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Moving The System - Siemens ACUSON Freestyle User Manual

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Moving the System

The ultrasound system is a mobile unit. Before moving the system to another location, you
must prepare for the move by powering off and securing the system.
Unplug the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Pull on the plug, not the cord. Disconnect the
Ethernet cables from the ultrasound system.
Secure components such as the power cord, probes, and gel.
WARNING: When operating and transporting the ultrasound system using the
Freestyle Rollstand, insure that the rollstand is configured according to the specifications
provided in this manual. Failure to do so can cause the system to tip over and create a
risk for injury to the user or patient and damage to the system.
WARNING: Do not tip the system in any direction more than 10 degrees. This action can
cause the system to tip over and create a risk for injury to the user or patient and damage
to the system.
WARNING: Preparations before moving the system are important to minimize potential
damage to sensitive components and to avoid safety hazards. Review the moving
instructions before moving the system.
WARNING: Do not park or leave the ultrasound system unattended on a slope. Even
when the brakes are engaged, the system may slide down a ramp.
WARNING: When using the system in a tabletop use, pull out the tilt stand on the rear of
the unit to position it securely. Make sure the stand is placed securely on an even surface
where the system will not be accidentally pushed.
CAUTION: When moving the ultrasound system, protect if from environmental changes
including : moisture, winds, dirt and dust, and extreme heat or cold exposure.
CAUTION: Avoid moving the ultrasound system on outside surfaces with loose dirt,
contaminants, or standing liquids.
CAUTION: Care should be taken to minimize shock and vibration of the ultrasound
system. Avoid uneven surfaces that contain an abrupt height change or jarring surface
irregularities.
CAUTION: After the move, make sure the ultrasound system has proper ventilation
during operation. Do not position the system against walls or hard surfaces that would
impede free ventilation around the system.
CAUTION: Do not allow linens, bedding, and/or hanging curtain partitions to block the
ultrasound system's ventilation.
CAUTION: When moving the ultrasound system over longer distances, or shipping it,
place it in the protective shipping case provided by Siemens and pack it according to the
instructions.
CAUTION: When moving the ultrasound system over longer distances, remove probe
batteries from the probes.
Freestyle User Manual
ACUSON
Safety and Care
ACUSON
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