Panasonic EW1211 Operating instructions

Panasonic EW1211 Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
Oral Irrigator
Model No. EW1211W
Operating Instructions
Oral Irrigator
Model No. EW1211W
Safety precautions..................... 5
Intended use.........................................8
Parts identification...............................8
How to use............................................9
After use.............................................. 11
Battery life...........................................14
Removing the built-in rechargeable
Changing the nozzle (Sold separately)....15
Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic product.
Before operating this unit, please read these instructions completely and save them for future use.
•Do not immerse the charger in water or wash it with water.
Doing so may cause electric shock or fire due to a short circuit.
•Always unplug the power plug from a household outlet
when cleaning the charger. Failure to do so may cause
electric shock or injury.
•The supply cord cannot be replaced. If the cord is
damaged, the charger should be scrapped.
•Oral irrigators can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge under supervision.
•Oral irrigators shall be used only with cold or warm
water, or specific solutions as defined in the
manufacturer’s instructions.
•Children shall not play with the appliance.
Safety precautions
To reduce the risk of injury, loss of life, electric shock, fire, and
damage to property, always observe the following safety precautions.
Do not store within the reach of children or infants.
Do not let them use it.
Explanation of symbols
The following symbols are used to classify and describe the level
of hazard, injury, and property damage caused when the
denotation is disregarded and improper use is performed.
Denotes a potential
hazard that will result in
serious injury or death.
Denotes a potential
hazard that could result
in serious injury or death.
Denotes a hazard that
could result in minor injury.
The following symbols are used to classify and describe the type
of instructions to be observed.
This symbol is used to alert users to a specific operating
procedure that must not be performed.
This symbol is used to alert users to a specific operating
procedure that must be followed in order to operate the
unit safely.
-Doing so may cause an accident or injury due to
accidental ingestion of removable parts.
Do not connect or disconnect the power plug to a
household outlet with a wet hand.
-Doing so may cause electric shock or injury.
Do not place the charger over or near water filled
sink or bathtub.
Do not use when the cord or the power plug is
damaged or when the fitting into the household
outlet is loose.
Do not damage, modify, forcefully bend, pull, twist,
or bundle the cord.
Also, do not place anything heavy on or pinch the
-Doing so may cause electric shock or fire due to a short
Do not use anything other than the supplied
charger. Also, do not charge any other product with
the supplied charger.
-Doing so may cause burn or fire due to a short circuit.
Do not use in a way exceeding the rating of the
household outlet or the wiring.
-Exceeding the rating by connecting too many power plugs
to one household outlet may cause fire due to overheating.
Always ensure the appliance is operated on an
electric power source matched to the rated voltage
indicated on the charger.
Fully insert the power plug.
-Failure to do so may cause fire or electric shock.
► case of an abnormality or malfunction
Immediately stop using and remove the power plug
if there is an abnormality or malfunction.
-Failure to do so may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
<Abnormality or malfunction cases>
••The main unit or charger is deformed or
abnormally hot.
••The main unit or charger smells of burning.
••There is abnormal sound during use or charging of
the main unit or charger.
-Immediately request inspection or repair at an authorized
service centre.
This product has a built-in rechargeable battery. Do
not throw into flame or heat.
-Doing so may cause fluid leak, overheating, or explosion.
Do not modify or repair.
Regularly clean the power plug to prevent dust from
accumulating (once every half a year).
-Failure to do so may cause fire due to insulation failure
caused by humidity.
Disconnect the power plug and wipe with a dry cloth.
damage to teeth and gums
People who are unable to operate should not use
this appliance.
People with weak oral senses should not use this
-Doing so may cause injury or damage to teeth and gums.
People who may have periodontal disease, have teeth
being treated, or concerned about symptoms within
their mouth should consult a dentist before use.
-Failure to do so may cause injury or damage to teeth and
Never use for a purpose other than oral cleaning.
-Doing so may cause an accident or injury when the stream
of water is pointed toward the eyes, nose, ears, or throat.
-Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
Contact an authorized service centre for repair (battery
change, etc.).
