if combo INSTRUCTION MANUAL
This manual is valid for the InTENSity Combo TENS and IF Stimulator
This user manual is published by Current Solutions™, LLC Current Solutions™, LLC does not guarantee its contents and reserves the right to improve and amend it at any time without prior notice. Amendments may however be published in new editions of this manual. All Rights Reserved. Rev. V1.1 © 2010
: United States Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician or licensed practitioner
Conformity to safety standards Current Solutions™, LLC declares that the device complies with following normative document: IEC60601-1, IEC60601-1-2, IEC60601-2-10, IEC60601-1-4, ISO10993-5, ISO10993-10, ISO10993-1
Table of Contents 4 1．SAFETY INFORMATIO 1.1 General description 1.2 Medical background 1.3 Indication for use 1.4 Contraindications 1.5 Warnings, Cautions, Adverse Reactions 2．PRESENTATION……… 2.1 Front and Rear panel 2.2 LCD display 3．SPECIFICATION 3.1 Accessories 3.2 Technical information 3.3 The waveforms of the stimulation programs 4．INSTRUCTION FOR U 4.1 Battery 4.2 Connect electrodes to lead wires 4.3 Connect lead wires to device 4.4 Electrodes 4.5 Turn ON 4.6 Select the Therapeutic Mode 4.7 Steps to set a new program 4.8 Adjust Channel Intensity 4.9 Safety Lock Feature 4.10 Stop the treatment 4.11 Turn OFF 4.12 Low battery indicator 5．PROGRAM……………………………………………………….……23 6． …………………………………….……...24 6.1 Tips for skin care 6.2 Cleaning the device 6.3 Electrodes 6.4 Cleaning the Electrode cords 6.5 Maintenance 7．TROUBLESHOOTIN 8．STORAGE………………………… 9． 10．ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIB 11．GLOSSARY OF SYMBLOS
1. Safety information 1.1 General InTENSity TM IF Combo stimulator is a portable electrotherapy device featuring two therapeutic modes: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Interferential (IF), which are used for pain relief. The stimulator sends gentle electrical current to underlying nerves and muscle group via electrodes applied on the skin. The parameters of device are controlled by the buttons on the front panel. The intensity level is adjustable according to the needs of patients. 1.2 Medical background EXPLANATION OF PAIN Pain is a warning system and the body’s method of telling us that something is wrong. Pain is important; without it abnormal conditions may go undetected, causing damage or injury to vital parts of our bodies. Even though pain is a necessary warning signal of trauma or malfunction in the body, nature may have gone too far in its design. Aside from its value in diagnosis, long-lasting persistent pain serves no useful purpose. Pain does not begin until coded message travels to the brain where it is decoded, analyzed, and then reacted to. The pain message travels from the injured area along the small nerves leading to the spinal cord. Here the message is switched to different nerves that travel up the spinal cord to the brain. The pain message is then interpreted, referred back and the pain is felt. EXPLANATION OF TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a noninvasive, drug free method of controlling pain. TENS uses tiny electrical impulses sent through the skin to nerves to modify your pain perception. TENS does not cure any physiological problem; it only helps control the pain. TENS does not work for everyone; however, in most patients it is effective in reducing or eliminating the pain, allowing for a return to normal activity. HOW TENS WORKS There is nothing “magic” about Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). TENS is intended to be used to relieve pain. The TENS unit sends comfortable impulses through the skin that stimulate the nerve (or nerves) in the treatment area. In many cases, 4
this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate the pain sensation the patient feels. Pain relief varies by individual patient, mode selected for therapy, and the type of pain. In many patients, the reduction or elimination of pain lasts longer than the actual period of stimulation (sometimes as much as three to four times longer). In others, pain is only modified while stimulation actually occurs. You may discuss this with your physician or therapist. EXPLANATION OF IF Interferential Stimulation (IF) is an anti-inflammatory based treatment modality. Interferential stimulation is characterized by two alternating-current sine waves or square waves of differing frequencies that “work” together to produce an interferential current that is also known as a beat pulse or alternating modulation frequency. One of the two currents is usually held at 4,000 Hz, and the other can be held constant or varied over a range of 4,001 to 4,100 Hz. Because of the frequency, the interferential wave meets low impedance when crossing the skin to enter deep into soft tissues. The interferential currents reportedly can stimulate sensory, motor, and pain fibers. These large impulse fibers interfere with the transmission of pain messages at the spinal cord level. This deep tissue penetration stimulates parasympathetic nerve fibers for increased blood flow and edema reduction. It utilizes the low electriccurrent to stimulate muscle nerves to achieve the symptomatic relief of chronic intractable pain, post-traumatic pain, and post-surgical pain. 1.3 Indication for use InTENSity IF Combo Stimulator may be used for the Symptomatic relief of chronic intractable pain, acute post traumatic pain or acute post surgical pain. TM
