A&D UA-774 Specifications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Please read this important information before using your monitor.
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Dual Memory Auto-Inflate
Blood Pressure Monitor
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Please remember that only a medical practitioner is qualified
to interpret your blood pressure measurements. Use of this
device should not replace regular medical examinations.
Have your physician review your procedure for using this
device. He or she will want to verify blood pressure
measurements before prescribing or adjusting medications.
Consult your physician if you have any doubt about your
readings. Should a mechanical problem occur, contact
A&D Medical.
Do not attempt to service, calibrate, or repair this device.
Because your UA-774 monitor contains delicate, highprecision parts, avoid exposing it to extremes in temperature
or humidity or to direct sunlight, shock and dust. A&D
Medical guarantees the accuracy of this device only when it is
stored and used within the temperature and humidity ranges
noted on page E-17.
Clean the monitor and cuff with a dry, soft cloth or a cloth
dampened with water and a mild detergent. Never use alcohol,
benzene, thinner or other harsh chemicals to clean monitor or
cuff.
Remove and replace batteries if monitor is not used for more
than six months.
PRECAUTIONS
The UA-774 is designed to be used at home, by those who
are eighteen (18) years and older, to monitor blood pressure
(systolic and diastolic) and pulse rate. It is not designed for
ambulatory use.
Trilingual Instruction Guide – UA-774
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Congratulations on purchasing a state-of-the-art
LifeSource blood pressure monitor—one of the most
technologically advanced monitors available today.
Designed for ease of use and accuracy, this monitor
will facilitate your daily blood pressure regimen.
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MONITOR COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-3
HOW UA-774 WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
BEFORE YOU START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-4
SELECTING THE CORRECT CUFF SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-5
Physicians agree that daily self-monitoring of blood
pressure is an important step individuals can take to
maintain cardiovascular health and prevent the serious
consequences associated with undetected and untreated
hypertension.
A&D Medical has been manufacturing high quality
healthcare products for over 20 years. We are committed to
providing you and your family with monitoring devices that
provide the utmost in accuracy and convenience.
WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-2
TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-6 — E-8
ABOUT AVERAGE READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-9
ABOUT MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-9
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-10
ABOUT PRESSURE INDICATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-10
USING THE MONITOR WITH AC ADAPTER . . . . . . . . . . . .E-11
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-17
CONTACT INFORMATION
LifeSource Health Line (Toll-Free): 1-888-726-9966
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BLOOD PRESSURE RECORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-15
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In Canada (Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
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WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN
Display
Symbol
Condition/Cause
Recommended
Action
MONITOR COMPONENTS
AC ADAPTER
JACK
SYSTOLIC DISPLAY
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PULSE DISPLAY
DIASTOLIC DISPLAY
START BUTTONS
The indicator while
measurement is in progress.
It blinks while detecting the
pulse.
Measurement is in progress,
remain as still as possible.
An irregular heartbeat or
body movement may have
occurred. Refer to page E-10
for more information on
irregular heartbeats.
Take measurement again
and consult with your
physician.
Battery Full
Battery Low
The batteries are low when
it blinks.
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TUBE
Replace all batteries with
new ones when the
indicator blinks.
Unstable blood pressure due
to excessive body
movement.
Try the measurement again.
Remain very still during the
measurement.
The systolic and diastolic
values are within 10 mmHg
of each other.
Fasten the cuff correctly,
and try the measurement
again.
The pressure value did not
increase during inflation.
Check for air leaks along
the tube and around the
air socket.
The cuff is not fastened
correctly.
Refasten the cuff and
retake measurement
The pulse is not detected
correctly.
Try the measurement again.
Remain very still during
the measurement.
Pressure Indicator
Measurement is in progress,
remain as still as possible.
PUL. DISPLAY ERROR
AIR SOCKET
CUFF
Previous measurement
stored in MEMORY.
The battery power indicator
during measurement.
