As a health practitioner, if you want to use Hyfrecator 2000, you need to know how to use it. The way to use it usually can be found in the user manual. You are able to download the user manual of Hyfrecator 2000 at some websites. Some of the are at here or here. Please just bookmark this page so you can study it anytime.
Operating Controls and Indicators
According to the Operator Manual or User Manual of Hyfrecator 2000, here are the operating controls and indicators.
Front, Side and Bottom Panel Controls
- On/ Off Switch
It is for turning the unit on or off. If you turn on the Hyfrecator 2000, the unit will automatically powers up to the setting last used.
- Power Activation Button
When it is pressed, there is high frequency energy which is emitted from the electrode. Besides, it also generates an audible tone and the active ‘on’ indicator light illuminates.
- Power Up/ Down Switching Handle and Cord
It is used to remove or insert the power handle in the indicated direction.
- Power Output Indicator
It shows the power setting for the mode presently selected. For your information, each mde retains its own independent power setting automatically which is set when the mode is chosen again.
- Active ‘On’ Indicator
When the power activation button is pressed, it illuminates.
- Power Knob
You can increase power by rotating clockwise. If you rotate counter-clockwise, it can decrease power. In High and Bipolar modes, power is advanced by one watt increments. In the Low mode, power is advanced at a power level greater than 10 watts. When less than ten watts in the Low mode, power is advanced in one-tenths of a watt.
- High Output Terminal
You have to insert the power up/down switching handle and cord single pin into this outlet for heavy desiccation and fulguration procedures which need high intensity. It is explained that it provides between zero and 35 watt with high voltage.
- Low Output Terminal
You have to insert the power up/ down switching handle and cord single pin into this outlet for light desiccation and fulguration procedures which need low intensity. It is explained that it provides between zero and 20 watts with a voltage lower than the high output terminal.
- Bipolar Output Terminal
For coagulation procedures using forceps. When forceps are used, the forceps plug into both bipolar outlets. When forceps are used, a footswitch is needed. It is explained that Bipolar provides between zero and 35 watts with a voltage lower than the high or low output terminals.
- Switching Connector
Into this connector, the power up/down switching handle and cord socket plugs. Before inserting, you have to make sure to align the connector. It is important for you to note that the optional footswitch plugs into this same connector.
- Terminal Selector Switch
It selects the desired output terminal and output mode. Output which is shown will be the last setting used.
- Patient Plate
You have to plug the dispersive plate into this connector if a patient plate is needed or preferred for High or Low mode operation, depending upon the surgical procedure.
- RF Plug (Single Pin Accessory Plug)
It is used to connect the HI or LO output terminal to the handle. To deliver current, this plug needs to be connected to an Output terminal for the pencil. It is important for you to note that both the Handswitching and Footswitching Pencils use the similar RF plug connection.
- Power Up Button
If you want to increase the power setting for the selected mode, this button must be increased.
- Power Down Button
This button must be pressed to decrease the power setting for the selected mode.
- Release Button
To remove an accessory switching connector, this button must be pressed to release the accessory and then pull the connector straight away from the unit.
It is able to be used for activating the unit when a Footswitched Pencil or Bipolar Forceps are used.
- Bipolar Forceps
It needs to be used with a footswitch for activation.
- Footswitched Pencil
When footswitch activation is preferred, it must be used.
Back Panel Controls
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- Volume Control
It is able to be used to adjust volume of the audible tone generated when the power activation button is pressed. You have to insert a screwdriver and rotate clockwise until resistance is felt to increase volume. Make sure that you do not force adjustment past the resistance point. For safety reasons, the tone is not able to be completely turned off.
- Wall Mounting Studs
It is used with a standard wall mounting kit, Cat. No. 7-796-20. You are also able to mount the instrument on an optional mobile pedestal stand (Cat. No. 7-796-1). It is important for you to note that the 7-796-20 mounting kit needs to be used to mount the unit on the mobile pedestal stand.
Safety and Precautions
As explained on the user manual of Hyfrecator 2000 that users are warned to the use of the Hyfrecator 2000 on patients with implants such as metal joints, metal pins, etc. You have to check with the attending physician for the patient’s medical history before the Hyfrecator 2000 is used.
It is potentially dangerous if the Hyfrecator 2000 is used on patients with cardiac pacemakers. The high frequency energy of the Hyfrecator 2000 output may be able to interfere with the action of the pacemakers. So, precautions must be taken to guarantee that the well-being of the patient is maintained in the event of such interference. It is recommended that the manufacturer of the pacemakers be consulted for advice before the Hyfrecator 2000 is used on a patient with a pacemaker. These precautions are also done to clinical personnel with cardiac pacemakers.
There are still more things that you need to know before using this device. So, for complete information about what you should do before using Hyfrecator and how to use it, you are able to read the user manual from the links given above.