1/31/2014: Inspected the physical condition of unit & performed an electrical safety test. Using the Electrosurgical Analyzer (CN 17946), an output test was performed on the unit and results were recorded on the attached form. The outputs were all within tolerance. Verified proper operation of all modes in Cut (Pure), Cut (Blend), Coag(Fulgarate), Bipolar(Standard) and LigaSure 1 & 2. Recorded values on attached sheet and in PM procedure. Verified proper operation of hand switch, and foot pedals. Recorded summary results on results sticker and adhered to unit. The proper operation of footswitches and hand switch were verified. Touch screen was calibrated and operating correctly. All tests passed, PM sticker updated, ESU sticker filled out and attached, and unit was returned to service. LP
Instructions for PM
Exit Demo Mode
1. Touch the wrench icon on the right side of the right touchscreen. The Main Menu display appears in the left touchscreen and the Demo mode button displays ‘Exit Demo’ if the system is in Demo mode.
2. Touch the Exit Demo button to exit Demo mode. The system touchscreens display the last settings entered during Demo mode.
Entering Debug Mode
1. To enter Debug mode, select the tool button on the right side of the right screen.
2. Select the Service button, enter the password 423213, and select the check marker.
3. Select the Diagnostics button.
4. Select the Debug Mode button.
5. Debug Screen Setup
There are various inputs the Debug screen requires to properly activate the unit. Refer to the following section to properly set up the Debug screen.
1. Mode Selection is the type of output the unit is to perform. This selection is specific to the type of testing being performed.
2. Port Selection is the output receptacle to which the energy is to be delivered. This selection is specific to the mode selected
3. Level is the power output to be delivered to the selected port. This setting is specific to the port selected.
4. Start RF Button is the on/off switch to deliver power. Once the unit is properly set up and the test equipment is in place, the start RF button should be used.
While in Debug Mode, the Open Or Close Loop selection in the lower-left of the screen should always remain in Closed Loop. Open Loop should never be used during preventive maintenance of the ForceTriad system. Irreversible damage may occur to the unit if Open Loop control is used improperly.
Manual for CN 24819 and other old Force 2’s
Manual for Newer Force 2’s
Calibration is on page 20 of manual: Potentiometers are on the main (horizontal board)
Step 3f has mistake=Attach O-scope with 100X probe between anode of CR3 and Ground Adjust generator to max(120) in coag. Key generator and observe the peak Positive voltage. Adjust R29 on the PSRF board so Max peak voltage is 400 Volts. Don’t exceed 425V while making this adjustment.
Rem Adjustment: Potentiometers are on the upper (Vertical board behind keypads)
1/31/2014: Inspected the physical condition of unit & performed an electrical safety test. Using the Electrosurgical Analyzer (CN 5501660), an output test was performed on the unit and results were recorded on the attached form. The outputs were all within tolerance. Recorded values in Medium for Cut, Coag, and Bipolar on output test results sticker. The proper operation of footswitches and hand switch were verified. Functional test passed and unit was returned to service. LP
17946= ESU Analyzer
27353 = My ESTester
9713 = REM tester.
1/17/14 Went to OP surgery and picked up the ESU. Spoke with Wendy regarding the unit and what was wrong. She said as they used it, the REM light would turn on and off. Checked REM connection and it was solid. Prongs weren't broken. Brought back to Biomed. LP
1/17/2014: Inspected physical condition of unit. REM was stable. Performed electrical safety test. Performed output test using Electrosurgical Analyzer, see form attached for detailed output values. All outputs are within tolerance, recorded values for Pure-Cut, Blended 1, Coag, and Bipolar. Verified proper operation of footswitches and hand switch. Functional test passed and unit was returned to service. LP
1/20/14 Returned unit to Outpatient surgery. Spoke with Nuvea Cornish, Beth Hurley and Susan Good regarding the problem. Believe the skin prep is causing the problem. We tested using a pad from outpatient on my arm. Showed how the REM tester shows where it opens up. They now know if it does REM out, to clean area before using another pad. Unit was returned to service. LP