▶ Introduction
▶ Setting Up The HydroFlux
▶ Using The HydroFlux
▶ Maintenance
▶ Changing Electrolyte
▶ Troubleshooting
▶ MSDS-Flux Solution
▶ MSDS-Electrolyte Solution
Using The HydroFlux Welder
1. Make sure the valve on the handpiece is turned completely off.
2. Choose a needle tip. The larger the tip, the greater the heat applied to the article being soldered.
3. To attach a tip, gently insert the tip onto the end of the torch handpiece and give a half turn. The friction will hold the tip firmly in place.
4. Make sure that all the caps are snug.
5. Check the level gauges on the front of the unit. Both levels should be between the minimum and maximum marks.
Do not run the unit if there is insufficient distilled water!!  Serious damage to the HydroFlux Welder will result and all warranties will be void.
6. Turn the unit on. The power switch is on the upper left side of the front of the unit. The light should go on indicating that the unit is producing gas. After a few seconds, when the unit has built pressure, the light should go off.
7. Open the valve on the handpiece one full turn. Run without a flame for 15 seconds to bleed any entrapped air. Close the valve, wait 30 seconds and repeat. *CAUTION* do not bleed lines near an open flame - gas is present.
8. Open the valve one full turn. Using a "sparker" or other lighting device, carefully light the torch, making sure that it is facing away from you or any flammable surfaces. Never light the torch without a needle tip in place!!! If the torch does not light right away, try decreasing or increasing the pressure by closing or opening the valve on the handpiece. The flame should be bright green. Note: using a cigarette lighter to light the torch can be dangerous. There is a possibility that the lighter could explode if the flame from the torch comes too close to it. A sparker or other torch-lighting device is the safest means of lighting the HydroFlux.
9. Try changing tips. Turn the valve on the handpiece off. Once the flame has shut off, remove the needle tip by twisting and gently pulling. Put on a new needle and light it as shown above. Notice that when a small tip (larger gauge) is on, the generator light cycles on and off much faster than when a large tip (smaller gauge) is on. This is because the large tips use more gas and the HydroFlux has to keep up with it.
10. When shutting the machine off, always extinguish the flame first by closing the valve on the handpiece, then turn off the power switch. When the machine is off, open the handpiece to bleed any residual pressure from the system. Be sure to close the handpiece when finished.