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION! Read instruction manual before operation. Be sure to comply with all “Contraindications”, Warnings”, “Cautions” and “Adverse reactions” in the manual. Failure to follow instructions can cause harm to user or device. 1.4 Contraindications 1 This device should not be used for symptomatic local pain relief unless etiology is established or unless a pain syndrome has been diagnosed. 5
This device should not be used on patients with epilepsy. This device should not be used on patients with serious arterial circulatory problems in the lower limbs This device should not be used on patients with abdominal or inguinal hernia
1.5 Warnings, Cautions and Adverse Reactions WARNINGS:
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of a licensed physician. The long-term effects of chronic electrical stimulation are unknown. Electrical stimulation devices do not have any curative value. TENS is a symptomatic treatment and, as such, suppresses the sensation of pain, which would otherwise serve as a protective mechanism. Safety has not been established for the use of therapeutic electrical stimulation during pregnancy. Do not use during pregnancy unless directed by your physician. Electrical stimulation is not effective for pain of central origin. Electronic monitoring equipment (such as ECG monitors and ECG alarms) may not operate properly when electrical stimulation is in use. Stimulation should not be applied over the carotid sinus nerves, particularly in patients with a known sensitivity to the carotid sinus reflex. 6
CAUTIONS: 1) Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. 2) For single patient use only. 3) Keep yourself informed of the contraindications.
17) The electrodes are only to be placed on healthy skin. Avoid skin irritation by ensuring that good contact is achieved between electrodes and skin. 18) If the stimulation levels are uncomfortable or become uncomfortable, reduce the stimulation Intensity to a comfortable level and contact your physician if problems persist. 19) This device should not be used while driving, operating machinery, close to water, or during any activity in which involuntary muscle contractions may put the user at undue risk of injury. 20) Never use the device in rooms where aerosols (sprays) are used or pure oxygen is being administered. 21) Do not use it near any highly flammable substances, gases or explosives. 22) Do not use this device at the same time as other equipment which sends electrical pulses to your body. 23) Do not confuse the electrode cables and contacts with your headphones or other devices, and do not connect the electrodes to other devices. 24) Do not use sharp objects such as pencil point or ballpoint pen to operate the buttons on the control panel. 25) Inspect Applicator cables and associated connectors before each use. 26) Turn the device off before applying or removing electrodes. 27) Electrical stimulators should be used only with the leads and electrodes recommended for use by the manufacturer 28) This device has no AP/APG protection. Do not use it in the presence of explosive atmosphere and flammable mixture. Adverse Reactions: 1) Skin irritation from the electrode gel and electrode burns are potential adverse reactions. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your physician. Note: Always use electrodes that are legally marketed and sold in the United States under 510K guidelines. 2) If the stimulation levels are uncomfortable, reduce the stimulation Intensity to a comfortable level and contact your physician if problems persist.
2. Presentation 2.1 Front and Rear Panel
1) Output socket: electric signal output after connection of the cable with adhesive electrodes channel 1. 2) Output socket: electric signal output after connection of the cable with adhesive electrodes channel 2. 3) Therapeutic mode selection (M). Stop the treatment. Exit setting mode to the user interface. 4) Increasing the output intensity of channel 1 [▲]. To set the application program and the parameter of the waveform in the setting state. 5) Decreasing the output intensity of channel 1 [▼]. To set the application program and the parameter of the waveform in the setting state. To unlock the current treatment program. 6) LCD display: Shows the operating state of the device. 7) Parameter Selection (S): press the button to enter setting state; you can select the difference parameters in conjunction with [▲] and [▼].
