ADC 6023 User`s manual

Blood Pressure
Advanced Blood Pressure Monitors
Models 6021, 6022, 6023
User’s Manual
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In hospitals and physician's offices throughout the world, where accuracy and dependability are
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Now you too can enjoy the benefits of ADC® engineering and quality in the home. This feature
rich instrument was designed to simplify the measurement of blood pressure and pulse rate at home
and deliver consistent, dependable results.
Your ADC® AdvantageTM digital blood pressure monitor is a fully automatic digital blood pressure measuring device for use on the upper arm. It enables very fast and reliable measurement of the
systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as the pulse by way of the oscillometric method. This device offers clinically proven accuracy and has been designed to be user friendly.
Read this booklet thoroughly before attempting to use your new ADC® AdvantageTM Digital
Blood Pressure Monitor.
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Introduction and Intended Use
This manual is for AdvantageTM (6021), AdvantageTM PLUS (6022), and AdvantageTM ULTRA
(6023) models. To find the model number of your device, look on the rating label located on the underside of the unit.
Your blood pressure monitor with ADC® Averaging Mode, Irregular Heartbeat Detection, and PC
Link Blood Pressure Analyzer Software (6023 model only) is a fully automatic digital blood pressure
measuring device for use by adults on the upper arm at home or in your doctor’s/nurse’s office. It enables very fast and reliable measurement of systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as pulse
through the oscillometric method. This device offers clinically proven accuracy and has been designed
to be user friendly.
Before using, please read this instruction manual carefully and then keep it in a safe place. Please
contact your doctor for further questions on the subject of blood pressure and its measurement.
Only a healthcare professional is qualified to interpret blood pressure measurements. This device is NOT intended to replace regular medical checkups.
It is recommended that your physician review your procedure for using this device.
Blood pressure readings obtained by this device should be verified before prescribing or making
adjustments to any medications used to control hypertension. Under no circumstances should
YOU alter the dosages of any drugs prescribed by your doctor.
This monitor is intended for use by adults only. Consult with a physician before using this in-
strument on a child.
In cases of irregular heartbeat (Arrhythmia), measurements made with this instrument should
only be evaluated after consultation with your doctor.
Familiarize yourself with the section titled "Important Information on Blood Pressure and its
Measurement". It contains important information on the dynamics of blood pressure readings
and will help you to obtain the best results.
NOTE! This device contains sensitive electronic components. Avoid strong electrical or electromagnetic fields in the direct vicinity of the device (e.g. mobile telephones, microwave ovens) during
use. These can lead to erratic results.
Do not attempt to service or repair this device yourself. Should a malfunction occur, refer to page
23 of this booklet for service information.
Warnings and Precautions
Warning: The device contains sensitive electronic components. Avoid strong electrical or electromagnetic fields in the direct vicinity of the device (e.g. mobile telephones, microwave ovens).
These can lead to temporary impairment of the measuring accuracy.
Warning: Use of this instrument on patients under dialysis therapy or on anticoagulant, antiplatelets, or steroids could cause internal bleeding.
Warning: Do not use cuffs, AC adapters or batteries other than those included with this product
or replacement parts supplied by the manufacturer.
Warning: This system may fail to yield specified measurement accuracy if operated or stored in
temperature or humidity conditions outside the limits stated in the specifications section of this manual.
Warning: This product may contain a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Caution: To avoid any possibility of accidental strangulation, keep this unit away from children
and do not drape tubing around your neck.
Caution: The standard material used for the bladder and tubing is latex-free.
Attention: Self-measurement means control, not diagnosis or treatment. Unusual values must
always be discussed with your doctor. Under no circumstances should you alter the dosages of any
drugs prescribed by your doctor.
Attention: The pulse display is not suitable for checking the frequency of heart pacemakers!
Attention: In cases of irregular heartbeat, measurements made with this instrument should only
be evaluated after consultation with your doctor.
