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I5S Front panel and PC board

Ohaus Corporation
29 Hanover Road
Florham Park NJ
07932-0900

INDICATOR Standard
Industrial Electronic
Weight Indicator
Model I5S

Instruction Manual

Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment are not


permitted. See manual for replacement parts.
NOTE
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
This Class A, digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference.
Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement
sur le material broilleur du Canada.
This device corresponds to requirements stipulated in 90/384/EEC and
features radio interference suppression in compliance with valid EC
Regulation 89/336/EEC. Note: The displayed value may be adversely
affected under extreme electromagnetic influences, eg. when using a
radio unit in the immediate vicinity of the device. Once the interference has
been rectified, the product can once again be used for its intended purpose. The
device may have to be switched on again.
Cet appareil correspond aux exigences selon la norme 90/384/CEE et est dparasit
conformment la directive de la CE 89/336/CEE en vigueur. Remarque: Dans des
conditions dinfluences lectromagntiques extrmes, par exemple en cas
dexploitation dun appareil radio proximit immdiate de Iappareil la valeur
daffichage risque dtre influence. Une fois que linfluence parasite est termine,
le produit peut tre de nouveau utilis de manire conforme aux prescriptions; le cas
chant, il est ncessaire de le remettre en marche.
Dieses Gert entspricht den Anforderungen nach 90/384/EWG und ist funkentstrt
entsprechend der geltenden EG-Richtlinie 89/336/EWG. Hinweis: Unter extremen
elektromagnetischen Einflssen z.B. bei Betreiben eines Funkgertes in unmittelbarer
Nhe des Gertes kann eine Beeinflussung des Anzeigewertes verursacht werden.
Nach Ende des Streinflusses ist das Produkt wieder bestimmungsgemss benutzbar,
ggfs. ist ein Wiedereinschalten erforderlich.
CLASSIFICATIONS The I5S has been tested and found to comply with the following
standards:
National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44 Class III and IIIL

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction and Installation
Introduction ........................................................................................
Description .........................................................................................
Unpacking ..........................................................................................
Assembly ............................................................................................
Scale Base Connections ....................................................................
Capacity Card ....................................................................................
Closing and Setup Protection ............................................................
Power Options ....................................................................................
AC Adapter .........................................................................................
Battery Installation .............................................................................
Turning the I5S ON ............................................................................
Display Indicator Functions ................................................................
To turn the I5S OFF ...........................................................................

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Chapter 2 Setup and Calibration .......................................................


Setup Mode and the I5S Menu Structure ...........................................
To Access the Main Menu and Change Settings ...............................
To Exit a Submenu, Save Settings and Return to the Main Menu ....
To Exit the Main Menu and Return to the Weighing Mode ................
I5S Menu Structure Chart ..................................................................
Setup Submenu .................................................................................
Legal for Trade ...................................................................................
Zero ....................................................................................................
Calibration Unit ..................................................................................
Full Scale Capacity ............................................................................
Graduation Size .................................................................................
Calibration Point .................................................................................
Menu Lock-out Switch Setting ...........................................................
End/Store Settings .............................................................................
Scale Submenu ..................................................................................
Reset to Factory Settings ...................................................................
Averaging Level .................................................................................
Stability Level .....................................................................................
Unit Selection .....................................................................................
Auto-Zero Tracking ............................................................................
Auto-Off Timer ....................................................................................
Retain Zero Data ................................................................................
End/Store Settings .............................................................................
Calibration Submenu .........................................................................
Procedure ...........................................................................................

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Chapter 2 Setup and Calibration (Cont.)


RS232 Submenu ................................................................................
Menu Protection .................................................................................
Legal for Trade Sealing ......................................................................
Audit Trail Seal ...................................................................................
Paper seal ..........................................................................................
Lead and Wire Seal ...........................................................................

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Chapter 3 Operation ..........................................................................


Selecting a Weighing Unit ..................................................................
Weighing ............................................................................................
Re-Zeroing .........................................................................................

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Chapter 4 Troubleshooting ................................................................


Troubleshooting .................................................................................
Error Codes ........................................................................................
Care and Maintenance .......................................................................
Service Information ............................................................................

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Chapter 5 Specifications, Replacement Parts and Accessories ........


Specifications .....................................................................................
Replacement Parts .............................................................................
Accessories ........................................................................................

