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AutoRAE Lite (QRAE II)

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Agenda
Mounting the AutoRAE Lite Powering the AutoRAE Lite Connecting calibration gas SD Card Bump testing & calibration Transferring data AutoRAE II Utility program Updating AutoRAE Lite Firmware

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AutoRAE Lite
Status LEDs Calibration gas gauge Instrument dock (boot)

Slide mechanism

Bump and calibration activation buttons and function indicator LEDs Gas cylinder dock
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Mounting the AutoRAE Lite

Total clearance width: 525 mm (21) Total clearance height : 702mm (27.75)

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AC Adapter (Power)
The AutoRAE Lite can be powered by AC adapter or four C-size alkaline batteries. Anytime the batteries are replaced, the AutoRAE Lite is unplugged, or the power has been interrupted for more than 7-10 days, the date may need to be reset using the AutoRAE Lite Utility Program.

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Alkaline Batteries
1. Push tab 2. Pull up 3. Remove door 4. Insert 4 C alkaline batteries (Q: Can I leave the batteries in the ARLite? A: Yes, it will not damage the station)

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Connecting Calibration Gas Place the cylinder in the gas cylinder dock and then turn it clockwise until it is snug Once the cylinder is attached, the gauge should immediately give a reading The reading should be equal to or greater than 50 psi (approximately 345 kPa or 3.45 bar). If the reading is lower or shows zero, then the tank does not have sufficient contents and must be replaced.

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Connecting Calibration Gas

1. Insert calibration gas cylinder

2. Screw-tighten cylinder in place

3. Cylinder in place

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Connecting Calibration Gas


Note: The AutoRAE Lite is designed for 58L and 108L cylinders of calibration gas. It also works with a 34L cylinder, but an adapter sleeve is needed in order to keep the cylinder securely docked in the AutoRAE Lite. Part number: T01-2051-000 Price: ???

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Connecting Calibration Gas


For Fresh air calibration, use a filter on the AutoRAE Lite inlet The inlet is located on the left of the USB and SD card ports Replace filter on a regular basis or if it is discolored

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SD Card (make it click)


IMPORTANT! The AutoRAE Lite cannot operate without an SD card in the port. Press SD card into port until it clicks

SD port cover closed.

SD port cover opened.

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SD Card When SD card is correctly in the port, the: Service Request, LED, Bump, and Cal LEDs glow green. If no SD card is in port, the AutoRAE Lites Service Request LED glows red.

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SD Card

If SD card is locked, LED glows orange and blinks. The AutoRAE Lite cannot write data to a locked SD card. Remove SD card and unlock by moving lock tab; then reinsert SD card.
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Locked

Unlocked

Testing
Turn on the QRAE II by pressing and holding the [MODE] key Once the QRAE II is fully turned on and is reading Verify FIRMWARE and if QRAE II is pump or diffusion (make appropriate changes, if needed, to the AutoRAE Lite).

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Firmware
Current firmware: v.2.05 Upgrade firmware: v3.00 Users must upgrade QRAE II to work with AutoRAE Lite Subject: AutoRAE Lite QRAEII release FAQ: Q: What is the most current firmware for the QRAEII? A: v2.05 Q: When did we first ship firmware v2.05? A: January 2009

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Q: Will firmware v2.05 allow the QRAEII to work with the AutoRAE Lite? A: No, you must upgrade to firmware v3.00 Q: When will firmware v3.00 be available? A: 25 May 2009 Q: Where do I get a copy of firmware v3.00? A: Download page of www.raesystesm.com Q: I have a QRAEII and I want to use it in the AutoRAE Lite, can I upgrade it? A: Depends on serial number

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Q: I have a DIFFUSION QRAEII with serial number(s) 155-100001 and later, can I upgrade to v3.00? A: Yes, and it will work with the AutoRAE Lite (with a diffusion adapter) Q: I have a PUMP QRAEII with a serial number(s) 181-000001 and later, can I upgrade to v3.00? A: Yes, and it will work with the AutoRAE Lite IF the front pump plate is the correct piece. Q: How do I know if it is the correct front pump plate? A: The physical design will include a filter stem and allow an external filter to the attached (screwed) on the front. See attached photo on old vs. new pump designs.