▲]. To set the ] button and hold for ▼]. To set the
2.2 LCD display
3. Specification 3.1 Accessories No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DESCRIPTION Electrical stimulator device Electrodes Leads 1.5” x 1.5” Adhesive Electrodes 9V Alkaline Battery, type 6LR61 Instruction Manual Carrying case AC Adaptor (optional)
Q’TY 1 piece 2 pieces 4 pieces 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece 1 piece
3.2 Technical information Channel Power supply Operating conditions Storage conditions Dimensions Weight Tolerance Timer
Electrode Detection Function
Dual, isolated between channels 9.0 V Alkaline DC -1 *6LR61 battery Adapter output:9.0Vdc 800mA 5°C to 40°C （41℉ to 104℉）with a relative humidity of 30%-75%,atmospheric pressure from 700 to 1060 Hpa -10°C to 50°C （14℉ to 122℉）with a relative humidity of 10%-90%,atmospheric pressure from 700 to 1060 Hpa 4.5×2.55×0.9 inches(L*W*H) 0.28 lbs(With battery) There may be a ±5% tolerance of all setting and ±10% tolerance of output of intensity. Adjustable, from 1 to 60 minutes or continuous, Adjustable in 1minutes each step. Treatment time countdown automatically. The amplitude level will be reset to 0mA when the amplitude level is 12mA or greater and an open circuit at either channel is detected.
Technical specifications for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) mode Waveform
Mono-phase square pulse wave Adjustable, 0~105mA peak at 1000 Pulse amplitude ohm Load each channel, 1mA/Step. Adjustable, from 50 to 300us Pulse Width microseconds, 10μS/step Adjustable, from 1 to 150 Hz, 1 Pulse Rate Hz/step Burst rate: Adjustable, 0.5 ~ 5Hz; 0.1Hz/step Burst (P1) Pulse width adjustable, 50~300μS Frequency fixed = 100 Hz The pulse rate and pulse width are adjustable. It generates continuous Normal (P2) stimulation based on the setting value. The pulse width is automatically varied in a cycle time. The pulse width is decreased from its original setting to 60% in setting cycle time, Pulse Width Modulation and then increased from 60% to its (P3) original setting in nest setting cycle time. In this program, pulse rate (1 to 150Hz), pulse width (50 to 300us) and cycle time (5 to 30 sec) are fully adjustable. The pulse rate is automatically varied in a cycle time. The pulse rate is decreased from its original setting to 60% in setting cycle time, and then increased from 60% to its Pulse Rate Modulation (P4) original setting in nest setting cycle time. In this program, pulse rate (1 to 150Hz), pulse width (50 to 300us) and cycle time (5 to 30 sec) are fully adjustable.