Note: To obtain the greatest accuracy from your blood pressure instrument, it is recommended
that the instrument be used within a temperature range of 50°F (10°C) to 104°F (40°C), with a relative humidity range of 15-90% (non-condensing).
2. Important Information on Blood Pressure and its Measurement
2.1. How does high or low blood pressure arise?
Your level of blood pressure is determined in the circulatory center of the brain and adjusts to a
variety of situations through feedback from the nervous system. To adjust blood pressure, the
strength and speed of the heart (Pulse), as well as the width of circulatory blood vessels is altered.
Blood vessel width is controlled by fine muscles in the blood vessel walls.
Your level of arterial blood pressure changes periodically during heart activity: During the “blood
ejection” (Systole) the value is highest (systolic blood pressure value). At the end of the heart’s “rest
period” (Diastole) pressure is lowest (diastolic blood pressure value).
Blood pressure values must lie within certain normal ranges in order to prevent particular diseases.
2.2. Which values are normal?
Blood pressure is very high if your diastolic pressure is above 90 mmHg and/or your systolic
blood pressure is over 160 mmHg, while at rest. In this case, please consult your physician immediately. Long-term values at this
level endanger your health
due to continual damage to
the blood vessels in your
If your systolic blood presStage 1 Hypertension
sure values are between 140
Stage 2 Hypertension
mmHg and 159mmHg and/or
the diastolic blood pressure values between 90 mmHg and 99mmHg, consult your physician. Regular self-checks are necessary.
If you have blood pressure values that are too low, (i.e., systolic values under 105mmHg and/or diastolic values under 60 mmHg), consult your physician.
Even with normal blood pressure values, a regular self-check with your blood pressure monitor is
recommended. You can detect possible changes in your values early and react appropriately.
If you are undergoing medical treatment to control your blood pressure, keep a record of values
along with time of day and date. Show these values to your physician. Never use the results of your
measurements to independently alter the drug doses prescribed by your physician.
Which values are normal?
The following standards for assessing high blood pressure (without regard to age) have been established by the U.S. National Institutes of Health JNC7, 2003.
Further information
If your values are mostly normal under resting conditions but exceptionally high under conditions of physical or psychological stress, it is possible that you are suffering from so-called “labile hypertension.” Consult your doctor.
Correctly measured diastolic blood pressure values above 120mmHg require immediate medical treatment.
2.3. What can be done if regular high or low values are obtained?
a) Consult your doctor.
b) Increased blood pressure values (various forms of hypertension) are associated with considerable health risks over time. Arterial blood vessels in your body are endangered due to constriction
caused by deposits in the vessel walls (Arteriosclerosis). A deficient supply of blood to important organs (heart, brain, muscles) can result from arteriosclerosis. Furthermore, the heart will become structurally damaged with increased blood pressure values.
c) There are many different causes of high blood pressure. We differentiate between the common
primary (essential) hypertension, and secondary hypertension. The latter group can be ascribed to
specific organ malfunctions. Please consult your doctor for information about the possible origins of
your own increased blood pressure values.
d) There are measures which you can take to reduce and even prevent high blood pressure.
These measures must be permanent lifestyle changes.
A) Eating habits
Strive for a normal weight corresponding to your age. See your doctor for your ideal weight.
Avoid excessive consumption of common salt.
Avoid fatty foods.
B) Previous illnesses
Consistently follow all medical instructions for treating illness such as:
Diabetes (Diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes)
Fat metabolism disorder
C) Habits
Give up smoking completely.
Drink only moderate amounts of alcohol.
Restrict your caffeine consumption (coffee, tea, chocolate).
D) Your physical condition
After a medical examination, and with your doctor’s approval and direction; exercise.
Choose sports which require stamina and avoid those which require strength.
Avoid reaching the limit of your performance.
With previous illnesses and/or an age of over 40 years, please consult your doctor before beginning your exercise routine. Speak with your doctor regarding the type and extent of exercise
that is appropriate for you.
