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YSI ProDSS Handheld Instrument

YSI ProDSS Handheld Instrument 2017-09-19T10:47:23+00:00
The YSI ProDSS (digital sampling system) is a portable water quality multiparameter instrument for the measurement of several critical parameters – dissolved oxygen (optical), turbidity, pH, ORP, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity, TDS, resistivity, TSS, ammonium, ammonia, chloride, nitrate, depth (optional), temperature and GPS coordinates.

Designed for use in applications such as surface water, groundwater, coastal/estuarine, and aquaculture, the rugged and reliable ProDSS allows for the measurement of water quality parameters with digital sensors. The ProDSS uses smart, user-replaceable sensor technology that can be connected in any port and automatically recognized by the handheld while retaining the calibration data.

An easy-to-read backlit color display, large memory capacity, simple calibration procedures, rechargeable battery and powerful data management program (KorDSS) all help to make your sampling experience more convenient.

The optional GPS and depth along with a wide range of cables and sensors (sold separately) allows for complete customization of the ProDSS. Military spec connectors, IP67 waterproof, rubber over-molded case and 1-meter drop tests ensures durability to provide years of sampling even in the harshest field conditions.

Parameters Available:

  • pH
  • Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)/Redox
  • Optical Dissolved Oxygen/BOD
  • Turbidity
  • Conductivity
  • Specific Conductance
  • Salinity
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Resistivity
  • Seawater Density
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Ammonium
  • Ammonia
  • Chloride
  • Nitrate
  • Depth
  • Temperature

There are multiple features of the ProDSS:

  • Digital smart sensors are automatically recognized by the instrument and store calibration data
  • User-replaceable cables and sensors
  • KorDSS software (included) and USB on-the-go connector assist with data management
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Color display and backlit keypad; menu-driven operation
  • Long-life lithium-ion battery; ensures reliability and minimizes waste
  • Optional GPS
  • Optional depth sensor and up to 100-m cable lengths
  • Large memory (>100,000 data sets) with extensive site list capabilities
  • Multiple languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, and Chinese
  • Military spec connectors, waterproof IP67 rating and rubber over-molded case
  • 3 year instrument warranty; 2 year cable warranty (sensor warranties vary)

Not only have we answered our customers demands for a handheld instrument that can measure turbidity, the ProDSS can also measure depth (optional) in addition to pH, ORP, optical DO, and conductivity.

There are many options when “building” a ProDSS instrument. You can choose cables up to 100-m with or without a depth sensor and each of the 4 sensor ports can accept any ProDSS smart sensor.

The ProDSS will also work with the YSI ProODO sensor/cable to provide a DO only instrument. It’s also capable of using the ProOBOD optical BOD probe for use in the lab for BOD measurements.

The ProDSS is a true field instrument. The titanium smart sensors can easily be replaced in the field and our durable MS (Military Spec) locking bayonet-style cable connector ensures quick cable connection. A rugged and waterproof (IP-67) rubber over-molded instrument casing provides protection from the demands of field sampling.

Cables and sensors are sold separately.

Note: A conductivity/temperature sensor (626902) must be installed in a ProDSS cable for accurate measurement ofall parameters. All sensors, including conductivity/temperature, must be ordered separately.

All ProDSS instruments include a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (pre-installed), hand strap, USB cable for charging the ProDSS battery and for connection to a PC, universal AC charger, cable for connection to a USB memory stick, ProDSS quick start guide, and USB memory stick containing KorDSS software and digital copy of the comprehensive manual.

