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FAQ’s

Safety Considerations

Please read all instructions before using Cyclops smart sensors to measure loads. Always perform a safety evaluation before use to ensure that use of the sensor is not dangerous to nearby people or property.

Overload

The Maximum Working Load (MWL) of a smartlink must not be exceeded, as this may cause damage to the internal instrumentation and will invalidate the warranty.

SHOCK LOADING (i.e. strop failure) OR OVERLOADING TO 150% OF MWL WILL RESULT IN PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE SENSOR THAT WILL REQUIRE RECALIBRATION.

Calibration

If a smart sensor has been under load for a significant length of time, the sensor may take 1-2 minutes to return to zero when the load is removed. This is to be expected.

What batteries are suitable, how long do they last and how to change them?

1x CR2032 coin cell battery, with a life of approximately 200 hours.

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE BATTERY COVER SEAL WILL RESULT IN WATER INGRESS & PERMANENT DAMAGE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.

Cyclops recommends Renata batteries for maximum battery life and performance.

The sensor will show 0.00 as the load (even when under load) when the batteries need to be replaced.

Cyclops recommends removal of the battery from the device and storage of the sensor in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight during extended periods of time where it is not expected to be used.

Please dispose of used batteries responsibly.

Removing battery & cover

Use a coin that fills the battery cover slot and twist the coin until the battery cover pops out and comes completely free. If necessary, free the battery with a gentle tap to the opposite face of the sensor.

Replace the CR2032 battery with equivalent. Do not use non-standard batteries or other sizes, as this can cause damage.

Replacing battery & cover

To reinstall the battery & cover, install battery +ve side up, insert cover, line up the arrow on the cover with the diagonal dash on the housing. Press firmly so the cover is flush with the housing. Use a coin to twist the cover until the arrows in the cover are aligned, and the battery cover is flush with the housing.

 

 

 

 

How do I turn the sensor on/off?

There is a smartpower button on one side.

Press button: Light flashes Powered on for:
1 time Once 30 seconds
2 times Twice 20 minutes
3 times 3 times 2 hours
4 times 4 times 8 hours
5 times 5 times Continuously

If the sensor is on, press the button once to power it down after 30 seconds.

 

 

How do I load smartlink with strops?

smartlink is designed to be loaded inline with soft lines/rope/strops, for the most accurate load measurement. If smartlink is loaded in a bridle configuration the displayed load will be inaccurate.

Use of metal shackles/pins directly on smartlink is not advised as it may mark the titanium body and could cause permanent damage.

Strops

The strops used for final calibration are built using wound Dyneema cored basket loops, to the below finished diameter. Cyclops Marine recommends using strops built to this diameter to achieve the stated ±1% of maximum working load (MWL) accuracy.

Contact us for pricing and availability of strops (coming soon to online store).

Model Nano 2t 5t 10t 20t
Finished Diameter (mm) 4.0 9.0 10.7 12.4 15.0

 

Is the sensor waterproof?

The sensors are IP67 rated, which means they are completely dust proof, and will not have any water ingress while submerged at 0.5m depth for 30 minutes.


If you have any other questions, please contact us.