3. Components of your blood pressure monitor
a) Measuring unit (Each model has unique features that are not available on all models)
Traffic Light
Blood Pressure Indicator
(6023 Only)
LCD Display
• Systolic
• Diastolic
• Pulse
Irregular Heartbeat
Cuff Storage Compartment
(soft cuff models only)
USB Port
(6022, 6023 Only)
Time/Date Button
Cuff Connector
Mode Switch
(6022, 6023 Only)
On/Off/Start Button
Memory Button
AC Adapter Port
Each Model has its own specific cuff:
Item Number
D-bar Nylon Cuff
For arm circumference 22 - 32 cm or (8.7” - 12.6”)
Wide Range Soft Cuff
For arm circumference 22 - 41 cm or (8.7” - 16”)
Wide Range Rigid Cuff
For arm circumference 22 - 46 cm or (8.7” - 18.1”)
* If you ever need to buy a replacement cuff, use only ADC® brand.
Note: Arm circumference should be measured with a measuring tape in the middle of the relaxed
upper arm. Do not force cuff connection into the opening. Make sure the cuff connection is not
pushed into the AC adapter port. If the cuff is too small, call 1-800-232-2670 for further information.
You may prefer to use one of our wrist type monitors.
4. Using your Monitor for the First Time
4.1 Activating the pre-installed batteries
Pull out the protective strips projecting from the battery compartment.
4.2 Setting the date and time
a) After the new batteries are activated, the year number flashes in the
display. You can advance the year by pressing the Memory button. To confirm and set the year, press the Time/Date button.
b) You can now set the month using the Memory button. To confirm
and set the month, press the Time/Date button.
c) Follow the instructions above to set the day, hour and minutes.
d) Once you have set the last minute and pressed the Time/Date button,
the date and time are set and the time is continously displayed.
e) If you want to change the date and time, press and hold the
Time/Date button down for approx. 3 seconds, release, then hold again for
another 3 seconds, and release - the year number will then flash. Now you
can enter the new values as described above.
4.3. Cuff tube connection
Insert the cuff tube into the opening on the left side of the monitor indicated by the drawing of a cuff.
4.4. Select the Measuring Mode: Standard or
ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™ (6022,
6023 models only)
This instrument enables you to select either
standard (standard single measurement) or ADC®
Averaging Mode Technology™ (automatic triple
measurement). To select standard mode, push the
switch on the side of the instrument downward to
Memory Button
Position “1” and to select Averaging Mode, upwards to Position “3”. If
you select 1 then only one measurement will be taken. If you select 3, the
unit will inflate and deflate three times resulting in one final average
4.5. Select the User (6022, 6023 models only)
This blood pressure monitor is designed to store 99 measurements for
each of two users. Before taking a measurement, be certain that the correct
user has been selected.
a) With the unit off, press and hold the Time/Date button for 3 seconds
until the user icon in the upper left corner of the LCD screen flashes.
b) Press the Memory button to toggle between users.
c) Press the On/Off/Start button to make your selection.
4.6. ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™ (6022, 6023 models only)
In ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™, three measurements are automatically taken in
succession and the result then automatically analyzed and displayed. Because your blood
pressure constantly fluctuates, a result determined in this way is more reliable than one produced by a single measurement.
After pressing the On/Off/Start button the selected ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™ appears in the display as the -symbol.
The bottom right hand section of the display shows a 1, 2, or 3 to indicate which of the 3
measurements is currently being taken.
There is a break of 15 seconds between the measurements (15 seconds are adequate according to “Blood Pressure Monitoring, 2001, 6:145-147” for oscillometric instruments). A
countdown indicates the remaining time and a beep will sound 5 seconds before the 2nd and
3rd readings will begin.
The individual results from measurements 1, 2 and 3 are not initially displayed.
If you want to see each of the individual readings making up a triplicate reading, turn the unit
off, then press and hold the Memory button for 3 seconds immediately after a ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™ measurement. Note: You can only see the individual readings one
time immediately following an Averaging Mode measurement. See section 5.4 g.
