connecting the ULTRAPEN to the Mobile Device To pair and connect the PTBT1 to your mobile device:Connect Blutooth

  1. Inside the App tap the Connect button in the Feature Navigation Bar.
  2. Push and release the button on the PTBT1 to turn unit ON.
  3. When the PTBT1’s name appears on the Connect Screen, select that line.
  4. A checkmark will appear next to PTBT1’s name. NOTE: The default name for all PTBT1’s is, “MLC-PTBTx”. To edit the name, Tap the Preferences button and go to ULTRAPEN Settings section. See the PTBTx Operations Manual for full instructiions.

To unpair from a PTBT1:Unpair Bluetooth

  1. Tap the red Unpair button next to the PTBT1’s name.
  2. An Unpair Instrument dialogue box will appear.
  3. Tap the Disconnect button in the dialogue box.

Myron L PTBT1 Ultrapen Measurement Settings

SOLUTION MODE SELECTION

The PTBT1 allows you to select from several preprogrammed measurement modes. The following table lists the available modes with their corresponding parameters, temperature compensation and solution models as well as units of measure:

Solution Mode Settings
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SELECT THE MEASUREMENT MODE

  1. Operating Instructions UltrapenInside the App tap the Preferences button on the Feature Navigation Bar.
  2. Select ULTRAPEN Settings from the list of settings topics.
  3. Push and release the button on the PTBT1 to turn it ON.
  4. When the PTBT1 LED begins to flash, The App will display, “Press and hold the button on the ULTRAPEN to enter Preferences”.
  5. Press and hold the PTBT1’s push button.
  6. When the LED goes to solid ON the ULTRAPEN Settings screen will appear.
  7. Select Solution Mode from the ULTRAPEN Settings screen. The Solutions screen will appear.
  8. Tap the Solution Name field on the Solutions screen.
  9. Swipe up and down the list of available modes and tap the choice you wish to select.
  10. Tap the Apply button next to the list of Solution Modes.

TEMPERATURE UNIT SELECTION

The PTBT1 allows you to select either Centigrade (°C) or Farenheit (°F) when displaying temperature on the iOS screens. To select the Temperature Units:

  1. Temperature ButtonInside the App tap the Preferences button on the Feature Navigation Bar.
  2. Select Application Preferences from the list of settings topics.
  3. Slide the Temperature Units switch left or right to display temperature values as either °C or °F.

NORMAL OPERATION

Before you take a reading, make sure the pen is clean, calibrated, in the appropriate measurement mode and connected to the App. The sample solution must also be within the specified measurement range. Keep all foreign material away from the sample to avoid contamination.

NOTE: If you cannot dip the pen in the sample solution, pour the sample into a clean container. If you don’t have a sample container and need to test a vertical stream of solution, use the scoop. The following table explains the LED Indicator signals and typical durations.

Measurement Instructions
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TAKING A MEASUREMENT

CAUTION: To measure solution at the extremes of the specified temperature range, allow the pen to equilibrate by submerging the cell in the sample solution for 1 minute prior to taking a measurement.

  1. PTBT1 UltrapenRinse the cell by swirling it in fresh solution sample.
  2. Open the ULTRAPEN App. If it does not open to the Measurement screen, tap the Measurement button in the Feature Navigation Bar. The Measurement screen will say, “Paired ULTRAPEN is Offline”.
  3. Grasp the pen near the pen cap to avoid sample contamination.
  4. Remove pen from the rinse solution.
  5. Press and release the PTBT1’s push button to turn it ON.
  6. When the LED flashes rapidly, IMMEDIATELY dip the pen in the sample solution so that the cell is completely submerged. (If you do not submerge the cell in solution before the flashing slows, allow the pen to power off and retake the reading).
  7. The App screen will display “Measuring …”
  8. When the LED flashes slowly, swirl the pen to remove bubbles, keeping the cell submerged and preferably at least 1 inch (2½ cm) away from sides/bottom of container.
  9. When the LED turns Solid ON, the App display will show the measurement and temperature. Remove the pen from solution and rinse it in clean water.
  10. The ULTRAPEN will turn OFF once the measurement is completed.

RECORDING AND RECALLING MEASUREMENTS

  1. Chemical Pumps US PTBT1Once a measurement is finished, tap the MS button (Memory Store).
  2. The App screen will display the measurement as an unsaved record.
  3. Tap the Save button in the upper right corner of the record display.
  4. The record will be saved and the App will return to the Measurement screen.
  5. Ultrapen Chemical Pumps USTap the MR button (Memory Recall) in the Feature Navigation Bar to display a list of stored records.
  6. Swipe up and down to scroll through stored records. Tap any record on the list to see view it’s details.

Myron L PTBT1 Ultrapen Calibration

CALIBRATION

The PTBT1 is designed to be very reliable and require only infrequent calibration. The Myron L® Company recommends calibrating in each solution mode you use. Check the calibration monthly. The PTBT1 is programmed for two calibration options: Wet Calibration or Factory Calibration (FAC CAL). Wet calibration is the most accurate, but if a high quality standard is not available FAC CAL can be used to returned the PTBT1 to factory settings.

