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VARIABLE FLOW MINI-PUMP INSTRUCTIONS
Pump I (Model 3384)—Ultra Low Flow [ ] Selecting a higher reference number increases the revolutions per minute and the flow
Pump II (Model 3385)—Low Flow [ ] rate of the pump.
Pump III (Model 3386)—Medium Flow [ ] 8. Select a tubing size with a mid-range for the expected flow rate.
Pump IV (Model 3389)—Medium/High Flow [ ] 9. To extend tubing life, select a tubing size with the largest diameter pos-sible for the
desired output and operate pump at lower speeds (without stalling the pump). If too
SPECIFICATIONS large a diameter tubing is selected, and the pump is set at too slow a speed, the pump
Type: Variable flow, self-priming, peristaltic pump motor may stall or stop.
Flow control: Variable 10. The tubing in the tubing assembly will eventually wear out and must be replaced. To
Flow rates: Pump I—Ultra Low Flow: 0.005 to 0.900 ml/min replace tubing read the following sections: “Tubing Assemblies,” “Tubing,” etc.
Pump II—Low Flow: 0.03 to 8.20 ml/min NOTE: If very accurate flow control is important, allow the pump to operate for approximately 20
Pump III—Medium Flow: 0.4 to 85.0 ml/min minutes to condition the tubing.
Pump IV—Medium Flow: 4.0 to 600 ml/min CAUTION: Mini-Pump is engineered to provide years of satisfactory service if handled
Silicone tubing temperature range: -80 to 500°F (-62 to 260°C) properly. Here are a few precautions:
Motor: 12 VDC variable • Do NOT run the pump in reverse for long periods of time. This will shorten the life of the
Case: ABS plastic motor.
Dimensions: 65/8 x 43/4 x 41/2 inches (16.8 x 12.0 x 11.5 cm) • Do NOT manually turn the pump head. Turning the pump head manually will damage the
Weight: 11/4 lb (567 g) pump gears.
Power: 120 V, 60 Hz; 9 or 12 V battery; or European 220 V, 50 Hz • Do NOT touch the pump head while it is turning.
• This product is not designed for nor intended for use in patient-related applications.
CONTROL PANEL
S1: Power/Direction switch: TUBING ASSEMBLIES
For selecting FORWARD,
Figure 2 Slotted Tubing Assembly Configuration
REVERSE, and power OFF. Slotted (see Fig. 2)
S2: Pump Speed switch: Slotted tubing assemblies consist of a length of tubing with each end terminating in a
For selecting FAST, SLOW, straight barbed fitting with a slotted tube-lock holding the fitting in place.
and PRIME (PURGE).
C1: Variable Flow Control: Washer (see Fig. 3)
For varying flow rate. Washer tubing assemblies consist of Figure 3 Washer Tubing Assembly Configuration
Figure 1 Control Panel a length of tubing with each end
GENERAL INFORMATION terminating in a straight barbed fitting with a washer tube-lock holding the fitting in place.
Variable flow Mini-Pump is a bidirectional, self-priming peristaltic pump for
precise low-flow deliveries. The squeezing action of the rollers on the tubing Complete tubing assemblies are available (see “Accessories” section).
progressively moves fluid through the tubing in advance of the rollers, resulting in
a peristaltic pumping action. The flow is proportionate to the speed of the pump TUBING
head and the inside diameter of the tubing, both of which can be varied. A For replacement of the tubing only, consult the chart below for cutting the tubing to the
variable speed flow control and five different sized tubing assemblies provide fine proper length.
resolution with a wide range of flow rates. A PRIME (PURGE) setting is provided
to facilitate high speed emptying/filling operations. Mini-Pump is powered by a Pump I—Ultra Low Flow
12-volt wall adapter that plugs into a wall receptacle. A battery power cord is Tubing I.D. Approx. Tubing Length Approx. Flow Rate
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also supplied for portable operation of the pump using a 9- or 12-volt battery. /50”, 0.5mm . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25”, 83mm . . . . . . . . . . 0.005 – 0.013 ml/min
*1/32”, 0.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5”, 89mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.008 – 0.03 ml/min
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SETUP /16”, 1.6mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.25”, 108mm . . . . . . . . . . 0.05 – 0.17 ml/min
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There are two power cords available; this enables Mini-Pump to operate from a /32”, 2.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5”, 114mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.08 – 0.36 ml/min
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standard (120-volt, 60-hertz wall receptacle or European accessory adaptor /16”, 4.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0”, 127mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.35 – 0.96 ml/min
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220-volt, 50-hertz) and from a 9- or 12-volt battery. Connect one end of the /4”, 6.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.375”, 111mm . . . . . . . . . . 0.38 – 1.80 ml/min
appropriate power cord to the Mini-Pump and the other end to a power source, *Not supplied with pump
the Mini-Pump is now ready to use.
