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Diagnostic ultrasound system.
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Safety and Care
WARNING: The polarity of the battery terminals is fixed and cannot be switched or
reversed.
WARNING: Do not force the battery into its compartment in the probe.
WARNING: Do not connect the battery to an electrical power outlet.
WARNING: Do not continue to recharge a battery if it does not recharge properly after
two successive six hour charging cycles.
WARNING: If the battery leaks or emits an odor, remove it from all possible flammable
sources.
WARNING: Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries, such as the batteries
included on printed circuit boards. Recycle non-rechargeable batteries according to local,
state, and regional regulations.
CAUTION: Remove the battery from the probe if the probe is not likely to be used for an
extended period. Prior to storage charge or discharge the battery to approximately 50% of
capacity.
CAUTION: To avoid the battery bursting, igniting, or emitting fumes from the battery and
causing equipment damage, observe the following precautions
CAUTION: Do not immerse the battery in liquid if it is damaged or the housing is cracked.
CAUTION: Do not immerse the battery in any liquid not listed in the chapter "Cleaning,
Disinfection, and Sterilization," and do not submerge a battery beyond the time periods
specified in the instructions for recommended liquids.
CAUTION: If the battery emits an odor or heat, is deformed or discolored, or in any way
appears abnormal, immediately remove it from use.
CAUTION: Do not put the battery into a microwave oven or pressurized container.
CAUTION: Store the battery between 5º C and 60º C (41º and 140º F).
CAUTION: Use only Siemens-supplied batteries and charging devices.
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