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Gen 3: Spring Startup Checklist

1.  Connect power and water supply line to unit

  • Plug unit into GFCI outlet
  • Inspect inline water filter element and replace (or clean) element if necessary
  • Run water to flush supply line before connecting to filter inlet (marked “IN”)
  • When supply line is secure, open faucet

2.  Run INSpection cycle and check components in fresh water system.  Confirm pump pressure

  • Remove bottle and reposition controller and shroud.  See Gen 3:  Access Components by Repositioning Shroud
  • Remove any foreign material in batch tank.
  • Run INSpect cycle:  Maintenance Menu, use ▲ or ▼ to scroll to INS; Push and hold Green ► for 5 seconds; Unit will fill and mist for 5 minutes or until stopped.
  • Confirm no leaks in inlet solenoid, flow meter or flow regulator.
  • Confirm pump pressure is 250 psi (on smallest zone).  If necessary, adjust pump pressure at screw in port located at left rear corner of unit.  Use a flathead screwdriver, turning clockwise to increase pressure and counter clockwise to reduce pressure.
  • Stop INSpect and return shroud and controller to operating position (but don’t replace controller hand screws yet)
  • Return shroud and controller to original position.

3.  Inspect element in nozzle circuit filter and replace if necessary.

4.  Inspect nozzle circuit for max flow and leaks
  • Run Inspect (INS from Maintenance Menu)
  • Confirm all nozzles spraying properly and that mist is clear of landscaping.
  • Replace tips on nozzles that are not spraying properly.  (Target is 40 ml/min)
  • Press red MENU/STOP button to stop INSpect routine.
  • If system is zoned, perform for both zones.
5.  Check Nozzle Circuit and Treated Area
  • No plant burn
  • No staining fence, decks or siding
  • Tubing and transition protection is in good shape
  • Inspect and adjust tree clamps and nozzles
  • Inspect for conducive breeding conditions

6.  Prepare Insecticide Bottle and Insert into Coupler

  • Remove factory cap and seal from pour port.
  • Thread Plus Cap onto pour port, ensuring it is not cross-threaded or too tight.
  • Remove seal on vent port (to prevent bottle from collapsing as insecticide is pumped out.)
  • Replace factory cap on vent port but do not tighten completely.
  • Insert bottle into coupler.  (Pressing button on coupler will free bottle for removal.)

 

7.  Set Dose Settings

  • MAINTENANCE Menu, scroll to REFILL.
  • Press and hold Green ► button for 5 secs to enter REFILL routine.
  • Calculate desired MIX ratio using the Dosing and Days to Empty Calculator
  • Set MIX ratio (parts water to 1 part concentrate) to target.  Default is 108:1.  Press Green ► button to advance.
  • Set bottle size (BOT) in ounces.  Default is 64 oz.  Range is 2 to 256 ounces.  Press Green ► button to advance.
  • Set LEVEL in bottle.  Eight bars indicates a full bottle of the size entered in the previous step.  Press Green ► button to advance.
  • DONE, and then VENT will be displayed.  Press Green ► button to return to home screen.

8.  Run Charge (CHG) and check bellows pump.

9.  Charge Insecticide

  • MAINTENANCE Menu, scroll to CHG.
  • Press and hold Green ► button for 3 seconds.
  • DOSE will flash for an extended period and unit will bring batch tank of fresh water to target concentration.

10.  Confirm Day/Time and Mist Cycles

  • DAY/TIME Menu; Set Day and Time. (note AM and PM); Exit by pressing Menu button.
  • CYCLES Menu; Blinking C# identifies each automatic mist cycle with current mist duration and mist time; Set mist duration and time (note AM/PM)

11.  Set System Mode

  • With the display showing day, time and level, press Green ► button to position the ▲ at top of display pointing to active System Mode.
  • OFF – daily agitation cycle only
  • ON – remote and manual, but no programmed mist
  • AUTO Everyday – mist schedule runs daily.  This is the most common System Mode.
  • AUTO Custom – mist program run on days configured in CUSTOM PGM

12.  Close Lid

  • Confirm System Mode is set as desired.  AUTO Everyday is the most common mode.
  • Close lid
  • Lock if desired (and secure key in a safe location.)