Technical specifications for Interferential (IF) mode Waveform Pulse amplitude Pulse Rate
Bi-phase square pulse Adjustable, 0~70mA peak to peak at 1000 ohm Load each channel, 1mA/Step. Channel 1 – Fundamental frequency: 4000 Hz fixed Channel 2 – Selectable frequency: 4001 to 4150 Hz Interference frequency: 1 to 150 Hz. 125μs The pulse rate of the CH1 is fixed in 4000Hz; CH2 pulse rate is increased from 4001Hz to 4010Hz in a cycle time, and then decreased from 4010Hz to 4001Hz in nest setting cycle time. In this program, CH2 interference frequency is varied from 1Hz to 10Hz, cycle time (5 to 30 sec) is fully adjustable. CH 2 pulse rate=4000Hz+ Interference frequency The pulse rate of the CH1 is fixed in 4000Hz; CH2 pulse rate is increased from 4001Hz to 4150Hz in a cycle time, and then decreased from 4150Hz to 4001Hz in nest setting cycle time. In this program, CH2 interference frequency is varied from 1Hz to 150Hz, cycle time (5 to 30 sec) is fully adjustable. CH 2 pulse rate=4000Hz+ Interference frequency The pulse rate of the CH1 is fixed in 4000Hz; CH2 pulse rate is increased from 4080Hz to 4150Hz in a cycle time, and then decreased from 4150Hz to 4080Hz in nest setting cycle time. In this program, CH2 interference frequency is varied from 80Hz to 150Hz, cycle time (5 to 30 sec) is fully adjustable. CH 2 pulse rate=4000Hz+ Interference frequency 14
The pulse rate of the CH1 is fixed in 4000Hz; CH2 pulse rate is automatically varied in a cycle time. Interference frequency is increased from its original setting to 60% in setting cycle time, and then decreased from 60% to its original setting in nest setting cycle time. In this program, CH2 interference frequency (2 to 150Hz) and cycle time (5 to 30 sec) are fully adjustable. CH 2 pulse rate=4000Hz+ Interference frequency
3.3 The waveforms of the stimulation programs Burst
Pulse Width Modulation
Pulse Rate Modulation
4. Instruction for use 4 .1 Battery 4.1.1 Check/Replace the battery Over time, in order to ensure the functional safety of device, changing the battery is necessary. 1) Slide the battery compartment cover and open. 2) Insert the 9V battery into the battery compartment. 3) Make sure you are installing the battery properly. Be sure to match the positive and negative ends of the battery to the marking in the battery compartment of the device. 4) Press and pull down following the direction of the arrow indicated on the photo. 5) Replace the battery compartment cover and press to close 6) If replace the battery, you should slide the battery compartment cover and open. Pull up the battery following the direction of the arrow indicated on the photo. And insert the 9V battery according to the above steps 2-5. 16
4.1.2 Disposal of battery Spent batteries do not belong in the household waste. Dispose of the battery according to the current federal, state and local regulations. Caution: 1) Battery may be fatal if swallowed. Therefore, keep the battery and the product out of the range of children, if a battery was swallowed, consult a physician immediately. 2) If a battery has leaked, avoid contact with skin, eyes and mucus membranes, Rinse the affected spots with lots of clear water immediately and contact a physician right away. 3) Battery may not be charged, dismantled, thrown into fire or short-circuited. 4) Protect battery from excess heat; Take the battery out of the product if they are spent or in case you no longer use the article. This prevents damage caused by leaking battery. 5) Always replace the same type battery.
4.2 Connect electrodes to lead wires Insert the lead wire connector into electrodes connector (standard 0.08 inch female connection). Make sure no bare metal of the pins is exposed. Caution: Always use the electrodes with the requirements of the IEC/EN60601-1 ，ISO10993-1/-5/-10 and IEC/ EN60601-1-2, such as with CE mark, or which are legally marketed in the US under 510(K) procedure.
4.3 Connect lead wires to device 1) Before proceeding to this step, be sure the device is completely turns OFF.
2) The wires provided with the system insert into the jack sockets located on top of the device. 3) Holding the insulated portion of the connector, push the plug end of the wire into one of the jacks (see drawing); one or two sets of wires may be used. 4) This device has two output receptacles controlled by Channel 1 and Channel 2 at the top of the unit. You may choose to use one channel with one pair of lead wires or both channels with two pairs of lead wires. Using both channels gives the user the advantage of stimulating two different areas at the same time. Caution: Do not insert the plug of the patient lead wire into any AC power supply socket.
