Hidrex GS400 User Manual

Deckblatt
Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................................................................................ 2
Read Before Use .................................................................................................. 3
Your safety is important - Contraindications ......................................................... 3
Additional important safety considerations........................................................... 4
Intended Use / Mechanism of Action ............................................................ 5
Treatment Fundamentals ........................................................................................... 5
System Components........................................................................................... 6
Standard Accessories ................................................................................................. 6
Optional Accessories................................................................................................... 7
Controls on the Casing Panels .................................................................................. 7
Front Panel Controls .................................................................................................... 8
Installation / Treatment Setup......................................................................... 9
Setup for Treating Hands and Feet .......................................................................... 9
Setup for Axillary Treatment (Armpits) ................................................................. 10
Treatment Setup for Special Applicators ............................................................. 10
Conducting Treatments ................................................................................... 11
Primary Parameter Setup (Setup Mode) ............................................................... 11
Begin Treatment (Treatment Mode) ...................................................................... 13
Important Advise for Conducting Treatments..................................................... 16
Side Effects .................................................................................................................. 17
General Information.......................................................................................... 17
Special Remark ........................................................................................................... 17
Care and Maintenance .............................................................................................. 17
Operational Check...................................................................................................... 18
Symbol Legend............................................................................................................ 19
Error Checklist............................................................................................................. 19
Shipping the Device for Repair or Maintenance.................................................. 20
Applicable Regulations and Legal Requirements .................................. 20
Reconditioning and Disinfection ............................................................................. 20
Technical Safety Inspection .................................................................................... 21
Lifespan......................................................................................................................... 21
Electric-Magnetic Compatibility.............................................................................. 21
Entsorgung von Verpackung und Elektro-Altgeräten ........................................ 22
Technical Data .................................................................................................... 23
Distribution / Trading.................................................................................................. 23
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Read Before Use
Your HIDREX iontophoresis device was designed to maximize functionality
and usability. System setup is easy and the device is simple to operate. This
manual is intended to guide you through the setup procedure, familiarize
you with the system’s features, and will offer hints on the use of your new
therapy system.
Your safety is important - Contraindications
Important:
Under no circumstances should you use iontophoresis if any of the
following conditions apply:
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Patient with a cardiac pacemaker
Patient with an ICD (implantable cardioverter/defibrillator)
Pregnancy
Patient with a metal-containing intrauterine device (IUD)
Metallic implants within the current path (arm or leg)
Large skin defects / wounds that cannot be covered with petrolatum
Patients with impaired sensibility in their hands or feet (e.g. patients
with polyneuropathies)
Warning:
 The treatment system may only be powered by the HIDREX wall
adapter (to recognize at HIDREX nameplate with Serial-No.). This
power supply is especially designed for this device.
 In order to prevent burns during treatment, make sure the supplied
towels cover the treatment electrodes at all times. Avoid direct contact
with the metallic surface.
 Two devices may not be simultaneously used by one patient.
 Prior to treatment, remove any metallic jewellery (wedding bands etc.)
which would otherwise be immersed in the water bath. Keeping such
accessories on would lead to localized minor (electrical) burns secondary to increased current densities.
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Additional important safety considerations
 Place the treatment device on a firm level surface.
 Make sure that the treatment device is at room temperature before
you power it up.
 You may remove your hands or feet from the treatment water bath at
any time, but it is advisable to lower the dose to zero before you do
so. In rare cases, uncomfortable electric shocks1 may result if the
dose is not reduced.
 The system may not be operated in the vicinity of shortwave or
microwave medical diathermy devices. A minimum distance of 2
meters should be kept at all times.
 Prior to using wall power, check that your outlet power meets the system’s requirements of 110-230 V~ and 50-60 Hz.
 Unplug the wall power adapter if a thunderstorm approaches or if you
do not intend to use the treatment system for an extended period of
time.
 This treatment device may only be used indoors. Do not expose the
system to rain or excessive moisture.
