I have no problem connecting the 5000C to the Impulse 4000 during defib tests using the 5000C defib module, but the pacer module gives me a message that says "No Impulse 4000 Detected". Why won't the pacer module connect to the Medtester 5000C?
Make sure that you are using COMM 2 on the medtester. The correct cable to use is Fluke part number 2200252. The older part number was 3010-0467. The baud rates on both COMM 2 of the Medtester and the Impulse 4000 need to be set at 2400 baud for the connection to be successful. When you use the defib module on the 5000C the baud rate should automatically change from any baud rate to 2400 baud by itself. Therefore whatever the baud rate was set at for COMM 2 you will still get a connection. This is not true when using the pacer module on the medtester. You will need to physically change the baud rate to 2400 baud in the UTIL menu under BAUD. Make sure that the Impulse 4000 is on Main Menu Page 1 when you start the autosequence in the medtester.
Using the defib module on the medtester 5000C when I fire the defibrillator the joule values are displayed on the Impulse 4000 screen but not on the medtester screen. What is wrong?
On Impulse 4000 Main Menu Page 2 there is a MEDT button that needs to be pushed to transfer data back to the medtester. Make sure that you have entered the baud rate at 2400 and that you are using the proper cable. The correct cable to use is Fluke part number 2200252. The older part number was 3010-0467.
Can I measure leakage or power-cord resistance on a piece of equipment that has a power cord with only two conductors (hot and neutral) when it is plugged into the test receptacle on the 5000C?
No. If you plug a piece of equipment into the receptacle on a 5000C that has only two conductors, you will get no resistance or leakage measurements because there is no ground conductor. Power cord resistance and leakage measurements are taken through the ground wire.
Can I plug the medTester 5000C into a regular 15-A wall receptacle?
The medTester 5000C can be plugged into a 15-A wall receptacle only when using the 20 A to 15 A power-cord adapter, part number 2195732.
Do I need an external keyboard connected to the medTester 5000C wedge accessory for the barcode scanner to function?
An external keyboard is not needed for the Barcode Scanner to work with the medTester 5000C Wedge accessory. This function may be accomplished by programming the scanner to emulate an external keyboard.
Setting up the medTester 5000C with the Wedge and the Barcode Scanner needs to include the following steps:
- Ensure the Wedge is enabled with the medTester 5000C by selecting UTIL at Menu 1, press the right arrow to go to the second Utilities screen, select Wedge, select ON, and then select Store.
- Ensure the baud rate for COM 1 is at 9600 by selecting UTIL at Menu 1, select Baud, select COM1, press F4 until 9600 is displayed and then Store.
- Plug the Barcode Scanner into the PS/2 port on the side of the Wedge.
- Turn to page 2-6 of the Barcode Scanner User's Guide and scan the Emulate External Keyboard barcode in the middle of the page.
The Barcode Scanner will now scan barcodes and the medTester 5000 keyboard can be used for all other routine user interfaces.
How do I plug the Kelvin cable into the 5000C?
The Kelvin cable plugs into the two red jacks on the top left side of the 5000C when taking power-cord resistance or case-leakage readings. If you plug the Kelvin cable into any other jacks, your readings will be incorrect for case leakage, the current source will not be connected for power-cord resistance readings, and you will not get a resistance reading.
How do I remove the reverse polarity tests, power off tests, or open neutral tests for all of my safety tests? How can I restore the default test parameters?
Push CUSTOM on the second menu on the 5000C, then push the right arrow key, and then push INIT. On this menu select SAFETY and make your selections when prompted. Remember these selections will be changed on all of the safety tests.
How do you change the type of tester that the medTester 5000C is trying to connect to when testing SPO2 monitors and infusion pumps?
For example, I have an Infutest 2000, but when I run try to run a test using the Infutest, the medTester says that it is looking for an IDA-4P.
1. Change the type of tester by pushing the right arrow key so that you are on Menu 2 on the medtester. Now push the CUSTOM button and then AUTOSEQ. Push the IVPUMP button and then push TYPE. Now you can select INFUTEST and then push STORE.
2. You must now initialize the medtester autosequences for the test. To do this push the CUSTOM button on Menu 2 and then push INIT. Now push IVPUMP and then push YES.
3. Check the baud rate on comm. 2 to make sure that it is on the correct baud rate for your tester. You are now ready to test using the correct tester. The same sequence can be used for changing the type of SPO2 tester that you use with your medtester.
I am using my 5000C with a 202A LIM tester. What units am I reading on the 5000C display?
Although safety analyzers normally display the test results in ÂµA, this is not true when using it with a 202A LIM tester. The 5000C display now is reading in mA so there is no need to convert the reading. The medtester 5000C needs to be in the MANUAL ISOPWR test mode for use with a 202A LIM tester. The double banana connector on the 202A needs to be plugged into the 5000C correctly. If you look at the banana plug you will see that this cable has one connector on the double banana connector that has a tab with the letters GND stamped on it. This ground side of the double banana connector should be plugged into the black external input jack while the other side plugs into the red external input jack.
I cannot change the date and time on my 5000C. It keeps changing back to the prior time. How do I set the time and date?
