It is important to charge the DynaPortd shortly before starting a measurement to ensure maximal measurement capacity. If the battery runs empty during the measurement, the measurement will prematurely stop.
In order to protect the Lithium-Ion battery in this product, devices should be stored in a fully charged state in low ambient temperatures. Devices in prolonged storage should be recharged to this level every three months.
The device can be charged by connecting it to a PC or USB adapter with the supplied USB cable. Multiple devices can be charged at once by using a powered USB-hub. Charging takes up to 5 hours for MM(+) and 3 hours for DP7 devices.
After the device has been connected to a power source for 5 minutes, the device will go into battery saving mode. The green blinking light will turn off, but the device will still be charging.
While the DynaPort is connected the LEDs give information about the charging status.MM(+)
Blinking green means that the device is currently charging. The green LED on means that the device is fully charged.
Red blinking = low battery
Orange blinking = 5-75%
Green blinking = 75-95% or a measurement has just started (only the first few minutes)
Green steady = 95-100%
Blue = Connected to PC
The DynaPort needs to be programmed in order to measure.
When you connect a DynaPort to your computer a green (MM & DP7) or brown (MM+) information tile will appear for each connected device in the Devices tab. The tile displays the device number (lower left corner), the battery status (upper left corner), and that it is connected via USB (upper right corner).
Make sure to give Windows some time to recognize the device and install drivers, this will happen automatically. Only then the DynaPort Manager can connect successfully to any DynaPort devices.
Click on a tile (device) to start a new measurement with that device. You can also directly select the Measure tab to do this.
Select the starting time of the measurement; this can either be now or later. Thereafter, a measurement duration should be selected. The maximal measurement duration for each DynaPort type is:
MM - 15 full days
MM+ - 7 full days
DP7 - 5 full days
NOTE: for DP7 devices intermediate charging is possible to allow measurements with a longer measurement duration. Contact McRoberts for more information regarding intermediate charging.
Add or select a project, subject and visit in order to start a measurement.
The device can be started with the 'START MEASUREMENT'-button when all the necessary information for a new measurement has been supplied. The device can be disconnected from the computer when the program notifies you to do so. After disconnecting, the LEDs will blink for about 10 seconds after which the DynaPort will go into standby mode. When the selected start time is reached the DynaPort will start measuring. During the first few minutes of the measurement the green LED will blink.
When data of a previous measurement is found on the device the program will ask to format the device prior to starting a new measurement. Note that cleaning the device removes all data from the DynaPort. When the data from the previous measurement has already been uploaded to the MyMcRoberts web portal your data is save and removing it from the device is recommended.
The device should be worn around the waist, at the middle of the lower back. The engraved McRoberts logo should be readable and the waist belt should be on the inside. It can be worn directly on the skin or over a thin layer of clothes. Please note that the DynaPort is not waterproof, so it is not suitable for showering, bathing or swimming.