Do not remove the cuff between measurements.
5. Measurement Procedure
Note: You should always be seated before and during measurement.
5.1. Before measurement:
Avoid eating and smoking as well as all forms of exertion directly before measurement. These
factors influence the measurement result. Find time to relax by sitting in an armchair in a quiet
atmosphere for about ten minutes before taking a measurement.
Remove any garment that fits closely to your upper arm.
Always measure on the same arm (normally left).
Always compare measurements taken at the same time of day, since blood pressure changes
during the course of the day, as much as 20-40 mmHg.
5.2. Common sources of error:
Note: Comparable blood pressure measurements always require the same conditions! Conditions should always be quiet.
All efforts by the user to support the arm can increase blood pressure. Make sure you are in a
comfortable, relaxed position and do not flex any of the musLeft Arm
cles in the measurement arm during the measurement. Use a
cushion for support if necessary.
If the arm artery lies considerably lower or higher than the
heart, an erroneously high or low blood pressure will be
measured! Each 15cm (6 inch) difference in height between
your heart and the cuff results in a measurement error of 10 mmHg!
Cuffs that are too narrow or too short result in false measurement values.
Selecting the correct cuff is extremely important. Cuff size is dependent
upon the circumference of the arm (measured in the center). The permissible range is printed on the cuff. If this is not suitable for your use, please
call 1-800-232-2670.
Note: Only use approved ADC® cuffs!
A loose cuff or a sideways protruding air pocket causes false measurement values.
With repeated measurements, blood accumulates in the arm, which can
lead to false results. Consecutive blood pressure measurements should
be repeated after a 1 minute pause or after your arm has been held up in
order to allow the accumulated blood to flow away. If you decide to take
your Averaging Mode measurement again, be sure to wait at least one
minute beforehand.
5.3. Fitting the rigid Cuff (6023 model only)
a) The cuff is pre-formed for easier use. Remove tight or bulky clothing
from your upper arm.
b) Wrap the cuff around your upper left arm. The rubber tube should be on
the inside of your arm extending downward to your hand. Make certain the cuff
lies approximately 1/2” to 3/4” (1 to 2 cm) above the elbow.
Important! The red strip on the edge of the cuff (Artery Mark) must lie over
the artery which runs down the inner side of the arm.
c) To secure the cuff, wrap it around your arm and press the hook and
loop closure together.
d) There should be little free space between your arm and the cuff. You
should be able to fit 2 fingers between your arm and the cuff. Cuffs that
don’t fit properly result in false measurement values. Measure your arm circumference if you are not sure of proper fit.
e) Lay your arm on a table (palm upward) so the cuff is at the same height
as your heart. Make sure the tube is not kinked.
f) Remain seated quietly for at least two minutes before you begin the measurement.
Fitting the D-Bar Cuff (6021, 6022 models)
a) Pass the end of the cuff through the flat metal ring so that a loop is formed.
Left Arm
The hook and loop closure must be facing outward. (Ignore this step if the cuff has already been prepared.)
b) Place the cuff over the left upper arm so that the tube is closer to your lower arm.
c) Lay the cuff on the arm as illustrated. Make certain that the lower edge of the cuff lies approximately 3/4” to 1” (2 to 3cm) above the elbow and that the tube is closer to the inner side of the arm.
Important! The small white arrow (Artery Mark) on the cuff must lie exactly over the artery which
runs down the inner side of the arm.
d) Tighten the cuff by pulling the end and close the cuff by affixing the hook and loop closure.
e) There should be little free space between the arm and the cuff. You should be able to fit 2 fingers between your arm and the cuff. Clothing must not restrict the arm. Any piece of clothing which
does, must be removed. Cuffs that don’t fit properly result in false measurement values. Measure your
arm circumference if you are not sure of proper fit. Other size cuffs are available (Page 9).
f) Lay your arm on a table (palm upward) so the cuff is at the same height
as your heart. Make sure the tube is not kinked.
g) Remain seated quietly for at least two minutes before you begin the
Comment: If it is not possible to fit the cuff to your left arm, it can also be
placed on your right arm. However, all measurements should be made using
the same arm. Comparable blood pressure measurements always require the
same conditions (Relax for several minutes before taking a measurement).
