ESS™ 2-SWITCH™ KIT
Designed to help our customers to daily use our 2-SWITCH™
To learn how to connect the 2-Switch™ on the Switchboard, go to the ESS™ section.
Concerning the tubing connection:
- Cut the 1/16’’ OD tubing to the desired length, leaving a square-cut face.
- Slide the nut over the tubing with the nut thread facing the tubing end being connected.
- Slip the ferrule over the tubing, with the tapered portion of the ferrule facing the nut.
- Insert the assembly into the receiving port, and while holding the tubing firmly against the bottom of the port, tighten the nut finger tight.
- To check the tightness of your connection, you may pull gently on the tubing: it must stay fitted in the ferrule and nut.
- The 2-SWITCH™ device can only be connected with 1/16’’ OD tubing.
The 2-SWITCH™ can only be connected with 1/16’’ OD tubing and the provided fittings. There is a wide variety of materials and internal diameters available with 1/16’’ tubing to suit your application. However, if you have constraints on your fluidic set-up that force you to use tubing of other external diameters than 1/16’’, a wide range of adaptors and unions are available from the fittings suppliers, to make a junction between your specific tubing and the 2-SWITCH™ tubing.
Warning: Please note that sleeves cannot be used directly in the 2-SWITCH™ fluidic ports (risks of trapping the smaller tubing and possible non-tight connection).
If you are planning to use a 2-SWITCH™ as a fluidic on/off switch, you will need to plug either port #1 or port #2 on the 2-SWITCH™. For example, if you plug port #2, when in Position 2 the common port will be connected to the plug inside the 2-SWITCH™. As there is still some internal volume inside the 2-SWITCH™ (12µL per position), it is better to fill the 2-SWITCH™ in Position 2 with distilled water before connecting the plug to close the position. This way, during the experiment when the valve is actuated in Position 2 to close a path, there will be no air bubble and a minimal liquid displacement in the Position 2, as it will have already been filled with liquid.
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