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SERVICE MANUAL

ELECTROSURGICAL UNIT

REF 900-400 from V2.1.0


ARC 400

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Key

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Key
6
Front of ARC 400
1 Connection socket 1 for monopolar instruments that can be
switched by hand and foot. Possible connection configurations
are 3-pin, 4mm, Bovie or optional ERBE monopolar connec-
tions.
1 3 2 Connection socket 2 for monopolar instruments that can be
switched by hand and foot. Possible connection configurations
are 3-pin, 4mm, Bovie or optional ERBE monopolar connec-
tions.
2
3 Connection socket 3 for bipolar instruments with US 2-pin type
4
connectors
4 Connection socket 4 for bipolar instruments with US 2-pin type
connectors or 2 x ERBE bipolar connectors
5 Socket for the neutral electrode (NE)
6 Activation indicator, socket 1
“Monopolar Cut” (yellow) / “Monopolar Coag” (blue)
5 10 7 9
7 Activation indicator, socket 2
“Monopolar Cut” (yellow) / “Monopolar Coag” (blue)
8 Activation indicator, socket 3
“Bipolar Cut” (yellow) / “Bipolar Coag” (blue)
12 14 15 16 17 9 Activation indicator, socket 4
“Bipolar Cut” (yellow) / “Bipolar Coag” (blue)
10 On/Off button with light ring (orange)
11 TFT display with touch function

Back of ARC 400


12 Right speaker
13 Left speaker
14 Connection socket 1 for footswitch
15 Connection socket 2 for footswitch
16 Connection for potential equalisation
17 Mains connection for IEC connector
25 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 13 18 Fibre optic cable signal input socket
19 Fibre optic cable signal output socket
20 LAN network connection (without function)
21 USB port
22 Audio Line IN socket (without function)
23 CAN / UART communication interface
24 Power switch
25 Rating plate

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Using this Service Manual ............................................................................................12


1.1. Revision number ...............................................................................................12
1.2. Validity...............................................................................................................12
1.3. Other applicable documents ..............................................................................13
1.4. Symbols and markings ......................................................................................13
1.4.1. Structure of warnings ...........................................................................13
1.4.2. Risk levels in warnings.........................................................................13
1.4.3. Information ...........................................................................................14
1.4.4. Other symbols and markings ...............................................................14
1.4.5. Symbols for monopolar CUT / COAG modes .......................................15
1.4.6. Symbols for bipolar CUT / COAG modes .............................................16
1.4.7. Navigation icons ..................................................................................17
1.4.8. Argon icons ..........................................................................................17
1.4.9. EASY Icons / Buttons...........................................................................18
1.4.10. CUT footswitch icons / buttons .............................................................19
1.4.11. COAG footswitch icons / buttons..........................................................19
2. Safety information for service technicians .................................................................20
2.1. Safety information .............................................................................................20
2.2. Warnings and safety instructions .......................................................................20
2.2.1. General instructions .............................................................................20
2.2.2. Special instructions ..............................................................................21
2.2.3. Working with the unit switched on ........................................................21
2.2.4. Working with the unit switched off ........................................................22
3. Design and operating principle ....................................................................................23
3.1. Power board (70464) .........................................................................................24
3.1.1. Power rectifier ......................................................................................26
3.1.2. Power supply unit (PSU) ......................................................................27
3.1.4. Generator ............................................................................................28
3.1.5. Control electronics ...............................................................................30
3.2. Control board (70325) .......................................................................................31
3.2.1. EASY sensor .......................................................................................33
3.2.2. Fingerswitch electronics .......................................................................33
3.2.3. Arc sensor ...........................................................................................33

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3.2.4. Current and voltage sensors ................................................................34


3.2.5. Power board interface ..........................................................................34
3.2.6. µ-processor..........................................................................................35
3.2.7. Extra-low voltage supply ......................................................................36
3.2.8. Footswitch interface .............................................................................36
3.3. Complete front panel unit (70357/70359)...........................................................37
3.3.1. DCU board (70327) (Display Control Unit) ...........................................39
3.3.2. RFID boards (Radio Frequency Identification) .....................................41
3.4. Extra-low voltage power supply unit (10971) .....................................................42
3.5. Interface board (70204) .....................................................................................43
3.6. Socket switch board (70326) .............................................................................44
3.7. Footswitch board (70493) ..................................................................................46
4. ARC 400 software update .............................................................................................47
4.1. Instructions for software update .........................................................................47
5. Maintenance ..................................................................................................................51
5.1. Technical safety inspection (TSI) .......................................................................51
5.1.1. Carrying out the TSI .............................................................................51
6. Problem solving ............................................................................................................52
6.1. Functional test of boards ...................................................................................52
6.1.1. Dealing with a board fault.....................................................................52
6.2. Information messages displayed on the electrosurgical unit ..............................53
6.2.1. Procedure to be followed when information messages appear ............53
6.2.2. Overview of information messages and the procedure for
rectifying faults .....................................................................................54
6.3. Reading out the fault memory ............................................................................57
6.4. Troubleshooting .................................................................................................60
6.4.1. Dealing with a board fault.....................................................................60
6.4.2. Start-up faults ......................................................................................60
6.4.3. Display faults .......................................................................................62
6.4.4. Voltage generation faults .....................................................................63
6.4.5. Interference to other equipment ...........................................................63
7. Repairs...........................................................................................................................64
7.1. Repair on site ....................................................................................................64
7.1.1. Ordering of spares ...............................................................................64
7.2. Repair in the factory ..........................................................................................65

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7.2.1. Warranty / Defects report .....................................................................66