5.4. Measuring procedure
After the cuff has been appropriately positioned on the arm and connected
to the blood pressure monitor, the measurement can begin:
a) Press the ON/OFF/START button. The pump begins to inflate the cuff.
In the display, the increasing cuff pressure is continually displayed.
b) After automatically reaching an individual pressure, the pump stops and
the pressure slowly falls. The cuff pressure is displayed during the measurement. Diastolic
c) When the device has detected your pulse, the heart symbol in the display begins to blink and an audible pulse tone sounds.
d) When the measurement has been concluded, a long beep tone
sounds. The measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure values, as well as
the pulse are now displayed.
e) The appearance of this symbol signifies that an irregular heartbeat was detected. This
indicator is only a caution. It is important that you be relaxed, remain still and do not talk during
NOTE: We recommend contacting your physician if you see this indicator frequently.
f)The measurement results are displayed until you switch the device off. If no button is
pressed for 1 minute, the device switches off automatically.
g) When the unit is set to the MAM setting, 3 separate measurements will take place in su ccession after which your result is calculated and displayed as a single, averaged measurement.
There is a 15 second resting time in-between each measurement. A countdown indicates the
remaining time and a beep will sound 5 seconds before the 2nd and 3rd readings will begin.
If one of the measurements causes an error message, it will be repeated one more time. If any additional error occurs, the measurement will be discontinued and an error code will be displayed.
Expanding the averaged measurement to see the three individual readings: This function allows
you to view the three individual measurements used to calculate the ADC® Averaging Mode Technology™ measurement. After taking an averaging mode measurement turn unit off, hold the Memory button for 3 seconds until you hear a short beep. (Do not hold the button longer than 7
seconds or you will delete all the readings in the memory!) Let go of the button and watch the
screen. It will automatically scroll through the three measurements used in the measurement.
5.5. Irregular Heartbeat Detector
This symbol indicates that certain pulse irregularities were detected during the measurement. In this case, the result may deviate from your normal
basal blood pressure – repeat the measurement. In most
cases, this is no cause for concern. However, if the symbol
appears on a regular basis (e.g. several times a week with
measurements taken daily), we advise you to tell your doctor.
Please show your doctor the following explanation:
Information for the doctor on frequent appearance of the Irregular Heartbeat Symbol
This instrument is an oscillometric blood pressure monitor
device that also analyzes pulse frequency during measurement. The instrument is clinically tested.
If pulse irregularities occur during measurement, the irregular heartbeat symbol is displayed
after the measurement. If the symbol appears more frequently (e.g. several times per week on
measurements performed daily) or if it suddenly appears more often than usual, we recommend
the patient to seek medical advice.
The instrument does not replace a cardiac examination, but serves to detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.
5.6. Traffic Light Indicator (6023 only)
The dots on the left-hand edge of the display show you the range within which the indicated
blood pressure value lies. Depending on the height of the dots the readout value is either within
the normal (green), borderline (yellow) or danger (red) range.
The classification is based on standards established by the National Institutes of Health
JNC7, 2003.
Traffic Light
The traffic light dots rise according to your measurement.
If your measurement has only one dot, your measurement is in the green zone, or “Normal” according to NIH standards.
If your measurement has two or three dots, it is in the yellow zone, or “Pre-Hypertension”
according to NIH standards.
If your measurement has four dots, it is in the orange “Stage 1 Hypertension” zone.
If your measurement has five or more dots, it is in the red “Stage 2 Hypertension” zone.
Indication of a
“Normal” Blood
Indication of a “PreHypertension” Blood
Indication of a “Stage 1
Hypertension” Blood
Indication of a “Stage 2
Hypertension” Blood
5.7. Memory
At the end of a measurement, this monitor automatically stores each result with date and time. Each
unit stores 99 measurements. Models 6023 and 6022 store 99 measurements each, for 2 users.