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OLD

NEW

Q: What if my front pump plate does not have the filter stem or external filter? A: A conversation kit can be purchased (part number: XXX-XXXXXXXXX) Q: If I have an older generation QRAEII, will it work with the AutoRAE Lite? A: Diffusion models with 155-100001 or before AND/OR Pump models with 181-000001 or before will not be available for upgrade.
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Q: Can I download the firmware to my QRAEII using the AutoRAE Lite? A: No, you will need to use the ProRAE Studio Diffusion units: QRAEIIs within a certain serial number range can be upgraded and will work with the AutoRAE Lite, if a diffusion adapter is used. Pump units: QRAEIIs within a certain serial number range can be upgraded (and depending on the front pump piece) and will work with the AutoRAE Lite.

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Inserting the diffusion adapter

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Diffusion setting or

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.Pump (this is the default setting)

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Turn ON and screen DOWN

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Turn ON and screen DOWN

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QRAE II (screen down)

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Bump and/or Calibrate


Firmly press the QRAE II facedown into the dock on the AutoRAE Lite. The two LEDs above the buttons should glow green. If not, make sure the QRAE II is firmly seated.

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Slide in OPEN and CLOSED position

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Bump or Calibration

Press Bump to perform a bump test. Press Cal. to perform a calibration. You will be alerted when the bump test or calibration is complete. When the two indicator LEDs above the buttons glow green, remove the QRAE II from the dock.

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Bump or Calibration

Fail: Red LED indicates bump test or calibration failed. If bump test or calibration fails, check gas pressure and try again. If it fails again, it is possible the sensor must be replaced.
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Bump or Calibration

Pass: Green LED indicates bump test or calibration was successful.

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Last Step -

After a successful BUMP or CAL, open the slide, remove* the QRAE II, and press either button to return to Normal Mode (sensing gas). *Wait for 1-3 seconds to remove or audible will sound
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Transferring Data
Calibration and event data is collected each time the QRAE II is bump tested or calibrated. The AutoRAE Lite stores data on the SD card, providing convenient storage and easy data transfer. Some computers will read the SD card directly, others will need an adapter to plug into USB port.

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Transferring Data Data stored on the SD card is in standard ASCII text format, making it easy to import into most spreadsheet and word-processing programs Data is in CSV (comma-separated value) form so that it can be put in existing spreadsheets (Excel) or into columns in word processing programs

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Removing SD Card
Pry up the corner of the protective cover and open Press on the SD card to release Remove the card from the AutoRAE Insert into computer or an SD card adapter and then plug into USB port

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Removing SD Card

Do not remove the SD card from the AutoRAE Lite during a bump test or calibration. After the two LEDs above the buttons glow green, it is safe to remove the SD card.

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AutoRAE Utility Program Read the SD Card Check and configure the AutoRAE Lite With the QRAE II installed in the AutoRAE Lite, configure the QRAE II (some features may use the Utility Program and others may use the ProRAE Studio)

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Reading the SD Card Once the SD card is in the adapter and connected to the computer, it should show up as an external device or a drive. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. When it opens, you should see a list of drives, including your C:, where most programs reside, and the external device holding the SD card.

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Reading the SD Card

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Reading the SD Card Double-click on the name of the device to open its directory. You now see three folders containing files created each time the AutoRAE Lite was turned off or the SD card was inserted. Create a new folder on your desktop or elsewhere on your computer. Drag the file(s) from the SD card into the folder on your computer:

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Reading the SD Card

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Reading the SD Card Open the folder to make sure the files have transferred correctly. Inside each folder is a file with an 8-character name that starts with the letter of the type of file (bump test, calibration data, or events). Note: Once the files are transferred from the SD card to your computer, you may change the name of the file to suit your needs.