Benchtop Yes
Buffer Recognition Yes
Certifications RoHS, Assembled in USA, 1-meter drop test, IP-67, CE, FCC, UN Part III Section 38.3 test methods for lithium-ion batteries (class 9), WEEE
Connectivity / Communications Built-in micro USB port
Connector MS (military spec) waterproof with quarter-turn bayonet lock (unsurpassed in regards to durability)
Data Management KorDSS desktop PC software (included), >100,000 data sets
Desktop Software Compatible KorDSS desktop PC software (included)
Digital / Digital Sensors Yes
Flow Cell flow cell is available, Yes
GLP Compliance detailed GLP information is stored and is available to view, download or print, Yes
GPS Optional internal GPS, coordinates are stored with measurement data and site lists
Graphic Display backlit keypad, Color, LCD graphic display
Languages Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Norwegian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, German
Logging Capabilities Yes, Single point or Continuous
Measurement Method / Channels Digital
Memory >100,000 data sets, 400 GLP files
Multiparameter Yes
Operating Temperature 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Parameters Measured Dissolved Oxygen (%), Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L), Temperature, Turbidity, Conductivity, Specific Conductance, Resistivity, Salinity, Water Density, pH, ORP, Ammonium, Nitrate, Chloride, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Depth, Barometer
Power Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack providing ~48 hours of battery life (instrument only with backlight off)
Sampling Yes
Security / Password Protection / UserID Yes
Smart Sensors / Ports 4 universal sensor ports on each cable, Yes, can accept any ProDSS sensor
Storage Temperature 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F) with battery installed0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) without battery installed
User Calibratable Yes
User Replaceable Yes
Warranty 3-year instrument; 2-year bulkhead, cable assembly, and sensors; 1-year pH and pH/ORP sensor modules, ODO (opticalDO) sensor caps, and Li-Ion battery pack; 6-months ammonium, nitrate, and chloride sensor modules
Waterproof IP-67 (even with the battery cover off), floats

ProDSS Instrument General Specifications

Specification
Barometer Built-in barometer
Certifications RoHS, CE, WEEE, FCC, IP-67, 1-meter drop test, UN Part III Section 38.3 test methods for lithium-ion batteries (class 9), Assembled in USA
Connectivity Built-in micro USB port
Connector MS (military spec) waterproof with quarter-turn bayonet lock (unsurpassed in regards to durability)
Data Management KorDSS desktop PC software (included)
Data Memory >100,000 data sets; 400 GLP files
Dimensions 8.3 cm width x 21.6 cm length x 5.6 cm depth (3.25 in x 8.5 in x 2.21 in)
Display Color, LCD graphic display; backlit keypad
Cables With or without depth sensors in lengths of 1, 4, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and100-meters; 10, 20 and 30-meter cables include a cable management kit; all cables 10-meters and longer include a 1 lb weight
Flow Cell Yes; flow cell is available
GLP Compliance Yes; detailed GLP information is stored and is available to view, download or print
Languages English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional)
Logging Modes Single point or Continuous
Operating Temperature 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Power Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack providing ~48 hours of battery life (instrument only with backlight off)
Storage Temperature 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F) with battery installed
0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F) without battery installed
Sites and Data ID 100 user-defined sites and 100 user-defined data ID tags
Warranty 3-year instrument; 2-year bulkhead, cable assembly, and sensors; 1-year pH and pH/ORP sensor modules, ODO (opticalDO) sensor caps, and Li-Ion battery pack; 6-months ammonium, nitrate, and chloride sensor modules
Waterproof IP-67 (even with the battery cover off); floats
Meter Weight with Batteries 567 grams (1.25 lbs)
Bulkead Weight with 4 Sensors 680 grams (1.5 lbs) with sensor guard on; 589 grams (1.3 lbs) without sensor guard
GPS Optional internal GPS; coordinates are stored with measurement data and site lists
Sensor Ports 4 universal sensor ports on each cable; can accept any ProDSS sensor

ProDSS System Specifications (Instrument, Cables & Sensors)

