Operating Instructions

Water Level Meter: Operating Instructions

Routine Care

  1. After the depth to water has been recorded, the tape should be carefully rewound onto the reel, the probe wiped dry and placed into the probe holder.
  2. The probe, tape and reel can be wiped clean with phosphate free (non-abrasive) detergent and warm water. Do not submerge the reel.
  3. Use of a Water Level Meter Carrying Bag adds to the service life of the meter.
  4. Use of the Tape Guide adds to the life of the tape.

Probe Care and Cleaning

  1. The P7 Water Level Meter Probe should be wiped clean after each use.
  2. Remove any dirt or water from around the central sensor pin.
  3. If the central sensor pin is corroded or coated, use emery cloth to polish it.
  4. After cleaning, place probe back in its holder.

Battery Replacement

  1. The battery is housed in a convenient battery drawer located in the faceplate of the Water Level Meter.
  2. To replace the battery, simply press the drawer in, lift then pull.
  3. The battery drawer should slide out of the faceplate enough to pull it out.
  4. Note the polarity (positive (+) terminal should be towards the small notch in the end of the drawer) and place new battery in the drawer and slide it back into the faceplate.

Replacement Parts

The following parts can be provided should they become lost or damaged.

  1. Probes
  2. Tape with Tape Seal Plug
  3. Tape Seal Plug on shorter lengths of tape and splice kit
  4. Lights, switches, etc.
  5. Reels

No sound when probe immersed in water

Dead battery. Replace with 9V Alkaline.
Water conductivity is very low. Increase sensitivity switch setting (turn clockwise) or call Solinst for assistance.
Disconnected wires on circuit board. Check all connections inside hub of reel for loose/disconnected wires - solder or reconnect.
Broken wire in tape. Locate break in tape - splice and seal, or replace. (Contact Solinst)
Disconnected wire inside probe. Contact Solinst to obtain parts/repair instructions.
Instrument continuously sounds after being immersed in water. Water in probe. Probe may be dirty which could interfere with the circuit connection. Remove P7 Probe. If sounding stops, check/ replace o-ring. If sounding continues, check connection of electronics and wiring in reel. If sounding continues, contact Solinst for assessment or replace probe with new P7 probe.