8. Removal and installation of parts ................................................................................66
8.1. Mains fuse .........................................................................................................67
8.2. Opening / closing the electrosurgical unit ..........................................................68
8.3. Power board ......................................................................................................69
8.4. Extra-low voltage power supply unit ..................................................................71
8.5. Control board.....................................................................................................72
8.6. Socket switch board ..........................................................................................74
8.7. Interface board ..................................................................................................76
8.8. Footswitch board ...............................................................................................78
8.9. Potential equalisation connection ......................................................................79
8.10. Connector socket / Mains filter...........................................................................80
9. Parts list .........................................................................................................................81
10. Technical specifications ...............................................................................................86
10.1. Technical data for ARC 400...............................................................................86
11. Test instructions for TSI ...............................................................................................91
11.1. Visual inspection ...............................................................................................91
11.2. Electrical safety test...........................................................................................92
11.3. Functional test ...................................................................................................98
11.4. Activation test ..................................................................................................103
11.5. EASY neutral electrode monitoring ..................................................................109
11.6. Measuring the HF output power Cutting / Coagulation ....................................111
11.7. Test devices used ...........................................................................................113
11.8. Final steps .......................................................................................................113
12. Appendix .....................................................................................................................115

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1. Using this Service Manual


This Service Manual is an integral part of the product.
BOWA electronic GmbH & Co. KG will neither accept any liability
nor provide any warranty in the event of direct or consequential
damage arising as a result of non-compliance with the Service
Manual.

 Carefully read through the Service Manual before using the


unit.
 Keep the Service Manual in a safe place throughout the life-
time of the product.
 Make sure the Service Manual is also available to service
technicians.
 Pass on the Service Manual to all subsequent owners/users
of the product.
 Update the Service Manual by adding supplementary infor-
mation provided by the manufacturer.

1.1. Revision number


ARC 400 unit version Revision status
Valid from Version 2.1.0. 2016 / 06

The Revision number consists of the following:


ARC 400 unit version
V 2.1.0

ARC 400 Generation


Software version (main features)
Software version (bugs / hotfixes)

1.2. Validity
This Service Manual applies only to the product indicated on the
title page.

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1.3. Other applicable documents


 Observe the other applicable documents in the appendix or in
the other information.

Other applicable documents are:


 Appendix (optional)
 User Manual

1.4. Symbols and markings

1.4.1. Structure of warnings

SIGNAL WORD
Type, source and consequences of danger (physical injury)!
 Measure for avoiding the danger.

NOTE
Type, source and consequences of danger (damage to pro-
perty)!
 Measure for avoiding the danger.

1.4.2. Risk levels in warnings

Symbol Risk level Probability of oc- Consequences


currence of non-
compliance
DANGER Immediate danger Death, serious
physical injury
WARNING Possible risk Death, serious
physical injury
CAUTION Possible risk Minor physical
injury
NOTE Possible risk Damage to pro-
perty

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1.4.3. Information

Additional information provided to facilitate working with the electro-


surgical unit.

1.4.4. Other symbols and markings

Symbol / Marking Meaning


 Prerequisite for an action
 Action with one step
1. Action comprising several steps
2. that must be carried out in a certain
order
3.
 Result of preceding action
 List (first level)
 List (second level)
Highlighting Highlighting
... (see Section xxx, Cross reference
p. xxx)
... Socket 3 Numbers in bold type (here: 3)
refer to the photos of the unit and
the corresponding key on pages 5-
6

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1.4.5. Symbols for monopolar CUT / COAG modes

Symbol Symbol name Symbol Symbol name


Standard Moderate

Micro Forced non-


cutting

Dry Forced
mixed

Argon Forced
cutting

Resection Spray

MetraLOOP Argon open *

Laparoscopy Argon flex *

GastroCut Argon flex pul-


loop se*

GastroCut Resection
knife

Cardiac
mammaria

Cardiac thorax

SimCoag

Gastro Coag

Laparoscopy

* only available in conjunction with ARC PLUS (item no. 900-001).

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1.4.6. Symbols for bipolar CUT / COAG modes

Symbol Symbol name Symbol Symbol name


No mode selec- No mode selec-
ted ted

Standard Forceps
Standard

Bipolar Forceps
R
resection Standard AUTO

Bipolar Forceps Micro


Vaporisation R

Bipolar scissors Forceps Forced

LIGATION L

TissueSeal
PLUS L

Bipolar scissors

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy
Micro

Bipolar
resection R

Bipolare
Vaporisation R

SimCoag S

R
This mode is available with the Bipolar Resection option (900-395).
L
This mode is available with the LIGATION option (900-396).
S
This mode is available with the Bipolar SimCoag option (900-399).

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1.4.7. Navigation icons

Button Description Button Description


Navigation Navigation
right/left up/down

Stepless ad- Confirmation


justment of and application
power output or of settings
effect. made.
Return to previ-
ous display
without applying
the changes
made.

1.4.8. Argon icons

Icon / Button Description Icon / Button Description


Main bottle Spare bottle
empty empty

Main bottle full Spare bottle full

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1.4.9. EASY Icons / Buttons

Icon / Button Description Icon / Button Description


Split One-piece
neutral electrode neutral electrode
Contacting OK Contacting OK

No one-piece
Split
neutral electrode
neutral electrode
detected or con-
Contacting not
tacting insuffi-
optimal
cient
Split One-piece
neutral electrode neutral electrode
Contacting insuf- not
ficient connected.
Split
neutral electrode Contact quality
not indicator.
connected.
Split baby
neutral electrode
Contacting OK
Split baby
neutral electrode
Contacting not
optimal
Split baby
neutral electrode
Contacting insuf-
ficient
Split baby
neutral electrode
not
connected.

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1.4.10. CUT footswitch icons / buttons

Icon / Button Description Icon / Button Description

Double-pedal Double-pedal
CUT footswitch CUT footswitch
active not connected

Double-pedal
Footswitch deac-
CUT footswitch
tivated
inactive

Double-pedal
Double-pedal
footswitch for
footswitch for
ZAP mode not
ZAP mode
connected

1.4.11. COAG footswitch icons / buttons

Icon / Button Description Icon / Button Description


Double-pedal
Double-pedal
COAG
COAG
footswitch inac-
footswitch active
tive
Single-pedal
Single-pedal
COAG
COAG
footswitch inac-
footswitch active
tive
Single-pedal Double-pedal
COAG COAG
footswitch not footswitch not
connected. connected.
Double-pedal
Double-pedal
footswitch for
footswitch for
ZAP mode not
ZAP mode
connected
Single-pedal
Single-pedal
footswitch for
footswitch for
ZAP mode not
ZAP mode
connected

Footswitch deac-
tivated

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2 Safety information for service technicians

2. Safety information for service techni-


cians
BOWA-electronic places great emphasis on safety when working
with electrosurgical units. This section contains information on:

 Safety instructions
 Warnings

The safety instructions in the User Manual contain information


relevant to correct handling of the electrosurgical unit.