 Prior to cleaning the system, turn the device off and unplug all
connectors. For cleaning, use a soft cloth moistened with a mild
cleaning agent.
 Do not use kerosene, thinner, alcohol, wax remover or any other
solvents.
 Prevent kinking of the cable and do not expose the cable to heat or
chemicals. If the cable is damaged, unplug it from the device and
have it checked by the HIDREX Company.
 Never open the device; there are no control elements inside. The
system may only be serviced by the HIDREX Company.
 Wash the supplied towels on a regular basis together with your
regular laundry (make sure to comply with the laundry instructions on
the tag).
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These electric shocks are definitely uncomfortable, but absolutely harmless.
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Intended Use / Mechanism of Action
During HIDREX treatment, a current flows through the body regions under treatment. The water bath mediates this current flow. The skin areas
inside the treatment water will thereby secrete less sweat.
Although treatment success has been validated in numerous medical
studies, there is still no completely satisfactory scientific explanation for
the mechanism of action. Medical researchers believe that the electrical
current irritates the synapses between sweat-inducing nerves and sweat
glands to such an extent that sweat glands can no longer be stimulated.
In other words: The treatment does not affect the sweat glands directly, it
only affects the nervous input to these glands.
This effect explains why the original condition returns relatively
quickly when the treatment is discontinued!
The treatment current can be adjusted according to your individual
sensitivity. There is no risk involved as the current cannot exceed certain
maximum values.
Remark: In general, HIDREX treatment results do not depend on the
direction of current flow. The anode (red), however, is slightly
more effective than the cathode (black). Current direction
should therefore be reversed on a regular basis – but not within one treatment session.
Important: The HIDREX iontophoresis unit GP450 is intended to treat
hyperhidrosis affecting hands, feet, face, necks / back and
arm pits. Any other use or usage beyond this scope is considered unintended use and may have dangerous consequences.
Treatment Fundamentals
HIDREX iontophoresis devices are primarily intended for treating
hyperhidrosis1 (excessive sweating) of hands and/or feet. Provided the
optional axillary applicators are utilized, the system can also be used for
treating axillary hyperhidrosis.
The HIDREX treatment concept comprises two treatment phases:
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Additional indications include: Dyshidrotic dermatitis, palmoplantar pustolosis and acrocynosis.
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Phase 1: The initial phase (therapy initiation) is conducted under a doctor‘s
supervision. During this stage, patients learn to administer
treatments. For therapy initiation, three weekly treatments of
approximately 15 minutes each should be scheduled (not more
than one treatment per day). Sweat secretion will normalize after
approximately 10 treatments.
Phase 2: Long term treatment (maintenance therapy) is indicated because
the HIDREX treatment effect is reversible. Patients should
conduct maintenance therapy sessions by themselves at home
and with their own unit. Depending on the severity of the
condition, maintenance therapy involves one to three weekly
sessions of approximately 15 minutes each.
System Components
Your HIDREX therapy system comprises a control unit and the accessories
explained in the following chapters.
Fig.: Control Unit GS400
Standard Accessories
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 Hard Shell Case
 Treatment electrode
(covered in the picture)
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 Towel
 Dual connecting cable set
 Safety wall adapter
(Fig. similar)
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Optional Accessories
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 Ergonomic treatment tray
 Axillary applicators1 (Fig.: Model AX 1)
 Face mask2
 Nape or back applicator (not shown)2
 Set DUO allows simultaneous treatment of hands and feet (not shown)3
Controls on the Casing Panels
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12V DC
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 Therapy system main ON/OFF switch (main power switch)
 Jacks for connecting the dual connecting cable set (treatment electrodes)
 Connector for safety wall adapter (12V DC)
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includes a pair of sponge cushions with leather covers respectively a pair of sponge
pouches and special small electrodes (AX electrodes)
2
made of foam and come equipped with hook and loop tapes (used with the AX electrodes)
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includes 2 additional electrodes each, towels, and a dedicated cable set
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Front Panel Controls
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LED: MEMO
 Main Display
 LED: DIVE
 Button: Time +
 Button: Dose +
 Button: Time -
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lower dose
Setup: confirm primary settings
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increase dose
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decrease time
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increase time
Setup: Memory function
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indication memory function active
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Immersion monitoring (Dive)
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 Button: Dose -
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Installation / Treatment Setup
The following steps describe how you set up your therapy system for a
treatment session. Please note that the setup for treating hands or feet is
slightly different from the setup required for treating hands and feet simultaneously and for treating the armpits.