AC Power Cord: This 6-foot cord has a single male plug on one end and a Pump II—Low Flow
wall adapter on the other. Insert the single male plug into the power receptacle Tubing I.D. Approx. Tubing Length Approx. Flow Rate
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at the back of the pump housing and the wall adapter into a wall receptacle. /50”, 0.5mm . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25”, 83mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.03 – 0.06 ml/min
Battery Power Cord: This 7-inch cord has a single male plug on one end *1/32”, 0.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5”, 89mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.04 – 0.14 ml/min
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and a 9-volt battery connector on the other. Insert the single male plug into the /16”, 1.6mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.25”, 108mm . . . . . . . . . . . 0.25 – 0.8 ml/min
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power receptacle at the back of the pump housing and connect the battery /32”, 2.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5”, 114mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.4 – 1.7 ml/min
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connector to a 9-volt battery. /16”, 4.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0”, 127mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 – 4.6 ml/min
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NOTE: Mini-Pump can also be operated from a 12-volt car/storage battery by /4”, 6.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.375”, 111mm . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 – 8.2 ml/min
properly splicing the wires to the 9-volt connector. Results are comparable to *Not supplied with pump
those on ac operation. Operation of the pump on a 9-volt battery produces
slower speeds and flow rates. A standard 9-volt battery runs the pump for a Pump III—Medium Flow
relatively short time (30 min or less) before becoming exhausted. Tubing I.D. Approx. Tubing Length Approx. Flow Rate
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/50”, 0.5mm . . . . . . . . . . . 3.25”, 83mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.4 – 0.8 ml/min
OPERATION *1/32”, 0.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5”, 89mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.6 – 2.2 ml/min
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1. Release the protective transparent cover by depressing the tab on the plastic /16”, 1.6mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.25”, 108mm . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 – 12.0 ml/min
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retaining clip located at the bottom of the cover. The hinged cover can then /32”, 2.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5”, 114mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 – 20.0 ml/min
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be raised to gain access to the pump head and tubing assembly. /16”, 4.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0”, 127mm . . . . . . . . . . . 17.0 – 60.0 ml/min
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2. Take the tubing assembly (plastic fittings and attached tubing) and wrap the /4”, 6.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.375”, 111mm . . . . . . . . . . 18.0 – 85.0 ml/min
tubing around the pump head (white roller). Slide each plastic slotted fitting *Not supplied with pump
into each metal slotted U-shaped retaining bracket.
3. Attach tubing to the IN and OUT barbed fittings on the pump. Pump IV—Medium/High Flow
4. Move Power/Direction switch (S1) to FORWARD, to activate pump head. Tubing I.D. Approx. Tubing Length Approx. Flow Rate
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5. Move the Pump Speed switch (S2) to PRIME (PURGE), to quickly fill the /16”, 1.6mm . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75”, 121mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 – 34 ml/min
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tubing with liquid. /32”, 2.4mm . . . . . . . . . . 5.375”, 137mm . . . . . . . . . . . 20 – 90 ml/min
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6. Move the Pump Speed switch (S2) to SLOW or FAST. /16”, 4.8mm . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5”, 140mm . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 – 280 ml/min
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7. Within each of the two speed ranges (SLOW and FAST), the flow rate can be /4”, 6.4mm . . . . . . . . . . . 5.375”, 137mm . . . . . . . . . . . 80 – 600 ml/min
varied for precise delivery by rotating the Variable Flow Control knob (C1).
The adaptor tip is positive (+). Polarity reversal will damage
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this product.
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Slightly shorter tubing reduces the diameter by stretching the tubing and reducing REPLACEMENT TUBING ONLY
the flow. The flow rate can be reduced slightly by cutting the tubing slightly shorter Cat. No. Description
than indicated by the chart. 3360 . . . 1/50-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (all pumps)
NOTE: The lengths given are for silicone tubing only, other tubing may require 3361 . . . 1/32-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (all pumps)
slightly shorter or longer lengths. The flow rates listed are for silicone tubing supplied Uses the identical fittings/nipples as the 1/50" tubing
with Mini-Pump. 3362 . . . 1/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (all pumps)
3363 . . . 3/32-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (all pumps)
For best results— 3364 . . . 3/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (all pumps)
• Select a tubing size with a mid-range for the expected flow rate. 3365 . . . 1/4-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (Cat. #3384 and #3385)
