Chicago Electric 95424 Assembly and Service manual

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Eighth Issue
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figures and tables. Make various clerical corrections.
Section 5
- Add instruction to Section 5.2.4, Door Roller Inspection
and Test
- Update Section 5.3.5, Unrestricted Flow Test
- Update Section 5.3.9, Keypad Lockout Switch Test
- Relocate Figure 5-52 and step in Section 5.3.13, Distal
Occlusion Test
Section 7
- Add new procedure: “Section 7.2.14.8.1 Enter the serial
number.”
- Correct figure reference in section 7.2.14.9
- Add Note regarding gasket tape in Section 7.2.14.10,
Cassette Door and Fluid Shield Replacement
Section 8
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Contents
SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
1.1 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐1
1.2 CONVENTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐2
1.3 COMPONENT DESIGNATORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐2
1.4 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐3
1.5 USER QUALIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐5
1.6 ARTIFACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐5
1.7 INFUSION SYSTEM INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐5
1.7.1 UNPACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
1.7.2 INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
1.7.3 SELF TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
1.8 BIOMED SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1‐8
1.8.1 IV PARAMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
1.8.2 ALARMS LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
1.8.3 SETTING THE TIME AND DATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
SECTION 2
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SECTION 4
THEORY OF OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
4.1 GENERAL DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4‐1
4.2 ELECTRONIC SUBSYSTEM OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4‐2
4.2.1 CPU SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
4.2.1.1
CPU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
4.2.1.2
SYSTEM MEMORY ADDRESS MAP . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
4.2.1.3
PROGRAMMABLE READ-ONLY MEMORY . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.1.4
STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.1.5
CONTROL LOGIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.1.6
LCD CONTROLLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.1.7
LCD BACKLIGHT CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
4.2.1.8
LCD CONTRAST CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
4.2.1.9
REAL-TIME CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
4.2.1.10 VOLTAGE MONITOR WATCHDOG TIMER . . . . . . . . 4-6
4.2.1.11 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
4.2.1.12 DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
4.2.1.13 FRONT PANEL KEYPAD MATRIX . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
4.2.1.14 FRONT PANEL [ON/OFF] KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
4.2.1.15 FRONT PANEL LED INDICATORS . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
4.2.1.16 KEYPAD LOCKOUT INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
4.2.1.17 NURSE CALL INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
4.2.1.18 AUDIBLE INDICATORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
4.2.1.19 BARCODE READER INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
4.2.1.20 DATAPORT INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
4.2.1.21 POWER SUPPLY INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
4.2.1.22 MECHANISM INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
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4.2.2 POWER SUPPLY SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
4.2.2.1
MAIN SWITCHING REGULATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-13
4.2.2.2
MAIN REGULATOR FAULT DETECTION . . . . . . . . . 4-14
4.2.2.3
SYSTEM POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
4.2.2.4
AUXILIARY SUPPLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
4.2.2.5
POWER CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
4.2.2.6
BATTERY VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT . . . . . . . . . 4-15
4.2.2.7
BATTERY CHARGE/DISCHARGE CURRENT MEASUREMENT . 4-15
4.2.2.8
BATTERY CHARGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
4.2.2.9
BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
4.2.3 MECHANISM SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
4.2.3.1
MOTORS/MOTOR DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
4.2.3.2
MOTOR POSITION SENSORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
4.2.3.3
V2_5 REFERENCE VOLTAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
4.2.3.4
AIR SENSORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
4.2.3.5
PRESSURE SENSORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-21
4.2.3.6
PRESSURE SENSOR CALIBRATION . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
4.2.3.7
CASSETTE PRESENCE SELECTION. . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
4.2.3.8
SERIAL EEPROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
4.3 PRINTED WIRING ASSEMBLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4‐24
4.3.1 POWER SUPPLY PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-24
4.3.2 PERIPHERAL PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
4.3.3 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-25
4.3.4 CPU PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
4.3.5 DRIVER PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-26
4.3.6 SWITCH PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
4.3.7 APP PWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
4.4 REMOTE MOUNTED PERIPHERALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4‐28
4.4.1 LCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
4.4.2 BARCODE READER WAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-28
4.5 MECHANICAL OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4‐28
4.5.1 CASSETTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
4.5.2 MECHANISM ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
4.5.2.1
MOTOR AND VALVE ASSEMBLIES . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
4.5.2.2
A/B VALVE SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
4.5.2.3
INLET/OUTLET VALVE SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
4.5.2.4
PLUNGER DRIVE SUBSYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
SECTION 5
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE TESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
5.1 CLEANING AND SANITIZING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5‐1
5.2 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5‐3
5.2.1 LABELS INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-4
5.2.2 AC POWER CORD, RETAINER, AND VELCRO STRAP INSPECTION . . .5-6
5.2.3 FRONT ENCLOSURE AND REAR ENCLOSURE INSPECTION . . . . . .5-7
5.2.4 DOOR LEVER ASSEMBLY, DOOR ROLLER,
DOOR INSPECTION, AND TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-8
5.2.5 FLUID SHIELD INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-9
5.2.6 DISTAL PRESSURE PIN INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
5.2.7 PROXIMAL PRESSURE PIN INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
5.2.8 RUBBER FOOT PAD INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
5.2.9 POLE CLAMP INSPECTION AND TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
5.2.10 BATTERY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
5.2.11 KEYPAD INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
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5.2.12 DISPLAY AND INDICATORS INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
5.2.13 KEYPAD LOCKOUT SWITCH INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
5.2.14 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
5.3 PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5‐22
5.3.1 PVT EQUIPMENT LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
5.3.2 TEST SETUPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
5.3.2.1
BASIC TEST SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
5.3.2.2
PROXIMAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST SETUP . . . . . . . . . . 5-34
5.3.2.3
DISTAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
5.3.2.4
PRIMING A RUN-IN CASSETTE ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . 5-36
5.3.2.5
DISTAL OCCLUSION TEST SETUP . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39
5.3.3 SELF TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
5.3.4 CASSETTE ALARM TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-42
5.3.5 UNRESTRICTED FLOW TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43
5.3.6 DISPLAY TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43
5.3.7 KEYPAD VERIFICATION/FUNCTIONAL TEST . . . . . . . . . . 5-44
5.3.8 ALARM LOUDNESS TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
5.3.9 KEYPAD LOCKOUT SWITCH TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
5.3.10 PROXIMAL OCCLUSION TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-47
5.3.11 PROXIMAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-47
5.3.12 DISTAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
5.3.13 DISTAL OCCLUSION TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
5.3.14 DELIVERY ACCURACY TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-51
5.3.15 NURSE CALL TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53
5.3.16 ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-54
5.3.17 END OF THE PVT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-55
SECTION 6
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
6.1 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6‐1
6.2 WARNING MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6‐1
6.3 ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6‐2
6.3.1 OPERATIONAL ALARM MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
6.3.2 ERROR CODES REQUIRING TECHNICAL SERVICE . . . . . . . . 6-8
6.4 TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6‐15
6.4.1 UNRESTRICTED FLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
SECTION 7
REPLACEABLE PARTS AND REPAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
7.1 REPLACEABLE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7‐1
7.2 REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7‐1
7.2.1 SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
7.2.2 REQUIRED TOOLS AND MATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
7.2.3 RUBBER FOOT PAD REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
7.2.4 BATTERY, WIRE HARNESS, DOOR, AND DOOR PAD REPLACEMENT . 7-3
7.2.5 AC POWER CORD, RETAINER, AND VELCRO STRAP REPLACEMENT . 7-6
7.2.6 SEPARATING THE FRONT ENCLOSURE, REAR ENCLOSURE, AND MAIN
CHASSIS ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
7.2.7 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT . . . . . . 7-9
7.2.8 PERIPHERAL PWA REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
7.2.9 PERIPHERAL COMPONENT REPLACEMENT. . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
7.2.9.1
VOLUME CONTROL KNOB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . 7-11
7.2.9.2
PERIPHERAL COVER REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . 7-12
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7.2.10 FRONT/REAR ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT . . . .
7.2.11 LOWER FRONT ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT . . .
7.2.11.1 EMI GASKET REPLACEMENT. . . . . . . . . .
7.2.11.2 KEYPAD GASKET REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . .
7.2.11.3 TOP SEAL GASKET REPLACEMENT . . . . . . .
7.2.12 REAR ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY COMPONENT REPLACEMENT .
7.2.12.1 POLE CLAMP ASSEMBLY AND BACKING PLATE
REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.12.2 INTERNAL AC POWER CORD REPLACEMENT . . .
7.2.12.3 AC CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . .
7.2.12.4 FUSE REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.12.5 REAR ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT . . . .
7.2.13 MINIPOLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . .
7.2.14 MAIN CHASSIS ASSEMBLY COMPONENT REPLACEMENT . .
7.2.14.1 POWER SUPPLY PWA REPLACEMENT . . . . . .
7.2.14.2 KEYPAD REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.14.3 DISPLAY ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. . . . . . .
7.2.14.4 CPU/DRIVER CABLE REPLACEMENT . . . . . . .
7.2.14.5 MOTOR POWER CABLE REPLACEMENT . . . . .
7.2.14.6 CPU PWA REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2.14.7 PIEZO ALARM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT . . . .
7.2.14.8 MECHANISM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT . . . . .
7.2.14.8.1 ENTER THE SERIAL NUMBER. . . . . . . . . .
7.2.14.9 MECHANISM CHASSIS GASKET TAPE INSTALLATION
7.2.14.10 CASSETTE DOOR AND FLUID SHIELD REPLACEMENT
7.2.14.11 OPENER HANDLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT . . .
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Display and Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Biomed Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
IV Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Common IV Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Macro IV Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Alarms Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Setting the Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Electronic Functional Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Serial Interface to ADC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
System Startup and Shutdown Timing, Battery Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Stepper Motor Coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Air Sensor Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Pressure Sensor Excitation and Amplifier Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Major Elements of the Dual-Channel Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Fluid Path in the Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Mechanism Valve Pins and Sensor Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
Infuser Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Power Cord, Retainer, and Velcro Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Enclosure Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Door Roller Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Releasing the Cassette Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Inspecting the Fluid Shield with Feeler Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Mechanism Valve Pins and Cassette Presence Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Distal Pressure Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Proximal Pressure Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Rubber Foot Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Pole Clamp Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Battery Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Removing the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Display and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Keypad Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Basic Test Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Closing the Flow Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Filter Vent Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Inserting the Piercing Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-26
Squeezing the Drip Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Secondary Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Opening the Flow Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Removing Air from the Administration Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
Closing the Flow Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
Opening the Cassette Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-28
Cassette Finger Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Cassette and Door Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-29
Inserting the Piercing Pin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Squeezing the Drip Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Opening the Roller Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31
Closing the Roller Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31
Option-Lok Collar and Clave Secondary Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-31
Capped Secondary Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32
Complete Basic Test Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-33
Preparing the Proximal Run-in Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-34
Preparing the Distal Run-in Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
Parts of a Run-in Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-36
Pulling Out the Flow Regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-37
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Figure 5-41
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Figure 5-43
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Figure 5-45
Figure 5-46
Figure 5-47
Figure 5-48
Figure 5-49
Figure 5-50
Figure 5-51
Figure 5-52
Figure 5-53
Figure 5-54
Figure 5-55
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Figure 7-1
Figure 7-2
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-4
Figure 7-5
Figure 7-6
Figure 7-7
Figure 7-8
Figure 7-9
Figure 7-10
Figure 7-11
Figure 7-11
Figure 7-12
Figure 7-13
Figure 7-13
Figure 7-14
Figure 7-15
Figure 7-16
Figure 7-17
Figure 7-18
Figure 7-19
Figure 9-1
Figure 9-2
Figure 9-3
Figure 9-4
Figure 9-5
Figure 9-6
Figure 9-7
Figure 9-8
Figure 9-9
Figure 9-10
Pressing the Pumping Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
Preventing Air from Returning to the Pumping Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-38
Distal Occlusion Test Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39
Three-Way Stopcock Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Attaching the Three-Way Stopcock to the DPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
Securing the Distal Tubing to the Three-Way Stopcock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-40
DPM Connector Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-41
Volume Control Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
Keypad Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-46
Positioning the Control Arm Over the DPM Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Positioning the Control Arm to Measure Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-49
Opening the Three-Way Stopcock to Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Positioning the Control Arm Over the DPM Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-50
Positioning the Control Arm to Measure Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-51
Delivery Accuracy Test Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-52
Nurse Call Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-53
Regulator Closer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
AC Power Cord Assembly and Battery Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Rear Enclosure, Main Chassis, and Front Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Screw Placement Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Peripheral Interface Assembly and Peripheral PWAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Peripheral Interface Assembly Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Lower Front Enclosure Gaskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15
External Rear Enclosure Assembly Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17
Internal Rear Enclosure Assembly Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Minipole Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23
Main Chassis Assembly Components (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-24
Main Chassis Assembly Components (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-25
CPU/Driver Cable Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-29
Ferrite Tape Positioning (1 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30
Ferrite Tape Positioning (2 of 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30
Installing the Mechanism Chassis Gasket Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Fluid Shield Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-36
Normal Fluid Shield Tab Before and After Assembly is Seated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Close-up Views of Normal (left) and Bent (right) Fluid Shield Tab . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38
Fluid Shield Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Cassette Door and Opener Handle Assembly Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-40
Illustrated Parts Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Front Enclosures, Rear Enclosure,
and Main Chassis Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Front Enclosure Assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Rear Enclosure Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Peripheral Interface Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Main Chassis Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
CPU PWA, Display, and Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
CPU PWA and Main Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
AC Power Cord, Retainer, Batteries, and Minipole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Mechanism Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29
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Tables
Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 4-1
Table 4-2
Table 4-3
Table 4-4
Table 4-5
Table 4-6
Table 4-7
Table 4-8
Table 4-9
Table 4-10
Table 5-1
Table 5-2
Table 6-1
Table 6-2
Table 6-3
Table 6-4
Table 9-1
Table 9-2
Table A-1
Table A-2
Table A-3
Table A-4
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Configuration Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analog Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keypad Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU-Power Supply Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU-Mechanism Interface Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . .
Peripheral PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peripheral Interface PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . .
CPU PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . .
APP PWA Interface Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Safety Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions . . . . . . .
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting with the PVT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IPB for the Infuser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration - Electromagnetic Emissions
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration - Electromagnetic Immunity
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration Electromagnetic Immunity for Life-Supporting Equipment and Systems
Recommended Separation Distances Between Portable and Mobile
RF Communications Equipment and the Infusion System . . . . .
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INTRODUCTION
The Plum A+™ 3 infusion system is designed to meet the growing demand for hospital wide
device standardization, and serves a wide range of general floor and critical care needs.
The infusion system consists of three component infusers, designated line 1, line 2,
and line 3. By incorporating three lines into one unit, the Plum A+3 provides three primary
lines, three secondary lines, and piggyback fluid delivery capabilities.
Compatibility with the LifeCare™ 5000 PlumSet™ administration sets and accessories
makes the Plum A+3 a convenient and cost-effective infusion system.
1.1
SCOPE
This manual is organized into the following sections:
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Section 1 Introduction
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Section 2 Warranty
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Section 3 System Operating Manual
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Section 4 Theory of Operation
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Section 5 Maintenance and Service Tests
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Section 6 Troubleshooting
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Section 7 Replaceable Parts and Repairs
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Section 8 Specifications
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Section 9 Drawings
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Appendix
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Technical Service Bulletins
If a problem in device operation cannot be resolved using the information in this manual,
contact Hospira (see Section 6.1).
Specific instructions for operating the device are contained in its respective System
Operating Manual.
The terms “infusion system”, “infuser”, and “device” are used interchangeably throughout
the manual.
Figures are rendered as graphic representations to approximate actual product. Therefore,
figures may not exactly reflect the product.
Screen representations are examples only, and do not necessarily reflect the most current
software version.
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1.2
CONVENTIONS
The conventions listed in Table 1-1 are used throughout this manual.
Table 1-1.
Convention
Conventions
Application
Example
Blue italic
Reference to a section, figure, table,
or website
(see Section 6.1)
[ALL CAPS]
in brackets
Touchswitches, keys, buttons
[START]
ALL CAPS
Bold
Screens and displayed messages
CASSETTE TEST IN PROGRESS
Red Bold
Warnings and Cautions
CAUTION: Use proper ESD
grounding techniques when
handling components.
Throughout this manual, warnings, cautions, and notes are used to emphasize important
information as follows:
WARNING: A WARNING CONTAINS SPECIAL SAFETY EMPHASIS AND MUST
BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. FAILURE TO OBSERVE A WARNING MAY
RESULT IN PATIENT INJURY AND BE LIFE-THREATENING.
CAUTION: A CAUTION usually appears in front of a procedure or statement. It contains
information that could prevent hardware failure, irreversible damage to equipment, or loss of
data.
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Note: A note highlights information that helps explain a concept or procedure.
1.3
COMPONENT DESIGNATORS
Components are indicated by alpha-numeric designators, as follows:
Battery
BT
Diode
D
Resistor
R
Capacitor
C
Fuse
F
Switch
SW
Crystal
Y
Integrated Circuit
U
Transistor
Q
The number following the letter is a unique value for each type of component (e.g., R1, R2).
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Note: Alpha-numeric designators may be followed with a dash (-) number that
indicates a pin number for that component. For example, U15-13 is pin 13
of the encoder chip [U15] on the interface PWA.
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ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
1.4
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Acronyms and abbreviations used in this manual are as follows:
A Ampere
AC Alternating current
A/D Analog-to-digital
ADC Analog-to-digital converter
APP Air, pressure, and pin
BCR Barcode reader
CCA Clinical care area
CCFT Cold cathode fluorescent tube
CMOS Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
CPU Central processing unit
DAC Digital-to-analog converter
DC Direct current
DIP Dual in-line package
DMA Direct memory access
DMM Digital multimeter
DPM Digital pressure meter
ECG Electrocardiograph
EEG Electroencephalogram
EEPROM Electrically erasable/programmable read-only memory
EMG Electromyogram
EMI Electromagnetic interference
ESD Electrostatic discharge
ETO Ethylene oxide
FPGA Field programmable gate array
FSR Force sensing resistor
hr Hour
Hz Hertz
ID Identification
I/O Input/output
IPB Illustrated parts breakdown
IV Intravenous
KB Kilobyte
kHz Kilohertz
KVO Keep vein open
lbs Pounds
LCD Liquid crystal display
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LED Light emitting diode
L/S Line select
MB Megabyte
MHz Megahertz
min Minute
mL Milliliter
mL/hr Milliliter per hour
MMIO Memory-mapped input/output
MOSFET Metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor
ms Millisecond
nF nanofarad
Op-amp Operational amplifier
pF picofarad
PROM Programmable read-only memory
PVT Performance verification test
PWA Printed wiring assembly
PWM Pulse width modulator
RAM Random-access memory
rms Root-mean-square
RTC Real-time clock
SCC Serial communication controller
SCP Serial communication port
SMT Surface mount technology
SPI Serial peripheral interface
SRAM Static random access memory
TQFP Thin quad flat pack
V Volt
VAC Volts AC
VCC Collector supply voltage
VCO Voltage-controlled oscillator
VDC Volts DC
VSC 5 VDC supply circuitry
VSO Voltage sweep oscillator
VTBI Volume to be infused
WDI Watchdog input
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1.5
USER QUALIFICATION
The Plum A+3 must be used at the direction of or under the supervision of licensed
physicians or certified healthcare professionals who are trained in the use of the infusion
system and the administration of parenteral and enteral fluids and drugs, and whole blood
or red blood cell components. Training should emphasize preventing related IV
complications, including appropriate precautions to prevent accidental infusion of air.
The epidural route can be used to provide anesthesia or analgesia.
1.6
ARTIFACTS
Nonhazardous, low-level electrical potentials are commonly observed when fluids
are administered using infusion devices. These potentials are well within accepted safety
standards, but may create artifacts on voltage-sensing equipment such as ECG, EMG,
and EEG machines. These artifacts vary at a rate that is associated with the infusion rate.
If the monitoring machine is not operating correctly or has loose or defective connections
to its sensing electrodes, these artifacts may be accentuated so as to simulate actual
physiological signals.
To determine if the abnormality in the monitoring equipment is caused by the infuser
instead of some other source in the environment, set the device so that it is temporarily
not delivering fluid. Disappearance of the abnormality indicates that it was probably
caused by electronic noise generated by the infuser. Proper setup and maintenance
of the monitoring equipment should eliminate the artifact. Refer to the appropriate
monitoring system documentation for setup and maintenance instructions.
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INFUSION SYSTEM INSTALLATION
CAUTION: Infusion system damage may occur unless proper care is exercised during product
unpacking and installation.
CAUTION: Infusion system performance may be degraded by electromagnetic interference
(EMI) from devices such as electrosurgical units, cellular phones, and two-way radios.
Operation of the infusion system under such conditions should be avoided.
Accessory equipment connected to the analog and digital interfaces must be certified
according to the respective IEC standards (e.g., IEC 60601-1 for medical equipment).
Furthermore, all configurations shall comply with the system standard IEC 60601-1-1.
Any person who connects additional equipment to the signal input or output part
is configuring a medical system, and is therefore responsible for ensuring that the system
complies with the requirements of IEC 60601-1-1. If in doubt, contact Hospira.
Infusion system installation consists of unpacking, inspection, and self test.
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1.7.1
UNPACKING
Inspect the shipping container as detailed in Section 1.7.2. Use care when unpacking
the infusion system. Retain the packing slip and save all packing materials in the event
it is necessary to return the infusion system to the factory. Verify the shipping container
contains a copy of the System Operating Manual.
1.7.2
INSPECTION
Inspect the shipping container for damage. Should any damage be found, contact
the delivering carrier immediately.
CAUTION: Do not use the infusion system if it appears to be damaged. Should damage be
found, contact Hospira.
Inspect the infusion system periodically for signs of defects such as worn accessories,
broken connections, or damaged cable assemblies. Also inspect the infuser after repair
or during cleaning. Replace any damaged or defective external parts.
1.7.3
SELF TEST
When performing the self test, line 1, line 2, and line 3 must be tested.
However, if appropriate, the test may be performed on all lines concurrently.
CAUTION:
Do not place the infuser in service if the self test fails.
If an alarm condition occurs during the self test, cycle the power and repeat the self test.
If the alarm condition recurs, note the message and take corrective action (see Section 6),
then repeat the self test. If the alarm condition continues to recur, remove the infuser from
service and contact Hospira.
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Note: Do not place the infuser in service if the battery is not fully charged.
To make certain the battery is fully charged, connect the infuser to AC power
for six hours.
Note: When plugging the device into an AC power outlet, grasp the AC power
cord plug and use a forward motion into the socket. Do not use a sideways
motion. When unplugging the device, grasp the AC power cord plug and pull
straight out. Do not pull out using the power cord cable and do not pull out
at an angle.
Note: Records prior to the date the infuser is received may be from
the manufacturing process. Disregard any events from dates prior to receipt
of the infuser.
To perform the self test, see Figure 1-1, and proceed as follows:
1. Connect the AC power cord to a grounded AC outlet. Verify the Charge/Line indicator
CHARGE illuminates and an alarm tone sounds.
2. Without a cassette installed, press [ON/OFF] to turn on the infuser.
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3. The LCD screen briefly displays the SELF TEST screen (see Figure 1-1). If the SELF
TEST screen does not appear, contact Hospira.
4. After the self test is complete, the message INSERT PLUM SET CLOSE LEVER appears.
5. Verify the time and date. To set the time and date, see Section 1.8.3.
Open the cassette door and insert a primed cassette. Close the cassette door. The cassette
test is complete when the CASSETTE TEST IN PROGRESS message disappears.
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Note: The message MECHANISM INITIALIZATION IN PROGRESS may briefly
appear prior to the CASSETTE TEST IN PROGRESS message.
6. The CLEAR SETTINGS? message may appear. Press the [YES] softkey.
7. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the infuser.
LINE FLOW INDICATORS
A
B
HOSPIRA Plum A+
STATUS
REGION
VerVLRQ;XX - 00/''/<<
20
System Self Test
In Progress
WORKING
REGION
MESSAGE
REGION
SOFTKEY
LABEL REGION
START
STOP
CHARGE
LINE
INDICATOR
ON / OFF
1
4
7
CLEAR
Figure 1-1.
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5
8
0
3
6
9
.
SOFT KEYS
SELECT
KEYPAD
SILENCE
Display and Keypad
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1.8
BIOMED SETTINGS
The BIOMED SETTINGS screens contain the following options that can be changed
or reviewed by qualified personnel:
- IV screen parameters
- Alarms log
- Set time and date
All infusers (new or refurbished) are shipped with factory settings (see Table 1-2).
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Note: Biomed screens do not time out for the Infuser Idle alarm or No Action
alarm.
Note: The battery will not be detected in the Biomed service mode.
To access the Biomed settings, proceed as follows:
1. Open the door and turn on the device. The infusion system will perform a self test.
2. After the self test is complete, the message INSERT PLUM SET CLOSE LEVER appears.
3. Press the decimal [.] key, then [START], and verify the BIOMED SETTINGS screen
is displayed (see Figure 1-2).
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Note: The BIOMED SETTINGS screen may display [CHANGE BATTERY].
The [CHANGE BATTERY] softkey does not appear on earlier versions
of the Plum A+3.
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Table 1-2.
BIOMED SETTINGS
System Configuration Data
Data
Options Range
Factory Setting
Maximum macro IV mode delivery rate
0.1 - 99.9 mL/hr
and 100 - 999 mL/hr
999 mL/hr
Macro distal occlusion alarm
(pressure level)
1 to 15 psi
6 psi
Deliver together enable
Concurrent or Piggyback
Piggyback
Delayed start/standby enable
Yes or No
Yes
Continue rate
Rate or KVO
KVO
Nurse callback default
Yes or No
No
Time
(24 hr) 00:00 - 23:59 in
one minute increments
Factory time
Date
1/1/2002 - 12/31/2098
Factory date
BIOMED SETTINGS
IV Screen Parameters
Alarm Log
Set Time and Date
Select, then Choose
Change
Battery
Figure 1-2.
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1.8.1
IV PARAMETERS
The IV Parameters screen contains Common IV Parameters and Macro IV Parameters (see
Figure 1-3).
To change the IV parameters see Figure 1-4 and Figure 1-5, then proceed as follows:
1. Access the BIOMED SETTINGS screen as described in Section 1.8.
2. Select IV Screen Parameters, and press [CHOOSE].
3. Select the parameters to be changed, and press [CHOOSE].
4. Using the [CHANGE VALUE] softkey, select the desired value, and press [ENTER].
5. Repeat step 3 and step 4 for each parameter to be changed.
6. If there are no other changes, turn off the infuser.
BIOMED SETTINGS
IV Parameters
Common IV Parameters
Macro IV Parameters
Select, then Choose
Choose
Figure 1-3.
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BIOMED SETTINGS
Common IV Parameters
Continue Rate
KVO
Deliver Together
Concurrent
Enable Delay/Standby
Yes
Callback Default
No
Select using Change Value
Change
Value
Figure 1-4.
Enter
Cancel/
Back
Common IV Parameters
BIOMED SETTINGS
Macro IV Parameters
6.0 psi
Default Distal Press
Max Rate
999 mL/hr
Enter Value using keypad
Enter
Figure 1-5.
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1.8.2
ALARMS LOG
The Alarms Log will retain the latest 40 alarm and malfunction codes, listed in order from
the most current to the oldest.
To view the Alarms Log see Figure 1-6, then proceed as follows:
1. Access the BIOMED SETTINGS screen as described in Section 1.8.
2. Select Alarms Log, and press [CHOOSE]. Use the [PAGE UP] and [PAGE DOWN]
softkeys to view the Alarms Log.
3. Press [BACK] to exit the Alarms Log and return to the main BIOMED SETTINGS
screen.
ALARMS LOG
6/23/11 01:43:01 E437 S/W Failure # 202
6/23/11 09:18:10 N190 Neg. Prox. Occl. A
6/22/11 23:44:11 N102 Infuser Idle 2 minutes
6/22/11 21:43:14 N161 Line A VTBI complete
6/22/11 11:44:20 N106 Distal occlusion
6/22/11 09:43:07 N161 Line A VTBI complete
6/22/11 06:23:20 N160 Line B VTBI complete
6/22/11 03:40:13 N101 No action alarm
Page
Up
Page
Down
Figure 1-6.
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1.8.3
SETTING THE TIME AND DATE
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Note: The infusion system will automatically display February 29 on leap year.
Note: Daylight savings and time zone changes must be made manually.
To set the time and date, see Figure 1-7, then proceed as follows:
1. Access the BIOMED SETTINGS screen as described in Section 1.8.
2. Select Set Time and Date, and press [CHOOSE].
3. Select the parameter to be changed, then enter the desired value.
4. Verify the time and date are correct, then press [ENTER] to return to the BIOMED
SETTINGS screen.
5. If there are no other changes, turn off the infuser.
BIOMED SETTINGS
Set Time and Date
Time
Year
Month
Day
14 : 22 hr:min
2011
10
14
Enter value using keypad
Enter
Figure 1-7.
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Section 2
WARRANTY
Subject to the terms and conditions herein, Hospira, Inc., hereinafter referred
to as Hospira, warrants that (a) the product shall conform to Hospira's standard
specifications and be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use
and service for a period of one year after purchase, and (b) the replaceable battery shall
be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service
for a period of 90 days after purchase. Hospira makes no other warranties,
express or implied, and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose.
Purchaser's exclusive remedy shall be, at Hospira's option, the repair or replacement
of the product. In no event shall Hospira's liability arising out of any cause whatsoever
(whether such cause be based in contract, negligence, strict liability, other tort,
or otherwise) exceed the price of such product, and in no event shall Hospira be liable
for incidental, consequential, or special damages or losses or for lost business, revenues,
or profits. Warranty product returned to Hospira must be properly packaged and sent
freight prepaid.
The foregoing warranty shall be void in the event the product has been misused, damaged,
altered, or used other than in accordance with product manuals so as, in Hospira's
judgment, to affect its stability or reliability, or in the event the serial or lot number
has been altered, effaced, or removed.
The foregoing warranty shall also be void in the event any person, including the Purchaser,
performs or attempts to perform any major repair or other service on the product without
having been trained by an authorized representative of Hospira and using Hospira
documentation and approved spare parts. For purposes of the preceding sentence,
"major repair or other service" means any repair or service other than the replacement
of accessory items such as batteries and detachable AC power cords.
In providing any parts for repair or service of the product, Hospira shall have
no responsibility or liability for the actions or inactions of the person performing
such repair or service, regardless of whether such person has been trained to perform
such repair or service. It is understood and acknowledged that any person other than
a Hospira representative performing repair or service is not an authorized agent of Hospira.
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SYSTEM OPERATING MANUAL
A copy of the System Operating Manual is included with every Plum A+3 infusion system.
If a copy is not available, contact Hospira (see Section 6.1).
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THEORY OF OPERATION
This section describes the Plum A+3 theory of operation. The theory of operation details
the general description, electronic subsystem overview, printed wiring assemblies,
remote mounted peripherals, and mechanical overview of the infusion system.
4.1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The infusion system includes the following features:
- Dose calculation
- Air detection (proximal/distal)
- Loading dose
- Serial communication
- Multistep programming
- Alarm history
- Therapy selection
- Volumes infused (A, B, total volumes)
- Nurse call
- KVO at dose end (1 mL/hr
or less depending on delivery rate)
or Continue Rate to continue
- Delayed Start setting
- Standby mode
- Variable distal pressure setting
- Drug Library
- Nonpulsatile volumetric accuracy
- Piggyback/concurrent delivery modes
- Microprocessor control
- Titration
- Large LCD
- 0.1-99.9 mL/hr flow rate range
for both lines (in 0.1 mL/hr increments)
- Panel back illumination on mains power
- Lockout switch
- 100-999 mL/hr flow rate range
for both lines (in 1 mL/hr increments)
- Standard fullfill, partfill, syringe,
and vial use
- Anti free-flow protection
- Enteral and parenteral fluid delivery
- Air removal/backpriming
- Blood and blood product delivery
- Battery gauge
Alarms include the following:
- Distal Occlusion
- Lockout Violation
- Proximal Occlusion
- VTBI Complete
- Distal Air-in-Line
- Valve/Cassette Test Failure
- Proximal Air-in-Line
- Nurse Call
- Low Battery
- No Action
- Door Opened While Pumping
- Infuser Idle for Two Minutes
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4.2
ELECTRONIC SUBSYSTEM OVERVIEW
This section describes the function and electronic circuitry of the following three main
subsystems in the infusion system: CPU subsystem, power supply subsystem,
and mechanism subsystem (see Figure 4-1).
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Note: An asterisk (*) denotes an active low or negative true logic signal.
Battery
Power Supply PWA
Pressure Sensors
Peripheral PWA
LCD Display
APP PWA
Switches PWA
Flex FSR
Keypad
Driver
PWA
CPU
PWA
Plunger, LS, & IO Motors
LEDs
On/Off Switch
MECHANISM
FRONT PANEL
Main Piezo Buzzer
SYSTEM 1
Battery
Pressure Sensors
Peripheral PWA
Power Supply PWA
LCD Display
APP PWA
Switches PWA
Flex FSR
Keypad
Driver
PWA
CPU
PWA
Plunger, LS, & IO Motors
LEDs
On/Off Switch
FRONT PANEL
MECHANISM
Main Piezo Buzzer
SYSTEM 2
Battery
Pressure Sensors
Peripheral Interface PWA
Power Supply PWA
LCD Display
APP PWA
Switches PWA
Flex FSR
Keypad
Driver
PWA
CPU
PWA
Plunger, LS, & IO Motors
MECHANISM
FRONT PANEL
Main Piezo Buzzer
SYSTEM 3
Figure 4-1.
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LEDs
On/Off Switch
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4.2.1
CPU SUBSYSTEM
The CPU subsystem contains the main microcontroller that is responsible for controlling
the display/keyboard interface, external communications interfaces, barcode reader (BCR)
interface, and system management.
The CPU subsystem provides the following functions:
- External memory devices access
- LCD interfaces
- Real-time clock generator interface
- System watchdog
- Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter interface
- Keypad interfaces
- Control and monitor status signals, such as LEDs, audible alarms, volume control,
nurse call switch, and lockout switch
- Serial communication with host computer (DataPort) and barcode reader
- Power supply subsystem interface
- Mechanism subsystem interface
4.2.1.1
CPU
The central processing unit is a Motorola MC68302 CPU. The CPU has a closely coupled
16 bit data bus and 24 bit address bus, MC68000 microprocessor core, a system
integration block for peripherals, and an RISC communications processor. The MC68302
is packaged in a 144 pin thin quad flat pack (TQFP) package and operates from a 3.3 VDC
power supply.
The on-chip peripheral devices are isolated from the system through the dual port RAM.
The 1152 byte dual port RAM has 576 bytes of system RAM and 576 bytes of parameter
RAM that contains various peripheral registers, parameters, and the buffer descriptors
for each of the three serial communication controller (SCC) channels and the serial
communication port (SCP) channels. The 24 bit address bus is capable of accessing
up to 16 MB of data.
4.2.1.2
SYSTEM MEMORY ADDRESS MAP
The CPU has a 24 bit address bus when combined with UDS*/A0. The address bus
is a bi-directional, three state bus capable of addressing 16 MB of data that is configured
as 16 bits per word (including the IMP internal address space). Each of the four
programmable chip-select lines has two registers that define the starting address
of a particular address space and the block size.
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4.2.1.3
PROGRAMMABLE READ-ONLY MEMORY
The CPU subsystem has two 512 K x 8 bit programmable read-only memory (PROM)
memory devices that provide a total of 1024 KB. The PROM space is expandable up
to 2 MB. The PROM memory devices operate off the 3.3 VDC supply. The CPU chip-select
0 pin (CS0*), is connected to the PROM chip-enable (CE*) pin (signal CSROM*). This special
chip-select signal can support bootstrap operation after reset.
The interface to the CPU is the 16 bit data bus, and a 19 bit address bus. The address
bus is connected to the ADDR<19:1> lines, and the data bus is connected
to the DATA<15:0> lines.
4.2.1.4
STATIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY
There are two 512 K x 8 bit CMOS static random access memory (SRAM) devices that
provide a total of 1024 KB of data memory. During an SRAM read or write cycle, the
chip-enable (CE*) is controlled by the CPU chip-select pin 1 (CS1*, signal name (CSRAM*)).
The SRAM space is expandable up to 2 MB. The SRAM operates off the 3.3 VDC supply.
The CPU subsystem includes the additional SRAM for video buffer and real-time clock.
4.2.1.5
CONTROL LOGIC
The CPU PWA uses field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) that are high density,
high speed, I/O intensive general purpose devices. They are used to implement all digital
control functions, including memory-map address decoding, memory read-write enable,
direct memory access (DMA) request, I/O status signals, chip-select control, motor control,
sensor select, and power up/system reset control.
4.2.1.6
LCD CONTROLLER
The liquid crystal display (LCD) controller is used to interface the LCD to the CPU.
The device displays layered text and graphics, scrolls the display in any direction,
and partitions the display into multiple screens. It stores bit-mapped graphic data
in ‘external frame buffer memory. The display controller functions include transferring
data from the controlling microprocessor to the buffer memory, reading memory data,
converting data to display pixels, and generating timing signals for the buffer memory
and LCD panel. The LCD controller accesses 32 KB of frame buffer SRAM (video)
via the controller’s video address and data busses (VA<14:0> and VD<7:0>). The LCD
controller external clock frequency is 8 MHz. The LCD controller and the display memory
are operated off the 3.3 VDC supply. The output signal levels are shifted up to 5 VDC
by buffers for interface with the 5 VDC LCD panel.
The interface to the CPU is through the lower 8 bits of the data bus that is connected
to DATA<7:0> lines, address line A1, and LCD chip-select signal CSLCD* (CS2*).
This controller is also configured as 8080 family compatible interface device
with all the control signals, such as WRLCD* (WR*) and RDLCD* (RD*), generated
by the FPGA logic.
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4.2.1.7
LCD BACKLIGHT CONTROL
The LCD panel is backlit by a cold cathode fluorescent tube (CCFT) lamp. The CCFT lamp
requires 300 Vrms to operate; a current controlled DC-to-AC voltage inverter circuit is used
to deliver a current regulated sine wave to the lamp. A switching regulator regulates
the CCFT current by monitoring feedback pin 3, and varies its output duty cycle to drive
a DC/AC inverter. Intensity control is achieved by superimposing a DC control signal with
the feedback signal. The DC control signal is sourced by a voltage divider consisting
of a digitally controlled non-volatile potentiometer and three series diodes.
The CPU can adjust LCD backlight intensity by selecting the digitally controlled
non-volatile potentiometer and controlling TUBU/D and TUBINC* signals.
The potentiometer has a five bit up/down counter with non-volatile memory. It is used
to store one of 31 settings of the potentiometer. Each count represents 323with a range
of 323 to 10 KThe current counter value is stored in non-volatile memory after CSTUB*
is returned high while the TUBINC* input is also high. The current counter value
is not stored if CSTUB* is returned high and TUBINC* is low. The CCFT intensity is directly
proportional to the CCFT current, where 0 mArms is minimum intensity and 5 mArms
is maximum intensity. The CCFT current is inversely proportional to the counter value.
4.2.1.8
LCD CONTRAST CONTROL
A digitally adjustable LCD bias supply is used to control the LCD contrast over a range
of -24 to -8 VDC. It is digitally adjustable in 64 equal steps by an internal digital-to-analog
converter (DAC). The CPU provides two signals, LCDADJ (ADJ) and LCDCTL (CTL),
to interface with this device. On power up or after a reset, the counter sets the DAC output
to the mid-range value. Each rising edge of LCDADJ increments the DAC output.
When incremented beyond full scale, the counter rolls over and sets the DAC
to the minimum value. Therefore, a single pulse applied to LCDADJ increases the DAC
set point by one step, and 63 pulses decrease the set point by one step.
4.2.1.9
REAL-TIME CLOCK
The watchdog timekeeper chip includes a complete real-time clock/calendar (RTC),
watchdog timer, alarm, and interval timer. The time/date information includes
hundredths of seconds, seconds, minutes, hours, date, month, and year. The date
at the end of the month is automatically adjusted for months with less than 31 days,
including correction for leap year. The watchdog timekeeper operates in either 24-hour
or 12-hour format with an AM/PM indicator. The device can be programmed to set up
an interval timer, and it can generate an alarm every day, hour, or minute. These alarm
functions may be used to schedule real-time related activities. A parallel resonant
32.768 kHz crystal oscillator drives the internal time base.
The external interface is a separate (non-multiplexed) 8 bit data bus and 6 bit address
bus, with a contiguous address space of 64 bytes. When system power is turned off,
a battery voltage input is available that makes the RTC data non-volatile. The address bus
is connected to the ADDR<6:1> lines, and the data bus is connected to DATA<7:0> lines.
Since the CPU accesses are 16 bits wide, the RTC data is on the lower byte of the word.
The RTC chip-enable pin (CE*) is active low enabled for read and write operations.
It is driven by the FPGA control logic, chip-select RTC signal (CSRTC*) that involves
address decoding circuitry.
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4.2.1.10
VOLTAGE MONITOR WATCHDOG TIMER
It is important to protect the system during power transitions, and the CPU is reset after
the VCC power supply is applied. The microprocessor supervisory circuit generates
an automatic reset output during power up, power down, or brownout conditions.
When the VCC falls below the reset threshold voltage of 2.9 VDC, the reset signal (RESET*)
goes low and holds the microprocessor in reset for approximately 200 ms after VCC rises
above the threshold. The supervisory circuit includes a chip-select inhibit circuit that
is used to disable access to the real-time clock’s non-volatile SRAM during power
transitions and power down mode.
This device also provides a watchdog timer function to monitor the activity
of the microprocessor. To service the watchdog timer immediately after reset, the device
has a longer time-out period (1.6 second minimum) right after a reset. The normal time-out
period (70 ms minimum) is effective after the first transition of watchdog input (WDI) after
RESET* is inactive. If the microprocessor does not toggle WDI within the time-out period,
both RESET* and watchdog out (WDO*) outputs are asserted low. The RESET* remains
active low for a minimum of 140 ms and it resets the CPU. The WDO* remains low as long
as the WDI remains either high or low for longer than the watchdog time-out period.
After a reset, the software reads this memory-mapped bit to determine if the latest reset
was a watchdog time-out.
4.2.1.11
ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER
The analog-to-digital converter (ADC) monitors the proximal pressure sensor,
distal pressure sensor, proximal air sensor, distal air sensor, battery charge/discharge
current, battery voltage, buzzer test signal, LCD contrast voltage, CCFT test signal,
and two chopper motor drive reference voltages. The ADC is an advanced 10 bit accurate,
11 channel, switched-capacitor, successive-approximation device. It has three inputs
and a three-state output (chip-select, I/O clock, address input, and data out) that provide
a direct four-wire interface to the serial communication port of the CPU. The ADC
is designed to be used in conjunction with multiple serial devices on a common bus;
consequently, the data-out pin is driven only when the chip-select (CS*) pin is asserted.
Figure 4-2 illustrates the serial interface between the ADC and the CPU.
In addition to a high-speed ADC and versatile control capability, this device has an on-chip
14 channel multiplexer that can select any one of 11 analog inputs or any one of three
internal self test voltages. The sample-and-hold function is automatic.
The end-of-conversion (EOC) output goes high to indicate that conversion is complete.
The CPU polls the EOC signal.
Channel selection and conversion results are transferred through the SCP pins.
A serial transfer synchronizing clock (SPCLK) must be fed into the I/O clock input pin
when the CS* pin is driven low. The address to be converted is serially transmitted into
the address pin, and the conversion results are serially shifted out the data-out pin.
Typical access time is 21 sec. The APP PWA is the source of the 2.5 VDC reference voltage.
The analog inputs are selected by the channel multiplexer according to the input address
(see Table 4-1). The input multiplexer is a break-before-make type to reduce
input-to-input noise injection resulting from channel switching.
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U4
CPU
I/O
CS*
A0
A1
I/O CLOCK
SPCLK
ADDRESS
SPTXD
DATA OUT
SPRXD
A2
SCP
A3
A4
ANALOG
INPUTS
A5
EOC
I/O
(OR INTERRUPT)
A6
A7
A8
REF+
2.5V
A9
REFA10
GND
GANA
GDIG
Figure 4-2.
Serial Interface to ADC
Table 4-1.
Signal Name
Analog Inputs
Analog Input
Address (hex)
PRPRS
A0
$00
Proximal pressure sensor
DIPRS
A1
$01
Distal pressure sensor
PXAIR
A2
$02
Proximal air sensor
DIAIR
A3
$03
Distal air sensor
IBATT
A4
$04
Battery current
VBATT
A5
$05
Battery voltage
BUZTST
A6
$06
Buzzer test voltage
LCDTST
A7
$07
LCD contrast test voltage
TUBTST
A8
$08
CCFT intensity test voltage
MI_STA
A9
$09
Motor current A control
MI_STB
A10
$0A
Motor current B control
$0B
(Vref(+) - Vref(-)) / 2
$0C
Vref(-)
$0D
Vref(+)
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4.2.1.12
DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER
The dual 8 bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) generates two analog signals to control
the phase A and phase B motor coil currents. The interface between the DAC device
and the CPU is the 8 bit data bus that is connected to DATA15:8. All the control signals
for this DAC are generated by FPGA logic devices. Buffer amplifier/ground compensation
circuits condition the DAC outputs.
4.2.1.13
FRONT PANEL KEYPAD MATRIX
A 5 x 5 membrane switch keypad matrix is located on the front panel. The keypad column
lines (COL4:0) are driven by open collector type memory mapped input ports, while
the keypad row lines (ROW4:0), are read by memory mapped input ports (see Table 4-2).
The keypad strobing, scanning, and switch de-bouncing is accomplished by software.
The keypad interface is designed with ESD protection.
Table 4-2.
Keypad Map
COL 0
COL 1
COL 2
COL 3
Row 4
Softkey 1
Softkey 2
Softkey 3
Softkey 4
Row 3
Start
1
2
3
Row 2
Stop
4
5
6
7
8
9
[]
Clear
0
.
Silence
Row 1
Row 0
On/Off
COL 4
[]
4.2.1.14
FRONT PANEL [ON/OFF] KEY
The [ON/OFF] key on the front panel provides a start up (STRTUP) signal to wake
up the power supply when the system is shutdown. When activated during normal
operation, the [ON/OFF] key interrupts (STRUPD*) the CPU, signaling a request
for shutdown.
4.2.1.15
FRONT PANEL LED INDICATORS
The CPU drives the three light emitting diode (LED) indicators embedded in the front panel.
Two memory mapped I/O signals activate the two LED lights used to indicate which
channel is in delivery mode (LEDAE*, LEDBE*). The AC power on LED indicates the status
of AC power (LEDAC) and that the system is in the battery charge mode. A buffered AC
on signal (BACON) drives the LED and is active only when AC power is present.
4.2.1.16
KEYPAD LOCKOUT INTERFACE
A lockout switch (SW1) on the peripheral interface PWA locks the front panel keypad for all
three infusers. A memory mapped input port (LOTSW*) reads the switch. The switch serves
as a lockout request and software performs the lockout.
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4.2.1.17
NURSE CALL INTERFACE
A nurse call relay switch on the peripheral interface PWA indicates alarm conditions
to a remote operator. A memory-mapped output signal (NURSE) activates the relay during
alarm conditions. The relay has both normally-open and normally-closed contacts.
A jumper on the peripheral interface board selects the contact type. The factory setting
is normally-open.
4.2.1.18
AUDIBLE INDICATORS
There are two audible indicators on the CPU subsystem. Three loud, main audible
indicators are mounted on the main chassis. The main alarm is used to alert the operator
to alarm conditions. A keypad beeper, with lower power and a distinctly different tone,
is used to provide audible feedback to the operator. The keypad beeper is driven
by a memory-mapped output (KEYALM). It is used to indicate keypad activation,
and confirmation to the operator.
The main alarm has an adjustable volume control on the peripheral interface PWA,
mounted on the rear of the device. The main alarm can be activated by either
a memory-mapped control (MAINALM), the reset pulse(s), or by a power failure alarm latch.
The main alarm will sound a chirp for every reset pulse sent by the watchdog timer IC.
Continuous chirping indicates a stuck processor.
The alarm is activated continuously during power failure. If the control software does not
shut down power in a proper sequence, a latch on the CPU PWA, powered by a backup
supply (0.1 F supercap), will activate a continuous alarm. This continuous alarm sounds
until either the backup supply is discharged or the user resets the latch by pressing
the [ON/OFF] key. Reliable operation of the main alarm is assured by software monitoring
of a buzzer test signal (FBUZTST) via the ADC.
4.2.1.19
BARCODE READER INTERFACE