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Introduction and Installation

Chapter 1
Intr
oduction and
Introduction
Installation
If the I5S indicator has already
been installed, you may skip most
of this chapter. You may however
need to refer back to it if you change
scale bases or the power supply,
or need to access the menu lockout switch.
This chapter contains the following information:
Introduction and description.
Unpacking the indicator.
Scale base connections.
Power connections.
Turning the I5S indicator ON.

Introduction and Installation

Introduction
This manual covers installation, operation and troubleshooting for the Ohaus I5S
Indicator Standard. To ensure proper operation of the indicator, please read this
manual completely.

Description
The Ohaus I5S Indicator Standard is a rugged, reliable electronic weight indicator
that is made in the U.S.A. and is designed to be easy to operate. It can be easily
connected to Ohaus or other brands of Scale Bases. The I5S Indicator has been
NTEP tested and found to comply with Class III and IIIL requirements of NIST HB44
for 1:5000 performance in pounds, kilograms, ounces or grams. The I5S Indicator
can be wall, bench or tower mounted. The I5S Indicator can drive up to four 350
ohm load cells and provides capacity selections up to 10,000 lbs/kgs with a
maximum resolution of 1:20,000. The indicator is constructed of extruded
aluminum with removable plastic end caps and is extremely durable. The I5S
operates from six Alkaline "C" batteries and can also be powered externally using
the AC adapter supplied. A six and a half digit LCD display which is 0.6 inches/
1.5 centimeters in height provides easy visibility when working at distances from
the indicator. Two switches mounted on the front panel enable simple set up of
configuration and feature parameters. A menu lock-out switch can be set to lock
out various functions of the indicator to prevent settings from being changed.
Accessories include: an RS232 Interface Kit, a Wall Mount Accessory kit, and a
Tower Mounting Accessory Kit.

I5S INDICATOR Standard

Introduction and Installation

Unpacking
Unpack the I5S indicator at the installation site and verify that the following items
were included in the carton:

an AC Adapter
a capacity card
a warranty card
instruction manual

2 security screws
2 washers

It is recommended to save the carton and packing material for storing, transporting
the indicator or returning it for service.

Assembly
Assembly consists of making the necessary electrical connections, and applying
power to the unit.

Scale Base Connections


1.

Remove two screws from the right


end cap using a phillips screwdriver.

2.

Slide the printed circuit board partially out of the housing and disconnect the battery cable connector.

Battery Cable
Connector

Power
Connector
End Cap

Housing

3.

Pass the scale base cable through


the liquid tight connector on the end
cap.

Liquid Tight
Connector
Terminal Block for
Scale Base Wire
Connections
(Bottom)

Introduction and Installation


4.

5.

6.

Connect the scale base wires to the


terminal block located on the bottom of the printed circuit board as
shown in the illustration.
Reconnect the battery connector to
the circuit board.

Bottom View
PC Board

Push the circuit board back into the


housing.
Scale Base Wire Connections

Capacity Card
Type or write the capacity and readability data for the scale base on one of the
perforated cards and slide it under the
front panel label near the display.

Closing and Setup Protection


If the setup information (explained in
Chapter 2) does not need to be protected from unauthorized changes,
position the battery cable coming from
the end cap into the slot on the end of
the PC board, then replace the end
cap.
If you intend to lock out changes to the
setup selections you make, leave the
end cap in position but do not tighten
the screws. You will need to access
the menu lockout switch located on
the circuit board following the setup
procedure.

+ EXCITATION
+ SIGNAL
- EXCITATION
- SIGNAL
GROUND

Lock-out
Switch

If the unit is being powered by batteries during setup rather than the AC
adapter, and you want to lock out
setup changes, replace the end cap
now and remove it after setup to set
the menu lock-out switch.

Off
On

Top View
PC Board

Battery Cable
Connector

Slot for Battery


Cable

Introduction and Installation

Power Options
The I5S may be operated using the AC
Adapter supplied, or 6 Alkaline C batteries (not supplied). It is recommended
that when the I5S is operated from batteries, the Auto-Off Timer feature may
be turned on to extend battery life.
AC Adapter
Plug the AC adapter connector into the
receptacle in the right end cap and plug
the adapter into a convenient AC outlet.
Battery Installation
1.

Remove the two screws from the


left end cap using a phillips screwdriver.

2.

Remove the end cap.

3.

Insert 6 Alkaline "C" batteries in the


battery compartment orienting the
positive (+) and negative (-) ends as
shown on the label at the rear of the
indicator.

4.

