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YSIEnvironmentalP u r eYSI 556 MPSMulti Probe SystemD a t af o raH e a l t h yP l a n e t . OperationsManual

Contents1.Safety .11.1General Safety Information .12. General Information .72.1Description.72.2Unpacking the Instrument.82.3Features of the YSI 556 Multi-Probe System .92.4Batteries .102.5Power On .152.6Setting Display Contrast .152.7Backlight.162.8General Screen Features .162.9Keypad Use.172.10Instrument Reset .182.11Menu Flowchart.193. Probe Module.213.1Introduction.213.2Unpacking the Probe Module .213.3Features of the YSI 5563 Probe Module .223.4Preparing the Probe Module .223.5Transport/Calibration Cup .263.6Instrument/Cable Connection .274. Sensors.295.Report .336.Calibrate.376.1Getting Ready to Calibrate .376.2Calibration Procedures.406.3Return to Factory Settings .567. Run.597.1Real-Time Data.598. File.618.1Accessing the File Screen.618.2Directory .628.3View File .638.4Upload to PC.648.5File Memory .69YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSi

Contents8.6Delete All Files. 709. Logging. 739.1Accessing the Logging Setup Screen . 739.2Setting Logging Interval. 749.3Storing Barometer Readings . 749.4Creating a Site List . 759.5Editing a Site List . 799.6Logging Data Without a Site List. 819.7Logging Data With a Site List. 849.8Adding Data to Existing Files . 8510. System Setup. 8910.1Accessing the System Setup Screen . 8910.2Date and Time Setup . 9010.3Data Filter. 9210.4Shutoff Time. 9410.5Comma Radix. 9510.6ID. 9510.7GLP Filename. 9510.8TDS Constant . 9610.9Barometer Units . 9710.10Calibrate Barometer . 9811. Maintenance . 10111.1Sensor Care and Maintenance . 10111.2Upgrading YSI 556 MPS Software . 10712. Storage. 11112.1General Recommendations for Short Term Storage. 11112.2General Recommendations for Long Term Storage. 11113. Troubleshooting . 11514. Appendix A YSI 556 MPS Specifications. 11914.1Sensor Specifications . 11914.2Instrument Specifications . 12015. Appendix B Instrument Accessories. 12116. Appendix C Required Federal Communications Notice . 12317. Appendix D Health and Safety. 12518. Appendix E Customer Service . 129Page iiYSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

Contents18.1YSI Environmental Authorized Service Centers .12918.2Cleaning Instructions .13118.3Packing Procedure .13218.4Cleaning Certificate .13218.5Warranty .13319. Appendix F Ferrite Bead Installation.13520. Appendix G EcoWatch.13720.1Installing EcoWatch for Windows.13720.2EcoWatch Tutorial.13921. Appendix H Calibration Record Information .15121.1Viewing the Calibration Record (.glp) File .15121.2Uploading the Calibration Record (.glp) File .15121.3Understanding the Calibration Record (.glp) File.151YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage iii

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1. Safety1.1General Safety InformationRead all safety information in this manual carefully before usingthe YSI 556 Multi-Probe System (MPS). Reagents that are usedto calibrate and check this instrument may be hazardous to yourhealth. Take a moment to review Appendix D Health and Safety.WARNINGWarnings are used in this manual when misuse of the instrumentcould result in death or serious injury to a person.CAUTIONCautions are used in this manual when misuse of the instrumentcould result in mild or serious injury to a person and/or damageto equipment.IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!In essence, the most important safety rule for use of the YSI 556MPS is to utilize the instrument ONLY for purposes documentedin this manual. This is particularly true of the YSI 6117rechargeable battery pack that contains nickel metal hydride(NiMH) batteries. The user should be certain to read all of thesafety precautions outlined below before using the instrument.YSI 6117 Rechargeable Battery Pack Safety InformationRestrictions on Usage1. Never dispose of the battery pack in a fire.2. Do not attempt to disassemble the YSI 6117 battery pack.3. Do not tamper with any of the electronic components or thebatteries within the battery pack. Tampering with either theelectronic circuitry or the batteries will result in the voidingof the warranty and the compromising of the systemperformance, but, more importantly, can cause safetyYSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 1