4.4 Electrode 4.4.1 Electrode options The electrodes are disposable and should be routinely replaced when they start to lose their adhesive nature. If you are unsure of your electrode adhesive properties, order replacement electrodes. Replacement electrodes should be re-ordered through or on the advice of your physician to ensure proper quality. Follow application procedures outlined in electrode packing, to maintain optimal stimulation and to prevent skin irritation. 4.4.2 Place electrodes on skin Apply electrodes to the exact site indicated by your physician or therapist, before applying electrodes, be sure the skin surface over which electrodes are placed is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Make sure the electrodes are placed firmly to the skin and make good contact between the skin and the electrodes. Place the electrodes over the skin; attach them properly, firmly, and evenly. 18
Caution: 1) Before applying the self-adhesive electrodes, it is recommended to wash and degrease the skin, and then dry it. 2) Do not turns on the device when the self-adhesive electrodes are not positioned on the body. 3) Never remove the self-adhesive electrodes from the skin while the device is still turns on. 4) It is recommended that, at minimum 1.5" x 1.5" self-adhering based, square electrodes are used at the treatment area 4.4.3 Electrode placement The placement of electrodes can be one of the most important parameters in achieving success with therapy. Of utmost importance is the willingness of the physician to try the various styles of electrode placement to find which method best fits the needs of the individual patient. Every patient responds to electrical stimulation differently and their needs may vary from the conventional settings suggested here. If the initial results are not positive, speak to your physician about alternative stimulation settings and/or electrode placements. Once an acceptable placement has been achieved, mark down the electrodes sites and the settings, so the patient can easily continue treatment. 4.5 Turn on Before using the device for the first time, you are strongly advised to take careful note of the contraindications and safety measures detailed at the beginning of this manual (Safety information), as this powerful equipment is neither a toy nor a gadget ! In order to turn on the devi The operation page appears on the screen. 4.6 Select the Therapeutic Mode There are two therapeutic modes available –TENS and IF. The therapeutic mode can be selected by pressing the [M] control.
Caution: Consult your physician for your suitable therapeutic mode 4.7 Steps to Set a New Program 4.7.1 TENS Setting Press the [S]button cycle to enter the setting state. The settings can be adjusted according to the following steps: 1) Set the Therapeutic Program There are 4 programs in TENS therapeutic mode available –Burst (P1), Normal (P2), Pulse Width Modulation (P3), and Pulse Rate Modulation (P4). The therapeutic program can be selected by pressing the [▲] and [▼] button. 2) Set Cycle Time (Optional) Cycle time is adjustable form 5 to 30 seconds. Only modulation has this parameter setting. Press [S] button cycle to enter this menu, and then press the [▲] and [▼] button to adjusting the setting. 3) Set Timer Press [S] button cycle to enter this setting. The treatment time is adjustable from 1 to 60 minut control to adjust setting. You can set the timer to “Continuous” mode by pressing the [▲] control when it shows 60 minutes. Its output will be shut off when time is up. 4) Set Pulse Width Pulse Width is adjustable from 50 us to 300 us. Press [S] button to enter this menu, then press [▲] or [▼] button to adjust the setting. 5) Set Pulse Rate Pulse rate is adjustable from 1 Hz to 150 Hz (0, 5 Hz to 5 Hz for Burst). Press [S] button cycle to enter this menu, and then press [▲] or [▼] button to adjust the setting.
4.7.2 IF Setting Press the [S] button to enter the setting state. The settings can be adjusted according to the following steps: 1) Set the Therapeutic Program There are 4 programs in IF therapeutic mode available. The therapeutic program can be selected by pressing the [▲] and [▼] button. The mode you selected will show up on the top of liquid crystal display.
2) Set Timer Press [S] button cycle to enter this setting. The treatment time is adjustable from 1 to 60 minutes or Continuous. Press [▲] or [▼] control to adjust setting. You can set the timer to “Continuous” mode by pressing the [▲] button when it shows 60 minutes. Its output will be shut off when time is up. 3) Set Interference frequency (optional) Channel 1 has 4000 Hz fixed Fundamental frequency. Channel has selectable frequency from 4001 to 4150 Hz; Interference frequency is adjustable form 1 Hz to 150 Hz. Only “P4” has this parameter setting. Press “S” button cycle to enter this menu, and then press the [▲] and [▼] button to adjusting the setting. 4) Set Cycle Timer Cycle time is adjustable form 5 to 30 seconds. Press [S] button cycle to enter this menu, and then press the [▲] and [▼] button to adjusting the setting.