Note: The barcode reader feature will not be present on later versions
of the Plum A+3.
The CPU communicates with a barcode wand that is connected to the peripheral PWA
from the rear of the infuser. The barcode wand reads and decodes a Code 128 barcode
symbology and outputs the barcode data via an RS-232 port using an asynchronous,
serial ASCII format.The software controls power to the barcode reader and to the interface
circuits via memory-mapped outputs BARPWR and COMPWR*. The barcode reader
is isolated from the main system by an optical data path on the peripheral PWA
and an isolated power supply.
4.2.1.20
DATAPORT INTERFACE
The CPU communicates with an external computer by way of a DataPort interface.
The DataPort interface provides for remote monitoring of up to four infusers using a host
computer with a modified RS-232-D serial interface. Infusers are either connected directly
to the host or in a daisy chain configuration using junction boxes that provide a 5 bit hard
ID via DIP switches on the junction box. The DIP switches are buffered and read by the CPU
via the memory-mapped input/output (MMIO) port.
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The DataPort system conforms to the EIA-232-D standard, with the following exceptions:
- DataPort uses non-standard DB-15 and 6 pin modular connectors in addition
to the standard DB-25 and DB-9 connectors
- With DataPort, more than one infuser is allowed on the line
- The minimum line impedance is 2 K (EIA-232-D standard: 3 K min.)
- The maximum line impedance is 30 K (EIA-232-D standard: 7 K max.)
- The maximum line capacitance is 13 nF (EIA-232-D standard: 2,500 pF)
The communications default is 1200 BAUD, no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit. The BAUD
rate is selectable (1200, 2400, 4800, and 9600). The data format on the serial port
is a 10 bit frame with asynchronous start and stop. The CTS line is held high and the RTS
line is disconnected.
The DataPort is isolated from the main system by an optical data path on the peripheral
PWA and an isolated power supply.
4.2.1.21
POWER SUPPLY INTERFACE
The CPU subsystem interfaces the power supply subsystem by providing the MMIO signals
needed for power control and battery management. Additionally, the CPU subsystem
measures the battery terminal voltage and charge/discharge current via the ADC.
See Table 4-3 for CPU-power supply interface signals.
Table 4-3.
CPU-Power Supply Interface
Signal Name
Type
PWRHLD
D, O
Holds system power on
STRTUP
A, I
Startup pulse from the [ON/OFF] key
STRUPD*
D, I
Digital startup pulse, used as interrupt to the CPU
V3_3
P
3.3 V system power
V5_0/VANA
P
5 V analog and interface power
VMOT
P
Raw, unregulated charger voltage or battery voltage
V2_7
P
2.7 V backup power for RTC and non-volatile SRAM
VSC
P
Full time 5 V supply, backed up by supercap
V12_0
P
12 V, low current supply for audio alarm
OVRVLT*
D, I
Signal that indicates overvoltage, regulation problem on the
power supply main regulator
BACON
D, I
Buffered AC on signal
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CPU-Power Supply Interface
Signal Name
Type
IBATT
A, I
Voltage proportional to integration of battery charge/
discharge current
VBATT
A, I
Divided battery terminal voltage
CHG*
D, O
Battery charger enable
VFLOAT*
D, O
Set the main regulator voltage to battery float charge level
ITGRST
D, O
Reset the charge current integrator
Legend:
Description
P = Power A = Analog D = Digital I = Input O = Output
4.2.1.22
MECHANISM INTERFACE
The CPU subsystem provides the MMIO ports for interface to the mechanism subsystem,
in addition to the analog interface mentioned in Section 4.2.1.11 and Section 4.2.1.12.
See Table 4-4 for CPU-mechanism interface signals.
Table 4-4.
CPU-Mechanism Interface Signals
Signal Name
Type
MI_STA
A, O
Motor current set for phase A
MI_STB
A, O
Motor current set for phase B
GDAC
A, O
Ground signal from chopper (for compensation)
M_PHA
D, O
Motor phase A
M_PHB
D, O
Motor phase B
M_SEL1, M_SEL0
D, O
Motor select bits
FLCAME
D, O
I/O and L/S cam flag sensors enable
FLPINE
D, O
L/S pin motion detectors enable
FLPLE
D, O
Plunger motor sensor pair enable
FLLS_C
D, I
Flag, L/S valve cam sensor
FLIO_C
D, I
Flag, I/O valve cam sensor
FLLS_A
D, I
Flag, L/S valve A pin detector
FLLS_B
D, I
Flag, L/S valve B pin detector
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Table 4-4.
CPU-Mechanism Interface Signals
Signal Name
Type
FLPLRO
D, I
Flag, plunger rotation sensor
FLPLTR
D, I
Flag, plunger translation sensor
PXPRE
D,O
Proximal pressure sensor enable
PXPRS
A, I
Proximal pressure sensor
DIPRE
D, O
Distal pressure sensor enable
DIPRS
D, O
Distal pressure sensor
PXARE
D, O
Proximal air sensor enable
PXAIR
A, I
Proximal air sensor
DIARE
D, O
Distal air sensor enable
DIAIR
A, I
Distal air sensor
CASPR*
D, I
Cassette present
CASS2*, CASS1*, CASSO*
D, I
Cassette type coding: Macro (111), Micro (010)
All others are invalid
SPCLK
D, O
SCP clock output
SPRXD
D, I
SCP receive data
SPTXD
D, O
SCP transmit data
CSSEP*
D, O
Chip select, EEPROM
V5_0
P
5 V supply for interface power
V3_3
P
3.3 V supply for logic power
GDIG
P
Digital ground
VANA
P
5 V supply for analog power
GANA
P
Analog ground
VMOT, GMOT
P
Motor power is directly from power supply PWA
V2_5
A, I
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Reference voltage for ADC and DAC
P = Power A = Analog D = Digital I = Input O = Output
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4.2.2
POWER SUPPLY SUBSYSTEM
The power supply subsystem provides DC power to system circuits and interface software
controlled power and battery management.
The power supply subsystem provides for the following functions:
- Main switching regulator
- Power control
- AC power detection
- Battery charging circuitry
- Main regulator fault detection
- Battery terminal voltage measurement
- System power (secondary regulators)
- Battery charge/discharge
current measurement
- Auxiliary supplies
4.2.2.1
MAIN SWITCHING REGULATOR
The main source of power for the infuser is the AC line. The main switching regulator
is a pulse width modulated, AC-to-DC converter that provides the system an isolated DC
voltage of 6.9 VDC (or 7.5 VDC in battery charger boost mode). The main regulator
is preceded by line fuses F1 and F2, surge suppressor VR1, and a line filter. The bridge
rectifier U14 and capacitors C52 and C53 provide the DC voltage required for the switching
circuit. Voltage regulator U13 provides the pulse width modulator (PWM) device U12
startup supply voltage. After startup, supply voltage for U12 is supplied by half wave
rectifier circuitry CR14, R76, and C51.
The PWM oscillation frequency is approximately 40 kHz, determined by external resistor
R72 and capacitor C45. U12 controls the power delivered by varying the duty cycle
of MOSFET Q9 that drives T2. A half-wave rectifier rectifies the transformer’s secondary
voltage that provides the raw DC voltage for the battery charger and system power.
There following three feedback mechanisms maintain control: a main loop for normal
control, a secondary loop for overvoltage protection, and a current limit loop.
4.2.2.1.1
Main Loop
The main loop uses an optical feedback path to regulate the charger voltage (BATPOS)
at 6.9 VDC (except during boost charge, when the limit is raised to 7.5 VDC by software
control of the VFLOAT* line). A shunt regulator and opto-isolator provide feedback
to the PWM error amplifier.
4.2.2.1.2
Secondary Loop
Diode CR10 and opto-isolator U10 provide overvoltage protection. CR10 conducts
and activates U10 when secondary voltage exceeds approximately 10 VDC. The duty cycle
of U12 is reduced until the excessive voltage is removed.
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4.2.2.1.3
Current Limit Loop
The current limit loop is activated when the primary current, sensed by R71, exceeds 3 A.
Resistor R70 and capacitor C46 filter the voltage across R71 and feed it back to the current
sense input (1.5 VDC threshold) of U12. The duty cycle of U12 is reduced until the excessive
load is removed.
4.2.2.2
MAIN REGULATOR FAULT DETECTION
If the switching regulator’s main loop fails, the secondary voltage limit loop takes over.
However, the battery charger and motors must be disabled, and an alarm must be
generated. A comparator is used to monitor the raw DC (+BUSS) for overvoltage. A 3.3 VDC
logic signal (OVRVLT*) is provided to the CPU subsystem.
4.2.2.3
SYSTEM POWER
Along with the unregulated VMOT supply, a secondary switching regulator provides
system power. The secondary switching regulator includes IC U4, transformer T1,
and transistors Q4 and Q5. The regulator is a triple output, wide supply range, fly-back
converter that provides regulated 3.3 VDC, 5 VDC, and 12 VDC outputs from the five winding
transformer T1. The regulator operates over an input range of 4 VDC to 10 VDC and provides
output current limit as well as voltage overshoot limit. Primary feedback is metered
through a bias arrangement on transistor Q3. A Schottky rectifier diode CR4 provides
feedback in the event of V3_3 or V12_0 failure, and transistor Q10 provides feedback in the
event of V5_0 failure. The positive terminal of the battery provides the raw DC voltage,
VMOT, for the motors and backlight of the display.
4.2.2.4
AUXILIARY SUPPLIES
The power supply subsystem provides full time 5 VDC and 2.7 VDC supplies that are active
when battery or AC voltage is present. The full time 5 VDC supply (VSC) uses a linear low
dropout voltage regulator U6, whose power source is directly from the battery and is backed
up by a 0.1 F capacitor. VSC is used for the ON/OFF switch and a power failure alarm
latch. The full time 2.7 VDC supply (V2_7) is derived from VSC and is used to supply
the ultra-low current needed to power the real-time clock and non-volatile SRAM during
shutdown.
4.2.2.5
POWER CONTROL
The infuser will operate in one of the following three modes: normal, standby, or shutdown.
During normal operation, the user interface is active and either on battery or AC line
power. During standby mode the user interface is inactive while the CPU is still operating,
servicing the battery management and waiting for a startup interrupt. Shutdown mode
is when system power is off. Shutdown mode only occurs during battery operation;
otherwise, +BUSS holds the system power on.
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The infuser is activated when the [ON/OFF] key is pressed or the AC line is plugged in.
The [ON/OFF] key activates the STRTUP signal, triggering a three second one-shot circuit
that will temporarily turn the system power on. This three second one-shot period allows
the CPU enough time to power up, initialize, and turn on the PWRHLD signal. The CPU
monitors the STRTUP signal, via interrupt, to signal a user request for turning off
the infuser.
Figure 4-3 illustrates the system startup/shutdown sequence while battery powered.
System power is always on while AC powered.
STRTUP
3 SEC
ONE-SHOT
V3_3,V5_0, V12V
PWRHLD
Figure 4-3.
System Startup and Shutdown Timing, Battery Powered
4.2.2.6
BATTERY VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT
The battery terminal voltage (BATPOS - BATNEG) is measured with a differential amplifier
consisting of U1, R1, R2, R4, R7, and R8. It has a gain of 0.317 to generate a single ended
VBATT signal. The VBATT signal is then provided to the CPU A/D converter as input
for the battery management algorithms.
4.2.2.7
BATTERY CHARGE/DISCHARGE CURRENT MEASUREMENT
The battery management algorithms measure battery charge/discharge current for battery
capacity estimation and charger control. The charge/discharge current is measured
by integrating the voltage across current sense resistor R57. An operational amplifier
(op-amp) integrator circuit, consisting of U2, C5, R12, R13, R19, and R20, provides
a voltage proportional to the integration of battery current (IBATT) over a CPU controlled
measurement period. The IBATT signal is fed to the CPU A/D converter, where it is sampled
at the end of the measurement period. The battery management algorithm further
accumulates the charge/discharge current for battery capacity estimation.
The op-amp integrator is reset by the CPU system at the beginning of each measurement
period by parallel analog switches U3, controlled by the CPU’s ITGRST signal. The battery
management algorithm periodically calibrates the op-amp integrator.
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4.2.2.8
BATTERY CHARGER
The software battery management algorithm controls the battery charger. The charging
scheme is a current limit/two stage voltage limit charger. The charge current is limited
to 1.3 A and the voltage is limited to either 6.9 VDC or 7.5 VDC.
The source of the charge current is power MOSFET transistor Q7 operating in the linear
mode. Charge current passes through a current sense resistor R57, where it develops
a feedback signal for the charger control amplifier consisting of U7, Q6, and associated
parts. The feedback signal is compared against a 2.5 VDC voltage reference U8. A 0.5 A fuse
protects against damage due to a short circuit. The battery management algorithm
maintains on/off control of the charger by the charger enable signal CHG*. When set high,
CHG* activates a comparator U7 that overrides the feedback signal and disables
the charger. Excessive voltage on the BATNEG terminal indicates there is a shorted battery
cell, and will disable the charger through the same comparator.
4.2.2.9
BATTERY
The battery employed by the Plum infuser is a sealed lead acid (SLA) type rated at 6 volts
DC and a current capacity of at least 4.0 ampere-hours.
The infusion system is intended to operate on battery power on an exception basis only,
such as emergency backup or temporary portable operation. Examples of emergency
backup include AC power failure and inadvertent disconnection of the AC power cord.
An instance of temporary portable operation includes patient transfer from one location
to another.
The infuser should be connected to AC power whenever possible to allow the battery
to remain fully charged. The line power indicator turns off when the infuser is operating
on battery power. After five minutes of operation on battery power, the infuser switches
its display backlight intensity to a low intensity mode to conserve battery power.
When the battery discharges below the acceptable level while the infuser is operating,
the audio indicator is activated and the WARNING: LOW BATTERY message displays.
Although it is not recommended to continue operating the infuser on battery power at this
point, the battery continues providing power until it is depleted. When the battery
is depleted, delivery stops, a continuous alarm tone sounds, and, after three minutes,
the infuser automatically turns off.
When the infuser detects that the battery has reduced capacity, it will register
a Replace Battery condition. For the first two occurrences of a Replace Battery
condition, the WARNING: LOW BATTERY message will appear and the audio indicator will
activate. The message and audio indicator can be cleared only when the device is plugged
in or turned off. For the third and subsequent occurrences, the WARNING: REPLACE
BATTERY message will appear, and the audio indicator will activate and persist over power
cycles.
The message and audio indicator are cleared by replacing the battery, accessing
the Biomed Settings screen, and pressing the [CHANGE BATTERY] softkey.
Recharging can occur any time the infuser is connected to AC power. It is recommended
that the infuser be connected to AC power whenever practical to maximize available battery
charge during transport or ambulation. The infuser does not have to be on for the battery
to recharge.
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4.2.3
MECHANISM SUBSYSTEM
The mechanism subsystem includes the electronics and electromechanical components
that interface with the pumping mechanism.
The mechanism subsystem provides the following functions:
- Chopper motor drive for three stepper motors (plunger, L/S valve, I/O valve)
- Four motor position sensors (flag detectors)
- Precision voltage reference
- Two air sensors (distal, proximal)
- Two pressure sensors (distal, proximal)
- Cassette presence detection
- Serial electrically erasable PROM (EEPROM)
See Table 4-4 for mechanism interface signals.
4.2.3.1
MOTORS/MOTOR DRIVE
The infuser uses three stepper motors for pumping; one for fluid displacement and two
for cassette valve actuation. The stepper motors are driven, under step-by-step control
from software, by a unipolar chopper drive.
4.2.3.1.1
Stepper Motors
Each motor is named by its function, as follows:
- Plunger motor for driving the plunger screw
- I/O valve motor for moving the input-output valve pins
- L/S valve motor for moving the line select valve pins A and B
All three motors are four phase stepper types. One electrical revolution is accomplished
after four motor steps (phases) are completed. The step-angle (the number of steps
per shaft revolution) resolutions are 3.6/step (100 steps/rev) for the plunger motor,
and 7.5/step (48 steps/rev) for the I/O and L/S valve motors.
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The unipolar motor windings have a center tap connected on each of the two coils as shown
in Figure 4-4. Unidirectional current enters the center tap and is steered to one end
of the coil or the other end by the driver electronics, creating positive or negative flux lines
in the motor coil. With two coils each with a choice of flux polarity, four electrical
combinations or phases are possible.
A
ACOM
A
B
Figure 4-4.
BCOM
B
Stepper Motor Coils
4.2.3.1.2
Chopper Motor Drive
The infuser stepper motor drive is a chopper drive that is a pulse width modulation
of the coil current in each motor winding. Current is switched on and off to maintain
a predetermined coil current independent of supply voltage and motor speed. The motor
winding inductance acts as a filter to smooth out the switching currents, slowing
the current rise when turned on and storing a decaying current when turned off.
Each motor coil is modulated independently, allowing different coil currents in the two
motor windings. The coil current is sensed and compared to a reference input for each
winding. Modulation circuits correct for any error between the sensed current
and the reference. This reference input can be changed to set a different coil current.
4.2.3.2
MOTOR POSITION SENSORS
Motor position is estimated by counting the motor steps, relative to a position reference.
Optical switches and flags serve as position references that are used to find the motor
home positions and to verify proper motion. Flag positions are anticipated by software.
Optical switch flag sensors are used for tracking the following:
- Plunger motor rotational position (coupler flag)
- Plunger translational (linear) position
- I/O valve motor rotational position (cam flag)
- L/S valve motor rotational position (cam flag)
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Each optical switch consists of an infrared LED that shines through a rectangular
aperture, across a slot, to illuminate a photo-transistor. The photo-transistor is activated
as long as the beam is on and not blocked (by a flag in the slot). The optical switches
are distributed throughout the mechanism, near their associated flags. The motor
rotational optical switches are mounted on the driver PWA along with the control circuitry.
The plunger translational optical switch is mounted remotely on the switch PWA.
The switches are used intermittently to save power.
There are two control signals that enable associated switch pairs, as follows:
- FLCAME
flag valve motor cam sensor enable
- FLPLE
flag plunger motor rotation and translation sensors enable
Each of these control signals enables a constant current source that turns on the
associated switch’s infrared LEDs. The photo transistor states are sensed by Schmidt
trigger inverters (U11 on driver PWA) that provide a 3.3 V logic high when the optical path
is blocked or a logic low when the optical path is clear. The Schmidt trigger output is high
when the sensor is disabled.
The following output signals are provided to the CPU subsystem:
- FLIO_C
flag I/O valve motor cam sensor
- FLLS_C
flag L/S valve motor cam sensor
- FLPLRO
flag plunger motor rotation sensor
- FLPLTR
flag plunger motor transition sensor
4.2.3.3
V2_5 REFERENCE VOLTAGE
A precision 2.5 VDC reference voltage is generated on the APP PWA for use by the pressure
sensor excitation circuits, the air sensor amplifier circuits, and the ADC and DAC reference
voltage. The precision 2.5 VDC reference is buffered by a voltage follower. The signal name
is V2_5.
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4.2.3.4
AIR SENSORS
The mechanism subsystem includes two air sensors, used to detect air passage into
(proximal) or out of (distal) the cassette. Both sensors are piezoelectric crystal transmitter
receiver pairs. Liquid between the transmitter and receiver will conduct the ultrasonic
signal, while air will not (see Figure 4-5).
XTL
TX
VSO
VCO/PLL
CPU
Figure 4-5.
G_RX
G_TX
OUTPUT
AMP
A/D
XTL
RX
PEAK
DETECTOR
Air Sensor Block Diagram
4.2.3.4.1
Transmitter Circuitry
The transmitter circuitry consists of a voltage sweep oscillator, a voltage-controlled
oscillator (VCO), and a transmitter amplifier, and are located on the APP PWA.
The voltage sweep oscillator circuit oscillates at approximately 12 kHz at 50 percent duty
cycle. The output of the sweep oscillator is between +2 VDC and +3 VDC, and is used
to sweep the VCO. The VCO sweeps through the sensor’s peak coupling frequency
that is between 3 MHz and 6 MHz. A resistor and capacitor are used to configure the VCO
center frequency. The VCO is enabled when the CPU asserts either DIARE or PXARE
control signals.
The transmitter amplifier consists of a push-pull, emitter-follower, complementary pair
of transistors. The transmitter amplifier drives both proximal and distal sensors
simultaneously.
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4.2.3.4.2
Receiver Circuitry
When the cassette’s test port is filled with fluid, the transmitted signal will be coupled
to an identical piezoelectric crystal, where it is amplified and detected by the receiver
circuitry. The receiver circuitry consists of an amplifier, a peak detector, and an adjustable
gain buffer stage. There is a separate, symmetrical receiver circuit for each channel
(proximal and distal). Component references (called out in this design description)
will be made to the distal channel only.
The first amplifier includes two, directly coupled common emitter stages, biased from
the V2_5 supply. DIARE and PXARE are used to enable the distal and proximal sensors,
respectively. The detector stage consists of an emitter follower, charging a 400 microsecond
time constant, refreshed every 40 microseconds (twice per VCO sweep).
The peak detector output is buffered by an op-amp configured as a basic non-inverting
amplifier with a trimming potentiometer (R31) for gain adjustment. Each sensor has
an independent gain adjustment. The two air sensor, gain-trimming potentiometers
are accessible for calibration in an assembled mechanism.
The following final signals are read by the CPU subsystem via the ADC:
- PXAIR
proximal air sensor output
- DIAIR
distal air sensor output
4.2.3.5
PRESSURE SENSORS
The mechanism subsection contains two strain gauge-type pressure sensors,
one at the proximal and the other at the distal cassette ports. Electrically, the strain gauge
is a Wheatstone bridge made of four strain gauge resistors. When the bridge is electrically
excited, the bridge will output a millivolt level signal proportional to the applied pressure.
The output signal is amplified and offset adjusted before being read by the ADC.
Each pressure sensor circuit includes an excitation voltage supply, sensor amplifiers,
and a low pass filter. The pressure sensor circuitry is on the APP PWA. Each of the two
channels has an identical topology, but different gain and filter response.
A block diagram of this circuit is shown in Figure 4-6. Component references are made
to the distal channel only.
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PRESSURE
SENSOR
ENABLE
(FROM CPU)
BRIDGE
EXCITATION
3.75 V
WHEATSTONE
BRIDGE
REFERENCE
2.5 V
DIFFERENTIAL
AMPLIFIER
AND OFFSET
ADJUST
OUTPUT
AMPLIFIER
AND FILTER
Figure 4-6.
PRESSURE
SIGNAL OUTPUT
(TO CPU)
Pressure Sensor Excitation and Amplifier Block Diagram
4.2.3.5.1
Bridge Excitation Supply
The bridge excitation voltage is 3.75 VDC, and is derived from the 2.5 VDC reference signal
(V2_5), gained 1.5 times by an amplifier. The CPU subsystem may independently enable
power to each pressure sensor bridge.
The following enable signals are active high 3.3 V logic level inputs:
- PXPRE
proximal pressure sensor enable
- DIPRE
distal pressure sensor enable
4.2.3.5.2
Amplifier and Low Pass Filter
The pressure sensor amplifiers include a high gain differential pre-amplifier, followed
by a second stage non-inverting amplifier with low gain. A trimming potentiometer
is adjusted to minimize any offset in the impedance of the bridge.
A two-pole filter is used to filter the pressure signals. The first pole is formed by a capacitor
(C39, multiplied by 230 due to Miller effect) and a Thevenin resistance (seen at U4-2).
The second pole is the RC filter at the ADC input that is located on the CPU PWA.
Output signals to the A/D converter in the CPU PWA are as follows:
- PXPRS
proximal pressure signal
- DIPRS
distal pressure signal
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ELECTRONIC SUBSYSTEM OVERVIEW
4.2.3.6
PRESSURE SENSOR CALIBRATION
Pressure sensors are calibrated for offset and gain during mechanism calibration.
A trimming potentiometer is used to adjust the initial, zero pressure offset. The proximal
and distal pressure sensors have independent offset adjustments. The final system gain
(cassette pressure to corrected amplifier output) is adjusted in software.
During mechanism calibration, each channel’s gain (amplifier output/cassette pressure)
will be measured, and stored in the serial EEPROM on the driver PWA.
4.2.3.7
CASSETTE PRESENCE SELECTION
The mechanism subsystem includes four force sensing resistor (FSR) switches
that are coupled to the cassette. Three FSRs are used for cassette type decoding and one
is used for cassette presence detection.
The FSR is a polymer thick film device that exhibits a decrease in resistance with any
increase in force applied to the active surface. The FSRs have a resistance that is either
very large (> 1 M) or relatively small (< 100 K). The large resistance is defined as a logical
‘0’, and the small resistance is defined as logical ‘1’. Each FSR is arranged in a voltage
divider configuration with a fixed resistor, followed by a comparator with hysteresis.
The comparator circuits are located on the CPU PWA. The comparators are designed to trip
as the FSR’s resistance falls below 120 K.
4.2.3.8
SERIAL EEPROM
The driver PWA holds the 8 K x 8 bit, serial EEPROM that is used to store event, alarm,
malfunction, and calibration data specific to the pumping mechanism. It is accessed
through a serial peripheral interface (SPI) compatible interface that is a high-speed serial
interface to the CPU. The CPU PWA accesses this device through its SCP serial interface.
This interface is a subset of the SPI, and consists of clock (SPCLK), data in (SPRXD),
and data out (SPTXD) pins. This device is in the driver PWA to allow the calibration data
to stay with the mechanism.
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SECTION 4 THEORY OF OPERATION
4.3
PRINTED WIRING ASSEMBLIES
Infusion system electronics are packaged into six printed wiring assemblies (PWA)
and several remote mounted peripherals (see Section 4.4). The following sections provide
a brief description of the functional interfaces of each PWA.
4.3.1
POWER SUPPLY PWA
The power supply PWA contains the following functions of the power supply subsystem:
- Main switching regulator
- Auxiliary supplies
- AC power detection
- Power control
- Main regulator fault detection
- Battery management
- System power
The power supply PWA is a four layer board with primarily surface mount technology (SMT)
components. The board is fully testable from the bottom side. An insulating tape covers
the back of the power supply PWA. Open system troubleshooting should be done under
battery power. If connection to the AC line is required, an isolation transformer should be
used since AC line potentials are present on the power supply PWA.
See Table 4-5 for power supply PWA interface connections.
Table 4-5.
Connector
Power Supply PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
P2
30 pin receptacle
Board-to-board connection to CPU PWA
J16
4 pin header
Motor power connection to driver PWA
J21
3 pin receptacle
AC power cord connection
J22
2 pin header
Battery cable connection
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PRINTED WIRING ASSEMBLIES
4.3.2
PERIPHERAL PWA
The peripheral PWA contains part of the CPU subsystem circuitry, including system
program and data memories (PROM and SRAM), and external communication interface
circuits. The peripheral PWA is designed to be field replaceable, to facilitate software
upgrades or additional external interfaces.
The peripheral PWA is a four layer board that includes the following: one ground plane,
one power plane, and two signal layers. In its initial configuration, all of the components
are mounted on the top side.
See Table 4-6 for peripheral PWA interface connections.
Table 4-6.
Connector
Peripheral PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
P1
96 pin receptacle
Board-to-board connection to CPU PWA
J26
15 pin D-sub
DataPort
J27
9 pin D-sub
Barcode reader connection
J28
3 pin phone jack
Nurse call jack
4.3.3
PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PWA
The peripheral interface PWA contains the following: part of the CPU subsystem circuitry
including system program and data memories (PROM and SRAM), external communication
interface circuits, and rear instrument user controls.
See Table 4-7 for peripheral interface PWA interface connections.
Table 4-7.
Connector
Peripheral Interface PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
P1
96 pin receptacle
Board-to-board connection to CPU PWA
J29
J30
50 pin plug
Board-to-board connection to peripheral PWA
J26
15 pin D-sub
DataPort
J27
9 pin D-sub
Barcode reader connection
J28
3 pin phone jack
Nurse call jack
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4.3.4
CPU PWA
The CPU PWA contains most of the CPU subsystem functions, with the exception of main
memory and communications ports that are located on the peripheral PWA. The CPU PWA
also accommodates system interconnect.
The CPU PWA is an eight layer board with the following: one ground plane, one power
plane, and six signal layers. The CPU PWA primarily contains SMT components.
Most of the components are on the top side, while the bottom side holds wave-solder
compatible SMT resistors and capacitors.
See Table 4-8 for CPU PWA interface connections.
Table 4-8.
Connector
CPU PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
J7
96 pin header
Connection to peripheral PWA
(CPU bus, rear panel I/O, and communication
ports)
J2
30 pin header
Connection to power supply PWA
J3
50 pin SMT
Ribbon cable connection to driver PWA
(mechanism)
J4
21 pin header
Front panel connector (keypad, LEDs, On/Off
switch)
J5
14 pin SMT
Flat flex cable to LCD panel
J20
4 pin header
CCFT backlight connector
J24
2 pin header
Main audible alarm connector
4.3.5
DRIVER PWA
The driver PWA contains the mechanism subsystem’s motor drive circuitry, motor position
sensors, and serial EEPROM. The driver PWA is mounted in the mechanism sub-chassis.
The driver PWA is a four-layer PWB with the following: one ground plane, one power plane,
and two signal layers. The driver PWA primarily uses SMT components. Most of the
components are located on the top side of the board, while the bottom side holds
wave-solder compatible resistors and capacitors.
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See Table 4-9 for driver PWA interface connections.
Table 4-9.
Connector
Driver PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
J7
6 pin header
Plunger motor
J8
6 pin header
Input/output motor
J9
6 pin header
Line select motor
J10
20 pin SMT
Flat flex cable to APP PWA
J11
50 pin header
Ribbon cable to CPU PWA
J12
6 pin SMT
FSR flex circuit
J13
4 pin header
Motor power, from power supply PWA
J14
8 pin SMT
Flat flex cable to switch PWA
4.3.6
SWITCH PWA
The switch PWA contains the plunger translation position sensor that is one of four
position sensors in the system. The switch PWA is located at the side of the mechanism
sub-chassis, and connects to the driver PWA.
4.3.7
APP PWA
The APP (air, pressure, and pin) PWA is mounted in the mechanism sub-chassis,
and contains the following mechanism subsystem circuitry:
- Proximal and distal air sensors and circuitry
- Proximal and distal pressure sensor amplifiers and excitation
- V2_5 precision voltage reference
- Pin detector optical switch module
The APP PWA is a four layer board with the following: one ground plane, one power plane,
and two signal layers. The APP PWA uses SMT components, mounted on both sides
of the board. The air sensors and the pin detector module are board mounted.
See Table 4-10 for APP PWA interface connections.
Table 4-10.
Connector
APP PWA Interface Connections
Type
Interface
J15
20 pin SMT
Flat flex cable to driver PWA
J11
10 pin SMT
Pressure sensor connector
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4.4
REMOTE MOUNTED PERIPHERALS
Remote mounted peripherals include the LCD and barcode reader (BCR) wand.
4.4.1
LCD
The infuser uses a graphic LCD module with a CCFT. The CCFT provides a backlight
source for the LCD. The LCD requires a nominal -16 VDC supply for contrast control
that is controlled by the CPU. The infuser’s graphic display data is shifted out to the LCD
by the CPU LCD controller that interfaces directly with the CPU (see Section 4.2.1.6).
The display is configured as a 240 x 240 dot matrix with a viewing angle
of approximately 60.
4.4.2
BARCODE READER WAND