SafetySection 1hazards which result from overcharging such as overheating,venting of gas, and loss of corrosive electrolyte.4. Do not charge the battery pack outside the 0–40 Ctemperature range.5. Do not use or store the battery at high temperature, such asin strong direct sunlight, in cars during hot weather, ordirectly in front of heaters.6. Do not expose the battery pack to water or allow theterminals to become damp.7. Avoid striking or dropping the battery pack. If the packappears to have sustained damage from these actions ormalfunctions after an impact or drop, the user should notattempt to repair the unit. Instead, contact YSI CustomerService. Refer to Appendix E Customer Service.8. If the battery pack is removed from the YSI 556 MPS, do notstore it in pockets or packaging where metallic objects suchas keys can short between the positive and negativeterminals.Precautions for Users with Small ChildrenKeep the battery pack out of reach of babies and small children.Danger Notifications – Misuse creates a STRONG possibility of deathor serious injury.FAILURE TO CAREFULLY OBSERVE THEFOLLOWING PROCEDURES AND PRECAUTIONS CANRESULT IN LEAKAGE OF BATTERY FLUID, HEATGENERATION, BURSTING, AND SERIOUS PERSONALINJURY.1. Never dispose of the battery pack in a fire or heat it.2. Never allow the positive and negative terminals of thebattery pack to become shorted or connected withelectrically conductive materials. When the battery pack hasbeen removed from the YSI 556 MPS, store it in a heavyplastic bag to prevent accidental shorting of the terminals.Page 2YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

SafetySection 13. Never disassemble the battery pack and do not tamper withany of the electronic components or the batteries within thebattery pack. The battery pack is equipped with a variety ofsafety features. Accidental deactivation of any of thesesafety features can cause a serious hazard to the user.4. The NiMH batteries in the battery pack contain a strongalkaline solution (electrolyte). The alkaline solution isextremely corrosive and will cause damage to skin or othertissues. If any fluid from the battery pack comes in contactwith a user’s eyes, immediately flush with clean water andconsult a physician immediately. The alkaline solution candamage eyes and lead to permanent loss of eyesight.Warning Notifications – Misuse creates a possibility of death or seriousinjury1. Do not allow the battery pack to contact freshwater,seawater, or other oxidizing reagents that might cause rustand result in heat generation. If a battery becomes rusted, thegas release vent may no longer operate and this failure canresult in bursting.2. If electrolyte from the battery pack contacts the skin orclothing, thoroughly wash the area immediately with cleanwater. The battery fluid can irritate the skin.Caution Notifications – Misuse creates a possibility of mild or seriousinjury or damage to the equipment.1. Do not strike or drop the battery pack. If any impact damageto the battery pack is suspected, contact YSI CustomerService. Refer to Appendix E Customer Service.2. Store the battery pack out of reach of babies and smallchildren.3. Store the battery pack between the temperatures of -20 and30 C.4. Before using the battery pack, be sure to read the operationmanual and all precautions carefully. Then store thisinformation carefully to use as a reference when the needarises.YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 3

SafetySection 1YSI 616 Cigarette Lighter Charger Safety Information1. This section contains important safety and operatinginstructions for the YSI 556 MPS cigarette lighter batterycharger (YSI 616; RadioShack Number 270-1533E). BESURE TO SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.2. Before using the YSI 616 cigarette lighter charger, read allinstructions and cautionary markings on battery charger,battery pack, and YSI 556 MPS.3. Charge the YSI 6117 battery pack with the YSI 616 cigarettelighter charger ONLY when the YSI 6117 is installed in theYSI 556 MPS.4. Do not expose charger to rain, moisture, or snow.5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by thebattery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of fire,electric shock, or injury to persons.6. To reduce risk of damage to cigarette lighter and cord, pullby cigarette lighter rather than cord when disconnectingcharger.7. Make sure that the cord is located so that it will not bestepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to damageor stress.8. Do not operate charger with damaged cord or cigarettelighter connector – replace it immediately.9. Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow, beendropped, or otherwise damaged in any way; contact YSICustomer Service. Refer to Appendix E Customer Service.10. Do not disassemble charger other than to change the fuse asinstructed. Replace the part or send it to YSI Product Serviceif repair is required (refer to Appendix E Customer Service).Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock orfire.11. To reduce risk of electric shock, unplug charger beforeattempting any maintenance or cleaning. Turning offcontrols will not reduce this risk.Page 4YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

