UV LAMP PARAMETERS
A UV lamp is used with the MCO-19AIC(UV) or the MCO-19AIC with an MCO-19UVS UV Lamp
Expansion Kit installed. Use the following procedures to make the settings.
Using the UV lamp
A UV lamp is located inside the duct to sterilize the water in the humidifying pan and the air circulating in
the chamber. Observe the following points to use the UV lamp correctly.
When all chamber attachments are installed correctly, only the inside of the duct and the inside of the
humidifying pan cover are exposed to UV light.
Correctly install all of the chamber attachments when starting a cell culture, and never turn ON the UV
lamp when the humidifying pan cover is removed.
Always install the humidifying pan cover even when using the Incubator without turning ON the UV
lamp. Leaving the cover uninstalled will affect the chamber temperature distribution and the humidity
The UV lamp stays lit for a preset period of time after the outer door is closed. The default setting is for
If the outer door is not opened for at least 12 consecutive hours, the UV lamp will light for the preset
time period every 12 hours.
The recommended replacement time for the UV lamp (i.e., when the UV output ratio drops to 60% to
70% of its initial value) is when the accumulated ON time reaches 1,000 hours. When the accumulated
ON time reaches approximately 1,000 hours, the "UV" will flash in the status display field on the LCD
panel (when the UV lamp is not lit). It is recommended that the UV lamp be quickly replaced at this point.
Consult a Sanyo sales representative or agent for information on replacing the UV lamp.
If the UV lamp burns out, Err18:UV Lamp Abnormal will be displayed in the message display field. If
this occurs, replace the UV lamp. When replacing the UV lamp, replace the glow starter (type FG-7P) at
the same time. Consult a Sanyo sales representative or agent for information on replacing the UV lamp.
If the UV lamp burns out (Err18:UV Lamp Abnormal will be displayed in the message display field), it
will not be possible to perform H
decontamination. Replace the UV lamp and the glow starter.