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Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Troubleshooting and FAQs

Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer, order code GDX-SVISPL, $399
Please read the user manual for general usage: Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING
-Primary Test: Are you using Logger Pro v3.14, LabQuest App v2.7.2, or Spectral Analysis v4.4 (or newer)?
-Secondary Test: If you are collecting data via USB, you do not need the battery installed or the AC power cable connected. Removing both of these will likely solve most issues.

In general, we recommend removing the GDX-SVISPL battery if you are not using the device wirelessly. The AC power adapter is only needed to charge the battery and is not required for operation.

RELATED TIL ENTRIES

Most Common
TIL 3919: How is the Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer different than the SpectroVis Plus?
TIL 4029: Why does the battery on my LabQuest 2 drain so quickly when connected via USB to a Go Direct sensor/spectrometer?
TIL 2922: My LabQuest 2 locks up or is not identified when connected to a SpectroVis Plus.
TIL 4091: My Go Direct SpectroVis Plus is not identified in software when connected by USB.
TIL 4149: Does my Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer firmware need to be updated?
TIL 4425: My Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer intermittently drops the connection while using Bluetooth.

General
TIL 3919: How is the Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer different than the SpectroVis Plus?
TIL 4029: Why does the battery on my LabQuest 2 drain so quickly when connected via USB to a Go Direct sensor/spectrometer?
TIL 3920: Can a SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer be repaired?
TIL 3921: Can the SpectroVis Plus be used with a Chromebook?
TIL 2179: What is the difference between the V-SPEC and the GDX-SVISPL? Why does one cost so much more than the other?
TIL 2416: How do I check the lamp output of my spectrometer?
TIL 2589: Why is the absorbance reading on my device (spectrometer/colorimeter) unstable or nonlinear at values above 1.0?
TIL 2569: Why don't all of my spectrometers and/or Colorimeters read the same absorbance value for the same sample?
TIL 2571: Can my Vernier-branded spectrometer be reconditioned? Can the lamp in my spectrometer be replaced?
TIL 2539: Why don't the absorbance readings for the Colorimeter or the spectrometers have units?
TIL 2046: What is the path length for the Vernier-branded spectrometers?
TIL 4091: My Go Direct SpectroVis Plus is not identified in software when connected by USB.
TIL 4425: My Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer intermittently drops the connection while using Bluetooth.

Accessories
TIL 2016: What is the difference between the types of cuvettes you sell for Spectrometers and the Colorimeter?
TIL 1921: Do you sell replacement lids for my plastic cuvettes?
TIL 2520: What types of liquids can be poured into your plastic Colorimeter or Spectrometer cuvettes without harming the cuvette?
TIL 1660: Where can I get quartz cuvettes for your spectrophotometers?
TIL 2202: Do I need to use 4-sided clear cuvettes if I am doing a fluorescence experiment with the Spectro Vis Plus?
TIL 1846: Does the Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical Fiber work with any of the Ocean Optics Spectrometers or vice versa?

Software
TIL 3885: Spectral Analysis 4 Troubleshooting and FAQs
TIL 2853: Is there a way to toggle on/off the colored background behind the absorbance spectrum graph?
TIL 2888: When should I use the Intensity Correction for my Vernier-branded Spectrometer?
TIL 2066: Why is the maximum sample time for a spectrometer set at 1000 milliseconds?
TIL 2165: Will the SpectroVis Plus or GoDirect SpectroVis Plus work with LoggerLite?
TIL 2276: How can I overlay two emission spectra graphs in LoggerPro?
TIL 2177: How can I display both Absorbance and % Transmittance, from Spectrometer measurements, in Logger Pro 3?
TIL 2233: I collected Absorbance data and then Fluorescence data (or emission data) with my spectrometer. I am now collecting Absorbance data again and my data does not look correct.
TIL 4118: My Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer is not found when I try to connect via Bluetooth.

Experiments
TIL 1577: Do you have labs written for your spectrophotometers?
TIL 2404: Can I use my spectrometer to collect data at one wavelength (kinetics or Beer's law)?
TIL 3148: How do I run the AP Chemistry food dye lab with a Colorimeter instead of a Spectrometer?
TIL 2224: Do you have instructions on how to use a spectrophotometer to conduct the Photosynthesis lab?
TIL 2540: Do you have an experiment written for quantitative analysis using the GDX-SVISPL fluorescence capabilities?
TIL 2178: Are there some readily-available substances I can use to measure fluorescence with a SpectroVis Plus?
TIL 1563: Can I do blackbody experiments with the Vernier or Ocean Optics Spectrometers?
TIL 2553: Why can't I see better Hydrogen emission lines with my spectrometer?

SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications and User Guide
TIL 3707: What is the Z dimension or beam height of your Spectrometers?

CALIBRATION
-Calibrate...
     in Absorbance mode? Yes
     in Transmittance mode? Yes
     in Emission mode? Optional
     in Fluorescence mode? Optional

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical Fiber, order code VSP-FIBER, $74
Plastic Cuvettes (Visible Range), order code CUV, $19

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