Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (2024)

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Honeywell BW Solo User Manual

Honeywell

BWTM Solo User Manual

1 Rev. A

October 2018

P/N: G05-4001-000

Honeywell BW Solo User Manual

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IMPORTANT! BUMP TEST THE MONITOR BEFORE EACH DAY’S USE

Prior to each day’s use, every gas detection monitor should be bump tested to confirm the response of all sensors and activation of all alarms by exposing the monitor to a concentration of target gas that exceeds the low alarm set point. A bump test is also recommended if the monitor has been subjected to physical impact, liquid immersion, an Over Limit alarm event, or custody changes, or anytime the monitor’s performance is in doubt.

To ensure greatest accuracy and safety, only bump test and calibrate in a fresh air environment. The monitor should be calibrated every time it does not pass a bump test, but no less frequently than

every six months, depending on use and exposure to gas and contamination, and its operational mode.

Calibration intervals and bump test procedures may vary due to national legislation.

Honeywell recommends using calibration gas cylinders containing the gas that is appropriate to the sensor you are using, and in the correct concentration.

© 2018 Honeywell International.

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Contents

1.

Standard Contents.................................................................................................................................

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2.

General Information...............................................................................................................................

9

3. User Interface & Display Overview......................................................................................................

10

3.1.

Out-Of-Box Experience (First Time Use Only)............................................................................

11

3.2.

Status Indicator Icons..................................................................................................................

12

4. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Operation ..............................................................................................

12

4.1.

BLE Icons ....................................................................................................................................

13

4.2.

Non-Compliance Indicator LEDs.................................................................................................

13

4.3.

Pairing With Smartphones...........................................................................................................

14

5.

Battery .................................................................................................................................................

17

5.1.

Battery Status..............................................................................................................................

17

5.2.

Battery Replacement...................................................................................................................

17

6. Turning The Honeywell BW Solo On & Off .........................................................................................

19

6.1.

Turning The Honeywell BW Solo On ..........................................................................................

19

6.2.

Turning The Honeywell BW Solo Off ..........................................................................................

19

6.3.

Calibration Status ........................................................................................................................

19

6.4.

Bump Status ................................................................................................................................

20

6.5.

Sensor Fault Status.....................................................................................................................

20

7.

Navigation............................................................................................................................................

21

7.1.

Glance Navigation .......................................................................................................................

21

7.2.

Main Navigation...........................................................................................................................

22

8.

Navigation: Information Menu .............................................................................................................

23

8.1.

Event Log Navigation ..................................................................................................................

24

9.

Navigation: Settings.............................................................................................................................

25

9.1.

Enter Settings Mode....................................................................................................................

25

9.2.

Menus & Submenus In Settings Mode........................................................................................

26

9.3.

Language.....................................................................................................................................

27

9.4.

Time.............................................................................................................................................

27

9.5.

Date .............................................................................................................................................

27

9.6.

Units ............................................................................................................................................

27

9.7.

Readings .....................................................................................................................................

27

9.8.

Setpoints......................................................................................................................................

28

9.9.

Latching .......................................................................................................................................

28

9.10. Reminders ...................................................................................................................................

28

9.10.1. Force On or Off for Bump/Cal...............................................................................................

28

9.10.1.1.

Force Cal................................................................................................................

28

9.10.1.2.

Force Bump............................................................................................................

29

9.11. Data Logging ...............................................................................................................................

29

9.12. BLE..............................................................................................................................................

29

9.13. Assigned......................................................................................................................................

29

9.14. Zone ............................................................................................................................................

29

9.15. IntelliFlash ...................................................................................................................................

30

9.16. Non-Compliance Indicator LEDs.................................................................................................

30

9.17. Passcode.....................................................................................................................................

31

9.18. Exit...............................................................................................................................................

31

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10.

Zeroing

................................................................................................................................................

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11.

Bump Testing ......................................................................................................................................

32

12.

Calibrating ...........................................................................................................................................

34

13.

Replacing ............................................................................................................The Filter & Sensor

35

13.1. Filter .................................................................................................................Color Reference

35

13.2. Removing ..................................................................................................................The Cover

35

13.3. Replacing ....................................................................................................................The Filter

36

13.4. Replacing .................................................................................................................The Sensor

36

13.4.1. ..............................................................................................

4 - Series Sensor Replacement

37

13.4.2. ..............................................................................................

1 - Series Sensor Replacement

39

13.5. Reinstalling ................................................................................................................The Cover

41

14.

Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................

42

14.1. Cleaning ......................................................................................................................................

42

14.2. Replacing ........................................................................................................The Alligator Clip

42

14.3. Replacing/Servicing .................................................................................................Other Parts

42

15.

Firmware .................................................................................................................................Update

42

16.