2.1. Safety information


Electrosurgical equipment is subject to rigorous inspections by
specially trained personnel.
Only experienced and trained personnel may work with the elec-
trosurgical unit.

BOWA assumes that the electrosurgical unit will be maintained by


qualified or authorised personnel. Service technicians must be
trained and familiar with the basic principles, rules of maintenance
and risks posed by the electrosurgical unit in order to ensure that
patients, personnel and equipment are never put in danger.

2.2. Warnings and safety instructions


2.2.1. General instructions

 Only use the electrosurgical unit until the self-test has been
performed correctly (see User Manual).
 Position the electrosurgical unit safely; do not place it on top
of electrical equipment.
 Do not place any objects (e.g. tools) on the electrosurgical
unit.
 Avoid harmful interference effects by placing the electrosurgi-
cal unit as far away as possible from other electrical equip-
ment.
 Take suitable safety precautions before working on the elec-
trosurgical unit, use isolating transformers, insulated tools and
materials.
 Connect the accessories only to the sockets specified.
 Set the activation signal volume so it is loud enough to be
heard.

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2.2.2. Special instructions

If necessary, the electrosurgical unit can be connected to the po-


tential equalisation system by means of an earthing cable.

 Replace sub-assemblies only with sub-assemblies of the


same type and quality.
 Use antistatic containers to transport components that could
be damaged by static electricity.

2.2.3. Working with the unit switched on

DANGER
Since the unit's components are not insulated against con-
tact with foreign objects, there is high risk of electric shock
with potentially fatal consequences!
 Work must only be carried out by qualified or authorised per-
sonnel.

 Connect the electrosurgical unit directly to an earthed socket.


 Do not use mains extension cables, adapters or multi-way
sockets.
 Use a 1000 VA isolating transformer if you are working on the
unit when it is open.
 Ensure that the electrosurgical unit and all of its accessory
parts are operated in dry conditions.
 Do not touch any unprotected cables or PCBs.
 Do not use any earthing straps when working on a live elec-
trosurgical unit.

Overheated or unsuitable components and inflammable materials


pose the risk of fire or explosion.

 Ensure that the electrosurgical unit has sufficient cooling.


 Do not use any inflammable materials, such as anaesthetics,
gases or fluids, around the electrosurgical unit.
 If accessories are overheated, remove them from the electro-
surgical unit and keep them away from the unit and person-
nel.

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2.2.4. Working with the unit switched off

The components are not insulated against contact with foreign


objects. There is a risk of electric shock from electrically charged
components even after the unit is switched off.

 Switch off the electrosurgical unit and pull out the plug at least
5 minutes before commencing any service work.

 Check for zero voltage by measuring the DC voltage between


measuring points JP8 and JP3 on the power board (see Fig-
ure 2-1)

JP8
JP3

Figure 2-1: Zero voltage measuring


points

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock!

 Voltages up to 380 V DC may be present.


 Set a suitable voltage range on the measuring device.

 Use an electrostatic discharge wrist strap and ESD mats, in


order to prevent damage to the electronic components.

The electrosurgical unit can be damaged by incorrect use of tools


and associated materials.

 Do not clean the electrosurgical unit with cleaning agents


which could cause damage or scratching.
 Follow the cleaning instructions in the User Manual.
 When carrying out maintenance work, also observe the warn-
ings and safety instructions in the User Manual.

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3. Design and operating principle


The electrosurgical unit consists of several sub-assemblies con-
nected together as blocks or modules:

 Power board (70324 or 70464)


 Control board (70325)
 Interface board (70204)
 Front unit complete (70357 or 70359)
 Socket switch board (70326)
 Extra-low voltage power supply unit (10971)
 Footswitch board (70203)

The block diagram gives an overview of the components and their


functions.

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3.1. Power board (70464)


The power board contains all the circuits required to generate the
HF power output from mains-frequency current.
The power board is composed of various individual functions:

1 Power rectifier
2 Power supply unit
3 Generator
4 Control electronics

4 3

Figure 3-1: Power board (70464), viewed from component side

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The output voltages at the JP27 supply connector can be tested


on the component side via test points TP28 – TP31. In addition,
LEDs (D21 – D24) indicate the operational readiness of the volt-
ages.

Test point / LED Output voltage


TP28 / D21 +15V
TP29 / D22 +5V
TP30 / D23 -15V
TP31 / D24 +3.3V
JP 20 Earth
Figure 3-2: Test points/LEDs
Power supply
There are two connectors on the solder side of the power board.
The power board is connected to the control board via these plug
connectors.

1 Control line (JP26)


2 Power supply (JP27) 1 2

Figure 3-3: Power board (70464), viewed from solder side

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3.1.1. Power rectifier

The power rectifier is connected via the power switch to the power
input socket with integral mains filter. The power rectifier converts
the mains voltage (AC) into two DC voltages (±160 V) for the
switch-mode power supply. The supply voltage can be set be-
tween 115 V and 230 V via a voltage selector switch (see table
below).

1 Voltage selector switch for


the mains voltage configuration

2 Mains voltage connection

Figure 3-4: Power rectifier

Mains voltage Switch position S1 Mains fuse to be used


100-120 V ± 10% Position 115V T 10A
220-240 V ± 10% Position 240V T 5A

NOTE
Incorrect mains fuse rating may damage the unit!
 When adjusting or changing over the voltage range, make
sure that the correct rating for the mains fuse in the mains fil-
ter is used.

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3.1.2. Power supply unit (PSU)

The power supply unit is a full-resonance switch-mode power


supply, with output voltage regulated by the MCU (Master Control
Unit, control electronics). It supplies output voltages between 0 V
DC and 380 V DC.