Replace the end cap and


two screws.
6 "C" Size Alkaline
Batteries
End Cap

Introduction and Installation

Turning The I5S ON


After all connections have been made,
turn the I5S ON by pressing

When first turned on, all display segments and enabled indicators will light
briefly, and then clear. This is followed
by the software revision Sr n.n and if
Legal for Trade (LFT) is ON, a calibration event counter (AC xxx) and a
feature event counter (FC xxx).

Display Indicator Functions

lobAt

lb

Lights when scale is at center


of zero within + 1/4 d.

kg

Lights to indicate current


weighing unit is kilograms.

Indicates low battery condition.

Lights to indicate current


weighing unit is grams.

Indicates negative value.

oz

Lights to indicate current


weighing unit is avoirdupois
ounces.

Lights to indicate current


weighing unit is pounds.

To turn the I5S OFF,


Press and hold

until the display

indicates OFF, then release it.

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Indicates displayed value is


stable.

Setup and Calibration

Chapter 2
Setup and
Calibration
The Setup mode enables you to
program and calibrate the I5S.
When you first install the I5S, you
must use the Setup mode to enter
information about the scale base
being used and to perform calibration. You may also use it to program options that will customize
the I5S for your specific weighing
requirements.
This Chapter explains how to:
Access and use the Setup
mode.
Calibrate the indicator.
Prevent unauthorized setup
changes using the menu lockout switch.
Seal the indicator for Legal for
Trade installations.

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Setup and Calibration

Setup Mode and the I5S Menu Structure


Programmable features of the I5S are contained in menus which are accessed in
the Setup mode. The chart on page 2-3 shows how these menus are structured.
To access the main menu and change settings:
1.

Make sure the indicator is OFF and the menu protection lockout switch on the
PC board is in the OFF position.

2.

Press and hold

until SETUP is displayed, then release it.

For first time setup, you must go through all of the submenus to configure the
indicator. After the indicator is in use, you can make changes to individual settings
and bypass others.
The following rules apply when using the setup mode:
Press
Press

to enter the displayed submenu or select a displayed setting.

to change the displayed submenu or setting.

To exit a submenu, save settings and return to the main menu:


Repeatedly press

until END is displayed, then press

To exit the main menu and return to the weighing mode:


You must be in the main menu with either SETUP, SCALE, CAL or RS232
displayed.
Repeatedly press

until END is displayed, then press

to the weighing mode.

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to exit and return

Setup and Calibration

I5S Menu Structure Chart


MAIN MENU

SETUP
Legal For Trade
ON or OFF
Zero
2%, 100%
Calibration Unit
lb or kg
Full Scale Capacity
5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25,
30, 40, 50, 60, 75,
100, 125, 150, 200,
250, 300, 400, 500,
600, 700, 750, 1000,
1500, 2000, 2500,
3000, 5000, 7500,
10000
Graduation Size
.0005, .001, .002,
.005, .01, .02, .05,
.1, .2, .5, 1, 2, 5, 10
Calibration Point
5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25,
30, 40, 50, 60, 75,
100, 125, 150, 200,
250, 300, 400, 500,
600, 700, 750, 1000,
1500, 2000, 2500,
3000, 5000, 7500,
10000

RS232

CAL

SCALE

CALIBRATION
perform

Reset
to Factory
Settings

END

NOTE:
RS232 menu appears only
when RS232 option is
installed.

Averaging Level
HI or LO
Stability Level
0.5, 1 or 3
Units
lb

ON or OFF

kg

ON or OFF

oz

ON or OFF

ON or OFF

End
Auto Zero Tracking
0.5, 1, 3 or OFF*
Auto Off Timer
ON (2 min.) or OFF
Retain Zero Data
ON or OFF
End/Store Settings

Menu Lockout Switch


Setup
Scale
Cal
RS232
End

ON or OFF
ON or OFF
ON or OFF
ON or OFF

End/Store Settings

Press

to enter the displayed submenu

or select a displayed setting.


Press

to change the displayed submenu

or setting.

* Not available with LFT set to ON


Factory default settings are shown in underlined and boldface type.

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Setup and Calibration

Setup Submenu
1.

With the indicator OFF, press and


hold

until SETUP is dis-

played, then release it.


2.

When SETUP is displayed, press


to enter the submenu. The
first parameter, Legal For Trade, will
be displayed.

