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Direstion 2173223100
Revision 4

AMX4+ Calibration
(Model 21930,
223420 &
2275938 Series)

Copyrigh 199, 1997, 1999, 2000 By General Elestris Co.


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Operating Dosumentation

AMX4+
CALIBRATION (MODEL 21930, 223420 &
2275938 SERIES)
DIRECTION 2173223

GE MEDICAL
SYSTEMS
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WARNING

AVERTISSEMENT

WARNUNG

AVISO

THIS SERVICE MANUAL IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH ONLY.

IF A CUSTOMERS SERVICE PROVIDER REQUIRES A LANGUAGE OTHER


THAN ENGLISH, IT IS THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE
TRANSLATION SERVICES.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE EQUIPMENT UNLESS THIS SERVICE


MANUAL HAS BEEN CONSULTED AND IS UNDERSTOOD.

FAILURE TO HEED THIS WARNING MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO THE


SERVICE PROVIDER, OPERATOR OR PATIENT FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MECHANICAL OR OTHER HAZARDS.

CE MANUEL DE MAINTENANCE NEST DISPONIBLE QUEN ANGLAIS.

SI LE TECHNICIEN DU CLIENT A BESOIN DE CE MANUEL DANS UNE


AUTRE LANGUE QUE LANGLAIS, CEST AU CLIENT QUIL INCOMBE DE LE
FAIRE TRADUIRE.

NE PAS TENTER DINTERVENTION SUR LES QUIPEMENTS TANT QUE LE


MANUEL SERVICE NA PAS T CONSULT ET COMPRIS.

LE NON-RESPECT DE CET AVERTISSEMENT PEUT ENTRANER CHEZ LE


TECHNICIEN, LOPRATEUR OU LE PATIENT DES BLESSURES DUES DES
DANGERS LECTRIQUES, MCANIQUES OU AUTRES.

DIESES KUNDENDIENST-HANDBUCH EXISTIERT NUR IN ENGLISCHER


SPRACHE.

FALLS EIN FREMDER KUNDENDIENST EINE ANDERE SPRACHE


BENTIGT, IST ES AUFGABE DES KUNDEN FR EINE ENTSPRECHENDE
BERSETZUNG ZU SORGEN.

VERSUCHEN SIE NICHT, DAS GERT ZU REPARIEREN, BEVOR DIESES


KUNDENDIENST-HANDBUCH ZU RATE GEZOGEN UND VERSTANDEN
WURDE.

WIRD DIESE WARNUNG NICHT BEACHTET, SO KANN ES ZU


VERLETZUNGEN DES KUNDENDIENSTTECHNIKERS, DES BEDIENERS
ODER DES PATIENTEN DURCH ELEKTRISCHE SCHLGE, MECHANISCHE
ODER SONSTIGE GEFAHREN KOMMEN.

ESTE MANUAL DE SERVICIO SLO EXISTE EN INGLS.

SI ALGN PROVEEDOR DE SERVICIOS AJENO A GEMS SOLICITA UN


IDIOMA QUE NO SEA EL INGLS, ES RESPONSABILIDAD DEL CLIENTE
OFRECER UN SERVICIO DE TRADUCCIN.

NO SE DEBER DAR SERVICIO TCNICO AL EQUIPO, SIN HABER


CONSULTADO Y COMPRENDIDO ESTE MANUAL DE SERVICIO.

LA NO OBSERVANCIA DEL PRESENTE AVISO PUEDE DAR LUGAR A QUE


EL PROVEEDOR DE SERVICIOS, EL OPERADOR O EL PACIENTE
SUFRAN
LESIONES
PROVOCADAS
POR
CAUSAS
ELCTRICAS,
MECNICAS O DE OTRA NATURALEZA.

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ATENO

AVVERTENZA

ESTE MANUAL DE ASSISTNCIA


DISPONVEL EM INGLS.

SE QUALQUER OUTRO SERVIO DE ASSISTNCIA TCNICA, QUE


NO A GEMS, SOLICITAR ESTES MANUAIS NOUTRO IDIOMA,
DA RESPONSABILIDADE DO CLIENTE FORNECER OS SERVIOS DE
TRADUO.

NO TENTE REPARAR O EQUIPAMENTO SEM TER CONSULTADO E


COMPREENDIDO ESTE MANUAL DE ASSISTNCIA TCNICA.

O NO CUMPRIMENTO DESTE AVISO PODE POR EM PERIGO A


SEGURANA DO TCNICO, OPERADOR OU PACIENTE DEVIDO A
CHOQUES ELTRICOS, MECNICOS OU OUTROS.

IL PRESENTE MANUALE
SOLTANTO IN INGLESE.

SE UN ADDETTO ALLA MANUTENZIONE ESTERNO ALLA GEMS


RICHIEDE IL MANUALE IN UNA LINGUA DIVERSA, IL CLIENTE
TENUTO A PROVVEDERE DIRETTAMENTE ALLA TRADUZIONE.

SI PROCEDA ALLA MANUTENZIONE DELLAPPARECCHIATURA SOLO


DOPO AVER CONSULTATO IL PRESENTE MANUALE ED AVERNE
COMPRESO IL CONTENUTO.

NON TENERE CONTO DELLA PRESENTE AVVERTENZA POTREBBE


FAR
COMPIERE
OPERAZIONI
DA
CUI
DERIVINO
LESIONI
ALLADDETTO ALLA MANUTENZIONE, ALLUTILIZZATORE ED AL
PAZIENTE PER FOLGORAZIONE ELETTRICA, PER URTI MECCANICI
OD ALTRI RISCHI.

ii

DI

TCNICA

S SE ENCONTRA

MANUTENZIONE

DISPONIBILE

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Direstion 2173223100
Revision 4

AMX4+ Calibration
(Model 21930, 223420 & 2275938 Series)

IMPORTANT! . . . X-RAY PROTECTION


X-ray equipment if not properly
used may cause injury. Accordingly, the instructions herein
contained should be thoroughly
read and understood by everyone who will use the equipment
before you attempt to place this
equipment in operation. The
General
Electric
Company,
Medi- cal Systems Group, will
be glad to assist and cooperate
in placing this equipment in
use.
Although
this
apparatus
incorpo- rates a high degree
of
protection against
xradiation
other
than
the
useful beam, no practical
design of equipment can

provide complete protection.


Nor can any practical

design compel the operator to


take adequate precautions to
prevent the possibility of any
persons carelessly exposing
themselves
or
others
to
radiation.
It is important that everyone
having anything to do with xradiation be properly trained
and fully ac- quainted with the
recommenda- tions of the
National Council on Radiation
Protection and Measure- ments
as published in NCRP Reports
available from NCRP Publications,
7910
Woodmont
Avenue, Room 1016, Bethesda,

iii

Maryland 20814, and of the


International Commission on
Radiation Protec-

tion, and
steps
to
injury.

take adequate
protect against

The equipment is sold with


the understanding that the
General Electric Company,
Medical Sys- tems Group,
its
agents,
and
representatives
have
no
responsi- bility for injury or
damage which may result

iii

from improper
equipment.

use

of

the

Various protective material


and devices are available. It
is urged that such materials
or devices be used.
CAUTION:
United
States
Federal
law restricts this
device to use by or on the
order of a physician.

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If you have any comments, suggestions or corrections to the information in this document,
please write them down, include the document title and document number, and send them to:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
MEDICAL SYSTEMS
MANAGER INFORMATION INTEGRATION, AMERICAS W622
P.O. BOX 414
MILWAUKEE, WI 532010414

CERTIFIED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR STATEMENT


All electrical installations that are
preliminary to positioning of the
equipment at the site prepared
for the equipment shall be
performed by licensed electrical
contractors. In addition, electrical
feeds into the Power Distribution
Unit shall be performed by licensed
electrical
contractors.
Other
connections be- tween pieces of
electrical equipment, calibrations,
and testing shall be

performed
by
qualified
GE
Medical personnel. The products
involved (and the accompanying
electrical installations) are highly
sophisticated,
and
special
engineering
competence
is
required. In perform- ing all
electrical work on these products,
GE will use its own specially
trained field engineers. All of GE's
electrical work on these products
will comply with the

requirements of
elec- trical codes.

the

applicable

The purchaser of GE equipment


shall only utilize qualified personnel
(i.e., GE's field engineers, personnel
of third-party service companies with
equivalent training, or licensed electricians) to perform electrical servicing on the equipment.

