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Platypus II User Manual

Table of Contents

Precautions

Please read these precautions.The precautions must be observed and adhered to.
Failure to observe and adhere to these precautions may result in the warranty being voided.
Robotzoo will not held liable for any loss or injury caused by improper use.

  1. Read this manual carefully before use, and use the device according to the manual.
  2. The device is designed for swimming pools with a flat floor, and a maximum incline of up to 30 degrees.
  3. Do not allow children to ride on the device, or play with it as a toy.
  4. Use only spare parts accessories that are recommended or sold by robotzoo.
  5. Use only the original and authorised power adapter with the device.
  6. If the power adapter or its cables are damaged, they must be replaced by a certified professional.
  7. Do not use or store the device near any heat source.
  8. Do not power on the device when it is out of the water.
  9. Always use an earthed and leakage protected wall socket when re-charging the device.
  10. Always power off the device whenever it is being maintained, cleaned or not in use.
  11. Always clean and wash the filter tray after use.
  12. Always store the device in a cool and ventilated place, away from direct sunshine, when re-charging or not in use.
  13. If the device is being stored, it needs to be charged and discharged every three months, in order to maintain battery life.
  14. Do not cover the device with anything when re-charging, to prevent the damage of internal electrical components caused by overheating.
  15. Do not disassemble the sealed driving kit of the device, without approval from robotzoo.
  16. It is recommended not to operate the device while pool filter is running.
  17. It is recommended not to operate the device when there are people in the pool, to avoid damage to the device.

Introduction

Introduction.

  • The robotzoo Platypus II is a rechargeable battery-driven automatic pool cleaner.
  • It is designed for pools with a flat floor, and a maximum incline of 15 degrees from shallow end to deep end.
  • The device will not clean all the way to the waterline, as it is fixed with wheels, not rollers.
  • However, in the case of a pool that has a curved boundary between the floor and the walls, the device may partially ascend the walls.
  • The device will ‘self-beach’ when the battery runs out. This means that it will come to rest beside the wall of the pool, so its floating handle can be easily reached, and the device pulled out of the pool.

Appearance characteristics & structure

Key Components.
  • Top Cover: Top cover may be removed by pulling gently on the clips at the side of the device.
  • Swing Plate: The swing plate allows water to flow through the device as it is moving.
  • Filter Tray: The filter tray sits neatly between the top cover and the chassis to allow debris to collect in the chassis.
  • Chassis: The chassis contains the wheels, inlet slots and collection tray for debris.
  • Brush: The sweeping brush attaches to the bottom of the chassis
  • Floating Handle: Attached by rope to the chassis, to pull the device out of the water.

Specifications

General
  • Name: Platypus II
  • Model: RPC-122-MW-1
  • Size: 400 (L) * 360 (W) * 270 (H) mm
  • Weight: 5.8kg
Power
  • Power: 50W
  • Working voltage: 12.6V
  • Input voltage of adapter: 100Vac-240Vac
  • Input power of adapter: 47Hz-63Hz
  • Output current of adapter: 1.8A
  • Output voltage of adapter: 12.6V
  • Battery capacity: 6600mAh
  • Charging time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Working cycle: max. 120min
Capacity
  • Max. cleaning surface: 100m²
  • Filter capacity: approx. 10m³/h
  • Filter capability: 180μm
  • Climbing slope: 15°
  • Pool water temperature: 10°-35°C
  • Speed: approx. 16m/min
  • IP Grade: IPX8 (main body)
  • Charging environment temperature: 0°-45°C
  • Max. working depth: 2.0m
Storage conditions:
  • Short term (less than 1 month): -20°C to +60°C, ≤75%RH
  • Medium term (less than 3 months): -20°C to +45°C, ≤ 75%RH
  • Long term (more than 3 months): -20°C to +20°C, ≤75%RH

Installation & Use

1. Installing the Bottom Brush.
  • Install the bottom brush before using the device for the first time
1. Installing the Bottom Brush.
  • Install the bottom brush before using the device for the first time
2. Securing the Top to the Chassis.
  • Ensure that the top cover of the cleaner is tightly assembled to its chassis
2. Securing the Top to the Chassis.
  • Push the top down onto the chassis, to ensure that the clips are engaged.
3. Placing the device into the pool.
  • Put the device into, or lift it out, of the pool, with the bottom of the device towards the wall to avoid any possible scratches to the pool.
3. Placing the device into the pool.
  • Do not put the device into the pool upside down. Ensure that the device lands with its wheels firmly touching the pool floor.