JP1 JP2

Figure 3-5: Power supply unit

The output voltage of the power supply unit can be measured at


test points
JP1 and JP2 using a multimeter. The output voltage varies de-
pending on which mode, effect and output power are set.

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock!
 The electrosurgical unit must be switched off before connect-
ing the measuring lead.
 Set a suitable voltage range on the measuring device.

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3.1.4. Generator

The generator is located on the front part of the power board and
contains three separate HF generators:


1 Monopolar pulse generator

2 Monopolar sinewave generator
3 Bipolar sinewave generator.

From the DC voltage of the power supply unit (0 V–380 V DC),


these different generators create sinewave voltages of between 10
Vp and 1300 Vp or pulse voltages of up to 5000 Vp.
The sinewave voltage can be generated as a continuous or a
modulated signal.

Figure 3-6: Generator

2 3

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Monopolar pulse generator


This generator produces the current waveforms Forced Coag non-
cutting, Spray Coag and Argon Coag. These are modulated indivi-
dual-pulse waveforms.

Pulse current types

No load 500 Ω load

Monopolar sinewave generator


This generator produces the current waveforms Monopolar Cut,
Moderate Coag, Forced Coag, Mammaria, Thorax, Lap and Gas-
troCut. These can be either continuous sinewaves or modulated
sinewave packets.

Monopolar sinewave

Typical voltage waveform for Monopolar Cut and Moderate Coag

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GastroCut

Typical voltage waveform for GastroCut

Bipolar sinewave generator


This generator produces the Bipolar Coag current waveform. This
is a continuous sinewave.
With Forced Coag, this is modulated in addition.

Bipolar Coag

Bipolar Coag 120 W, 75 Ω load

3.1.5. Control electronics

The control electronics on the power board are mainly responsible


for control and regulation of the power supply unit and the HF
generators.

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3.2. Control board (70325)

The control board is composed of various functional groups:

1 EASY Sensor
2 Fingerswitch electronics
3 Arc sensor
4 Current and voltage sensors
5 Power board interface
6 µ-processor
7 Extra-low voltage power supply
8 Footswitch interface with isolated power supply
9 DCU voltage buffering

10 Regulation

11 Fingerswitch electronics bipolar
6 7

10

1 2 3 4 11

Figure 3-7: Control board (70325)

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Figure 3-8: Overview of slots on the control board

The following connections are used:

Connector Function
no.
JP100 Right speaker
JP101 Audio connection to the DCU board [70327]
JP102 Housing fan 2
JP103 Signal transmission to the footswitch board [70203]
JP104 Signal transmission to the socket switch board [70326]
JP105 Signal transmission to the interface board [70204]
JP106 Housing fan 1
JP107 Left speaker
24VDC extra-low voltage power supply from the extra-low voltage power
JP110
supply unit [10971]
JP132 Switch signal from the ON button + power supply light ring
JP112 Signal transmission to the DCU board [70327]
JP118 24VDC extra-low voltage power supply of the DCU board [70327]
+5V/+15V/-15V extra-low voltage power supply to the power board
JP123
[70324]
JP126 Signal transmission to the power board [70324]
JP138-150; See Section 3.6 on page 44
JP161-164

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3.2.1. EASY sensor 1

The EASY sensor measures the impedance between the surfaces


of split neutral electrodes. The EASY circuit features automatic
self-calibration. The measurement range of the EASY circuit is 0 
– 999 .

Figure 3-9: EASY sensor

3.2.2. Fingerswitch electronics 2

The fingerswitch electronics monitor one monopolar output socket


respectively and send a corresponding activation signal to the
MCU when a fingerswitch on the connected monopolar handgrip is
pressed. Communication with the MCU is by optical coupler.

Figure 3-10: Fingerswitch electronics

3.2.3. Arc sensor 3

The arc sensor converts the measured values of the arc intensity
into a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal. The PWM signals are
then isolated and sent via three optical couplers to the control
board. These PWM signals can be measured at test points TP182
and TP183.
The DC/DC converter (EPC103) supplies the arc sensor with the
necessary voltage (+/- 5 V).

Figure 3-11: Arc sensor

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3.2.4. Current and voltage sensors 4

The sensor system comprises the following components:


4x current sensors
(2x monopolar redundant, 2x bipolar redundant)
2x voltage sensors
(redundant for monopolar and bipolar, switchable)

Monopolar:
Two redundant current sensors are connected in series in the feed
and return line respectively, and outgoing leakage currents can
thus be measured by comparing the two values measured.
The two redundant voltage sensors are connected in parallel and
must as a rule deliver two identical measured values.
Figure 3-12:
Current & voltage sensors
Bipolar:
Two redundant current sensors are connected in series in the feed
and return line respectively, and outgoing leakage currents can
thus be measured by comparing the two values measured.
The voltage and arc sensors are switched by the monopolar sen-
sors.

3.2.5. Power board interface 5

The control board is connected to the power board (JP26) via a


ribbon cable (JP126). Voltage is supplied to the power board from
the control board via a 6-way supply cable (JP123).

Pinout of JP123 connector on the control board:


Pin Voltage
1+2 +5V
3+4 GND
5 +15V
6 -15V
Figure 3-13: Interface

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3.2.6. µ-processor 6

The µ-processor processes all sensor signals and regulates the


output parameters that have been set. The µ-processor also moni-
tors all safety functions.
The unit's functions are controlled via the menu settings in the TFT
display. These signals are sent from the DCU board (X603) to the
µ-processor (JP112) via a 40-way ribbon cable and processed
accordingly for the purpose of activating the power board.

Figure 3-14: µ-processor

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3.2.7. Extra-low voltage supply 7

The extra-low voltage is supplied at 24 V DC from a separate


switch-mode power supply (10971). Different extra-low voltages
are generated from this input voltage. In addition, LEDs indicate
the operational readiness of these voltages.