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Reading the SD Card The first two digits indicate the year, the second two digits indicate the month, and the ending of _V1 is a reserved tag. For example, an events file appears like this: E0802_V1 This indicates that it is an event log from the year 2008, and the month February.

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AutoRAE Utility Program When connected to a computer with a USB cable, the AutoRAE Lites parameters can be viewed In Administrator Mode, parameters can be changed These include synchronizing the AutoRAE Lites time to match the computers clock.

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AutoRAE Utility Program Install the USB driver. Follow instructions on the RAE Systems website or on utilities disc that accompanies AutoRAE Lite. Follow instructions after downloading the program from RAE Systems website or after you insert the disc into your computer.

Install the AutoRAE Lite Utility Program on your computer.

Once installation is complete, there should be an icon for the Utility program on the desktop:

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AutoRAE Utility Program Connect the AutoRAE Lite to a computer using a USB cable. Configure your computers port. Follow this path: Start >> Settings >> Control Panel >> System. You now see the System Properties dialog box. Click Hardware.

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program Click Device Manager. You should see a list of devices in and attached to your computer. Scroll down the list until you see Ports. Open Ports (click on the + to the left of it) and you should see the port for the AutoRAE Lite, plus its port number (for example, COM6). Write down this port number; you will need it when you start AutoRAE Utility Program.

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program Close Device Manager and System Properties. Double-click the AutoRAE Utility Program icon on your desktop to start the program.

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program


Pull down Operation and select Setup Port. Click the COM(5-256) button with your mouse. Select COM port setting found when you went into the computers System Properties. Click OK.

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AutoRAE Utility Program The programs screen consists of a menu bar, toolbar, and a left selection/navigation pane, and two right information panes for synopsis and information. In addition, when the program is in Administrator Mode, the lower right pane becomes an interface for setting parameters in a QRAE II. At the bottom of the screen is a Status Bar, which tells when the program is ready.

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AutoRAE Utility Program


Menu bar Tool bar

Synopsis of settings Selection/ Navigation Information / Parameter Setting

Status bar
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Menu Bar
The menu bar consists of five pull-down menus: File Operation Option View Help

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Menu Bar File. The File menu includes: Save Save the current file Print Print the synopsis information Print Preview View the page to be printed before printing Print Setup Standard choices for setting the pages parameters for printing Exit Exit the AutoRAE Utility Program

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Menu Bar Operation. These are functions for communication and controlling the AutoRAE Lites and ToxiRAE 3s parameters. Setup Port Get Configurations Operation Mode Load Monitor Config Upgrade Firmware Set the COM (communication) port Open saved configurations in the program window Go to User Mode or Administrator Mode Open a ToxiRAE 3 configuration file Upgrade the AutoRAE Lites firmware

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Menu Bar Option. This provides a submenu that includes language, which allows you to choose a language in which to operate. Language Select a language for the program.

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Menu Bar View. Make the Tool Bar and Status Bar viewable or hidden. Toolbar Status Bar

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Menu Bar Help. This is information to aid in using the AutoRAE Lite. About Help AutoRAE II Utility Program Displays programs version number Window pops up with assistance.

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Toolbar
The toolbar consists of six clickable icons, from left to right: RECV (Get Configurations) Save The Active Document Print The Active Document Load Monitor Configuration (Administrator Mode only) Upgrade Firmware Display Program Information

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Toolbar These icons are duplicates of major functions in the menu bar If the menu bar is turned off, these provide a quick, convenient way to activate major functions. Note that the Configuration icon is not functional in User Mode and is therefore grayed out.

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AutoRAE Utility Program The AutoRAE Utility Program operates in two modes, User Mode and Administrator Mode. In both modes, it can be used to check the AutoRAE Lite or the AutoRAE Lite and a QRAE II monitor. In Administrator Mode, settings for the AutoRAE Lite and QRAE II can be set.

