Sterilization Guide for Small Battery Drive Sets
To sterilize the Small Battery Drive and attachments:
– Disassemble all parts, including attachments, adaptors,
instruments and battery packs
– Remove battery pack from Drive Unit
– Remove battery from casing.
Battery casing must be open for sterilization
Note: Do not sterilize batteries! Batteries will no longer
Synthes Small Battery Drive Sets should be steam
sterilized in the graphic case in accordance with the
These parameters are validated to sterilize only these devices. The autoclave manufacturer’s
operating instructions and recommended guidelines for maximum sterilization load should
be followed. The autoclave must be properly installed, maintained, and calibrated. Only
legally marketed, FDA cleared sterilization wrap/pouches should be used by the end-user
for packaging terminally sterilized devices.
* Synthes recommends a minimum dry time of 20 minutes for this device when sterilized
using the recommended parameters. However, because dry time can be influenced by
various factors such as autoclave performance, sterilization load, sterilization
wrap/package materials, steam quality, varying cool-down time, and environmental
conditions, adequate drying of this device should be verified by visual inspection.
Times represent exposure times only, and not total cycle times.
Do not accelerate the cooling process. A thermal overload circuit prevents operation of the
Drive Unit when hot. This safety feature requires the unit to have cooled sufficiently
following sterilization before use. This also switches the unit off if it begins to overheat
during operation. The unit becomes operational when it has cooled sufficiently.
Hot air, ethylene oxide, plasma and formaldehyde sterilization are not recommended.
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