Do not fill the tank with water warmer than 40 °C.
Never disassemble except when disposing of the
-Doing so may cause infection or inflammation.
-Doing so may cause burns.
Do not share nozzle with your family or other people.
-Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
Do not place a metallic object such as a coin or a
clip on top of the charger.
-Doing so may cause burns due to excessive heat.
the following precautions
Do not allow pins or trash to adhere to the power plug.
-Doing so may cause electric shock or fire due to a short
Do not drop or subject to shock.
-Doing so may cause injury.
Do not wrap the cord around the charger when storing.
-Doing so may cause the wire in the cord to break with the
load, and may cause fire due to a short circuit.
Disconnect the power plug from the household
outlet when not using for extended period of time.
-Failure to do so may cause electric shock or fire due to
electrical leakage resulting from insulation deterioration.
Disconnect the power plug by holding onto it
instead of the cord.
-Failure to do so may cause electric shock or fire due to a
short circuit.
Keep the appliance sanitized and use fresh tap
water or warm water when cleaning the mouth.
Make sure to throw out the water inside the tank,
and run the appliance for 2 to 3 seconds to drain
the water after usage.
of the rechargeable battery
The rechargeable battery is exclusively for use with
this appliance. Do not use the battery with other
Do not charge the battery after it has been removed
from the product.
••Do not throw into fire or apply heat.
••Do not solder, disassemble or modify the battery.
••Do not let the positive and negative terminals of
the battery get in contact with each other through
metallic objects.
••Do not carry or store the battery together with
metallic jewellery such as necklaces and hairpins.
••Never peel off the tube.
-Doing so may cause fluid leak, overheating, or explosion.
After removing the rechargeable battery, do not
keep it within the reach of children and infants.
-The battery will harm the body if accidentally swallowed.
If this happens, consult a physician immediately.
-Failure to do so may cause damage to your health if used
without keeping it sanitized due to propagation of mold
and bacteria.
If the battery fluid leaks out, take the following
procedures. Do not touch the battery with your bare
-The battery fluid may cause blindness if it comes in
contact with your eyes.
Do not rub your eyes. Wash immediately with clean water
and consult a physician.
-The battery fluid may cause inflammation or injury if it
comes in contact with the skin or clothes.
Wash it off thoroughly with clean water and consult a
Intended use
•Do not put salt, mouthwash or other chemicals into the water
tank. Doing so may cause malfunction.
•Do not dry the main unit with a dryer or a fan heater. Doing so
may cause malfunction or deformation of the parts.
•Do not wipe with thinners, benzine, alcohol etc. Doing so may
cause malfunction, cracking or discoloration of the parts.
•Store the appliance in a place with low humidity after use.
Leaving the appliance in a bathroom may cause malfunction.
Parts identification
 
AMain unit
1Nozzle release button
2Power switch [0/1]
3Mode switch
4Mode indicator
5Charging indicator
6Ventilation hole
7Suction hose
9Water tank
Water tank cap
BCharger (RE8-53)
Charging section
 
Power plug
>Nozzle stands
?Screw holes for wall mounting
The charger can be mounted
on a wall using two wood
CNozzle (x2)
AIdentification ring
BNozzle handle
D2 screws
There may be moisture inside the main unit (water tank and
suction hose). This is moisture left from the distilled water used
for product testing and is hygienically safe.
►►On the bathroom countertop or a shelf
1.Place the cord in the right, left or centre
cord guide, depending on where the charger
will be placed.
2.Place the charger on a secure, level surface.
3.Plug in the power plug.
main unit so it stands
1 Insert
upright in the charging section.
The charging indicator will light up.
•Be sure to place the main unit upright. If
the main unit is tilted or not in direct contact
with the charger, the main unit may not
charge properly.
•Charging is completed in about 15 hours.
•The lamp does not go off even when
charging ends.
•The main unit will provide an operation time
of approximately 15 minutes of use when
the battery is fully charged. (The operating
duration will become shorter as the
batteries get older.)
the power plug after charging is
2 Disconnect
•The battery performance will not be affected even if it is
charged for more than 15 hours.