Note: The barcode reader feature will not be present on later versions
of the Plum A+3.
The barcode reader wand connects to the BCR port J27 on the peripheral PWA. The BCR
wand interfaces through the infuser’s optically isolated, TTL logic level, asynchronous
interface. The BCR wand is also capable of interfacing at RS-232 levels. The infuser
provides an isolated +5 VDC regulator to power the BCR wand. When the LED at the tip
of the BCR wand is swiped across a barcode label, the reflected light is scanned
and processed. After a successful scan, the data is sent over the communication interface
to the CPU.
4.5
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW
The principal mechanical elements of the infuser include the cassette and the mechanism
assembly. When a cassette is locked into the operating position and the [ON/OFF] switch
is pressed, the infuser performs a self test to verify the integrity of the internal systems.
The operation of the mechanism assembly moves a plunger, causing a pumping action.
A valve motor selects the A or B valve, depending on the command. An additional valve
motor alternately opens and closes an inlet valve and outlet valve to control fluid flow
through the cassette pumping chamber.
The following sections detail the cassette and the mechanism assembly.
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MECHANICAL OVERVIEW
4.5.1
CASSETTE
The cassette (see Figure 4-7 and Figure 4-8) operates on a fluid displacement principle
to volumetrically deliver fluid. See the system operating manual for a description
of the major cassette functions.
The pumping cycle begins when the outlet valve is opened and the inlet valve is closed.
The plunger extends to deflect the cassette diaphragm and expel fluid. At the end
of the pumping stroke, the outlet valve is closed, the inlet opens, the appropriate A or B
valve opens, and the plunger retracts to allow fluid to refill the pumping chamber.
After the pumping chamber is filled, the inlet and outlet valves are reversed, the A and B
valves are closed, and the cycle repeats.
The cassette contains an upper air trap chamber and a pumping chamber. The two
chambers are separated by an inlet valve and operate together to detect air. The air trap
chamber receives fluid from the intravenous (IV) container through either the A or B valve.
The air trap chamber collects air bubbles from the IV line and container to prevent them
from entering the pumping chamber and can collect a substantial amount of air.
A proximal air-in-line sensor (bubble detector) is located between the A/B valves
and the upper air-trap chamber. The proximal air-in-line sensor detects air entering
the upper air-trap chamber and initiates an audible alarm if the predetermined air
collection threshold is exceeded. Similarly, a second air-in-line sensor located distal
to the pumping chamber initiates an audible alarm if a predetermined amount of air
is detected.
The pumping chamber receives fluid from the upper air-trap chamber through an inlet
valve. A pressure sensor located in the upper air-trap chamber monitors pressure
on the proximal side of the cassette. When the diaphragm covering the pumping chamber
is deflected by the plunger, the pumping chamber expels fluid through an outlet valve.
A pressure sensor located distal to the pumping chamber monitors pressure on the distal
side of the cassette.
A flow regulator is incorporated into the cassette distal end. This flow regulator is used
to manually control flow when the cassette is not inserted in the infuser. When the cassette
is properly inserted into the infuser and the door is closed, a mechanism opens the flow
regulator to allow the infuser to control fluid flow. When the door is opened, the same
mechanism closes the flow regulator to disable fluid flow.
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SECONDARY PORT
(Y-RESEAL OR
LOCKING CAP)
FROM PRIMARY
CONTAINER
PRECISION GRAVITY
FLOW REGULATOR
(CONTROL NOT SHOWN)
FINGER
GRIP
B VALVE
A VALVE
AIR-IN-LINE
SENSOR
(PROXIMAL)
AIR-IN-LINE
SENSOR
(DISTAL)
PRESSURE SENSOR
(PROXIMAL)
PRESSURE SENSOR
(DISTAL)
PUMPING CHAMBER
INLET VALVE
RIGHT VIEW
LEFT VIEW
REAR VIEW
Figure 4-7.
OUTLET
TO
PATIENT
OUTLET VALVE
AIR TRAP
CHAMBER
Major Elements of the Dual-Channel Cassette
LINE A
A VALVE
LINE B
B VALVE
AIR TRAP CHAMBER
AIR-IN-LINE SENSOR (PROXIMAL)
INLET VALVE
PRESSURE SENSOR (PROXIMAL)
OUTLET VALVE
PUMPING CHAMBER
PRESSURE SENSOR (DISTAL)
AIR-IN-LINE SENSOR (DISTAL)
PRECISION GRAVITY
FLOW REGULATOR (AND SHUT OFF)
Figure 4-8.
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MECHANICAL OVERVIEW
4.5.2
MECHANISM ASSEMBLY
The mechanism assembly is a fully self-contained unit consisting of the motor and valve
assemblies, A/B valve subsystem, inlet/outlet valve subsystem, plunger drive subsystem,
air bubble (ultrasonic) sensor assemblies, cassette door, and pressure sensor assemblies.
The motor and valve assemblies, A/B valve subsystem, inlet/outlet valve subsystem,
and plunger drive subsystem are detailed in the following sections.
During infuser operation, the mechanism assembly plunger motor drives a lead screw that
is coupled to the plunger. The motor action and lead screw move the plunger forward
to cause the delivery of approximately 0.33 mL of fluid per cycle. The plunger motion
is synchronized to the valve motors to provide controlled fluid delivery.
See Figure 4-9 for mechanism valve pins and sensor locations.
4.5.2.1
MOTOR AND VALVE ASSEMBLIES
The mechanism assembly pumping action is controlled by three stepper motors. The first
stepper motor, in conjunction with an associated valve assembly, activates the A or the B
valve of the cassette, depending on the command. The second stepper motor alternately
opens and closes the inlet and outlet valve to control fluid delivery through the cassette
pumping chamber. A third stepper motor controls plunger movement.
4.5.2.2
A/B VALVE SUBSYSTEM
The A/B valve subsystem includes a motor designed to rotate a cam. When the cam
is positioned at top-dead-center (home position), both valves are closed. Clockwise rotation
(when viewed from the motor side) from the home position opens the A valve, while the B
valve remains closed. Counterclockwise rotation opens the B valve, while the A valve
remains closed.
The A/B valve subsystem consists of a stepper motor with attached cam and integral cam
flag, A and B rockers and valve pins, and a pin detector assembly. The cam flag passes
through an interrupter module as it rotates with the cam. Valve home position
is determined by this cam flag/interrupter module combination through predetermined
factory calibration data. During operation, if the cam flag passes through the interrupter
module at the incorrect time sequence, a motor phase loss is detected. The rocker
is the connecting link between the cam and the valve pin.
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B VALVE
A VALVE
REGULATOR ACTUATOR
AIR-IN-LINE SENSOR
(DISTAL)
AIR-IN-LINE SENSOR
(PROXIMAL)
PRESSURE SENSOR
(DISTAL)
PRESSURE SENSOR
(PROXIMAL)
CASSETTE LOCATOR
FORCE SENSING
RESISTOR
OUTLET VALVE
PLUNGER
Figure 4-9.
INLET VALVE
Mechanism Valve Pins and Sensor Locations
4.5.2.3
INLET/OUTLET VALVE SUBSYSTEM
The inlet/outlet valve subsystem is similar in function and build to the A/B valve
subsystem (see Section 4.5.2.2).
4.5.2.4
PLUNGER DRIVE SUBSYSTEM
The main components of the plunger drive subsystem are plunger, lead screw and coupler,
and stepper motor. When the infuser is turned on, the plunger moves from the retracted,
PARK position to the HOME position. The cassette diaphragm is engaged. The stepper
motor rotates approximately 1 2/3 revolutions per pump cycle to permit a 0.33 mL fluid
displacement every pump cycle. The stepper motor then reverses and the plunger returns
to HOME position. This cycle repeats for the duration of fluid administration.
The screw/coupler assembly links the motor and the plunger. This assembly includes
a flag that passes through an interrupter module. This screw/coupler, flag/interrupter
module combination is used in conjunction with predetermined factory calibration data
to determine the plunger position. During operation, if the screw/coupler flag passes
through the interrupter module at the incorrect time sequence, a motor phase loss
is detected.
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Section 5
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
TESTS
A complete maintenance program promotes infusion system longevity and trouble-free
operation. Such a program should include cleaning, Preventive Maintenance,
and the Performance Verification Test (PVT).
5.1
CLEANING AND SANITIZING
As a minimum requirement, inspect and clean the infuser after each use. In addition,
establish a regular cleaning schedule for the device.
Practice the cleaning and sanitizing guidelines in this section. Follow hospital protocol
for establishing the infuser cleaning schedule.
Before cleaning, turn off the infuser and disconnect from AC power.
Clean the exposed surfaces of the infuser with a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with one
of the cleaning solutions recommended in Table 5-1, or with a mild solution of soapy
water. Remove soap residue with clear water. Use a small, non-abrasive brush to aid in
cleaning the cassette door.
WARNING: DISCONNECT THE INFUSER FROM AC POWER PRIOR TO
CLEANING THE DEVICE. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WARNING COULD
RESULT IN ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
CAUTION: To avoid mechanical or electronic damage, do not immerse the infuser in fluids
or cleaning solutions. Do not spray cleaning solutions toward any openings in the device or
directly on the device.
CAUTION: Use only recommended cleaning solutions and follow manufacturers’
recommendations regarding dilution. Using cleaning solutions not recommended by Hospira
may result in product damage. Do not use compounds containing combinations of isopropyl
alcohol and dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride.
CAUTION: Never use sharp objects such as fingernails, paper clips, or needles to clean any
part of the infuser. Use only soft cloths or sponges. Do not sterilize by heat, steam, ethylene oxide
(ETO), or radiation.

