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SeeSnake MINIPak. SeeSnake MINIPak Manual

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Manual WARNING! Read this Operator s Manual carefully before using this tool. Failure to understand and follow the contents of this manual may result in electrical shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
Manual WARNING! Read this Operator s Manual carefully before using this tool. Failure to understand and follow the contents of this manual may result in electrical shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. Français 17 Castellano pág. 27 Table of Contents Recording Form for Machine Serial Number...1 Safety Symbols...2 General Safety Rules Work Area Safety...2 Electrical Safety...2 Personal Safety...2 Equipment Use and Care...3 Battery Tool Use and Care...3 Service...3 Specific Safety Information...3 MINIPak Safety...4 Description, Specifications and Standard Equipment Description...4 Specifications...4 Standard Equipment...5 Optional Equipment...5 MINIPak Components...5 Icon Legend...6 Pre-Operation Inspection...6 Work Area and Equipment Set Up...6 MINIPak Placement...6 Front Cover/Tilt Stand...6 Connecting The MINIPak...7 Connection Icons...7 Powering The SeeSnake MINIPak...8 Operating Instructions...8 Starting Up...9 Inspecting The Line...9 Locating The Camera Using The Sonde...9 Line Tracing The SeeSnake Pushrod...10 Monitor Settings...10 Maintenance Instructions...11 Cleaning...11 Accessories...11 Transport And Storage...11 Service And Repair...11 Disposal...11 Battery Disposal...11 Troubleshooting...12 Lifetime Warranty...Back Cover ii SeeSnake MINIPak Serial No. Record Serial Number below and retain product serial number which is located on nameplate. Safety Symbols In this operator s manual and on the product, safety symbols and signal words are used to communicate important safety information. This section is provided to improve understanding of these signal words and symbols. This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. DANGER WARNING CAUTION DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. NOTICE NOTICE indicates information that relates to the protection of property. This symbol means read the operator s manual carefully before using the equipment. The operator s manual contains important information on the safe and proper operation of the equipment. This symbol means always wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles when handling or using this equipment to reduce the risk of eye injury. This symbol indicates the risk of electrical shock. General Safety Rules WARNING Read all safety warnings and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. SAVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE! Work Area Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents. Do not operate equipment in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Equipment can create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes. Keep children and by-standers away while operating equipment. Distractions can cause you to lose control. Electrical Safety Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electrical shock if your body is earthed or grounded. Do not expose equipment to rain or wet conditions. Water entering equipment will increase the risk of electrical shock. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the equipment. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock. If operating equipment in a damp location is unavoidable, use a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected supply. Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock. Keep all electrical connections dry and off the ground. Do not touch equipment or plugs with wet hands. This reduces the risk of electrical shock. Personal Safety Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating equipment. Do not use equipment while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating equipment may result in serious personal injury. Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal injuries. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of the equipment in unexpected situations. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving parts. 2 Equipment Use and Care Do not force equipment. Use the correct equipment for your application. The correct equipment will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed. Do not use equipment if the switch does not turn it ON and OFF. Any equipment that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or the battery pack from the equipment before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of injury. Store idle equipment out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the equipment or these instructions to operate the equipment. Equipment can be dangerous in the hands of untrained users. Maintain equipment. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, missing parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the equipment s operation. If damaged, have the equipment repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained equipment. Use the equipment and accessories in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the equipment for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation. Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your equipment. Accessories that may be suitable for one piece of equipment may become hazardous when used with other equipment. Keep handles dry and clean; free from oil and grease. Allows for better control of the equipment. Battery Tool Use And Care Recharge only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with another battery pack. Use equipment only with specifically designated battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create a risk of injury and fire. Do not probe battery with conductive objects. When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws or other small metal objects that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire. Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact acciden - tally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns. Use and store batteries and chargers in dry, appropriate temperature areas. Extreme temperatures and moisture can damage batteries and result in leakage, electrical shock, fire or burns. See charger manual for more information. Do not cover charger while in use. Proper ventilation is required for correct operation. Covering charger in use could result in fire. Properly dispose of batteries. Expo sure to high temperatures can cause the batteries to explode, so do not dispose of in a fire. Some countries have regulations concerning battery disposal. Please follow all applicable regulations. Service Have your equipment serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the equipment is maintained. Remove the batteries and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions: If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into product; If product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions; If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way; or, When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. Specific Safety Information WARNING This section contains important safety information that is specific to this equipment. Read these precautions carefully before using the MINIPak to reduce the risk of electrical shock or other serious personal injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! Keep this manual with the machine for use by the operator. 3 MINIPak Safety An improperly grounded electrical outlet can cause electrical shock and or severely damage equipment. Always check work area for a properly grounded electrical outlet. Presence of a three prong or GFCI outlet does not insure that the outlet is properly grounded. If in doubt, have the outlet inspected by a licensed electrician. Power the MINIPak only with a specifically designated battery or a double insulated power supply. Do not operate this equipment if operator or machine is standing in water. Operating machine while in water increases the risk of electrical shock. The MINIPak is not waterproof. Only the camera and push cable are waterproof. Do not expose the equipment to water or rain. This increases the risk of electrical shock. Do not use where a danger of high voltage contact is present. The equipment is not designed to provide high voltage protection and isolation. Read and understand this operator s manual, the reel operators manual, and the instructions for any other equipment in use and all warnings before operating the MINIPak. Failure to follow all instruction may result in property damage and/or serious personal injury. Always use appropriate personal protective equipment while handling and using equipment in drains. Drains may contain chemicals, bacteria and other substances that may be toxic, infectious, cause burns or other issues. Appropriate personal protective equipment always includes safety glasses, and may include equipment such as drain cleaning gloves or mitts, latex or rubber gloves, face shields, goggles, protective clothing, respirators and steel toed footwear. If using drain cleaning equipment at the same time as using drain inspection equipment, only wear RIDGID Drain Cleaning Gloves. Never grasp the rotating drain cleaning cable with anything else, includ ing other gloves or a rag. They can become wrapped around the cable, causing hand injuries. Only wear latex or rubber gloves under RIDGID Drain Clean er Gloves. Do not use damaged drain cleaning gloves. Practice good hygiene. Use hot, soapy water to wash hands and other exposed body parts exposed to drain contents after handling or using drain inspection equipment. Do not eat or smoke while operating or handling drain inspection equipment. This will help prevent contamination with toxic or infectious material. The EC Declaration of Conformity ( ) will accompany this manual as a separate booklet when required. If you have any question concerning this RIDGID product: Contact your local RIDGID distributor. Visit or to find your local RIDGID contact point. Contact RIDGID Technical Services Department at or in the U.S. and Cana da call (800) Description, Specifications And Standard Equipment Description The SeeSnake MINIPak is a modern, hand-portable monitor and camera control unit for use with a SeeSnake Pipe Inspection diagnostic system. The MINIPak is designed to easily connect with a SeeSnake reel and camera and provide a clear image of the camera s field of view. It provides readily accessible controls for adjusting the camera and the display, and for controlling the 512 Hz in-line Sonde built in to most SeeSnake cameras, which allows the operator to locate the camera when it is underground. The MINIPak also enables the operator to connect an external transmitter to the SeeSnake cable and use a standard locator to line-trace the path of the SeeSnake cable in a pipe. The MINIPak is used in conjunction with any SeeSnake reel configuration (see Figure 8). Other auxiliary equipment used with the SeeSnake MINIPak includes: Rechargeable batteries (Ridge CAT # 32743). A RIDGID locator/receiver (such as the SR-20, the SR-60, the Scout or the NaviTrack II). A RIDGID transmitter (such as the ST-510, the ST-305, the ST-33Q, the NaviTrack Brick or the NaviTrack 10- watt transmitter). The CountPlus Cable Counter cable-measurement system, normally built into SeeSnake pipe inspection systems. Specifications Weight lbs (1.93kg) w/o Battery Dimensions: Depth...14 (35.5 cm) Width...7.6 (19.2 cm) Height...10 (26.8 cm) Power Source VAC/50-60Hz, AC or 18 VDC Rechargeable Battery Battery Type...18 V Li-Ion, 2.2 Ah 4 Power Rating VDC, 25W Operating Environment: Temperature...32 F to 104 F (0 C to 40 C) Humidity...5% to 95% RH Storage Temperature...14 F to 158 F (-10 C to 70 C) Altitude feet (4000 meters) LCD Display: Resolution x 240 Size of LCD Panel...5.7 (144.8 mm) Dot Pitch mm H x 0.12mm x 3 (R,G,B) W Display Size (H x V)...4.6 x 3.47 (117.8 mm x 88.2 mm) Contrast Ratio...350:1 Brightness cd/m2 Standard Equipment MINIPak VAC to VDC Power Converter and Supply Operator s Manual Instructional DVD Optional Equipment Cat # (US) Cat # (EU) 18 V Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Battery Charger Dual Battery Kit with Charger Single Battery Kit with Charger The MINIPak is protected under U.S. and international patents. Image Flip Key Menu Key Combination (Dimmer + Sonde) Figure 2 MINIPak Keypad Carrying Handle DC Jack and Video Port Brightness Key Figure 3 Rear View Zero Key Sonde Key Power Key SeeSnake System Connector Battery Dock Transmitter Clip-on Terminal MINIPak Components Battery MINIPak Keypad Front Cover Monitor Front Cover Release Front Cover Handle Figure 1 MINIPak Components Front Cover/Tilt-Stand Figure 4 Tilt-Stand 5 Icon Legend Power Key Dimmer Key Sonde Key Pre-Operation Inspection WARNING Before each use, inspect your SeeSnake MINIPak and correct any problems to reduce the risk of serious injury from electrical shock or other causes and prevent machine damage. 