Merits Health Products Pioneer 3 User`s manual

Merits Health Products Co., Ltd.
Table of Contents
IEC Symbols…………………..…………………………… 2
Important Safeguards………………………………………. 2
Description…………………………………………………. 4
Specifications………………………………………………. 5
Operating Instructions……………………………………… 6
Cleaning And Disinfecting……………..…………..………. 9
Caution, Attention or Consult Accompanying Documents.
Alternating Current
Direct Current
Type BF Equipment
Double Insulation
Important Safeguards
Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a
Follow the instructions of your physician to operate this unit
regarding the type of drug to be used, the dosage, the frequency, and
duration of the inhalations.
Read and understand the information contained before use and save for future reference.
Ensure the dryness of the inlet filter for proper operation.
This device is only to be used for the purpose for which it was expressly designed, that is, as a
device for aerosol therapy. Any use other than that must be considered as inappropriate and
therefore dangerous. The manufacturer won’t be held responsible for damage resulting from
improper, wrong or unreasonable use, or if the device is used on electrical installation that does not
correspond to the current standards.
Do not place or store the unit where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
Do not place or drop into water or other liquid.
Do not place this equipment near hot, sparking or burning objects. Keep the cord away from
HEATED or HOT surfaces.
NEVER block the air openings of the product or place it on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch,
where the air opening may be blocked.
Unplug the unit before filling. Do not overfill.
To prevent over-heating and damage to the device, it must be turned off for 40 minutes after every
20 minutes of operating.
Electrical Shock Hazard - do not disassemble the cabinet from product.
Always unplug the unit while not using it.
Do not use while bathing or in wet or damp location.
Do not reach for a product that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
Never operate this product while asleep or drowsy. Close supervision is necessary when the device
is used by, on, or near children or handicapped people.
Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before cleaning or servicing.
Do not use product in the presence of mixtures of anesthetics.
Do not use oil or grease on or near this device.
Turn the unit off when it is not in use.
To prevent the risk of cross infection, different persons should never use the same nebulizer kit.
A disposable nebulizer kit is used in this model, cleaning of the nebulizer is recommended after
each aerosol treatment. Disinfecting is recommended once a day. We recommend that you follow
the cleaning and disinfecting procedures described on page 9.
This portable nebulizer, N283, is designed to efficiently deliver the prescribed liquid medication to
treat your respiratory disorders, such as asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. The Pioneer nebulizer will
convert the liquid medication into an aerosol mist that penetrates through your lungs.
The nebulizer kit of the device is provided with a two-valve system, which ensures maximum
efficiency of the inhalation, thus minimize the waste of the drug. In practice, during expiration, the
expiration-valve on the nebulizer cap will open, allowing the patient’s exhaled air to pass to atmosphere,
avoiding contamination of the device. Conversely, during inspiration, the valve will close, maximizing
the amount of inhalation.
Nebulizer Kit
1. Top Cover
2. Main Device(Compressor)
3. Nebulizer Cap
4. Micronization Cone
5. Drug Ampoule
6. Mouth Piece
7. Mask Adapter
8. Rubber Cushion
9. Pediatric Mask
10. Inlet Air Filter
11. Carrying Bag
12. AC/DC Adapter
Optional Parts:
13. Rechargeable Battery Pack
14. DC Car Adapter
Electrical Requirements
100~240VAC, 50/60Hz ; 12VDC
Power Consumption
< 15 watt
3.4”(D)×2.2”(W)×6.9”(H)(incl. battery )
370 g (0.81 lbs)
615 g (1.35 lbs)(incl. battery )
Sound Pressure Level
Max. Comp. Pressure
30 Psig or greater
Neb. Operating Pressure
10~14 Psig
Operating Flow
Particle Size Less Than (MMAD)
5 µm
Ampoule Capacity
6 ml
Intermittent Use
20 min ON/40 min OFF
Operating Temperature
10℃ ~ 40℃ (50℉ to 104℉)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95% non-condensing
Storage/Transport Temperature Range
-20℃~ 60℃ (-4℉ to 140℉)
Storage/Transport Humidity
Up to 95% non-condensing
(1). Conditions may vary based on altitude above sea level, barometric pressure and temperature.