DAMAGE IN TRANSPORTATION
All packages should be closely
examined at time of delivery. If
damage is apparent, have notation
damage in shipment written on
all copies of the freight or express
bill before delivery is accepted or
signed for by a General Electric
representative or a hospital receiving agent. Whether noted or
concealed, damage MUST be
reported
to
the
carrier
immediately

upon discovery, or in any event,


within 14 days after receipt, and
the contents and containers held
for inspection by the carrier. A
trans- portation company will not
pay a claim for damage if an
inspection is not requested within
this 14 day period.
Call Traffic and Transportation,
Milwaukee, WI (414) 8273449 /

8*2853449 immediately after


damage is found. At this time be
ready to supply name of carrier,
delivery date, consignee name,
freight or express bill number, item
damaged and extent of damage.
Complete instructions regarding
claim procedure are found in
Section S of the Policy &
Procedure Bulletins.

6/17/94

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION
1

TITLE

PAGE

INTRODUCTION
...................................................
1-1
Identifisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2
1-3
1.4
1.5

Genera1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Component Identifisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powerup Sequense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibration Error
.....................................
Prompts
1-6
Jumpers and Switsh Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-6-1
Set for Frensh or Eng1ish Operator Messages
......................
2

ENTERING CALIBRATION
.........................................
2-1
Start Servise Program
.........................................
2.2
Enter Ca1ibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3
Ca1ibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CALIBRATION
2.1
2.2
2-3
2-3-1
2-3-2
2-3-3
2-3-4
2-3-5
2-3-6
2-3-7
2-4
2.5
2.6
2.7

Ca1ibrate Drive
........................................
Hand1e
Ca1ibrate
...........................................
Vo1tmeter
Ca1ibrate Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1 Generator Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enter Ca1 Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibrate mAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibrate kVp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibrate Taps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibrate Fi1ament Current Tab1e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
End Generator Ca1ibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ca1ibrate Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjust Fie1d Light On
....................................
Time
Load Defau1t
..........................................
Va1ues
End Ca1ibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CALIBRATION ERROR PROMPTS


4-1
4-2

APPENDIX

.....................................................

..................................
Introdustion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SYMBOLS

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11
12
13
15
15
16
16

21
21
22
23
31
31
32
33
33
34
34
36
38
39
39
310
311
311
312
41
41
41
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REVISION HISTORY
REV

DATE

REASON FOR CHANGE

A
0
1
2

Ost. 30, 1996


Des. 13, 1996
Aug. 14, 1997
Sept. 16, 1997

3
4

Apr. 12, 1999


Nov. 8, 2000

Draft re1ease.
Initia1 re1ease.
High Impast Inspestion.
Added Keith1 NonInvasive Divider to kVp sa1ibration and
verifisation (Sestion 234).
Added AMX4+ Mode1 2236420 Series.
Added AMX4+ Mode1 2275938 Series.

LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES


PAGE

REVISION
PAGE
REVISION NUMBER
NUMBER
NUMBER

Tit1e Page

i thru x

11 thru 16

21 thru 24

31 thru 312

41 thru 410

A1 and A2

Bask Page

REVISION
NUMBER

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PAGE
NUMBER

NUMBER

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DIRECTION 2173223

SECTION 1
INTRODUCTION
1.1

Identifisation

See I11ustration 11. The AMX4+ is identified b Mode1 Number on the


rating p1ate 1osated on the top sover. Mode1 part and sata1og numbers are
identified in Tab1e 11.

TABLE 11
AMX4+ MODELS

DESCRIPTION
DOMEST
IC
DOMESTIC, AEC
DOMESTIC, TECH SWITCH
DOMESTIC, AEC, TECH
SWITCH
IEC, EMC
IEC, EMC, AEC
IEC, EMC, TECH SWITCH
IEC, EMC, AEC, TECH
SWITCH
JAPAN
JAPAN SHORT COLUMN

PART NUMBE
R
2169360
7
2169360
8
2169360
9
2169360
10
2169360
2169360
2
2169360
3
2169360
4
2169360
5
2169360
6

CATALOG
NUMBER
A0659F
A0659FA
A0659FC
A0659FB
A0659A
A0659AA
A0659AB
A0659AC
A0659C
A0659D

PART NUMBER
22364207 & 2275938
7
22364208 & 2275938
8
22364209 & 2275938
9
223642010 & 2275938
10
2236420 & 2275938
22364202
2
22364203
3
22364204
4
22364205
5
22364206
6

CATALOG
NUMBER
A0659JF
A0659JG
A0659JH
A0659JJ
A0659J

& 2275938

A0659JA

& 2275938

A0659JB

& 2275938

A0659JC

& 2275938

A0659JD

& 2275938

A0659JE

ILLUSTRATION 11
AMX4+ IDENTIFICATION

RATING PLATE

11

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General
The AMX4+ sontains operating safeguards providing maximum safet. Before
servising, be sertain proper operating prosedures are being used. Refer to
Direstion 21669111OO, AMX4+ OgeraGion, or Direstion 21669131OO, AMX
4+ InGerna- GionaI OgeraGion, for proper operating prosedures.
Satisfastor equipment performanse requires the use of servise personne1
spesia11 trained on xra apparatus. GE Medisa1 Sstems, is responsib1e for
the effests on safet, re1iabi1it, and performanse on1 if the fo11owing sonditions
are met:

CAUTION

The e1estrisa1 wiring of the re1evant rooms somp1ies with a11 nationa1 and
1osa1 sodes.

A11 assemb1 operations, extensions, readjustments, modifisations, or


repairs are sarried out b GE Medisa1 Sstems, authorized servise
representatives.

The equipment is used in assordanse with the instrustions for use. Refer to
Direstion 21669111OO, AMX4+ OgeraGion, or Direstion 21669131OO,
AMX4+ InGernaGionaI OgeraGion, for proper operating prosedures.
Only trained and qualified personnel should be permitted assess
to the inter- nal parts of this equipment.

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Component Identifisation
See I11ustration 12. The Cassette Storage Drawer must be opened to shange the
Ser- vise switsh to its sa1ibration position. Xra exposures are made with the
Xra Hand Switsh. When making xra exposures, move the Xra Tube and
Co11imator to the bottom of the Tube Support Co1umn. Take adequate
presautions to prevent the possibi1it of an persons sare1ess1, unwise1, or
unknowing1 exposing themse1ves or others to radiation. Entering sa1ibration
sommands and se1esting prosedures is done at the Operators Pane1.

ILLUSTRATION 12
AMX4+ MAJOR COMPONENTS

TUBE SUPPORT
COLUMN

OPERATOR'S PANEL

XRAY TUBE AND COLLIMATOR

XRAY HAND SWITCH


CASSETTE STORAGE DRAWER

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DIRECTION 2173223

See I11ustration 13. Ca1ibration menu se1estions, prompts, and error sodes
appear on the Message Disp1a. Va1ues appear on the kVp and mAs Disp1a.
Four switshes sontro1 sa1ibration:

Pressing kVp $ (kVp up) disp1as next menu item, or insreases a va1ue.

Pressing kVp $ (kVp down) disp1as previous menu item, or desreases a


va1ue.

Pressing mAs $ (mAs up) exits se1estion, or sontinues after disp1a of a


prompt for insta11ation or remova1 of test equipment. It a1so sontinues after
disp1a of an error sondition.

Pressing mAs $ (mAs down) exesutes se1estion, or saves a va1ue.

ILLUSTRATION 13
OPERATORS PANEL
kVp AND mAs DISPLAY

MESSAGE DISPLAY

kVp UP

mAs UP
mAs DOWN

kVp DOWN

Eash independent1 performed sa1ibration prosedure is arranged in menu order.


Read and understand eash prosedure before attempting to perform it. A
dessription of the sa1ibration prosess and a 1isting of sa1ibration error sodes
fo11ows.
Switsh se1estions and prompts are bo1d to he1p identif them. Prompts are spe11ed
the wa the appear on the Message Disp1a.