Legal For Trade (LFT)


This parameter is used to configure the
I5S for Legal for Trade or non Legal for
Trade use. Setting this parameter to ON
automatically sets certain parameters for
legal for trade requirements, disables
others, and limits overall display resolution to 1:5,000.
To access the current setting (ON or
OFF), press

when LFT is dis-

played.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

. To proceed to the

next parameter (Zero), press


when LFT is displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu. To exit main
menu and return to a weighing mode,
repeatedly press
played then press

until END is dis. The scale is

now in a weighing mode.

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SETUP MENU
FACTORY DEFAULTS

Legal for Trade


OFF
Zero
100% Calibration
Unit
lb Full Scale
Capacity 5000
Graduation Size
1
Calibration Point
5000
Menu Lock-out Switch
Setup
ON
Scale
ON
Calibration
ON
RS232
ON

Setup and Calibration


Zero
Zero specifies the percentage of full
capacity load (2% or 100%) that may be
cleared by pressing

A 2% Zero setting is used for hopper scales or other large scales


where an accidental zero would
lose the current weight. A 2% Zero
is also required for Canadian Legal for Trade applications. Bench
and counter scales normally use
100% Zero setting.

To access the current setting, press


when ZERO is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Calibration Unit), press

when ZERO is

displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration

Calibration Unit
The I5S may be calibrated using pounds
or kilograms. Select the desired calibration unit as follows:
To access the current setting (lb or kg),
press
1.

when CAL UN is displayed.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Full


Scale Capacity), press

when CAL

UN is displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration

Full Scale Capacity


The maximum capacity of the load receiver is entered for Full Scale Capacity
using the same weighing unit selected
for the Calibration Unit.

If Legal for Trade is selected, resolution will be limited to a maximum


of 5,000 divisions.

To access the current setting, press


when FS CAP is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Graduation Size), press

when FS CAP is

displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Available Capacities
5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40,
50, 60, 75, 100, 125,150, 200,
250, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700,
750, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500,
3000, 5000
5000, 7500, 10000

Setup and Calibration

Graduation Size
This parameter specifies the increments
in which the display will count.
If Legal For Trade is set to ON, resolution (Capacity Graduations) is limited
to a maximum of 5000 divisions. The
graduation selections available are limited by the capacity entered under Full
Scale Capacity to prevent a combination
which exceeds 5,000 divisions.
If the graduation size selected does not
meet the resolution requirement, the
Setup menu cannot be exited. An error
message is displayed and you are automatically returned to the GRAD parameter. A valid graduation value must be
selected.
To access the current setting, press
when GRAD is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Calibration Point), press

when GRAD

is displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Complete List of Graduation


Selections
.0005, .001, .002,
.005, .01, .02, .05,
.1, .2, .5, 1, 2, 5, 10

Setup and Calibration


Calibration Point
The calibration point is the weight value
that will be used to calibrate the I5S. The
available values are listed in the adjacent table. A value equal to or less than
the full scale capacity value must be
selected.
Available Values
To access the current setting, press
when CAL PT is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Menu


Lockout Switch Setting), press
when CAL PT is displayed.
To exit the Setup submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40,


50, 60, 75, 100, 125, 150,
200, 250, 300, 400, 500,
600, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000,
2500, 3000, 5000
5000, 7500,
10000

Setup and Calibration

Menu Lockout Switch Setting


The menu lock-out switch must be in the
OFF position to change settings in this
menu. This menu specifies which submenus will be locked out when the menu
lockout switch is enabled. An ON setting
locks out the selected menus. To access
the current settings (ON or OFF), press
when LOCSW is displayed.
NOTE
NOTE: When Legal for Trade is set ON,
you are required to lock the Setup and Cal
menus.
1. The first submenu -SETUP- will be
displayed.
to access the current

2.

Press
setting.

3.

To change the displayed setting,


.

press
4.

To accept the displayed setting, press


. To proceed to the next
submenu, press
.

Set each submenu in the same manner.


When END is displayed, press

to

return to the Setup submenu.


To exit the Setup submenu and store your
settings, press
press

to display END, then

to return to the main menu.

To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press


is displayed then press

until END
. The scale

is now in a weighing mode.


End/Store Settings
You must use END to exit store Setup
submenu settings. If you do not use END
to exit the submenu, settings you have
made will not be stored.

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(when option is installed)

Setup and Calibration

Scale Submenu
If you are already in the main menu, you
until SCALE
can repeatedly press
is displayed. If you are not already in the
main menu, proceed as follows:
1.

