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-======SLICE-QT Four-Channel Temperature Controller Quick Start Guide ======+======SLICE-QTC Four-Channel Temperature Controller Quick Start Guide ======
  
-Model No. SLICE-QT+Model No. SLICE-QT ​AND SLICE-QTC
  
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 Document Last Updated on ~~LASTMOD~~ Document Last Updated on ~~LASTMOD~~
  
-Please read [[:​limited_warranty|Limited Warranty]] and [[:​warnings_cautions|General Warnings and Cautions]] prior to operating the SLICE-QT.+Please read [[:​limited_warranty|Limited Warranty]] and [[:​warnings_cautions|General Warnings and Cautions]] prior to operating the SLICE-QTC.
  
 ====Links==== ====Links====
  
-Click here for the [[slice:​qt|SLICE-QT Owner'​s Manual]]\\ +Click here for the [[slice:​qt|SLICE-QTC Owner'​s Manual]]\\ 
-Click here for the [[slice:​qt:​API|SLICE-QT API]].\\+Click here for the [[slice:​qt:​API|SLICE-QTC API]].\\
 Click here for the [[slice:​Z-N|Ziegler-Nichols loop tuning instructions]].\\ Click here for the [[slice:​Z-N|Ziegler-Nichols loop tuning instructions]].\\
-Click here for the [[https://​www.vescent.com/​products/​electronics/​slice/​slice-qt-four-channel-temperature-controller/​|SLICE-QT web page]].\\ +Click here for the [[https://​www.vescent.com/​products/​electronics/​slice/​slice-qt-four-channel-temperature-controller/​|SLICE-QTC]] web page.\\ 
-[[https://www.vescent.com/products/electronics/slice/slice-qt-four-channel-temperature-controller/​|SLICE-QT]] web page.\\+Click here for the [[https://github.com/Vescent|Github page for SLICE-QTC GUI]]\\ 
 +Click here for the [[https://github.com/Vescent/​SLICE-QT-Firmware-Upgrade|Github page for SLICE-QTC firmware revisions]]\\
 Contact [[sales@vescent.com|sales [at] vescent [dot] com]] for questions and corrections,​ or to request added functionality. Contact [[sales@vescent.com|sales [at] vescent [dot] com]] for questions and corrections,​ or to request added functionality.
 +
  
 =====Description===== =====Description=====
  
-The SLICE-QT is a high-precision temperature controller (see <imgref qt_prod_shot>​). ​ It will control up to four thermal plants with sub-millikelvin precision.+The SLICE-QTC is a high-precision temperature controller (see <imgref qt_prod_shot>​). ​ It will control up to four thermal plants with sub-millikelvin precision.
  
-<​imgcaption qt_prod_shot|The SLICE-QT>{{ slice:​front-angle-acs-large.jpg?​200|}}</​imgcaption>​+<​imgcaption qt_prod_shot|The SLICE-QTC>{{ slice:​front-angle-acs-large.jpg?​200|}}</​imgcaption>​
  
 =====Purchase Includes===== =====Purchase Includes=====
-  * SLICE-QT Temperature Control Unit+  * SLICE-QTC Temperature Control Unit
   * AC power cord with appropriate wall plug for you location (if known)   * AC power cord with appropriate wall plug for you location (if known)
   * Four single-ended 6-ft control cables((More cables may be purchased separately))   * Four single-ended 6-ft control cables((More cables may be purchased separately))
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 When presented with a given view, it is possible to select the functionality or change the values in any field bordered in <color black/​hsl(213,​ 80%, 60%)>​blue</​color>​. ​ When a particular field is actively being edited, its border will be <color black/​yellow>​yellow</​color>​. ​ When presented with a given view, it is possible to select the functionality or change the values in any field bordered in <color black/​hsl(213,​ 80%, 60%)>​blue</​color>​. ​ When a particular field is actively being edited, its border will be <color black/​yellow>​yellow</​color>​. ​
  
-  - Using <tabref pinout>, make connections from the SLICE-QT to your thermal plant via the cables supplied by Vescent. ​ Peel the shield back to make connections. ​ The shield is connected to the SLICE-QT case.  It is not recommended to connect the shield to the plant as ground loops may be formed, degrading performance. +  - Using <tabref pinout>, make connections from the SLICE-QTC to your thermal plant via the cables supplied by Vescent. ​ Peel the shield back to make connections. ​ The shield is connected to the SLICE-QTC case.  It is not recommended to connect the shield to the plant as ground loops may be formed, degrading performance. 
-  - Use the supplied AC power cord to provide power to the SLICE-QT.  The power converter inside the unit will accept any line voltage within the range in <tabref v_rng>​. +  - Use the supplied AC power cord to provide power to the SLICE-QTC.  The power converter inside the unit will accept any line voltage within the range in <tabref v_rng>​. 
-  - Turn on the SLICE-QT with the power switch on the back of the unit located on the power entry module.+  - Turn on the SLICE-QTC with the power switch on the back of the unit located on the power entry module.
   - From the Home screen, touch the CH icon for the channel to be used to go to the Channel Detail screen.   - From the Home screen, touch the CH icon for the channel to be used to go to the Channel Detail screen.
   - Touch Settings > Load Limits   - Touch Settings > Load Limits
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   - Monitor on the performance screen to ensure system settles   - Monitor on the performance screen to ensure system settles
  
