Skip to main content
Waters

Why does my ELSD detector keep increasing its sensitivity over time and saturating with clipped peaks? - WKB7176

Article number: 7176

ENVIRONMENT

  • 2420
  • 2424
  • ACQUITY ELS

ANSWER

Service Note:

Gain Increases on ELS Detectors after repeated power ups.

In an attempt to mitigate the effects of optical degradation over time, ELS firmware contains code that artificially adds gain each time the detectors are powered on. Unfortunately, an error makes this gain increase with each successive power up and can eventually cause signal saturation even at low gain settings. Running the normalization routine returns the gain to normal levels. 

Suggest less frequent power ups or routine renormalization of the detector to avoid this signal saturation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Not able to find a solution? Click here to request help.