With the indicator OFF, press and


until SETUP is dis-

hold

played, then release it.


2.

Press

3.

When SCALE is displayed, press

to display SCALE.

to enter the Scale submenu.


The first parameter, Reset to Factory Settings, will be displayed.
Reset to Factory Settings
This parameter is used to reset all scale
submenu parameters to the factory default settings outlined in the adjacent
table.
To reset all scale submenu settings,
press

when RESET is displayed.

When

is released, DONE will be

displayed briefly, indicating RESET is


completed.
To proceed to the next parameter (Averaging Level), press

when RE-

SET is displayed.
To exit the Scale submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.

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SCALE MENU
FACTORY DEFAULTS

Averaging Level
Stability Level
Units:
lb
kg
g
oz
Auto Zero Tracking
Auto Off Timer
Retain Zero Data

LO
0.5d
ON
ON
ON
ON
0.5d
OFF
OFF

Setup and Calibration

Reset to Factory Settings (Cont.)


To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

Averaging Level
Averaging level compensates for vibration or excessive air currents on the
scale base. During operation, the indicator continually takes weight readings
from the load cell. Successive readings
are then digitally processed to achieve a
stabilized display. Using this feature,
you specify how much processing you
need.
HI and LO settings are available.
HI setting:
More processing, greater stability and
slower stabilization time.
LO setting:
Less processing, less stability and faster
stabilization time.
To access the current setting, press
when AL is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

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Setup and Calibration

To proceed to the next parameter (Stability Level), press

when AL is

displayed.
To exit the Scale submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration

Stability Level
The stability level specifies how much a
displayed weight may change (in graduations) while the stability indicator remains ON. When the displayed weight
changes beyond the allowable range,
the stability indicator turns OFF. Stability values of 0.5, 1 or 3 graduations may
be selected.
To access the current setting, press
when STAB is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Unit


Selection), press

when STAB is

displayed.
To exit the Scale submenu and store
your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration

Unit Selection
The I5S permits you to display weight in
pounds, kilograms, ounces and grams.
To enable or disable various weighing
units, use the following procedure.
To access the current settings, press
when UNITS is displayed.
The first unit, lb will be displayed.
1.

to access the current

Press
setting.

2.

To change the displayed setting,


press

3.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next unit, press

Set each unit in the same manner.


to

When END is displayed, press


return to the Scale submenu.

To proceed to the next parameter (Auto


Zero Tracking), press

when UNITS

is displayed. To exit the Scale submenu


and store your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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NOTE: ON is the default setting


for lb, kg, oz, and g.

Setup and Calibration

Auto Zero Tracking


Auto Zero Tracking compensates for
changes in zero reading due to temperature changes or build up of small
amounts of debris on the scale base
platform. Select (0.5, 1, or 3 divisions or
OFF), the value of weight change that
the indicator will disregard in order to
maintain a zero reading.
Auto Zero Tracking occurs only when
the display indicates zero regardless of
the load on the scale base.
NOTE
NOTE: If LFT is set ON, the Auto-Zero
Tracking OFF setting is not available.
To access the current setting, press
when Auto-0 is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Auto


Off Timer), press

when Auto-0 is

displayed.
To exit the Auto-Zero Tracking submenu
and store your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration


Auto Off Timer
This parameter can be set to automatically turn the I5S off when it is idle for
more than 2 minutes. This is especially
useful when the unit is being battery
operated and will extend the battery life
significantly. This feature can also be
switched off
To access the current setting, press
when A OFF is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To proceed to the next parameter (Retain Zero Data), press

when

A OFF is displayed.
To exit the Auto-Off Timer submenu and
store your settings, repeatedly press
until END is displayed, then press
to return to the main menu.
To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.

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Setup and Calibration

Retain Zero Data


Set this parameter to ON to save zero
data in permanent storage in case the
indicator is turned off or power is lost.
This feature is used primarily in hopper
and tank scale applications where loss
of weight data will have serious consequences.
To access the current setting, press
when RETAIN is displayed.
1.

To change the displayed setting,


press

2.

To accept the displayed setting,


press

To exit the Retain Zero submenu and


store your settings, press
play END, then press

to disto return to

the main menu.


To exit main menu and return to a weighing mode, repeatedly press
END is displayed then press

until
. The

scale is now in a weighing mode.


End/Store Settings
You must use END to exit store Scale
submenu settings. If you do not use END
to exit the submenu, settings you have
made will not be stored.