Parameter
(units)
Sensor Type Range Accuracy Resolution Calibration Maximum Depth
Dissolved Oxygen
(% saturation)
Optical Luminescence – Lifetime Method 0 to 500% 0 to 200% (±1% of reading or 1% air saturation, whichever is greater)
200% to 500% (±8% of reading)
0.1% or 1% air saturation (user selectable) 1 or 2 points 100 m
Dissolved Oxygen(mg/L, ppm)
temp comp range -5 to 50°C
Optical Luminescence – Lifetime Method 0 to 50 mg/L 0 to 20 mg/L
(±0.1 mg/L or 1% of reading, whichever is greater)
20 – 50 mg/L (±8% of reading)
0.1 or 0.01 mg/L (user selectable) 1 or 2 points (user selectable) 100 m
Temperature
(°C, °F, K)
Thermistor; Combination Sensor with Conductivity -5 to 70°C (23 to 158°F) ±0.2°C 0.1°C or 0.1°F (user selectable) None 100 m
Turbidity
(FNU, NTU)
Nephelometric – Optical, 90° Scatter 0 to 4000 FNU 0 to 999 (0.3 or ±2% of reading, whichever is greater)
1000 to 4000 (±15% of reading)
0.1 FNU 1, 2, or 3 points (user selectable)
Conductivity*
(µS, mS)
Four Nickel Electrode Cell 0 to 200 mS/cm 0 to 100 mS/cm (±0.5% of reading or 0.001 mS/cm, whichever is greater)
100 to 200 mS/cm (±1% of reading)
0.001, 0.01 or 0.1 µS/cm (range dependent) 1 point 100 m
Specific Conductance
(µS, mS)
Calculated from Conductivity and Temperature 0 to 200 mS/cm ±0.5% of reading or 0.001 mS/cm, whichever is greater 0.001, 0.01, 0.1 mS/cm 1 point
Resistivity
(ohm-cm, kohm-cm, Mohm-cm)
Calculated from Conductivity and Temperature 0 to 2 Mohms ±0.1% Full Scale 0.001, 0.01, 0.1 ohms
Salinity
(ppt, PSU)
Calculated from Conductivity and Temperature 0 to 70 ppt ±1.0% of reading or ±0.1 ppt, whichever is greater 0.01 ppt 1 point
Water Density
(Sigma, Sigma T)
Sigma is Calculated from Salinity, Temperature, and Pressure
Sigma T is Calculated from Salinity and Temperature
0.0 to 50.0 sigma, sigma T 0.1 sigma or sigma T
pH
(mV, pH units)
Glass Bulb Combination Electrode; Ag/AgCl Reference Gel 0 to 14 units ±0.2 units 0.01 units 1, 2, or 3 points (user selectable) 100 m
ORP
(mV)
Platinum Button; Ag/AgCl Reference –1999 to +1999 mV ±20 mV 0.1 mV 1 point 100 m
Ammonium**
(NH4-N mg/L, NH4-N mV)
ammonia with pH sensor
Ion Selective Electrode 0 to 200 mg/L NH4-N ±10% of reading or 2 mg/L, whichever is greater 0.01 mg/L 1, 2, or 3 point
(user selectable)
20 m
Ammonia***
(NH3-N mg/L)
Calculated from Ammonium, Temperature, Salinity and pH 0 to 200 mg/L NH4-N 0.01 mg/L
Nitrate**
(NO3-N mg/L, NO3-N mV)
Ion Selective Electrode 0 to 200 mg/L NO3-N ±10% of reading or 2 mg/L, whichever is greater 0.01 mg/L 1, 2, or 3 point
(user selectable)
20 m
Chloride** Ion Selective Electrode 0 to 18000 mg/L Cl ±15% of reading or 5 mg/L, whichever is greater 0.01 mg/L 1, 2, or 3 point
(user selectable)
20 m
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
(mg/L, kg/L, g/L)
Calculated from Conductivity and Temperature 0 to 100 g/L User-Selectable TDS Multiplier (0.30 to 1.00; 0.65 default) 0.001, 0.01, 0.1g/L
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
(mg/L)
Correlated from Turbidity Field Measurements and Lab TSS Measurements from Grab Samples 0 to 30000 mg/L Calculated from Turbidity and User-Entered Correlation Points 0.01, 0.1 mg/L
Depth
(m, ft)
Pressure Transducer 0 to 100 m (0 to 328 ft) ±0.004 m (±0.013 ft) for 1, 4 and 10-m cables
±0.04 m (±0.13 ft) for cables 20-m and longer
0.001 m or 0.01 ft 1 point
Barometer
(mmHg, inHg, mbar, psi, kPa, ATM)
Piezoresistive 375 to 825 mmHg ±1.5 mmHg from 0 to 50°C 0.1 mmHg 1 point

* Derived parameters can include resistivity, salinity, specific conductance, and total dissolved solids
**ISE sensors for freshwater only; 20-meter maximum depth
*** Ammonia calculated from ammonium, temp, salinity, and pH

YSI ProDSS Handheld Algae Package I Includes:

  • Sensors to measure the following parameters:
    • pH
    • Conductivity
    • Specific Conductance
    • Salinity
    • Ammonium
    • Ammonia
    • Nitrate
    • Temperature
  • 1-meter cable and soft-sided carrying case

YSI ProDSS Handheld Algae Package II Includes:

  • Sensors to measure the following parameters:
    • pH
    • Conductivity
    • Specific Conductance
    • Salinity
    • Ammonium
    • Ammonia
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • Temperature
  • 1-meter cable and soft-sided carrying case

YSI ProDSS Handheld Algae Package III ($6,125.00)

  • Sensors to measure the following parameters:
    • pH
    • Conductivity
    • Specific Conductance
    • Salinity
    • Nitrate
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • Temperature
  • 1-meter cable and soft-sided carrying case