V-2000 Method Update

 
The V-2000 photometer makes use of internally stored calibration software, which CHEMetrics periodically upgrades. As calibrations are updated or new methods become available, a simple upload procedure allows analysts to upgrade their V-2000 calibrations from their computers. The step-by-step procedure is listed below and in Chapter 5, section 5-3 of the V-2000 Operator’s Manual.

Current Method Version:

The link below will upload the most current method version, Method Revision 16.0, which became available on December 21, 2015. Method Revision 16.0 impacted the following products.
Parameter Catalog No. Program Code Range ppm Description of Change
Nitrate
K-6903
119
0-1.50
Calibration update
Nitrate
K-6913
122
0-1.50
Calibration update
Nitrate
K-6923
120
0-7.50
Calibration update
Nitrate
K-6933
121
0-50.0
Calibration update
Nitrite
K-7003
125
0-1.00
Calibration update
COD LR, EPA Accepted
K-7350S, K-7355
48
0-150
Calibration update
COD LR, Mercury Free
K-7351S, K-7356
48
0-150
Calibration update
Zinc
K-9903
187
0-3.00
Calibration update, New test procedure (reagent blank required)
Zinc
K-9923
188
0-15.0
Calibration update, New test procedure (reagent blank required)

NOTE: Method Revisions 15.0 and 16.0 require the use of specific lot numbers for the following products:

Parameter Catalog No. Program Code Method Revision 15.0 and 16.0 for use with
Bromine
K-1613
22
Lot Number > 84250 only
Chlorine
K-2513
32
Lot Number > 84250 only
Chlorine
K-2523
32
Lot Number > 84250 only
Chlorine Dioxide
K-2703
37
Lot Number > 84250 only
Hydrogen Peroxide
K-5513
93
Lot Number > 84250 only
Nitrate
K-6903
119
Lot Number > 84065 only
Nitrate
K-6913
122
Lot Number > 84065 only
Nitrate
K-6923
120
Lot Number > 84065 only
Nitrate
K-6933
121
Lot Number > 84065 only
Nitrite
K-7003
125
Lot Number > 84065 only
Ozone
K-7423
133
Lot Number > 84250 only
Peracetic Acid
K-7913
148
Lot Number > 84250 only
Zinc
K-9923
188
Lot Number > 84000 only

 

To determine which method revision is currently present on your V-2000 instrument, simply turn the instrument on. As the instrument powers up, the method revision number is displayed briefly.

Equipment You Will Need to Upgrade your V-2000:

Connecting a computer to the V-2000 requires the use of the RS-232 serial cable supplied with the V-2000. This cable has a special 3-pin connector on one end for the V-2000. The RS-232 port is on the underside of the instrument. When connecting the RS-232 cable to a computer, a serial connector may be required (a 25 pin to 9 pin adapter is included with the V-2000). If your computer does not have a serial port, you will need to purchase a separate adapter that will allow you to connect the V-2000 RS-232 serial cable to the USB port on your computer. Part number for USB to serial adapter: A-0305.

Procedure for Method Revision Update:

It is recommended that you print this page of instructions before continuing.
The step-by-step procedure is also listed in the V-2000 Operator’s Manual, Chapter 5 section 5-3 Uploading Method Revisions. 
NOTE: Uploading a new method revision does not overwrite any user generated custom methods or discontinued methods.
  1. With the V-2000 power off, connect the V-2000 to a computer using the supplied RS-232 serial cable.
  2. Press the power key to turn the V-2000 on.
  3. Press the setup key and use the “up” or “down” keys until “UPLOAD” is displayed, then press the yes key. V-2000 should display “WAITING”. 
    NOTE: To abort the upload process, press the yes key again.
  4. Initiate the download program: Click here to Download the Latest Version and follow the instructions provided in the file.
When the program is complete, the V-2000 will briefly display “ALL DONE” along with the new method revision number. 

Contact Technical Services at technical@chemetrics.com with questions or for additional support.
Method Revision Number Date Update
3.0 January 29, 2004 Original Version
4.0 February 24, 2004 Program 49 (HR COD): calibration update
5.0 November 12, 2004 Program 49 (HR COD): calibration update
6.0 May 22, 2005 Program 64 (DEHA 1): calibration update
7.0 March 10, 2006 Program 122 (Nitrate 4): calibration added
8.0 March 24, 2008 Program 89 (Hydrazine), Program 140 (Oxygen 1),
Program 141 (Oxygen 2), Program 159 (Phosphate 2),
Program 174 (Sulfate): calibration updates
9.0 October 08, 2008 Program 73 (Fluoride), Program 125 (Nitrite),
Program 142 (Oxygen 3): calibration updates.
Program 160 (Phosphate 2): new program
10.0 January 12, 2009 Program 119 (Nitrate), Program 120 (Nitrate 2),
Program 121 (Nitrate 3), Program 122 (Nitrate 4) 
Program 152 (Phenols), Program 153 (Phenols 2),
Program 158 (Phosphate 1), Program 187 (Zinc),
Program 188 (Zinc 2): calibration updates
11.0 April 19, 2010 Program 15 (Ammonia), Program 16 (Ammonia 2): calibration updates
12.0 June 22, 2011 Program 60 (Cyanide), Program 78 (Formaldehyde)
Program 83 (Glycol), calibration updates
Program 148 (Peracetic Acid), new program
13.0 December 19, 2011 Program 22 (Bromine), Program 24 (Carbohydrazide), Program 133 (Ozone), Program 93 (Peroxide), Program 161 (Total Phosphate): new programs.
14.0 September 30, 2013 Program 174 (Sulfate): Calibration update
15.0 February 20, 2015 Program 22 (Bromine), Program 32 (Chlorine), Program 37 (Chlorine Dioxide), Program 84 (Glycol), Program 93 (Hydrogen Peroxide), Program 119 (Nitrate), Program 120 (Nitrate), Program 121 (Nitrate), Program 122 (Nitrate), Program 125 (Nitrite), Program 133 (Ozone), Program 148 (Peracetic Acid), Program 188 (Zinc): calibration updates
16.0 December 21, 2015 Program 48 (COD LR), Program 119 (Nitrate), Program 120(Nitrate), Program 121(Nitrate), Program 122 (Nitrate), Program 125 (Nitrite), Program 187(Zinc), Program 188 (Zinc): calibration updates