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Boston, Massachusetts, September 10, 2016 – Particles Plus conducted a time based study of their Sleep mode feature to understand the full capability of this one-of-a-kind feature in handheld particle counters.   The study substantiated the company’s claims of the superior performance of their advanced power management functions, combined with the long life of their intelligent Lithium-Ion battery pack.

The tests were all conducted with the Model 8306 handheld particle counter, with its  screen at 100% brightness and the Temperature & Humidity Probe installed.  Each test utilized a fully charged Particles Plus intelligent battery pack.

The first test series were designed to run the instrument in continuous mode, with the sampling time setup for 1 minute and the cycles set for non-stop operation until the power ran out.  The tests recorded an average total run time of 10 hours and 30 minutes. This is unparalleled in the market for an instrument with a large color touchscreen display at its brightest setting, and with an environmental accessory probe installed.

The second test conducted was designed to create a typical use application with samples being taken for one minute,  once every 5 minutes, to determine the number of hours that the instrument would operate during typical use.  The instrument ran for 17 hours and 45 minutes with this sampling set-up.

The final test series, utilizing the unique Particles Plus proprietary Sleep mode, was designed to simulate a long term monitoring scenario.  In the first test the sampling time was set for (2) one-minute samples taken every half hour, with the instrument powering down for the idle time between samples in order to conserve power.  The results yielded an operation time of 14 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes before the instrument had to be recharged or have its battery replaced. The second test, utilizing the Sleep mode function with a single one minute sample per hour programmed, allowed the unit to run for 26 days, 6 hours.

Particles Plus has succeeded in producing the industry-best comprehensive Power Management System for a handheld instrument.  The intelligence of the power system and onboard processor for its Lithium-Ion battery pack ensures uniform charging and discharging, the longest battery use, and the longest battery life in a handheld particle counter.

For technical questions, product information or pricing, contact Particles Plus today.