Storing a Battery
Remove the battery from the monitor when it is not used for a longer period of time, to avoid
potential damage caused by battery leakage.
Batteries should be charged to a maximum of 50% for storage.
The battery will discharge over time if it is stored inside the monitor without AC power connection.
The reported values for "remaining capacity" and "runtime" will become less accurate when the battery
is stored in this way for a longer period of time (that is, several weeks).
Disposing of Used Batteries
Dispose of used batteries promptly and in an environmentally-responsible manner. Discharge the
batteries and insulate the terminals with tape before disposal. Do not dispose of the battery in normal
waste containers. Consult your hospital administrator to find out about local arrangements.
Battery Safety Information
Use only Philips batteries specified in the chapter on "Accessories". Use of a different battery may
present a risk of fire or explosion.
Do not open batteries, heat above 60°C (140°F), incinerate batteries, or cause them to short
circuit. They may ignite, explode, leak or heat up, causing personal injury.
If battery leakage should occur, use caution in removing the battery. Avoid contact with skin. Refer
to qualified service personnel.
Do not expose batteries to liquids.
Do not crush, drop or puncture batteries - mechanical abuse can lead to internal damage and
internal short circuits which may not be visible externally.
If a battery has been dropped or banged against a hard surface, whether damage is visible
externally or not:
dispose of the battery in accordance with the disposal instructions above.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children
Keep batteries in their original package until you are ready to use them.
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