Note: Disinfecting properties of cleaning solutions vary, and not all cleaning
solutions are sanitizers. Check product labeling or consult the manufacturer
for specific information.
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Table 5-1.
Cleaning Solution
Cleaning Solutions
Manufacturer
Preparation
DispatchTM Hospital Cleaner
Disinfectant with Bleach
The Clorox Company
Per manufacturer's recommendation
PreciseTM Hospital Foam
Cleaner Disinfectant
The Clorox Company
Per manufacturer's recommendation
Sani-ClothTM HB Wipe
Professional Disposables, Inc.
Per manufacturer's recommendation
Sani-ClothTM Bleach Wipe
Professional Disposables, Inc.
Per manufacturer's recommendation
SporicidinTM
Sporicidin International
Per manufacturer's recommendation
Household Bleach
Various
Per hospital procedures;
do not exceed one part bleach
in ten parts water

Note: At the time of publication, Hospira recommends only the cleaning
solutions in Table 5-1. For updated listings of approved cleaners,
visit www.hospiraparts.com.
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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
5.2
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
The Plum A+3 is three infusers in a single housing. This Preventive Maintenance section
describes the inspections and tests that must be performed at least once every 12 months.
The inspections and tests are described for one infuser system. The preventive
maintenance process must be performed three times - once for each infuser system.
Exceptions to this directive are the labels inspection, AC power cord inspection, enclosure
inspection, rubber foot pad inspection, and pole clamp inspection.
Complete the Preventive Maintenance Checklist in Section 5.2.14.

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
Note: Perform the Performance Verification Test along with the visual
inspections as part of the preventive maintenance process at least once every
12 months.
Note: The distal and proximal pressure pins must be inspected at least once
every 12 months and each time the infuser is serviced.
Note: The sealed, lead-acid batteries must be replaced at least once every
12 months.
Perform the preventive maintenance inspections and tests in the following sequence:
1. Section 5.2.1, Labels Inspection
2. Section 5.2.2, AC Power Cord, Retainer, and Velcro Strap Inspection
3. Section 5.2.3, Front Enclosure and Rear Enclosure Inspection
4. Section 5.2.4, Door Lever Assembly, Door Roller, Door Inspection, and Test
5. Section 5.2.5, Fluid Shield Inspection
6. Section 5.2.6, Distal Pressure Pin Inspection
7. Section 5.2.7, Proximal Pressure Pin Inspection
8. Section 5.2.8, Rubber Foot Pad Inspection
9. Section 5.2.9, Pole Clamp Inspection and Test
10. Section 5.2.10, Battery Inspection and Replacement
11. Section 5.2.11, Keypad Inspection
12. Section 5.2.12, Display and Indicators Inspection
13. Section 5.2.13, Keypad Lockout Switch Inspection
14. Section 5.2.14, Preventive Maintenance Checklist
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5.2.1
LABELS INSPECTION
Visually inspect the infuser labels at least once every 12 months.
To inspect the labels, see Figure 5-1, and proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Confirm that the following labels are present:
- Top Note Label
- Caution Label
- Battery Label (3x)
- Clamp Warning Label
- Operating Instructions
Label (2)
- Logo Label (3x)
- Pole Clamp Label
- Rear Caution Label
- Switchport Description
Label
- Service Revision Level
Label
- Switchport Label
- Product ID Label
- MAC Address Label
(Wireless) (2)
- Close Lever w/ Arrow
Label (3x)
- Close Lever Label (3x)
3. Inspect the labels for legibility and peeling. To replace a label, contact Hospira.
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TOP NOTE
LABEL
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
LABEL
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
LABEL
CLAMP WARNING
LABEL
POLE CLAMP
LABEL
SWITCHPORT
LABEL
REAR CAUTION
LABEL
PRODUCT I.D.
LABEL
SWITCHPORT
DESCRIPTION
LABEL
SERVICE REVISION
LEVEL LABEL
(2) MAC ADDRESS
LABELS (WIRELESS)
BATTERY LABEL (3x)
CLOSE LEVER
LABEL (3x)
(LEVER DOOR OPEN)
LOGO LABEL (3x)
CLOSE LEVER
w/ARROW
LABEL (3x)
Figure 5-1.
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5.2.2
AC POWER CORD, RETAINER, AND VELCRO STRAP
INSPECTION
Inspect the power cord, retainer, and Velcro strap at least once every 12 months.
The recommended tool for this inspection is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
To inspect the power cord and retainer, see Figure 5-2, and proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw that holds the power cord retainer
in place. Replace the screw if it is missing.
3. Rotate the retainer counterclockwise until it stops, then pull the retainer from
the rear enclosure.
4. Inspect the retainer for cracks, breaks, or missing parts. If any damage is found,
replace the retainer.
5. Remove the power cord from the power receptacle.
6. Inspect both ends of the power cord for any signs of electrical arcing, burn marks,
or heat scorching or melting. If any damage is observed, replace the power cord.
7. Inspect the plug end of the power cord for bent blades or a bent or missing ground
pin. If any damage is observed, replace the power cord.
8. Inspect the Velcro strap for damage. Replace the strap if any damage is observed.
9. When inspections are completed, reassemble the power cord to the infuser
as described in Section 7.2.5.
10. Connect the infuser to AC power and confirm the AC indicator is lit.
AC POWER CORD
VELCRO
STRAP
4-40 x 3/8
PAN HEAD SCREW
POWER CORD
RETAINER
Figure 5-2.
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5.2.3
FRONT ENCLOSURE AND REAR ENCLOSURE
INSPECTION
Visually inspect the front enclosures and rear enclosure at least once every 12 months.
To inspect the front and rear enclosures, see Figure 5-3, and proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Inspect the front and rear enclosures for cracks, chips, and gouges. If an enclosure
is cracked, or has a significant chip or gouge, replace the damaged part (see Section
7.2.6 and Section 7.2.12).
3. Inspect the enclosures for stains and discolorations. If the stain or discoloration
is significant, replace the damaged part.
4. Inspect the rear enclosure for the presence and tightness of the assembly screws.
Tighten any loose screws and replace any missing screws (see Figure 5-3).
REAR VIEW
FRONT VIEW
TOP VIEW
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
LEFT SIDE VIEW
Figure 5-3.
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5.2.4
DOOR LEVER ASSEMBLY, DOOR ROLLER,
DOOR INSPECTION, AND TEST
Inspect and test each door lever, door roller, and door at least once every 12 months.
To inspect and test each door lever and door, proceed as follows:
1. Inspect the door lever for cracks and damage. Replace the door lever if it is damaged
(see Section 7.2.14.11).
2. Move the door lever to the OPEN position. Confirm that the door opens smoothly.
If the door does not open smoothly, check for debris or dried fluid buildup.
Clean the mechanism as described in Section 5.1.
3. Move the door lever to the CLOSED position. Confirm smooth operation as described
in Step 2.
4. Inspect the cassette door for cracks and chips. Replace the door if it is damaged
(see Section 7.2.14.10).
5. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for the remaining infusers.
To inspect and test the door roller, see Figure 5-4, and proceed as follows:
1. Open the cassette door.
2. Push the door release tab to the right to unlatch the door.
3. Verify that the retaining ring that secures the roller wheel to the pin is seated
properly and the pin is not bent.
4. Ensure the door roller spins smoothly with a finger touch. If the roller does not spin
smoothly, replace the door as described in Section 7.2.14.10.
5. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for the remaining infusers.
Lever
Door Release Tab
Door Roller
1
2
3
OPEN
PULL DOWN
SPIN
Open the cassette door by pulling
up on the lever.
Unlatch the cassette door by
pushing the door release tab
and pulling the door down.
Ensure that the door roller spins
smoothly with a finger touch.
Figure 5-4.
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5.2.5
FLUID SHIELD INSPECTION
Visually inspect the Plum A+3 fluid shields at least once every 12 months.
Equipment required for the fluid shield inspection is a 0.025 inch (0.65 mm) feeler gauge
(plastic or metal),
To inspect each fluid shield, see Figure 5-5, Figure 5-6, and Figure 5-7, and proceed
as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Press the door release tab to the right and open the cassette door all the way so that
it lays flat (see Figure 5-5).
3. Attempt to insert the feeler gauge (held perpendicular to the fluid shield) into both
gaps between the mechanism assembly and the fluid shield (see Figure 5-6).
• If you are not able to insert the feeler gauge into the gaps between the
mechanism assembly and the fluid shield, the fluid shield is in an acceptable
condition.
• If you are able to insert the gauge into the gaps between the mechanism
assembly and the fluid shield, the fluid shield must be cleaned or replaced.
See Section 7.2.14.10 for instructions.
4. Inspect the sensor and valve pins for damage and built-up contamination around
each pin (see Figure 5-7). If any valve pins are broken or chipped, contact Hospira
for repair. If there is accumulation of dried fluids around any pins, clean the area
around the pin following the guidelines of Section 5.1.
5. Inspect the cassette presence detector boot for damage (see Figure 5-7). If the boot
is torn, cracked, or missing, contact Hospira for repair.
6. Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for the remaining infusers.
Figure 5-5.
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GAP
GAP
FEELER
GAUGE
Figure 5-6.
Inspecting the Fluid Shield with Feeler Gauge
A VALVE PIN
B VALVE PIN
CASSETTE
PRESENCE
DETECTOR
OUTLET VALVE
INLET VALVE
Figure 5-7.
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5.2.6
DISTAL PRESSURE PIN INSPECTION
Visually inspect the distal pressure pins at least once every 12 months, and each time
the infuser is serviced.

Note: The distal pressure pin is the black pin (see Figure 5-8).
To inspect the distal pressure pin, proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Release the door so that it lays flat. Press the door release tab to the right and open
the cassette door all the way (see Figure 5-5).
3. Inspect the distal pressure pin to determine that it is not damaged or broken.
4. To replace the pin if it is damaged or broken, contact Hospira.
5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for the remaining infusers.
UNDAMAGED
DISTAL
PRESSURE
PIN
Figure 5-8.
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5.2.7
PROXIMAL PRESSURE PIN INSPECTION
Visually inspect the proximal pressure pins at least once every 12 months and each time
the infuser is serviced.

Note: The proximal pressure pin is the white pin (see Figure 5-9).
To inspect the proximal pressure pin, proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Release the door so that it lays flat. Press the door release tab to the right and open
the cassette door all the way (see Figure 5-5).
3. Inspect the pin to determine that it is not damaged or broken.
4. To replace the pin if it is damaged or broken, contact Hospira.
5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for the remaining infusers.
UNDAMAGED
PROXIMAL
PRESSURE
PIN
Figure 5-9.
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Proximal Pressure Pin
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5.2.8
RUBBER FOOT PAD INSPECTION
Perform a visual inspection of the rubber foot pads at least once every 12 months.
The recommended tool for this inspection is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
To inspect the rubber foot pads, see Figure 5-10, and proceed as follows:
1. Rotate the infuser to access the bottom as shown in Figure 5-10.
2. Inspect for missing, loose, or damaged rubber foot pads. Replace foot pads
as described in Section 7.2.3.
RUBBER
FOOT PAD
(4)
#6 LOCK WASHER
(4)
6-32 x 1/2
PAN HEAD SCREW
(4)
Figure 5-10.
Rubber Foot Pads
5.2.9
POLE CLAMP INSPECTION AND TEST
Visually inspect and test the pole clamp at least once every 12 months.
To inspect the pole clamp, see Figure 5-11, and proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Confirm that the pole clamp assembly is securely attached to the rear
of the enclosure. Tighten the assembly if it is loose (see Section 7.2.12.1).
3. Confirm that the rubber pad is present on the inside surface of the pole clamp
assembly. If the pad is missing, replace the assembly (see Section 7.2.12.1).
4. Tighten and loosen the threaded pole clamp shaft so that it moves through the entire
length of the threads. Confirm that the shaft moves smoothly and does not bind
along its length. Replace the pole clamp assembly if it binds or is difficult to tighten.
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
Note: The A+3 infuser utilizes a heavy duty clamp that has a slide which is
driven by the lead screw to clamp the pole.
5. Mount the infuser on a Hospira-approved IV pole and fully tighten the clamp.
Ensure that the infuser is held firmly and does not slide on the IV pole. If the clamp
does not hold the infuser securely, replace the pole clamp assembly (see Section
7.2.12.1).
RUBBER PAD
Clamp slides to grip the pole
Figure 5-11.
Pole Clamp Assembly
5.2.10
BATTERY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT

Note: Each sealed, lead-acid battery must be replaced at least once every
12 months.
The recommended tool for this procedure is a medium size flat blade screwdriver.
To inspect and replace each battery, see Figure 5-12 and Figure 5-13, and proceed
as follows.
1. Turn off the infuser and disconnect the device from AC power. The Charge/Line
indicator LED on the keypad will turn off.

Note: Wait five minutes for the microprocessor to save data and complete the
turn off sequence before unplugging the battery.
2. Place the infuser on its side. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screw that
attaches the battery door to the infuser, and remove the door.
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3. Carefully pull the battery and wire harness assembly out of the enclosure
and disconnect it from the infuser’s internal wiring at the inline connector.
4. Inspect the battery compartment for any debris. If debris is present, wipe or brush
the debris out of the compartment.
5. Inspect the battery door and replace, if damaged or cracked.
6. Inspect the battery door pad on the battery door to ensure the pad is attached
and is not damaged. If the pad is damaged, replace either the pad or the complete
battery door assembly.
7. Connect the replacement battery and wire harness assembly to the infuser’s
internal wiring harness at the inline connector. The inline connector is keyed so that
the cables cannot be incorrectly connected.

Note: Use only Hospira-approved replacement batteries.
8. Carefully insert the battery and wire harness assembly into its compartment with
the terminals facing upward.
9. Reinstall the battery door using the screw that was removed in Step 2.
10. Repeat Steps 2 through 9 for the remaining batteries.
11. Return the infuser to its upright position and connect the device to AC power.
Verify that the Charge/Line indicator LED on the keypad is lit.
12. Access the BIOMED SETTINGS screen (see Section 1.8). If the [CHANGE BATTERY]
option is available, press the [CHANGE BATTERY] softkey.

Note: The infuser does not provide a confirmation message when the [CHANGE
BATTERY] softkey is pressed.
13. Verify that the battery charge level indicator on the LCD display shows at least one,
but not more than three white bars. If the indicator shows more than three bars,
press the [CHANGE BATTERY] softkey again. If the indicator still shows more than
three bars or shows zero bars, repeat the steps in this section.
14. Press [ON/OFF] to turn off the infuser.
15. Repeat Steps 12 through 14 for the remaining infusers.
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BATTERY DOOR (3)
Figure 5-12.
Battery Doors
BATTERY WITH WIRE
HARNESS ASSEMBLY
(3)
DOOR PAD
(3)
RETAINING RING
(3)
BATTERY DOOR
(3)
Figure 5-13.
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6-32 x 1/2
HEX HEAD SCREW
(3)
Removing the Batteries
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5.2.11
KEYPAD INSPECTION
Visually inspect the keypads at least once every 12 months.
To inspect each keypad, see Figure 5-14, and proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Inspect each keypad for tears, cracks, or edges lifting away from the infuser.
If damage is observed, replace the keypad (see Section 7.2.14.2).
3. Inspect each keypad for worn or illegible numbers or letters. If letters or numbers
are not readable, replace the keypad.
4. Inspect the keypad domes by pressing each number, word, and symbol to confirm
that the domes have mechanical strength and provide tactile feedback. If any domes
are weak or fatigued, replace the keypad.
5. Confirm that the green [START] button, red [STOP] button, and yellow [ON/OFF]
button have retained their color. If any of the buttons have faded or worn color,
replace the keypad.
6. Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for the remaining infusers.
Back
Prime
A
B
Options/
Vol Inf
KEYPAD DOMES
KEYPAD COLORS
Figure 5-14.
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5.2.12
DISPLAY AND INDICATORS INSPECTION
Visually inspect the displays and indicators at least once every 12 months.
To inspect each display and its indicators, see Figure 5-15, and proceed as follows:
1. Place the infuser on a flat, stable surface.
2. Connect the power cord to the mains supply, and confirm that the CHARGE LED
is lit.
3. Rotate the infuser so that the rear of the device is facing to the front.
4. Confirm that the keypad lockout switch is in the OFF (down) position.
5. Rotate the infuser back to its original position so that the displays are facing
forward.
6. Press the [ON/OFF] key to power on the infuser, and observe the infuser
as it performs its self test.
7. Confirm that the two line flow LEDs flash, and that there are two audible sounds one at the beginning of the self test and one at the end of the self test.
8. If the audible sounds do not occur, replace the piezo alarm assembly (see Section
7.2.14.7).
9. Observe the display area. Confirm that each display is clear and readable.
10. If any of the LEDs are not operating, replace the keypad (see Section 7.2.14.2).
11. If a display is not clear or pixels appear to be damaged, replace the display (see
Section 7.2.14.3).
12. Repeat Steps 6 through 11 for the remaining infusers.
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LINE FLOW LEDs
Back
Prime
A
B
Options/
Vol Inf
CHARGE LED
Figure 5-15.
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5.2.13
KEYPAD LOCKOUT SWITCH INSPECTION
Inspect the keypad lockout switch at least once every 12 months. The keypad lockout
switch is located on the CE module on the rear of the infuser.
To inspect the keypad lockout switch, see Figure 5-16, and proceed as follows:
1. Inspect for the presence of the keypad lockout switch and ensure the switch
is not broken.
2. Inspect for a loose or dislodged switch. If the switch is loose or not in place,
replace the CE module or contact Hospira.
KEYPAD
LOCKOUT
SWITCH
Figure 5-16.
Keypad Lockout Switch
5.2.14
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
 12Note:
The Preventive Maintenance process must be performed at least once every
months to ensure proper performance of the Plum infuser.
• Circle PASS or FAIL in the respective box after each inspection or test is
performed.
• Enter the device model and serial number in the space provided.
• Sign and date this form in the space provided.
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PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Distal Pressure Pin Inspection
Proximal Pressure Pin Inspection
Rubber Foot Pad Inspection
Pole Clamp Inspection and Test
Battery Inspection and Replacement (indicate replacement below)
Keypad Inspection
Display and Indicators Inspection
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PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Alarm Loudness Test
Keypad Lockout Switch Test
Proximal Occlusion Test
Proximal Air-in-Line Test
Distal Air-in-Line Test
Distal Occlusion Test
Delivery Accuracy Test
Nurse Call Test
Model:
S/N:
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Signature:
Yes / No
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Keypad Verification/Functional Test
Yes / No
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Display Test
Replaced? Æ
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Unrestricted Flow Test
(perform after testing all three channels)
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Electrical Safety Test
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Cassette Alarm Test
PASS / FAIL
Test
Self Test
Replaced? Æ
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Fluid Shield Inspection
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Door Lever Assembly, Door Roller, Door Inspection, and Test
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Front Enclosure and Rear Enclosure Inspection
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Inspection
AC Power Cord, Retainer, and Velcro Strap Inspection
Test
Line 2
PASS / FAIL
Inspection
Line 1
Labels Inspection
Item
Preventive Maintenance Checklist
Date:
Replaced? Æ
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
Inspection
Test
Yes / No
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
PASS / FAIL
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5.3
PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION TEST
The Performance Verification Test (PVT) consists of the tests described in this Section.
Use the PVT for the following:
•
Preventive maintenance – Perform the PVT at least once every 12 months as part
of Preventive Maintenance, which also includes the visual inspections in
Section 5.2. This ensures that the infusion system is operating properly. If an
infuser fails any part of the test, troubleshoot using the instructions in Section 6.
•
Troubleshooting – For diagnostic purposes during troubleshooting, perform the
PVT as directed in Section 6.
•
Performance verification – Before placing an infuser back in service after repair,
perform the PVT as directed in Section 7.
WARNING: A PATIENT SHOULD NEVER BE CONNECTED TO THE INFUSER
DURING DEVICE TESTING.
For preventive maintenance and performance verification, the following sequence
is suggested. The Electrical Safety Test, which tests properties of the common enclosure,
is performed once. All other tests in the PVT must be performed on each pumping unit,
to ensure that all three devices are operating correctly.
When necessary, individual tests may be performed out of sequence.
1. Section 5.3.3, Self Test
2. Section 5.3.4, Cassette Alarm Test
3. Section 5.3.5, Unrestricted Flow Test
4. Section 5.3.6, Display Test
5. Section 5.3.7, Keypad Verification/Functional Test
6. Section 5.3.8, Alarm Loudness Test
7. Section 5.3.9, Keypad Lockout Switch Test
8. Section 5.3.10, Proximal Occlusion Test
9. Section 5.3.11, Proximal Air-In-Line Test
10. Section 5.3.12, Distal Air-In-Line Test
11. Section 5.3.13, Distal Occlusion Test
12. Section 5.3.14, Delivery Accuracy Test
13. Section 5.3.15, Nurse Call Test
14. Section 5.3.16, Electrical Safety Test
15. Section 5.3.17, End of the PVT
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5.3.1
PVT EQUIPMENT LIST
To complete all the performance verification tests, the following equipment and materials,
or equivalents, are required:
•
Two IV Bags containing sterile or tap water
•
IV pole or IV stand
•
Primary IV PlumSet with Clave port (List Number 12538-28, or equivalent)
or Primary IV PlumSet with capped port (List Number 14679-28, or equivalent)
•
Secondary IV Set (List Number 12182-65, or equivalent)
•
Three Run-in Cassettes (List Number ORD45-04-01)
•
Collection container (any type, to catch fluid from the distal line)
•
18-Gauge Blunt Cannula (List Number 11302-01, or equivalent)
•
Graduated Cylinder, 25 mL, with 0.2 mL graduations (Class A, any brand)
•
Nurse Call Test Cable (Part Number 561-88416-001)
•
Three-Way Stopcock, latex-free (List Number 03233-01, or equivalent)
•
Digital Pressure Meter (DPM), 0 to 50 psi (FlukeTM Biomedical DPM3, or equivalent)
•
Safety Analyzer (Fluke Biomedical LT544DLite, or equivalent)
•
Digital Multimeter (DMM) (Fluke 187, or equivalent)
•
X-Acto knife (or equivalent)
•
Permanent marker (any brand)
Disposable equipment used during testing should be replaced on the following
schedule:
•
Primary IV PlumSets must be destroyed and discarded at the end of each business
day.
•
Run-in cassettes and secondary IV sets must be destroyed and discarded quarterly,
unless there are signs of leakage, wear, or damage. Run-in cassettes and secondary
IV sets should be labeled and dated as appropriate prior to use.
5.3.2
TEST SETUPS
The following sections describe the test setups required to complete the PVT, including
a single Basic Test Setup that can be used for most tests in the PVT, a Proximal
Air-in-Line Test Setup that is used only for the Proximal Air-in-Line test, a Distal
Air-in-Line Test Setup that is used only for the Distal Air-in-Line test, and a Distal
Occlusion Test Setup, which is a modification of the Basic test setup.
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5.3.2.1
BASIC TEST SETUP
The Basic test setup consists of primed primary and secondary lines attached to fluid
bags. The cassette is inserted into the infusion unit being tested and the distal (patient)
end of the tubing is placed in a collection container. The Basic test setup is shown
in Figure 5-17, with the cassette installed to test infusion unit number 1.
SCORE
MARK
DRIP CHAMBER
12” - 24”
Figure 5-17.
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The following tests can be performed using one Basic test setup. Not all tests will use every
part of the setup.
• Section 5.3.3, Self Test
• Section 5.3.5, Unrestricted Flow Test
• Section 5.3.6, Display Test
• Section 5.3.7, Keypad Verification/Functional Test
• Section 5.3.8, Alarm Loudness Test
• Section 5.3.9, Keypad Lockout Switch Test
• Section 5.3.10, Proximal Occlusion Test
• Section 5.3.13, Distal Occlusion Test
• Section 5.3.14, Delivery Accuracy Test
5.3.2.1.1
Equipment Required for This Setup
The Basic test setup uses the following equipment from the list in Section 5.3.1:
• Two IV Bags (or glass IV containers) containing sterile or tap water
• IV pole or IV stand
• Primary IV PlumSet
• Secondary IV Set
• Collection container
For the Delivery Accuracy Test in Section 5.3.14, add the 18-gauge blunt cannula and
the graduated cylinder.
For the Nurse Call Test in Section 5.3.15, add the nurse call test cable.
The setup for the Distal Occlusion test in Section 5.3.13 adds a three-way stopcock
and DPM to the end of the distal tubing of the Basic test setup, as described in
Section 5.3.2.5.
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5.3.2.1.2
Preparing the Primary Line
To prepare the primary line, proceed as follows to fill the cassette and tubing on the primary
PlumSet with liquid (that is, prime it), eliminating all air, and then load the cassette into
the infuser.
1. Place the infuser on a bench or attach it to an IV pole.
2. Press the cassette flow regulator in to ensure it is closed (see Figure 5-18).
Figure 5-18.
Closing the Flow Regulator
3. If using a glass IV container, open the filter vent cover above the drip chamber.
If using a plastic IV container, ensure that the filter vent cover is closed
(see Figure 5-19).
OPEN
Figure 5-19.
CLOSED
Filter Vent Cover
4. Using a twisting motion, insert the piercing pin into the outlet on a water container
(see Figure 5-20).
 pin.
Note:
Do not position the container above the infuser while inserting the piercing
Figure 5-20.
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5. Suspend the container on an IV pole.
6. Check for leaks. If any part of the container is leaking, replace it.
7. Squeeze the drip chamber to fill it about 1/2 full or to the score mark
(see Figure 5-21). Do not completely fill the drip chamber.
Figure 5-21.
Squeezing the Drip Chamber
8. Invert the cassette so that the secondary port is pointing down (see Figure 5-22).
Figure 5-22.
Secondary Port
9. Slowly open the flow regulator by turning it counter-clockwise (see Figure 5-23).
When the first drop appears in the pumping chamber, turn the cassette upright.
Figure 5-23.
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10. Tap and clear air from the cassette, Y-site, and tubing to remove all air from
the remainder of the administration set (see Figure 5-24).
Figure 5-24.
Removing Air from the Administration Set
11. Push in the flow regulator to close it (see Figure 5-25). Check the distal end of the
tubing to confirm that there is no flow.
Figure 5-25.