Setup for Treating Hands and Feet
1) Place the therapy device on a firm, level surface. Make sure an electric
outlet is within reach.
2) Insert the safety wall adapter cable  into jack  on the rear panel and
plug the adapter into a wall outlet.
3) Plug the color-coded connectors of the dual cable set  into the jacks
 on the back panel, matching colors.
4) Push the red and black terminals of the dual connecting cable set 
firmly onto the respective connectors on the treatment electrodes .
Make absolutely sure to forcefully push the connectors all the way
onto the necks of the treatment electrodes.
5) For simultaneous treatment of hands and feet, use the optional DUO
accessory set and the hard shell cases  for your feet and the ergonomic blue treatment trays for your hands. Connect the two electrodes in the hard shell cases and the electrodes in the treatment trays
each to the respective cables from the DUO set. Now connect the black
and red connecting cable  with one electrode of the hard shell case
and one electrode of the treatment tray.
6) Place one treatment electrode  in each hard shell case, or in each
treatment tray , respectively. When using the ergonomic treatment
trays , make sure the sloping rims point toward yourself (drainage
groove away from you) – this will facilitate hand immersion.
7) Completely cover all treatment electrodes  with a towel  each.
8) Now fill both hard shell cases and/or treatment trays with hand warm tap
water so that the skin areas to be treated can be easily immersed (the
backs of the hands and backs of the feet should not be covered with water!).
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Setup for Axillary Treatment (Armpits)
The setup for axillary treatment is mostly identical to the setup for hand
or feet treatment, although axillary treatment requires special axillary applicators instead of water baths (trays).
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 Axillary applicators
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1) Proceed with steps 1 to 4 of the instructions on the previous page.
2) Thoroughly soak the sponge cushions (AX I) equipped with integral
leather pouches or the sponge pouches (AX II)  with hand warm
tap water. At this time, insert the AX electrodes  (Do not squeeze
any water from the sponge cushions or sponge pouches.).
Hint: Subdivide every treatment of the axillar- or the special applicators
in two sessions of 7 minutes each, in order to soak the applicators
once again!
Treatment Setup for Special Applicators
The AX electrodes  are also used for conducting treatments with the face
mask  or the nape or back applicator . Treatment setup is identical to
the setup for axillary treatments except for the requirement to insert the AX
electrodes  into the pouches sewn onto the respective applicators.
Please ascertain that the sponge material is completely soaked (do not
squeeze). Now secure the applicator with the hook and loop fasteners.
Important: The treatment with face mask is possible only in the MEMO
mode!
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Conducting Treatments
Please observe the following two items before you begin a treatment
session:
1) When conducting a treatment, avoid removing your hands or feet
from the water bath or removing the axillary applicators from your
armpits. If you ignore this advice, you run a slight risk of feeling a
completely harmless – yet quite uncomfortable – electric shock. This
shock may occur although the HIDREX system comes equipped with
a protection circuit designed to permit current flow interruption.
2) Before you start a treatment session and close the current path with
your armpits, hands, or feet, make sure to first turn on the main power switch . If this sequence is reversed, there is also a chance that
you receive a completely harmless – yet quite uncomfortable – electric shock!
Primary Parameter Setup (Setup Mode)
Depending on the specific HIDREX system you own, you can choose between various options before you initiate a treatment. How you select
and store these parameters with the GP450 is described in the following
paragraphs.
1) After setting up your HIDREX therapy system in accordance with the
instructions in the “Installation” chapter, turn on the control unit by
pushing the main power switch . First, the main display  will
briefly show three moving bars. Next, the following text is shown for
about 8 seconds:
Setup Mode indication
Various treatment options can be selected as long as this text remains visible.