AIR CONNECTOR
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BATTERY COMPARTMENT
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HOW UA-774 WORKS
SELECTING THE CORRECT CUFF SIZE
LifeSource™ Blood Pressure Monitors are easy to use, accurate and
digitally display full measurement readouts. Our technology is
based on the “oscillometric method” — a noninvasive blood
pressure determination. The term “oscillation” refers to any
measure of vibrations caused by the arterial pulse. Our monitor
examines the pulsatile pressure generated by the arterial wall as it
expands and contracts against the cuff with each heartbeat.
The cuff is inflated until the artery is fully blocked. The inflation
speed is maximized and the pressure level is optimized by the
device. The monitor takes measurements while the cuff is both
inflating and deflating. This results in a faster measurement
providing greater comfort to the user.
BEFORE YOU START
You must install 4 type AA (1.5 volt) batteries, or use the AC
Adapter (see page E-11 for using the Monitor with AC Adapter)
and attach the cuff to the monitor before using it. To install
batteries (or replace them if the “Low Battery” symbol appears on
display), proceed as follows:
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1. Remove battery compartment cover by
gently pushing down on arrow and
sliding cover forward.
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2. Put in top row of batteries first. Place the
batteries in compartment with positive
(+) and negative (–) terminals matching
those indicated in the compartment. Be sure batteries make
contact with compartment terminals.
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3. Replace cover by sliding it into the compartment and gently
pressing into place.
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Using the correct cuff size is important for an accurate reading. A
cuff that is too large will produce a reading that is lower than the
correct blood pressure; a cuff that is too small will produce a reading
that is higher than the correct blood pressure. With your arm
hanging at the side of your body, measure the circumference of your
upper arm at the midpoint between the shoulder and elbow.
RECOMMENDED
CUFF SIZE
ARM SIZE
REPLACEMENT
CUFF MODEL#
5.1” - 7.9” (13-20cm)
Small Cuff
UA-279
7.5” - 12.2” (19-31cm)
Medium Cuff
UA-280
7.5” - 14.2” (19-36cm)
Medium EasyCuff™
UA-380
11.8” - 17.7” (30-45cm)
Large Cuff
UA-281
To attach cuff, insert air connector at end of cuff tube into the air
socket on the left side of the monitor.
Cuff Size Indicator On The Cuff
Our cuff has an indicator which tells you whether you are using the
correct cuff size or not. Place the cuff on your arm (see Page E-7 to
learn how to put the cuff on correctly) and if the Index Mark ▲
points within the Proper Fit Range, you are using the correct cuff
size. If the Index points outside of the Proper Fit Range, contact
A&D Medical at 1-888-726-9966 (in Canada - 1-800-463-5414) for
a cuff replacement at an additional cost.
USE SMALL CUFF
PROPER FIT RANGE
USE LARGE CUFF
INDEX
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TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
The UA-774 has several modes available to fit your blood pressure
monitoring needs.
Normal Measurement with Readings Stored in Memory
Press the START 1 or START 2 button. Your blood pressure is
measured and the reading is stored into memory. Each START
button can store up to 30 readings in memory.
Recalling Previous Measurements
To recall previous measurements in memory, press and hold the
START 1 or START 2 button. Release the button after you see the
first reading recalled from memory. The previous measurements
are displayed from most recent to oldest.
Clearing Memory
Remove batteries to clear memory. Insert batteries again to resume
blood pressure measurements.
Taking a Measurement without Reading Stored in Memory
(Guest Mode)
This mode can be used when there is a third person taking
measurements or storing readings in memory is not desired. Press
both the START 1 and START 2 buttons at the same time. A
reading will be taken, but not stored into memory.
Tips for Blood Pressure Monitoring:
☞ Relax for about 5 to 10 minutes before measurement.
☞ Remove constricting clothing and place cuff on bare arm.
☞ Unless your physician recommends otherwise, use left arm to
measure pressure.
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TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Now you are ready. Follow these simple steps:
1. Sit comfortably with your left arm resting
on a flat surface so that the center of
your upper arm is at the same height as
your heart.