Closing the Flow Regulator
Note: If there is flow or leaks, close all clamps and replace the administration
set.
12. Close all clamps on the proximal and distal lines.
5.3.2.1.3
Loading the Cassette
To load the primed cassette into the infuser, proceed as follows:
1. Lift the lever to open the cassette door (see Figure 5-26).
Figure 5-26.
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2. Grasp the cassette by the finger grip (see Figure 5-27).
FINGER
GRIP
Figure 5-27.
Cassette Finger Grip
3. Slide the cassette into the door guide (see Figure 5-28).
DOOR
GUIDES
Figure 5-28.
Cassette and Door Guide
4. Press the lever down to close the cassette door.
5. Open all clamps.
6. Check the distal end of the tubing to confirm that there is no flow and that no kinks
appear in the tubing.

Note:
If there is flow or leaks, close all clamps and replace the administration set.
7. Ensure that the score mark on the drip chamber is 12 to 24 inches higher than
the cassette.
8. Place the distal end of the tubing in the collection container. See Section 5.3.2.1.4
to attach and prime the secondary line.
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5.3.2.1.4
Preparing the Secondary Line
To prepare the secondary line, proceed as follows to prime the line and attach it to the
cassette:
1. Insert the piercing pin into the secondary container outlet using a twisting motion
(see Figure 5-29).
 pin.
Note:
Do not position the container above the infuser while inserting the piercing
Figure 5-29.
Inserting the Piercing Pin
2. Suspend the container on an IV pole.
3. Check the secondary container for leaks. If any part of the container is leaking,
replace it.
4. Squeeze the drip chamber to fill it about 1/2 full or to the score mark
(see Figure 5-30). Do not completely fill the drip chamber.
Figure 5-30.
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5. Slowly open the roller clamp to allow fluid to flow into the secondary
tubing (see Figure 5-31).
TO OPEN
CAIR CLAMP
OPEN
POSITION
ROLLER
ROLLER
Figure 5-31.
Opening the Roller Clamp
6. After all air is removed, close the roller clamp (see Figure 5-32).
TO CLOSE
CAIR CLAMP
CLOSED
POSITION
ROLLER
ROLLER
Figure 5-32.
Closing the Roller Clamp
7. Attach the line to the secondary port on the cassette as follows:
• If the cassette has a Clave secondary port: Insert the end of the secondary line into
the Clave. Move the Option-Lok collar over the Clave and twist clockwise
to secure the line to the port (see Figure 5-33).
OPTION-LOK COLLAR
CLAVE SECONDARY PORT
Figure 5-33.
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• If the cassette has a capped secondary port: Confirm that the cassette door is closed,
and then loosen and remove the white cap. Discard the cap. Insert the end of
the secondary line into the port and twist clockwise to secure the line to the
port (see Figure 5-34).
Figure 5-34.
Capped Secondary Port
 allNote:
To open the cassette door to gain better access to the white cap, first close
clamps on the primary and secondary lines to avoid spilling fluid when the cap
is removed, and then lift the lever to open the cassette door (see Figure 5-26).
Remove and discard the cap, attach the secondary line, close the cassette door and
then open all clamps.
8. Arrange the fluid container so that the score mark on the drip chamber is 12 to 24
inches higher than the cassette.
 container
Note: The secondary container does not need to be higher than the primary
for accurate delivery of a piggyback infusion.
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The test setup is complete, as shown in Figure 5-35.
SCORE
MARK
DRIP CHAMBER
12” - 24”
Figure 5-35.
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5.3.2.2
PROXIMAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST SETUP
This section describes the steps for the proximal air-in-line test setup, including modifying
a run-in cassette, priming it, and loading the cassette into the infuser. This setup is used
for the proximal air-in-line test in Section 5.3.11.
5.3.2.2.1
Equipment Required for the Proximal Air-in-Line Test Setup
•
Run-in cassette
•
Sterile or tap water
•
X-Acto knife or equivalent
•
Permanent marker
5.3.2.2.2
Preparing the Run-in Cassette for the Proximal Air-in-Line Test
1. Using the X-Acto knife, remove the proximal bubble sensor bulb tips as shown
in Figure 5-36. Keep the knife parallel with the plastic to avoid cutting too far into
the sensor bulb, which may cause leakage.
Figure 5-36.
Preparing the Proximal Run-in Cassette
2. Using the permanent marker, write “Proximal” and the date on the drip chamber.
3. Follow the instructions for priming a run-in cassette assembly in Section 5.3.2.4.
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5.3.2.3
DISTAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST SETUP
This section describes the steps for the Distal Air-in-Line test setup, including modifying
a run-in cassette, priming it, and loading the cassette into the infuser. This setup is used
for the Distal Air-in-Line test in Section 5.3.12.
5.3.2.3.1
Equipment Required for the Distal Air-in-Line Test Setup
•
Run-in Cassette
•
Sterile or tap water
•
X-Acto knife or equivalent
•
Permanent marker
5.3.2.3.2
Preparing the Run-in Cassette for the Distal Air-in-Line Test
1. Using the X-Acto knife, remove the distal bubble sensor bulb tips as shown
in Figure 5-37. Keep the knife parallel with the plastic to avoid cutting too far into
the sensor bulb, which may cause leakage.
Figure 5-37.
Preparing the Distal Run-in Cassette
2. Using the permanent marker, write “Distal” and the date on the drip chamber.
3. Follow the instructions for priming a run-in cassette assembly in Section 5.3.2.4.
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5.3.2.4
PRIMING A RUN-IN CASSETTE ASSEMBLY
Primed run-in cassettes are required for Proximal Air-in-Line and Distal Air-in-Line tests.
The run-in cassette has tubing that is arranged so that fluid is pumped in a continuous
loop, as shown in Figure 5-38.
CAP
TOP
PROXIMAL
TUBING
DRIP CHAMBER
FLOW
REGULATOR
FINGER GRIP
PUMPING
CHAMBER
DISTAL TUBING
LOOP
BACK OF PUMPING
CHAMBER
Figure 5-38.
Parts of a Run-in Cassette
The proximal and distal portions of the run-in cassette must be primed separately, using
two different procedures. The following sections describe the priming process.
5.3.2.4.1
Priming the Run-in Cassette and Proximal Tubing
This section describes how to prime the cassette and proximal tubing parts of the run-in
cassette assembly using the Backprime feature of the infuser. During backpriming,
the white cap is off to allow air to escape as fluid fills the cassette and tubing.
To prime the cassette and proximal tubing of a run-in cassette assembly, proceed
as follows:
1. Remove the top from the run-in cassette, fill the drip chamber about 2/3 full,
and then put the top back on.
 theNote:
Do not fill the drip chamber any more than 2/3 full or water may spill out
top of the cassette during backpriming in Step 5.
2. Insert the run-in cassette into the infuser and close the door.
3. Remove the white cap on the run-in cassette, taking care not to spill any water into
the infuser. The run-in cassette is now installed in the infuser with the white cap off.
4. Turn on the infuser. During the self test, the infuser will issue a cassette test failure
alarm.
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5. Press and hold [BACKPRIME] to pump water from the drip chamber into the proximal
lines and cassette.
6. When bubbles are no longer being pushed into the drip chamber, release the
[BACKPRIME] key. The cassette test will proceed.
7. If the cassette test fails again, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
8. When the cassette test completes with no alarms, replace the white cap.
5.3.2.4.2
Priming the Distal Tubing Loop
After the cassette and proximal tubing are primed, the cassette test will succeed. A distal
air alarm may occur the first time a test infusion is run, however, because Backprime only
affects tubing that is proximal to the cassette. The following procedure describes how to
manually pump air out of the distal tubing.
To prime the distal tubing of a run-in cassette, proceed as follows:
1. Open the cassette door and remove the run-in cassette. Close the cassette door.
2. Remove the top of the run-in cassette and add water to bring the level in the drip
chamber to about 2/3 full. Replace the top.
3. Check the run-in cassette for leaks, especially around the sensor bulbs that were
cut. If there is any leakage, replace the run-in cassette.
4. Keeping the cassette upright, remove the white cap.
5. Pull out the flow regulator (see Figure 5-39).
Figure 5-39.
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6. Press in firmly on the pumping chamber to pump air out of the chamber
(see Figure 5-40).
Figure 5-40.
Pressing the Pumping Chamber
7. Continue to press on the pumping chamber as you use your other hand to push
the flow regulator closed (see Figure 5-41). This prevents the air from returning
to the pumping chamber.
Figure 5-41.
Preventing Air from Returning to the Pumping Chamber
8. Release the pumping chamber and flow regulator.
9. Repeat Steps 6 through 8 until all distal air is pumped out of the tubing.
10. Replace the cap. The run-in cassette is now ready for use.
11. Remove the cassette from the infuser.
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5.3.2.5
DISTAL OCCLUSION TEST SETUP
This section describes the distal occlusion test setup, including adding a stopcock
and Digital Pressure Meter (DPM) to the distal tubing on the Basic test setup. The distal
occlusion test setup is shown in Figure 5-42.
UNUSED
PORT ON
STOPCOCK
CONTROL
ARM
DISTAL
TUBING
STOPCOCK
ATTACHED TO
DPM PORT
UNIVERSAL
PRESSUREMETER
0.00
cmOFHO
2
INCHESOFHO
2
mmHg
-13.5TO15
PSI
-13.5TO75
OFF
PRESSUREINPUT
Figure 5-42.
Distal Occlusion Test Setup
This setup is used to run the Distal Occlusion test in Section 5.3.13.
5.3.2.5.1
Equipment Required for the Distal Occlusion Test Setup
•
Required equipment as listed for the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1.
•
Three-way stopcock
•
Digital Pressure Meter (DPM)
•
Cloth or paper towel to catch drips. (Small amounts of water may be released from
the stopcock during testing.)
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5.3.2.5.2
Setup Procedure
The three-way stopcock has two ports that are opposite each other. in addition to a third,
perpendicular port for attachment to the DPM, as shown in Figure 5-43.
MALE PORT (WITH
COVER ATTACHED)
FEMALE PORT
FEMALE PORT
(WITH COVER ATTACHED)
CONTROL ARM
Figure 5-43.
Three-Way Stopcock Ports
1. Remove the protective caps from the stopcock ports.
2. Attach the pressure sensor connector on the DPM to a compatible port
(male or female) on the three-way stopcock (see Figure 5-44).
3-WAY STOPCOCK PORT
Figure 5-44.
DPM CONNECTOR
Attaching the Three-Way Stopcock to the DPM
3. Insert the distal tubing on the Basic test setup into a female port on the three-way
stopcock and turn the Option-Lok connector clockwise to secure the tubing to the
port (see Figure 5-45).
Figure 5-45.
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4. Place the DPM connector at a height of 0  12 inches from the midline of the pumping
chamber on the cassette (see Figure 5-46).
UNIVERSAL
PRESSUREMETER
0.00
cmOFHO
2
INCHESOFHO
2
mmHg
-13.5TO15
PSI
-13.5TO75
OFF
+12”
PRESSUREINPUT
0”
UNIVERSAL
PRESSUREMETER
0.00
cmOFHO
2
INCHESOFHO
2
mmHg
-13.5TO15
PSI
-13.5TO75
OFF
-12”
Figure 5-46.
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5.3.3
SELF TEST
The self test procedure uses the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1.
CAUTION:
Do not place the infuser in service if the self test fails.
To perform the self test, proceed as follows:
1. Plug the power cord into a grounded AC outlet. Verify that the charge/line indicator
is lit and an alarm sounds.
2. Without a cassette installed, press [ON/OFF] to turn on the infuser. The LCD screen
briefly displays the SELF TEST screen.

Note:
If the SELF TEST screen does not appear, contact Hospira.
3. If MedNet is installed, an Area Selection or CCA Selection screen appears.
Choose a care area and press [ENTER]. (If MedNet is not installed, skip this step.)
4. After the self test is complete, the message INSERT PLUM SET CLOSE LEVER appears.
Open the cassette door and insert the primed cassette from the Basic test setup
in Section 5.3.2.1.
5. Close the cassette door. The infuser will begin a cassette test. If a NEW PATIENT?
or CLEAR SETTINGS? message appears, press [YES].
6. When the CASSETTE TEST IN PROGRESS message disappears from the DELIVERY
screen, the self test is complete. Open the door and remove the cassette.
7. Proceed to the Cassette Alarm test in Section 5.3.4.
If an alarm condition occurs during the self test, cycle the power and repeat the self test.
If the alarm condition recurs, note the message and take corrective action (see Section
6). Repeat the self test. If the alarm condition continues to recur, remove the infuser from
service and contact Hospira.
5.3.4
CASSETTE ALARM TEST
To perform the Cassette Alarm test, use an empty (not primed) run-in cassette,
and proceed as follows:
1. If the infuser is not on, press [ON/OFF] to turn it on. If an Area Selection or CCA
Selection screen appears, choose a care area and press [ENTER].
2. Insert the empty run-in cassette and close the cassette door. The CASSETTE TEST
IN PROGRESS message appears.
3. After the cassette test is complete, verify that CASSETTE TEST FAILURE is flashing
on the display and that the alarm sounds.
4. Open the door and remove the cassette.
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5.3.5
UNRESTRICTED FLOW TEST
To perform the unrestricted flow test, use the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1,
and proceed as follows:
1. Insert the primed cassette into the infuser and close the cassette door.
2. If an Area Selection or CCA Selection screen appears, choose a care area and press
[ENTER]. Otherwise, skip this step.
3. With the cassette door closed, check the distal end of the tubing for fluid flow.
Verify that no fluid is flowing or that fluid stops after a few drops (maximum) are
released from the end of the distal tubing.
4. Clamp the secondary line and open the cassette door and check the distal end of
the tubing for fluid flow. Verify that no fluid is flowing or that fluid stops after a few
drops (maximum) are released from the end of the distal tubing.
5. Close the cassette door.
5.3.6
DISPLAY TEST
To perform the display test, use the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1, and proceed
as follows:
1. Verify that the LCD backlight is illuminated and the display is clearly legible at eye
level from approximately 18 inches.
2. On the DELIVERY screen, press [OPTIONS/VOL INF] to select the OPTIONS screen.
3. Select LIGHTING/CONTRAST, and press [CHOOSE].
4. Use the [DECREASE SETTING] and [INCREASE SETTING] softkeys to change
BACKLIGHT INTENSITY. Verify that the backlight intensity decreases and increases.
5. Select DISPLAY CONTRAST.
6. Press [DECREASE SETTING] and [INCREASE SETTING] to change display contrast.
Verify that the display contrast decreases and increases.
7. Press [CANCEL/BACK] to return to the OPTIONS screen.
8. Press [BACK] to return to the DELIVERY screen.
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5.3.7
KEYPAD VERIFICATION/FUNCTIONAL TEST
To perform the keypad verification/functional test, use the Basic test setup in
Section 5.3.2.1, and proceed as follows:
1. While the infuser displays the DELIVERY screen, press [A] to select Line A.
2. Verify that the PROGRAM screen is displayed. Enter a rate of 123 mL/hr and VTBI
of 4567.
 limit
Note: If MedNet is installed, the infuser may display override messages or hard
restrictions, depending on the current CCA selected. Select a different CCA, if
necessary, to complete the keypad verification/functional test.
3. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the rate
and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
4. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED over Line A flashes.
5. Press [STOP].
6. Press and hold [BACKPRIME]. Verify that the BACKPRIMING and RELEASE BACKPRIME
TO STOP messages are displayed, and confirm that the infuser is actually
backpriming.
7. Release the [BACKPRIME] softkey.

Note:
Wait for cassette test to finish before continuing to next step.
8. Press [START], and verify that Line A is pumping again.
9. Press [B].
10. Verify that PIGGYBACK is the displayed delivery mode. If necessary, change the
delivery mode by pressing [CHANGE MODE].
11. Enter a rate of 890 mL/hr and VTBI of 2.1 mL.
12. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the rate
and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
13. Verify that fluid is pumping, the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line B status
bar, and the LED over Line B flashes.
14. After the display shows that Line B has pumped 2 mL, verify that pumping has
switched to Line A.
15. Use a hemostat to clamp IV tube on distal side of the cassette to produce an
occlusion fault, press [SILENCE] to silence the alarm, and remove the hemostat.
16. Press [OPTIONS/VOL INF]. Highlight VOLUME INFUSED and press [CHOOSE].
17. Use the [UP ARROW] button on the keypad to select Line A.
18. Press the [CLEAR] key on the keypad. Verify that Line A volume is 0 mL and then
press [ENTER].
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5.3.8
ALARM LOUDNESS TEST
To perform the alarm loudness test, use the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1,
and proceed as follows:
1. Press [A] to select Line A.
2. If the message CLEAR LINE A SETTINGS? appears, press [YES].
3. Enter a rate of 400 mL/hr and VTBI of 1 mL.
4. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
5. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
6. Verify that the alarm sounds and the message LINE A VTBI COMPLETE appears when
the dose has been delivered.
7. Turn the volume control knob on the back of the infuser clockwise and
counterclockwise (see Figure 5-47). Verify that the alarm loudness changes.
VOLUME
CONTROL
KNOB
Figure 5-47.
Volume Control Knob
8. Press the [SILENCE] key, and verify that the alarm is paused.
9. Press [STOP].
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5.3.9
KEYPAD LOCKOUT SWITCH TEST
To perform the keypad lockout switch test, use the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1,
and proceed as follows:
1. Press [A] to select Line A. If the message CLEAR LINE A SETTINGS? appears, press
[YES].
2. Enter a rate of 400 mL/hr and VTBI of 50 mL.
3. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
4. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
5. Move the keypad lockout switch on the back of the infuser to the up (ON) position
to disable the keypad (see Figure 5-48).
LOCKOUT
SWITCH
Figure 5-48.
Keypad Lockout Switch
6. Press any key except [STOP], and verify that an invalid key press audio alert is
generated and the HARD LOCKOUT ENABLED message is displayed. Confirm that the
infuser continues to operate.
7. Press [STOP]. Verify that an alarm sounds, the HARD LOCKOUT VIOLATION message
appears, and pumping stops.
8. Move the keypad lockout switch to the down (OFF) position. Verify that the HARD
LOCKOUT VIOLATION message disappears and the alarm stops.
9. Press [START].
10. Open the cassette door and verify that an alarm sounds and the DOOR OPEN WHILE
PUMPING message is displayed.
11. Close the cassette door.
12. Press [NO] at the NEW PATIENT? or CLEAR SETTINGS? prompt.
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5.3.10
PROXIMAL OCCLUSION TEST
To perform the Proximal Occlusion test, use the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1
and the programming from the Keypad Lockout Switch test in Section 5.3.9, and proceed
as follows:

Note: If performing this section as a standalone test, select Line A and enter
a rate of 400 mL/hr and a VTBI of 50 mL. Go to Step 1.
1. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
2. Verify that the LED above Line A flashes.
3. After several pumping cycles, clamp the Line A tubing proximal to the cassette.
4. Verify that the PROXOCCL A/AIR message flashes and the alarm sounds before three
pumping cycles are completed.
5. Press [SILENCE] and verify that the alarm stops while the message on the display
continues to flash.
6. Unclamp the proximal line and press [START]. Verify that pumping resumes.
7. Press [STOP].
8. Open the cassette door and remove the cassette.
5.3.11
PROXIMAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST
The Proximal Air-in-Line test uses the Proximal Air-in-Line test setup in Section 5.3.2.2,
and the programming from the Proximal Occlusion test in Section 5.3.10.
 prepared
Note: If performing this section as a standalone test, insert the test cassette
in Section 5.3.2.2, select Line A, and enter a rate of 400 mL/hr
and a VTBI of 50 mL. Go to Step 4.
1. Insert the proximal test cassette into the infuser and close the cassette door.
2. If a NEW PATIENT? or CLEAR SETTINGS? message appears, press [NO].
3. Make a note of the Volume Infused (Vol Inf mL) displayed on the Main Delivery
screen for Line A. You will need this value for Step 6.
4. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
5. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
6. Before 1 mL of fluid is delivered, verify that pumping stops, the alarm sounds,
and the N232 PROX AIR A, BACKPRIME message is flashing on the display.
7. Open the cassette door and remove the test cassette.
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5.3.12
DISTAL AIR-IN-LINE TEST
The Distal Air-in-Line test uses the Distal Air-in-Line test setup in Section 5.3.2.3 and the
programming from the Proximal Air-in-Line test in Section 5.3.11.
 prepared
Note: If performing this section as a standalone test, insert the test cassette
in Section 5.3.2.3, select Line A, and enter a rate of
400 mL/hr and a VTBI of 50 mL. Go to Step 4.
1. Insert the distal test cassette into the infuser and close the cassette door.
2. If a NEW PATIENT? or CLEAR SETTINGS? message appears, press [NO].
3. Make a note of the Volume Infused (Vol Inf mL) displayed on the Main Delivery
screen for Line A. You will need this value for Step 6.
4. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
5. Verify that fluid is pumping, the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
6. Before 1 mL of fluid is delivered, verify that pumping stops, the alarm sounds and
the N234 DISTAL AIR message is flashing on the display.

