Table of Contents
- About this Machine
- Using this Machine
- Tips and Tricks
About this Machine
This cleaner is a 2.1Qt/2L ultrasonic cleaner with a heater, cooling fan, and overheat protector. This cleaner produces uniform ultrasonic energy throughout the tank, making it great for uniform cleaning and for mixing applications.
- Tank size is 7.2″x6″x3″
- Ultrasonic Frequency 36,000 Hz, 110V 135W
- Timer Settings: 1 to 30 minutes full range timer
- Heater preset at 140F/60C
- If your hands are wet from cleaning, make sure to dry them before handling the power cable.
- Do not block the vent on this cleaner.
- Do not power this cleaner on without water in the tank.
- Do not overfill the tank above the MAX line.
- Do not use solutions containing abrasive substances or strong corrosive chemical solutions.
How to Get Help
Ask a Manager if you have any questions.
Using this Machine
There are many things this system can clean and there are some items that may be damaged during the cleaning process. Make sure your item is not on the following list.
Use your best judgement when using this cleaner. You are responsible for what you put inside of it!!
- Soft Jewelry; pearls, emeralds, ivory, coral, agate, sea turtle shells, etc. ..- These items are not hard, so scratches may occur during cleaning.
- Welded, Plated, or Glued Items. ..- Ultrasonic cleaning may increase the gaps inside the welded joints, plated coating, or glued items and may cause separation.
- Watches; except diver’s watches with depth rating over 150 ft (50 m) ..- Because of the strong penetration capability of the ultrasonic waves, water may get into the watches if they are not truly waterproof.
- Others; glass, ceramic, camera filters with cracks, eyeglasses, sunglasses with poor coating. ..- Ultrasonic cleaning may increase the cracks in the coating on the glasses, ceramic, and glass. If items have no pre-existing cracks, then it is okay.
There are a few ways to perform cleaning and it largely depends on the item itself. See the following diagram and quick start instructions and Operation for the full procedure,
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- Indicator Light – Working Status ..- Green – Normal working status, ready to use. ..- Red – Under overheat protection. 15 minutes of waiting time is needed for the light to change from red to green. Work can resume afterwards.
- On/Off Key – On/Off Switch for the Unit ..- After powering on, the LED displays 05:00 which is the default time and the unit is ready with normal working status. Press the On/Off button once and the cleaning starts. The cleaning stops when the timer counts down to 00:00. If the unit needs to be stopped before the timer runs up, press the On/Off button.
- Function Button – Functions (Degas/Normal)
..- Press Function button, the
////////ADD DEGAS SYMBOL////////symbol appears, indicating Degas function is selected. Press On/Off button to start degas. ////////ADD DEGAS SYMBOL////////will flash for about 90 seconds, then the unit will return to normal cleaning function. Pressing Function button before it ends will stop degassing. If additional degassing is needed after it ends, press Function button again. ////////ADD DEGAS SYMBOL////////- Degas Status ..- If it is illuminated, the degas function is selected. If it is flashing, then degassing is underway. ////////ADD CLEANING SYMBOL////////- Normal Cleaning Status ..- If it is illuminated, normal cleaning is underway. ////////ADD HEATER SYMBOL////////- Heater Status ..- Press Heater button, ////////ADD Heater SYMBOL////////flashes, indicating the heater is turned on. Press Heater button again and it dims, indicating the heater is turned off.
- “05:00” Digital LED display of working time. It counts down after work is started.
- SET Button ..– Timer quick set button. Press SET button, LED display shows 05:00. Pressing it again to set it to 10:00. Each pressing makes it increase by 5 minutes.
////////ADD DOWN SYMBOL////////Button ..– Timer decreasing button. Each pressing reduces the timer by 1 minutes.
- Heater Button
..- Pressing the Heater button,
////////ADD HEAT SYMBOL////////flashes, indicating the heater is turned on, To cancel heating, press Heater and it will dim, indicating the heater is turned off.
NOTE: When the liquid temperature reaches 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), the heater will turn off automatically.
Refer to setup for quick start instructions.
Regular cleaning is best suited for everyday items such as metal tools. Only tap water is needed.