SafetySection 1YSI 556 MPS Water Leakage Safety InformationThe YSI 556 MPS has been tested and shown to comply withIP67 criterion, i.e. submersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minuteswith no leakage into either the battery compartment or the maincase. However, if the instrument is submersed for periods of timein excess of 30 minutes, leakage may occur with subsequentdamage to the batteries, the rechargeable battery pack circuitry,and/or the electronics in the main case.If leakage into the battery compartment is observed when usingalkaline C cells, remove batteries, dispose of batteries properly,and dry the battery compartment completely, ideally usingcompressed air. If corrosion is present on the battery terminals,contact YSI Customer Service for instructions. Refer toAppendix E Customer Service.If leakage into the battery compartment is observed when usingthe YSI 6117 rechargeable battery pack, remove the batteryassembly and set aside to dry. Return the battery pack to YSIProduct Service for evaluation of possible damage. Finally drythe battery compartment completely, ideally using compressedair. If corrosion is present on the battery terminals, contact YSICustomer Service for instructions. Refer to Appendix ECustomer Service.CAUTION: If water has contacted the rechargeable batterypack, do not attempt to reuse it until it has been evaluated by YSIProduct Service (refer to Appendix E Customer Service). Failureto follow this precaution can result in serious injury to the user.If it is suspected that leakage into the main cavity of the case hasoccurred, remove the batteries immediately and return theinstrument to YSI Product Service for damage assessment. Referto Appendix E Customer Service.CAUTION: Under no circumstances should the user attempt toopen the main case.YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 5

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2. General Information2.1DescriptionThe rugged and reliable YSI 556 MPS (Multi-Probe System)combines the versatility of an easy-to-use, easy-to-read handheldunit with all the functionality of a multi-parameter system.Featuring a waterproof, impact-resistant case, the YSI 556 MPSsimultaneously measures dissolved oxygen, conductivity,temperature, and optional pH and ORP. A simple cellular phonestyle keypad and large display make the instrument easy to use.The YSI 556 MPS is compatible with YSI EcoWatchTM forWindowsTM software.The YSI 556 MPS assists the user in conforming to GoodLaboratory Practice (GLP) standards which help ensure thatquality control/quality assurance methods are followed. Batterylife is displayed with a fuel gauge, and the user can choosestandard alkaline batteries or an optional rechargeable batterypack.The 1.5 MB memory can store more than 49,000 data sets. Otheroptions include a flow cell and barometer. The internalbarometer can be user-calibrated and displayed along with otherdata, used in dissolved oxygen calibrations, and logged tomemory for tracking changes in barometric pressure.Features YSI IncorporatedWaterproof - meets IP67 specificationsField-replaceable DO electrode module; pH and pH/ORP sensorsCompatible with EcowatchTM for WindowsTM data analysissoftwareAssists with Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLP)Choice of DO membrane material for different applicationsEasy-to-use, screw-on cap DO membranesUser-upgradable software from YSI websiteThree-year warranty on the instrument; one-year on the probemodulesAvailable with 4,10, and 20 m cable lengthsStores over 49,000 data sets, time and date stampedYSI 556 MPSPage 7

General Information2.2Section 2 Auto temperature compensating display contrastOptional barometer Optional rechargeable battery pack or standard alkaline batteriesUnpacking the Instrument1. Remove the instrument from the shipping box. Note that theprobe module and sensors are shipped in a separate box andwill be unpacked later in Section 3.2 Unpacking the ProbeModule.NOTE: Do not discard any parts or supplies.2. Use the packing list to ensure all items are present.3. Visually inspect all components for damage.NOTE: If any parts are missing or damaged, contact yourYSI Service Center immediately. Refer to Appendix ECustomer Service or www.ysi.com.Page 8YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General Information2.3Section 2Features of the YSI 556 Multi-Probe SystemDisplayBacklightKeyOn/Off KeyEnter KeyArrow KeysAlpha/NumericKeys – Used toenter letters andnumbersEscape KeyCable ConnectorFigure 2.1 Front View of YSI 556 MPSYSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 9

