Kee Gold Analyzer Instructions:
1) Turn Kee Gold Analyzer (KGA) off when not in use (battery will die)
2) Keep Cap snapped on Wand when not in use (Wand will dry out)
1. Turn KGA on
2. Remove Cap from Wand
3. Calibrate KGA with known piece of 18K, set meter to center of white zone.
4. Test items
5. Replace Cap to Wand and Turn KGA off when done.
Changing the battery:
1. Turn KGA off and remove testing wand and wires.
2. Remove protective rubber cover.
3. Remove the two Phillips screws.
4. Gently pull KGA apart
5. Replace the one AA Battery with a fresh one, reassemble Things to Know:
*KGA works best at room temperature.
*Replacement Wands available.
TO GET STARTED:
Because gold can come in so many forms, there is a grading system designed to alert the goldsmith and the buyer how valuable the item is, and what it is made of. Because pure gold is extremely soft, other metals are mixed with the gold to make the piece more durable, less expensive, and to alter it's color.
When metals are added to the gold the result is an alloy, a blended mixture of metals that will read somewhat differently on the meter scale. This does not mean that a 14k mixed with nickel is worth more or less than 14k mixed with copper. It simply means they will read differently by a small margin. They will both contain the same amount of gold, "58.3%".
It is also possible that a 14k piece reading at the low end of the 14k scale will read very close to or the same as a 10k piece reading at the high end of the 10k scale. This is because the alloy in the 14k reads more resistance than the alloy in the 10k. this is rare but possible.
How do I calibrate my meter?
Calibrating your meter is easy. All you need to do is test a piece of known 18k gold, and while testing, turn the adjusting knob until the meter needle is centered in the white 18k zone.
Why won’t my meter calibrate to 18k anymore?
When your meter will not calibrate to 18k, it normally means the battery needs to be replaced. Please follow the directions for “replacing battery” in the Q&A section. It can also mean the probe needs replaced this will depend on usage and probe care. Always replace battery first. (Note: If the probe is left with cap off, this will greatly reduce the life of the probe.)
How do I change the battery?
First remove the black rubber protective case from the meter body. Remove the 2 phillips head screws from the back of the case. Replace the single AA battery and reassemble. (Note: because of the unique operating system of this meter, use only new, fully charged batteries!)
How Long will my testing probe last?
This all depends on use. We expect the test probe to last several months. If the meter is only used occasionally, the life span will be increased. Leaving the cap loose or off will greatly reduce the life of the probe.
Why is this meter analog instead of digital?
Although digital is the latest technology, it is not always suitable for all conditions and jobs. Because of the delicate nature and variables of testing gold, we at KEE Gold decided that a quality analog meter movement is a better fit for this job. Analog movements show all the different variables that can be found testing gold and gold plate. This gives the user an easy to see needle, that can become very quick to read and understand.
KEE GOLD CORP developed the gold tester to provide buyers and sellers of gold products the ability to make preliminary, non-destructive assessments of gold content. The instrument has been proven to give reliable and relatively accurate assessments of gold content when used in accordance with the instructions and traditional jeweler's gold alloys. However, KEE GOLD CORP, cannot and does not make any expressed or implied warranty or claim as to the accuracy of the unit and shall not be held legally liable or responsible for any errors on the part of the tester or test apparatus in determining the content of gold or other precious metals through the use of this tester. KEE GOLD CORP will not be held responsible for any legal actions, accusations, or warranties with regard to claims of gold content.
All, accuracy claims, must be verified by a competent assay laboratory. KEE GOLD CORP's liability is limited to the purchase price of the instrument only and shall not be held legally liable or responsible for any error in determining the content of gold, nor for using the instrument for testing non-gold alloys.
KEE GOLD CORP Gold Test Instrument M-509GM must be used in accordance with the instructions, to obtain full satisfaction with the instrument. The instrument is best used at room temperature.
DO NOT TRY TO OPEN OR DISASSEMBLE THE INSTRUMENTATION, (Except to replace the battery). The parts and connections inside are very delicate integrated circuits and may result in unsatisfactory reading or performance and/or void the warranty.
KEE GOLD CORP, believes the M-509GM Gold Tester will provide a fast and reliable method of determining the karat value of gold when used in accordance with the provided instructions. The manufacturer warrants that each instrument is free from defects in meter, and workmanship (Electronics Only), for a period of Six (6) Months from the date of purchase. The warranty does not cover: Any product where an attempt to disassemble the same is established, modification, alteration, unauthorized repair or service of the product, nor damages or defects resulting from an accident or any event beyond the control of the manufacturer.