2. Lay left arm on the table, palm up and
thread cuff end through metal loop,
smooth side against arm. Then position
the tube off-center toward the inner side
of arm in line with the little finger.
3. Pull the end of the cuff to tighten it, fold
back the extra material, and fasten
securely. The cuff should be snug but
not too tight. You should be able to
insert two fingers between the cuff and
your arm.
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IMPORTANT: Measure pressure at the same time each day.
4. Designate yourself as User 1 or User 2. To keep track of your
previous blood pressure measurements accurately, User 1
should use the START 1 button and User 2 should use the
START 2 button.
5. Press the START 1 or START 2 button. Your
average blood pressure reading will appear with
the number of measurements stored in memory
flashing three times. As the cuff pressurizes, the
Pressure Indicator will show on the display
screen. It is normal for the cuff to feel very tight.
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TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
NOTE: If you wish to stop inflation at any time, press either START
button again.
NOTE: The maximum cuff pressure is set at 280 mmHg. If it reaches
280 mmHg, the auto exhaust will be triggered and cuff pressure will
deflate to 0.
6. When the inflation is complete, the deflation starts automatically and the ❤ blinks, indicating that the measurement is in
progress. Once the pulse is detected, the symbol flashes with
each pulse beat.
NOTE: If an appropriate pressure is not obtained, the device
automatically starts to inflate again.
7. When the measurement is complete, the systolic
and diastolic pressure readings and pulse rate are
displayed and stored. See Page E-9 for more
details about the memory function.
The cuff deflates and the monitor automatically
shuts off after 60 seconds, or you can turn it off
by pressing either START button.
8. Remove cuff and make note of your blood pressure and pulse
rate on the Blood Pressure Record chart (see Page E-15),
indicating the date and time of measurement.
Additional logbook charts can be downloaded and printed for
free at www.LifeSourceOnline.com. or www.autocontrol.com.
ABOUT AVERAGE READING
The UA-774 provides an average blood pressure
reading based on the measurements stored in
memory. When the monitor is turned on, the average
blood pressure reading will appear with the number
of measurements stored in memory flashing three
times. The START 1 button will provide the average
AVERAGE
reading for User 1 and the START 2 button will
NUMBER OF
provide the average reading for User 2.
MEASUREMENTS
STORED IN MEMORY
ABOUT MEMORY
The memory function on the UA-774 blood pressure monitor is
designed for two people. For each START button, the monitor can
store up to 30 readings in memory. To keep track of previous
measurements accurately, we recommend that you use the same
START button each time you take a blood pressure reading.
To recall previous measurements in memory, press
and hold the START 1 or START 2 button. Your
average blood pressure reading will appear with the
number of measurements taken flashing three times.
Release the button after the display switches to the
memory index number (see illustration on right).
The previous measurements are displayed from most recent to
oldest. When viewing previous measurements, you will see the "M"
symbol appear on the upper left corner of this display. You can stop
measurements by pressing either START button again.
NOTE: Memory will be lost if batteries become low or are removed.
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WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT
The UA-774 Blood Pressure Monitor provides a blood pressure and
pulse rate measurement even when an irregular heartbeat occurs.
An irregular heartbeat is defined as a heartbeat that varies by 25%
from the average of all heartbeat intervals during the blood
pressure measurement. It is important that you relax, remain still
and refrain from talking during measurements.
NOTE: We recommend contacting your physician if you see this
symbol frequently.
USING THE MONITOR WITH AC ADAPTER
The UA-774 has an AC adapter jack to allow you to supply power
from an outlet in your home. We recommend you use only the
exclusive AC adapter (Model TB:181) to avoid potential damage to
the monitor.
Connecting the AC adapter to the monitor:
1. Connect the AC adapter plug into the jack on the back
of the monitor.
2. Gently insert the AC adapter plug into a 120V AC outlet.
ABOUT PRESSURE INDICATOR
The Pressure Indicator is located on the left side of the display
screen to tell you when the blood pressure monitor is inflating and
deflating the cuff. The indicator consists of a scale with six levels.