The following output voltages are generated and indicated:

Test point / Output voltage


LED
D108 +24V
D109 +5V
D110 +15V
D111 -15V
D112 +3.3V
D113 +3.0V

Figure 3-15: Extra-low voltage supply

3.2.8. Footswitch interface 8

The footswitch board (70203) is connected to the control board via


the footswitch interface (JP103). Different coded footswitches can
be connected via this interface.
A DC/DC converter provides an isolated +5 V supply separately to
the isolated footswitch electronics.

Figure 3-16: Footswitch interface

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3.3. Complete front panel unit (70357/70359)


The complete front panel unit comprises the following com-
ponents:
- Touch Panel
- TFT display
- DCU board (Display Control Unit)
- RFID board for sockets 1&2 monopolar [option]
- RFID board for sockets 3&4 bipolar [option]
- 5 HF output sockets for instruments
(Monopolar 1, Monopolar 2, Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2, NE)
- 5 microswitches for detecting whether a cable or instru-
ment is plugged in.
- ON button with LED light ring

The complete front panel unit is connected to the control board


(70325) via the integrated DCU by a 40-way ribbon cable and a 2-
way power supply cable.

Figure 3-17: Front of complete front panel unit

Figure 3-18: Rear of complete front panel unit

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The following block diagram provides an overview of the compo-


nents of the front panel unit and their operating principle.

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3.3.1. DCU board (70327)


(Display Control Unit)

The DCU board is primarily responsible for controlling the display


and touchscreen handling.
The following signals and functions are also administered by the
DCU board:

 Audio signals
 Illumination of sockets
 RFID
 Connected detection
 Interfaces (apart from FOC and UART)

Figure 3-19: DCU board (70327)

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Figure 3-20: DCU board component side

The following connections are used:

Name of Function
connector
LED 1&2 Control of the monopolar activation LEDs in the glass front.
LED 3&4 Control of the bipolar activation LEDs in the glass front.
Depending on unit configuration:
Instrument detection at the monopolar sockets via RFID (Ra-
RFID 1&2
dio Frequency Identification) and/or “Plug'n Cut” detection at
the monopolar connection sockets.
Depending on unit configuration:
Instrument detection at the bipolar sockets via RFID (Radio
RFID 3&4
Frequency Identification) and/or “Plug'n Cut” detection at the
monopolar connection sockets.
NE Connected detection for the NE connection socket.
Communication interface between DCU board and control
Master
board.
USB USB port
ETHERNET LAN interface
Audio Audio connection between control board and DCU board
POWER 24V DC voltage power supply of the DCU board.
TOUCH Interface to the Touch Controller
TFT LVDS Interface to the TFT display

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3.3.2. RFID boards (Radio Frequency Identification)

The RFID system consists of a transponder, which is located in


the plug of the connected instrument and which contains an identi-
fying code, together with a reading device, known as the RFID
board, for reading out this identification.
ARC 400 has two RFRID boards which read out the monopolar
and bipolar sockets respectively.

J1 J3 J2

Figure 3-21: Monopolar RFID board for sockets 1&2 (70220)

The following connections are available:

Connector Function
no.
J1 Socket recognition for socket 1 (microswitch closer)
J2 Socket recognition for socket 2 (microswitch closer)
J3 Interface and power supply of the DCU board.

J1 J3 J2

Figure 3-22: Bipolar RFID board for sockets 3&4 (70219)

The following connections are available:

Connector no. Function


J1 Socket recognition for socket 3 (microswitch closer)
J2 Socket recognition for socket 4 (microswitch closer)
J3 Interface and power supply of the DCU board.

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3.4. Extra-low voltage power supply unit (10971)


The extra-low voltage power supply unit supplies the required ex-
tra-low voltages to the control board.
It can accept a wide range of inputs, from 100 V to 240 V AC, from
which it produces a +24 V DC voltage.

Figure 3-23: Extra-low voltage power supply unit

1 100-240 V AC mains input (2-pin)


2 24 V DC extra-low voltage output (4-pin)
3 PE connection (6.3 mm)
4 Potentiometer for adjusting the output voltage +/-10%

Figure 3-24: Extra-low voltage power supply unit, component side

Pinout of JP110 connector on the control board:


Pin Voltage
1+2 +24V
3+4 GND

Output parameters of extra-low voltage power supply unit


Voltage Max. cur- Max. output
rent
+24 V +/-5% 4.2A 100W

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3.5. Interface board (70204)


The interface board in the ARC 400 enables communication with
external periphery equipment and the ARC PLUS Argon device.

Figure 3-25: Interface board

The following interfaces are available and are used:

Function External Internal


connection plug connection plug
UART JP3 JP9
USB JP4 JP10
LAN JP2 JP5
Optical inputs / outputs O1 & O2 JP9

Figure 3-26: Interface board, component side

The internal connection sockets CAN, Line IN, USB and LAN are
connected to the DCU board (70327), where the signals are also
processed.
The connector JP9 for optical input, on the other hand, is connect-
ed to the control board (70325).

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3.6. Socket switch board (70326)


The socket switch board conducts the generated HF voltage to the
respective contacts of the chosen HF output socket (Monopo-
lar/Bipolar).
The board is connected to the control board sensors and the cor-
responding output sockets (monopolar/bipolar).

Figure 3-27: Socket switch board

The following connections are provided on the board and are


used:

Connection Target Signal


JP100 Control board connection JP104 ---
JP101 Socket 3 top BIP_3_N
JP105 Socket 3 bottom BIP_3_P
JP124 Control board JP163 FS_BIP
JP108 Socket 4 top BIP_4_N/4B_N
JP125 Control board JP161 FS_BIP_4
JP113 Socket 4 bottom lead white strand BIP_4_P/4A_P
JP116 Socket 4 bottom lead black strand BIP_4A_N
JP119 Control board JP150 BIP_AE
JP120 Control board JP149 BIP_NE
JP103 Control board JP143 MONO_AE_1
JP104 Socket 1 AE (bottom) MONO_AE_1
JP107 Control board JP148 MONO_AE
JP109 Control board JP146 MONO_AE_2
JP110 Socket 2 AE (bottom) MONO_AE_2
JP111 Socket 4 top BIP_4B_P
JP112 Control board JP147 MONO_NE
JP122 Control board JP140 EASY

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The JP100 connection serves to provide a +15 V DC power supply


and as SPI interface, which is supplied from the control board
connector JP104.