1. Confirm that the power is off, any external power and cords are disconnected, and the battery is removed. Inspect the cords, cables and connectors for damage or modification. 2. Clean any dirt, oil or other contamination from the SeeSnake MINIPak to aid in inspection and to prevent the unit from slipping from your grip while transporting or using. 3. Inspect the MINIPak for any broken, worn, missing, misaligned or binding parts, or any other condition which might prevent safe, normal operation. 4. Inspect any other equipment being used per its instructions to make sure it is in good usable condition. 5. If any problems are found, do not use the unit until the problems are corrected. Work Area and Equipment Set Up WARNING Zero Key Image Flip Key Set up the MINIPak and work area according to these procedures to reduce the risk of injury from electrical shock, fire, and other causes, and to prevent damage to the MINIPak. 1. Check work area for: Adequate lighting. Flammable liquids, vapors or dust that may ignite. If present, do not work in area until sources have been identified and corrected. The MINIPak is not explosion proof. Electrical connections can cause sparks. Clear, level, stable dry place for operator. Do not use the machine while standing in wa ter. Clear path to electrical outlet, that does not contain any potential sources of damage for the power cord, when using external power. 2. Inspect the work to be done if possible, determine the drain access point(s), size(s) and length(s), presence of drain cleaning chemicals or other chemicals, etc. If chemicals are present, it is important to under stand the specific safety measures required to work around those chemicals. Contact the chemical manufacturer for required information. 3. Determine the correct equipment for the application. The SeeSnake MINIPak is made to view inspections done with an inspection camera. Inspec tion equipment for other applications can be found by consulting the Ridge Tool Catalog, online at or 4. Make sure all equipment has been properly inspected. 5. Evaluate the work area and determine if any barriers are needed to keep bystanders away. Bystanders can distract the operator during use. If working near traffic, erect cones or other barriers to alert drivers. 6. If needed, remove fixture (water closet, sink, etc.) to allow access. MINIPak Placement Place the MINIPak to allow easy access and viewing while manipulating the camera and pushrod for an inspection. Make sure that the location is not wet and will not let the MINIPak and other equipment get wet during use. The MINIPak is not waterproof and exposure to wet conditions can cause electrical shock or equipment damage. Place camera and reel as instructed in their Operator s Manual. Ensure the MINIPak and cable reel are stable. Front Cover/Tilt Stand The MINIPak front cover protects the unit during transportation and storage. When operating in its horizontal position (not tilted), the front cover helps to reduce glare. 6 If desired, the front cover and its handle can be used as a tilt stand for easier viewing. 1. Tilt the unit back slightly and then pull forward on the front cover latch to free the rotating front cover. 2. Rotate the front cover and front cover handle toward the bottom of the unit until it latches in place. the connectors, align the guide pin to the guide socket, push the connector straight in and tighten the outer locking sleeve. NOTE! A guide ridge molded into the top of the cable connector will point up when the plug is correctly aligned. Connection Icons SeeSnake System Connector Video In Plug Transmitter Clip-on Terminal 15-19V MINIPak Power Jack SeeSnake System Connector Figure 5 MINIPak with Tilt Stand Deployed Guide Ridge 3. To return the front cover to its horizontal position, squeeze the front cover handle and latch together to release, and rotate upward until it latches in position. Connecting the MINIPak SeeSnake System Connector Battery Dock Transmitter Clip-on Terminal Figure 7 Connecting System Plug To CCU NOTICE When connecting/disconnecting the SeeSnake system cable, turn only the locking sleeve. To prevent damage, do not bend or twist the connector or cable. External Monitor 4. The MINIPak may be used with an external SeeSnake monitor by connecting an RCA cable from the Video Out port on the external monitor. Connect the other end of the cable to the yellow MINIPak video input port on the back of the MINIPak, marked with. DC Jack and Video Port Figure 6 DVDPak Connections SeeSnake System Cable Unwrap the SeeSnake System Cable from its holder and match the System Cable plug to the matching SeeSnake System Connector on the MINIPak. To join 7 SeeSnake MINIPak Figure 8 MINIPak with SeeSnake Powering The SeeSnake MINIPak The SeeSnake MINIPak can either be powered with RIDGID Li-Ion rechargeable battery or plugged in to an outlet using a supplied AC/DC power converter. Battery power is the preferred powering method to reduce the risk of electrical shock. Additionally, the power converter is not rated for outdoor use and should only be used indoors. Battery Power With dry hands, slide a fully charged battery onto the battery dock on the back of the MINIPak. Make sure that the battery locks onto the dock. See the Battery Charger operator s manual for more information. Batteries supplied for the MINIPak are rated at 2.2 amphours. When fully charged, depending on use (recording time, etc.) the MINIPak will run for approximately 5 hours (actual time may vary). Battery Status on screen indicator indicates battery
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