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    SMAN being excangerd again



    I turned on my SMAN yesterday. With nothing hooked up my SH was reading 18*.

    Called fielpiece they are sending me another new one


    WTH is going on? Starting to have a crisis of faith concerning Fieldpiece.

    Don't think I'm the only one.

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    What does excangerd mean?

    If you get a digi cool you only need one set.

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    What does nothing hooked up mean? What did you expect it to be reading? Are you sure you weren't looking at a calculated target superheat?
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Well I'll be John, I don't wander in here to much but it is a pleasant surprise to see your still amongst us old grunts.

    Hello Hello Hello

    Arlen.


    Expect nothing, yet expect the unexpected.
    Press on Regardless, Endeavor to Persevere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    What does excangerd mean?

    If you get a digi cool you only need one set.
    sending me anew one overnight UPS...for that I am grateful to Fieldpiece.















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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post


    I turned on my SMAN yesterday. With nothing hooked up my SH was reading 18*.

    Called fielpiece they are sending me another new one


    WTH is going on? Starting to have a crisis of faith concerning Fieldpiece.

    Don't think I'm the only one.
    It is not uncommon to see a SH reading when the SMAN is not hooked up to a system. Depending on the refrigerant, that number could be different. If the pressure and temperature match up to a value on the PT chart, it will show the result. In your case, Pressure is "0" psi and temperature is ambient. Check your PT chart for whatever refrigerant you had selected and see if 18 looks about right.

    Travis

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    What does nothing hooked up mean? What did you expect it to be reading? Are you sure you weren't looking at a calculated target superheat?
    No ...the display showed hi and lo gauge press, SH and SC.

    Clamps and hoses were parked on SMAN. All above showed 0 psig and SC was Ol...SH was measuring 18*.

    Called the factory they told me to return it.

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    What do you expect from an instrument that looks like Sponge Bob on life support.

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    What I expect is what I am getting...people willing to to the hilt to get my analyzer right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    No ...the display showed hi and lo gauge press, SH and SC.

    Clamps and hoses were parked on SMAN. All above showed 0 psig and SC was Ol...SH was measuring 18*.

    Called the factory they told me to return it.
    Still not enough info to call it bad like Travis said. Do you still have it?

    If this keeps up you'll be back to testing with a wet finger and light bulb wiggy
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ault51 View Post
    It is not uncommon to see a SH reading when the SMAN is not hooked up to a system. Depending on the refrigerant, that number could be different. If the pressure and temperature match up to a value on the PT chart, it will show the result. In your case, Pressure is "0" psi and temperature is ambient. Check your PT chart for whatever refrigerant you had selected and see if 18 looks about right.

    Travis
    410A and ODT was 59*F. IDA was 78*F with 65RH..

    Not sure how those coditions could give me 18*sh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC5096 View Post
    What do you expect from an instrument that looks like Sponge Bob on life support.
    Now that you mention it I can clearly see the family resemblance. I can't wait until they start selling their full Sponge Bob series staring accompanying tools shaped like all of Sponge Bob's friends. Kudos To Fieldpiece on the great marketing ploy designed to capture the hearts and minds of the Sponge Bob generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ault51 View Post
    It is not uncommon to see a SH reading when the SMAN is not hooked up to a system. Depending on the refrigerant, that number could be different. If the pressure and temperature match up to a value on the PT chart, it will show the result. In your case, Pressure is "0" psi and temperature is ambient. Check your PT chart for whatever refrigerant you had selected and see if 18 looks about right.

    Travis
    Over looked one detail....there was no residual vapor in the SMAN3 as I urge the lines before





    i put them in my ABM1 case...
    ...that would have been the only other thing I can think that would give me a reading of temp.

    thank you for filling me in on that Travis.

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