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Gamma 1 Sample cooling Operation Manual PCRmax rev A.3

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Safety Please read this information carefully prior to installing or using this equipment. 1. The unit described in this manual is designed be operated only by trained personnel. Any adjustments, maintenance and repair must be carried out as defined in this manual, by a person qualified . to be aware of the hazards involved. 2. It is essential that both operating and service personnel employ a safe system of work, in addition to the detailed instructions specified in this manual. 3. Other than for those items defined in the maintenance procedures herein there are no user serviceable items...

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3.3 Setting the Operating Temperature 6

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Introduction The Gamma 1 is a Peltier controlled cooling device ideal for incubating any number or size of sample tubes at sub-ambient temperatures for as long as required. It is an excellent alternative to wet ice buckets which can be messy, inconvenient and lead to sample loss or contamination. The removable bucket that sits inside the unit is filled with ceramic-coated beads that both maintain the user-set temperature and support the sample vessels. The ceramic beads are chemically resistant and if required, can be autoclaved at temperatures up to 134ºC. The temperature range of the...

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Safety and installation Please read all the information in this manual before using the Gamma 1. Warning Contact with low-temperature objects may cause cold burns. Users should be aware of the following potential hazards: • • USE CARE AND WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES TO PROTECT HANDS DO NOT place any liquid directly into the instrument. Operator Safety All operators of PCRmax equipment must have available the relevant literature needed to ensure their safety. It is important that only suitably trained personnel operate this equipment, in accordance with the instructions contained in this manual...

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The units are rated to operate at 100-230V, 50/60Hz. Place the unit on a suitable flat bench or in a fume cupboard if required, ensuring that the air vents on the rear and underside are free from obstruction. 6. Plug the mains cable into the socket on the back of the instrument. 7. Switch on the instrument. Symbols on or near the power switch of the unit have the following meanings: I Mains Switch On O Mains Switch Off 2.4 Replacement cable Should the mains lead need replacement, a cable of 1mm2 of harmonized code H05VV-F connected to an IEC320 plug should be used. IF IN DOUBT CONSULT A...

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Temperature Temperature range Temperature accuracy Temperature units Cooling technology Temperature display resolution Temperature display Dimensions Height *Shipping weight includes bucket and ceramic beads Power Power supply

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Operation 3.1 Installation See also the sections on Safety and Installation. 1. Place the unit on a suitable flat bench or in a fume cupboard if required, ensuring that the air vents on the rear and underside are free from obstruction. 2. Plug the mains cable into the socket on the back of the instrument. 3. Fill the aluminium bucket with the ceramic-coated beads and place the bucket inside the unit. 4. Connect to the mains electricity supply with the plug provided or one wired correctly for the supply. Switch the power ON from the switch located next to the mains input lead. The front...

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Once the set temperature has been changed, the unit will heat or cool to the new set temperature. Note: The ceramic beads will take some time to equilibrate to the set temperature; therefore it is recommended that the unit is set up in advance to allow time for the required temperature to be reached. To speed up cooling times, the bucket containing the ceramic beads may be stored in a Gamma-1 refrigerator prior to use. Note: The ceramic beads will take some time to equilibrate to the set temperature; therefore it is recommended that the unit is set up in advance to allow time for the...

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How can I cool the beads more quickly? If you intend to use the Gamma 1 to keep samples cool, then the bucket and beads can be stored in a refrigerator and then inserted into the unit when required. Is it possible to sterilise the beads? Yes. Place the beads in a suitable container and autoclave as you would for sterilising other equipment. The beads can be autoclaved at up to 134°C. If you require further technical or application assistance please contact PCRmax at: E-mail: PCRmaxhelp@bibby-scientific.com Phone: +44 (0)1785 810433 Fax: +44 (0)1785 810405 For servicing information please...

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Fuses If the display on the front panel is not lit, one of the two fuses may have blown. Check that there is no external cause, such as a faulty plug or lead. Check both fuses and replace the faulty fuse with a new one of the correct value (fuse values are given on the label next to the power inlet). Note that fuses should only be replaced by a qualified electrician. The holder for the two fuses is built into the mains input socket. First remove the power cable and then gently prise the fuse drawer open with a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool. Each fuse can be removed by using the...

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PCRmax Limited Beacon Road Stone Staffordshire ST15 0SA United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1785 812121 Fax: +44 (0)1785 813748 e-mail: enquiries@pcrmax.com www.pcrmax.com

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