-| {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | Use caution grounding the shield at the transducer end of the interface cable as ground loops may be formed, degrading performance. ​                                       +| {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | Use caution grounding the shield ​(drain) ​at the transducer end of the interface cable as ground loops may be formed, degrading performance. ​ ​Consider floating the plant or not connecting the shield to the plant chassis. ​                                     ​
-| {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | WHEN USING A RESISTIVE HEATER, be sure to set the transducer type (CH X > Settings > Plant) to Heater/​Monopolar. ​ If set to TEC/​Bipolar,​ attempts by the SLICE-QT to actively cool your plant could result in a thermal runaway condition. |+| {{ :​warning-sign.png?​100&​nolink }}  | WHEN USING A RESISTIVE HEATER, be sure to set the transducer type (CH X > Settings > Plant) to Heater/​Monopolar. ​ If set to TEC/​Bipolar,​ attempts by the SLICE-QTC to actively cool your plant could result in a thermal runaway condition. |
  
 <WRAP center round box 60%><​tabcaption pinout |Cable pinout> <WRAP center round box 60%><​tabcaption pinout |Cable pinout>
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 </​tabcaption></​WRAP>​ </​tabcaption></​WRAP>​
  
-You may purchase more cables separately from Vescent Photonics. ​ We do not recommend making cables, but if you do so, make sure the metal sleeve (drain) is well connected to the chassis of the SLICE-QT.+You may purchase more cables separately from Vescent Photonics. ​ We do not recommend making cables, but if you do so, make sure the metal sleeve (drain) is well connected to the chassis of the SLICE-QTC.  Ground loops may form degrading performance if you connect the plant side of the drain to the plant chassis. ​ Consider floating the plant or not connecting the drain to the plant chassis.
  
-The SLICE-QT will accept input line voltages within the ranges in <tabref v_rng>.+The SLICE-QTC will accept input line voltages within the ranges in <tabref v_rng>.
 <WRAP center round box 60%><​tabcaption v_rng |Input Voltage Specifications>​ <WRAP center round box 60%><​tabcaption v_rng |Input Voltage Specifications>​
 | **Parameter** ​      | **Value** ​ | **Units** ​ | | **Parameter** ​      | **Value** ​ | **Units** ​ |
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   - <color black/​yellow>​System locked range (yellow dashed lines)</​color>​   - <color black/​yellow>​System locked range (yellow dashed lines)</​color>​
  
-<​imgcaption front|Front of rear of SLICE-QT>{{ :​slice:​slice-qt-front-numbered.png?​534x221 |}}</​imgcaption>​+<​imgcaption front|Front of rear of SLICE-QTC>{{ :​slice:​slice-qt-front-numbered.png?​534x221 |}}</​imgcaption>​
 ===== Rear Panel ===== ===== Rear Panel =====
 The rear panel can be seen in <imgref back>​. ​ The functions and connections are as follows: The rear panel can be seen in <imgref back>​. ​ The functions and connections are as follows:
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   - Input trigger (BNC)   - Input trigger (BNC)
   - USB port (Type B)   - USB port (Type B)
-  - Connections to thermal plants(([[https://​www.digikey.com/​product-detail/​en/​cui-inc/​PD-40S/​CP-7240-ND/​2119338|Four-pin DIN connector]]))((In some early versions of the SLICE-QT, the order of these connectors is reversed.))+  - Connections to thermal plants(([[https://​www.digikey.com/​product-detail/​en/​cui-inc/​PD-40S/​CP-7240-ND/​2119338|Four-pin DIN connector]]))((In some early versions of the SLICE-QTC, the order of these connectors is reversed.))
  
-<​imgcaption back|View of rear of SLICE-QT>{{ :​slice:​slice-qt-rear-numbered.png?​534x221 |}}</​imgcaption>​\\+<​imgcaption back|View of rear of SLICE-QTC>{{ :​slice:​slice-qt-rear-numbered.png?​534x221 |}}</​imgcaption>​\\
  
 Contact [[sales@vescent.com|sales [at] vescent [dot] com]] for questions and corrections,​ or to request added functionality. Contact [[sales@vescent.com|sales [at] vescent [dot] com]] for questions and corrections,​ or to request added functionality.
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