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    Variable Wavelength Detectors VC-D40, VF-D40

    Operating Manual 4820.7701-EN Revision 2.0 • December 2019

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  • Contents

    Variable Wavelength Detectors (VC-D40, VF-D40) Operating Manual

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    Contents 1 Using this Manual ......................................................................  11

    1.1 About this Manual ................................................................................................ 12

    1.2 Conventions.......................................................................................................... 13 1.2.1 Safety Messages.......................................................................................  13 1.2.2 Special Notices and Informational Notes .................................................  13 1.2.3 Typographical Conventions ......................................................................  14

    1.3 Reference Documentation ................................................................................... 15

    2 Safety.........................................................................................  17 2.1 Safety Symbols and Signal Words......................................................................... 18

    2.1.1 Safety Symbols and Signal Words in This Manual ....................................  18 2.1.2 Observing this Manual .............................................................................  18 2.1.3 Safety Symbols on the Device ..................................................................  19 2.1.4 Rating Plate ..............................................................................................  19

    2.2 Intended Use ........................................................................................................ 20

    2.3 Safety Precautions................................................................................................ 21 2.3.1 General Safety Information......................................................................  21 2.3.2 Qualification of the Personnel .................................................................  21 2.3.3 Personal Protective Equipment................................................................  22 2.3.4 Electrical Safety Precautions ....................................................................  23 2.3.5 General Residual Hazards.........................................................................  23 2.3.6 In Case of Emergency ...............................................................................  26

    2.4 Solvent and Additive Information ........................................................................ 27 2.4.1 General Compatibility ..............................................................................  27 2.4.2 Allowed pH Ranges...................................................................................  28 2.4.3 Allowed Concentrations ...........................................................................  28 2.4.4 Further Information .................................................................................  29

    2.5 Compliance Information....................................................................................... 30

    3 Device Overview ........................................................................  31 3.1 Detector Features................................................................................................. 32

    3.2 Operating Principle............................................................................................... 33

    3.3 Interior Components ............................................................................................ 35

    3.4 Flow Cell ............................................................................................................... 36

    3.5 Lamps ................................................................................................................... 38

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    3.6 Leak Detection...................................................................................................... 39

    3.7 Operation ............................................................................................................. 40

    4 Unpacking ..................................................................................  41 4.1 Unpacking............................................................................................................. 42

    4.2 Scope of Delivery.................................................................................................. 44

    5 Installation.................................................................................  45 5.1 Safety Guidelines for Installation ......................................................................... 46

    5.2 Installing the Device ............................................................................................. 47

    5.3 Site Requirements ................................................................................................ 49 5.3.1 Power Considerations ..............................................................................  49 5.3.2 Power Cord...............................................................................................  49 5.3.3 Condensation ...........................................................................................  50

    5.4 Accessing the Interior Components ..................................................................... 51

    5.5 Setting Up the Hardware...................................................................................... 52 5.5.1 System Arrangement................................................................................  52 5.5.2 Connecting the Device .............................................................................  53 5.5.3 Connecting the Power Cord .....................................................................  55

    5.6 Installing a VIS Lamp (Tungsten Lamp) (Optional)................................................ 56

    5.7 Installing a Flow Cell ............................................................................................. 59 5.7.1 Removing the Diagnostic Cell...................................................................  59 5.7.2 Installing a Flow Cell without Connection Unit ........................................  60 5.7.3 Installing a Flow Cell with Connection Unit..............................................  60

    5.8 Setting Up the Flow Connections ......................................................................... 62 5.8.1 General Information and Guidelines........................................................  62 5.8.2 Guiding Capillaries an