Important: If no button is pressed within approximately 8 seconds,
the device will automatically switch from setup to treatment mode.
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Hint: By pressing the ENTER key , you can directly switch to
treatment mode without having to wait.
2) Once in Setup Mode, activate or deactivate the options as desired1:
Option
MEMO
Function
Symbol
If Memory is activated, Active if LED  is lit
the unit will always save
the most recent “time“ and
“dose” treatment settings;
otherwise the system runs
in manual mode.
Key 
Important: The Setup Mode is generally activated only direct after
switching on the device. If you left the Setup mode, you
must turn off the device shortly and then again, must switch
on in order to alter the above treatment options.
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Begin Treatment (Treatment Mode)
After completion of the initial setup, the unit will automatically switch to
treatment mode after about 8 seconds or when the ENTER button  is
pressed. Depending on user selection or memory function, the intended
treatment time and dose will be displayed. Before you start the actual
treatment session, you need to check and/or set the “time” and “dose”
treatment parameters.
1) Setting treatment parameters:
If you have deactivated the memory function (LED  is not lit) or if no
user has been selected (none of the three LEDs  is lit), the main display will show the following:
On the left, the display indicates the
scheduled treatment duration in
minutes, and on the right, the preselected treatment dose in Volts.
The colon blinks during this phase!
Select the desired treatment dose1 with buttons  and , and the desired treatment duration with buttons  and . Each time you push one
of these buttons, the corresponding treatment parameter is increased or
decreased by one Volt or one minute, respectively.
Hint: By holding one of the push buttons down, you can continuously in- or
decrease the corresponding treatment parameter.
Special function MEMO
If the memory function is active the
device proposes the corresponding
saved treatment parameters (time
and dose). You can adjust these to
your needs by pushing the respective buttons.
The system saves these settings. When another treatment session is
started, the device will automatically suggest the latest settings.
If you adjust treatment parameters during a treatment session, the system will automatically save these changes as well.
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Select the dose in accordance with your doctor’s orders or use the table of factorypreset treatment parameters for guidance (see page 14 in this manual).
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In the factory, your HIDREX system is preset as follows:
Option
MEMO
Parameter
DOSIS:
TIME:
0 Volt
15 minutes
In order to avoid skin irritation by excessive dose settings, we recommend that you assess your individual direct current thresholds before
you start the first treatment session. To conduct axillary treatments, the
dose should not be raised above 15, because the sensitive skin may
otherwise get burnt.
2) Treatment start:
When treating hands or feet, place each hand or foot onto the towels  laying in the tap water filled hard shell cases (carrying case)  or ergonomic
treatment trays . Make sure that your skin does not touch the electrodes
directly. Do not forget to remove any jewellery!
To conduct an axillary treatment, pack the soaked axillary applicators 
into your armpits. The well soaked face mask1 and special applicators are
secured with hook and loop fasteners. Make sure the applicators fit well and
apply even pressure to maximize the contact area.
When the integral “immersion monitoring” system
recognizes that the circuit is closed, the Dive-LED 
lights up to indicate that treatment has started (with
face mask nonstop!).
The colon expires during the Treatment!
On the display, the dose setting changes
from the desired setting to zero, before it
slowly increases to the desired value2.
Important: If you perceive much localized pain during a treatment, you
need to interrupt the session and cover the painful area with
petrolatum. By pressing an arbitrary button, the automatic rising of the treatment dose can be interrupted
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Important: choose „manual mode“! Because of the leading conjunction across the mask
itself, the Dive-LED shines durably and the therapy would start automatically.
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Heed to this also the hint about "current limitation" on the next sides.
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3) Adjusting treatment parameters:
At any time throughout the treatment session, you can change treatment
time and dose settings by pressing the respective push buttons.
If you interrupt the treatment by removing your hands or feet from the
bath, the Dive-LED  goes off and the treatment timer is halted. The
display shows the remaining treatment time and the selected dose.