• To extend tubing life, select a tubing size with the largest diameter possible for 3366 . . . 1/4-inch I.D. Silicone tubing, 25 ft. (Cat. #3386 and #3389)
the desired output and operate the pump at lower speeds (without stalling the
pump). If too large a diameter tubing is selected, and pump is set at too slow a REPLACEMENT TUBING ASSEMBLIES
speed, the pump motor may stall or stop. Cat. No. Description
3371 . . . 1/50-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3384, #3385
TUBING ASSEMBLY REMOVAL and #3386
1. Release the protective, transparent cover by depressing the tab on the plastic 3372 . . . 1/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. 3384, #3385
retaining clip located at bottom of the cover. The hinged cover can then be raised and #3386
to gain access to pump head and tubing assembly. 3373 . . . 3/32-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples (fitting color coded red
2. The tubing assembly is held in place by a slotted tube-lock at each end which is inside )for Cat. #3384, #3385 and #3386
fastened securely by friction fit in a metal U-shaped retaining bracket. 3374 . . . 3/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples (fitting color coded blue
3. Grasp the tube-lock (white round slotted part) on each side of the retaining inside) for Cat. #3384, #3385 and #3386
bracket, and remove it by lifting upward. 3375 . . . 1/4-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3384 and
4. Remove the other tube-lock in the same manner. #3385
3376 . . . 1/4-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fitting/nipples for Cat. #3386
PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION (TUBING ONLY) 3390 . . . 1/50-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3389
1. After removing the tubing assembly, slide the slotted tube-lock on each end away 3391 . . . 1/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3389
from the barbed fittings. Remove the barbed fittings and tube-locks from the 3392 . . . 3/32-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3389
tubing, discarding the tubing. 3393 . . . 3/16-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3389
2. Prepare a new length of tubing for installation by sliding a tube-lock over the end 3394 . . . 1/4-inch I.D. Silicone tubing and fittings/nipples for Cat. #3389
of the tubing. Insert a fitting on the end of the tubing. Make certain to slide the
tubing over the barbed portion of the fitting. Repeat this procedure for the other
end of the tubing. The tubing assembly is now ready for installation. ACCESSORIES
Control Cat. No. 3280 Tight-Seal ™ Hose/Tubing Clamp Assortment
TUBING ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION includes 5 each of 13 different sizes. Clamps have an inside diameter of 0.246 to
The 1/4-inch (6.4mm) tubing assemblies have tube-locks that consist of nylon 1.610 inches. Clamps securely fasten tubing on connectors, pumps, glassware, and
washers—they are not slotted. All other tubing assemblies have tube-locks that are filtration units. Chemical-corrosion-resistant, rustproof, and nonconducting nylon is
slotted. ideal for use in wide-temperature range of 32 to 194°F.
Slotted Tube-Lock Fittings Control Cat. No. 3285 Tight-Ties ™ , Cable Ties Assortment includes
1. Press one slotted tube-lock into the metal U-bracket. 400 ties with lengths from 4 to 14 inches. One-piece, self-locking ties are made of
2. Feed the tubing around the pump head (stretching the tubing slightly to ensure a chemical-corrosion-resistant, rustproof, and nonconducting nylon, ideal for use in
good wraparound fit). wide-temperature range of -40 to 185°F.
3. Press the second tube-lock into the other metal U-bracket.
Control Cat. No. 3367 European Power Supply 220 volts, 50 hertz
Washer Tube-Lock Fittings (Powers Pumps I, II, or III).
1. Slip one end of the tubing assembly into the U-bracket with the washer to the
right of the bracket.
2. Feed the tubing around the pump head (stretching the tubing slightly to ensure a WARRANTY, SERVICE OF RECALIBRATION
good wraparound fit). For warranty, service, or recalibration contact:
3. Slip the second end of the tubing assembly into the other U-bracket with the
washer to the right of the bracket.
TUBING
This specially formulated pump tubing is made from FDA-approved ingredients. The CONTROL COMPANY
unique manufacturing process achieves a tubing flexibility greater than other tubing.
It is ultratranslucent so that the flow of the liquid can be observed. It is nontoxic,
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compression set. Its high “weatherability” properties resist ultraviolet light, ozone, E-mail [email protected]
and gases. May be used in the lab and outdoors. It may be autoclaved. Designed for
pumping very hot and very cold liquids, -80 to 500°F (-62 to 260°C). www.control3.com
REPLACEMENT SETS OF TUBING
Cat. No. Description Control Company is ISO 9001 Quality-Certified
3370 .... Replacement set of tubing and fittings/nipples for pump by DNV and ISO 17025 accredited as a
Cat. #3384 and #3385. Identical to the set supplied with the pump. Calibration Laboratory by A2LA.
Supplied with 1/50, 1/16, 3/32, 3/16, and 1/4-inch I.D. tubing and
corresponding fittings/nipples.
3377 .... Replacement set of tubing and fittings/nipples for pump Cat. No. 3384/3385/3386/3389
Cat. #3386. Identical to the set supplied with the pump. Supplied with Variable Flow Mini-Pump Instructions
1/50, 1/16, 3/32, 3/16, and 1/4-inch I.D. tubing and corresponding fittings/ 92-3385-00
nipples. Rev.3 091307
3378 .... Replacement set of tubing and fittings/nipples for pump
Cat. #3389. Identical to the set supplied with the pump. Supplied with Traceable® is a registered trademark of Control Company
1/16, 3/32, 3/16, and 1/4-inch I.D. tubing and corresponding fittings/nipples.
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