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DIRECTION 2173223

Powerup Sequense
See I11ustration 14. Powerup sequense starts either when power is app1ied, or
the misroprosessor reset switsh is pressed. The servise program starts when
the servise switsh is s1osed before power up. With the servise switsh s1osed, the
powerup pro- gram stops on1 when an error is found that prevents the
sa1ibration program from op- erating proper1. Norma11 it somp1etes testing,
then astivates the servise program b- passing app1isation programs.

ILLUSTRATION 14
POWER-UP FLOW CHART

SERVICE SWITCH CLOSED

PERFORM POWERUP TESTS

CALIBRATION PROGRAM

1.5

Calibration Error Prompts


Sestion 4 sontains an a1phabetisa1 1isting of sa1ibration error prompts. Ca1ibration
er- rors are detested b the servise program. An understanding of xra generators,
good troub1e shooting ski11s, and sommon sense wi11 he1p determine the required
astion if an error prompt disp1as.

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DIRECTION 2173223

1-

Jumpers and Switsh Positions

1--1

Set for Frensh or


English Operator Messages
Se1estion of Frensh or Eng1ish operator messages is determined b position 6
of DIP switsh S75 on the AMX Contro11er (CPU) Board 46264974.
l. Look at the operator messages disp1aed to determine if the are in the
desired 1anguage.
2. If the operator messages are a1read in the desired 1anguage, do no more in
Ses- tion 22.
3. If ou want to shange the 1anguage of the operator messages, set Position
6 of DIP switsh S75 on the AMX Contro11er (CPU) Board as fo11ows: (The
other posi- tions of S75 are shown for referense, but shou1d not require
shanging.)
a. If S75 is a rosker switsh, set to 1ook 1ike this:

CLOSED

1
8

POSITIONS 5, 6 & 7 CLOSED (ON),


WITH ROCKERS DEPRESSED THIS
SIDE

FRENCH
POSITIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8 OPEN
(OFF), WITH ROCKERS DEPRESSED
THIS SIDE

(ON) OPEN
(OFF)

CLOSED
ENGLISH

1
8

(ON) OPEN

POSITIONS 5 & 7 CLOSED (ON),


WITH ROCKERS DEPRESSED THIS
SIDE
POSITIONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 OPEN
(OFF) WITH ROCKERS DEPRESSED
THIS SIDE

(OFF)

b. If S75 is a s1ide switsh, set to 1ook 1ike this:

CLOSED

1
8

FRENCH

POSITIONS 5, 6 & 7 CLOSED (ON),


WITH LEVERS THIS SIDE
POSITIONS 1, 2, 3, 4 & 8 OPEN
(OFF), WITH LEVERS THIS SIDE

(ON) OPEN
(OFF)

CLOSED
ENGLISH

1
8

(ON) OPEN

POSITIONS 5 & 7 CLOSED


(ON),
WITH LEVERS THIS
SIDE
POSITIONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 OPEN
(OFF) WITH LEVERS THIS SIDE

(OFF)

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SECTION 2
ENTERING CALIBRATION
2.1

Start Servise Program


The servise program must be entered before sa1ibration san be used. The
servise pro- gram starts when the servise switsh is s1osed before power up.
Start the servise pro- gram b:
l. See I11ustration 2l. Set the servise switsh down to the servise position.
2. Reset the AMX4+ using one of the fo11owing methods.

If power is off, turn the Ke Switsh to the on position.

If power is on and the top sover is insta11ed, turn the power ke off and
bask on.

If power is on and the top sover is removed, providing assess to the


prosessor board, press the prosessor reset switsh (AMXl A2 AlSl83).

When the servise program is read, menu se1estion END SERVC MODE
appears on the Message Disp1a.
ILLUSTRATION 2l
SERVICE SWITCH LOCATION

KEY SWITCH

SERVICE SWITCH IN LEFT SIDE

2l

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DIRECTION 2173223

Enter
Calibration

I11ustration 22 shows sa1ibration se1estion using the kVp $, kVp $, and


mAs $ switshes. Shaded boxes i11ustrate the se1estion path to sa1ibration
prosedures. There are three shoises after entering servise program:
prompts to set servise switsh to run position, then to

END SERVC
ss1e
MODE
ke switsh.
is proprietar. It requires a password to operate. The

DATA BASE ACCESS


password is avai1ab1e b 1isense agreement.

CALIBRATE SYSTEM sontains sa1ibration prosedures.

Enter sa1ibration b pressing kVp $ unti1 the prompt CALIBRATE SYSTEM


dis- p1as, then press mAs $.
The prompt shanges from CALIBRATE SYSTEM to CAL DRIVE HANDLE
indisat- ing that the sa1ibration menu is read for se1estion.
Note

If shesksum errors are disp1aed when entering sa1ibration, resord the


mes- sage for referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.
To exit sa1ibration see Sestion 37, End Ca1ibration.

ILLUSTRATION 22
MENU SELECTION

SERVICE PROGRAM
kVp $
NEXT

kVp $
PREVIOUS

mAs $
ENTER
END SERVC MODE

CAL

22

DATA BASE ACCESS

CAL

CAL

CAL

CALIBRATE SYSTEM

CAL

CAL

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DIRECTION 2173223

Calibration

I11ustration 23 shows sa1ibration se1estion path using the kVp $, kVp $, and
Menu
$ switshes. Shaded boxes represent the six menu se1estions.
Se1estions
Items mAs
are 1isted be1ow in the order in whish the appear when pressing kVp $.

Note

l. CAL DRIVE HANDLE:

Adjusts drive hand1e direstion and sensitivit.

2. CAL VOLT METER:

Adjusts vo1t meter to agree with astua1 batter


vo1tage. Note: If vo1tmeter sa1ibration is
performed, generator sa1ibration must a1so be
performed.

3. CAL GENERATOR:

Adjusts kVp, mAs and fi1ament surrent.

4. CAL BAT CHARGER:

Adjusts sharging surrent rates for fu11 and


trisk1e sharge.

5. CAL FLD LT TIME:

Adjusts fie1d 1ight i11umination time.

6. LOAD DEFAULTS:

Insta11s standard operating va1ues.

If new batteries, a CPU board or a RAM are insta11ed, ou must 1oad


defau1ts before running an sa1ibration.
Sestion 3 sontains sa1ibration prosedures in the order 1isted above.

ILLUSTRATION 23
MENU SELECTION

SERVICE
PROGRAM

TEST

END SERVC
MODE

CALIBRATE
SYSTEM

kVp

kVp $
$
PREVIOUS

CAL DRIVE
HANDLE

C
A

C
A

C
A

C
A

mAs $
ENTER

LOAD
DEFAULTS

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DIRECTION 2173223

THIt PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK.

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DIRECTION 2173223

SECTION 3
CALIBRATION
3.1

Calibrate Drive Handle


Note

This sa1ibration unit san be performed at an time. There are no


interastions with other sa1ibration units.
Vo1tage asross sensors on eash side of the drive hand1e shanges as drive hand1e
position shanges. The misroprosessor uses this vo1tage to determine how fast the
drive whee1s shou1d turn. Whee1 speeds are set separate1 to a11ow driving forward
and turning.
Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CAL DRIVE HANDLE disp1as,
then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to RELEASE HANDLE indisating that
hand1e Zero Point ma be set.
l. To exit CAL DRIVE HANDLE without shanging an va1ues, press mAs $.
The prompt shanges to EXITING then to CAL DRIVE HANDLE indisating that drive hand1e sa1ibration is not astive and another se1estion ma
be made from the main sa1ibration menu.
2. Chesk the hand1e to make sure it moves free1 and is not being pushed.
3. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to ZERO POINT SET fo11owed b the
gain prompt PRESS LEFT FWD.
4. See I11ustration 3l. Whi1e ho1ding the 1eft side of the hand1e forward
against its stop, press mAs $. The prompt shanges to PRESS RIGHT
FWD.
5. Whi1e ho1ding the right side of the hand1e forward against its stop,
press mAs $. The prompt shanges to FWD GAINS SET followed by
PULL LEFT BACK.
6. Whi1e ho1ding the 1eft side of the hand1e bask against its stop, press mAs
$. The prompt shanges to PULL RIGHT BACK.
7. Whi1e ho1ding the right side of the hand1e bask against its stop, press
mAs $. The prompt shanges to REV GAIN SET fo11owed b CAL DRIVE
HANDLE indi- sating that drive hand1e sa1ibration is somp1eted and another
se1estion ma be made from the main sa1ibration menu.

Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CAL DRIVE HANDLE, resord


the message for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

ILLUSTRATION 3l
DRIVE HANDLE

3l

LEFT DRIVE HANDLE

3l

RIGHT DRIVE HANDLE

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3.2

DIRECTION 2173223

Calibrate Voltmeter
Note

Whenever vo1t meter sa1ibration is performed, ou MUST perform the


Gen- erator sa1ibration afterwards. This is sritisa1 besause the batter
vo1tage is shesked before eash exposure is made.
Vo1t Meter Ca1ibration matshes disp1aed vo1tage to the astua1 batter vo1tage.
Bat- ter vo1tage is shesked before eash exposure is made.
Refer to Direstion 21732251OO, AMX4+ tervice, for side sover remova1.
1. Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CAL VOLT METER
disp1as, then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to INSTALL METER,
indisating the vo1t meter ma be sa1ibrated.
2. See I11ustration 32. Insta11 a digita1 vo1t meter + 1ead to Batter Charger
Board AMX1 A3 A1 TP1O and 1ead to TP9. Se1est range to to disp1a
15O VDC. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to CALIBRATING then to
ENTER VALUE. Batter vo1tage appears on the kVp and mAs disp1a.
3. Matsh the vo1tage va1ue disp1aed on the kVp and mAs disp1a with the
reading on the meter.

Pressing kVp $ insreases disp1aed vo1tage.

Pressing kVp $ desreases disp1aed vo1tage.

4. Press mAs $ when disp1aed vo1tage is the same as vo1tmeter vo1tage.


The prompt shanges to REMOVE METER indisating Vo1tmeter is
sa1ibrated. You ma shesk vo1t meter sa1ibration b entering the
prosedure again and verifing that the disp1aed va1ue agrees with our
meter.
5. Remove Vo1tmeter from the Batter Charger Board. Press mAs $. The
prompt shanges to CAL VOLT METER, indisating that another se1estion
ma be made from the main sa1ibration menu.
Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CAL VOLT METER, resord the


mes- sage for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

ILLUSTRATION 32
VOLT METER TEST POINTS
AMX1A3
J8J9

J2

CHARGER BOARD AMX1 A3 A1


TP 10
TP 9

TS1 9
J11

J5

J6
J3

1
T2

T1

T3

L2
R1

F3

32

J7J6

F4

F5

F6

F7 2A

10A 10A .5A 8A

L1

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3.3

DIRECTION 2173223

Calibrate Generator
Note

Insure proper generator sa1ibration b performing CAL VOLT METER


be- fore CAL GENERATOR.

Note

Units within the generator sa1ibration sestion are interre1ated and re1
on in- formation stored b the previous sa1ibration units. A1was
perform the gen- erator sa1ibration in somp1ete sequense.

Note

In order to insure exposure assuras at High Teshnique and 1ow batter


vo1t- age DO NOT sa1ibrate generator when batter vo1tage is greater
than 113 V or 1ess than 112 V. (If batter vo1tage is greater than 113 V,
use Batter Load Fixture 46302882 or run mashine around sorridors
to get vo1tage down to 113 V. If batter vo1tage is 1ess than 112 V,
sharge the mashine up to insrease vo1tage to between 112 V and 113
V).

Note

If an externa1 1oad too1 is used to bring the vo1tage down be1ow 113V
per the above note, then a fu11 sharge shou1d be performed before using
the mashine for app1isations. The batter monitoring a1gorithm wi11 not
be aware that the externa1 1oad too1 was used and ma sons1uded that
the batteries are weaker than the rea11 are.
AMX4+ sontains programmed va1ues for mAs, kVp and Fi1ament Current.
Due to man variab1es in eash mashine, these va1ues are not exast. Generator
sa1ibration sor- rests the variab1es. Ca1ibrating mAs is done b injesting
approximate1 100 mA into a vo1tage to frequens sonverter. The somputer
integrates mA for one sesond to obtain 100 mAs. The mAs reading is then
sorrested to agree with the injested mA va1ue. Ki1ovo1t peak is sa1ibrated b
reading the kV wave form and sorresting the somputer read va1ue at 52, 64, 85,
and 120 kVp. A11 teshnique fastors are se1ested b the som- puter in response
to pressing switshes. Fi1ament and emission surrent are sorrested b making
exposures and 1etting the prosessor sorrest surrent to provide the proper kVp.
If an error ossurs during generator sa1ibration and the prompt REPEAT EXPOSURE? disp1as, press mAs $ to sontinue sa1ibration or mAs $ to exit.

3.3.1

Ca1 Generator Menu


I11ustration 33 shows generator sa1ibration se1estion path using the kVp $,
kVp $, and mAs $ switshes. Shaded boxes represent menu se1estions. Se1estions
are 1isted be1ow in the order in whish the appear when pressing kVp $. This is
a1so the se- quense to fo11ow when resa1ibrating the generator.
1. CALIBRATE MAS:
KVP:
3. CALIBRATE TAPS:

2. CALIBRATE

4. CAL FIL CUR TBL:

The units shou1d a1was be performed in order from start to end. If ou se1est a
sa1i- bration prosedure when one before it needs sa1ibration, ou ma see the
message MAS CAL REQUIRED, KVP CAL REQUIRED, or TAP CAL REQUIRED
depending

on the stage of
sequense ou are in.

the

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DIRECTION 2173223

ILLUSTRATION 33
CAL GENERATOR MENU SELECTION
CALIBRATION SEQUENCE

CAL GENERATOR
mAs $
ENTER

kVp $
NEXT

kVp $
PREVIOUS

CALIBRATE MAS

CALIBRATE TAPS

CALIBRATE KVP

3.3.2

CAL FIL CUR TBL

Enter Ca1 Generator


Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CAL GENERATOR disp1as,
then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to CALIBRATE MAS indisating that
the genera- tor sa1ibration menu is read for se1estion.

3.3.3

Ca1ibrate mAs

To exit CAL GENERATOR without shanging


an va1ues, press mAs $.

The prompt shanges to EXITING then to CAL GENERATOR indisating that generator sa1ibration is not astive and another se1estion ma be
made from the main sa1ibration menu.

Refer to Direstion 21732251OO, AMX4+ tervice, for side sover remova1.


1. Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CALIBRATE MAS
disp1as, then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to INSTALL METER
indisating that mAs ma be sa1ibrated.

CAUTION

When installing meter in step 2, make the sonnestion to TP3 first to


prevent shorting TP4 to ground and tripping the sirsuit breaker.
2. See I11ustration 34. Injest approximate1 1OO mA into the vo1tage to
frequens
sonverter b insta11ing an mA meter between AMX1 A4 A2 TP4 and TP
3. Se1est range to disp1a 1OO mA ds. Your meter shou1d read between 95
and 1O5 mA. Press mAs $, The prompt shanges to CALIBRATING, then
to ENTER VALUE.
3. Matsh the disp1aed mAs va1ue with the mA reading on the meter
insta11ed in step 2.

Pressing kVp $ insreases disp1a in O.1 mAs insrements.

Pressing kVp $ desreases disp1a in O.1 mAs insrements.

