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Yellow Jacket 6894 Manual

YELLOW JACKET®

Refrigerant Identifier

OPERATION MANUAL

Part Numbers: 68945 68947 68948

Manufactured by:

456 Creamery Way, Exton, PA 19341

Phone: 610.524.8800 • Fax: 610.524.8807 • Email: info@neutronicsinc.com www.neutronicsinc.com

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS.......................................................

III

FOR YOUR SAFETY:..........................................................

V

IDENTIFIER WARNINGS.......................................................

V

GENERAL CAUTIONS.........................................................

VI

WELCOME.................................................................

 

VII

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ......................................

1-9

1.1

GENERAL ...........................................................

1-9

11.2 FEATURES .........................................................

1-10

1.3

ULTIMA ID COMPONENTS ...............................................

1-11

1.3.1

Ultima ID Base Unit..........................................

1-11

1.3.2

R134a Sample Hose............................................

1-11

1.3.3

R12 Sample Hose..............................................

1-12

1.3.4

R134a Tank Adapter Fitting...................................

1-12

1.3.5

Vehicle Power Cable..........................................

1-12

1.3.6

Control Panel................................................

1-13

1.3.7

Back Panel Connections.......................................

1-13

1.3.8

Hard Shell Storage/Carrying Case.............................

1-14

2

ULTIMA ID OPERATION

2-1

 

 

2.1

FIRST USE .........................................................

2-1

2.1.1

Battery Installation (Optional)...............................

2-1

2.2

TURNING ON THE UNIT .................................................

2-2

2.3

CALIBRATION ........................................................

2-2

2.4

VIEWING THE TEST RESULTS .............................................

2-3

2.5

BLEND REFRIGERANTS ..................................................

2-5

2.6

PRINTING THE TEST RESULTS ............................................

2-5

 

 

MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................

3-7

3.1

SETTING THE ELEVATION................................................

3-7

33.2 SETTING THE LCD CONTRAST.............................................

3-8

3.3

CHANGING THE SAMPLE FILTER ...........................................

3-8

3.4

CLEANING THE SAMPLE HOSES ............................................

3-9

3.5

CHANGING THE PRINTER PAPER ...........................................

3-9

3.6

LOW BATTERY WARNING ................................................

3-10

3.7

ERROR MESSAGES ....................................................

3-10

 

APPENDICES ....................................................

4-12

4.1

SPARE PARTS LIST...................................................

4-12

44.2 APPENDIX B - SPECIFICATIONS..........................................

4-12

4.3

APPENDIX E – WARRANTY .............................................

4-14

For Your Safety:

PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY

BEFORE

ATTEMPTING INSTALLATION OR OPERATION!

Attempting to

operate the Ultima ID without fully understanding its

features and functions may result in unsafe conditions

Always use protective eye wear and observe

proper

safety

procedures when working with pressurized gases.

 

 

Read and understand the entire manual BEFORE attempting to operate the instrument.

Identifier Warnings

Refrigerant Blend Warning: As of January 2004, there are twelve

(12) EPA SNAP “acceptable for use” refrigerants that are available and legal for use as R12 substitutes. The Ultima ID will not identify any of the substitutes as pure R12 or pure R134a. Each of the twelve blends has been tested in the factory laboratory and it has been confirmed that the substitutes will not “fool” the instrument. Should one of the blends be encountered, the instrument will fail the refrigerant and provide a readout of analysis in terms of percentage by weight concentrations of R12, R134a, R22 and hydrocarbons only. Due to cross sensitivity issues

of the blends on the sensing device, the resultant

reading will

not be correct in the analyzed concentrations.

However,

the

Ultima ID will never identify any of the blends as

pure R12

or

pure R134a.

 

 

Sample Filter Warning: Replace the sample filter of the

instrument AS SOON AS RED SPOTS OR DISCOLORATION BEGIN TO APPEAR ON THE OUTSIDE DIAMETER OF THE WHITE ELEMENT. Failure to properly maintain and replace the sample filter will result in severe damage.

Sample Input Warning: The instrument requires connection of the supplied sample hose to the LOW SIDE OR VAPOR port of refrigerant

storage cylinders or vehicle air conditioning systems. DO NOT attempt to introduce liquid or samples heavily laden with oil into the instrument. DO NOT connect the sample hose to the HIGH SIDE or LIQUID port!

