HomeFill The HomeFill system is a flexible ambulatory system allowing patients to fill a HomeFill cylinder. The system comes in four parts: • HomeFill concentrator - works like a standard concentrator • HomeFill compressor - connects to the HomeFill concentrator allowing you to fill HomeFill cylinders • HomeFill cylinder - cylinder capable of being filled using the HomeFill compressor and concentrator • Stand - used to mount the HomeFill compressor onto the concentrator HomeFill cylinders Cylinder model Capacity Weight empty HF2PCE6 157 litres 1.66kg HF2PCE9 240 litres 2.1kg HomeFill cylinder durations. Setting HF2PCE6 1 9 hours 18 mins 2 5 hours 54 mins 3 4 hours 30 mins 4 3 hours 36 mins 5 3 hours Continuous 1 hour 20 mins HomeFill requires a full assessment HF2PCE9 14 hours 18 mins 9 hours 6 mins 6 hours 54 mins 5 hours 36 mins 4 hours 42 mins 2 hours 5 mins HomeFill compressor and concentrator HomeFill compressor HomeFill concentrator Weight 15kg 20.5kg Sound level 49dB(A) 37dB(A) at 5 lpm A B C D E F G H I J K L Concentrator Compressor Cylinder Stand Fillport Fillport cover On/Off switch Flowmeter/adjustment knob Oxygen outlet Indicator lights Power cord (on reverse) Hour meter C E B D I H F J G L A K Caution Ensure the concentrator is kept upright at all times. Plug your concentrator machine into the mains, do not use an extension lead. Make sure the flow rate on the concentrator machine is set to the flow rate ordered by the health care professional. Do not restrict the ventilation around the concentrator machine. Assembling HomeFill • Place the stand on top of the concentrator • Place the compressor on top of the stand • Insert one end of the interconnect hose into the outlet fitting on the back of the concentrator and push the metal clip to secure • Insert the opposite end of the interconnect hose into the inlet fitting on the side of the compressor, again use the metal clip to secure How to use the concentrator without the compressor • To use the HomeFill concentrator without the compressor ensure your compressor is switched off and there are no cylinders attached. Plug the concentrator directly into a power socket, do not use an extension lead • Press the power switch - you will hear an alarm and the panel lights will come on • After a second the panel lights will switch off leaving only the green system ok light on • Check the ball in the flow meter is centred on the line marking your prescribed flow. If for any reason the ball does not centre on your prescribed flow rate use the knob to adjust until it does. Any adjustment from your prescribed flow must only be made when advised to do so by a health care professional • When not using the device, be sure to switch it off Caution Never leave cylinders attached to the compressor when not being filled. How to fill the HomeFill cylinder 1. Before filling • Turn the concentrator on for at least 30 minutes before attempting to refill cylinders • Examine the pressure on the cylinder. If the pressure is below 103.5 bar/1500 psi your cylinder is ready to be refilled When the needle on the contents gauge is in the red zone, the cylinder needs to be filled. If the cylinder is already at 1500 psi it may not fill when attached. • Inspect the cylinder to ensure it has not been damaged in anyway. If satisfied remove the cannula from the cylinder and ensure the flow rate selector is turned to the OFF position • Remove the cylinder and compressor fillport covers if present pinch and pull to remove 2. Attach the cylinder to the compressor • On the compressor push down the outer ring of the fillport until green dots are visible • Hold the cylinder by the neck (behind the contents gauge) • Position the cylinder in the compressor cradle • Align the cylinder fillport with the compressor fillport • Push up on the outer ring of the compressor fillport while pushing down on the cylinder - you will hear a click once they are properly connected 3. Turn on the compressor Switch the compressor on. The following should occur: • 0-3 minutes: the wait (yellow) light will be illuminated while the compressor warms up • After 3 minutes: the filling (green) light will be lit while the cylinder is filling • When the cylinder is full: the filling light will turn off and the full (green) light will switch on It takes approximately two hours to fill a cylinder from empty 4. Remove the cylinder • Once the cylinder is full switch the compressor off • With one hand hold the cylinder at the back of the neck behind the contents gauge • With the other hand, grasp the outer ring of the connector fillport and push down • Lift up on the cylinder to remove the connector • Once the cylinder is disconnected from the compressor, release the outer ring of the compressor fillport and use two hands to remove the cylinder from the compressor cradle • Place the fillport covers onto both the compressor fillport and the cylinder fillport Caution Never remove a cylinder from the compressor while it’s switched on. Cleaning and maintenance Once a day: Clean the compressor fillport with a dry, lint free cloth and replace the cap. Inspect the cylinder for damage and ensure the cap is replaced when not in use. Weekly: Wipe the concentrator with a damp cloth. Wash all the foam filters in either warm soapy water, or use a vacuum to remove any dust. There are two filters, one in the compressor, one in the concentrator. Caution Always ensure the filters are dry before replacing them. Do not operate your machine without filters.
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