(2). This product complies with the following standards: C22.2 No 601.1-M90,
UL Std. No 2601-1 and IEC/EN 60601-1.
(3). For electromagnetic compatibility the standards are based as follow: CSA 601.1-2
and IEC/EN 60601-1-2.
(4). Protection against electric shock is classified as Type II.
(5). Degree of protection against electric shock is classified as Type BF.
(6). Mode of operation belongs to intermittent mode.
(7). Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture
with air or with oxygen or nitrous oxide
(8). Degree of protection against ingress of water is rated as IPX0 (Device is not water proof).
Operating Instructions
1. Power Indication Light
Green light while power ON
ON/OFF Button
Power Socket
Top Cover
Nebulizer Kit
Before using the device make sure that all parts are clean, as described in the chapter “Cleaning and
Remove the top cover and nebulizer kit from the device.
Pour the drug prescribed by the doctor into the drug ampoule and reassemble kit. Do not fill over
the upper line in the ampoule. The maximum content is approx 6ml. If the dose to be inhaled is
larger than the maximum capacity of the ampoule, it should be divided into several separate
Note: This device is not intended to be used with Pentamidine.
Align the tenon of the nebulizer kit with the groove on the main unit as illustrated. Push down and
turn the nebulizer kit to lock it on the main unit. Adjust the angle of the nebulizer kit to the desired
position of treatment.
The device can be used in 2 different ways:
To use with mouthpiece
Install the mouthpiece on the nebulizer cap with the desired
angle for aerosol therapy.
To use with mask
Install the mask with mask adapter on the nebulizer cap.
Ensure their tightness and closure by applying sufficient
pressure when installing.
6. Connect the device to electrical power. This device can be
operated with various power sources:
With the AC/DC adapter
This is designed for use at home or, wherever 100V~240V, 50/60Hz power supply is available.
1.) Insert the adapter into an appropriate
wall outlet, the specifications are
indicated on the adapter.
2.) Insert the plug of the AC/DC adapter
into the power socket of the device.
3.) Press the ON/OFF button to start the
aerosol therapy. The power indication
light (green) will be illuminated.
4.) Turn off the device by pressing the
ON/OFF button again after the
treatment is finished. The power
indication light (green) will be turned
With the DC car adapter (option)
It is convenient to allow patient to take the treatments when traveling by car.
1.) Make sure the cigarette lighter-socket in the car or DC source is 12VDC. Insert the plug of the
DC car adapter into the cigarette socket.
2.) Insert the other end of the adapter into the power socket of the device.
3.) Press the ON/OFF button to start the aerosol therapy. The power indication light (green) will be
4.) Turn off the device by pressing the ON/OFF button again after the treatment is finished. The
power indication light (green) will be turned off.
Warning: DO NOT use while driving!!
With the rechargeable battery (option)
An optional rechargeable battery is also available for
providing two treatments of about 20 minutes each. This
device is designed for intermittent use. Turn off the unit
after 20 minutes of usage and allow unit to cool down
for 40 minutes before turning it on again.
1.) Inert the battery by matching the tenon on the top of
battery and rabbet at the device bottom. Slide the
battery pack for installation. A “click” sound will be
heard when the installation is done.
2.) Press the ON/OFF button to start the aerosol therapy.
The power indication light (green) will be illuminated.
3.) Turn off the device by pressing the ON/OFF button again after the treatment is finished. The
power indication light (green) will be turn off.
4.) Remove the battery pack by sliding it in counter direction.
Charging the battery (option)
The battery can be charged with either the AC/DC adapter or the DC car adapter.
1.) Remove the battery from the device. (Battery will not be
charged when it is attached to the compressor system.)
2.) Recharge the battery by inserting plug of the AC/DC
adapter (or DC car adapter). The minimum charging time
is about 3~5 hours.
3.) The battery status indicator will illuminate amber during
the charging operation and turn green when fully charged.