JP102
JP101

JP103

JP104
K100
JP105 JP100
K101
JP124
JP106

K102 JP107

D106
D107
D108
JP108

JP109

JP110
JP111 K103
K104
JP125
JP112
JP113
K105 K106 JP121
JP116

JP122
K107 K108
JP117

JP119

JP120
JP114

Figure 3-28: Socket switch board, component side

The following voltages are indicated via LEDs:

Test point / LED Output voltage


D106 +3.0V
D107 +15V
D108 +5V

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3.7. Footswitch board (70493)


The footswitch board in the ARC 400 serves as the interface be-
tween footswitch JP3 and control board JP103.
The footswitch input socket enables different coded footswitches
to be connected.
A DC/DC converter on the control board provides a separate iso-
lated +5 V DC supply to the isolated footswitch electronics.

Figure 3-29: Footswitch board

Figure 3-30: Footswitch board, component side

Socket 1 Socket 2
Pin Signal Connector Pin Signal Connector
JP3 JP3
1 Coding 1 Pin 1 1 Coding 1 Pin 8
Changeover Pin 7 2 Changeover Pin 14
2
switch switch
3 CUT Pin 6 3 CUT Pin 13
4 COAG Pin 5 4 COAG Pin 12
5 +5V_ISO Pin 4 5 +5V_ISO Pin 11
6 Coding 2 Pin 3 6 Coding 2 Pin 10
7 GND_ISO Pin 2 7 GND_ISO Pin 9

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4. ARC 400 software update


4.1. Instructions for software update
Software updates can be carried out using a USB stick.

All the steps needed to undertake an update are described in de-


tail below. Follow the instructions very carefully, as the unit can be
damaged if the correct sequence is not followed.
The time needed for the update is about 25 minutes.

The following materials are required:


- BOWA USB memory stick item no. 900-402 or compa-
rable USB memory stick

1. Insert the BOWA USB stick with the new software into
the USB port.

Figure 4-1: Insert USB stick

2. Connect the ARC 400 to the power supply using the


power cable and switch the electrosurgical unit on at
the mains switch on the back of the unit.

Figure 4-2: Turn on the mains switch

3. Switch on the electrosurgical unit at the On/Off button


on the front of the device.

Figure 4-3: Switch on the ARC 400

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4. After a further short start-up phase, the main menu will


appear as usual. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 4-4: Arrow key button

5. In the menu, tap the


[Service] button.

Figure 4-5: Service button

6. Tap the
[Enter password] button.

Figure 4-6: Password entry button

7. Enter the following password:


666666.

Figure 4-7: Password entry

8. Tap the
[Update system] button.

Figure 4-8: Update system button

9. The update begins automatically and the screen dis-


play shown in Figure 4-9 appears.

Figure 4-9: Update is in progress

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NOTE
Care must be taken to ensure that the ARC 400 is not dis-
connected from the power supply nor switched off while up-
dating is in progress!

10. Updating takes up to 20 minutes. The screen display


shown in Figure 4-10 appears once the update has
been successfully completed.

Figure 4-10: Update successful

11. Switch the electrosurgical unit off at the On/Off button


on the front of the device and remove the USB stick
from the USB port.

Figure 4-11: Detach USB stick

12. Switch on the electrosurgical unit again by using the


On/Off button on the front of the device.

Figure 4-12: Switch on the ARC 400

13. Following a short start-up phase, the touchscreen cali-


bration menu will appear. Tap on each of the depicted
cross-hairs (1-5) in turn.

Figure 4-13: Touchscreen calibration

During this process, only touch the screen at the points specified
so as to prevent any defective calibration from occurring.

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14. After a further short start-up phase, the main menu will
appear as usual. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 4-14: Arrow key button

15. Now tap the [System information] button.

Figure 4-15: System information button

16. In order to ensure that the update has now been suc-
cessfully completed, compare the version displayed
with the enclosed contents of the USB stick.

Figure 4-16: Check unit version

Updating has now been fully carried out and the ARC 400 can be
used in the usual way.

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5. Maintenance

5.1. Technical safety inspection (TSI)


During the technical safety inspection, the safety and functionality
of the electrosurgical unit, accessories and, if used, the equipment
trolley is checked. It must be carried out in order to detect equip-
ment defects and verify the safety of the medical device.

Technical safety inspections must be carried out:


 once a year (National prescribed shorter technical safety in-
spections must be observed.)
 after every time that the electrosurgical unit is opened

 The product and accessories may only be inspected by per-


sons who have the required training, knowledge or experience
and who can perform the inspection independently.
 When carrying out the technical safety inspection, observe the
rules and regulations that apply in the relevant country.
 If necessary, refer to IEC 62353 for assistance when carrying
out the inspection.
 Document the results of the technical safety inspection and
keep this record in the medical device logbook for the electro-
surgical unit.

5.1.1. Carrying out the TSI

Prescribed checks:
 Visual inspection
 Functional test
 EASY neutral electrode monitoring
 Measuring the HF power outputs
 Electrical tests

 The TSI test record can be found in Section 12, on page 118.
 The TSI test instructions can be found in Section 11, on page
91.

If the results deviate from the values shown in the test record or
are outside the stated maximum values, the electrosurgical unit
must be calibrated and the technical safety inspection carried out
once again. If this does not remedy the situation, contact the
Technical Service at BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG.

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6. Problem solving
If the electrosurgical unit is not working properly, use this section
to rectify faults.

6.1. Functional test of boards


The internal fault memory allows the boards and their function to
be checked.
For rapid and efficient troubleshooting, please contact the BOWA
service department.

6.1.1. Dealing with a board fault

Proceed as follows:

1. Change the entire board.

Removing and installing boards is described in Section 8, pa-


ge 66.

