How to Operate the Hot Plate[edit | edit source]

  • First one needs either a Varac or a temperature controller
  • In our case, we have a Cole-Parmer DigiSense Temperature Controller (K-Series temperature probe)
  • Plug the hot plate into the back of the temperature controller
  • Turn on the temperature controller and the hot plate
  • Use the arrow keys found on the Omron Temperature Controller located on the hot plate to adjust to the desired temperature (SV)
  • PV is the current temperature of the hot plate


  • Temperature controller is a PID which means that it will go beyond the desired temperature before stabilizing to the desired temperature.

Manual[edit | edit source]

If you want to:

  • Change the parameters of the PID
  • Change the alarms

Please read the manual for step by step instructions.

The manual can be found by clicking the following link. [1]

Safety[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure to indicate that the hot plate is on
  • Don't touch the top of the hot plate while it is operational

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