Year Of ...........................................................................................................................Manufacture

42

17.

Sensors ..............................................................................................................................& Settings

43

18.

Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................................

45

19.

Honeywell ......................................................................................................BW Solo Specifications

46

20.

Limited Warranty .........................................................................................and Limitation of Liability

48

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WARNINGS

This Manual must be carefully read by all individuals who have or will have the responsibility of using, maintaining, or servicing this product. The product will perform as designed only if it is used, maintained, and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The user should understand how to set the correct parameters and interpret the obtained results.

For safety reasons, this equipment must be operated and serviced by qualified personnel only. Read and understand the user manual completely before operating or servicing.

AVERTISsem*nT

Pour des raisons de sécurité, cet équipment doit être utilisé, entretenu et réparé uniquement par un personnel qualifié. Étudier le manuel d’instructions en entier avant d’utiliser, d’entretenir ou de réparer l’équipement.

Read Before Operating

This manual must be carefully read by all individuals who have or will have the responsibility of using, maintaining, or servicing this product. The product will perform as designed only if it is used, maintained, and serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The user should understand how to set the correct parameters and interpret the obtained results.

CAUTION!

To reduce the risk of electric shock, turn the power off before opening this instrument or performing service. Never operate the instrument when the instrument is open. Service this product only in an area known to be nonhazardous.

Proper Product Disposal At End Of Life

EU Directive 2012/19/EU: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

This symbol indicates that the product must not be disposed of as general industrial or domestic waste. This product should be disposed of through suitable WEEE disposal facilities. For more information about disposal of this product, contact your local authority, distributor, or the manufacturer.

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CAUTION!

This product is a gas detector, not a measurement device.

Ensure that the sensor cap is free of dirt, debris, and is not obstructed.

Clean the exterior with a soft, damp cloth.

For optimal performance, periodically zero the sensor in a normal atmosphere (20.9% v/v O2) that is free of hazardous gas.

Portable safety gas detectors are life safety devices. Accuracy of ambient gas reading(s) is dependent upon factors such as accuracy of the calibration gas standard used for calibration and frequency of calibration. Honeywell Analytics recommends performing a calibration at least once every 180 days (6 months).

Any rapid up-scaling reading followed by a declining or erratic reading may indicate a gas concentration beyond the upper scale limit, which can be hazardous.

Products may contain materials that are regulated for transportation under domestic and international dangerous goods regulations.

Return product in compliance with appropriate dangerous goods regulations. Contact freight carrier for further instructions.

Recycling: this instrument contains a lithium battery. Do not mix with the solid waste stream. Spent batteries should be disposed of by a qualified recycler or hazardous materials handler.

Wireless Security Warning

Wireless data transmission can extend beyond your walls and can be received by anyone with a compatible adapter. Without proper protection, data can be compromised. Use the security features of all wireless equipment in your network.

Bluetooth communication should always be set to OFF unless the functionality is required.

If possible, pair devices ONLY when in a physically secure area.

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Caution

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules / Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditionssuivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur del'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage estsusceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that necessary for successful communication.

Conformément à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada, le présent émetteur radio peutfonctionner avec une antenne d'un type et d'un gain maximal (ou inférieur) approuvé pour l'émetteur par Industrie Canada. Dans le but de réduire les risques de brouillage radioélectrique à l'intention des autres utilisateurs, il faut choisir le type d'antenne et son gain de sorte que la puissance isotrope rayonnée équivalente (p.i.r.e.) ne dépasse pas l'intensité nécessaire à l'établissem*nt d'une communication satisfaisante.

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Operation Area and Conditions

Safety Certifications

Class I, Division 1, Groups A,B,C,D T4; Class I, Zone 0, AEx/Ex ia IIC T4 Ga -40°C≤ Tamb ≤ 60°C

ATEX:

Sira 19ATEX2004,

0518

II 1G I M1 / Ex ia IIC T4 Ga / Ex ia I Ma

Tamb -40°C to 60°C

IECEx:

IECEx SIR 19.0004 Ex ia IIC T4 Ga / Ex ia I Ma Tamb = -40°C to +60°C

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFE USE

WARNING: Read and understand instruction manual before operation or servicing. AVERTISsem*nT: Lisez et comprenez le manual d’instructions avant d’utiliser ou d'effectuer l'entretien.

WARNING: Substitution of components may impact safety.

AVERTISsem*nT: La substitution de composants peut compromettre la sécurité.

WARNING: Lithium battery: Only use approved battery: 2/3AA 3.6V 1.65Ah Lithium battery (P/N: BWS-BAT01).

AVERTISsem*nT: Batterie Lithium: Utilisez uniquement des batteries approuvé: 2/3AA 3.6V 1.65Ah Batterie Lithium (N/P: BWS-BAT01).