2. Carry out a technical safety inspection (see Section 11, pa-


ge 91).

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6.2. Information messages displayed on the


electrosurgical unit
6.2.1. Procedure to be followed when information mes-
sages appear

The HF-device constantly performs a self-test. If the self-test fails,


an information message will pop up on the display.

If an information message repeatedly appears, the unit's accesso-


ries and settings must be checked.

 If information messages persist both after the electrosurgical


unit has been switched off and then back on, and after the
fault has been repaired, contact the BOWA Service depart-
ment.

Information messages
The electrosurgical unit generates information messages in the
form of:
 an audible alarm
 information message in display

If faults appear during the self-test that might cause an accident,


the electrosurgical unit will be disabled for further use.
A list of the faults that have occurred (log file) is stored in the unit
and can be called up as required.
Read out the log file as described in Section 6.3, page 57 and
send this file to:
service@bowa.de.

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6.2.2. Overview of information messages and the proce-


dure for rectifying faults

Fault Possible causes of faults


Description
no. and action required
4183 Faults when setting the relays for the If this persistently occurs, the power
generator board needs to be changed.
4184 Faults when setting the relays for socket If this persistently occurs, the socket
switch board switch board PCB needs to be changed.
The self-test has detected that the spray 1. Check the cables between the power
generator is not working. board and control board JP22 to
4185 JP25.
2. Change power board.
3. Change control board.
The self-test has detected that the 1. Check the cables between the power
monopolar generator is not working. board and control board JP22 to
4186 JP25.
2. Change control board.
3. Change power board.
The self-test has detected that the bipo- 1. Check the cables between the power
lar generator is not working. board and control board JP22 to
4187 JP25.
2. Change power board.
3. Change control board.
An attempt was made to activate a gen- This error message involves a conse-
4188 erator which was deactivated by the quential error. Please note the history of
self-test. faults in the electrosurgical unit under
system messages.
The calibration is not valid and the unit Electrosurgical unit must be sent to
4189 is now being operated with standard BOWA for calibration.
values.
4190 Redundant HF sensor values for U_HF Control board needs to be changed.
deviate too widely from one another.
4191 Redundant HF sensor values for I_HF Control board needs to be changed.
deviate too widely from one another.
Redundant HF sensor values for Control board needs to be changed.
4192 COS_PHI deviate too widely from one
another.
The reference voltage for the AD con- Control board needs to be changed.
4193 verter (LTC1660) is outside the valid
range.
4195 The discharge resistors are defective. Power board needs to be changed.
4196 MOS-FETs are defective. Power board needs to be changed.
4197 The control of the MOS-FETs is defec- Power board needs to be changed.
tive.
A PIC which is not relevant for safety Error log must be read out. Send this
4198 fails to react when the system starts. “error log” to the BOWA Service de-
partment for analysis.
An important PIC (programmable inter- Error log must be read out. Send this
4199 rupt controller) is no longer reacting. error log to the BOWA Service depart-
ment for analysis.

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Fault Possible causes of faults


Description
No. and action required
The date currently saved in the unit is The system time must be
4202 invalid and cannot be used for checking reset via the Service menu [password:
the scheduled TSI date. --> Please con- 666666].
tact the Service department.
5000 The sensors are displaying too high 1. Change control board.
values when the unit if off. 2. Change power board.
5001 The PSU is defective. Power board needs to be changed.
5002 The hardware regulation is not working 1. Change control board.
properly. 2. Change power board.
The fans do not function correctly when 1. Check the housing fans are operating
5003 the system starts up. during the self-test phase.
2. Check fan on the power board is op-
erating during the self-test phase.
The relays of the socket switchover are The socket switch board needs to be
5005 closed, even though no activation has changed.
occurred.
5006 More power is being supplied than is 1. Change control board.
permitted. 2. Change power board.
5007 The LNT is transmitting more power 1. Change control board.
than is permitted. 2. Change power board.
The status of the generator does not Electrosurgical unit must be sent to
5008 match the activation signals (footswitch, BOWA for repair.
fingerswitch, ...)
No activation is occurring but the gener- Electrosurgical unit must be sent to
5009 ator is nevertheless still supplying pow- BOWA for repair.
er.
The generator is active and the EASY Electrosurgical unit must be sent to
5010 reports that activation must not take BOWA for repair.
place.
The EASY status established by the Electrosurgical unit must be sent to
5013 safety monitoring task does not match BOWA for repair.
the status reported by the EASY Task.
The unit cannot be activated any more. This error message involves a conse-
5014 quential error. Please note the history of
faults in the electrosurgical unit under
system messages.
5015 EASY self-calibration outside the toler- Control board needs to be changed.
ance range
5017 A fault has occurred on the SimCoag The SimCoag module needs to be
module. changed.
A flow is detected, even though no acti- The pneumatic block of the ARC PLUS
5106
vation is active on the ARC PLUS. needs to be changed.
The regulation is outside the valid limits. ARC PLUS must be sent to BOWA for
5108
repair.
At least one valve cannot be controlled The pneumatic block of the ARC PLUS
5109
properly. needs to be changed.

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Communication with the PIC (voltage The control board of the ARC PLUS
5110
sensor) has been lost needs to be changed.
A supply voltage is outside the valid Check the extra-low voltage power sup-
range. ply unit of the ARC PLUS. Replace the
5111
control board of the ARC PLUS if a fault
cannot be detected there.
The inlet or outlet valves are leaking. The pneumatic block of the ARC PLUS
5113
needs to be changed.
Calibration is not complete. ARC PLUS must be sent to BOWA for
5114
repair.
It has been detected that the ARC PLUS Check the glass front’s cabling in the
glass front cannot be controlled. ARC PLUS. Replace the glass front of
5122
the ARC PLUS if a fault cannot be de-
tected there.

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6.3. Reading out the fault memory


The fault memory can be read out using the
ARC 400’s Service menu. Only the BOWA Service department
can carry out an evaluation of this fault memory. This data may
enable the cause of any problems that occur to be identified more
precisely. For various fault symptoms, it is therefore necessary to
read out this data and to pass it on to the BOWA Service depart-
ment.