General InformationSection 2AccessoryMountingHolesBarometerVent PatchLidBattery LidScrewsFigure 2.2 Back View of YSI 556 MPS2.4Batteries2.4.1Battery LifeStandard Alkaline BatteriesWith the standard battery configuration of 4 alkaline C cells, theYSI 556 MPS will operate continuously for approximately 180hours. Assuming a standard usage pattern when sampling of 3hours of “on time” in a typical day, the alkaline cells will lastapproximately 60 days.Optional Rechargeable Battery PackWhen fully charged, the optional rechargeable battery pack willprovide approximately 50 hours of battery life.Page 10YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General Information2.4.2Section 2Inserting 4 C BatteriesFigure 2.3 Inserting C CellsCAUTION: Install batteries properly to avoid damage to theinstrument.1. Loosen the four screws in the battery lid on the back of theinstrument using any screwdriver.2. Remove the battery lid.3. Insert four C batteries between the clips following thepolarity ( and -) labels on the bottom of the batterycompartment.4. Check gasket for proper placement on the battery lid.5. Replace the battery lid and tighten the 4 screws securely andevenly.NOTE: Do not over-tighten the screws.YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 11

General Information2.4.3Section 2Inserting Optional Rechargeable Battery PackFigure 2.4 Inserting Battery PackCAUTION: Read all cautions and warnings that come withthe battery pack before using the battery pack.1. Loosen the four screws in the battery lid on the back of theinstrument using any screwdriver.2. Remove the C battery lid and store for future use. Remove Cbatteries, if installed.3. Check for proper placement of gasket on the rechargeablebattery pack and lid.4. Install the rechargeable battery pack and lid and tighten the 4screws securely and evenly.NOTE: Do not over tighten the screws.Page 12YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General Information2.4.4Section 2Charging the Optional Rechargeable Battery PackCharger adapter cable(YSI 6119)Wall powersupply(YSI 6114)Figure 2.5 Charging the Battery PackCAUTION: Do not use or store the battery pack at extremetemperatures such as in strong direct sunlight, in cars duringhot weather or close to heaters.1. Install the rechargeable battery pack into the instrument asdescribed in Section 2.4.3 Inserting Optional RechargeableBattery Pack.2. Attach the charger adapter cable (YSI 6119) to theinstrument.NOTE: Wall power supplies for use in countries outside theUS and Canada can be found in Appendix B InstrumentAccessories.3. Insert the barrel connector of the wall power supply into thebarrel of the adapter cable.CAUTION: Do not charge the battery pack continuously formore than 48 hours.CAUTION: Do not drop or expose to water.CAUTION: Do not charge the battery pack at temperaturesbelow 0 C or above 40 C.YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 13

General InformationSection 24. Plug the wall power supply into an AC power outlet forapproximately 2 hours to obtain an 80% to 90% charge andfor 6 hours to get a full charge.NOTE: The battery pack can be recharged whether theinstrument is on or off.2.4.5Storing the Battery PackRemove the battery pack from the instrument when theinstrument will not be used for extended periods of time toprevent over discharge of the battery pack.Store the battery pack in a heavy plastic bag to preventaccidental shorting of the terminals. Store between –20 and30 C.2.4.6Optional Cigarette Lighter ChargerCAUTION: Read all warnings and cautions that come withthe charger before using the charger.CAUTION: Only use cigarette lighter charger whenrechargeable battery pack is inserted into instrument.CAUTION: Do not mishandle cigarette lighter charger. Donot expose to moisture.1. Plug the barrel connector of the cigarette lighter charger intothe mating end of the YSI 6119 Charger Adapter Cable.2. Attach the MS-19 end of the YSI 6119 Charger AdapterCable to the instrument.3. Make one of the following modifications to the other end ofthe charger:Slide the adapter ring off the plug to use the device with anAmerican or Japanese vehicle.Page 14YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General InformationSection 2Figure 2.6 Charger Plug Adapter UseLeave the adapter ring on the plug and position it so that theslots on the adapter ring line up with the plug’s spring clipsto use the device on a European vehicle.Figure 2.7 European Charger Plug Adapter UseNOTE: If the charger stops working properly, refer toSection 13 Troubleshooting.2.5Power OnPress and release the on/off button in the upper left corner of theinstrument keypad to turn the instrument on or off. See Figure2.1 Front View of YSI 556 MPS.2.6Setting Display ContrastThe display contrast automatically compensates for temperaturechanges. However, under extreme temperature conditions youmay wish to optimize the display by manual adjustment asfollows:YSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 15