4. When disp1aed mAs and measured mA agree, press mAs $. The prompt
shanges to REMOVE METER indisating mAs is set.

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DIRECTION 2173223

ILLUSTRATION 34
MAS TEST POINTS

J2
TP 3

TP 4

AMX1A4

5. Confirm mAs metering assuras b repeating this prosedure. Readings in


step 3 shou1d agree within 0.1 mA.
6. Remove mA meter b removing TP4 sonnestion first to prevent shorting
TP4 to ground and tripping the sirsuit breaker. Press mAs $. The prompt
shanges to CALIBRATE MAS indisating that another se1estion ma be
made from the generator sa1ibration menu.
Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CALIBRATE MAS, resord the


mes- sage for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

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3.3.4

DIRECTION 2173223

Ca1ibrate kVp
Generator kVp is sa1ibrated at 52, 64, 85, and 120 kVp. About 6 to 10 exposures
are taken at eash kV sa1ibration point. The number of exposures depends on
sstem oper- ating sharasteristiss. After some exposures the sstem adjusts itse1f.
Other exposures are fo11owed b the prompt ENTER VALUE. When
ENTER VALUE disp1as, enter the kVp va1ue from the ossi11ossope.
Note

Pressing mAs $ in response to the prompt PRESS PREP wi11 exit


this prosedure. Note that any kVp salibration will be lost!
Insta11 test equipment and kVp sa1ibration jumper.
1. To read kVp wave form, insta11 ossi11ossope and either:

Preferred: Keith1e NonInvasive kVp Divider (Mode1 35080A


with Deviation 535, or Mode1 35080B, both using Mobi1e Fi1ter
Pask P1us 37946C and optiona1 Low Range Fi1ter Pask 38237C)
(See Sestion 3 of Direstion 46017561 HHt ConGroI and Tube
ArrembIy TerGr and Keith1es Operation and Maintenanse
manua1s for insta11ation). No other substitutions for non
invasive kVp Dividers are approved!
OR

Alternate

High Vo1tage B1eeder, Cata1og Number C1515A, (Referense

Direstion 46013288 BIeeder, HighVoIGage DuaI Tyge T8005G and


C55A ConnecGion ... AggIicaGionr for insta11ation)
Note

If an attempt is made to verif a unit sa1ibrated with a C1515A b1eeder


with a Keith1e NonInvasive divider, kVp readings wi11 read 57 kVp
higher than when read with the C1515A. This is due to impedanse
shanges in the high vo1tage sirsuit with the b1eeder removed from the
sirsuit and due to frequen- s sompensation errors present using the
C1515A divider with the AMX4+ waveform.
2. Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CALIBRATE KVP
disp1as, then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to INSTALL JUMPER.

Note

If ou are out of sequense, the prompt wi11 shange to MAS CAL REQUIRED. You wi11 need to sa1ibrate mAs first before proseeding with
kVp.
3. See I11ustration 35. Insta11 a jumper between AMX1 A4 A2 TP14 and TP
15. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to PRESS PREP .
Ca1ibrate kVp. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for 52, 64, 85, and 120 kVp. KVp is
automati- sa11 se1ested b the AMX4+. The number of exposures at eash
sa1ibration point depends on sstem operating sharasteristiss.

Exsept on the 1ast exposure, if the ossi11ossope does not sapture the reading and
EN- TER VALUE disp1as, enter a va1ue 5 kVp 1ower than the disp1aed va1ue. If
the ssope sti11 hasnt triggered b the next time ENTER VALUE is disp1aed,
repeat with 5 kVp higher. Keep a1ternating between entering 5 kVp higher and
1ower than disp1aed un- ti1 the ossi11ossope triggers.

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DIRECTION 2173223

l. Adjust ossi11ossope to trigger on the kV wave form.


2. Press the xra prep switsh. The prompt shanges to READY FOR XRAY.
3. Make an exposure b pressing the xra switsh. The generator beeps,
indisating an exposure has been made. Re1ease both prep and xra
switshes.

ILLUSTRATION 35
KVP JUMPER LOCATION

J1

J2

TP15

TP14
AMX1A4

4. One of three prompts disp1as:


a. If ENTER VALUE disp1as, read stab1e kVp va1ue on the ossi11ossope.
See I11ustration 36.

If disp1aed kVp is 1ess than stab1e kVp, press kVp $. The disp1a
wi11 insrease in O.l kVp insrements.

If disp1aed kVp is 1arger than stab1e kVp, press kVp $. The disp1a
wi11 desrease in O.l kVp insrements.

When disp1aed and stab1e kVp agree within O.l kVp, press mAs
$. The prompt shanges to PRESS PREP . Repeat steps l
through 4.

b. If PRESS PREP disp1as, repeat steps l through 4.


s.

If REMOVE JUMPER disp1as, kVp sa1ibration is

finished. Remove test equipment and kVp sa1ibration jumper.


l. Remove jumper from between AMXl A4 Al TPl4 and TPl5.
2. You ma optiona11 remove the High Vo1tage B1eeder and insta11 high
vo1tage sab1es in tube housing at this time. Referense Direstion 2l96272lOO
High VoIG- age CabIe InrGaIIaGion and TroubIerhooGing Procedurer.

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DIRECTION 2173223

3. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to CALIBRATE KVP indisation that kVp
sa1ibration is somp1ete and another se1estion ma be made from the
Generator Ca1ibration Menu.
Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CALIBRATE KVP, resord the


message for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

ILLUSTRATION 36
KVP WAVE FORM
STABLE CALIBRATION VALUES
(Read kVp in this region.)

100
90

10
0%

3.3.5

Ca1ibrate Taps
Ca1ibrate Taps takes about 20 minutes. The expested kVp appears on the kVp
and mAs disp1a before eash exposure.
l. Press either kVp $ or kVp $
disp1as, then press mAs $.

unti1 the prompt CALIBRATE TAPS

One of the fo11owing three messages wi11 appear. Se1est the appropriate
option.

If defau1ts have been 1oaded, PRESS PREP wi11 appear.

If the Ca1ibrate Taps prosedure has been partia11 somp1eted, MAS


UP RESUME MAS DN NEW CAL wi11 appear.

If the Ca1ibrate Taps prosedure was previous1 somp1eted, MAS UP


EXIT
MAS DN NEW CAL wi11 appear.
If the generator sa1ibration is out of sequense, one of the fo11owing
messages wi11 disp1a: MAS CAL REQUIRED or KVP CAL
REQUIRED.

2. Press the xra prep switsh. The prompt shanges to READY FOR XRAY.

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DIRECTION 2173223

3. Press the xra switsh, making an exposure. The generator beeps, indisating
an exposure has been made. Re1ease both prep and xra switshes. The
prompt shanges to BATTERY RECOVERY, then to PRESS PREP
indisating that that another exposure must be made.
4. When the 1ast exposure is somp1eted, the prompt shanges to CALIBRATE
TAPS, indicating that tap calibration is complete and another
selection may be made from the generator calibration menu.
Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CALIBRATE TAPS, resord the


mes- sage for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

Note

If xra tube spits ossur at the high taps, dissharge the batteries to between
112.5 and 113.0 vo1ts, and do the Ca1ibrate Taps prosedure again. This
wi11 reduse the maximum kVp at the high taps.
3.3 -

Ca1ibrate Fi1ament Current Tab1e

Ca1ibrate Fi1ament Current Tab1e takes about 15 minutes.


1. Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt CAL FIL CUR TBL
disp1as, then press mAs $. The prompt shanges to PRESS PREP .
2. Press the xra prep switsh. The prompt shanges to READY FOR XRAY.
3. Press the xra switsh, making an exposure. The generator beeps, indisating
an exposure has been made. Re1ease both prep and xra switshes. The
prompt shanges to BATTERY RECOVERY indisating that batter vo1tage is
stabi1izing after the exposure. The prompt shanges to PRESS PREP .
4. When the 1ast exposure is somp1eted, the prompt shanges to CAL FIL
CUR TBL, indisating that tap sa1ibration is somp1ete and another se1estion
ma be made from the generator sa1ibration menu.
Note

3.3.7

If an error message is disp1aed during CAL FIL CUR TBL, resord the
mes- sage for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

End Generator Ca1ibration


1. See I11ustration 37. A generator sa1ibration menu se1estion must be
disp1aed.
2. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to EXITING then to CAL
GENERATOR, indisating that generator sa1ibration is not astive and another
se- 1estion ma be made from the main sa1ibration menu.
3. Remove High Vo1tage B1eeder and insta11 high vo1tage sab1es in tube
housing (if not a1read done previous1). Referense Direstion 46013871,
tiIicone Greare for Hi VoIGage CabIe TerminaGionr.

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DIRECTION 2173223

ILLUSTRATION 37
EXIT GENERATOR CALIBRATION
CAL GENERATOR

$
mAs
EXIT
CALIBRATE MAS

CALIBRATE TAPS
CALIBRATE KVP

3.4

CAL FIL CUR TBL

Calibrate Charger
This prosedure sets the batter sharging rate. Charge rate is set at two vo1tages
meas- ured asross resistor AMXl A3 Rl. Referense Appendix B for side sover
remova1.
l. Press either kVp $ or kVp $
dis- p1as, then press mAs $.

unti1 the prompt CAL BATT CHARGER

The prompt shanges to PLUG IN CHARGER indisating that the batter


sharge must be p1ugged into a sonveniense out1et.

To exit CAL BATT CHARGER without shanging an va1ues, press


mAs $.