The newer medtester 5000Cs have a Clock Enable Switch on the right side of the 5000C. Go to the UTIL menu and push the CLOCK button. After you change the time and date, push a non-metallic probe through the lower right vent hole on the right side of the 5000C and push in the micro switch lever. Hold this lever in while pushing the STORE button on the menu. Now you can release both the switch and the STORE button. When you escape to the first menu, the clock should be running and the time and date should be correctly set.
I have connected the cables between the 5000C and the medTester wedge and I cannot get anything to work through my wedge, but the connections directly to comm 2 on the medTester work fine. What am I doing wrong? How does the wedge work?
The medTester 5000C defaults to having the wedge shut off. You can turn the wedge on by pushing the UTIL button, then the right arrow button and then push WEDGE. When you then push ON and STORE your wedge will be turned on. The WPORTS menu in utilities will show you which port on the wedge is to be used by each device. You can change the port used by pushing the up or down arrow buttons and then pushing STORE. Be sure to select the correct baud rate and use the correct cable for your device.
The 5000C has only 10-lead, 3-lead and 4-lead safety tests. How do I test my 5-lead monitor?
To test a monitor with a 5-lead ECG set, use the 10-lead safety test. The fact that you did not attach the additional 5-V leads will not change the test results.
Using the defib module on the medtester 5000C, when I fire the defibrillator the joule values are displayed on the Impulse 4000, Impulse 3000, or Dale 900 screen but not on the medTester 5000C screen. What is wrong?
On Impulse 4000, Main Menu Page 2, there is a MEDT button that needs to be pushed to transfer data back to the medTester. There is also a MEDT selection on the menus of the Impulse 3000 and Dale 900. Make sure that you have pushed this button, that the baud rate is set to 2400, and that you are using the proper cable. The correct cable to use with the Impulse 4000 is Fluke Biomedical part number 2200252. The older part number was 3010-0467. The correct cable to use with the Impulse 3000 and Dale 900 is Fluke Biomedical part number 2199346. The older part number was 3010-0300.
What is a Kelvin cable and how can I purchase one? the first menu, the clock should be running and the time and date should be correctly set.
A Kelvin cable is a coiled cable with a double banana-plug connector on one end and a clamp on the other end. This can be ordered from Fluke Biomedical, part number 2392617
What is the purpose of module 5 in a 5000C?
Module 5 is called the Waveforms/Extended Testing module. Module 5 gives your medTester 5000C some useful testing abilities plus ECG, arrhythmia and performance waveforms. Without Module 5, a 5000C has ten built-in safety tests. With Module 5 installed in your 5000C, you will get an additional five blank safety tests that can be programmed to perform the exact safety test steps that you need to do without changing the integrity of the ten base safety tests. There are two additional tests which can be very helpful to you. The line monitor test will monitor the line voltage supplied to the receptacle that the 5000C is plugged into and record changes in voltage over extended periods of time. The environmental monitor allows you to record both ground potential voltage and resistance measurements between a common ground point and up to 99 other ground points.
What is the purpose of the external leakage-test versus the internal leakage-test selections on the 5000C?
Under the safety-test selections there are two different types of safety tests: external leakage tests and internal leakage tests. The external leakage tests are used to test case-surface leakage. Since you are testing for leakage on the surface of the unit, you must first connect the Kelvin cable to the metal surface or a grounded lug on the unit under test. The other set of test positions are the internal-leakage tests. These tests will measure leakage that is on the ground wire inside of the power cord. The Kelvin cable does not need to be attached for this test.
When I am performing a power-cord resistance test, my 5000C display is flashing and the unit is beeping. Why is this happening?
The 5000C will flash #x.xxx and beep under two conditions when performing power-cord resistance readings. Either the resistance being measured is over 2000 m? or the measurement circuit is not completed. Check to see if the current-source LED light is on. If the light is on, the resistance may be over 2000 m?. If the current-source light is not on, check that you have the Kelvin cable plugged into the two red jacks on the top right of the 5000C, check that the unit under test is plugged into the receptacle on the 5000C, and that the ground pin on the power cord is intact. Then check for an intact ground path. You may need to attach the Kelvin cable to a different location on the case of the unit under test or a grounded lug. When performing a power-cord resistance test you have the option to push SKIP if you do not want to continue with the power cord resistance test. The rest of the safety test will then be completed and your test will not be failed.
When I am using the medTester 5000C ESU module with my 454A Electrosurgery Analyzer, sometimes the load displayed on the 5000C does not agree with the load that the 454A is displaying. I am using the correct cable and baud rate, so what is the problem?
The 454A was designed to protect its relays by not allowing the load to change while the meter is still registering power from the ESU. In other words, the 454A will not change loads until the displayed power reading has dropped to zero. If the power on the ESU was set to 300 W. it can take two or three seconds after you stop firing the ESU before the reading on the 454A will drop to 0 W. During this period of time, if you were to push the CONTINUE button on the 454A and your next step requires a load change on the 454A, the medTester will show the new load value, but the 454A will not switch from the load used on the previous test. As you may have guessed, this could cause your entire test to be failed by the medTester because the next test will be calculated by the 454A using the wrong load. For example, the most often-seen scenario is that you have just completed a monopolar-output test using the 300-? load and your next test is a bipolar output test at 100 ?. The medTester 5000C screen will tell you to set the ESU to fire on bipolar, but the load will still be set to the monopolar 300-? load on the 454A. Your bipolar output test will be calculated using the 300-? load caused a reduced output level and a failure in the medTester autosequence.