General InformationSection 21. Press and hold down the backlight key in the upper rightcorner of the keypad and press the “up” arrow to increase(darken) the contrast.2. Press and hold down the backlight key in the upper rightcorner of the keypad and press the “down” arrow to decrease(lighten) the contrast.2.7BacklightPress and release the backlight key in the upper right corner ofthe keypad to turn the backlight on or off. See Figure 2.1 FrontView of YSI 556 MPS.NOTE: The backlight turns off automatically after two minutesof non-use.2.8General Screen FeaturesMain DisplayStatus BarBarometer Reading (optional)–Updated in real time, notcorrected to sea levelBattery Charge – NiMHlabel indicates use ofoptional rechargeablebattery pack, pulsingindicates that battery ischarging, flashing indicatesbatteries almost exhaustedCurrent TimeCurrent DateFigure 2.8 Main Menu ScreenPage 16YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General Information2.9Section 2Keypad UseOn/Off KeyBacklight/ContrastEscape Key – Useto return toprevious positionin menuArrows KeysEnter KeyAlpha/NumericKeys – Used toenter letters andnumbersMinus/Hyphen(-) KeyPeriod/DecimalPoint KeyFigure 2.9 Keypad FeaturesKEY1234567890LETTER/ S7pqrs7TUV8tuv8WXYZ9wxyz90Figure 2.10 Keypad Letters & Numbers1. See Figure 2.10 Keypad Letters & Numbers and press theappropriate key repeatedly until letter or number desiredappears in display.NOTE: Press the key repeatedly in rapid succession to get tothe desired letter or number. If you pause for more than aYSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 17

General InformationSection 2second, the cursor automatically scrolls to the right toprepare for the next input.EXAMPLE 1: Press the 6 key once and release to display anuppercase “M.”EXAMPLE 2: Press the 6 key four times and release todisplay the number “6.”EXAMPLE 3: Press the 6 key five times and stop to displaya lowercase “m.”2. Press the left arrow key to go back and reenter a number orletter that needs to be changed.3. Press the Enter key when your entry is complete.NOTE: The instrument software permits only numericentries in many instances, such as when setting the clock orentering calibration parameters.2.10 Instrument ResetThe YSI 556 MPS is characterized by sophisticated software thatshould provided trouble-free operation. However as with allhigh-capability software packages, it is always possible that theuser will encounter circumstances in which the instrument doesnot respond to keypad entry. If this occurs, the instrumentfunction can easily be restored by removing and then reapplyingbattery power. Simply remove either your C-cells orrechargeable battery pack from the battery compartment, wait 30seconds and then replace the batteries. See Section 2.4 Batteriesfor battery removal/reinstallation instructions.Page 18YSI 556 MPSYSI Incorporated

General InformationSection 22.11 Menu FlowchartRunLog One SampleStart LoggingTemperatureSpecific y pptDO % saturationDO mg/LSensorTemperaturepHConductivitypH mvDissolved OxygenORP mvpHORPConductivityDOCalibratepHDIrectoryORPUpload to PCFileView FileFile MemoryDelete All FilesIntervalUse Site ListLogging SetupStore BarometerStore Site NumberVersionEdit Site ListDate & TimeData FilterShut Off TimeSystem SetupComma RadixIDGLP FilenameTDS ConstantBarometer UnitsCalibrate BarometerYSI IncorporatedYSI 556 MPSPage 19

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3. Probe Module3.1IntroductionThe YSI 5563 Probe module is used for measuring dissolvedoxygen, temperature, conductivity, and optional pH and ORP.The probe module is rugged, with the sensors enclosed in aheavy duty probe sensor guard with attached sinking weight. A4, 10 or 20 meter cable is directly connected to the probe modulebody making it waterproof. An MS-19 connector at the end ofthe cable makes the YSI 5563 fully compatible with the YSI 556Multi-Probe System.3.2Unpacking the Probe Module1. Remove the YSI 5563 Probe module from the shippingboxes.NOTE: Do not discard any parts or supplies.2. Use the packing list to ensure all items are present.3. Visually inspect all components for damage.NOTE: If any parts

YSI Incorporated YSI 556 MPS Page 1 1. Safety 1.1 General Safety Information Read all safety information in this manual carefully before using the YSI 556 Multi-Probe System (MPS). Reagents that are used to calibrate and check this instrument may be hazardous to your health. Take a moment to review Appendix D Health and Safety. WARNING