Note:
Older versions of the Plum A+ may display the E234 DISTAL AIR message.
7. Open the cassette door and remove the test cassette.
5.3.13
DISTAL OCCLUSION TEST
For the distal occlusion test, proceed as follows:
1. Insert the cassette from the Basic test setup into the infuser and close the cassette
door. The infuser will proceed with the cassette test.
2. Attach the stopcock and DPM to the distal end of the tubing as shown in the Distal
Occlusion test setup in Section 5.3.2.5. Position the collection container beneath
the stopcock to catch water that is released during the test.
3. Turn on the DPM.
4. When the CLEAR SETTINGS? or NEW PATIENT? message appears on the infuser
display, press [YES].
5. Press [OPTIONS/VOL INF] to select the Options screen.
6. Select Pressure/Post Infusion Rate, and press [CHOOSE].
7. Verify that the distal pressure limit is set at 6 psi. If the pressure limit is not 6 psi,
highlight the Distal Pressure Limit and enter 6.
8. Press [ENTER].
9. Press [A] to select Line A.
10. Enter a rate of 40 mL/hr and a VTBI of 50 mL.
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11. Position the control arm of the three-way stopcock over the DPM connector
(see Figure 5-49).
CONTROL ARM
DISTAL TUB-
DPM CONNECTOR
Figure 5-49.
Positioning the Control Arm Over the DPM Connector
12. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
13. Verify that fluid is pumping from the open port on the stopcock, the message
PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
14. Set the three-way stopcock to measure pressure by positioning the control arm over
the open port (see Figure 5-50). As the infuser pumps, pressure will build up
on the distal line.
OPEN PORT ON STOPCOCK
CONTROL ARM
DISTAL TUBDPM CONNECTOR
Figure 5-50.
Positioning the Control Arm to Measure Pressure
15. Verify that the distal occlusion audible alarm occurs at 6 psi ± 3 psi on the DPM.
Confirm that the DISTAL OCCLUSION message is flashing on the screen.
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16. Open the three-way stopcock to air by positioning the control arm over the distal
tubing (see Figure 5-51). This releases the pressure that was built up during the
test.
CONTROL ARM
DISTAL TUBDPM CONNECTOR
Figure 5-51.
Opening the Three-Way Stopcock to Air
17. Position the control arm of the three way stopcock over the DPM connector
(see Figure 5-52).
CONTROL ARM
DISTAL TUB-
DPM CONNECTOR
Figure 5-52.
Positioning the Control Arm Over the DPM Connector
18. Open and close the cassette door to clear the distal occlusion alarm.
Press [NO] at the CLEAR SETTINGS? or NEW PATIENT? prompt.
19. Press [OPTIONS/VOL INF] to select the OPTIONS screen.
20. Select Pressure/Post Infusion Rate and press [CHOOSE].
21. Select Distal Pressure Limit. Enter 10 psi, and press [ENTER].
22. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
23. Verify that fluid is pumping from the open port on the stopcock, the message
PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status bar, and the LED above Line A flashes.
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24. Set the three-way stopcock to measure pressure by positioning the control arm over
the open port (see Figure 5-53).
OPEN PORT ON STOPCOCK
CONTROL ARM
DISTAL TUBDPM CONNECTOR
Figure 5-53.
Positioning the Control Arm to Measure Pressure
25. Verify that the distal occlusion audible alarm occurs at 10 psi ± 3 psi. Confirm
that the DISTAL OCCLUSION message is flashing on the screen and that pumping
is stopped.
26. Turn off the infuser.
27. Remove the distal tubing from the three-way stopcock and turn off the DPM.
5.3.14
DELIVERY ACCURACY TEST
The Delivery Accuracy Test uses the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1 with the following
changes: a blunt cannula is attached to the end of the distal tubing, and a 25 mL
graduated cylinder is used in place of the collection container.
 asNote:
Accuracy testing is for verification purposes only. If there is any concern
to infuser accuracy, contact Hospira.
To perform the delivery accuracy test, proceed as follows:
1. Attach the 18-gauge blunt cannula to the distal end of the tubing and place
the cannula into the graduated cylinder. Make sure the score marks on the Line A
and Line B drip chambers are 12 to 24 inches above the cassette and that all lines
are unclamped (see Figure 5-54).
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SCORE
MARK
DRIP CHAMBER
12” - 24”
CANNULA
25 mL
GRADUATED
CYLINDER
Figure 5-54.
Delivery Accuracy Test Setup
2. Turn on the infuser.
3. If an Area Selection or CCA Selection screen appears, choose a care area and press
[ENTER].
4. Press [YES] at the CLEAR SETTINGS? or NEW PATIENT? prompt.
5. Press [A] to select Line A.
6. Enter a rate of 200 mL/hr and VTBI of 10 mL.
7. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
8. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line A status
bar, and the LED over Line A flashes.
9. Press [B] to select Line B.
10. Verify that Piggyback delivery mode is selected. If necessary, press [CHANGE MODE]
to change the delivery mode.
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11. Enter a rate of 200 mL/hr and a VTBI of 10 mL.
12. Press [START]. If a CONFIRM PROGRAM? message appears, confirm that the
rate and VTBI are correct, and then press [YES].
13. Verify that fluid is pumping; the message PUMPING is displayed in the Line B status
bar, and the LED over Line B flashes.
 pumping
Note: Line A will be stopped (DELAYED) while Line B is pumping, and will resume
when Line B delivery is complete.
14. When total delivery is complete on Line A, verify that the KVO message flashes
on the display and an audible alarm sounds.
15. Press [STOP] and verify that the volume delivered into the graduated cylinder
is 20 mL  1 mL.
 tests
Note: The pumping chamber in a test cassette can become fatigued after repeated
are run. If an infuser fails the delivery accuracy test, run the test again with
a new primary administration set to ensure that the issue is with the infuser, not
the test setup.
5.3.15
NURSE CALL TEST
Bypass this test if the nurse call function is not used.
The nurse call test requires the Basic test setup in Section 5.3.2.1, the nurse call test
cable, and the digital multimeter (DMM).
To perform the nurse call test, proceed as follows:
1. Attach the 2-prong lead on the nurse call test cable to the ports on the DMM that
are marked for measuring resistance.
2. Attach the other lead to the nurse call jack on the back of the infuser
(see Figure 5-55).
NURSE CALL
JACK
Figure 5-55.
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3. Turn on the DMM and set it to measure resistance.
4. On the infuser, press [A] to select Line A. If a CLEAR SETTINGS? or NEW PATIENT?
prompt appears, press [YES].
5. Set the delivery rate to 400 mL/hr, and the VTBI to 1 mL.
6. Press [START] and verify that the infuser is pumping.
7. After KVO flashes and the LINE A VTBI COMPLETE message appears, check for a short
circuit on the DMM (approximately 1  on a scale of 0 to 100 ). If the short circuit
appears, the test is successful.
8. Press [STOP] and then turn off the infuser.
5.3.16
ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEST
The Electrical Safety Test uses the safety analyzer specified in the equipment list in
Section 5.3.1. Refer to the safety analyzer user’s guide for specific instructions on how
to set up and use the safety analyzer.
 isNote:
The Electrical Safety Test, which tests properties of the common enclosure,
performed once. All other tests in the PVT must be performed on each pumping
unit to ensure that all three devices are operating correctly
To perform the Electrical Safety Test, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the safety analyzer to a power source.
2. Unplug the infuser’s power cord from the outlet and connect it to the safety analyzer.
3. Connect the safety analyzer ground lead to the ground test-point screw/post located
on the back of the infuser. (The infuser has a label that points to the location of the
ground test screw/post.)
4. Check the leakage current with the safety analyzer. Leakage current must not
exceed the specifications in Table 5-2.
5. Measure the resistance of the AC (mains) connector ground lug with the safety
analyzer. Resistance should not exceed the specifications in Table 5-2.
6. Connect the infuser to AC power and ensure that the AC indicator is lit.
Table 5-2.
Electrical Safety Measurements
Measurement
Not to Exceed
Enclosure leakage current (NC - ground intact)
100 A
Enclosure leakage current (SFC - open neutral or open ground)
300 A
Earth leakage current (NC - open ground)
500 A
Earth leakage current (SFC - open ground and open neutral)
1000 A
Chassis ground resistance (with cord connected)
0.2 
NC = NORMAL CONDITION, SFC = SINGLE-FAULT CONDITION
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5.3.17
END OF THE PVT
If any tests fail, see Section 6, or contact Hospira.
If the infuser passed all performance verification tests, follow these instructions to clear
all programming and prepare the device to be put back into service:
1. Press ON/OFF on all three keypads to turn all infusion units on.
2. If an Area Selection or CCA Selection screen appears, choose a care area and press
[ENTER] on each device.
3. Insert the test cassette into one of the infusion units and close the door.
4. In response to the NEW PATIENT? or CLEAR SETTINGS? prompt, press [YES] and then
turn off the device. (You do not need to wait until the cassette test completes.)
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each of the two other infusion units.
6. Remove the test cassette from the last infusion unit.
7. Make sure the keypad lockout switch on the back of the infuser is in the DOWN
position (lockout disabled).
8. Return the infuser to service.
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Section 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
This section contains information on technical assistance, warning messages, alarm
messages and error codes, and troubleshooting procedures.
6.1
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
For technical assistance, product return authorization, and to order parts, accessories,
or manuals within the United States, contact Hospira.
1-800-241-4002
For additional technical assistance, technical training, and product information,
visit the website at www.hospira.com.
For technical assistance, product return authorization, and to order parts, accessories,
or manuals from outside the United States, contact the nearest Hospira sales office.
6.2
WARNING MESSAGES
Table 6-1 lists warning messages, possible causes, and corrective actions. These warning
messages are captured in the Error Log.


Note: When the infuser detects that the battery has reduced capacity,
it will register a Replace Battery condition. For the first two occurrences
of a Replace Battery condition, the WARNING: LOW BATTERY message will
appear and the audio indicator will activate. The message and audio indicator
can be cleared only when the device is plugged in or turned off. For the third
and subsequent occurrences, the WARNING: REPLACE BATTERY message will
appear, and the audio indicator will activate and persist over power cycles.
The message and audio indicator are cleared by replacing the battery,
accessing the Biomed Settings screen, and pressing the [CHANGE BATTERY]
softkey.
Note: If the device is not plugged in, and turned on with a previously depleted
battery, the infuser will display a DEPLETED BATTERY message for
12 seconds  3 seconds, then power off.
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Table 6-1.
Message
Warning Messages
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Stop delivery, then turn off
Attempting to turn off the
infuser while a delivery is
in progress
Stop all lines, then turn
off the infuser
Warning: Low Battery
Battery is discharged so that
only approximately 30
minutes of battery life
remain
Plug into AC power
Warning: Replace Battery
Battery service needed
Replace the battery
(see Section 7.2.4)
Battery voltage is less than
the depleted threshold and
the charge level is higher
than the low charge
threshold
Warning: Charger Service
A hardware problem with
the battery charging circuit
is detected
Press [SILENCE]
Charging circuitry is not
behaving as expected
6.3
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Under most alarm conditions the infuser ceases normal operation, generates an audible
alarm, and displays an alarm message or error code on the LCD screen.
There are two types of alarm conditions:
- alarm codes that can be cleared by the operator
- error codes that require qualified service personnel
6.3.1
OPERATIONAL ALARM MESSAGES
Table 6-2 lists infuser alarm codes that can be cleared by the operator. Also listed in
Table 6-2 are the alarm messages, descriptions, possible causes, and corrective actions.

Note: Operational alarm messages are displayed on the LCD screen.
Associated error codes are displayed in the Alarms Log (see Section 1.8.2).
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Table 6-2.
Alarm
Code
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions
Alarm
Description
Possible Cause
Corrective
Action
N100
Unrecognizable
cassette
Incorrect cassette
type
An incorrect
cassette is
inserted
Insert proper
cassette
N101
No action
No operator action
and no delivery for
two minutes during
delivery parameters
entry
Interruption
or a partial
change to a
program
Complete
programming
N102
Infuser idle
2 minutes
Infuser in reset or
idle for over two
minutes
Programming set
without start for
two minutes
Press [START]
N103
NV RAM lost
thrpy data
Therapy data is lost
Infuser did
not complete
the previous
non-volatile
memory write
successfully
Re-enter all
programmed data
N104
Nurse callback B
Delivery line B
has changed
(if alarm is enabled)
End of delivery
step on line B
other than VTBI
complete while
callback
is enabled
Press [SILENCE]
N105
Nurse callback A
Delivery line A
has changed
(if alarm is enabled)
End of delivery
step on line A
other than VTBI
complete while
callback
is enabled
Press [SILENCE]
N160
or
E160
Line B VTBI
complete
Programmed VTBI
completed on line B
VTBI complete
on line B
Press
[SILENCE],
replace IV bag,
and restart line B
N161
or
E161
Line A VTBI
complete
Programmed VTBI
completed on line A
VTBI complete
on line A
Press
[SILENCE],
replace IV bag,
and restart line A
N180
or
E180
Distal Occl
Peak distal
occlusion,
non-delivery
Distal occlusion
detected during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart the infuser
N181
or
E181
Distal Occl
Negative distal
occlusion,
non-delivery
Distal occlusion
detected during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart the infuser
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Table 6-2.
Alarm
Code
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions
Alarm
Description
Possible Cause
Corrective
Action
N182
or
E182
Prox. Occl B, Air
or Prox. Occl B
Negative proximal
occlusion B,
non-delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected on line B
during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line B
or
Stop all lines,
backprime the
cassette, and
restart all lines
N183
or
E183
Prox. Occl B, Air
or Prox. Occl B
Peak proximal
occlusion B,
non-delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected on line B
during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line B
or
Stop all lines,
backprime the
cassette, and
restart all lines
N184
or
E184
Prox. Occl A, Air
or Prox. Occl A
Negative proximal
occlusion A,
non-delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected on line A
during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line A
or
Stop all lines,
backprime the
cassette, and
restart all lines
N185
or
E185
Prox. Occl A, Air
or Prox. Occl A
Peak proximal
occlusion A,
non-delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected on line A
during
non-delivery
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line A
or
Stop all lines,
backprime the
cassette, and
restart all lines
N186
or
E186
Distal Occl
Peak distal
occlusion,
delivery
Distal occlusion
detected during
delivery
Fix occlusion and
restart the infuser
N187
or
E187
Distal Occl
Negative distal
occlusion,
delivery
Distal occlusion
detected during
delivery
Fix occlusion and
restart the infuser
N188
or
E188
Prox. Occl B, Air
Negative proximal
occlusion B,
delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected during
delivery on line B
Fix occlusion and
restart line B
or
Stop all lines,
fix occlusion
and restart
the infuser
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Table 6-2.
Alarm
Code
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions
Alarm
Description
Possible Cause
Corrective
Action
N189
or
E189
Prox. Occl B, Air
Peak proximal
occlusion B,
delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected during
delivery on line B
Fix occlusion and
restart line B
or
Stop all lines,
fix occlusion
and restart
the infuser
N190
or
E190
Prox. Occl A, Air
Negative proximal
occlusion A,
delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected during
delivery on line A
Fix occlusion and
restart line A
or
Stop all lines,
fix occlusion
and restart
the infuser
N191
or
E191
Prox. Occl A, Air
Peak proximal
occlusion A,
delivery
Proximal
occlusion
detected during
delivery on line A
Fix occlusion and
restart line A
or
Stop all lines,
fix occlusion
and restart
the infuser
N230
or
E230
Prox. Air Total
Proximal air-in-line
total
500 mL of air
has entered
the cassette
Backprime the
cassette and
restart the infuser
or
Remove and
manually reprime
the cassette, and
restart the infuser
N231
or
E231
Prox. Air on B,
backprime
Proximal air-in-line
on line B
500 mL of air
has entered
the cassette
on line B
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line B
or
Remove and
manually reprime
the cassette and
restart the infuser
N232
or
E232
Prox. Air on A,
backprime
Proximal air-in-line
on line A
500 mL of air
has entered
the cassette
on line A
Backprime the
cassette and
restart line A
or
Remove and
manually reprime
the cassette and
restart the infuser
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Table 6-2.
Alarm
Code
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions
Alarm
Description
Possible Cause
Corrective
Action
N233
or
E233
Distal air
cumulative
Distal air
cumulative
500 mL of air
detected in the
last 5.3 mL of fluid
delivered
Remove and
manually reprime
the cassette and
restart the infuser
N234
or
E234
Distal air bolus
Distal air bolus
100 mL bolus
of air detected
at distal sensor
Remove and
manually reprime
the cassette and
restart the infuser
N250
or
E250
Door opened
while pumping
Door opened
while pumping
Door opened
while pumping
Turn off the
infuser
or
Insert the
cassette and
close the door
N251
or
E251
Valve/cass test
fail
Valve/cassette
test failure and
unrestricted flow.
Valve/cassette
fails leak test
Backprime
and retest
or
Replace
the cassette
and retest
or
Replace the
mechanism
N252
or
E252
Depleted battery
Low battery
Battery terminal
voltage is less
than 5.45 V
Connect the
infuser to AC
power
or
Recharge
or replace
the battery
N253
or
E253
Lockout violation
Hard lockout
violation
The use of the
[STOP] key or an
attempt to open
the door while
lockout switch is
locked
Unlock the
lockout switch
N254
or
E254
Lockout Enabled
Keypad locked
Any action
not resulting
in stopping
of delivery while
lockout switch
is locked
Unlock the
lockout switch
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Table 6-2.
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Operational Alarm Messages and Corrective Actions
Alarm
Code
Alarm
N255
Lockout violation
Soft lockout
violation
The use of the
[STOP] key or an
attempt to open
the door while
lockout switch is
locked
Unlock the
software lockout
switch
N256
Lockout enabled
Soft lockout
enabled
Any action
not resulting
in stopping of
delivery while
lockout switch
is locked
Unlock the
software lockout
switch
No Alarm
Unrestricted flow
If the regulator
closer is
disengaged and
the door opens,
unrestricted flow
may occur
1. Remove
mechanism
-
Description
Possible Cause
Corrective
Action
2. Remove fluid
shield
3. Visually inspect
regulator closer
4. Verify regulator
closer is
completely
engaged
5. Test.
If unrestricted
flow persists,
replace the
mechanism
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6.3.2
ERROR CODES REQUIRING TECHNICAL SERVICE
Table 6-3 lists infusion system error codes that require technical service. Also listed
in Table 6-3 are malfunction descriptions, possible causes, and corrective actions.

Perform corrective actions in the order listed in the Corrective Action column.
Table 6-3.
Error Code
E300
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Malfunction
ADC failure
Possible Cause
Analog to digital converter
failure
Corrective Action
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date,
if required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E301
Audio alarm
failure
Piezo is off but sensed on
or
Piezo is on but sensed off
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace piezo alarm
(see Section 7.2.14.7)
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E302
Backlight failure
Backlight (CCFT tube) is
not at the expected range
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace display
(see Section 7.2.14.3)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E320
Battery charge/
discharge
current out
of range
Current limiting circuitry in
power supply board has
failed
Other hardware failure
causing excessive current
draw
Replace power supply PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.1)
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
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Table 6-3.
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Error Code
Malfunction
E321
Failure of
charging current
to drop below
end of charge
current threshold
within eight hours
of charging,
or below one
ampere within six
hours of charging
Possible Cause
Defective or worn out
battery
Corrective Action
Turn power off, then on
to clear the error on the
device and remove the
infuser from service.
While the infuser is out of
service, discharge the
battery until the battery
charge indicator on the
display shows five or fewer
bars, then complete an
eight hour charging cycle by
plugging the device into AC
power and placing it into
Standby mode (see the
Plum A+ 3 System
Operating Manual)
If the E321 error code does
not reappear after the
charging cycle, the infuser
may be returned to service
If the E321 error code
reappears after the
charging cycle, replace the
battery (see Section 7.2.4)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E322
E323
Battery current
calibration value
out of range
Defective charge current
measurement circuitry
Replace power supply PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.1)
Battery trickle
charge current
out of range
Defective or worn out
battery
Replace battery
(see Section 7.2.4)
Sensing circuit defective
Replace power supply PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.1)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E324
Supply
overvoltage
Defective charging circuit
Replace power supply PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.1)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E325
Battery
overvoltage
Battery is wrong voltage
Defective sensing circuit
Replace battery
(see Section 7.2.4)
Replace power supply PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.1)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
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Table 6-3.
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Error Code
Malfunction
E326
Battery
disconnected
while the infuser
is on or battery
voltage is too low
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Connectors not seated
properly on battery
terminals
Check for loose battery
connections
Conductor caught or
pinched in frame and pulled
from battery
Corrosion on terminals
Defective battery cable
Defective or worn out
battery
Check for battery
conductors caught in
enclosure
Check for corrosion on
battery terminals
Check continuity of battery
cable
Replace battery
(see Section 7.2.4)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E340
E341
Critical
instruction
failure
Power-up CPU register
test failed
(no malfunction message
displayed)
Critical data
memory failure
Critical data memory failure
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E342
Display failure
Defective display
Replace display
(see Section 7.2.14.3)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E343
Distal air sensor
failure 1
With the cassette removed,
the distal air sensor self test
detects liquid
E344
Distal air sensor
failure 2
With the cassette inserted,
the distal air sensor self test
detects sensor out of range
E345
Distal pressure
sensor failure 1
Distal pressure sensor
failed while the infuser is off
E346
Distal pressure
sensor failure 2
Distal pressure sensor
failed while the infuser is on
E347
Hardware
watchdog
failure
Hardware watchdog failure
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Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
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Table 6-3.
Error Code
E378
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Malfunction
I/O valve
phase loss
Possible Cause
Generic I/O valve failure
Corrective Action
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E379
L/S valve
phase loss
Generic L/S valve failure
E380
Plunger motor
phase loss
Generic plunger motor
failure
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E430
Proximal air
sensor failure 1
Proximal air sensor ongoing
test detects liquid with
cassette removed
E431
Proximal air
sensor failure 2
Proximal air sensor self test
detects liquid with cassette
removed
E432
Proximal
pressure sensor
1
Proximal pressure sensor
failed while the infuser is off
E433
Proximal
pressure sensor
2
Proximal pressure sensor
failed while the infuser is on
E434
RAM failure
RAM failure
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace peripheral
assembly
(see Section 7.2.7)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E435
RTC failure
Real-time clock failure
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
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Table 6-3.
Error Code
E436
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Malfunction
ROM failure
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
ROM checksum failure
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace peripheral
assembly
(see Section 7.2.7)
Reset time and date,
if required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E437
Software failure
Generic software failure
E438
Stack
out-of-range
failure
Stack out-of-range failure
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date,
if required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E439
Stuck key
A key is sensed as pressed
for over two minutes
Replace keypad
(see Section 7.2.14.2)
E440
Power hold stuck
Power hold signal stuck
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Power cannot be turned off
E443
LCD failure
LCD bias is out of range
Replace display assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.3)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E444
CPU timebase
inaccurate
CPU timer 2 and RTC
measured times disagree
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E445
RTC memory
failure
Real-time clock memory
is corrupt
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E446
CPU timer failure
CPU timer 1 and timer 2
measured times disagree
E447
Battery ADC
reading failure
16 consecutive readings
have been either all zero
or the max value
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Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
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Table 6-3.
Error Code
ALARM MESSAGES AND ERROR CODES
Error Codes Requiring Technical Service
Malfunction
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
E448
SEEP write
failure
SEEP data write failed
E449
SEEP calibration
data corrupted
Calibration data block
corrupted
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Replace CPU/driver cable
(see Section 7.2.14.4)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E450
MMIO port
read/write
failure
I/O port read/write failure
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
E451
Inaccurate
delivery
Over/under delivery
detected
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
E452
Software failure
Miscellaneous
software failures
Reset time and date,
if required
(see Section 1.8.3)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
If error codes recur,
contact Hospira
E453
Two SEEP
CRC errors
NVRAM data block
corrupted
E454
NVRAM over
capacity
Software trying to write into
non-existent NVRAM space
Replace mechanism
assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Replace CPU/driver cable
(see Section 7.2.14.4)
Reset time and date, if
required
(see Section 1.8.3)
E455
Invalid device
configuration
Incorrect flash memory
on peripheral PWA
Turn power off, then on,
to reset the infuser
Replace peripheral PWA
(see Section 7.2.8)
E456
Invalid drug
library
A drug library install was
started but not completed
successfully
Attempt to reinstall
the drug library
(see the System
Operating Manual)
Replace peripheral
assembly
(see Section 7.2.7)
E457
Drug library
corrupted
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Reload the library
(see the System
Operating Manual)
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The following error codes are not generated in the Biomed service mode:
E320
E323
E326
E346
E373
E376
E379
E431
E441
E321
E324
E343
E371
E374
E377
E380
E432
E447
E322
E325
E345
E372
E375
E378
E430
E433
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Note: Some error codes include sub-ID codes. These sub-ID codes are intended
for Hospira internal use only, and should be included when contacting Hospira.
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TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
6.4
TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
This section details recommended procedures for problems not associated
with malfunction alarms.
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Note: See Section 6.4.1 for unrestricted flow.
Before performing any troubleshooting procedure, turn the infuser off, then on.
Allow the self test to complete and proceed as follows:
1. If a malfunction exists, carefully inspect the infuser for damage as described
in Section 5.2.2.
2. If an infuser inspection has not disclosed a malfunction, perform the PVT
in Section 5.3. See Table 6-4 for section reference, probable cause, and corrective
actions.
3. If, after completing step 1 and step 2, a malfunction has not been located, or if the
infuser persistently fails, contact Hospira.
Table 6-4.
Test Failure
Troubleshooting with the PVT
Probable Cause
Corrective Action
Cassette not properly installed
Reseat cassette
Defective CPU PWA
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Cassette Alarm Test
Section 5.3.4
Cassette not properly seated
Reseat cassette
Defective cassette
Replace cassette
Unrestricted Flow Test
Section 5.3.5
Cassette not properly seated
Reseat cassette
Defective cassette
Replace cassette
Self Test
Section 5.3.3
Clean valve pins
Defective or dirty valve pins
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Display Test
Section 5.3.6
Defective display assembly
Keypad Verification/
Functional Test
Section 5.3.7
Defective keypad
Alarm Loudness Test
Section 5.3.8
Defective CPU
Replace CPU PWA
(see Section 7.2.14.6)
Defective peripheral PWA
Replace peripheral PWA
(see Section 7.2.8)
Defective piezo alarm
assembly
Replace piezo alarm assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.7)
Defective peripheral PWA
Replace peripheral PWA
(see Section 7.2.8)
Keypad Lockout Switch Test
Section 5.3.9
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Replace display assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.3)
Replace keypad
(see Section 7.2.14.2)
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Table 6-4.
Test Failure
Proximal Occlusion Test
Section 5.3.10
Proximal Air-in-Line Test
Section 5.3.11
Distal Air-in-Line Test
Section 5.3.12
Distal Occlusion Test
Section 5.3.13
Delivery Accuracy Test
Section 5.3.14
Electrical Safety Test
Section 5.3.16
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Troubleshooting with the PVT
Probable Cause
Corrective Action
Closed proximal clamp
Open clamp
Cassette not properly primed
Re-prime cassette
Defective cassette
Replace cassette
Dirty sensor pin
Clean sensor pin
Defective APP PWA
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Defective special cassette
Replace special cassette
Dirty sensors
Clean sensors
Defective APP PWA
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Defective special cassette
Replace special cassette
Dirty sensors
Clean sensors
Defective APP PWA
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Cassette not properly primed
Re-prime cassette
Defective cassette
Replace cassette
Dirty sensor pin
Clean sensor pin
Defective APP PWA
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Set not properly primed
Re-prime cassette
Damaged or faulty cassette
Replace cassette
Defective mechanism
assembly
Replace mechanism assembly
(see Section 7.2.14.8)
Defective AC power cord
Replace AC power cord
(see Section 7.2.5)
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6.4.1
UNRESTRICTED FLOW
WARNING: UNRESTRICTED FLOW MAY BE LIFE-THREATENING.
CAUTION: Prevent unrestricted flow by ensuring that the regulator closer is properly seated.
If unable to ensure this, discontinue use and contact Hospira.
Unrestricted flow may occur if the infuser’s regulator closer is not seated correctly
and the cassette is removed from the device without ensuring the roller clamp or slide
clamp on the administration set is in the closed position.
To prevent an unrestricted flow event, see Figure 6-1, and proceed as follows:
1. Remove the mechanism and fluid shield as described in Section 7.2.14.8
and Section 7.2.14.10.
2. Visually inspect the regulator closer and verify the regulator closer is completely
seated.
3. If the regulator closer is not completely seated, discontinue use and contact Hospira.
If the regulator closer is completely seated, reassemble the device and perform the PVT in
Section 5.3.
Regulator closer seated correctly
Figure 6-1.
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Section 7
REPLACEABLE PARTS AND REPAIRS
This section itemizes all parts and subassemblies of the infusion system that are repairable
within the scope of this manual. In addition, this section details replacement procedures
for all listed parts.
7.1
REPLACEABLE PARTS
Replaceable parts for the infusion system are itemized in the Illustrated Parts Breakdown
(IPB) and are identified in Figure 9-1. Table 9-2 identifies each part by an index number
that correlates to Figure 9-1.
To view the online replacement parts list, visit the website at www.hospiraparts.com.
7.2
REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
This section contains safety and equipment precautions, required tools and materials,
and step-by-step procedures for replacing parts in the infuser. Unless otherwise stated,
always perform the PVT after a replacement procedure.
Figures are rendered as graphic representations to approximate actual product. Therefore,
figures may not exactly reflect the product.
7.2.1
SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT PRECAUTIONS
Before opening the front enclosure of the infuser, take all necessary precautions
for working on high-voltage equipment.
WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD EXISTS IF THE INFUSER IS SERVICED
IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES.
WARNING: UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, DISCONNECT THE INFUSER FROM
AC POW ER B EFOR E PE RFOR MING AD JUS TMEN T OR REP LAC EME NT
PROCEDURES.
CAUTION: Use proper ESD grounding techniques when handling components. Wear an
antistatic wrist strap and use an ESD-protected workstation. Store PWAs in antistatic bags
before placing on any surface.
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7.2.2
REQUIRED TOOLS AND MATERIALS
The following tools and materials, or equivalents, are required for the replacement
procedures in this section. In addition, the beginning of each procedure lists tools
and materials required for that specific procedure.
- Set of flat blade screwdrivers
- Wide head pliers
- Set of Phillips screwdrivers
- Diagonal cutters
- Set of standard and metric nutdrivers
- X-actoTM knife
- Metric 10 mm wrench
- Mild solvent
- Custom nutdriver (P/N 519-95056-001)
- Lint-free cloth
- Long needle nose pliers
7.2.3
RUBBER FOOT PAD REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Pad, Rubber Foot
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Pan Head, Phillips
To replace a rubber foot pad, see Figure 7-1, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Place the infuser face down on a soft flat surface.
3. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the rubber foot pad.
4. Install the replacement rubber foot pad in the exact reverse order of removal.
Replacement of a rubber foot pad is routine maintenance and no verification procedure
is normally required. However, if the infuser may have been damaged during
the procedure, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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RUBBER FOOT PAD (4)
BATTERY DOOR (3)
6-32 x 1/2
PAN HEAD SCREW (4)
Figure 7-1.
Bottom View
7.2.4
BATTERY, WIRE HARNESS, DOOR, AND DOOR PAD
REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are:
- Medium size flat blade screwdriver
- Long needle nose pliers
- X-acto knife
- Battery cable connector tool (P/N 519-89318-001), or equivalent
- Mild solvent
- Lint-free cloth
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Battery, with Wire Harness
Door, Battery
Pad, Door
Ring, Retaining
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
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To replace a battery, wire harness, door, or door pad, see Figure 7-2, then proceed
as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Place the infuser face down on a soft flat surface.
3. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screw and retaining ring that attach
the battery door to the infuser, and remove the door.
4. Inspect the battery door and replace, if required.
5. If the battery door pad is defective, remove it and clean the door with mild solvent.
Dry the battery door thoroughly, and install the replacement pad on the door.
6. Disconnect the battery harness from the charger circuit cable. Carefully pull the
battery harness wires and connector outside the enclosure, and remove the battery.
7. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the wire harness connectors from the battery
terminals.
8. Using the battery cable connector tool, install the wire harness connectors onto
the terminals of the replacement battery. Confirm the red wire is installed
on the positive (+) terminal next to the red marker on top of the battery,
and the black wire is installed on the negative (-) terminal.
CAUTION:
Do not allow the terminals to come into contact with each other.
9. Connect the replacement battery harness to the charger circuit cable, and insert
the replacement battery into the enclosure. The cable connectors are keyed so that
cables cannot be connected incorrectly.
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Note: Confirm the battery harness is not pinched between the battery and the
enclosure.
10. Replace the battery door using the screw and retaining ring that were removed
in step 3.
11. Press [ON/OFF] with the infuser disconnected from AC power, and verify the front
panel battery symbol illuminates.
12. Access the BIOMED SETTINGS screen and press [CHANGE BATTERY].

