Maintaining the Battery
Replacing the Battery
Replace the battery if the following conditions occur:
After reconditioning, if the monitor operates for less than one hour on a fully charged battery before the
low battery alarm occurs.
After reconditioning, if the
If the battery does not recharge to full capacity after four reconditioning cycles.
For information about replacing the battery, see "Removing the Battery" on page 5-3.
Dispose of used batteries in an environmentally responsible manner. Do not dispose of the battery in
normal waste containers. Consult your hospital administrator to find out about local arrangements.
Battery Messages and Alarms
The condition of the battery is reported by messages, technical alarms, and error codes.
When the monitor is in standby mode, the
Recondition the battery to clear the message. For information about the battery reconditioning procedure, see
"Reconditioning the Battery" on page 2-3.
The following battery technical alarms appear in the monitor's message area:
Extreme Low Batt
An error code (for example,
Log. To view the Error Log, see "Viewing, Exporting, and Printing (VS2
page 4-36. For a complete list of error codes and actions to take, see Chapter 4, "Troubleshooting."
Performing Routine Maintenance
and VSi Service Guide
The reconditioning proceeds automatically and the battery is discharged and recharged
twice. The screen displays status messages during the process.
When the process is complete, a message,
Note — If the battery does not recharge after four reconditioning cycles, replace it.
value exceeds 8%.
value is half of the
— Remaining battery power is less than 30%.
— Remaining battery power is less than 21%.
257 System Error
value does not exceed 2%.
message appears if the following occurs:
Battery service required
, indicating Battery charger power failure) appears in the Error
Monitor Only) the Error Log" on