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Old 01-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Lag time for camera door opening on FLX+

When I direct my FLX+ to open the camera/flow chamber door the lag time is often ~3 minutes between hitting the hitting the 'open door' button & the door lock disengaging. I understand that the instrument must complete a few tasks (e.g., dissipating static electricity) prior to disengaging the lock. I'm curious if other 454 FLX+ users have observed a similar time lag.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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It does take a while, but I've never timed it. I'd say a minute or two.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thank you for quick reply. Sorry to hear about the fire troubles.
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Before our instrument was upgraded to FLX+, it was sometimes problematic. I would often hit the button, it would go though the process, but then the door wouldn't unlock. It would sometimes take 2-4 tries before it would open. It's been fine since the upgrade. Now, it usually takes ~1 minute. I usually hit the button while I'm doing something else, then just come back to it later and open it, rather than sit and wait.
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Yes, our FLX+ has had similar recalcitrance at times when prompted to open the door.
Although our FLX+ is only~ 2 months old...
Thank you for your feedback!
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