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Hardware V3

Familiarize yourself with the µPULSE components before setting up the instrument.


Front View

µPULSE - Front View



LED Indicator

The LED indicator displays instrument status or behavior.

White to GreenProtocol is running.
Yellow (Blinking)Protocol is paused and awaiting further execution.
RedAn error has occurred or the system detects a failure.
MulticolorµPULSE is idle.


Power Button

The power button turns the µPULSE on or off. Press the button once to turn on the device. To turn off the device, it is preferred to shut down the system by tapping the SHUTDOWN button on the Home Screen.


The various colors of the power button indicate the following status and behavior.

Red (Blinking)µPULSE is starting on or turning off.
Red (Solid) µPULSE is already stabilized and successfully connected to the software.
GreenµPULSE is ready for use.


Rotating Release Lever

Rotate the lever from left to right to open the chip cover.


Touch Screen

The touch screen controls the µPulse software.


Chip Cover

The chip cover securely holds the chip in place.



Permeate Collector

The permeate collector transfers waste liquids from the chip to the permeate bottle.

Permeate Collector



Permeate Bottle Door

The permeate bottle door keeps the permeate bottle covered. You can easily check the liquid level through the window in the door.



Permeate Bottle

The instrument accepts both 50 mL conical tubes (using the supplied tube stands) or a 125 mL bottle.

Tube Stands for Conical Tubes



Transfer Tubing

The transfer tubing connects to the chip for aspirating and returning the sample and/or buffer to the 50 mL tubes. It can be single-use or cleaned for reuse. See Chip Maintenance for more information.


New Transfer Tubing



Sample and Buffer Tube (Positions)

The left input of the µPULSE is for your sample. The right input can be used for additional sample or buffer. The system is compatible with all common varieties of 50 mL and 15 mL conical tubes.


50 mL Sample Tube and Buffer Tube



Balance Pad

The balance pad detects and calculates volume changes when the µPULSE is running profiles.

New Balance Pad



µPULSE Balance Pad



Tube Adapters

The tube adapters couple the 15 or 50 mL conical tube to the system's balance pad.

New 50 mL Tube Adapter


New 15 mL Tube Adapter






Back View



µPULSE - Back View




The CAN Bus connects µPULSE software with the supported µPULSE accessories.


Ethernet Port

The Ethernet port connects the µPULSE instrument to the Internet through hard-wire.


Universal Serial Bus (USB) Backup

The USB Backup is used as a backup storage if the MicroSD Card in the device has failed.


Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port

Connect your USB drive to save your logs or to update the µPULSE software manually if an Internet connection is not available. It may also be used by support for debugging or troubleshooting purposes.


Reset Button

The reset button is used to factory reset the device if required.


Power Entry

The power entry is where you plug in the power cable. See also, Electrical Requirements.


Power Switch

The power switch connects the µPULSE 220 V voltage to the device.




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