Can the battery connectors on an HQd portable meter be replaced by end users?

Document ID

Document ID TE5658

Version

Version 2.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Can the battery connectors on an HQd portable meter be replaced by end users?
Summary
Replace battery connectors.
Answer
If the battery connectors are rusted/corroded and need to be replaced it is recommended to have the instrument sent in for bench service to have this done.
There are a couple reasons that this is the preferred option:
  1. When the instrument is sent in the complete instrument is evaluated to make sure any other faulty or worn components are replaced as well if needed (like screen or keypad for example) and that the instrument is returned with the most current version of the software.
  2. Hach cannot provide any instruction or documentation for repair.
  3. This replacement is difficult to do without cracking the housing which would then require additional service.
However, if it would be preferred to just purchase the battery connectors, they are available.
The center dual fixed (flat) connector is Catalog Number/Order Code 5188400.
The dual spring connector is Catalog Number/Order Code 5188800. Sold each, quantity 2 required.