The Pressure Indicator moves up during inflation and moves down
during deflation.
Inflation in Progress
Inflation Complete
Deflation/Measurement
in Progress
Disconnecting the AC adapter from the monitor:
1. Gently remove the AC adapter from the outlet.
2. Then disconnect the plug from the jack of the monitor.
TB:181 AC Adapter Specification
Input: AC 120V 60Hz
Output: DC 5V 500mA
Polarity: center positive
NOTE: AC adapter will not
charge your AA batteries.
Jack
Plug
AC Adapter
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In Canada (Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
What Is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the
walls of the arteries. Systolic pressure occurs when the heart
contracts; diastolic pressure occurs when the heart expands.
Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury
(mmHg).
What Affects Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is affected by many factors: age, weight, time
of day, activity level, climate, altitude and season. Certain
activities can significantly alter blood pressure. Walking can
raise systolic pressure by 12 mmHg and diastolic pressure
by 5.5 mmHg. Sleeping can decrease systolic blood pressure
by as much as 10 mmHg. Taking your blood pressure
repeatedly without waiting an interval of at least 3 minutes
between readings can also affect it.
In addition to these factors, beverages containing caffeine or
alcohol, certain medications, emotional stress and even
tight-fitting clothes can make a difference in the readings.
What Causes Variations In Blood Pressure?
An individual’s blood pressure varies greatly from day to day
and season to season. In hypersensitive individuals, these
variations are even more pronounced. Normally, blood
pressure rises during work or play and falls to its lowest
levels during sleep.
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Assessing High Blood Pressure
The following standards for assessing high blood pressure
(without regard to age) have been established as a guideline.
BP Classification
Normal
Prehypertension
Stage 1 Hypertension
Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic (mmHg)
<120
120-139
140-159
≥160
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80-89
90-99
≥100
SOURCE: The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on
Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - May 2003.
What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the diagnosis given
when readings consistently rise above normal. It is well
known that hypertension can lead to stroke, heart attack or
other illness if left untreated. Referred to as a “silent killer”
because it does not always produce symptoms that alert you
to the problem, hypertension is treatable when diagnosed
early. Those who fall within the Prehypertensive range are
more likely to develop hypertension in the future.
Can Hypertension Be Controlled?
In many individuals, hypertension can be controlled by
altering lifestyle and minimizing stress, and by appropriate
medication prescribed and monitored by your doctor. The
American Heart Association recommends the following
lifestyle suggestions to prevent or control hypertension:
Don’t smoke.
Reduce salt and fat intake.
Maintain proper weight.
Exercise routinely.
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Have regular physical
checkups.
Monitor your blood
pressure at periodic
intervals.
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ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE
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Why Measure Blood Pressure at Home?
It is now well known that, for many individuals, blood pressure
readings taken in a doctor’s office or hospital setting might be
elevated as a result of apprehension and anxiety. This response is
commonly called “white coat hypertension.” One way to
determine whether this is the case for you is to take your home
monitor to the doctor’s office and, before the doctor or nurse
takes your pressure, do it yourself on your home monitor and
compare it to your record of home readings.
In any case, self-measurement at home supplements your doctor’s
readings and provides a more accurate, complete blood pressure
history. In addition, clinical studies have shown that the
detection and treatment of hypertension is improved when
patients both consult their physicians and monitor their own
blood pressure at home.
Keys to Successful Monitoring:
Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day. We recommend
that you are consistent in your daily measurement routine:
• Measure at the same time every day.
• Sit in the same chair/position.
• Relax for 5 minutes before measurement.
• Sit still during measurement – no talking, eating or sudden
movements.
• Record your measurement in a logbook.
How Do I Record My Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure readings are typically recorded with the systolic
pressure written first, followed by a slash mark and the diastolic
pressure. For example, 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg
diastolic measurements are written as 120/80. Pulse is simply
written with the letter “P” followed by the pulse rate—P 72, for
example. Please see Page E-15 for the blood pressure record.