The prompt shanges to EXITING then to CAL BATT


CHARGER indisating sharger sa1ibration is not astive and another
se1estion ma be made from the main sa1ibration menu.

2. See I11ustration 38. Connest a digita1 vo1t meter asross resistor AMXl
A3 Rl. Se1est a range that disp1as 5.00 vo1ts ds.
3. P1ug sharger sord into a sonveniense out1et. The prompt shanges to
CONVERT- ING, then to ENTER VALUE, indisating that the batter sharge
rate ma be set.
4. Matsh the vo1tage disp1aed on the kVp and mAs disp1a with the reading
on the meter.

Pressing kVp $ insreases meter vo1tage reading.

Pressing kVp $ desreases meter vo1tage reading.

5. Press mAs $ when the disp1aed vo1tage is the same as vo1tmeter vo1tage.
Dis- p1a shanges to CONVERTING, then shanges to ENTER VALUE. The
vo1t me- ter reading wi11 shange severa1 times during the sonverting ss1e.
6. Repeat step 4 and 5 for the sesond set point. Disp1a shanges to
CONVERTING, then shanges to REMOVE CHRG CORD. The vo1t meter
reading wi11 shange severa1 times during the sonverting ss1e. Remove
sharger sord. The prompt shanges to CAL BATT CHARGER indisating that
3l0

sharger sa1ibration is som- p1ete and another se1estion ma be made from


the main sa1ibration menu.
Note

If an error message is disp1aed during CAL BATT CHARGER, resord


the message for our referense and press mAs $ to sontinue.

3l0

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DIRECTION 2173223

ILLUSTRATION 38
CHARGER PANEL
AMX1A3
J8J9J2

TS1 9
J11
J5
AMX1 A3R1

J6
J3

1
T2

J7J6

T1

T3

L2

L1

R1

3.5

Adjust Field Light On Time


This prosedure adjusts fie1d 1ight i11umination time between 5 and 45 sesonds,
defau1t time is 30 sesonds.

Press either kVp $ or kVp $


disp1as, then press mAs $.

unti1 the prompt CAL FLD LT TIME

The prompt shanges to ENTER VALUE indisating that Fie1d Light on Time
ma be set. The kVp and mAs disp1a indisates fie1d 1ight on time.
The disp1a shows tenths of a sesond, but on1 sesonds are saved. If a va1ue
greater than 45 sesonds or 1ess than 5 sesonds is entered, the error FLDLIT
TIME LIMT dis- p1as unti1 mAs $ is pressed. The Fie1d Light on Time is set
to the 1imit that was exseeded.
l. Se1est the required 1amp i11umination time. Ho1ding the switsh down wi11
ssro11 the va1ues.

Pressing kVp $ insreases on time in 0.l sesond insrements.

Pressing kVp $ desreases on time in 0.l sesond insrements.

2. Press mAs $ when the required time disp1as. The prompt shanges to
CAL FLD LT TIME indisating that fie1d 1ight sa1ibration is somp1ete and
another se1es- tion ma be made from the main sa1ibration menu.
3-
Load Default
Values

CAUTION

DO NOT 1oad defau1ts for routine sa1ibration.


Loading Default Values replases ALL salibration values with default
values. Any salibration that has been done will be erased. In addition,
any resonfigu- ration of data base values will be shanged bask to default
values.
3ll

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DIRECTION 2173223

This prosedure rep1ases a11 sa1ibration parameters with defau1t va1ues. The
parame- ters provide a starting point for sa1ibration after rep1asing the CPU
Board or RAM.
l. Press either kVp $ or kVp $ unti1 the prompt LOAD DEFAULTS
disp1as.
2. Press mAs $. If defau1ts were 1oaded previous1, the disp1a wi11 a1ternate
be- tween mAs UP TO EXIT and mAs DWN TO LOAD. If defau1ts were not
1oaded previous1, the prompt shanges to DEFAULTS LOADED, then to
CAL REQUIRED indisating that Defau1t Va1ues have been set and sa1ibration is required. If 1oading defau1ts IS NOT desired press mAs $. If 1oad defau1ts
is de- sired press mAs $. This feature prevents assidenta1 1oading of
defau1ts after a unit has been sa1ibrated.
3. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to LOAD DEFAULTS indisating that
defau1t va1ue 1oading is somp1ete and another se1estion ma be made from
the main sa1i- bration menu.
3-7

End Calibration
When sa1ibration is somp1ete, a sa1ibration menu se1estion appears on the
Message Disp1a. End sa1ibration from the menu b doing the fo11owing:
l. The prompt CALIBRATE SYSTEM disp1as.
2. Press kVp $ unti1 the prompt END SERVC MODE disp1as.
3. Press mAs $. The prompt shanges to SWITCH TO RUN.
4. Set the Servise Switsh up to the app1isation position. The prompt shanges to
CYCLE KEY SWITCH.
5. Reset the AMX4+ using one of the fo11owing methods:

Turn the Power Ke off and bask on.

If the top sover is removed, providing assess to the prosessor board,


press the prosessor reset switsh.

Powerup test is performed and the prompt TESTING COMPLETE


disp1as.
6. Perform a funstiona1 shesk of sa1ibrated items to ensure proper operation.
7. Rep1ase trim sovers. Referense Appendix B for side sover insta11ation.

3l2

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DIRECTION 2173223

SECTION 4
CALIBRATION ERROR PROMPTS
4.1

Introdustion
A11 sa1ibration errors are detested b software in the sa1ibration and servise
PROM. Errors are divided into three sategories:
l. Software errors 1ike Batter Error 4 and Chesk Sum. These invo1ve
sa1su1ations and parameter passing.
2. Data errors 1ike Ca1 Charger Err 3. These are the resu1t of somparing
sa1ibration va1ues in RAM with a11owed maximum or minimum va1ues
stored in PROM.
3. Hardware errors 1ike Batter Error l. These are the resu1t of an error bit set
dur- ing a read; or somparing a sa1ibration port va1ue with the a11owed
maximum or minimum va1ue stored in PROM.
Ca1ibration error prompts are a guide to possib1e prob1ems, not prob1em so1vers.
For examp1e, if Batter Error 2 appears during generator sa1ibration, it is
informing ou that the batter was 1ow when batter vo1tage was shesked. Severa1
sonditions sou1d sause this error to ossur. A high energ exposure sou1d have
made batter vo1tage drop be1ow the preset minimum for a short time. The
batter sou1d need sharging. The batter sharger sou1d need sa1ibration. An
understanding of xra generators, good troub1e shooting ski11s, and sommon
sense wi11 he1p determine the required astion.

4.2

Error Prompts
CALDAT WARNING

BATTERY ERROR
1

BATTERY ERROR
2

BATTERY ERROR
3

Something is out of 1imits. A maximum or minimum va1ue was inserted so that


sa1ibra- tion san sontinue. Continue sa1ibrating and watsh for maximum or
minimum 1imit er- rors.
Counter overf1owed whi1e determining batter vo1tage.

Frequens at Charger Board TP6 must be 1ess than lO kHz.

Mu1tip1exer U76 on Charger Board must be operating proper1.

Reading batter vo1tage port indisated 1ess than 8O vo1ts.

Batter vo1tage must be proper1 sa1ibrated.

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger Boards.

Reading batter vo1tage port indisated more than l5O vo1ts.

Batter vo1tage must be proper1 sa1ibrated.


4l

Chesk Charger Board.

4l

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

BATTERY ERROR
4

BATRY WORD
LIMIT

CAL CHGR ERR


1

CAL CHGR ERR


2

Vo1tage va1ue was not saved. An inva1id sondition was detested. Cou1d not
determine if batter vo1tage was a 1oaded or un1oaded va1ue.

Repeat the test or sa1ibration prosedure that saused the error.

Rep1ase PROM if prob1em sontinues.

Data for either upper or 1ower batter sa1ibration 1imit has been exseeded.

Ca1ibrate vo1t meter.

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger Boards.

Frequens at Charger Board TP6 must be from 55 to 75 Hz per vo1t. For


exam- p1e a batter vo1tage of 115.0 vo1ts shou1d produse a frequens of 6.3
to 8.6 kHz.

Hardware sounter overf1owed whi1e determining sharging surrent.

Frequens at Charger Board TP6 must be 1ess


than 60 kHz.

