The Main Functions & Operations
1. Activated Mode & Attaching a new atomizer:
To wake the device from power off state, tap the Fire button. The Panzer200 uses the resistance of the atomizer to calculate the temperature of the heating coil. It continually looks to see whether a new or changed atomizer has been connected.
If you are using temperature protection, be careful to only attach new atomizers that have cooled to room temperature to the device. If a new atomizer is attached to the Panzer200 before it has cooled down, the temperature may read and protect incorrectly until the new atomizer cools.
When you connect a new atomizer or disconnect and reconnect your existing atomizer, the Panzer200 will prompt you to confirm this change. When you fire the first time, before activating the Panzer200 will prompt “New Coil? LEFT YES/RIGHT NO”. When you see this prompt, if you have attached a new atomizer, press the LEFT button. If you have disconnected and reconnected the same atomizer, press the RIGHT button.
2. Locked mode: Pressing the fire button five times with less than .7 seconds between presses will cause the device to enter Locked mode. In Locked mode, the device will not fire and the output power will not adjust accidentally. While in Locked mode, the screen will be off, except that pressing a button will show “Locked, Click 5X”. To exit Locked mode, press the fire button 5 times.
3. Stealth mode: While locked, holding the fire and down buttons simultaneously for five seconds will switch to stealth mode. In this mode the display is off. It will still show error and lock messages. To switch back to normal display mode, hold down the fire and down buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. This setting is stored to internal flash memory, and remains if power is removed.
4. Power Locked mode: Holding down both the up and down buttons for two seconds will place the device in Power Locked mode. In this mode, the mod will operate normally, but you will not be able to change the power setting. This mode prevents accidental power level changes due to the buttons being pressed while in a pocket. To exit Power Locked mode, hold the up and down buttons for two seconds.
5. Power Preset Mode: Under the power locked mode, pressing the up / down buttons twice with less than 0.7 seconds between presses will cause the device to Power Preset mode, then press the fire button to confirm the selection.
6. Resistance lock: The Panzer 200 relies on the cold resistance of the atomizer to measure temperature accurately. If the connection is not stable or if you find the measured resistance drifts with time, it may be desirable to lock the atomizer resistance. To do so, while locked hold both the Fire and Up buttons for two seconds to enter Resistance Lock mode. In this mode, the Panzer200 will use the present atomizer cold resistance without refinement until the atomizer is disconnected or the resistance lock is disabled. A lock symbol will replace the ohm symbol on the display. To disable resistance lock, repeat the procedure to lock it.
7. Max. Temperature Adjust: From Locked Mode, holding down both the up and down buttons for two seconds will place the device in Max Temperature Adjust mode. Once this mode is entered, the max temperature will be displayed. The up and down buttons are used to adjust the max temperature. To save the new temperature setting and exit, press the Fire button.
The Panzer200 will indicate a variety of error states.
Check Atomizer: The Panzer200 does not detect an atomizer, the atomizer has shorted out, or the atomizer resistance is incorrect for the power setting.
Shorted: The atomizer or wiring are short circuited.
Weak Battery: The battery needs to be charged, or a higher rate battery needs to be used. If this happens, the Panzer200 will continue to fire the atomizer, but will not be able to provide the desired wattage. The Weak Battery message will continue to flash for a few seconds after the end of puff.
Temperature Protected: The heating coil reached the maximum allowed temperature during the puff. If this happens, the Panzer200 will continue to fire, but will not be able to provide the desired wattage.
Ohms Too High: The resistance of the atomizer coil is too high for the current wattage setting. If this happens, the Panzer200 will continue to fire, but will not be able to provide the desired wattage. The Ohms Too High message will continue to flash for a few seconds after the end of puff.
Ohms Too Low: The resistance of the atomizer coil is too low for the current wattage setting. If this happens, the Panzer200 will continue to fire, but will not be able to provide the desired wattage. The Ohms Too Low message will continue to flash for a few seconds after the end of puff.
Too Hot: The Panzer200 has on board temperature sensing. It will shut down and display this message if the internal board temperature becomes excessive.
Auto power down
The screen will be at full brightness while firing. After 10 seconds with no button presses, the screen will dim. 30 seconds after the last button press, the screen will fade out and the device will go into sleep mode. To wake the device, press the fire button.
The Panzer200 has a built in 1A USB charger. It automatically detects the type of USB power supply it is connected to, so it can be plugged into standard PC USB ports or higher power chargers. The max charge current is based on the cell capacity as programmed in Escribe.
The Panzer200 runs from a three cell battery. Because lithium polymer cells can be damaged by excessive discharge, with multi-cell series batteries it is important to measure each cell in the battery independently and stop firing the atomizer when any of the cells reaches the cutoff voltage. The Panzer200 uses the battery pack taps to monitor each cell.
During charging, is vital that none of the batteries charge beyond 4.2 volts per cell. If one of the cells in the battery has more charge than the others, its voltage will be higher. During charging, the Panzer200 will turn on a balancer to charge that cell slower than the others.
By monitoring and charging each cell individually, the safety of a multi-cell pack is equivalent to using a single cell. Many products, from power tools to laptops to electric vehicles, use multi-cell packs. All of them use cell by cell monitoring and balancing to operate safely.
Escribe is a software package used to configure and modify the operation of your Panzer200. It installs on a Windows PC and connects to your Pan”200 using the USB port. When you connect your Panzer200 to the PC, press the “Connect and Download Settings” button to download the settings presently on your device to Escribe. After you make changes, press the “Upload Settings to Device” to save the new settings to the device.
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