Viewing the stored values
With the unit off, press the Memory button. The display first shows "A", then shows an average of
all measurements stored in the unit. Please note: Measurements for each user are averaged and stored
separately. Be certain that you are viewing the measurements for the correct user.
Pressing the Memory button again displays the previous value. To view a particular stored memory,
press and hold the Memory button to scroll to that stored reading.
Memory full
When the memory is full to capacity, a new measured value is stored by overwriting the oldest
Clear all values
If you are sure that you want to permanently remove all stored values, hold down
the Memory button (the instrument must have been switched off beforehand) for about
7 seconds, until "CL" appears and then release the button. If you do not want to clear
the values, press the Start/ON/OFF button. To permanently clear the memory, press the
Memory button while "CL" is flashing.
Individual values cannot be cleared.
5.8. Discontinuing a Measurement
If it is necessary to interrupt a blood pressure measurement for any reason (e.g the patient feels unwell), the Start/ON/OFF button can be pressed at any time. The device then immediately lowers the cuff
pressure automatically.
5.9. Setting the Medication Reminder (6023 only)
This instrument allows you to set two alarm times at which an alarm signal will then be triggered. This
can be a useful aid, for instance as a reminder to take medication or to remind you to take your blood
pressure at the same time each day.
a) To set an alarm time, press the Date/Time button (the instrument must have been switched
off beforehand) and immediately afterwards the Memory button and hold both down until
the bell symbol appears in the bottom left of the display. Then release both buttons. The
flashing "1" in the display indicates that the first alarm time can now be set.
b) Press the Date/Time button to set the hour – the hour display flashes. Pressing the
Memory button allows you to set the alarm hour. To confirm, press the
Date/Time button
c) The minute display will now flash. The minutes can be set using the Memory button. To confirm, press the Date/Time button again.
d) The bell symbol will now flash. Use the Memory button to select whether
the alarm time is to be active (bell) or inactive (crossed-out bell). To confirm, press the Date/Time button.
To set a second alarm time, proceed as above but if the "1" flashes, press the
Memory button to select "2" and confirm with the Date/Time button.
An active alarm time is indicated by the bell symbol in the display.
The alarm sounds at the set time every day.
To switch-off the alarm when it is sounding, press the START/ON/OFF button.
To permanently switch-off the alarm, proceed as above (Steps a-d)
and select the crossed-out bell symbol. This will then disappear from
the display.
The alarm times must be re-entered each time the batteries are replaced.
5.10. Battery Charge Indicator
Batteries almost discharged
When the batteries are approximately 75% used the battery symbol will flash as
soon as the instrument is switched on (if at least one of the batteries still has some
charge). Although the instrument will continue to measure reliably, you should obtain
replacement batteries.
Batteries discharged– replacements required
When the batteries are discharged, the battery symbol will flash as soon as the instrument
is switched on. You cannot take any further measurements and must replace the batteries.
The battery compartment is located on the back side of the device
(see illustration).
a) Remove cover from the bottom plate, as illustrated.
b) Insert the batteries (4 x size AA ). Always use AA long life batteries or alkaline 1.5v batteries.
c) The memory retains all values although date and time (and
possibly also set alarm times) must be reset - the year number therefore flashes automatically after the batteries are replaced.
d) To set date and time, follow the procedure described in Section 4.2.
Which batteries and which procedure?
Use four new, longlife 1.5V AA batteries. Do not use batteries beyond their expiration date. If the
monitor is not going to be used for a prolonged period the batteries should be removed.
Using rechargeable batteries
You can also operate this instrument using rechargeable batteries.
Only use "NiMH" reusable batteries!
If the battery symbol (
) appears, the batteries must be removed and recharged! They
must not remain inside the instrument, as they may become damaged through total discharge even when switched off. The batteries must NOT be discharged in the blood pressure monitor! If you do not intend to use the instrument for a week or more, always remove
the rechargeable batteries!