4.8 Adjust Channel Intensity Press the intensity control button ([▲] and [▼]) to control the intensity output. Slowly press the intensity button control until you reach the setting recommended by your physician or therapist. Repeat for the other channel, if both channels are to be used. Caution: 1) If the stimulation levels are uncomfortable or become uncomfortable, reduce the stimulation intensity to a comfortable level and contact your medical practitioner if problems persist. 2) If the electrodes no placed firmly on skin or the device has not connected on the electrodes, the stimulator’s output intensity surpasses 12mA, the intensity will enulls automatically reset to 0mA. 4.9. Safety Lock Feature The Safety Lock Feature automatically activates after there is no operation in the panel for 30 seconds by locking out the ability to press the buttons. This is a safety feature to prevent accidental changes to your settings and to prevent accidental increases to the intensity levels. You can press either one of the [▼] buttons to unlock the device. 4.10. Stop the treatment When you have activated the treatment timer, you can press the [M] button or the [▼] button to control stop the treatment. Caution: Default state; if the button is locked, you can press only one of the [▼] buttons to unlock, and then press the [M]button or the [▼] button to control stop the treatment.
4.11. Turn OFF Press [ ] button and hold for approx.3 seconds to turn OFF the device. Caution: 1) If there is no operation in the panel for 2 minutes in the waiting state, the device will be turns off automatically. 2) In shutdown state, keep pressing the channel 2 [▼] first, and then press [ ]button at the same to restore factory parameter settings 4.12. Low battery indicator A battery symbol is shown on the display when the battery is almost empty. As long as the stimulator is working normally you can continue the treatment. When stimulation feels weaker than usual or the stimulator turns off, it is time to replace the new battery.
5. Program Mode
Program P1 P2 P3 P4 P1
P2 P3 P4
Modulation Method Burst Continuous Pulse width modulation Frequency modulation Frequency modulation Frequency modulation Frequency modulation Frequency modulation
Pulse Treat time Width 50-300us 1-60min,continous 50-300us 1-60min,continous
4kHz 4001- 4010Hz 4kHz 4001- 4150Hz 4kHz 4080- 4150Hz 4kHz 4001- 4150Hz
6. Cleaning and Care 6.1 Tips for skin care To avoid skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin, follow these suggestions: 1) Wash the area of skin where you will be placing the electrodes, using mild soap and water before applying electrodes, and after taking them off. Be sure to rinse soap off thoroughly and dry skin well. 2) Excess hair may be clipped with scissors; do not shave stimulation area. 3) Wipe the area with the skin preparation your clinician has recommended. Let this dry. Apply electrodes as directed. 4) Many skin problems arise from the “pulling stress” from adhesive patches that are excessively stretched across the skin during application. To prevent this, apply electrodes from centre outward; avoid stretching over the skin. 5) To minimize “pulling stress”, tape extra lengths of lead wires to the skin in a loop to prevent tugging on electrodes. 6) When removing electrodes, always remove by pulling in the direction of hair growth. 7) It may be helpful to rub skin lotion on electrode placement area when not wearing electrodes. 8) Never apply electrodes over irritated or broken skin.
6.2 Cleaning the device 1) Remove the battery from the device every time when you clean. 2) Clean the device after use with a soft, slight moistened cloth. In case of more extreme soiling you can also moisten the cloth with mild soapy water. 3) Do not use any chemical cleaners or abrasive agents for cleaning.
6.3 electrodes 1) Use the device only with the leads and electrodes provided by the manufacturer. Use only the electrode placements and stimulation settings prescribed by your physician or therapist. 2) It is recommended that, at minimum, 1.5"X1.5" self-adhering square electrodes are used at the treatment area. 3) Inspect your electrodes before every use. Replace electrodes as needed. Reusable electrodes may cause slight skin irritation, lose adhesion and deliver less stimulation if overused.