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1. Standard Contents

Standard Package includes:

Detector complete with specified sensor, stainless-steel alligator clip and concussion-proof housing

Test Cap with 1 ft of hose

Quick Reference Guide

2.General Information

Honeywell BW Solo is easy to operate — even if you’re wearing gloves. Using this button or the Honeywell SafetySuite Device Configurator software, you can easily configure set points, latching alarms, and other parameters. You can also access measurements for short-term exposure limit (STEL) and time-weighted average (TWA), and pair the wireless Honeywell BW Solo with our mobile apps:

With the Device Configurator app, you can set up the detector, choose alarm set points and more — all from up to 6 meters away. Also use the app to see calibration readings, email calibration certificates and upgrade firmware.

With the Safety Communicator app, detector readings are sent instantly to Honeywell’s realtime monitoring software. Access it from any device with an internet connection, and get remote visibility on worker safety and location.

You can also use the wireless Honeywell BW Solo to share gas data with the desktop software — no dock required.

Key Features

Simple one-button operation

Easy sensor, filter, and battery replacement

Compatible with IntelliDoX for centralized data with automated bump testing, calibration, and instrument management.

Option to activate IntelliFlash™ or non-compliance flash

Ability to assign detectors to workers and locations

Easy-to-read display for multiple languages

Data logging with rolling 24-hour peak reading

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3. User Interface & Display Overview

The BW Solo has a single button for on/off, parameter viewing, and programming functions. The display is backlit when you press the button.

Front

Display

Units

Sensor

Type

Audible

Alarm

Beeper

Sensor

Cover

Plate

Back

Readings

LED Visible

Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (6) Alarm Band

Control

Button

Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (7) Light sensor

Alert LED

Status icons

Filter

Reference

Window

Gas Inlets

IR communication Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (8) Port

Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (9) Alligator

Clip

Honeywell BW Solo Operating Manual (10) Battery compartment

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3.1. Out-Of-Box Experience (First Time Use Only)

The first time the instrument is turned on, you are prompted to select a display language and to enter time and date.

Note: Language selection during the first power-on is mandatory.

Note: If you do not press a button for 6 seconds during out-of-the-box power-on, the instrument automatically turns off. Language selection during the first power-on is mandatory, although you can skip the time and date. If a language was selected before this 6-second idle period, the instrument shows the normal reading screen after the next start-up. If a language has not been selected, then the next time the instrument is turned on, there is a prompt to select a language.

Press and hold the button for 3 seconds. When you power the unit on, it counts down, 3-2-1. LEDs flash, the vibration alarm shakes, and the audible alarm sounds, and the Honeywell logo then appears on the screen. After startup, the “Set language” screen is shown.

Step through the available languages by pressing the button. Once you see the language you want, press and hold the button for 1 second.

Note: If you pass the language you want, press the button until your language is shown. Then press and hold the button for 1 second.

Once you have set the language, wait 3 seconds, and the “Set time” screen is shown.

Press and hold the button for 1 second to set the time. Otherwise, press it once to change to “No.” Then press the button for 1 second to advance to “Set date.” If you change your mind and want to set the time, press the button once instead.

Set the hour (00 to 23) by pressing the button until you reach the correct hour. Once the hour is selected, press and hold the button for 1 second.

When “Set minute” is shown, press the button repeatedly to reach the correct minute (00 through 59). Then press and hold the button for 1 second. The time is now set.

IMPORTANT!

If a major error that prevents the instrument from functioning is found during startup, an error number is shown on the display. Shut off the instrument and restart it. If the error message is shown again, shut off the instrument and contact Technical Services.

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3.2. Status Indicator Icons

On-screen icons are used to indicate battery, bump, calibration and sensor status, as well as peak reading. The table below details how and when each icon is displayed. The triangular red LED located to the right of the screen illuminates to accompany these (it is active when the noncompliance feature is on).

Icon

Explanation

The battery icon is not shown on the display unless the remaining power is one day or

less.

When the battery’s remaining life falls below 24 hours, the battery icon is

shown and there is a flash and beep every 60 minutes.

When the battery’s remaining life falls below 8 hours, the icon blinks on and off

every second, and there are two beeps and two flashes every 30 seconds.

When less than 12 hours remains before a bump test should be performed, this icon is

shown and the buzzer sounds once every hour. When the user has also set the non-

compliance option for the bump test reminder, the instrument flashes once and beeps

once every 10/30/60 seconds (the interval is set by the user, and this beep function

can be enabled/disabled).

The icon blinks once per second if there is a failed or skipped bump test, and the

instrument beeps three times every 60 minutes.

A bump test is required (and indicated by this icon) if:

The defined period between bump tests has been exceeded (bump test overdue).