Liquid or oil laden samples will cause severe damage to the instrument that will not be covered under warranty repairs.

Battery ChargerWarning: When charging the battery with the 1000mA

charger, the charger will become warm. If the charger becomes hot, unplug the charger immediately! When charging multiple battery packs, allow the charger to cool between each battery.

General Cautions

Always inspect the sample hose before each use. Replace the hose if it appears cracked, frayed, obstructed or fouled with oil.

ALWAYS turn the compressor or automobile engine off before connecting the instrument to an air conditioning system.

Always wear eye and skin protection when working with refrigerants. Escaping refrigerant vapors will present a freezing danger.

To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not disassemble the instrument; do not use the instrument in wet or damp areas.

DO NOT direct refrigerant vapors venting from hoses towards the skin.

DO NOT disassemble the instrument. There are no serviceable

components internal to the instrument and disassembly will void the warranty.

ALWAYS place the Identifier on a flat and sturdy surface.

DO NOT utilize any other hose other than those supplied with the

instrument.

The use of other hose types will introduce errors

into the refrigerant analysis and instrument calibration.

ALWAYS verify that the refrigerant

to be tested does not contain

or will not

emit heavy loads of oil

or liquid.

NEVER admit any sample into the instrument at pressures in excess of 300 psig.

DO NOT utilize the coupler supplied

on the service end of the

 

R134a Sample Hose for any application other than with the

 

instrument. The coupler supplied is a modified version that does

 

not contain a check valve and is not suitable for any other

 

refrigerant application.

 

NEVER obstruct the air intake, sample

exhaust or case vent ports

 

of the instrument during use.

 

WELCOME

Thank you for purchasing the ULTIMA ID Refrigerant Identifier.

The Ultima ID is the most advanced refrigerant identifier ever designed for determining the purity of gaseous automotive refrigerants. It has many features to offer the user, which will be described in this manual. We recommend that all personnel who use this instrument read this manual to become more familiar with its proper operation.

For further information regarding the application, operation or spare parts, please contact the Neutronics Inc. Customer Service Department. If you have questions or comments, we would like to hear from you.

Neutronics Inc.

456 Creamery Way

Exton, PA 19341 Tel: 610) 524-8800

Toll Free: (800) 378-2287 (US only) Fax: (610) 524-8807

EMAIL: info@neutronicsinc.com

Visit us at www.neutronicsinc.com

Copyright ©2004 Neutronics Inc.

This work is protected under Title 17 of the US Code and is the sole property of Neutronics Inc. No part of this document may be copied or otherwise reproduced, or stored in any electronic information retrieval system, except as specifically permitted under US copyright law, without the prior written consent of Neutronics Inc.

1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

1.1 General

Contamination of refrigerants either in storage cylinders or vehicle air conditioning systems can lead to component corrosion, elevated head pressures and system failures when utilized by unsuspecting technicians. The ability of the technician to determine refrigerant type and purity is severely hampered by the presence of air when attempting to utilize temperature-pressure relations. The development of various substitute refrigerants further complicates the ability of a technician to identify refrigerant purity based upon temperature-pressure relationships. The substitute refrigerant blends can also introduce a flammability hazard to the technician and the ultimate end user of the vehicle air conditioning system.

The Neutronics Ultima ID Refrigerant Identifier will provide a fast, easy and accurate means to determine refrigerant purity in

refrigerant

storage

cylinders or directly in

vehicle air

conditioning

systems.

The instrument utilizes

non-dispersive

infrared (NDIR) technology to determine the weight concentrations of refrigerant types R12, R134a, R22, as well as, hydrocarbons and air. Refrigerant purity is automatically determined for refrigerants R12

and R134a

by the instrument to eliminate human error.

Pure

refrigerant is defined as a refrigerant mixture

that

contains 98%,

by weight,

or greater of either R12 or R134a.

 

 

 

The instrument is supplied complete with a R12

and

R134a

sample

hose, a R134a adapter fitting to permit sampling of ACME ported cylinders, a 12 VDC power cord and all required plumbing housed within a rugged, portable, storage case.

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