To use these electrodes: 1) Attach the electrode to the lead wire. 2) Remove the protective backing from the electrode surface. Do not throw away the protective backing because it is reused after the treatment session has been completed. 3) Place the tacky surface to the prescribed skin area by pressing the electrode firmly against the skin. To remove your electrodes: 1) Lift the corner of the electrode and gently remove it from the skin. 2) Apply the protective backing to the tacky side of the electrode. Place the electrode on the side of the protective backing that is labeled with the word on. 3) It may be helpful to improve repeated application by spreading a few drops of cold water over the adhesive and turn the surface up to air dry. Over Saturation with water will reduce the adhesive properties.
4) Between uses, store the electrodes in the resealable bag in a cool dry place. Caution: 1) Do not pull on the electrode wire. Doing so may damage the wire and electrode. 2) Do not apply to broken skin. 3) The electrodes should be discarded when they are no longer adhering. 4) The electrodes are intended for single patient use only. 5) If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult your clinician. 6) Read the instructions for use of self-adhesive electrodes before application. 7) Always use the electrodes with the requirements of the IEC/EN60601-1, ISO10993-1/-5/-10 and IEC/ EN60601-1-2, such as with CE mark, or are legally marketed in the US under 510(K) procedure. 6.4 Cleaning the Electrode‘s cords Clean the electrode cords by wiping them with a damp cloth. Coating them lightly with talcum powder will reduce tangles and prolong the life. 6.5 Maintenance Maintenance and all repairs should only be carried out by an authorized agency. The manufacturer will not be held responsible for the results of maintenance or repairs by unauthorized persons. The user must not attempt any repairs to the device or any of its accessories. Please contact the retailer for repair. Opening of the equipment by unauthorized agencies is not allowed and will terminate any claim to warranty. Check the unit before each use for signs of wear and/or damage. Replace wear items as required.
7. Troubleshooting If your device does not seem to be operating correctly, refer to the chart below to determine what may be wrong. Should none of these measures correct the problem, the device should be serviced. Problem Display fails to light up
Possible Cause Battery contact failure
Stimulation Electrodes 1. Dried out or is weak contaminated 2. Placement Lead wires 1.Old/worn/damaged Stimulation Intensity is too high Electrodes are too is uncomfort close together able. Damaged or worn electrodes or lead wires Electrode active area size is too small. Intermittent Lead wires output
Program option in use
Stimulation Improper electrode and applicator placement is ineffective Unknown
Solution 1. Try fresh batteries. 2. Ensure batteries are inserted correctly. Check the following contacts: • All contacts are in place. • All contacts are not broken. Replace and re-connect
Replace Decrease intensity. Reposition the electrodes. Replace. Replace electrodes with ones that have an active area no less than 16.0cm2(4cm*4cm). 1. Verify connection is secure. Insure firmly. 2. Turn down the intensity. Rotate lead wires in socket 90°. If still intermittent, replace lead wire. 3. If still intermittent after replacing lead wire, a component may have failed. Call the repair department. Some programs will seem intermittent. This is expected. Refer to the Program Option Controls in the Operation section for a description of the program option. Reposition electrode and applicator Contact clinician.
8. Storage 1) For a prolonged pause in treatment, store the device in a dry room and protect it against heat, sunshine and moisture. 2) Store the device in a cool, well-ventilated place 3) Never place any heavy objects on the device.
9. Disposal Used fully discharged batteries must be disposed of in a specially labeled collection container, at toxic waste collection points or through an electrical retailer. You are under legal obligation to dispose of batteries correctly. Please dispose of the device in accordance with the legal obligation.
10. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Tables Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration - electromagnetic emissions The device is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user assures that it is used in such an environment. Emissions Compliance Electromagnetic environment - guidance test The device uses RF energy only for its RF internal function. Therefore, its RF emissions emissions Group 1 are very low and are not likely to cause any CISPR 11 interference in nearby electronic equipment. RF emissions Class B CISPR11 Harmonic The device is suitable for use in all emissions Not applicable establishments other than domestic and those lEC 61000directly connected to the public low-voltage 3-2 power supply network that supplies buildings Voltage used for domestic purposes. fluctuations / flicker Not applicable emissions lEC 610003-3 Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration — electromagnetic immunity The device is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user should assure that it is used in such an environment. IEC 60601 Compliance Electromagnetic environment Immunity test test level level guidance Floors should be wood, Electrostatic concrete or ceramic tile. If discharge ±6 kV contact ±6 kV contact floors are covered with (ESD) synthetic material, the relative ±8 kV air ±8 kV air lEC 61000-4humidity should be at least 2 30 %.