When you continue the treatment, the Dive-LED  will light up again and
the dose display changes to zero, before it slowly increases to the desired value.
4) Ending a treatment session:
When the treatment time is up, the treatment dose is automatically lowered
to zero. Please keep your hands and feet in the water bath (or the axillary
applicators in place, respectively) until the dose display reads “End“. Switch
the device off.
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Important Advise for Conducting Treatments
For your safety, your HIDREX treatment system comes equipped with
several protective circuits.
Immersion monitoring
Until the treatment current path is closed (immersion monitoring) by immersion of the palms, the dose cannot be increased to any value above
zero. The Dive-LED  will light up when immersion is complete.
Over-treatment protection
If your skin is dryer than normal1, the dose cannot be increased (protection against over-treatment). Your HIDREX system automatically checks
your specific skin conductance. If your skin conductance is beyond the
preset threshold, the protection circuit is activated and locks the system.
The Dive-LED  does not light up, even when the treatment current path
is closed.
Hint: To double-check if over-treatment protection has been activated for
you, simply ask another person to close the current path (this can be
done without starting an actual treatment). If the Dive-LED  lights
up when the other person closes the current path, the system is in
good working order.
If over-treatment protection is activated, you should interrupt your treatment course for at least one week until excessive perspiration returns.
Please contact us if the over-treatment circuit triggers although you still
have excessive perspiration, a situation that may arise in rare circumstances.
Current Limitation
In case of very heavy sweating (therefore a low electric resistance of the
skin), the maximum treatment current can be reached before the discontinued dose (volt value) is gained. A protection circuit (current limitation)
intervenes in this case and stops the appliance.
This doesn't have any influence on the treatment success but protects you only before burns!
In course of further treatments, slowly higher dose values are gained by
the abatement of the perspiration (the electric resistance of the skin rises
up).
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This does not relate to the water bath, but to the moisture content of the deeper skin
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This protection circuit seems to especially use fast by using pulsed current. However, this is not applicable. In the pulse mode, an "average"
dose value, that you would have to double, for example, in the comparison to the direct current, is generally shown. However, the appliance
watches the maximum current and not the average.
Side Effects
Mild dysesthesia (tingling or burning) can occur under therapy, as well as
short-term skin irritation (reddening) after treatment.
Important: Make absolutely sure to pay attention to the list of contraindications! Excessive dose settings can lead to burns!
General Information
This chapter contains important instructions about your HIDREX system.
Special Remark
Our responsibility for system safety, functionality, and reliability applies only
if any maintenance and servicing is exclusively performed by ourselves or
by personnel authorized by us. Our warrantee ceases and we assume no
liability if any manipulation or service is performed by unauthorized personnel.
Care and Maintenance
HIDREX iontophoresis systems are basically maintenance-free. Squeeze
the towels and axillary applicators dry rigorously after use. To prevent calcium deposits on the sheet metal, please make absolutely sure to remove any moisture from the treatment electrodes after each treatment!
Important: Calcifications at the electrodes can hinder the treatment current.
This deposit can be taken away with customary descaler as well
as through putting the electrodes in vinegar or citric acid.
A discoloration of the electrode-metal after the first therapysessions is regular.
Store only quite dry accessories in the suitcase!
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Purification / Cleaning (execute with demand)
The control unit, treatment trays and electrodes should be cleaned with a
moistened cloth or with a common detergent. Surface disinfectants* may
also be used.
The AX sponge cushions can be washed at 90°C; alternatively, they may be
steam-sterilized or immersed in a disinfectant solution. If disinfectant is
used, the sponges should be thoroughly rinsed with water before they are
reused. The towels can be washed in the washer with your regular laundry - follow the specific instructions. Common disinfectant supplements for
laundry detergents may be used.
Calcium deposits on the electrodes can impair current flow. Use a household calcium deposit remover or immerse the electrodes in vinegar. Expect
discoloration of the electrode metal after the first therapy sessions.
