6. Direct programming If an instrument setting needs to be changed in the field and a PC with the appropriate software is not available, the IQ Force can be programmed directly with the MODE button.
IQ Force™ Gas Detector Reference Manual 38 Entering the Advanced Menu WARNING Any IQ Force configuration changes should be reserved for trained company personnel. Inappropriate changes made in the Advanced Menu may lead to inaccurate and potentially dangerous readings. 6.1 Entering the Advanced Menu To enter the Advanced Mode turn the IQ Force off, then turn it back on, but instead of releasing the MODE button, continue to hold it. The PC Connect screen will be shown in approximately 6 seconds. Continue to hold the MODE button for about five additional seconds until the “Config” screen is shown. Release the MODE button as soon as “Config” is shown. The screen will show six sets of dashed lines. Once the screen with the six dashed line is shown, immediately click the MODE button three times within three seconds to enter the Configuration Menu. Setup will be shown. After a few seconds, the Setup screen will be replaced by the Set Options screen and will proceed to automatically scroll to anew screen every 5 seconds. The Set Time screen will follow the Set Options screen, which will then be followed by the Set Date Set Alarms Set Cal Gas and
IQ Force™ Gas Detector Reference Manual 39 Set options the Set Cal Due screens before returning to the Set Options screen. The MODE button is used to make all selections in the Advanced Menu. Click the MODE button once to advance to the next menu screen. Click the MODE button three times in rapid succession to enter the submenu for the menu item that is currently shown. Hold the MODE button for three full seconds to exit the advanced menu. Once a submenu has been entered. Click the MODE button once to advance to the next item in the submenu you’ve entered. Hold the MODE button to modify the setting. Click the MODE button three times in rapid succession to return to the Main Menu. 6.2 Set options The set options submenu houses the controls for the following items: • STEL (on or off) • TWA (on or off) • Security beep (on or off) • Alarm Latch (on or off) • Cal Due Use (on or off) • H 2 S Decimal Point (on or off) Once the Set Options submenu is entered, the IQ Force will automatically scroll through the options at second intervals. To change a setting from ON to OFF (or vice-versa), hold the MODE button down for 1–2 seconds. Once the settings have been modified as needed, click the MODE button three times in rapid succession to return to the Main Menu. STEL and TWA Alarms are discussed in Appendix A The Security Beep is covered in Section Alarm Latch settings are described in Section 1.4.6
IQ Force™ Gas Detector Reference Manual 40 Set time The Cal Due Use setting determines whether the instrument can be used when it is due for calibration. Selecting Cal Due Use On will allow the IQ Force to be used when it is due for calibration. Selecting Cal Due Use Off will cause the IQ Force to be shutdown if the calibration is due and not performed immediately upon instrument turn on. Turn the HS decimal point onto view hydrogen sulfide readings in tenths of apart per million up to 9.9 ppm. Once the decimal point is enabled, a TWA alarm value option of 1.0 ppm will also appear under the alarm settings options. 6.3 Set time When the Set Time option is accessed, the screen will alternate between the hours and minutes screens. The hours screen is given in hour format. The two screens will alternate every 5 seconds. Click the MODE button once to change the selection from hours to minutes or vice versa). Hold the MODE button down to advance the figure that is currently displayed hours or minutes). Once the time has been correctly set, click the MODE button three times in rapid succession to return to the Main Menu. 6.4 Set date The Set Date submenu is divided into year, month, and day screens. The IQ Force will automatically scroll through the Year, Month, and Day screens at second intervals. Click the MODE button once to advance through the year, month, and day screens. Hold the MODE button down to advance the year, month, or day while the specific setting is shown. Once the date has been correctly entered, click the MODE button three times in rapid succession to return to the Main Menu. 6.5 Set alarms Once the Set Alarms submenu has been reached, the IQ Force will
IQ Force™ Gas Detector Reference Manual 41 Set cal gas display the Default Alarms screen and then begin scrolling through the various alarm levels. Click the MODE button once to advance through the screens. When the alarm that you want to change is shown, hold the MODE button down to advance the counter until the appropriate level is shown. If the alarm level required is lower than the current setting, allow the counter to advance past the maximum possible alarm level for the specific channel, and continue back to the lower settings. To restore the default alarms, click the MODE button three times in rapid succession with Default Alarms displayed. Def Set will be shown to indicate that the default alarm settings have been restored. Once the alarm values have been set correctly, click the MODE button three times rapidly to return to the Main Menu.