Connecting Sensor Cables to Optima 2 BT

The Optima 2 BT devices comes with a the Optima 2 Bluetooth amplifier, 5 snap-in sensor cables and a Velcro strap.
The sensor cables are wrapped in 2 separate bundles. 

Channel 1 contains 3 cables: red for active, black for reference and green for the Ground sensor.
Channel 2 contains 2 cables: white for Channel 2 active, Brown for reference and a jumper cable for linking the black and brown reference cables together.
The Optima 2 Bluetooth device ports are labeled +A- (red and black), +B- (red and black), VG (white port) and SH (blue port).  The red "A+" port is the Active port for Channel 1 and the black "A-" port is the reference port for Channel 1.

The red "B+" port is the Active port for Channel 2 and the black "B-" port is the reference port for Channel 2.  The white "VG" port is the shared Ground connection for Channel 1 and Channel 2 and the blue "SH" port is unused by SmartMind.  A labeled diagram is found below showing the port names and locations.
For a 1 Channel placement, you will only need the Channel 1 batch of cables (red, black and green). 

  • The Red sensor connects to the red "A+" port.

  • The black sensor to the black "A-" port.
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  • The green cable connects to the white "VG" port to function as the ground.
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For a 2 Channel Placement, you will need all 5 cables and the jumper.
  • The Red sensor connects to the red "A+" port foor Channel 1.

  • The White sensor connects to the red "B+" port for Channel 2.
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  • The green cable still connects to the white "VG" port to function as the ground.
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  • You will use the jumper to connect the black "A-" port and the black "B-" port together.
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  • Then plug the black cable into the jumper located at "A-" port and the brown cable into the jumper located at the "B-" port.
Once you have the sensor cables connected to the Optima 2 BT device, use the supplied arm band to position the device on the upper arm of the trainee/client. This combined with the shorter sensor cables will help to minimize cable movement which can lead to excess noise and pops in the signal during training.

 

 

 

 

 

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