How to Use
The 5” by 5” pads are covered with FabRoc™ mounted on 3 mm Neoprene. This is then covered in nylon. Insert or remove a heating pad into or from a mesh pocket by folding or rolling the heating pad, keeping the nylon covered aperture side out, and passing it through the side openings in the pockets. The nylon covered aperture side of the heating pads should lie right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets. The set of three heating pads is then plugged into our 11.1V 2600 mAh Li-ion battery, or our 11.1V, 5200 mAh Li-ion battery using our P25S13 adapter (excess cable and the adapter can be tucked behind the insulating pad), or our 12V transformer with the 4 Level 12V controller, using our S25S13 adapter. The battery is placed in the smaller pocket of the double pocket, behind the insulating pad and to the side of the pocket away from the heating pad (applies only to the 11.1V, 2600 mAh battery). If a wearer feels that the 11.1V, 5200 mAh battery is too large or too heavy to comfortably place in the small pocket of the double pocket, the battery may be placed into the pocket of your scrub warm-up jacket.
To activate the warmers, simply open the plastic bag and expose to air. Do not open, puncture, or tear the warmer. Please note that there is a pattern on one side of the warmers that looks like a tire tread. This is the side of the air-activated warmers that throws off the most heat. Place the warmers into the mesh pockets of the OPERATIONHEATJAC® with the pattern side right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets. It should take approximately 10 minutes to warm. If the temperature decreases, try gently shaking the warmer with keeping the contents of the warmer evenly distributed. After use, dispose the warmers in the garbage after they have cooled. The ingredients will not harm the environment.
The 8” by 5” heating pads are composed of FabRoc™ mounted on 3 mm Neoprene. This is then covered in nylon. Insert or remove the 8” by 5” heating pads into or from a mesh pocket by folding or rolling the heating pad, keeping the smooth nylon side out, and passing it through the side openings in the pockets. The nylon covered side of the heating pads should lie right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets. Connect the 2.5 mm socket input end of the controller to the 2.5mm plug of the transformer. Connect the 2.5 mm plug output end of the controller to the 2.5mm socket end connected to the heating pads. Plug the transformer into a wall outlet or outlet on the back of the anesthesia machine. Turn on the 12V AC Transformer by pressing the button on the controller. Red will be 100% output, yellow 90% output, green 80% output, and flashing green 70% output. Press again to turn the unit off. While the unit is on, it is acceptable to unplug the connector between the controller and heating pads to move about and then re-plug it in upon returning. The setting will be the same as when it was unplugged.
The battery output is regulated by three settings:
High (setting 3) (100%);
Medium (setting 2) (66%);
Low (setting 1) (33%). The setting is chosen by pressing the POWER ON / SETUP button on the battery. To reduce the output or turn the battery off, press the POWER OFF / SET DOWN button. Using the remote FOB
Tones will be heard when selecting a setting; the red button turns the unit off. The power setting display that is selected will show for at most, 5 seconds and then revert to the charge status display. During charging and in-use, the digital display will show numbers from 1 – 9; these represent the available capacity level of the battery with 1 = very low capacity and 9 = full capacity. Temperatures and Durations with the 11.1V 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery
Setting 3: in the 140s degrees F for 3.1 hours
Setting 2: in the 120s degrees F for 4.3 hours
Setting 1: from 100 degrees F for 7.75 hours Temperatures and Durations with the 11.1V 5200 mAh Li-ion Battery
Setting 3: in the 150s degrees F for 6 hours
Setting 2: in the 130s degrees F for 8 hours
Setting 1: from 100 degrees F for 15 hours
Temperatures with the 12V Transformer and 4 Level Controller
100% output: in the 160s degrees F
75% output: in the 140s degrees F
50% output: in the 120s degrees F
25% output: in the 100s degrees F Recharging the Battery: plug the charger into any standard electrical outlet, unplug the battery from the heating pads and connect to the wall charger. Charging is complete when the LED on the charger is green and the digital display indicates the capacity is reading 9. We recommend that the battery be charged for 24 hours prior to first use. The 11.1 V Li-ion batteries will last a full 500 charge and discharge cycles before degradation is realized.
Each warmer provides temperatures in the 140s to the 120s deg. F for up to 5 hours when open to air and not covered with a garment. When placed under a sweatshirt, temperatures in the 150s – 140s deg. F for up to 4 hours, and then 130s – 120s deg. F for up to 12 hours.
100% output: in the 140s degrees F
75% output: in the 120s degrees F
50% output: in the 100s degrees F
25% output: in the 90s degrees F
- It should be worn over a scrub top and under a scrub warm-up jacket or surgical gown or any garment used to keep heat in.
- Place the OPERATIONHEATJAC around your torso so that the pockets face away from your body and the openings of the pockets face up. It should be worn up higher on your body than where you would wear a belt, (on the torso).
- Fasten the OPERATIONHEATJAC snugly but comfortably, using the double-sided hook ends of hook and loop material attached to the elastic straps.