Warning: Before cleaning, make sure the device is turned off and separated from the power line. Never use kerosene, thinner, or other
solvents.
*
Henkel: Incidin Extra (1%), Incidin Plus (0.5%), Incidur (0.5%), Minutil (0.5%)
Dr. Trippen (desomed): Biguamed
B. Braun: Melesept SF (0.5%/5%), Hexaquart S (1.5%/5%), Meliseptol (undiluted)
Operational Check
Proceed with the following steps for an operational check of your HIDREX
system:
1) Set up the therapy system as you would for a treatment.
2) Activate the main power switch  to turn the control unit ON. Dose
and treatment time settings should appear on the main display .
3) Now close the treatment current path by placing one electrode onto the
towel that covers the other electrode, but do not let the electrodes touch.
Both electrodes are now immersed in a water-filled tray and lie on top of
each other, remaining separated by a towel. When testing the system
with AX electrodes, directly press both water-soaked sponge cushions
together.
4) The unit’s Dive-LED  should now be lit.
If the Dive-LED  does not lit under this test although the items on the
error checklist have been followed, please contact us so that we can coordinate the required steps.
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Symbol Legend
Connector for treatment electrodes
+ = Anode
(red cable)
− = Cathode
(black cable)
Type BF1 device
Device identification: Serial-No.: yy-x.x zzz
yy:
x.x:
zzz:
Year of manufacture
internal product type ID
consecutive number
Error Checklist
If prior to, during, or after a treatment session, the device does not operate in accordance with this manual, please go through the following
checklist before you send the device for repair. Working through the
checklist as the first step can save you considerable cost and inconvenience. Thank you.
 Verify that the safety wall adapter is properly connected to the control unit and to the wall outlet.
 Verify that the connectors on the dual connector cables are pushed
far enough onto the receptacles of the treatment electrodes for establishing a reliable connection.
 The dose will only be increased to the selected setting after the time
display shows a value of greater than 1 minute and the skin has
closed the treatment current path (Dive-LED  is lit).
 Verify that the device works properly on another person (overtreatment protection).
 Complete the operational check described below.
Hint: In rare cases, tap water conductance may be inadequate (e.g.
when tap water deionizing equipment is in use). In that case, try
non-carbonated mineral or table water instead.
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Device leakage currents comply with standards -- the system provides protection
against electrical shock (Type B); device is insulated (floating) (Type F).
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Shipping the Device for Repair or Maintenance
The device should only be shipped in the supplied carrying case. If at all
possible, use the original packaging material for shipping. Make sure the
device is protected against impact inside the case and that packaging is
suitable for shipping.
Prior to shipping, do not forget to clean and dry the system and the
accessories. Please do not ship towels, sponge cushions, or the facial
mask.
Please send all electrical accessories (safety wall adapter, treatment and
AX electrodes, and dual connecting cable set) together with the HIDREX
control unit.
Applicable Regulations and Legal Requirements
In accordance with addendum I and II of the MPBetreibV [Medical Device
Vigilance System] , the operator of a medical device is required to maintain
a Medical Device Log and to document completion of the safety inspections
listed below.
Important: Private persons who use the device only privately do not have
to comply with these requirements. Nevertheless, we recommend periodic safety inspections in accordance with the regulations.
Reconditioning and Disinfection
HIDREX iontophoresis systems are reusable medical devices; reconditioning is classified as “non-critical”. The applicable joint recommendations of
the “Kommission für Krankenhaushygiene und Infektionsprävention am
Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI) [Robert-Koch Institute Division of Applied Infection and Hospital Hygiene]” and the “Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und
Medizinprodukte (BfArM) [Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices]”
on “Anforderungen an die Hygiene bei der Aufbereitung von
Medizinprodukten [Reconditioning of Medical Devices: Hygiene Requirements]”, published on August 25, 2001, need to be complied with.