Battery Status Indicator
z Green :
z Amber :
z Amber (Blinking):
z Amber & Green (Blinking):
Fully charged
Normal charging
Protective charging
Bad Battery (Need to be replaced.)
a. For a new rechargeable battery, the first charge shall be no less than 8 hours.
b. Disconnect the battery from the main unit when not using for a long period of time.
c. The battery should always be stored FULLY CHARGED in a cool dry place.
d. Charge the battery continually to maintain maximum battery capacity.
Warning: To prevent the hazard of short circuit. DO NOT use any
metal or conductor to connect the electrodes on the battery.
Cleaning And Disinfecting
Cleaning the nebulizer kit
Following the cleaning instructions after each use will prevent any remaining medication in the
nebulizer kit from drying and causing the device to nebulize ineffectively.
-Cleaning after every use:
1. Press the ON/OFF button to power off
device. Unplug the AC/DC adapter from
the power socket of device.
2. Remove the mouthpiece (or mask adapter)
and nebulizer kit from the device.
3. Separate the parts of the nebulizer kit and
rinse all of them under running water.
Note: Never clean with benzene, thinner or flammable chemical products.
4. Especially wash the parts in contact with the drug (nebulizer cap, mouthpiece, micronization
cone and drug ampoule) with running water.
5. You may also rinse thoroughly the parts (excluding the main unit) under lukewarm running
water (max.60 degrees for 10 min.). Leave them to air dry.
Warning: ․ DO NOT boil or autoclave the complete device or any
․ This portable nebulizer is not provided sterile nor is it
intended to be sterilized.
-Disinfect Daily:
1. Using a clean container or bowl, soak items (excluding main device) in three parts hot water to
one part white vinegar for 30 minutes.
2. With clean hands remove items from disinfectant solution, rinse under hot tap water, and air dry
on a clean paper towel.
Cleaning the main device
1. Turn the unit off. Unplug power cord from the main device.
2. Wipe the outside surface of the main device with a clean damp cloth every few days to keep it
dust-free. DO NOT clean using abrasive cleaners.
DO NOT submerge the main unit or the AC/DC adapter or
DC car adapter in water. Doing so will result in device
Warning: The nebulizer kit is only designed for using, and should be
used, with this specified compressor. Use with a different
kind of compressor may impair the performance.
1. The disposable nebulizer kit must be replaced after every 30
days of use. You can purchase more nebulizer kits from your
device supplier.
2. On the bottom of the main device there is a filter holder and
an inlet air filter, which ensures that the mist generated by the
device contains no extraneous substances. The frequency of
changing the filter depends on the using conditions of the
device (e.g. in more or less dusty atmosphere). The filter
should be replaced every 6 months or sooner when a gray
coloration is observed. Additional filters can be purchased
from your device supplier.
filter holder
To change the filter:
1.) Remove the filter holder located on the bottom of the main device. Pull out the old filter from
the holder and discard it.
2.) Push a new filter into position, and reinstall the filter holder back to the main device.
3. Authorized personnel maintain the rest of this device only.
Merits Health Products Co., Ltd. warrants the Pioneer nebulizer compressor to be free from defective
workmanship and materials for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase. The optional rechargeable
battery is warranted for 180 days from date of purchase. Check with your dealer for more details. This
warranty is limited to the original purchaser of the nebulizer. Any defective part or assembly will be
repaired or replaced, at the sole discretion and determination of Merits Health Products Co., Ltd., if the
unit has been properly operated during the warranty period. Normal maintenance items and disposable
components are not covered by this warranty. Shipping charges, if any, shall be paid by the purchaser.
Note: There is no other express warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of the express limited warranty and to the
extent permitted by law and all implied warranties are excluded. This warranty does not cover providing
a loaner compressor, compensating for costs incurred for compressor rental, or labor costs incurred in
repairing or replacing defective part(s).
Authorized European Representative:
Roma Medical Limited
Unit 23 Vale Business Park,
Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7PF
United Kingdom
Manufactured by:
Merits Health Products Co., Ltd.
No.9, Road 36, Taichung Industrial Park,
Taichung, Taiwan,
CE Marked For Model
N283 (Europe)
230V~, 50Hz