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Gen 3: Routine Service Checklist

1. Inspect Unit and Clean Filters:
  • Inspect and clean inline nozzle circuit filter
  • Inspect and clean inlet water filter

2. Note Controller Info:

  • Confirm clock day and time is correct.
  • Note indicated insecticide level (bars) and compare to actual level
  • Note AUTO Cycle times and durations
  • Note Remote Mist Duration

3. Note and Reset info in DATA Menu

  • TMC (total mist cycles) – reset by pressing and holding Green ► until 0 is displayed
  • TMM (total mist minutes) – reset by pressing and holding Green ► until 0 is displayed
  • RMC (remote mist cycles) – reset by pressing and holding Green ► until 0 is displayed
  • If Leak Detection is installed, check and note AFR (average nozzle flow rate).  If a Zone Kit is installed, check and note AFR1 and AFR2.
  • Target AFR is 40 ml/min.  Acceptable range is 32 – 50 ml/min.
  • NFR (target per nozzle flow rate)
  • TOL (flow rate error tolerance)  See Gen 3 Setup:  Leak Detection and TOLerance

4.  Remove Empty Bottle and Prepare New Bottle

  • Remove empty bottle from coupler and remove Plus Cap from pour port. (Pressing button on coupler will free bottle for removal.)
  • Dispose of the empty bottle, strictly following label instructions or regulations regarding disposal.
  • Remove factory cap and seal from pour port on new bottle.
  • 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 new bottle into coupler.

5.  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.

6. Test Misting Unit and Nozzle Circuit

  • Run Inspect (INS from Maintenance Menu)
  • Confirm pump pressure is 250 psi (on smallest zone)
  • If necessary, adjust pump pressure by turning adjustment screw in port located at lower left rear corner of unit with a flathead screwdriver.
  • 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.

7.  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

8.  Prepare Unit for Operation

  • Confirm AUTO Cycle times and durations
  • Confirm Remote Mist duration
  • Ensure System Mode is set as desired.  AUTO Everyday is the most common mode.
  • Close lid and lock
  • Secure key in a safe location