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Battery Safety - Siemens ACUSON Freestyle User Manual

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Safety and Care

Battery Safety

The
Freestyle contains rechargeable lithium ion batteries in the System Console.
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These batteries are not accessible by the operator and may only be replaced or serviced by a
qualified service technician.
The
Freestyle probe also utilizes a rechargeable lithium ion battery. This is enclosed
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in the removable battery pack.
To prevent the probe battery from bursting, igniting, or emitting fumes and causing personal
injury or equipment damage, observe the following precautions.
WARNING: Use only batteries supplied by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. with the
system and probe.
WARNING: Do not disassemble or alter the battery pack or remove the casing of the
pack.
WARNING: The battery contains safety circuitry and features. Do not disassemble or
alter the battery.
WARNING: Charge batteries only when the ambient temperature is between 0º and
40º C (32º and 104º F).
WARNING: Do not short-circuit the battery by directly connecting the positive and
negative terminals with metal objects.
WARNING: Do not heat the battery or discard it in a fire.
WARNING: Do not use a defective battery or a battery that appears to be malfunctioning
or not holding a charge. Replace such batteries.
WARNING: Do not expose the battery to temperatures over 60º C (140º F). Keep it away
from fire and other heat sources.
WARNING: Do not leave the battery in direct sunlight.
WARNING: Do not pierce the battery with a sharp object, hit it, or step on it.
WARNING: Do not use a damaged battery, or a battery pack with cracks or damage to
the casing.
WARNING: Do not solder a battery
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