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Setup and Calibration

Calibration Submenu
The calibration menu is used to perform
calibration.
If you are already in the main menu, you
can repeatedly press

until CAL is

displayed and proceed with step 3 of the


following procedure. If you are not already in the main menu, start with step 1.
Procedure
Before beginning, make sure there is no
load on the scale base and calibration
weight equal to the Calibration Point is
available.
1.

With the indicator OFF, press and


hold

until SETUP is dis-

played, then release it.


2.

Press

twice to display CAL.

3.

When CAL is displayed, press


to begin calibration.

4.

C 0 will be displayed. With no load


on the platform, press

5. When

is released, -C- will be

displayed followed by C n indicating the calibration weight value.


6. Place the weight on the load receiver and press

to accept

the calibration data.


7. The display will show -C-, return to
the weighing mode and display the
calibration weight value with the
current unit indicator.

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Setup and Calibration

RS232 Submenu
The RS232 submenu only appears in
the main menu if the option is installed in
the indicator. Refer to the instructions
provided with the accessory for setup
and operating information.

Menu Protection (Lockout Switch)


The lockout switch located on the circuit
board can be switched to the ON position to disable unauthorized changes to
the indicator setup. Only those submenus
that are turned ON in the LOCSW parameter of the SETUP submenu are disabled. This is indicated by -SAFE- when
entering a locked out submenu.
If -SAFE- is displayed, submenu settings
may be reviewed but cannot be changed.
Set the switch as shown in the illustration
and replace the end cap.

Menu Lock-out switch shown in


ON position to lock out menus.
OFF

ON

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Setup and Calibration

Legal For Trade Sealing


The I5S has been tested and found to
comply with the Class III and IIIL requirements of NIST Handbook 44.
After the indicator has been tested and
found to comply with applicable regulations by a local Weights and Measures
official, it may be sealed as follows:
1.

Remove the right end cap and make


sure that the menu lockout switch
on the printed circuit board is set to
the OFF position.

2.

Enter the Setup submenu and go to


the LOCSW parameter. Set the
SETUP and CAL LOCSW parameters to ON. Refer to the Menu
Lock-out Switch Setting on page
2-10 for detailed procedures.

3.

Set the menu lockout switch on the


printed circuit board to the ON position.

4.

If an audit trail or paper seal will be


used, install the End Cap and tighten
the two 6-32 phillips pan head
screws.

5.

If a lead and wire seal will be used,


replace the 6-32 phillips pan head
screws with the 6-32 hex socket
security screws and washers enclosed in the plastic bag containing
the accessories.

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Setup and Calibration

Audit Trail Seal


Calibration Event Counter
A calibration event counter increments
the calibration event number by one
each time the indicator is calibrated.
This number can be verified each time
the indicator is turned on. It will be
displayed in the following format where
xxx is the calibration event number.
AC xxx
Feature Event Counter
The feature event counter increments
the feature event number by one each
time any of the following features (parameters) are changed. Changing one
or any combination of these features will
constitute one event. The list of features
monitored is as follows:
LFT
RETAIN
AZT LEVEL
FULL SCALE

ZERO
STB LEVEL
AUTO PRINT
CAL POINT

CAL UNITS
AVG LEVEL
STABLE PRINT
GRAD

This number can be verified each time


the indicator is turned on. It will be
displayed in the following format where
xxx is the calibration event number.
FC xxx
These numbers should be recorded on
accompanying documentation or on a
paper seal that is affixed to the balance
for future verification.

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Setup and Calibration

Paper Seal
Apply the paper seal over one of the 6-32
phillips pan head screws on the right end
cap.

PAPER SEAL

Lead and Wire Seal


After the indicator has been inspected by
a Weights and Measures official, it may
be sealed using a lead and wire seal as
follows:
1.

Replace the 6-32 phillips pan head


screws in the right end cap with the
washers and security screws provided in the I5S packaging.

2.

Pass the wire through the holes in the


security screws on the right end cap.

3.

Pass the end of the wire through the


lead seal and fasten the seal.

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LEAD AND WIRE SEAL

Operation

Chapter 3
Operation
Once the indicator has been set
up and scale base connections
have been made, you can perform
weighing operations.
If the RS232 interface accessory
is being used, refer to the operating instructions supplied with that
accessory.

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Operation

Selecting a Weighing Unit


Repeatedly pressing

will cause

the displayed unit indicator to change.


Only the units which are set to ON in the
setup mode will appear. If the desired
unit indicator does not appear, refer to
Chapter 2 for setup instructions.