Note: The [CHANGE BATTERY] softkey will not appear on earlier versions
of the Plum A+3.
Replacement of the battery door and door pad is routine maintenance and no verification
procedure is normally required. However, if the infuser may have been damaged during
the procedure, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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AC POWER CORD
BATTERY WITH WIRE
HARNESS ASSEMBLY (3)
VELCRO STRAP
DOOR PAD (3)
4-40 x 3/8
PAN HEAD
SCREW
EQUIPOTENTIAL
TERMINAL
RETAINING RING (3)
POWER CORD
RETAINER
BATTERY DOOR (3)
6-32 x 1/2
HEX HEAD
SCREW (3)
Figure 7-2.
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7.2.5
AC POWER CORD, RETAINER, AND VELCRO STRAP
REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Cordset, AC Power, Hospital Grade, Detachable
Retainer, AC Power Cord
Strap, Velcro, AC Power Cord
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Pan Head, Phillips
To replace the AC power cord, retainer, or Velcro strap, see Figure 7-2, then proceed
as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw from the AC power cord retainer.
Turn the power cord retainer approximately 1/8 turn counterclockwise.
4. Unplug the power cord, and slide the plug through the retainer.

Note: Remove the AC power cord from its receptacle by grasping the plug.
Do not pull the cord.
5. Remove the Velcro strap from the power cord. Inspect the Velcro strap for wear
and replace, if required. Attach the strap to the replacement power cord.
6. Inspect the retainer and replace, if required.
7. Install the replacement AC power cord in the exact reverse order of removal.
8. Reinstall the batteries.
9. Connect the infuser to AC power and confirm the AC indicator is lit.
10. Press [ON/OFF] and verify the infuser powers on.
To verify successful AC power cord replacement, perform the Electrical Safety Test
in Section 5.3.16.
Replacement of the retainer and Velcro strap is routine maintenance and no verification
procedure is normally required. However, if the infuser may have been damaged during
the procedure, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.6
SEPARATING THE FRONT ENCLOSURE, REAR
ENCLOSURE, AND MAIN CHASSIS ASSEMBLY
The front enclosure consists of an upper assembly and a lower assembly. The main chassis
assembly consists of an upper chassis and a lower chassis.
The recommended tool for this procedure is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Enclosure, Upper Front
Enclosure, Lower Front
Enclosure, Rear
Chassis, Upper
Chassis, Lower
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Pan Head, Phillips
Screw, 6-32 x 1 1/4, Pan Head, Phillips
Screw, 6-32 x 2 3/4, Pan Head, Phillips
Screw, 8-32 x 3 1/2, Pan Head, Phillips
Washer, Flat, #6
Washer, Flat #8
To separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly, see
Figure 7-3, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the AC power cord and retainer as described in Section 7.2.5.
4. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the rear enclosure.
5. Remove the rear enclosure by lifting it up and to the side.
6. Disconnect the three internal power connectors.
7. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the bottom corners
of the center mechanism.
8. Set the infuser upright and remove the upper front enclosure by pulling it away
from the upper chassis.
9. Remove the lower front enclosure by tilting the infuser back approximately
10 degrees, and pull the lower front enclosure away from the lower chassis.
10. Reassemble the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
in the exact reverse order of disassembly. Follow the screw placement sequence
as illustrated in Figure 7-4.

Note: When reassembling the upper front enclosure, lift all three door
handles first.
To verify successful assembly, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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UPPER FRONT ENCLOSURE
FRONT/REAR
ENCLOSURE GASKET (3)
PERIPHERAL
INTERFACE ASSEMBLY
6-32 x 1 1/4
PAN HEAD
SCREW (5)
6-32 x 2 3/4
PAN HEAD
SCREW (2)
#6 FLAT
WASHER (8)
6-32 x 1/2
PAN HEAD
SCREW
LOWER FRONT
ENCLOSURE
MAIN CHASSIS ASSEMBLY
8-32 x 3 1/2
PAN HEAD
SCREW (3)
REAR ENCLOSURE
#8 FLAT WASHER (3)
Figure 7-3.
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8
1
4
6
3
2
9
7
Figure 7-4.
5
Screw Placement Sequence
7.2.7
PERIPHERAL INTERFACE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
CAUTION: Peripheral interface assembly replacement should only be performed after
receiving approval from Hospira.

Note: Replacing the peripheral interface assembly does not change the existing
Biomed settings.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Peripheral Interface
Assembly, Cable, Peripheral #1
Assembly, Cable, Peripheral #2
To replace the peripheral interface assembly, proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the rear enclosure as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Disconnect peripheral cable #1 from the peripheral interface PWA.
5. Disconnect peripheral cable #2 from the peripheral interface PWA.
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6. Depress the retention clip and carefully pull the peripheral interface assembly away
from the infuser.

Note: When removing the peripheral interface assembly, note the placement
guides where the peripheral interface PWA rests.
7. Install the replacement peripheral interface assembly in the exact reverse order
of removal.

Note: Verify the peripheral interface PWA is placed properly between
the guides and fits correctly into the CPU PWA.
8. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
9. Turn on the infuser, and verify completion of the self test.
To verify successful peripheral interface assembly replacement, perform the PVT
in Section 5.3.
7.2.8
PERIPHERAL PWA REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
PWA, Peripheral
To replace a peripheral PWA, see Figure 7-5, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the rear enclosure as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. To replace peripheral PWA #1, disconnect peripheral cable #1, depress the retention
clip, and carefully pull the peripheral PWA away from the infuser. Note the location
of the cable ties and mounts.
5. To replace peripheral PWA #2, disconnect peripheral cable #2, depress the retention
clip, and carefully pull the peripheral PWA away from the infuser. Note the location
of the cable ties and mounts.
6. Replace peripheral PWA #1 and peripheral PWA #2 in the exact reverse order
of removal.

Note: Verify the peripheral PWAs are placed properly between the guides and
fit correctly.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful peripheral PWA replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
PERIPHERAL PWA #2
PERIPHERAL PWA #1
PERIPHERAL CABLE #2
PERIPHERAL CABLE #1
RETENTION CLIPS
PERIPHERAL INTERFACE ASSEMBLY
Figure 7-5.
Peripheral Interface Assembly and Peripheral PWAs
7.2.9
PERIPHERAL COMPONENT REPLACEMENT
Peripheral component replacement includes the replacement of the volume control knob
and the peripheral cover.
To replace peripheral components, see Figure 7-6, then proceed as detailed in the
following sections.
7.2.9.1
VOLUME CONTROL KNOB REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a medium size flat blade screwdriver, an X-acto
knife, and long needle nose pliers.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Volume Control Knob
Cap, Knob
Cover, Knob
To replace the volume control knob, see Figure 7-6, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the peripheral interface assembly as described in Section 7.2.7.
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4. Using the X-acto knife, lift the volume control knob end cap away from the knob,
exposing a flat head screw.
5. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the knob.
6. Using long needle nose pliers, remove the knob cap, knob cover, and volume control
knob.
7. Install the replacement volume control knob in the exact reverse order of removal.
8. Install the peripheral interface assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
9. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
Replacement of the volume control knob is routine maintenance and no verification
procedure is normally required. However, if the infuser may have been damaged during
the procedure, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.9.2
PERIPHERAL COVER REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a #2 Phillips screwdriver, set of nutdrivers,
an X-acto knife, custom nutdriver, and long needle nose pliers.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Cover, Peripheral
Shield, Spring, ESD
Seal, Rectangle
Seal, Round
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Nylon
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Pan Head, Phillips, with Washer
Nut, Hex, Nurse Call Jack
Nut, Hex, 4-40
Washer, Flat, #4, Nylon
To replace the peripheral cover, see Figure 7-6, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the peripheral interface assembly as described in Section 7.2.7.
4. Remove the volume control knob as described in Section 7.2.9.1.
5. Using a 5/16 nutdriver, remove the nut that secures the potentiometer
to the peripheral cover. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the lock washer.
6. Using the custom nutdriver, remove the hex nut that secures the nurse call jack
to the peripheral cover.
7. Inspect the rectangle seal and round seals and replace, if required.
8. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the peripheral
interface PWA to the cover.

Note: Note the position of the two hex nuts installed in the PWA mounting
brackets located on the peripheral cover. Retain the nuts for re-assembly.
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9. Using a 3/16 nutdriver, remove the screws from the DataPort connector.
10. Inspect the ESD spring and replace, if required.
11. Install the replacement peripheral cover in the exact reverse order of removal.
12. Install the volume control knob and nurse call jack nut in the exact reverse order
of removal.
13. Install the peripheral interface assembly as described in Section 7.2.7.
14. Reinstall the batteries, and connect the device to AC power.
15. Turn on the infuser, and verify completion of the self test.
To verify successful peripheral cover replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
PERIPHERAL COVER
4-40 HEX NUT (4)
FLAT
WASHER (2)
ESD SPRING
4-40 x 3/8
HEX SCREW (2)
POTENTIOMETER
ROUND SEAL (2)
KNOB COVER
KNOB CAP
VOLUME
CONTROL KNOB
RECTANGLE
SEAL
NURSE CALL
JACK NUT
PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PWA
4-40 x 3/8
PAN HEAD
SCREW (2)
Figure 7-6.
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7.2.10
FRONT/REAR ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is needle nose pliers.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Gasket, Front/Rear Enclosure

Note: Clean and remove any foreign matter on the replacement gasket
or in the spaces where the replacement gasket is to be installed.
To replace a front/rear enclosure gasket, see Figure 7-3, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the front/rear enclosure gasket from the upper
front enclosure (see Figure 7-3).
5. Install the replacement front/rear gasket in the exact reverse order of removal.
6. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful front/rear enclosure gasket replacement, perform the PVT
in Section 5.3.
7.2.11
LOWER FRONT ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT
Lower front enclosure gasket replacement includes the replacement of the following:
- EMI D-shape gaskets
- Keypad gaskets
- Top seal gaskets
To replace the lower front enclosure gaskets see Figure 7-7, then proceed as detailed
in the following sections.
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LOWER FRONT ENCLOSURE
TOP SEAL GASKET (3)
KEYPAD GASKET (3)
EMI D-SHAPE GASKET (4)
Figure 7-7.
Lower Front Enclosure Gaskets
7.2.11.1
EMI GASKET REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is needle nose pliers.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Gasket, EMI, D-Shape, 6.62 in.
Gasket, EMI, D-Shape, 13 in.
To replace an EMI gasket, see Figure 7-7, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the EMI D-shape gasket.

Note: Clean and remove any foreign matter on the replacement gasket
or in the space where the replacement gasket is to be installed.
5. Remove the backing from the replacement EMI gasket to expose the adhesive
and press the gasket into place on the lower front enclosure.
6. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful EMI gasket replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.11.2
KEYPAD GASKET REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is needle nose pliers.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Gasket, Keypad
To replace a keypad gasket, see Figure 7-7, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the keypad gasket.

Note: Clean and remove any foreign matter on the replacement gasket
or in the space where the replacement gasket is to be installed.
5. Install the replacement keypad gasket in the gasket grooves. The gasket gap created
by the ends of the gasket must be placed at the top of the keypad window.
6. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful keypad gasket replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.11.3
TOP SEAL GASKET REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is an X-acto knife.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Gasket, Top Seal
To replace a top seal gasket, see Figure 7-7, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
3. Using the X-acto knife, remove the top seal gasket.
4. Using a light solvent, clean the area of all foreign matter.
5. Remove the backing from the replacement top seal gasket to expose the adhesive
and press the gasket into place on the lower front enclosure.
6. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful top seal gasket replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.12
REAR ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY COMPONENT
REPLACEMENT
Rear enclosure assembly component replacement includes replacement of the following:
- Rear enclosure gaskets
- Pole clamp assembly, backing plate, and insulator
- Equipotential terminal
- Internal AC power cord
- AC connector
- Fuses
To replace the rear enclosure assembly components, see Figure 7-8 and Figure 7-9,
then proceed as detailed in the following sections.
REAR ENCLOSURE
POLE CLAMP
ASSEMBLY
EQUIPOTENTIAL TERMINAL
4-40 x 3/8 FLAT HEAD
SCREW (2)
1.6 A FUSE (2)
AC CONNECTOR
FUSE DRAWER
6-32 x 1/2 PAN HEAD
SCREW (2)
Figure 7-8.
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#6 LOCK WASHER (2)
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Figure 7-9.
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7.2.12.1
POLE CLAMP ASSEMBLY AND BACKING PLATE REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a set of nutdrivers and a medium size flat blade
screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Pole Clamp
Plate, Backing, Pole Clamp
Tape, Insulation
Wire, Ground, Pole Clamp
Terminal, Equipotential
Screw, 10-32 x 1/2, Hex Head, Slotted
Nut, Hex, 6-32
Nut, Hex, 10 mm
To replace the pole clamp assembly and backing plate, see Figure 7-8 and Figure 7-9,
then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure and rear enclosure as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using a 5/16 nutdriver, remove the nuts that secure the ground wire to the backing
plate.
5. Using a 10 mm nutdriver, remove the nuts and washers that secure the ground
wire to the equipotential terminal.
6. Inspect the ground wire and equipotential terminal and replace, if required.
7. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the pole clamp
assembly and backing plate, and remove the pole clamp and backing plate
from the rear enclosure.
8. Install the replacement pole clamp assembly and backing plate, using the screws
that were removed in step 7.
9. Completely cover the pole clamp backing plate with insulation tape. Press firmly
to adhere the insulation tape to the backing plate.
CAUTION: Assure the insulation tape covers the entire backing plate. If the backing plate is
exposed, the power supply PWA may be damaged when power is applied to the infuser.
10. Secure the ground wire to the backing plate and equipotential terminal.
11. Join the front enclosure and rear enclosure in the exact reverse order of separation.
12. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful pole clamp assembly and backing plate replacement, perform the PVT
in Section 5.3.
7.2.12.2
INTERNAL AC POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a medium size flat blade screwdriver,
needle nose pliers, and a set of nutdrivers.
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Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Cord, Internal, AC Power
Clamp, Internal Power Cord
Wire, Ground, AC Power
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Slotted
Washer, Flat, 1/4
Washer, Lock, 1/4
To replace the internal AC power cord, see Figure 7-9, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front and rear enclosures as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screws from the internal power cord
clamp.
5. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the wires from the AC connector.
6. Using a 10 mm nutdriver, remove the hex nuts and washers that secure the AC
ground wire to the equipotential terminal.
7. Inspect the ground wire and replace, if required.
8. Install the replacement internal AC power cord in the exact reverse order of removal.
9. Join the front enclosure and rear enclosure in the exact reverse order of separation.
10. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful internal AC power cord replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.12.3
AC CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are needle nose pliers and a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Connector, AC
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Flat Head, Phillips
To replace the AC connector, see Figure 7-8, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the rear
in Section 7.2.6.
enclosure
and
main
chassis
assembly
as
described
4. Remove the AC power cord retainer and AC power cord as described in
Section 7.2.5.
5. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the internal power cord wires and the AC
ground wire from the AC connector.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the AC connector
to the rear enclosure.
7. Install the replacement AC connector in the exact reverse order of removal.
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8. Join the rear enclosure and main chassis assembly in the exact reverse order
of separation.
9. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful AC connector replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.12.4
FUSE REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a #2 Phillips screwdriver and a small flat blade
screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Fuse, 1.6 A, 250 V
Drawer, Fuse
To replace the fuses, see Figure 7-8, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the rear
in Section 7.2.6.
enclosure
and
main
chassis
assembly
as
described
4. Remove the power cord retainer and power cord as described in Section 7.2.5.
5. Locate the fuse drawer directly below the AC power receptacle. Insert the flat blade
screwdriver between the right locking tab of the fuse drawer and the AC connector
housing. Press the tab toward the center of the fuse drawer to release it.
Verify the fuse drawer moves slightly outward.
6. Repeat step 5 to release the left locking tab. Grasp both locking tabs and remove
the fuse drawer from the AC connector.
7. Inspect the fuse drawer and replace, if required.
CAUTION: Confirm the replacement fuse rating is identical to the rating indicated on the
fuse drawer.
8. Remove the fuses and replace with approved fuses only (see Section 8). Do not use
any other fuse types.
9. Insert the fuse drawer into the receptacle, then press the fuse drawer into
the AC connector until it clicks into position.
10. Reinstall the power cord retainer and power cord in the exact reverse order
of disassembly.
11. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful fuse replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.12.5
REAR ENCLOSURE GASKET REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is needle nose pliers.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Gasket, Rear Enclosure, 20 13/16
Gasket, Rear Enclosure, 45 7/8
To replace a rear enclosure gasket, see Figure 7-9, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the rear
in Section 7.2.6.
enclosure
and
main
chassis
assembly
as
described
4. Using the needle nose pliers, remove the rear enclosure gasket.

Note: Clean and remove any foreign matter on the replacement gasket or in
the space where the replacement gasket is to be installed.
5. Install the replacement rear enclosure gasket by pressing it into the gasket channel.
6. Join the front enclosure and rear enclosure in the exact reverse order of separation.
7. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful rear enclosure gasket replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.13
MINIPOLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
The minipole assembly is an accessory that attaches to the infuser through two holes
in the pole clamp extrusion and is held in place by a cotter ring. The cotter ring passes
through a hole near the end of the longer of the two vertical rods on the bag hanger,
and prevents the removal of the minipole from the holes in the pole clamp.
The recommended tool for this procedure is needle nose pliers.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Minipole
Ring, Cotter
To replace the minipole assembly, see Figure 7-10, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Place the infuser face down on a soft surface.
3. Grasp the cotter ring and twist, rotate, and remove the cotter ring from the rod hole.
4. Remove the bag hanger from the pole clamp rod holes, and remove the minipole.
5. Install the replacement minipole assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
Replacement of the minipole assembly is routine maintenance and no verification
procedure is normally required. However, if the infuser may have been damaged during
the procedure perform the PVT as described in Section 5.3.
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CLUTCH HOUSING
CLUTCH SPRING
BAG HANGER
COTTER RING
Figure 7-10.
Minipole Assembly
7.2.14
MAIN CHASSIS ASSEMBLY COMPONENT
REPLACEMENT
Main chassis assembly component replacement includes replacement of the following:
- Power supply PWA
- Mechanism assembly
- Keypad
- Cassette door
- Display
- Fluid shield
- CPU PWA
- Opener handle
- Piezo alarm
To replace the main chassis assembly components, see Figure 7-11, then proceed
as detailed in the following sections.
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MECHANISM/CHASSIS BUMPER (6)
MECHANISM ASSEMBLY (3)
6-32 x 1/2
HEX HEAD
SCREW (9)
INSULATION TAPE (3)
UPPER
CHASSIS
KEYPAD (3)
CPU/DRIVER
CABLE (3)
4-24 x 1/4
PAN HEAD
SCREW (3)
4-40 x 3/16
HEX HEAD
SCREW (12)
LOWER
CHASSIS
DISPLAY ASSEMBLY (3)
Figure 7-11.
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4-40 x 3/8 HEX HEAD SCREW (6)
PIEZO ALARM (3)
CPU/DRIVER CABLE (3)
INSULATION TAPE (3)
POWER SUPPLY/
BATTERY CABLE (3)
MOTOR POWER
CABLE (3)
PERIPHERAL PWA (2)
POWER SUPPLY (3)
PERIPHERAL
CABLE #2
4-40 x 1/4
HEX HEAD SCREW (3)
CPU PWA (3)
PERIPHERAL INTERFACE PWA
PERIPHERAL
CABLE #1
Figure 7-11.
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7.2.14.1
POWER SUPPLY PWA REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a medium size flat blade screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
PWA, Power Supply
Assembly, Cable, Power Supply/Battery
To replace a power supply PWA, see Figure 7-11 (2 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the rear enclosure from the main chassis as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Disconnect the battery cable from the power supply PWA.
5. Disconnect the peripheral cables from the peripheral PWAs.
6. Remove the power supply PWA by pressing down on the finger tab at the bottom
front of the power supply PWA. Slide the power supply PWA away from the CPU PWA.
7. Install the replacement power supply PWA in the exact reverse order of removal.


Note: Verify the replacement power supply PWA connects to the CPU PWA
correctly to avoid misalignment.
Note: If an alarm sounds, press [ON/OFF] to deactivate the alarm.
8. Join the rear enclosure and main chassis assembly in the exact reverse order
of separation.
9. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful power supply PWA replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.14.2
KEYPAD REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a #2 Phillips screwdriver, medium size flat blade
screwdriver, and an X-acto knife.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Keypad
Tape, Insulation
Screw, 4-24 x 1/4, Pan Head, Phillips
To replace a keypad, see Figure 7-11 (1 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Disconnect the keypad cable from the CPU PWA.
5. Using the X-acto knife, lift the white insulation tape that secures the grounding tab
to the main chassis.
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6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the keypad
and display to the lower main chassis.
7. Carefully disconnect the flex ribbon cable from the display by pushing the connector
locking tabs down.
8. Using the flat blade screwdriver, separate the keypad and display by removing
the screws that secure the keypad to the display.
9. Install the replacement keypad in the exact reverse order of removal.
10. Install the keypad and display in the exact reverse order of removal.
11. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
12. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful keypad replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.14.3
DISPLAY ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a #2 Phillips screwdriver and a medium size
flat blade screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Display
Screw, 4-40 x 3/16, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
To replace a display assembly, see Figure 7-11 (1 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Remove the keypad as described in Section 7.2.14.2.
5. Disconnect the display cable from the CPU PWA and remove the display.
6. Install the replacement display in the exact reverse order of removal.
7. Reassemble the keypad and display assembly.
8. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
9. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful display assembly replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.14.4
CPU/DRIVER CABLE REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is an X-acto knife.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Cable, CPU/Driver
Tape, Ferrite
Tape, Insulation
To replace a CPU/driver cable, see Figure 7-11 (1 of 2), Figure 7-12, and Figure 7-13,
then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Remove the peripheral interface PWA as described in Section 7.2.7.
5. Remove the peripheral PWAs as described in Section 7.2.8.
6. Remove the power supply PWA as described in Section 7.2.14.1.
7. Disconnect the CPU/driver cable from the mechanism assembly.
8. Remove the insulating tape that secures the CPU/driver cable and ferrite
to the center tab (see Figure 7-13).
9. Remove both ends of ferrite tape from the center tab. Cut off the adhesive strip
on one side of the ferrite tape and pull through the ferrite (see Figure 7-13).
10. Remove the CPU/driver cable from the center tab.
11. Remove the CPU PWA as described in Section 7.2.14.6.
12. Disconnect the CPU/driver cable from the CPU PWA.
13. Insert ferrite tape through the ferrite of the replacement CPU/driver cable. Assure
the adhesive side is facing away from the cable.
14. Position the ferrite between the two line marks on the cable.
15. Route the cable around the tabs as shown in Figure 7-12. Assure the pin 1 stripe
of the cable faces the front of the infuser. Ferrite should be on the left side
of the center tab and between the cable markings.
16. Remove the backing to expose the adhesive and apply both ends of tape completely
to the surface of the center tab (see Figure 7-13).
17. Wrap insulation tape around the ferrite and center tab (see Figure 7-13).
18. Connect the CPU/driver cable to the mechanism assembly.
19. Reassemble the infuser in the exact reverse order of disassembly.
20. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful CPU/driver cable replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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TOP TAB
CABLE
CENTER TAB
FERRITE
LOWER TAB
Figure 7-12.
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FERRITE
INSULATION TAPE
Figure 7-13.
Ferrite Tape Positioning (1 of 2)
FERRITE
CENTER TAB
TAPE
Figure 7-13.
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7.2.14.5
MOTOR POWER CABLE REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a medium size flat blade screwdriver.
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Assembly, Cable, Motor Power
To replace a motor power cable, see Figure 7-11 (2 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Disconnect the motor power cable from the CPU PWA.
5. Remove the mechanism assembly as described in Section 7.2.14.8.
6. Disconnect the motor power cable from the mechanism assembly.
7. Install the replacement motor power cable in the exact reverse order of removal.
8. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
9. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful motor power cable replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.14.6
CPU PWA REPLACEMENT
Recommended tools for this procedure are a medium size flat blade screwdriver
and #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
PWA, CPU
Screw, 4-40 x 1/4, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
To replace a CPU PWA, see Figure 7-11 (2 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Remove the peripheral interface assembly as described in Section 7.2.7.
5. Remove the peripheral PWAs as described in Section 7.2.8.
6. Remove the power supply PWA as described in Section 7.2.14.1.
7. Disconnect the keypad ribbon cable from the CPU PWA.
8. Disconnect the display cable from the CPU PWA.
9. Disconnect the CPU/driver cable from the mechanism assembly.
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10. Disconnect the piezo alarm cable from the CPU PWA.
11. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw from the bottom of the lower main
chassis assembly.
12. Slide the CPU PWA out of the main chassis until J5 on the CPU PWA is accessible.
13. Using the flat blade screwdriver, release the locking tabs that secure the flex cable
to the CPU PWA.
14. Install the replacement CPU PWA in the exact reverse order of removal.
15. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
16. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful CPU PWA replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
7.2.14.7
PIEZO ALARM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a medium size flat blade screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Piezo Alarm
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
To replace a piezo alarm assembly, see Figure 7-11 (2 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Using the flat blade screwdriver, separate the upper and lower main chassis
assemblies by removing the screws from the upper main chassis.
5. Expose the piezo alarm by lifting the upper main chassis. Place the chassis
on the work surface.
6. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the piezo alarm
to the lower main chassis assembly.
7. Disconnect the piezo alarm cable from the CPU PWA.