Recharge these batteries using an external charger and follow manufacturer’s instructions
5.11. Using the AC Adapter
You may also operate this monitor using the AC adapter (output 6V DC/600 mA with DIN plug).
Use only the approved ADC® AC adapter to avoid damaging the unit.
a) Ensure that the AC adapter and cable are not damaged.
b) Plug the adapter cable into the AC adapter port on the
right side of the blood pressure monitor.
c) Plug the adapter into your electrical outlet.
When the AC adapter is connected, no battery current is consumed.
Note: No power is taken from the batteries while the AC
adapter is connected to the monitor. If electrical power is interrupted, (e.g., by accidental removal of the AC adapter from the outlet) the monitor must be reset
by removing the plug from the socket and reinserting the AC adapter connection. If you have any
questions regarding the AC adapter please call 1-800-232-2670.
6. Software Functions (6022, 6023 only)
This unit can be used in connection with your personal computer (PC) running the ADC® Advanced PC Link Software. Your PC will allow a capacity of monitoring 80 patients, each with 1000
records of data (Note: Overuse will lower system efficiency).The memory data can be transferred
to the PC by connecting the monitor via the included USB cable with your PC. Note: The software
does not work with Mac computers.
6.1. Installation and Data Transmission
a) Insert CD into CD ROM drive of your PC. The installation will start automatically. If not, click on
b) Connect the monitor via USB cable with the PC. Three horizontal bars will appear on the display and last for 3 seconds.
c) The bars will then flash to indicate that the connection between computer and device is successfully made. As long as the cable is plugged, the bars will keep flashing and the buttons are disabled. During the connection, the device is completely controlled by the computer. Refer to the ‘Help’
file in the software for detailed instructions.
7. Error Messages/Troubleshooting
If an error occurs during a measurement, the measurement is discontinued and a corresponding error code is displayed. We recommend you switch the device off and take a new
measurement making sure you allow time for relaxation (Example: err 3).
Err 1
Possible cause(s) / Solutions
The tube may have loosened, or no pulse was detected. *Ensure cuff connections are tight with proper cuff placement. See
Section 5.3
Err 2
Unnatural pressure impulses. Reason: The arm was moved
during the measurement. Repeat measurement keeping arm still.
Err 3
Repeat measurement keeping arm still. If inflation of the cuff
takes too long, the cuff is not correctly seated or the tube connection’s not tight.
Check connections and repeat.
Err 5
The difference between systolic and diastolic is excessive.
Measure again carefully following proper cuff procedures and
ensure measurement under quiet conditions.
The cuff pressure is too high. Relax for 5 minutes and repeat
the measurement.*
Error No.
The pulse is too low (less than 40). Repeat the measurement.*
*If this or any other problem occurs repeatedly, please consult your doctor.
Other possible errors and their solutions
If problems occur when using the device, the following points should be checked:
The display remains blank when the instrument is switched on although the batteries
are in place.
Check battery installation or AC adapter connection is correct and wall outlet is working.
If the display is blank, remove the batteries and
then exchange them for new ones. Check polarity.
The pressure does not rise although the
pump is running.
Check the connection of the cuff tube and connect
The device frequently fails to measure, or
the values measured are too low or high.
Ensure the cuff fits properly. (Section 5.3)
Before starting measurement make sure that the cuff
is not too tight and that clothing is not exerting
pressure on the arm. Take articles of clothing off if
Measure blood pressure again in complete peace
and quiet.
Every measurement results in different values, although the device functions normally
and normal values are displayed.
Please read the following information and the
points listed under “Common sources of
error”. (Section 5.2) Repeat the measurement.
Blood pressure changes constantly. The observed readings may accurately reflect your
Blood pressure values differ from those
measured by my doctor.
Record daily values and consult your doctor.
Pressure readings in your doctor’s office may
be higher due to anxiety.