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AutoRAE Utility Program


With the main window open, pull down Operation and select Get Configurations. As the connection is being made and the configuration data is transferred, a pop-up window with a progress bar is shown. Once the information is acquired, the main screen is populated with information:

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program


The main screen is populated with data and now includes icons of the QRAE II and its sensor, along with the QRAE IIs serial number The other panes are populated with data about the AutoRAE Lite

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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AutoRAE Utility Program

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Administrator Mode

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Administrator Mode
When the pop-up window appears, you must type in a password. Note: The default password is rae. Click OK to register your password and enter Administrator Mode.

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Administrator Mode Once your password is accepted, the pop-up dialog box disappears and the main screen is shown. Click Get Configurations. As the connection is being made and the AutoRAE Lite configuration data is transferred, a succession of three animated progress pop-up windows is shown.

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Administrator Mode Gas Lot No Gas Lot number, as shown on the side of a gas cylinder Clock From PC Synchronize the clock in the AutoRAE Lite to the PCs time Cal If Bump Fails Tell AutoRAE Lite to perform a calibration if a bump test fails

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Administrator Mode

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Administrator Mode Date/Time Always the user to sync with computer time/date Password Changes the password in the QRAE II

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Administrator Mode

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Administrator Mode

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Administrator Mode Calibration & Bump Intervals Sets the number of days until the monitor requires calibration or bump testing Calibration Parameters Sets the Calibration Span reference value Alarm Levels Sets the threshold concentrations at which the High, Low, STEL, and TWA alarms sound (refer to the QRAE II Users Guide for further explanation)

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Administrator Mode
Remove the QRAE II. Place another in the dock. Press Set. If the parameters are successfully transferred, you see this dialog box:

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Load Monitor Configuration


You can load a monitor configuration from your computer to a QRAE II. This is useful when you want many QRAE II monitors to use a single configuration. Under Operation, select Load Monitor Configuration.

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Administrator Mode
A pop-up window labeled Load Monitor Configuration appears. Locate a configuration file that you have saved previously. It has a .mcfg suffix, as in qraeII_treatmentplant1.mcfg.

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Administrator Mode Click on the name of the configuration file to select it. The information saved in the configuration file is now shown in the lower pane of the pop-up window. You can ensure that you have the correct configuration file and that its parameters are the ones you want to load into the AutoRAE Utility.

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Load Monitor Configuration


Always double-check the configuration settings to ensure they are correct. If they are not correct, or if due dates have passed, use another configuration file or create a new one. Click Set to load the configuration into the AutoRAE Utility.

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware New firmware updates occasionally become available for the AutoRAE Lite. Download the firmware from the RAE Systems website or from a disc to your computer. Connect the AutoRAE Lite to the computer using a USB cable.

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware Power up the AutoRAE Lite (make sure it has batteries or has the AC adapter connected and plugged in). Make sure a QRAE II is not in the dock. Start the AutoRAE Utility Program by double-clicking its icon on the computers desktop.

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware

Pull down the Operation menu and select Upgrade Firmware. A pop-up window appears, reminding you to unplug the USB cable when you are done updating the firmware. Click OK.

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware The RAE Programmer 7000 dialog box appears. Set the COM port to match your current configuration (for example, 6). Click Browse... Locate the firmware update file on your computer (it has a .rfp suffix).

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware


Once you select the file, click Open. RAE Programmer 7000 opens. Click Go to start updating the firmware. You receive the message Processing Information as the updating progresses.

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware

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Update AutoRAE Lite Firmware When the firmware update is complete, you receive the message Firmware loaded. Please reset the unit! Click Exit. Unplug the USB cable, and exit the AutoRAE Utility program.

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AutoRAE Lite QRAE II


$1295 (without cal gas)

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