Introduction

This section will teach you how to install your MyGo instrument correctly. You will learn how to connect to a power source, network and USB as well as the optimal environmental conditions to run your instruments under.

MyGo Instruments

MyGo Pro

Below is a MyGo Pro with some features labelled.

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Lid

The lid can be lifted up for the loading of tubes into the instrument. Once tubes are loaded, and the lid closed, the lid will be automatically locked closed. The lid will not lock unless tubes have been loaded.

Heated Lid

When the instrument is running an experiment the heated lid will begin to heat up in order to control condensation during thermal cycling. During and after operation it will be hot, so please do not touch it. However, you should have no reason to touch it, please make sure the lid is open completely for when you remove the tubes. No items or liquids should be placed onto the heated lid as this may affect the performance of the instrument.

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USB Port

The USB is used to connect a USB drive that can be used to run experiments from. We recommend that you use the MyGo branded drive supplied with the instrument for best reliability. Other drives may be used, but they may not be fast enough for reliable operation. The MyGo software will test USB drives to ensure that they are fast enough for use with the MyGo instrument.

Ventilation

Air vents are used for efficient cooling of the system. Please to do not insert any implements into, or cover the vents.

Ethernet Port

This is for connecting an Ethernet cable to connect your MyGo Pro to a LAN or directly to a computer.

Power

This is used to connect the power cable to the instrument. Please use the power cables provided.

MyGo Mini

Below is a MyGo Mini with some features labelled..

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Lid

The lid of the MyGo Mini can be removed from the instrument. To remove the lid push down and turn anticlockwise. To attach the lid, first line up the lugs on the heated lid with the grooves on the mount plate as shown below. Once aligned press down to secure. To lock the heated lid push down and turn clockwise.

image alt textIf the instrument is connected to power the instrument will say “Lid on” and “Lid off” when you add and remove the heated lid. The instrument will display green when the lid is fitted, and display pulsating yellow when the lid is removed. The lid may get warm during operation.

Heatsink

This is the outer body of the instrument and enables efficient cooling of the system during cycling. Ensure that there is free airflow around the instrument - do not cover or wrap the instrument, and do not place it too close to objects or walls.

Foot

The foot should always be placed facing down on your workstation during operation.

USB Port

The USB port is used to connect a USB stick that can be used to run experiments from. A USB extension can be used to make it easier to insert and remove the USB drive, and is provided with your MyGo Mini.

Ethernet Port

This is for connecting an Ethernet cable to connect your MyGo Pro to a LAN or directly to a computer.

Power

This is used to connect the power cable to the instrument. Please use the power cables provided.

Power

Both instrument use an external 24V DC power supply. The MyGo Pro uses a 3 pin IEC connectors whereas the MyGo Mini uses a 2 pin IEC connector. If you are not using an earthed plug then you must use an additional plug to earth your instrument. The MyGo systems do not come with on / off switches, however you can purchase an additional on / off cable switch.

USB

Your MyGo system comes with aMyGo-branded USB drive that contains the MyGo software and hardware manuals along with the most recent version of software. The USB can be used to run experiments from. You can learn how to do this in the software manual.

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Running Conditions

Work Space

Your MyGo instrument should be placed on a sturdy, dry, lab bench that is not subject to drafts. Do not install your MyGo instrument directly in the path of air from air conditioner or fan.

Environmental Operating Conditions

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Environmental Conditions for Transportation/Storage/Packaging

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