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SPECIFICATIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Probable cause
Corrective action
Nothing appears in Batteries are drained.
the display, even
when the power is
Battery terminals are
turned on.
not in the correct
position.
Replace all batteries with new
ones.
Battery voltage is too
low. LOW BATTERY
MARK (
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Replace all batteries with new
ones.
The cuff does not
inflate.
Reinstall the batteries with
negative and positive terminals
matching those indicated in the
battery compartment.
[If the batteries are drained
completely, the mark does
not appear.]
The unit does not
measure.
The cuff is not fastened Fasten the cuff correctly.
properly.
Readings are too
high or too low.
You moved your arm or Make sure you remain very still
body during the
and quiet during the
measurement.
measurement.
The cuff position is not Sit comfortably and still. Make
correct.
sure the cuff is at the same level
as your heart.
You are using the wrong See Pg. E-5 “Selecting the
size cuff.
Correct Cuff.”
Other
The value is different
See Pg. E-14 “Why Measure
from that measured at a Blood Pressure at Home.”
clinic or doctor’s office.
Remove the batteries. Place
them back properly and try the
measurement again.
NOTE: If the actions described above do not solve the problem, contact
A&D Medical or Auto Control Medical at the numbers listed at the
bottom of these pages. Do not attempt to repair the device yourself.
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Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .UA-774
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oscillometric
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Digital character height
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure (16.0 mm)/
pulse (10.0 mm)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .displayed simultaneously
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 readings per person for two
persons
Measurement range . . . . . . . . .Pressure: 20 mmHg to 280 mmHg
Pulse: 40 pulses to 200 pulses
per minute
Accuracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure: +3 mmHg or +2%,
whichever is greater
Pulse: +5%
Pressurization . . . . . . . . . . . .Automatic, using micropump
Depressurization . . . . . . . . . .Automatic constant speed
Power source . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 type “AA” (1.5 volt) alkaline
batteries (not included) or
AC Adapter (A&D Model TB:181)
Battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Approximately 6 months with
one daily measurement
Operating environment . . . .50ºF to 104ºF (10ºC to 40ºC)
Less than 85% relative humidity
Storage environment . . . . . .14ºF to 140ºF (-10ºC to 60ºC)
Less than 95% relative humidity
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Length: 4.3” (110 mm)
Width: 5.8” (147 mm)
Height: 2.5” (64 mm)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.6 oz. (300 g) without batteries
Blood pressure measurements determined by the UA-774 are equivalent to those
obtained by a trained observer using the cuff/stethoscope auscultation method
within the limits prescribed by the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI/AAMI SP-10) for electronic or automated sphygmomanometers.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
CONTACT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT!
Our products are designed and manufactured using the latest
scientific and technological methods, and offer accurate, easy to
use, home monitoring and treatment options. Our full product
line includes:
Aneroid Blood Pressure Kits
Blood Pressure Cuffs
Digital Blood Pressure Monitors
Digital Thermometers
Heart Rate Monitors
Nebulizers
Personal Health Scales
Stethoscopes
This LifeSource blood pressure product is covered by a Lifetime
Warranty. See warranty card for details.
Visit our web site at www.LifeSourceOnline.com
for warranty registration.
If You Need Assistance with the Set-Up or Operation
We Can Help!
Please call us FIRST before contacting your retailer at
LifeSource Health Line
1-888-726-9966 - Toll Free
1-800-463-5414 - In Canada
A specially trained representative will assist you
For more information regarding use, care or servicing of your
blood pressure monitor, contact:
A&D Medical
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
LifeSource Health Line (Toll-Free): 1-888-726-9966
www.LifeSourceOnline.com
For Canada Residents, please contact:
Auto Control Medical
6695 Millcreek Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 5R8 Canada
Auto Control (Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
www.autocontrol.com
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
www.LifeSourceOnline.com
LifeSource is a trademark of A&D Medical.
©2003 A&D Medical. All rights reserved.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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