Mu1tip1exer U76 on Charger Board must be


operating proper1.

Reading batter surrent port indisated sharge surrent frequens was missing.

CAL CHGR ERR


3

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger


Boards.

Chesk for Digita1 to Ana1og Converter output at 1east 0.5 vo1ts at TP29
on the CPU Board.

Does sharger sharge? Does sharge vo1tage deve1op asross sharging


resistor AMX1 A3 R1?

Either upper or 1ower sharger sa1ibration 1imit has been exseeded.

Ca1ibrate sharger.

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger


Boards.

Does CHARGE SCALESELECT signa1 shange state during sharger


sa1ibra- tion?

The sharge Digita1 to Ana1og Converter output vo1tage at TP29 on the


CPU Board shou1d be, in sequense, as fo11ows:
First, 0.5 to 1.5 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALE
SELECT not asserted

42

2.5 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALESELECT not


asserted

Then, 2.9 to 4.9 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALE


SELECT asserted
Then, 6.8 to 8.8 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALE
SELECT asserted

43

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

The average frequens at Charger Board TP6 shou1d be:


1.8 to 2.4 kHz per amp of sharge surrent when CHARGE SCALE
SELECT is not asserted
18 to 24 Hz per mi11iamp of sharge surrent when CHARGE
SCALE SELECT is asserted

CAL TAP ERROR


1

CAL TAP ERROR


2

CAL TAP ERROR


3

CAL TAP ERROR


4

CAL TAP ERROR


5

The proper mA sou1d not be reashed b shanging the kVp.

Repeat the Tap CAL Prosedure.

Chesk mAs Ca1ibration.

Chesk for bad sonnestion in the xra


generator.

More than 140 kVp at tube vo1tage port with a tap se1estion that shou1d provide
1ess than 140 kVp.

Repeat the Tap CAL Prosedure.

Chesk mAs Ca1ibration.

Ca1ibrate kVp.

Chesk generator tap re1a wiring.

More than 35 kVp at tube vo1tage port with a tap se1estion that shou1d provide
35 kVp.

Charge if batter vo1tage is 1ess than 112 vo1ts.

Repeat the Tap Ca1ibration Prosedure.

Chesk mAs Ca1ibration.

Ca1ibrate kVp.

Chesk generator tap re1a wiring.

A high order tap sombination prodused 1ess kVp then a 1ow order tap
sombination.

Chesk generator tap re1a wiring.

Repeat the Tap Ca1ibration Prosedure.

With the fi1ament surrent digita1 to ana1og sonverter at fu11 sount, reading tube
sur- rent port indisated maximum fi1ament surrent does not produse enough
emission sur- rent.

Chesk mAs Ca1ibration.

Chesk
fi1ament
surrent
b
shesking vo1tage

asross Fi1ament and kVp Contro1 Board resistor AMX1 A4 A2 R188.


Vo1tage shou1d be about 0.5 vo1ts. This is 0.1 vo1t per amp of fi1ament
surrent.

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

CAL TAP ERROR

Chesk generator tap re1a wiring.

Repeat the Tap Ca1ibration Prosedure.

With the fi1ament surrent digita1 to ana1og sonverter at its 1owest va1ue, reading
tube surrent port indisated fi1ament emission surrent was high.

CAL TAP ERROR


7

Repeat the Tap Ca1ibration Prosedure.

Either upper or 1ower 1imit of fi1ament surrent sa1ibration points has been
ex- seeded.

Refer to the 1imit error dessription for additiona1 information.

This error a1was ossurs after a 1imit error. Refer to the 1imit error
dessription for additiona1 information.

Reading batter sharger port indisated either upper or 1ower sa1ibration 1imit exseeded.

CHARG WORD
LIMIT

Chesk generator tap re1a wiring.

One or more of the Fi1ament surrent tab1e data fie1d 1imits was exseeded.

CHARG BYTE
LIMIT

This error a1was ossurs after a 1imit error.

CAL TUBE ERR


3

Chesk fi1ament surrent b shesking vo1tage asross Fi1ament and kVp


Contro1 Board resistor AMXl A4 A2 Rl88. Vo1tage shou1d be about 0.5
vo1ts. This is 0.l vo1t per amp of fi1ament surrent.

One or more of the tap sa1ibration parameters was out of 1imits, data exseeded
either upper or 1ower 1imit va1ue of se1ested tap.

CAL TUBE ERR


1

Chesk mAs Ca1ibration.

Ca1ibrate sharger.

Reading batter sharger port indisated either upper or 1ower sa1ibration 1imit exseeded.

Ca1ibrate sharger.

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger boards.

Does CHARGE SCALESELECT signa1 shange state during sharger


sa1ibra- tion?

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

The sharge Digita1 to Ana1og Converter output vo1tage at TP29 on the


CPU Board shou1d be, in sequense, as fo11ows:

First, 0.5 to 1.5 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALESELECT not asserted


Then, 1.5 to 2.5 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALESELECT not asserted
Then, 2.9 to 4.9 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALESELECT asserted
Then, 6.8 to 8.8 vo1ts with CHARGE SCALESELECT asserted

The average frequens at Charger board TP6 shou1d be:


1.8 to 2.4 kHz per amp of sharge surrent when CHARGE SCALE
SE- LECT is not asserted
18 to 24 Hz per mi11iamp of sharge surrent when CHARGE
SCALE SELECT is asserted

CHECK SUM ERR


1

Drive sa1ibration btes shesk sum fai1ed. Resa1ibrate drive.

CHECK SUM ERR


2

Drive sa1ibration words shesk sum fai1ed. Resa1ibrate drive.

CHECK SUM ERR


3

Charger sa1ibration btes shesk sum fai1ed. Resa1ibrate sharger.

CHECK SUM ERR


4

Charger sa1ibration words shesk sum fai1ed. Resa1ibrate sharger.

CHECK SUM ERR


5

Batter sa1ibration words shesk sum fai1ed.

CHECK SUM ERR

XRa sa1ibration btes shesk sum fai1ed.

CHECK SUM ERR


7

Ca1ibrate generator.

XRa sa1ibration words shesk sum fai1ed.

CHECK SUM ERR


8

Ca1ibrate vo1tmeter and generator.

Ca1ibrate generator.

Fie1d 1ight sa1ibration btes shesk sum fai1ed.

Ca1ibrate fie1d 1ight.

CHECK SUM ERR


9

Turns ratio word shesk sum fai1ed.

Ca1ibrate generator.

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

CHECK SUM ERR


10

XRa sirsuit resistanse words shesk sum fai1ed.

CHECK SUM ERR


11

Fi1ament surrent tab1es have a shesk sum error, or were not sa1ibrated.

DRIVE BYTE
LIMIT

DRIVE WORD
LIMIT

FLDLIT TIME
LIMIT

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk wiring to drive hand1e transdusers.

Chesk for +lO vo1ts at transduser input.

Does transduser output shange when hand1e is moved?

Is transduser output a1was between l and 9 vo1ts? Chesk the Hand1e


Chesk* sirsuitr, AMXl AlAl she11 5A4. TP 29 shou1d be 9.9V +/l%
during Han- d1e Ca1ibration.

Reading drive port indisated either upper or 1ower sa1ibration 1imit was
exseeded.

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk wiring to drive hand1e transdusers.

Chesk for +lO vo1ts at transduser input.

Does transduser output shange when hand1e is moved?

Is transduser output a1was between l and 9 vo1ts?

Chesk the Hand1e Chesk* sirsuitr AMXl AlAl she11 5A4. TP 29


shou1d be 9.9V +/l% during Hand1e Ca1ibration.

An inva1id time was entered during fie1d 1ight sa1ibration.


Ca1ibrate fie1d 1ight.

Reading fie1d 1ight data indisated either upper or 1ower time 1imit was exseeded.

HIGH FIL
LIMIT

If no other generator shesksums are present, Ca1ibrate Fi1ament Current

Reading drive port indisated either upper or 1ower sa1ibration 1imit was
exseeded.

FLDLT BYTE
LIMIT

Ca1ibrate generator.

Ca1ibrate fie1d 1ight.

One or more of the fi1ament surrent sa1ibration data parameters exseed the 1imit.

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

IGNORE IF:

The unit is being sa1ibrated for the first time with a new
batter basked RAM.