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- Add water to the cleaning tank to the level between “MIN” and “MAX” lines and above the area to be cleaned.
- Put the item/s to be cleaned inside the basked or directly in the cleaning tank. ..- The basket reduces the friction between the items and the tank but it absorbs about 30% of the ultrasonic energy and reduces the cleaning effect.
- Press SET button to set the timer 5 to 10 minutes.
- Press On/Off button to start cleaning.
- During cleaning, debris will come off the items like “smoke”. Water will become murky. The cleaning is done when the smoke is no longer visible.
- Replace the water to wash other items.
Indirect cleaning is best suited for more complex items. The liquids used differ depending on the item. For instance, watches will need watch oil (to prevent rust), printing tools will need acetone (to dissolve ink), electronics will need alcohol (to evaporate quickly), and ‘home’ items will need rubbing alcohol (to remove odor, clean, and disinfect.). You will need to use your best judgement on what kind of liquid to use depending on your item. NOTE: If you use acetone avoid coming in contact with the plastic housing to prevent corrosion. Also use a glass or metal container for the items/acetone.
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- Put the items in a separate container.
- Add the proper type of fluid into the container to submerge the item to be cleaned.
- Place the container in the tank.
- Add tap water to the cleaning tank to the level between “MIN” and “MAX” lines but not over the container.
- Press SET button to set the timer to 10 minutes.
- Press On/Off button to start cleaning. The ultrasonic waves will penetrate the container and clean the item.
Selection of Container:
- Generally use thin, lightweight and stiff containers.
- Plastic containers – A plastic container with the same weight as a metal container will absorb more ultrasonic energy. Using thin and stiff containers will help to reduce energy absorption.
- Aluminum containers- Absorbs about 20% of ultrasonic energy.
- Glass beakers- Absorb about 15% of ultrasonic energy. Do not use thick-walled glass containers such as mason jars or Pyrex containers.
- Stainless steel containers –Absorbs about 8% of ultrasonic energy.
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This cleaning method is best for cleaning debris accumulated over a long time and for greasy or heavily soiled items.
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- Put the items in the cleaning tank directly. NOTE: Do not put the items on top of each other to avoid rubbing during cleaning.
- Add water to level between MIN and MAX and above the area to be cleaned.
- Add 1 tablespoon (20mL) of dishwashing liquid.
- Press Heater to turn on the heater. Press Heater again to turn off the heater when the water temperature reached 104 degrees F (40 C) after about 20 minutes. NOTE: heat is applied to better clean the item, if your item is susceptible to heat damage you do not need to use this feature.
- Press SET button to set the timer to 10 minutes.
- Press On/Off button to start cleaning. Grease will dissipate and appear to be like black smoke in the water.
- Change water (no soap) and wash the items for another 3 minutes to remove the residual debris and the detergent.
This cleaning method is best for cleaning items like silver, copper, or brass to remove oxidation.
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- Put the items in the basket and then in the tank.
- Add water to a level between MIN and MAX and above the area to be cleaned.
- Add special solution that can remove silver or copper oxidation according to the ratio recommended (typically 1:10). Use the special solutions according to the instructions for bass cartridges.
- Press Heater to turn on the heater. Press Heater to cancel heating when the water temperature reaches about 122 degrees F (50 C) after approximately 30 minutes.
- Press SET button to set the timer to 15 minutes.
- Press Function button to select Degas function.
- Press On/Off to start degassing. After 90 seconds, it changes over to normal cleaning.
- When cleaning is done, remove the basket and the items. If there are large quantities of items and some debris remains, add 5 minutes and repeat the cleaning.
- Change water and wash the items for 3 minutes to remove the residual chemicals.
- Unplug the power cord.
- Remove the lid.
- Retrieve the items.
- Pour the water out through the pouring recess.
- Clean and wipe the tank.
- Put away any soap or solutions.
Tips and Tricks
- Heat is applied to better clean the item, if your item is susceptible to heat damage you do not need to use this feature.
- If you use acetone avoid coming in contact with the plastic housing to prevent corrosion. Also use a glass or metal container for the items/acetone.
- When the liquid temperature reaches 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), the heater will turn off automatically.