PLEASE READ these instructions before operating your unit, incorrect operation may damage the unit and void your warranty.
portable, 16 x 20 x 9 inches
flexible light guide output to eyes or body; tripod holder
xenon arc lamp, full spectrum plasma source
multifunction remote control with LED nanometer readout
LCD glasses providing adjustable flash rate for use with eyes
adjustable color bandwidth, 10 to 50 nanometers
The XM is a sensitive optical instrument, it requires the same care in handling as a camera or telescope might. Please be aware of the following precautions to avoid damage to the instrument:
When setting the unit down after carrying it, place it gently on the
floor or surface. Dropping the unit from a height of even a half-inch or
inch can affect the internal alignment; think of it as a camera.
The XM consists of several components: (1) the main unit is the large black suitcase. This contains the optics and power supplies. (2) the computer is an ivory colored plastic box with three cables coming out of the front. The center cable from the computer plugs into the main unit. (3) the hand controller has three buttons and an LED display that the operator uses to control the unit. It plugs into the computer. (4) LCD glasses optionally can plug into the computer, if it is desired to have a flash rate for applying color through the eyes. (5) the light guide connector plugs into the main unit and channels the light from the main unit, through the light guide to the lens tube , from which it shines. (6) the light guide can be held by hand, or supported by a tripod stand. On the top of the stand is a flexible gooseneck and a clamp that holds onto the lens tube.
Before plugging anything in, ensure that the power is turned off on the main unit. Both of the toggle switches should be pointed down towards the case bottom. The main unit power cord is the twist-lock type. Align the lugs of the power cable to the connector in the main unit. Insert the connector, then twist to lock it on. You must twist in the opposite direction when you want to take it off.
The electronics are easy to plug in. All of the cables have lettered codes on them which match the other end of the cable. First plug in the computer box to the main unit. The long center cable on the computer, marked M, plugs into the connector, marked M, on the main unit.
The hand controller, marked H, plugs into the cable on the computer marked H. The glasses, marked G, plug into the computer cable marked G. There is an extension cord provided for the glasses if you need a longer cord.
Please be careful you don't mix up any of these connectors, simply follow the letter codes and you shouldnt go wrong. DO NOT plug any of these units into telephone equipment, even though the connectors look like the same kind. Similarly do NOT use any telephone type extension cords if you need a longer cord. These are special cables and telephone cables are of a different type.
The light guide connector plugs into the main unit. After the connector is seated, screw in the thumbscrew on the main unit to hold it in place. Tighten up the screw until the connector is snug. Note the curve in the light guide cable near the connector. This is intentional. It acts to relieve strain on the cable. You should orient the cable curve in the general direction in which you are using the cable.
The lens tube may be held in the clamp on the tripod. The clamp should
be fastened on the end of the lens tube opposite the lens (where
the cable comes in). This gives the best balance and leverage. When adjusting
the clamp / lens tube for proper positioning, do not twist on the clamp
end. Instead if you want a twisting orientation, place that on the gooseneck
or tripod instead. If you try to twist the clamp itself, you may loosen
the adjusting nut, which must remain tighted down for precise positioning.
After the main power is turned on, you may then turn on the lamp power. The unit will reinitialize itself and relocate the limit switch.
When turning the unit OFF, it is important to properly cool the lamp and electronics. For this reason, always turn off the lamp power first. What we suggest is that you feel for the switches in the darkened room. The lamp switch has the tag on it, so it should be the last switch to be turned on, and the first switch to be turned off. Always feel the switch first before turning the power off, then you are less likely to make a mistake.
If you DO turn off the main power switch first, by mistake, don't panic. Simply turn off both switches, and turn on the main power again. This will start the fan and let the unit cool off.
After turning off the lamp, allow the exit air from the fan to cool off first before turning off the main power switch. This usually takes five minutes or so.
If you have to turn the lamp back on, always wait first until it has cooled off, before turning it on again. This will prolong the life of the lamp.
Another guideline that maximizes lamp life is to leave the lamp on a
minimum of 10 minutes, each time you turn it on. I.e., dont turn it on
for a couple minutes, then turn it off again, repeatedly.
The middle button of the hand controller is used to select from a menu of commands that are available. And since the unit is programmable, as more commands or functions are desired, they can be added easily.
The first press of the middle button will bring up a display on the LED that looks like "underlines":__" This means that the unit is in menu mode and it is asking you to make a selection. You choose from the menu items by using the right and left buttons to "scroll" thru the list of available items. Each press of the right button will show you a new two letter code. These codes are mnemonics for the function they represent:
__ indicates you are in the menu mode
FL adjusts the flash rate of the LCD glasses
SA save a nanometer position for later recall
rE recall a saved nanometer position
WH go to white "color"
AL alternate, or scan between two settings
CA calibration function
If you make a mistake and go past the item you want, simply use the
left key to go backwards to the previous menu items. Once you have decided
which menu item you want, then press the middle button again. This selects
it and causes that function to occur. (If you pressed the middle button
by mistake and you dont want any item at all, just ensure that the underlines
are displayed and then press the middle button.)