4. Turning on the device.

  • There is a red circular switch knob at the top of the device.
  • The arrow on the knob should be pointing in the direction of the OFF position.
  • To turn on the device, rotate the switch knob in an anticlockwise direction by one third of a turn.
  • A blue indicator light should turn on within the knob, to indicate the device is on.
  • Immediately place the device in the water once the blue indicator light shows.
5. Removing the device from the pool.
  • When the device is out of battery power, it will come to rest beside the wall of the pool.
  • Grab the floating handle, and lift the device from the pool floor, using the attachment rope.
  • When lifting the device to the surface, try to avoid contact with the wall to prevent  damaging the cleaner or scratching the wall.
  • When the device reaches the surface, hold it by one of the top handles, and turn it off, by rotating the switch knob in an anticlockwise direction by one third of a turn.
  • Hold the cleaner on the water surface for 10-15 seconds to allow it to empty of water before removing it from the pool.
Status Light Indicators
The clear plastic ring inside the red circular switch knob is where the indicator lights will appear. The lights may be red or blue, solid or flashing. The behaviour of the lights will indicate the status message given by the device.
  • Switch on: Blue light is steady on 
  • Switch off: Red light flashes once then powers off
  • Cleaner is out of water: Blue light flashes rapidly
  • Cleaner is working in the pool: Blue light flashes
  • Working cycle finished (low battery): Red light stays steady on
  • Faults: Red light flashes
5. Re-assemble the Top, filter tray and chassis in order.
6. Push down on the top until the side clips snap into place.

Functions and adjustment of nozzles

Nozzles – Function & Adjustment
  • There are two nozzles on the cleaner which open alternately.
  • Water flows out through the open nozzle to push the cleaner forward.
  • Adjusting the nozzle angle will control the cleaner route.
  • The nozzles of the cleaner are marked with angles (0° to 40°).
  • The cleaner moves in a straight line when the nozzle angle is 0°.
  • It moves in a curved direction when the angle is from 0° to 40°.
1. Default setting for most pools.
Setting 1: 0° – 20° . Adjustment of nozzles.
1. Default setting for most pools.
Setting 1: Direction of movement
2. For larger pools, where setting 1 does not get full coverage.
Setting 2: 0° – 40°. Adjustment of nozzles.
2. For larger pools, where setting 1 does not get full coverage.
Setting 2: Direction of movement.
3. For round pools.
Setting 3: 20° – 20°. Adjustment of nozzles.
3. For round pools.
Setting 3: 20° – 20°. Direction of movement.

Cleaning the filter tray

1. Open the cleaner by the clips.
2. Lift the filter tray from the chassis.
3. Rinse the filter tray with water.
4. Empty and rinse the chassis.

Troubleshooting

Look for symptoms, possible causes, and solutions below

    • Symptom: Device not working, red light flashing slowly.

      Poss. Cause: Internal Fault.
      Solution: Contact after-sales service.

    • Symptom: Device not working, blue light flashing.

      Poss. Cause: Pump protection activated.
      Solution: Restart the device.

    • Symptom: Device not working, no lights flashing.

      Poss. Cause: Battery protection activated.
      Solution: Recharge the device.
Look for symptoms, possible causes, and solutions below

  • Symptom: Only partial coverage of pool

  • Poss. Cause: Unsuitable nozzle angles.
    Solution: Adjust nozzle angles.
    Poss. Cause: Special pool shape.
    Solution:Adjust nozzle angles.
    Poss. Cause: Pool filtration interfering with cleaner.
    Solution: Run the cleaner with filtration system off.
  • Symptom: No light showing on the wall charger

  • Poss. Cause: Loose connections / damage to wall charger.
    Solution: Check the connections / Contact after-sales service.

Warranty

Warranty information.

  • The Platypus II warranty is covered for 12 months from the date of original purchase.
  • The warranty is void if the product has been altered, misused, or has been repaired by unauthorised personnel.
  • The warranty extends only to manufacturing defects and does not cover any damage resulting from misuse of the product by the owner.
  • The sales invoice must be presented for any claim or repair during the warranty period.

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