Conditioning a Battery Using the Battery Charger and Conditioner (M8043A)
We recommend you use the Battery Charger and Conditioner (M8043A) for all your battery
maintenance needs. The M8043A analyses the battery status, and then charges and/or
conditions the battery automatically as required, with no input from the user necessary. You
can also start a conditioning cycle manually. After a conditioning cycle, the charger monitors
the remaining battery capacity and indicates the status of the battery. Refer to the
documentation that accompanies the charger for details on charger use.
You can leave batteries in the Battery Charger and Conditioner (M8043A), as no trickle
charging takes place.
Conditioning a Battery Using the Monitor
If you do not have access to a Battery Charger and Conditioner (M8043A), you can condition
the batteries using the monitor.
We recommend two full charge and discharge cycles to ensure proper conditioning,
independent of the initial condition of the battery.
If you need to continue battery powered monitoring, replace the battery in the monitor with a
different charged and conditioned battery. Do not condition a battery in a monitor that is
being used on patients.
Maintaining the Instrument
Insert the battery that is to be conditioned into a monitor that is not currently being used.
Disconnect the monitor from the AC power supply.
Battery Handling, Maintenance and Good Practices