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Battery Safety - Siemens ACUSON Freestyle User Manual

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Safety and Care

Battery Safety

Freestyle contains rechargeable lithium ion batteries in the System Console.
These batteries are not accessible by the operator and may only be replaced or serviced by a
qualified service technician.
Freestyle probe also utilizes a rechargeable lithium ion battery. This is enclosed
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
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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