Your Freshness Meter kit comprises the following items…
- Meter unit
- International power supply / charger
- USB cable
- CD (USB drivers, manuals in PDF form, and Data Management Software)
- Printed user manual and organoleptic charts
- Carry case
PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE METER. IT IS A MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT AND SHOULD BE HANDLED WITH CARE.
Freshness Meter – Front View
The FISH FRESHNESS METER consists of a hand held sensing head with ON / OFF Button, READ & RESET buttons, CHARGE / COMMS Socket, and an LCD Display. The rechargeable batteries are incorporated within the unit. The casing enclosure is manufactured from ABS plastic, red in colour, and is waterproof to IP65.
This displays current calibration setting, instructions, Menu prompts, readings, and low battery condition.
Download & Power / Charge Socket
The 7-way socket on the side of the meter, serves three functions:
- Data download socket, for transferring data to PC, using cable supplied
- External power
- Charging internal batteries
On / Off Button
Used to switch instrument ON / OFF
Sensor head is placed in contact with the fish sample, in order to take measurements.
- Two outer carbon electrodes for measuring Freshness
- Two inner metal electrodes for sensing contact with the skin of the fish
- Press to take readings.
- Press to answer “Yes” when using Software Menu
- Press to reset the measurement routine, or to abort an incomplete series of readings.
- Press to answer “No” when using Software Menu
Freshness Meter – Rear View
Read Button (Yes)
Reset Button (No)
Charger & Cradle
Only the unit supplied with your kit should be used to charge the battery pack, or power the meter. This is connected to the 7-way outlet on the meter. The charger supply unit simply plugs into the mains socket, accepting input mains voltage from… 110v–250v AC, 50–60 Hz. The charger unit comes complete with various plug configurations for use around the world. A red LED will illuminate when charger / power supply is switched ON. The battery pack should be fully charged after a period of 12 hours. When charging is complete, first disconnect the charger from the mains and then from the meter.
The battery charger unit can also be used as a desktop power supply. This will power the meter + charge the internal batteries.
Always use the data cable supplied for downloading to computer. Connect the 7-way plug to outlet on meter, and the other end directly into a serial port on your computer.
Driver and Information CD
The CD contains the user manuals, Data management software, measurements charts, and other useful information.
User Manuals & Measurement Charts
Printed copies of user manuals, measurement charts & calibration certificate
The Freshness Meter Kit is supplied in a robust case, and comes complete with 2 keys for security of your Freshness Meter.