WET CALIBRATION NOTES: If an incorrect solution is used or the measurement isNOT within calibration limits for any reason, the App’s screen will display, “Error. Clean sensor. Check Solution.“ If the calibration solution is correct, clean the cell by submerging it in a 1:1 solution of Lime-A-Way® and water for 5 minutes. Rinse the cell thoroughly and start over. Small bubbles trapped in the cell can give a false calibration. Measure the calibration solution again to verify correct calibration. If the reading is not within ±1% of the calibration solution value, repeat calibration.

WET CALIBRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use a calibration solution specified for the measurement mode (see the Specification table). Calibrating TDS calibrates Salinity for the same value and vice versa.

  1. Myron L PTBT1Pour Myron L® Company calibration solution into a clean container.
  2. Rinse the cell 3 times by swirling it around in fresh calibration solution.
  3. Open the PTBTx App.
  4. Tap the CAL button in the Feature Navigation Bar. The App screen will appear and say, “Paired ULTRAPEN is Offline”.
  5. Grasp the pen near the pen cap to avoid sample contamination.
  6. Remove pen from the rinse solution, then empty and refill the container with fresh solution.
  7. Press and release the pen’s push button. The Calibration screen will display, “Press and hold the button on the ULTRAPEN to enter CAL mode.”
  8. Press and Hold the pen’s button. The LED will go to solid ON and the App’s Calibration screen will appear.
  9. Ultrapen ScreenTap the green CAL button on the Calibration screen.
  10. When the pen’s LED flashes rapidly, IMMEDIATELY dip the pen in calibration solution so that the cell is completely submerged. The Calibration screen will display. “Calibrating Conductivity …”
  11. When the LED flashes slowly, swirl the pen around to remove bubbles, keeping the cell submerged. Keep pen at least 1 inch (2½ cm) away from sides/bottom of container.
  12. When the LED light goes solid ON, the Calibration screen will display “CAL SAVED” along with the before and after calibration values.

FACTORY CALIBRATION

If you do not have the proper calibration solution or wish erase the stored wet calibration constants, use the FAC CAL function

  1. Default SettingsOpen the PTBTx App.
  2. Tap the CAL button in the Feature Navigation Bar. The App screen will say, “Paired ULTRAPEN is Offline.”
  3. Press and release the push button. The screen will display, “Press and hold the button on the ULTRAPEN to enter CAL mode”.
  4. Press and Hold the ULTRAPEN’s button. The LED will go to solid ON and the App’s Calibration screen will appear.
  5. Tap the red FAC CAL button. A warning dialogue box will appear.
  6. Tap the OK button in the dialogue box. The App’s Calibrating screen will display, “FAC CAL Reset”.

Myron L PTBT1 Ultrapen Maintenance and Specifications

MAINTENANCE

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Battery Replacement The PTBT1 App display has an indicator that depicts the pen battery’s charge level. When the charge level falls below 25%, the indicator will flash red. imediately replace the battery with a new N type battery.

  1. In a CLEAN DRY place unscrew the pen cap in a counter-clockwise direction.
  2. Slide the cap and battery housing out of the pen.
  3. Remove the depleted battery from its housing.
  4. Insert a new battery into the battery housing oriented with the negative end touching the spring.
  5. Align the groove along the battery housing with the guide bump inside the pen case and slide the battery housing back in.
  6. Screw the pen cap back on in a clockwise direction. …  Do not over tighten.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

  1. Always rinse the cell and electrodes with clean water after each use.
  2. If the electrodes develop scaling or become dirty, clean the cell by submerging the probe end in a 1:1 solution of Lime-A-Way® and water for 5 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  3. Do not drop, throw or otherwise strike the pen. This voids the warranty.
  4. Do not store the pen in a location where the ambient temperatures exceed its specified Operating/Storage Temperature limits.

SPECIFICATIONS

Ultrapen Settings
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Myron L PTBT1 Ultrapen Quick Reference Guide

QUICK REFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Turn on ULTRAPEN App: Tap ULTRAPEN icon on mobile device’s home screen.
  2. Turn on PTBT1: Press and release push button on pen.
  3. LED flashes rapidly: Dip pen in sample solution so cell is totally submerged.
  4. LED flashes slowly: Swirl pen to remove bubbles, keep cell submerged. Avoid contact with sides/bottom of container,.
  5. LED turns solid ON then turns OFF: Measurement is complete and reading is displayed.

Feature Navigation Bar

Quick Reference GuideThis button always returns the App to the Measurement Screen.

This button displays a list of saved measurements.

This button places the App in Calibration mode.

This button opens the App’s Bluetooth Connect / Disconnect screen.

This button opens the App’s preferences and settings mode.

An internet link to full Operations Manual (Help button) is found here.