4 FM20/30 Battery Option
Storing the Battery
Remove the battery from the monitor when it is not used for a longer period of time, to avoid
potential damage caused by battery leakage.
Batteries should be charged to a maximum of 50% for storage.
The battery will discharge over time if it is stored inside the monitor without AC power connection.
The reported values for "remaining capacity" and "runtime" will become less accurate when the battery
is stored in this way for a longer period of time (that is, several weeks).
Cableless Monitoring with FM20/30 Battery Option
The use of the IntelliVue CL Pods (software option CL2) is not supported.
The charging time of the CL transducers can take up to min. 6 hours if they are charged from a FM20/
30 with battery option.
If you charge the CL transducers at the FM20/30 with battery option, be sure to remove all wired
transducers from the fetal monitor. Leaving them connected to the fetal monitor can cause the
CL transducers not to charge at all.
Patient Transport Within the Hospital
The FM20 and FM30 fetal monitor with battery option offer the possibility of continuous monitoring
of a patient, while she is transported within the hospital.
Unplug the MSL connector at the fetal monitor. Or, in case an external power supply is mounted
on a rollstand, unplug it from the AC Mains.
The fetal monitor is now operating on battery power.
Move the patient with the fetal monitor (on a cart) to the new location.
Reconnect the MSL connector at the fetal monitor or the external power supply to the AC Mains.