Weighing
1.

Make sure there is no load on the


scale base.

2.

Press

to obtain a zero read-

ing if necessary.
3.

Add the load to the scale base and


read the weight on the display.
When the stability indicator (*)appears in the display, the reading is
stable.

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Operation

Re-Zeroing
Use the RE-ZERO switch to reset the
display to zero. When weighing material
or objects that must be held in a container, re-zeroing enables the indicator to
save the containers weight in memory
and subtract it from the gross load on the
scale base.
1.

Press

to obtain a zero read-

ing.
2.

Place an empty container on the


scale base and read its weight on
the display.

3.

Press

. The display will show

zero and the container weight will


be stored in memory.
4.

Add the material to the container.


As material is added its net weight
will be displayed.

5.

When the loaded container is removed, the weight of the container


will be displayed as a negative (-)
value.

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Troubleshooting

Chapter 4
Troub
leshooting
oubleshooting
The information in this chapter is
intended to help identify and correct errors that may be made in
installing or operating the I5S. This
chapter includes:
A troubleshooting chart.
A description of messages that
may appear on the display.
Information on proper care and
maintenance.

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Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
SYMPTOM
Unit will not turn on.

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)

REMEDY

Adapter not plugged in


or properly connected.

Check power cord connections.


Make sure adapter connector is plugged all the
way into the indicator.

Batteries dead or not


properly connected.

Check battery connector.


Check orientation of the
batteries.
Make sure end caps are
secure on indicator.
Replace batteries.

Cannot rezero indicator,


or will not re-zero when
turned on.

Load on scale base exceeds allowable zero %


entered in ZERO parameter of Setup menu
(see Chapter 2).

Remove load on scale


base to less than entered
zero %.

Retain Zero Data is enabled in Scale menu.

Normal operation when


this feature is enabled.

Center of Zero display


indicator erratic or does
not appear with no load
on scale base.

Scale base motion or disturbances exceed center of zero criteria.

Remove disturbances or
reduce motion.

Cannot display weight in


desired weighing unit.

Desired unit not set to


ON in Scale menu.

Enable desired unit (see


Chapter 2).

RS232 not working.

RS232 communication
parameters set up incorrectly.

Verify communication
parameters.

Cable connections.

Check cable connections.

Scale base disconnected.

Check connections.

LOCSW set to ON and


menu protection switch
set to ON position.

Set menu protection


switch to OFF position.

Unable to calibrate unit.

Change allowable zero


% in ZERO parameter
of Setup menu (see
Chapter 2).

Increase averaging level


in AL menu.

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Troubleshooting

Error Codes
DISPLAYED
MESSAGE

DESCRIPTION
Flashes at 10 second intervals when batteries are weak. Approximately 2 minutes of operating time remain.
Underload condition.
Overload condition.

Err 0:

Invalid memory checksum, on either cal data, parameters, or both.


Checksum is verified every time I5S is turned on. Check setup
parameters in menus and recalibrate. If error persists, a hardware
problem may exist and unit must be serviced.

Err 1:

Overload error. (Interface only). This error shows as all upper


segments on the display.

Err 2:

Underload error. (Interface only). This error shows as all lower


segments on the display.

Err 4:

Invalid calibration error. This error usually occurs during the


calibration procedure when there is insufficient signal for the Scale
Base as compared to the indicator set up parameters.
In LFT operation, this error will occur if an attempt to calibrate the
indicator when the active range of the load cell is less than
1.2 mv/v for the active full-scale load. Recheck the load cell rating,
set up parameters, and calibration weights.

Err 14:

Attempt to zero balance when zero criteria are not met. Zero
criteria can change depending on user settings and whether or not
the indicator is doing a power-on zero or a normal zero. See poweron zero operation for more details.

Err 21:

Calibration data does not match current Full Scale, Grad and Cal
Point settings. Settings must be restored or the indicator must be
recalibrated using the current settings.

Err 22:

The current combination of Grad and Full Scale settings exceeds


rated resolution (1:5,000 LFT, 1:20,000 non-LFT). This can occur
if the user modifies the Full Scale setting, then attempts to exit the
SETUP menu without entering the Grad submenu. Once the user

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Troubleshooting

entered the Grad submenu, graduation selection will be limited to choices that do
not exceed rated resolution.
Err 23:

Retain is enabled in the Scale menu, but valid Retain data does not
exist. Normal power-on zero operation will occur. The new poweron zero, since Retain is enabled, will be written to the EEPROM and
used as valid retain data the next time the indicator is turned on.