Guidance and- manufacturer’s declaration. Electromagnetic immunity The device is intended for use in. the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user should assure that it is used in such an environment. Complia Electromagnetic environment Immunity IEC 60501 nce guidance test test level level Portable and mobile RF communications equipment should be used no closer to any part of the device, including cables, than the recommended separation distance calculated from the equation applicable to the frequency of the transmitter. Recommended separation distance Conducted RF lEC 61000-4-6
3 Vrms 150 kHz to 80 MHz
Radiated RF lEC 61000-4-3
3 V/m80 MHz 3 V/m to 2.5 GHz
, 80MHz to 800MHz , 800MHz to 2,5MHz Where P is the maximum output power rating of the transmitter In watts (W) according to the. Transmitter manufacturer and d Is the recommended separation distance in meters (m). Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters, as determined by an electromagnetic site survey, should be less than the compliance level in each frequency range. Interference may occur In the vicinity of equipment marked with the following symbol:
NOTE I At 80 MHz ends 800 MHz. the higher frequency range applies. NOTE 2 These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects and people.
1. Field strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular/cordless) telephones and land mobile radios, amateur radio, AM and FM radio broadcast and TV broadcast cannot be predicted theoretically with accuracy. To assess the electromagnetic environment due to fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic site survey should be considered. If the measured field strength in the location in which the device is used exceeds the applicable RF compliance level above, should be observed to verify normal operation. If abnormal performance is observed, additional measures may be necessary, such as reorienting or relocating the device. 2. Over the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than [Vi] V/m.
Recommended separation distances between portable and mobile RF communications equipment and the device The device is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which radiated RF disturbances are controlled. The customer or the user of the device can help prevent electromagnetic interference by maintaining a minimum distance between portable and mobile RF communications equipment (transmitters) and the as recommended below, according to the maximum output power of the communications equipment. Separation distance according to frequency of Rated maximum transmitterm output power 800 MHz to 2,5 150 kHz to 80 MHz to of transmitter GHz 80 MHz 800 MHz W 0,01 0.12 0.12 0.23 0,1 0.38 0.38 0.73 1 1.2 1.2 2.3 10 3.8 3.8 7.3 100 12 12 23 For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the recommended separation distance d in meters (m) can be estimated using the equation applicable to the frequency of the transmitter, where P is the maximum output power rating of the transmitter in watts (W) accordable to the transmitter manufacturer. NOTE I At 80 MHz and 800 MHz. the separation distance for the higher frequency range applies. NOTE 2 These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects and people. 31
11. Glossary of Symbols Batch code……..01000001 Serial number……50000001 Attention: Read the operating instruction for use! Electrical devices are recyclable material and should not be disposed of with household waste after their useful life! Help us to protect the environment and save resources and take this device to the appropriate collection points. Please contact the organization which is responsible for waste disposal in your area if you have any questions. Type BF Applied Part
12. Warranty Please contact your dealer in case of a claim under the warranty. If you have to send in the unit, enclose a copy of your receipt and state what the defect is. The following warranty terms apply: 1) The warranty period for device is one year from date of purchase. In case of a warranty claim, the date of purchase has to be proven by means of the sales receipt or invoice. 2) Repairs under warranty do not extend the warranty period either for the device or for the replacement parts. 3) The following is excluded under the warranty: All damage which has arisen due to improper treatment, e.g. nonobservance of the user instruction. All damage which is due to repairs or tampering by the customer or unauthorized third parities. Damage which has arisen during transport from the manufacturer to the consumer or during transport to the service centre. Accessories which are subject to normal wear and tear. 4) Liability for direct or indirect consequential losses caused by the unit is excluded even if the damage to the unit is accepted as a warranty claim. 32
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