After the instrument has inflated the cuff the
pressure falls very slowly, or not at all. (No
reasonable measurement possible).
Check cuff connections.
Ensure the unit has not been tampered with.
8. Care and Maintenance
a) Do not expose the device to either extreme temperatures, humidity, dust or direct sunlight.
b) The cuff contains a sensitive air-tight bubble. Handle this cuff carefully and avoid all types of stress
through twisting or buckling.
c) Clean the device with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use gas, thinners or similar solvents. Spots on the
cuff can be removed carefully with a damp cloth and soapsuds. The cuff with bladder must not be
washed in a dishwasher, clothes washer, or submerged in water.
d) Handle the tube carefully. Do not pull on it. Do not allow the tubing to kink and keep it away from
sharp edges.
e) Do not drop the monitor or treat it roughly in any way. Avoid strong vibrations.
f) Never open the monitor! This invalidates the manufacturer’s warranty.
g) Batteries and electronic instruments must be disposed of in accordance with the locally applicable
regulations, not with domestic waste.
8.1. Accuracy test
Sensitive measuring devices must be checked for accuracy from time to time. We recommend a periodical inspection of your unit by an authorized dealer every 2 years. Call 1-800-232-2670 for more information.
9. Warranty
Your ADC® blood pressure monitor is guaranteed for 5 years against manufacturers’ defects for the
original purchaser only, from date of purchase. The warranty does not apply to damage caused by improper handling, accidents, professional use, not following the operating instructions or alterations
made to the instrument by third parties.
Warranty only applies to the instrument. All accessories including the cuff, AC adapter, software and
USB cable are guaranteed for one year.
There are no user serviceable parts inside. Batteries or damage from old batteries is not covered by
the warranty.
Note: According to international standards, your monitor should be checked for accuracy every
2 years.
10. Certifications
Device standard:
This device is manufactured to meet the European and United States standards for non-invasive
blood pressure monitors:
EN1060-1 / 1995 • EN1060-3 / 1997 • EN1060-4 / 2004
Electromagnetic compatibility:
Device fulfills the stipulations of the International standard
Clinical testing:
Clinical performance tests were carried out in the U.K. “Association Protocol and British HTP
The B.H.S. (British Hypertension Society) clinical protocol was used to measure the accuracy of
this product. ADC® blood pressure units using the same measurement technology are graded “AA”
for systolic/diastolic accuracy by independent investigators using the BHS protocol. This is the highest grading available for blood pressure monitors. Please see for more information. (Uses
the same algorithm as ADC® B.H.S. graded “AA” model number BP3BT0-A). US patents: 6,485,429
(Irregular Heartbeat Feature) - 6,447,457 (ADC® Averaging Mode)
11. Technical Specifications
Storage temperature:
Operation temperature:
Measuring method:
Pressure sensor:
Measuring range:
Cuff pressure display range:
Measuring resolution:
Power source:
471.5 g (with batteries)
160 (W) x 140 (L) x 98 (H) mm
–20 to +50°C (-4°F - 122°F)
15 to 90% relative humidity maximum
10 to 40°C ( 50°F - 104°F)
LCD-Display (Liquid Crystal Display)
SYS/DIA: 30 to 280 mmHg
40 to 200 per minute
0–299 mmHg
Automatically stores the last 99 measurements for 2 users (total 198)
1 mmHg
Pressure within ± 3 mmHg / pulse ± 5 % of the reading
a) 4 AA batteries, 1.5 V
b) AC adapter 6 V DC 600 mA
(voltage 4.5 V DC to 6 V DC)
Wide range rigid cuff 8.7” – 18.1” (22 - 46 cm)
Technical alterations reserved!
12. How to Contact Us
Toll Free Help Line: 1-800-ADC-2670
Inspected in the U.S.A.
Made in China
tel: 631-273-9600, 1-800-232-2670
fax: 631-273-9659
55 Commerce Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Unit 6, PO14 1TH
United Kingdom
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