Err 24:

An attempt was made to process an interface command that is


currently locked by the lock switch.

Err 25:

Attempt to leave the SEL submenu with all units turned off.

Care and Maintenance


To keep your I5S operating properly, observe the following:
Remove the power pack before cleaning.
Use only a damp cloth and mild detergent for cleaning. Abrasives may damage
the display window.
Be careful not to scratch the display window.
Do not allow any liquid to flow inside the I5S.
Do not store long periods of time with the batteries installed.

Service Information
If the troubleshooting section does not resolve or describe your problem, you will
need to contact an authorized Ohaus Service Agent. For Service assistance in the
United States, call Ohaus Corporation toll-free at (800) 526-0659. An Ohaus
Product Service Specialist will be available to help you.

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Specifications, Replacement Parts and Accessories

Chapter 5
Specifications,
Replacement
Parts
and Accessories

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Specifications, Replacement Parts and Accessories

Specifications
Capacity (Ib or kg)
Graduations (readability) (lb or kg)
Displayed resolution
Weighing modes
Over range capacity
tion time
3 seconds
OFF, 0.5, 1 or 3 divisions*
2% or 100% of capacity*
104F/0 to 40C (Non LFT)
10% to 95% RH
push-button (selectable up to 100% of
capacity)
Load cell excitation voltage
Load cell input sensitivity
Load cell drive
Display (in/cm)
Power requirements
Typical battery life
(without RS232)
Dimensions
(WxHxD) (in/cm)
Net weight (Ib/kg)
Shipping weight (lb/kg)

NIST/NTEP

5 to 10,000*
0.0005 to 10*
1:5,000 LFT or 1:20,000 maximum* (Non LFT)
lb, kg, oz, g*
Capacity plus 9d
StabilizaAuto-zero tracking
capture range
Zeroing range
Internal resolution 1:200,000
Operating temperature range 32
to
Operating humidity range
Span calibration
scale base
Weighing system Strain gauge
5 V dc
Up to 3 mV/V (Non LFT)
60mA at 5V dc (drives up to four 350 ohm
load cells)
LCD (0.6/1.5) high
AC adapter: 100, 120, 220, 240 V ac,
50/60 Hz or 6 alkaline "C" batteries
125 hours with one 350 ohm load cell
55 hours with four 350 ohm load cells
7.5 x 6 x 3/19.1 x 15.2 x 7.6
2.7/1.2
4/2

* User selectable

Electrical ratings (for power


adapters only)
CE electromagnetic compatiblity

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NIST HB44 Class III and IIIL nmax=5000d


Certificate of conformance No. 93-112A1
Operating temperature
50 to 104F/10 to 40C
Load cell input sensitivity 1.2 to 3 mV/V
100/120 V UL1910, CSA C22.2 no. 66 and
107, 230 V (Europe)/ 240 V (UK) EN60950,
240 V (Australian) IEC 950
Directive No. 89/336/EEC
EN50081-1 and EN50082-1

Specifications, Replacement Parts and Accessories

Replacement Parts
OHAUS
PART NO.

DESCRIPTION
AC Adapters:
100/120 V ac North American Plug
230 V ac, 50 Hz, Euro Plug
230/240 V ac, 50 Hz, UK Plug
240 V ac Australian Plug

90524-77
90524-75
90524-79
90524-76

Accessories
OHAUS
PART NO.

DESCRIPTION
Wall Mount Accessory Kit
Tower Accessory Kit
RS232 Interface Kit

77688-01
77689-01
77694-01

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Limited Warranty
Ohaus products are warranted against defects in materials and
workmanship from the date of delivery through the duration of the
warranty period. During the warranty period Ohaus will repair, or,
at its option, replace any component(s) that proves to be defective
at no charge, provided that the product is returned, freight prepaid,
to Ohaus.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by
accident or misuse, exposed to radioactive or corrosive materials,
has foreign material penetrating to the inside of the product, or as
a result of service or modification by other than Ohaus. In lieu of a
properly returned warranty registration card, the warranty period
shall begin on the date of shipment to the authorized dealer. No
other express or implied warranty is given by Ohaus Corporation.
Ohaus Corporation shall not be liable for any consequential
damages.
As warranty legislation differs from state to state and country to
country, please contact Ohaus or your local Ohaus dealer for
further details.

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