•When using the appliance for the first time or if it has not been
used for more than half a year, the charging indicator may not
light up for several minutes after charging starts or the
operating time may become shorter. In such cases, charge the
battery for 23 hours or more.
•Recommended ambient temperature for charging is 5 – 35 °C.
Battery performance may decrease under extremely low or high
temperatures, and the battery may not charge properly.
How to use
the nozzle firmly onto the
1 Attach
main unit.
the water tank cap, hold the
2 Open
main unit so it is level, and fill the
tank with water.
•Always use new tap water or lukewarm water.
•If the water feels cold, use lukewarm water
with a temperature of 40 °C or less.
the water tank cap, making
3 Close
sure it locks in place.
the mode switch and select the desired
4 Press
water jet mode.
•The mode indicator will glow the previously selected mode.
If the appliance is not used for more than 30 days, or after
the appliance has been fully charged from its fully
discharged state, the mode is initialized to air in (soft).
(When the battery is drained, the mode will be reset but this
is not a fault.)
•If you want to use a different mode, press the mode switch
until it changes to the desired setting. Pressing the mode
switch will change the mode from air in (soft) to air in
(normal) to jet.
jet mode
•This mode is for removing food particles
trapped between the teeth.
air in (normal) mode
•This mode is for periodontal pocket
cleaning and gum care.
air in (soft) mode
•This mode is for gently massaging the gums.
•When you use the appliance for the first time, press the
power switch to turn the appliance on and test each of the
water jet modes with the tank filled with water.
•We recommend using the appliance in an ambient
temperature range of 5 – 35 °C. If used outside this range,
the appliance may stop operating.
•Do not hold the tip of the nozzle firmly against the teeth or
•Do not operate the main unit when empty other than when
pouring out any remaining water after use. Operating the
main unit without water may result in a malfunction.
the nozzle in your
5 Place
mouth and close your mouth
gently before pressing the
power switch.
•To use, place your face over a
washbasin, and with the main unit
upright and the nozzle at the top,
raise your elbow.
•Pressing the mode switch during
use will change the mode.
•A fully filled water tank provides
approximately 35 seconds of use.
•If the nozzle is inclined too much,
water will come out of the ventilation
hole instead of the nozzle. (The
ventilation hole in the rear of the
main unit allows for easier water
suction of the hose.)
Turn the nozzle handle to adjust the
direction of the water flow.
use, press the power switch to turn off the
6 After
main unit.
•Stop operation with the nozzle still in the mouth to prevent
water from splashing.
►►Cleaning the space between the teeth
In the jet mode
•Direct the water flow onto the
between the teeth.
•Direct from the front and back sides of the teeth.
►►Periodontal pocket cleaning
In the air in (normal) mode
•Aim the water flow at the space between
the teeth and gum.
•Slowly shift the water flow along the gum.
•Clean the front and back of the teeth and
behind the molars as well.
•Clean the areas of concern in the gum in
the air in (soft) mode.
* Do not clean the periodontal pocket in jet
mode, since the strength of water flow is
too strong.
After use
1.Open the water tank cap and pour
out the water.
•Always pour out the remaining
water and empty out the water tank.
If water is left behind, this may
result in the growth of bacteria.
2.Turn on the power switch and drain
out the water.
•Operate for 2-3 seconds until no
more water appears and then turn
off the power switch.
3.Stand the main unit in the charger.
4.While pressing the nozzle release
button, remove the nozzle from the
main unit and place it on the nozzle
►►Gum care
In the air in (normal) mode
•Stimulate the gum.
•Gently stimulate the areas of concern in
the gum in the air in (soft) mode.
4.Align and slide the water tank along the groove
and install it securely.
1.Pull out the water tank downwards.
Use a cloth to wipe away the stains on the
•Never use thinners, benzine, or alcohol since it
may cause malfunction or cracking/discoloration
of the parts.
•Do not clean the charger with water.
•About once every six months wipe the prongs
of the power plug with a dry cloth.