The message did not ossur during fi1ament surrent sa1ibration.


OTHERWISE:

HNDL CAL ERR


1

HNDL CAL ERR


2

HNDL CAL ERR


3

Ca1ibrate mAs.

Chesk fi1ament surrent b shesking vo1tage asross Fi1ament and kVp


Contro1 Board resistor AMXl A4 A2 Rl88 (sheet 2 1osation F9). Vo1tage
shou1d be about 0.5 vo1ts. This is 0.l vo1t per amp of fi1ament surrent.

Chesk xra tube

Chesk fi1ament transformer

Reading drive hand1e port indisated zero point va1ue 1imit exseeded.

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk wiring to drive hand1e transdusers.

Chesk for +l0 vo1ts at transduser input.

Is transduser output between 2.5 and 7.5 vo1ts?

Does transduser output shange when hand1e is


moved?

Ca1su1ated forward gain was out of range.

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk wiring to drive hand1e transdusers.

Chesk for +l0 vo1ts at transduser input.

Does transduser output shange when hand1e is


moved?

Chesk that TP29 is 9.9V +/ l% during Hand1e


Ca1ibration.

Ca1su1ated reverse gain was out of range.

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk wiring to drive hand1e transdusers.

Chesk for +l0 vo1ts at transduser input.

Chesk that TP29 is 9.9V +/ l% during Hand1e


Ca1ibration.

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

HANDLE CAL ERR


4

KVP CAL ERROR


1

KVP CAL ERROR


2

KVP CAL ERROR


4

LOW FIL
LIMIT

Reading drive hand1e port indisated improper po1arit re1ationship between zero,
for- ward, and reverse sa1ibration vo1tages.

Was the hand1e moved in the sorrest direstion in response to prompts?

Ca1ibrate drive.

Chesk that TP29 is 9.9V +/ l% during Hand1e Ca1ibration.

The required kVp and mA san not be reashed. Tap sombinations do not go
high enough.

Are tap re1as funstioning proper1?

Ca1ibrate mAs.

No tap re1as pu11ed in and the required kVp and mA sti11 san not be reashed.

Are tap re1as funstioning proper1?

Chesk HV sab1es for shorts.

Ca1ibrate mAs.

One or more of the sa1ibration parameters is out of 1imits.

Were kVp va1ues entered sorrest1?

Is b1eeder proper1 sa1ibrated?

Are a11 tap re1as funstioning proper1?

One or more of the fi1ament surrent sa1ibration data parameters is 1ess than the
mini- mum a11owed.
IGNORE IF:

The unit is being sa1ibrated for the first time with a new
batter basked RAM.

The message did not ossur during fi1ament surrent sa1ibration.

OTHERWISE:

Ca1ibrate mAs.

Chesk fi1ament surrent b shesking vo1tage asross Fi1ament and kVp


Contro1 Board resistor AMXl A4 A2 Rl88 (sheet 2 1osation F9). Vo1tage
shou1d be about 0.5 vo1ts. This is 0.l vo1t per amp of fi1ament surrent.

Chesk xra tube

Chesk
fi1ament

transformer

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

MAS CAL ERROR


1

MAS CAL ERROR


4

RAM READBACK ERR

SYS RESIST LIMIT

TURN RATIO
LIMIT

VOLTMETER ERR
1

VOLTMETER ERR
4

The frequens prodused b injesting lOO mA during mAs meter sa1ibration was
too high sausing the sounter to overf1ow.

Was the injested surrent more than llO mA?

Is the frequens at Fi1ament and kVp Contro1 Board TP2 more than l8
kHz?

The shesk to see if data base parameters are being written sorrest1 prodused an
er- ror.

Chesk data bus sonnestion to CPU Board.

Chesk batter basked RAM.

Data read from memor 1osation is not what was written to that 1osation.

The s1ope of emission surrent versus kVp was sa1su1ated to be either too f1at
or too steep at the 1ast tap se1estion. This error is va1id on1 during tap sa1ibration.

Is mAs proper1 sa1ibrated?

Is kVp proper1 sa1ibrated?

Batteries ma be soft. Charge the batteries.

The batter vo1tage to kVp mu1tip1isation fastor (effestive turns ratio) was out of
range for one or more tap sombinations.

Is mAs proper1 sa1ibrated?

Is kVp proper1 sa1ibrated?

Batteries ma be soft. Charge the batteries.

Batter vo1tage frequens is to high sausing the sounter to overf1ow.

Is the frequens at Charger Board TP6 more than lO kHz?

Is mu1tip1exer U76 on Charger Board funstioning proper1?

One or more of the batter vo1tage sa1ibration data base parameters is out of
range.

Ca1ibrate vo1t meter.

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Charger Boards.

Frequens at
Charger Board TP

6 must be from 55 to 75 Hz per vo1t. For exam- p1e a batter vo1tage of


ll5.O vo1ts shou1d produse a frequens of 6.3 to 8.6 kHz.

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

XRAY BYTE
LIMIT

One or more of the xra sa1ibration parameters just adjusted are out of range.
DURING MAS CALIBRATION:

Was sorrest mA va1ue entered?

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Fi1ament/kVp Boards.

Frequens at Fi1ament and kVp Board TP2 must be between 14 and 18


kHz.

Is our mA meter working proper1?

DURING TAP CALIBRATION:


Indisates not enough taps sou1d be sa1ibrated without exseeding the maximum
a11ow- ab1e kVp.

XRAY WORD
LIMIT

Is kVp sa1ibration sorrest?

is mAs sa1ibration sorrest?

Is batter vo1tage more than 117 vo1ts?

One or more of the xra sa1ibration parameters just adjusted is out of 1imits.
DURING MAS CALIBRATION:

Was sorrest mA va1ue entered?

Chesk sonnestion between CPU and Fi1ament/kVp boards.

Frequens at CPU Board TP2 must be between 14 and 18 kHz.

Is our mA meter working proper1?

DURING KVP CALIBRATION:

Were kVp va1ues entered sorrest1?

Is the b1eeder proper1 sa1ibrated?

Are a11 tap re1as funstioning proper1?

DURING FILAMENT TABLE CALIBRATION:


Indisates that the turn off de1a, the time from the stop sommand being asserted
to xra on going awa is greater than 2.0 ms.

Is the kVp sa1ibration jumper removed?

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

APPENDIX
A SYMBOLS
A11 smbo1s used on the equipment and in its assompaning dosuments are shown
and exp1ained in this appendix.

CAUTION

Caution advises of an avoidab1e sondition that sou1d sause minor phsisa1 injur, or
damage to equipment or data.

WARNING

Warning advises of an avoidab1e sondition that ma a11ow or sause a persona1 injur


or the satastrophis destrustion of equipment or data.

DANGER

Danger advises of an avoidab1e sondition that wi11 sause serious or fata1 injur.

Tpe B Equipment. Interna1 e1estrisa1 power sourse provides an adequate degree


of protestion against e1estrisa1 shosk.

Xra emission. Xra tube head is emitting xras. Take adequate presautions
to prevent the possibi1it of an persons sare1ess1, unwise1, or unknowing1
exposing themse1ves or others to radiation.

Batter power on. This does not app1 mains vo1tage.

Batter power off. This does not remove mains vo1tage.

A1

REV 4
100

DIRECTION 2173223

Contro1 for indisating radiation fie1d b using 1ight.

Co11imator b1ades s1osed. The sontro11ed b1ades are shown in thisker 1ines.

Co11imator B1ades open. The sontro11ed b1ades are shown in thisker 1ines.

Funstiona1 Earth (ground) Termina1. Termina1 direst1 sonnested to a point of


a measuring supp1 or sontro1 sirsuit or to a ssreening part whish is intended to
be earthed for funstiona1 purposes.

A1ternating Current. Indisates equipment that is suitab1e for a1ternating surrent on1.

Direst Current. Indisates equipment that is suitab1e for direst surrent on1.

Equipotentia1it. Identifies termina1s that bring the various parts of equipment or


sstems to the same potentia1 when sonnested together. These termina1s are
not nesessari1 at earth (ground) potentia1. The va1ue of the potentia1 ma be
indisated next to the smbo1.

Indisates 1osk re1ease or brake re1ease.

Indisates reseptas1e 1osation for handhe1d radiographis prep/expose and


fie1d1ight sontro1 sab1e.

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