Note: When installing, route the piezo alarm cable above the CPU/driver cable.
8. Install the replacement piezo alarm assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
9. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
10. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful piezo alarm assembly replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.14.8
MECHANISM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT

Note: Replacing the mechanism changes the biomed settings to those stored
in the replacement mechanism assembly.
Recommended tools for this procedure are a medium size flat blade screwdriver
and #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Mechanism
Bumper, Mechanism/Chassis
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
To replace a mechanism assembly, see Figure 7-11 (2 of 2), then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Disconnect the CPU/driver cable from the mechanism assembly.
5. Disconnect the motor power cable from the power supply PWA.
6. Using the flat blade screwdriver, separate the upper and lower main chassis
assemblies by removing the screws from the upper main chassis.
7. Lift the upper main chassis assembly and place it on the work surface.
8. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the mechanism
assembly to the upper main chassis assembly. Slide the mechanism assembly away
from the main chassis assembly.
9. Disconnect the motor power cable from the mechanism assembly.
10. Inspect the mechanism/chassis bumpers and replace, if required.
11. Install the replacement mechanism assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
12. Join the upper and lower main chassis assembly in the exact reverse order
of separation.
13. Using fingers, tighten the remaining front screws.
14. Using the nutdriver, tighten the remaining front screws another 1/4 to 3/8 turn.
15. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
16. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful mechanism assembly replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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7.2.14.8.1
ENTER THE SERIAL NUMBER
After the mechanism assembly has been replaced, the device serial number must be
entered.
To enter the serial number:
1. Press the [ON/OFF] key to turn on the device and view the setup screen and prompt
for the device serial number.
2. In the SETUP screen, enter the serial number of the infuser. The serial number is
found on the Product Identification Label (see Figure 5-1).
Increment the serial number entry for each infuser. For example, if an infuser serial
number is 15541001, Line 1 serial number is 15541001, Line 2 is 15541002, and
Line 3 is 15541003.
Press [ENTER].
3. Turn off the device. After the device is completely turned off, turn it back on.
4. Go to the BIOMED SETTINGS screen and verify that the correct serial number has
been entered.
7.2.14.9
MECHANISM CHASSIS GASKET TAPE INSTALLATION

Note: Installation of gasket tape to cover the opening on the mechanism
chassis helps protect the Switch PWA from being exposed to fluid ingress.
The required tool for this procedure is the Hospira alignment fixture (P/N 519-97225-001).
The replacement part for this procedure is:
Tape, Gasket
To install the gasket tape on the mechanism chassis, see Figure 7-14, and proceed
as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the battery as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Remove the mechanism assembly as described in Section 7.2.12.6.
4. Clean and dry the location on the mechanism chassis surface where the gasket
tape will be installed.
5. Place the alignment fixture on the mechanism chassis.
6. Remove the small liner from the gasket tape.
7. Hold the alignment fixture in place and align the two edges of the gasket tape against
the fixture, then partially attach the gasket tape to the chassis.
8. Remove the fixture from the chassis, remove the large liner from the gasket tape,
and attach the gasket tape. Ensure the gasket tape is secure and that it does not
protrude beyond the chassis.
9. Reinstall the mechanism.
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To verify successful mechanism chassis gasket tape installation, perform the PVT
in Section 5.3.
ALIGNMENT FIXTURE
GASKET ALIGNMENT
GASKET TAPE
LOCATION
Figure 7-14.
Installing the Mechanism Chassis Gasket Tape
7.2.14.10
CASSETTE DOOR AND FLUID SHIELD REPLACEMENT
WARNING: UNRESTRICTED FLOW MAY BE LIFE-THREATENING.
CAUTION: To ensure that the fluid shield tab does not obstruct or unseat the regulator closer,
the fluid shield tab must be visually inspected.
If the fluid shield tab is bent, contact Hospira for a fluid shield assembly replacement.
Recommended tools for this procedure are a medium size flat-blade screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Cassette Door
Assembly, Fluid Shield
Cap, Door Pivot
Spring, Extension
Gasket, .72 in.
Gasket, 1.09 in.
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
To replace the cassette door and fluid shield, see Figure 7-18 and Figure 7-19, then
proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Remove the mechanism assembly as described in Section 7.2.14.8.
5. Using the flat blade screwdriver, remove the screw that secures the door pivot cap
to the mechanism assembly.
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6. Disengage the cassette door from the opener handle assembly and remove the door.
7. Disengage the clips on the back side of the fluid shield that retain the upper portion
of the fluid shield to the mechanism assembly.
8. Lift the locking pins to release the fluid shield/driver flex connector, and disconnect
the flex connector from the driver PWA.
9. Pull the shield away from the top of the mechanism assembly at an approximate
15 degree angle. Pull the shield up and away, clearing the mechanism assembly
pins and plunger. Note the location of the gaskets (see Figure 7-18).
10. Inspect and replace the fluid shield gaskets, if required.
fluidNote:
If gasket tape is not present, it must be installed before replacing the
shield (see Figure 7-14).
A+3.Note: Fluid shield gaskets may not be present in older versions of the Plum
11. If the feeler gauge test fails during the preventive maintenance inspection
(see Section 5.2.5), clean and reinstall the fluid shield, and retest with the feeler
gauge. Replace the fluid shield if the retest fails.
12. Ensure that the regulator closer is seated properly (see Section 6.4.1).
If the fluid shield tab is bent or damaged, the regulator closer cannot be seated
properly and may cause unrestricted flow (see Section 6.4.1). When this occurs,
replace the fluid shield assembly.
If the regulator closer is disengaged or not seated properly, discontinue use and
contact Hospira.
13. Inspect the fluid shield tab and ensure that it is not bent or damaged
(see Figure 7-15).
If the fluid shield tab is bent or damaged (see Figure 7-15), replace the fluid shield
assembly.
CAUTION: If the fluid shield tab is damaged, snapping the fluid shield assembly in place may
unseat the regulator closer, which may result in unrestricted flow.
Do not attempt to fix the fluid shield tab. Replace the entire fluid shield assembly.
Figure 7-15.
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14. Align the mechanism assembly pins, then install the replacement fluid shield
in the exact reverse order of removal.
CAUTION: If the fluid shield assembly is misaligned, snapping the fluid shield assembly in
place may unseat the regulator closer, which may result in unrestricted flow.
CAUTION: Use extreme caution when aligning the mechanism assembly pins and installing
the replacement fluid shield.
15. Ensure that the fluid shield tab is aligned during installation of the fluid shield
assembly. Figure 7-16 shows the fluid shield tab that can be seen before the fluid
shield is fully seated (left) and once the assembly is seated (right).
Figure 7-16.
Normal Fluid Shield Tab Before and After Assembly is Seated
16. Once the fluid shield assembly is installed, the aligned fluid shield tab is visible
from the open corner of the mechanism assembly (see Figure 7-17).
Continue replacement of the cassette door.
17. If the fluid shield tab is not visible from the open corner of the mechanism assembly
or if the fluid shield tab appears bent (see Figure 7-17), then the fluid shield tab
may be bent or damaged and the regulator closer may be unseated.
CAUTION: This inspection of the fluid shield tab is an indirect method to verify that the
regulator closer has not become unseated during installation of the fluid shield assembly. The
only way to fully verify that the regulator closer is seated correctly is by direct visual inspection
of the regulator closer (see Section 6.4.1).
Remove the fluid shield assembly and inspect the fluid shield tab. Inspect the
regulator closer (see Section 6.4.1) to ensure that it is seated properly. If the
regulator closer is seated properly and if fluid shield tab is damaged, replace the
fluid shield assembly.
If the regulator closer is not seated properly, discontinue use and contact Hospira.
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Normal Tab
Figure 7-17.
Bent Tab
Close-up Views of Normal (left) and Bent (right) Fluid Shield Tab
18. Install the replacement cassette door in the exact reverse order of removal.
19. Replace the mechanism assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
20. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
21. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify correct cassette door and fluid shield replacement, perform the PVT in
Section 5.3.
CAUTION: The Unrestricted Flow Test in Section 5.3.5 of the PVT is not a direct method to
verify correct seating of the regulator closer. A pump with an unseated regulator closer may
pass the Unrestricted Flow Test.
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15
MECHANISM
ASSEMBLY
GASKET, .72 IN. (2)
FLUID SHIELD
GASKET, 1.09 IN.
CASSETTE DOOR
Figure 7-18.
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FLEX
CONNECTOR
TORSION
SPRING
RETAINING
RING
MECHANISM
ASSEMBLY
CASSETTE DOOR
OPENER
HANDLE
4-40 x 3/8
HEX HEAD
SCREW
WITH WASHER
3/32 PUSH-ON
RETAINING RING
DOOR PIVOT CAP
Figure 7-19.
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7.2.14.11
OPENER HANDLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
The recommended tool for this procedure is a medium size flat blade screwdriver.
Replacement parts for this procedure are:
Assembly, Opener Handle
Link, Door
Ring, Retaining, Push-On
To replace the opener handle assembly, see Figure 7-19, then proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the infuser, and disconnect the device from AC power.
2. Remove the batteries as described in Section 7.2.4.
3. Separate the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly
as described in Section 7.2.6.
4. Remove the mechanism assembly as described in Section 7.2.14.8.
5. Open the cassette door. Disengage and fully open the cassette door from the opener
handle assembly.
6. Close the opener handle assembly.
7. Remove and inspect the retaining ring and replace, if required.
8. Remove and inspect the door link and replace, if required.
9. Insert the flat blade screwdriver between the opener handle
and the mechanism assembly. Carefully pry the assemblies apart.

assembly
Note: The torsion spring may fall free.
10. Install the replacement opener handle assembly in the exact reverse order
of removal. Confirm the opener handle is aligned properly.
11. Replace the mechanism assembly in the exact reverse order of removal.
12. Join the front enclosure, rear enclosure, and main chassis assembly in the exact
reverse order of separation.
13. Reinstall the batteries and connect the infuser to AC power.
To verify successful opener handle assembly replacement, perform the PVT in Section 5.3.
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SPECIFICATIONS
The following specifications apply to the Plum A+3 infusion system.
PHYSICAL
Dimensions: Approximately 19 H x 15 W x 14 D inches
(excluding pole clamp and power cord storage)
Weight: Approximately 28 lbs (with batteries)
Casing: High-impact plastic
Expected Service Life*: 10 years
ELECTRICAL
Power Requirements: 95-132 VAC; 47-62 Hz; 90 W
Power Cord: Hospital-grade AC cord; 10 feet;
with transparent plug and retainer plate
Fuses: 0.5 A, 250 VAC
Battery: Three; sealed lead-acid; rechargeable; 6 V; internal
Battery Operation: A fully charged new battery provides approximately three
hours of operation at 125 mL/hr or less, or delivers 250 mL
if > 126 mL/hr.
Operation time is measured from initial pumping
to the Depleted Battery alarm.
Recharge: The battery charges whenever the infuser is connected
to AC power.
If the infuser is operating at 125 mL/hr on one line, a full
recharge takes less than six hours.
Self-Discharge: 50 % of charge is retained for a minimum of one month when
the infuser is not connected to AC power or is not operating.
Nurse Call System: Default: Normally open (NO)
Contact Hospira to make an internal adjustment to change
the device from normally open (NO) to normally closed (NC).
* For only Plum A+3 infusion systems manufactured after August 1, 2013
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ENVIRONMENT
Operating: 41 to 104 F (5 to 40 C); 10 % to 90 % relative humidity
Transporting and Storage: -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C); 10 % to 90 % relative humidity
Atmospheric Pressure: 0 - 10,000 feet (0 - 3000 meters)
or equivalent atmospheric pressure
Relative Humidity: 10 - 90 % (104 F max)
DELIVERY RATE RANGE
Lines A and B: 0.1 to 99.9 mL/hr (in 0.1 mL/hr increments)
100 to 999 mL/hr (in 1 mL/hr increments)
Concurrent Delivery: 0.5 mL/hr minimum for each line
PlumSet: 500 mL/hr cumulative (A+B) maximum
KVO: 1.0 mL/hr or the last primary delivery rate, whichever is less
VTBI RANGE: 0.1 to 99.9 mL (in 0.1 mL/hr increments)
100 to 9999 mL (in 1 mL/hr increments)
OCCLUSION ALARM AND
LIMITS
Distal: The distal occlusion alarm sounds after the distal tubing
or set outlet fitting becomes occluded.
Proximal: The proximal occlusion alarm sounds within three pumping
cycles when the tubing proximal to the cassette becomes
occluded.
Distal Pressure Limit (Without
Alarm): 1 to 15 psi; maximum pressure limit is user-selectable;
factory setting is 6 psi
Maximum Infusion Pressure: 20 psi
AIR-IN-LINE ALARM
PlumSet (Distal): Bolus: 0.1 mL of air or larger
Cumulative: 0.25 mL of air out of 4.9 mL of fluid
PlumSet (Proximal): Bolus at 0.5 mL, total 1.0 mL (0.5 mL concurrent)
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DRAWINGS
Figure 9-1 through Figure 9-10 show the Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) and assembly
drawings. Table 9-1 lists drawings by figure number and title. Table 9-2 identifies parts
by index numbers which correlate to Figure 9-1.
Drawings in Section 9 are provided as information only, and may not exactly reflect current
product configuration.
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PWA drawings are available from Hospira upon request.
Table 9-1.
Drawings
Figure Number
Title
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Illustrated Parts Breakdown (2 sheets)
9-2
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9-3
Front Enclosure Assemblies
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9-5
Peripheral Interface Assembly
9-6
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9-7
CPU PWA, Display, and Keypad
9-8
CPU PWA and Main Chassis
9-9
AC Power Cord, Retainer, Batteries, and Minipole
9-10
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Table 9-2.
Index
Number
IPB for the Infuser
Nomenclature
Replacement
Procedure
1
Enclosure, Rear
Section 7.2.6
2
Enclosure, Lower Front
Section 7.2.6
3
Enclosure, Upper Front
Section 7.2.6
4
Assembly, Main Chassis
Section 7.2.6
5
Chassis, Lower
Section 7.2.6
6
Chassis, Upper
Section 7.2.6
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Index
Number
IPB for the Infuser
Nomenclature
Replacement
Procedure
7
PWA, Power Supply
Section 7.2.14.1
8
Assembly, Mechanism
Section 7.2.14.8
9
Assembly, Fluid Shield
Section 7.2.14.10
10
Assembly, Opener Handle
Section 7.2.14.11
11
Assembly, Cassette Door
Section 7.2.14.10
12
PWA, Peripheral
Section 7.2.8
13
Assembly, Peripheral Interface
Section 7.2.7
14
Cover, Peripheral
Section 7.2.9.2
15
Shield, Spring, ESD
Section 7.2.9.2
16
Assembly, Keypad
Section 7.2.14.2
17
Assembly, Display
Section 7.2.14.3
18
PWA, CPU
Section 7.2.14.6
19
Bumper, Mechanism/Chassis
Section 7.2.14.8
20
Pad, Rubber Foot
Section 7.2.3
21
Link, Door
Section 7.2.14.11
22
Spring, Extension
Section 7.2.14.10
23
Cordset, AC Power, Hospital Grade, Detachable
Section 7.2.5
24
Retainer, Power Cord
Section 7.2.5
25
Strap, Velcro, 1 3/4 in. x 10 in., Black
Section 7.2.5
26
Plate, Backing, Pole Clamp
Section 7.2.12.1
27
Assembly, Pole Clamp
Section 7.2.12.1
28
Wire, Ground, Pole Clamp
Section 7.2.12.1
29
Cord, AC Power, Internal
Section 7.2.12.2
30
Clamp, Internal AC Power Cord
Section 7.2.12.2
31
Assembly, Cable, Motor Power
Section 7.2.14.5
32
Assembly, Cable, Power Supply/Battery
Section 7.2.14.1
33
Wire, Ground, AC Power
Section 7.2.12.2
34
Assembly, Volume Control Knob, Gray
Section 7.2.9.1
35
Cap, Knob
Section 7.2.9.1
36
Cover, Knob
Section 7.2.9.1
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Index
Number
IPB for the Infuser
Nomenclature
Replacement
Procedure
37
Assembly, Minipole
A: Hanger, Bag
B: Housing, Clutch
C: Ring, Cotter
D: Spring, Clutch
Section 7.2.13
38
Assembly, Cable, Peripheral #2
Section 7.2.7
39
Assembly, Cable, Peripheral #1
Section 7.2.7
40
Assembly, Cable, CPU/Driver
Section 7.2.14.4
41
Assembly, Piezo Alarm
Section 7.2.14.7
42
Battery
Section 7.2.4
43
Assembly, Wire Harness, Battery
Section 7.2.4
44
Door, Battery
Section 7.2.4
45
Pad, Battery Door
Section 7.2.4
46
Tape, Insulation
Section 7.2.14.4
47
Tape, Ferrite
Section 7.2.14.4
48
Gasket, EMI, D-Shape, 6.62 in.
Section 7.2.11.1
49
Gasket, EMI, D-Shape, 13.0 in.
Section 7.2.11.1
50
Gasket, Front/Rear Enclosure
Section 7.2.10
51
Gasket, Rear Enclosure, 45 7/8 L
Section 7.2.12.5
52
Gasket, Rear Enclosure, 20 13/16 L
Section 7.2.12.5
53
Gasket, Keypad
Section 7.2.11.2
54
Gasket, Top Seal
Section 7.2.11.3
55
Cap, Door Pivot
Section 7.2.14.10
56
Connector, AC
Section 7.2.12.3
57
Drawer, Fuse
Section 7.2.12.4
58
Fuse, 1.6 A, 250 V
Section 7.2.12.4
59
Terminal, Equipotential
Section 7.2.12.1
60
Seal, Round
Section 7.2.9.2
61
Seal, Rectangle
Section 7.2.9.2
62
Mount, Cable Tie
Section 7.2.11
63
Tie, Cable
Section 7.2.11
64
Ring, Retaining, Push-On
Section 7.2.4
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Table 9-2.
Index
Number
IPB for the Infuser
Nomenclature
Replacement
Procedure
65
Screw, 4-24 x 1/4, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
As applicable
66
Screw, 4-40 x 1/4, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
As applicable
67
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
As applicable
68
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Nylon
Section 7.2.9.2
69
Screw, 4-40 x 3/8, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
As applicable
70
Screw, 4-40 x 3/16, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
As applicable
71
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
As applicable
72
Screw, 6-32 x 1 1/4, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
As applicable
73
Screw, 6-32 x 1/2, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
As applicable
74
Screw, 10-32 x 1/2, Hex Head, Slotted, with Washer
Section 7.2.12.1
75
Screw, 6-32 x 2 3/4, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
Section 7.2.6
76
Screw, 8-32 x 3 1/2, Pan Head, Phillips, SS
Section 7.2.6
77
Washer, Flat, 1/4, SS
As applicable
78
Washer, Flat, #6, SS
As applicable
79
Washer, Flat, #8, SS
As applicable
80
Washer, Flat, .128, Nylon
Section 7.2.9.2
81
Washer, Lock, Split, #6
As applicable
82
Washer, Lock, 1/4, .025 Thk., Internal Tooth
As applicable
83
Nut, Hex, 4-40
As applicable
84
Nut, Hex, 10 mm
Section 7.2.12.1
85
Nut, Hex, 6-32
As applicable
86
Nut, Hex, Nurse Call Jack
Section 7.2.9.2
87
Tape, Gasket
Section 7.2.14.9
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USE OF THE INFUSION SYSTEM
IN ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS
The Plum A+3 Infusion System is intended for use in the electromagnetic
environment specified in Table A-1, Table A-2, Table A-3, and Table A-4. The user of
the infusion system should assure that it is used only in the appropriate environment.
ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSIONS
Table A-1 details electromagnetic emissions compliance and guidance.
Table A-1.
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration - Electromagnetic Emissions
Emissions Test
Compliance
RF Emissions
CISPR11
Class B
Harmonic Emissions
IEC 61000-3-2
Class B
Voltage Fluctuations/
Flicker Emissions
IEC 61000-3-3
Complies
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Electromagnetic Enforcement - Guidance
The infusion system is suitable for use in all establishments,
including domestic establishments and those directly
connected to the public low voltage power supply network
that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes
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ELECTROMAGNETIC IMMUNITY
Table A-2 details guidance for the electromagnetic environment.
Table A-2.
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration - Electromagnetic Immunity
Immunity
Test
IEC 60601
Test Level
Compliance
Level
Electromagnetic
Environment
Guidance
Electrostatic
Discharge7 (ESD)
IEC 61000-4-2
±6 kV Contact
±8 kV Air
±8 kV Contact
±15 kV Air
Floors should be
wood, concrete,
or ceramic tile
If floors are covered
with synthetic
material, relative
humidity should
be at least 30%
Electrical Fast
Transient/Burst
IEC 61000-4-4
±2 kV for power supply lines
±1 kV for input/output lines
±2 kV for power supply lines
±1 kV for input/output lines
Surge
IEC 61000-4-5
±1 kV differential mode
±2 kV common mode
±1 kV differential mode
±2 kV common mode
Mains power quality
should be that of a
typical commercial
or hospital
environment
Voltage Dips,
Short Interruptions,
and Voltage
Variations on
Power Supply
Input Lines
IEC 61000-4-11
<5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur)
for 0.5 cycle
40% Ur (60% dip in Ur)
for 5 cycles
70% Ur (30% dip in Ur)
for 25 cycles
5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur)
for 5 seconds
<5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur)
for 0.5 cycle
40% Ur (60% dip in Ur)
for 5 cycles
70% Ur (30% dip in Ur)
for 25 cycles
5% Ur (>95% dip in Ur)
for 5 seconds
Mains power quality
should be that of a
typical commercial
or hospital
environment
If the user of the
infusion system
requires continued
operation during
power mains
interruptions,
it is recommended
that the infuser be
powered from an
uninterruptible AC
mains power supply
or the battery
Power Frequency
(50/60 Hz)
Magnetic Field
IEC 61000-4-8
3 A/m
400 A/m
Power frequency
magnetic fields
should be at levels
characteristic of
a typical location
in a typical
commercial
or hospital
environment
Ur is the AC Mains voltage prior to application of the test level.
Compliance levels are tested to IEC 60601-2-24 requirements, which are more stringent
than IEC 61000-4-2 and IEC 61000-4-8.
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ELECTROMAGNETIC IMMUNITY
FOR LIFE-SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
Table A-3 provides guidance for use of the infusion system near communications
equipment.
Table A-3.
Guidance and Manufacturer’s Declaration Electromagnetic Immunity for Life-Supporting Equipment and Systems
Immunity
Test
IEC 60601 Test
Level
Compliance
Level
Electromagnetic
Immunity Guidance
Portable and mobile RF communications equipment should be used no closer to any part of the infusion
system, including cables, than the recommended separation distance calculated from the equation
applicable to the frequency of the transmitter
Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6
Radiated RF
IEC 61000-4-3
3 Vrms
150 kHz to 80 MHz
outside ISM bandsa
[V1] V
10 Vrms
150 kHz to 80 MHz
in ISM bandsa
[V2] V
10 V/m
80 MHZ to 2.5 GHz
[E1] V/m
Recommended separation distance
3, 5
d = --------V1
P
12
d = -----V2
P
Recommended separation distance:
12
d = -----E1
P
80 MHz to 800 MHz
23
d = -----E1
P
800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
Where P is the maximum output power rating
of the transmitter in watts (W) according to the
transmitter manufacturer and d is the
recommended separation distance
in meters (m)b
Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters,
as determined by an electromagnetic site
survey,c should be less than the compliance
level in each frequency ranged
Interference may occur in the vicinity
of equipment marked with the following
symbol

Note: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic
propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures,
objects and people.
At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the higher frequency range applies.
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a
The industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) bands between 150 kHz and 80 MHz
are 6.765 MHz to 6.795 MHz; 13.553 MHz to 13.567 MHz; 26.957 MHz to 27.283 MHz;
and 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz.
b
The compliance levels in the ISM frequency bands between 150 kHz and 80 MHz
and in the frequency range 80 MHz to 2.5 GHz are intended to decrease the likelihood that
mobile/portable communications equipment could cause interference if it is inadvertently
brought into patient areas. For this reason, an additional factor of 10/3 is used
in calculating the recommended separation distance for transmitters in these frequency
ranges.
c
Field strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular and/or
cordless) telephones and land mobile radios, amateur radio, AM and FM radio broadcast
and TV broadcast cannot be predicted theoretically with accuracy. To assess the
electromagnetic environment due to fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic site survey
should be considered. If the measured field strength in the location in which the infuser
is used exceeds the applicable RF compliance level above, the infuser should be observed
to verify normal operation. If abnormal performance is observed, additional measures may
be necessary, such as re-orienting or relocating the infuser.
d
Over the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than [V1] V/m.
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RECOMMENDED SEPARATION DISTANCES
FOR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
The infusion system is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in which
radiated RF disturbances are controlled. The recommendations provided in Table A-4 help
the user of the infusion system to prevent electromagnetic interference by maintaining
a minimum distance between portable and mobile RF communications equipment
(transmitters) and the infuser, according to the maximum output power
of the communications equipment.
Table A-4.
Recommended Separation Distances Between Portable and Mobile
RF Communications Equipment and the Infusion System
Rated
Maximum
Output
Power of
Transmitter
(Watts)
Separation Distance According to Frequency of Transmitter (Meters)
150 kHz to 80 MHZ
outside ISM bands
3, 5
d = --------V1
150 kHz to 80 MHz
in ISM bands
12
d = -----V2
P
80 Mhz to 800 MHz
12
d = -----E1
P
800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
23
d = -----E1
P
0.01
0.035
0.12
0.12
0.23
0.1
0.11
0.38
0.38
0.73
1
0.35
1.2
1.2
2.3
10
1.1
3.8
3.8
7.3
100
3.5
12
12
23
P
For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the recommended separation distance
d in meters (m) can be determined using the equation applicable to the frequency of the transmitter, where P
is the maximum output power rating of the transmitter in watts (W) according to the transmitter manufacturer.

Note: These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic
propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structure,
objects and people.
At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the separation distance for the higher frequency range applies.
The ISM bands between 150 kHz and 80 MHz are 6.765 MHz to 6.695 MHz; 13.553 MHz
to 13.567 MHz; 26.957 MHz to 27.283 MHz; and 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz.
An additional factor of 10/3 is used in calculating the recommended separation distance
for transmitters in the ISM frequency bands between 150 kHz and 80 MHz and in the
frequency range 80 MHz to 2.5 GHz to decrease the likelihood that mobile/portable
communications equipment could cause interference if it is inadvertently brought into
patient areas.
V1=10 Vrms, V2=10 Vrms, and E1=10 V/meter
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WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD EXISTS IF THE INFUSION SYSTEM IS USED
IN THE PRESENCE OF FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES.
CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this infuser to sale by or on the order of a physician
or other licensed practitioner.
Caution
or
Attention: Consult
accompanying
documents.
Mains supply
equipment using
protective earth
Keep dry
IPX1
Protection against
vertically falling water
drops
Fragile, Handle with
Care
Temperature limitation
This Way Up
Compliant to IEC/EN
60601-1-2 (2001))
Per IEC 60601-1 F-Type Applied Part complying with the highest
degree of protection against electronic shock. Type CF Applied Parts
are those parts suitable for direct cardiac application.
Type CF
UL 60601-1
®
C
CSA 601.1
MCN 160992
US
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the product has been evaluated to the applicable CSA and ANSI/UL
Standards, for use in Canada and the U.S., respectively. This ‘US’
indicator includes products eligible to bear the ‘NRTL’ indicator.
NRTL (National Recognized Testing Laboratory), is a designation
granted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) to laboratories which have been recognized to perform
certification to U.S. Standards.
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