The sensor has failed a previous bump test.

Failed bump test notification is shown on the screen if a bump test is failed. In the

information menu, it shows that the bump test must be performed “NOW.”

Note: the sensor should be challenged on a regular basis (before each day’s

use) to ensure proper sensor performance.

This icon is shown when there is less than 12 hours remaining before a calibration

should be performed. The instrument beeps once every 60 minutes.

The icon blinks once per second if there is a failed or skipped calibration, and the

instrument beeps three times every hour if the non-compliance option is off. When the

user has also set the non-compliance option for the calibration reminder, the

instrument flashes once and beeps once every 10/30/60 seconds (the interval is set by

the user, and this beep function can be enabled/disabled).

Calibration is required (and indicated by this icon) if:

The defined period between calibrations has been exceeded.

The sensor has failed a previous calibration.

When a sensor fails, has been removed, this icon is shown on the display, and there are is one beep, one flash, and one vibration per second. The display shows “- - -“.

The Peak Reading icon is displayed when a peak gas reading has been detected in the past 24 hours. The icon is otherwise hidden.

4. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Operation

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Honeywell BW Solo is designed to operate via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to send data to a smartphone running Safety Communicator. The data can then be sent to computers running Honeywell real-time monitoring software.

Note: If BLE operation is desired, the wireless option must be specified at time of ordering.

You can download Safety Communicator from the Google Play and iTunes store for free on one of the supported phone platforms. However, you need a Honeywell real-time monitoring software license to transmit monitor alarm information from Honeywell Real-Time Monitoring software.

4.1. BLE Icons

An icon is shown on the Honeywell BW Solo’s screen to show the status of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), including connectivity.

Icon

Explanation

BLE connected. The icon is shown when data is being transferred.

BLE is off.

BLE is on, but is not connected.

4.2. Non-Compliance Indicator LEDs

The non-compliance indicator LEDs flash in the following situations:

Low battery

Low, High, TWA, STEL, or Negative alarm

Failed self-diagnostic test

Failed bump test or calibration

Overdue bump test or calibration

When a functional error occurs, the gas detector tries to recover from it. If an error persists, contact Honeywell Analytics or your distributor for technical assistance.

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4.3. Pairing With Smartphones

Note: Bluetooth communication must be turned on in the Honeywell BW Solo instrument before attempting to pair it with smartphones or other iOS or Android devices.

1.Open the Safety Communicator program.

2.The app opens and begins scanning for nearby Bluetooth instruments. As instruments are found, they show up in the list. If the Honeywell BW Solo does not show up, click “Scan” so that it searches for the instrument.

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When the Honeywell BW Solo is found, it shows up in the list, represented by its image and serial number:

3.Click on the Honeywell BW Solo device that displays the serial number of the unit you are trying to connect. This message appears:

4.Look at the Honeywell BW Solo’s screen, and you will see a code number. Input that code number into the field on your smartphone and then click “Pair.”

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FAQs

What is the Honeywell BW solo standard? ›

Honeywell BW™ Solo is a easy to service single-gas detector with BLE connectivity that provides real-time visibility into the status and safety of hazardous-area workers, helping companies respond faster, more knowingly and decisively to safety incidents.

What is error code 4006? ›

Error Code 4006 means that the sensor module is not responding on the board.

What is the range of NH3 in BW solo? ›

0-100ppm

How do I change my Honeywell settings? ›

To do this, you can go to your settings on your thermostat, and you'll see a menu for the home and away setting. There, you can set the temperatures, times, and days you want the program to run. When you're done choosing the details of the program you want to set, press “set schedule,” and it will automatically set it.

What is error code 4096? ›

What to do if you receive a 4096 error code on a PlayStation console. If you receive error code 4096 on a PlayStation console, it means that your console has encountered a general connection failure. To fix this, please try rebooting your PlayStation console and your network router.

What is error code 23060502? ›

Note. This error code indicates you were disconnected from the service prior to the matchmaking process starting. This error may be the result of your wireless network or Internet connection dropping your connection, or your connection timing out.

What is error code 20022046? ›

Description: Error code 2002-2046 is displayed on your Nintendo Switch console. Error Message: "Unable to access microSD card. Please turn off the console and reinsert the microSD card."

What is the Honeywell code for thermostat? ›

If a Honeywell thermostat is accidentally locked by an owner, guest, or personnel and the unlock code for the device is unknown, you can use the default unlock code which is "1234".

What is a CO gas detector? ›

CO alarms are designed to warn you of any unusual build-up of CO in your home. These higher levels of CO may occur from improperly maintained, installed or used fuel-burning appliances, backdrafting appliances or fireplaces, or idling cars in garages.

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