2.Clean with water.
•Remove the identification ring and clean with water.
•Do not wash with hot water exceeding 50 °C.
•If using a detergent, use one suitable for dishwashing.
Rinse well with water to ensure no detergent remains after
•Never use thinners, benzine, or alcohol since it may cause
malfunction or cracking/discoloration of the parts.
Scrub the filter at the tip of the
suction hose lightly with a soft brush.
3.Wipe away the water with a towel etc. and dry.
The appliance does not
Possible cause
You have just purchased the product or it has
not been used for more than 6 months.
Charge the unit for at least 23 hours. (See page 9.)
The charging time is short.
The appliance can be used
only for several minutes, even
if it is charged.
The main unit is not standing upright on the
charger. (See page 9.)
Stand the main unit upright so that its base
contacts the charging section of the charger.
Battery life is over (approx. 3 years).
The battery has reached the end of its life.
(See page 14.)
The nozzle is clogged.
Water pressure is low.
Water does not come out.
Mouth of the nozzle is squashed.
Replace the nozzle.
Filter is clogged.
Clean filter. (See page 12.)
The main unit is tilted too much while in use.
Use with the main unit in a vertical state.
(See page 10.)
If the problems still cannot be solved, contact the store where you purchased the unit or a service centre authorized by Panasonic for repair.
Battery life
The battery life is about 3 years when charged about once a week
(when used by one person).
If the operating time is significantly shorter even after a full charge,
the battery has reached the end of its life. (The operating life of the
battery may differ depending on usage or storage conditions)
Have the battery replaced by an authorized service centre.
For environmental protection and recycling of materials
This appliance contains a Nickel‑Metal Hydride battery.
Please make sure that the battery is disposed of at an officially
assigned location, if there is one in your country.
Removing the built-in rechargeable battery
Power source
See the name plate on the product
(Automatic voltage conversion)
Remove the built-in rechargeable battery before disposing the
Please make sure that the battery is disposed of at an officially
designated location if there is one.
This figure must only be used when disposing the appliance, and
must not be used to repair it. If you dismantle the appliance yourself,
it will no longer be waterproof, which may cause it to malfunction.
•Remove the appliance from the charger when removing the battery.
•Press the power switch to turn on the power and then keep the
power on until the battery is completely discharged.
•Perform steps 1 to 6 and lift the battery, and then remove it.
•Please take care not to short-circuit the battery.
Charging time
Approx. 15 hours
Power consumption Approx. 1 W
Pump frequency
1400 pulses/minute*
Water pressure
jet : 590 kPa (6.0 kgf/cm²)
air in (normal): 390 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm²)
air in (soft): 200 kPa (2.0 kgf/cm²)
Operating time
Approx. 15 minutes
(at 20 °C when fully charged)
Tank volume
Approx. 130 mL (approx. 35 seconds*)
Main unit: 197 (H) x 59 (W) x 75 (D) mm
Charger: 40 (H) x 93 (W) x 98 (D) mm
Main unit: Approx. 305 g
(Including nozzle)
Charger: Approx. 180 g
Airborne Acoustical
71 (dB (A) re 1 pW)
* When using air in (normal) mode
This product is intended for household use only.
Changing the nozzle (Sold separately)
• If the tip of nozzle gets deformed, please replace with a new
• The nozzle is a consumable. The nozzle should be replaced with
a new one every 6 months or so due to hygiene reasons, even if
its shape is unchanged.
New nozzle (tip)
Part number
Deformed nozzle (tip)
Replacement Nozzle for EW1211W
Disposal of Old Equipment and Batteries
Only for European Union and countries with recycling
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or
accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products and batteries must
not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old
products and used batteries, please take them to
applicable collection points in accordance with your
national legislation.
By disposing of them correctly, you will help to save
valuable resources and prevent any potential negative
effects on human health and the environment.
For more information about collection and recycling,
please contact your local municipality.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste,
in accordance with national legislation.
(Note for the battery symbol (bottom symbol)):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol.
In this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for
the chemical involved.
Panasonic Corporation
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