SKC Limited

- Sidekick for Air Sampling Pumps



Measuring approximately 14.5 x 7.9 x 5.7 cm and weighing only 465g (ATEX approved models 575g), the small size, lightweight, and durable construction allows the Sidekick to withstand the rigors of on-worker use time and time again. Rechargeable batteries provide a reliable power source which can be restored overnight.

The full range of flow rates is available in one lightweight, low-cost, heavy-duty sampler to use with:

  • Sorbent sample tubes and long-duration detector tubes for collecting most hazardous chemical gases and vapours from the air
  • Cyclones for collecting respirable dust
  • IOM samplers for collecting inhalable dust
  • Filters for collecting total dust, asbestos, or chemical hazards
  • Impingers for collecting reactive chemicals into liquids

Flow range of 1000 to 3000 ml/min

  • For both high and low flow applications - eliminates the need for separate sampling pumps for high and low ranges when using the optional Constant Pressure Controller and Adjustable Low Flow Holder
  • Ideal for most personal sampling applications including sorbent tubes, filter cassettes, impingers, and size-selective samplers, and long-duration detector tubes
  • High flow range of 1000 to 3000ml/min
  • Low flow range of 5 to 500ml/min requires low flow accessories
  • Constant flow compensation provides constant flow within ± 5% for accurate air volumes
  • Built-in pulsation dampener
  • Attempts auto-restart up to 5 times from flow fault
  • Built-in replaceable particulate trap

Highly accurate display

  • Digital time display tracks sample run time in minutes up to 99,999
  • Indicates low battery condition or flow fault without losing sample run time

Simple case design

  • Smooth surface is easy to clean and decontaminate
  • Impact resistant
  • Sturdy built-in belt clip
  • Detachable quick change battery pack
  • Built-in accessory mount

Rugged and reliable

  • Replacement parts in pre-assembled modules
  • Fully encapsulated electronics for corrosion resistance

Run Time

  • NiMH Battery: 12 hrs minimum at 2000 ml/min and up to 25 inches water back pressure; dependent on media used.

Power Supply

  • Rechargeable 4.8-V nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack, 3.3-Ah capacity.
  • A battery eliminator is available
  • The Sidekick series pumps must only be charged using the correct SKC chargers (Part Nos. 223-203A - single charger, 223-103A - five station charger)

Battery Charging Time

  • Varies with battery capacity and level of discharge
  • After 16 hours the charger will automatically switch to trickle charge, identified by the charger LED flashing


  • Operating: 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F)
  • Storage: -20 to 45°C (-4 to 113°F)
  • Charging: 10 to 45°C (50 to 113°F)
  • Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing

Flow Fault

  • If pump is unable to compensate for longer than 15 seconds due to excessive back pressure, the pump enters flow fault.
  • Auto-restart is attempted up to 5 times
  • Elapsed time information will be lost on restart

Low Battery Fault

  • LCD displays low battery icon and pump shuts down. LCD remains on
  • LCD Time Display LCD display shows elapsed pump run time in minutes up to 99,999
  • LCD Indicator LCD always remains on. Displayed elapsed run time information resets when pump is started


  • RFI/EMI Shielding Complies with requirements of EN 55022 1987 Class B, and EN 50082-1:1992 (frequency range of radiated susceptibility test was 27 to 1000 MHz
  • CE marked
  • Intrinsic Safety UL Listed for Class I, Division 1 and 2, Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 1 and 2, Groups E, F, G; and, Class III, Temperature Code T3C
  • ATEX-approved


  • Overall: 14.5 x 7.9 x 5.7 cm
  • Weight 465g (ATEX Approved models 565g)

Multiple-tube Sampling

  • Adjustable low flow holder accessory allows user to take up to four simultaneous samples at flows from 5 to 500 ml/min
  • Constant Pressure Controller (CPC) required


  • Requires 1/4-inch ID tubing

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