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Connect the optics system

Step 1: Insert optic cables into channels #

  1. You will need both PD cables (dark bulbs) and IR cable (clear bulb).
  2. Insert the connector of the IR cable into channel A (labelled on the faceplate).
  3. Insert the connector of either PD cable into PD channel 1 (labelled on the faceplate).
  4. Place the connector of the other PD cable into PD channel 2.

Step 2: Secure bulbs into pockets #

  1. Insert the bulb of the IR cable into the pocket labeled IR.

  2. Slowly bend the bulb's leads 90 degrees, as seen.

    caution

    Avoid over-stressing the leads, or applying too much force too quickly. After bending once, it's ill-advised to bend them again.

  3. Insert the bulb of the PD cable in channel 1 into the pocket labeled REF.

  4. Slowly bend the bulb's leads 90 degrees, as seen.

  5. Insert the bulb of the PD cable in channel 2 into the pocket labeled 90°.

  6. Slowly bend the bulb's leads 90 degrees, as seen.

    tip

    Inspect each LED and PD to confirm that their leads are not touching each other.

  7. Secure all bulbs with LED caps.

  8. Push all remaining LED caps onto each pocket.


Step 3: You're done! #

Your new v1.1 Pioreactor is now assembled! 🚀

Next: begin installing the software.