L-SC-001-030

Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper

Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper

Description

The Self-contained Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper is a field-proven, high performance wiping system designed for the Seapoint fluorometers.

Features

  • Highly effective brush technology for both marine and fresh water
  • Precision on-board clock for accurate wipe interval timing
  • Simple sensor installation and operation with user-replaceable brush
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The Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper is a mechanical wiper system designed to fit easily to the Seapoint Fluorometer. Using a regular gentle brushing action, the Hydro-Wiper keeps the optical window of the Seapoint Fluorometer clean from bio-fouling and other unwanted deposits such as mud. The Hydro-Wiper reduces the need for costly site visits to manually clean the instrument, maintaining data integrity throughout long deployments.
What's Included:
  • (1) Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper self-contained system
  • (1) Field kit
  • (1) Operations manual
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Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper L-SC-001-030 Self-contained Hydro-Wiper for Seapoint fluorometer, 30m depth rating
$1664.00
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Zebra-Tech Seapoint Fluorometer Hydro-Wiper L-SC-001-100 Self-contained Hydro-Wiper for Seapoint fluorometer, 100m depth rating
$1892.00
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Questions & Answers

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How long will the batteries last?
The battery life depends on the Wipe Interval. With a 2 hour wipe interval, the Hydro-Wiper will last over 4 months in the field.
How long is the electrical cable?
The Hydro-wiper is fitted with 1 meter of cable between the wiper body and control housing. The length of the cable required depends on the type of installation and additional cable can be fitted at the factory. Contact a Fondriest sales representative at 937-426-2151 for more information and help ordering a custom length cable.
Can this wiper be used with the Seapoint UV sensors?
Yes. As all the Seapoint Fluorometers are physically the same, the Hydro-Wiper "L" model will fit any Seapoint Chlorophyll, Fluorescein, Rhodamine or UV Fluorometer.
How/where is the wiper brush mounted? The fluorometers have the 2 posts around sensor window...how does the wiper spin over the sensor window with the posts?
The Hydro-Wiper for these fluorometers have a 3 sided brush, that passes through the sensor posts wiping all 3 windows simultaneously. Please note that the 2 optical windows in the posts need to be flush with the posts, otherwise debris can accumulate. Seapoint Fluorometers that are more than 4 years old may have a recessed window. These can be returned to Seapoint, who will fill the recess so that it is flush with the post. Recent Seapoint Fluorometers are manufactured with flush windows.

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