For reconditioning, the device has to be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the instructions provided in the chapter on “Care and Maintenance”. The accessories towels, treatment electrodes, and treatment trays
(carrying case) need to be disposed of and have to be replaced by new
ones. In addition, a technical safety inspection has to be completed and
documented. The medical device may be reconditioned up to 10 times.
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Technical Safety Inspection
Only competent technicians trained by the HIDREX GmbH may be contracted for technical safety inspections. Suitable measuring and test equipment is mandatory. The medical device may only be operated with the accessories listed in the instruction manual.
In accordance with “MPBetreibV”, HIDREX iontophoresis units require technical safety inspections every 2 years in addition to inspections after each
repair or reconditioning. Technical safety inspections have to cover at least
the following items:
 Visual check of medical device and accessories
 Protective conductor test in accordance with DIN EN 60601-1:1990
 Leakage current test in accordance with EN 60601-1:1990
 Operational check of the medical device in accordance with the instruction manual
The operator is responsible to rectify any faults detected during the technical
safety inspections (i.e. the user has to make arrangements for repair).
Lifespan
Legal reasons limit the lifespan of this medical device to 4 years. The manufacturer has to recondition the medical device not later than by the end of
this term. Each successful reconditioning by the manufacturer extends the
lifespan of the medical device by 2 years. If the HIDREX iontophoresis system is reconditioned for the same patient, the treatment trays or carrying
case (depending on their condition) do not necessarily have to be replaced.
Electric-Magnetic Compatibility
Of course, the HIDREX Devices are developed after the stipulated guidelines for electromagnetic compatibility (EMV) and been manufactured.
Caution: Medical-Electric-Appliances are subject to medical-electricappliances. The EMV particular precautions and must install in
accordance with the EMV-Hints contained in the accompanyingpapers and in operation is taken. Wearable and mobile HFCommunication facilities, as portable phones or Pager, can influence medical-electric-appliances!
Please heed the broad guidance and manufacturer declarations in this context relating to DIN EN 60601-1-2:2001, which you can consult at
www.hidrex.de or order with us.
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Entsorgung von Verpackung und Elektro-Altgeräten
Our packages and the transportation-protection-parts were
produced out of non-polluting, salvageable materials. The form
parts are from PS (foamed, Polystyrol free of FCKW), foils and
bags are from PE (Polyäthylen) and outside-package are of
cardboard. Dispose all package-parts in an environmentally
acceptable way.
If the appliance can become use no more, you please dispose expertly of it.
In the remainder, the national ordinances are to be heeded.
Appliances that are marked with the marginal symbol cannot be disposed with the house-garbage. You are indebted
to dispose of such electro and electronics-garbage separately. Please inform yourself about the possibility of the
regular waste disposal with your commune. With the separate waste disposal, you supply the garbage to the recycling. You help to avoid with it that incriminating materials
reach into the environment (ElektroG).
WEEE-Reg.-Nr.: DE 42510094
Hersteller-Nr. Duales System Interseroh: 134502 (VerpackV)
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Technical Data
GS400
Display-Tolerance
Treatment Voltage (Dose) ± 2 V
Treatment Time ± 1 %
Dimensions
190 x 49 x 137 mm
Mass
(W x H x D)
0.5 kg
Power input
Input voltage: 12 V
Max. input current: 500 mA
Input power: max. 6 VA
Environmental temperature
Direct current output
+10°C to +30°C
Treatment voltage 60 V= max.
Treatment current 35 mA max.(into a 1 kΩ load)
Max. output power 225 mW
See supplementary sheet for guidelines and factory declarations in accordance with DIN EN 60601-1-2:2001 (EMC).
Safety Wall Adapter (Typ: Friwo FW 7662M/12)
Input
Input voltage 100-240 V~ / 50-60 Hz
Max. current 400 mA
Output
Nominal output voltage 12 V=
Output current max. 0,5 A
Max. output power 6 VA
Distribution / Trading
United Kingdom:
Avanor Healthcare Ltd
Unit 19 Mahoney Green, Rackheath,
Norwich, NR13 6JY, UK
Phone: 0845 643 9545
www.avanor.co.uk
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