The following materials are required:


- BOWA USB memory stick item no. 900-402 or comparable
USB memory stick

1. Insert the BOWA USB stick with the new software into
the USB port.

Figure 6-1: Insert USB stick

2. Connect the ARC 400 to the power supply using the


power cable and switch the electrosurgical unit on at
the mains switch on the back of the unit.

Figure 6-2: Turn on the mains switch

3. Switch on the electrosurgical unit at the On/Off button


on the front of the device.

Figure 6-3: Switch on the ARC 400

4. After a further short start-up phase, the main menu will


appear as usual. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 6-4: Arrow key button

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5. In the menu, tap the


[Service] button.

Figure 6-5: Service button

6. Tap the
[Enter password] button.

Figure 6-6: Password entry button

7. Enter the following password:


001224.

Figure 6-7: Password entry

8. Tap the
[Save logfiles] button.

Figure 6-8: Update system button

9. The fault memory download begins automatically and


the screen display shown in Figure 6-9 appears. The
download process may take several minutes depend-
ing on the volume of data.

Figure 6-9: Update START

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10. If the download process has been carried out with no


faults, the screen display shown in Figure 6-10 ap-
pears. Please now remove the USB memory stick from
the USB port and confirm the message shown with the
[OK] button. The ARC 400 is restarted and can be
used in the usual way.
Figure 6-10: Update END

11. You will now find a folder named [arc_logs] on the


USB memory stick. This folder contains the file of the
fault memory just downloaded.

12. Send this file to service@bowa.de for analysis.

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6.4. Troubleshooting
Faults may be classified as follows:
 Start-up faults
 Display faults
 Voltage generation faults
 Functional faults
 Interference to other equipment

6.4.1. Dealing with a board fault

If the measures carried out do not remedy the fault, you must fit a
new board.
 Refer to Section 8 when replacing boards.

6.4.2. Start-up faults

The electrosurgical unit will not switch on


Possible cause Action
 Power plug disconnected  Check that the power cable is properly
 Incorrect socket connected and making contact.
 Faulty power cable  Change the power cable.
 Check the supply voltage.
Incorrect, inadequate supply voltage to the
 Connect the electrosurgical unit to a
electrosurgical unit
different socket.
Faulty / damaged fuses  Change the fuses.
Cables inside the electrosurgical unit are  Check that all cables are properly con-
loose or disconnected nected and making contact.
 Damaged control board connection  Check that all connecting cables are
 Control board malfunction properly connected and making contact.

Malfunction of parts of front unit  Change the front unit.

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Electrosurgical unit does not perform a self-test, or does not complete it


Possible cause Action
Information message was generated  Check the main display for an information
message.
Cables inside the electrosurgical unit are  Check that all cables are properly con-
loose or disconnected nected and making contact.
Incorrect, inadequate supply voltage to the  Check the supply voltage.
electrosurgical unit  Connect the electrosurgical unit to a dif-
ferent socket.
 Damaged control board connection  Check that all connecting cables are
 Control board malfunction properly connected and making contact.

 Software malfunction  Switch the electrosurgical unit off and


back on.

Footswitch does not activate the electrosurgical unit


Possible cause Action
Footswitch is wrongly connected  Connect the footswitch to the correct out-
put socket.
Footswitch signal is not being processed by  Check that all connecting cables are
the control board. properly connected and making contact.

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6.4.3. Display faults

No display; partial or incorrect display


Possible cause Action
Damaged or disconnected ribbon cable be-  Check that the ribbon cables between the
tween display unit and DCU printed circuit display unit and DCU printed circuit board
board are properly connected and making con-
tact.
Cable between front unit and control board  Check that the cables between the front
(front panel power supply) is damaged or not panel and the control board are properly
connected connected and making contact.
 Check the supply voltages on the front
panel.
DCU unit is sending faulty information to the  Change the entire front unit.
display.
Malfunction of parts of front unit  Change the entire front unit.

Constant interference on a video monitor


Possible cause Action
Incorrect earthing of the housing  Check the earthing of the monitor.
 Check the earthing of the electrosurgical
unit.
Another item of electrical equipment is caus-  Connect all items of electrical equipment
ing interference on the monitor through recip- to the same earth conductor.
rocal effects with the electrosurgical unit.
Video cables used are not shielded  Connect the monitor using shielded video
cables.
Faulty monitor  Change the monitor.

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6.4.4. Voltage generation faults

Despite being used correctly, the electrosurgical unit delivers no HF voltage


Possible cause Action
Malfunction of footswitch or fingerswitch due  Switch off the electrosurgical unit.
to cable breakage.  Check the connectors and sockets.
 Switch the electrosurgical unit on.
 Change the connected instruments.
 Measure the resistance of the fin-
gerswitch handgrip when it is pressed
(< 200 Ω).
Faulty fingerswitch monitor  Check that the control board is functioning
correctly.
Footswitch is wrongly connected  Connect the footswitch to the correct
socket.
An information message was generated.  Check the display for an information mes-
sage.
 Control board malfunction  Check the signal path on the control
 Signal enable in activation path is not board.
being generated  Fit a new control board.
Power board malfunction  Check that the connecting cables be-
tween the power board and control board
are properly connected and making con-
tact.

6.4.5. Interference to other equipment

Interference to other equipment when electrosurgical unit activated


Possible cause Action
Metal-to-metal arcing  Check that all connecting cables between
the electrosurgical unit and other equip-
ment are properly connected and undam-
aged.
Electrically inconsistent routing of potential  Keep potential equalisation conductors as
equalisation system in operating theatre short as possible.
 Connect all potential equalisation conduc-
tors to the same earth cable.
If the interference persists after switching on:  Check the equipment manufacturer’s in-
the equipment is reacting to the frequencies formation.
emitted by the electrosurgical unit

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7. Repairs
BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG accepts liability for the safety,
reliability and performance of the electrosurgical unit subject to the
following conditions:
 All instructions for installation and correct usage in accord-
ance with the User Manual and the Service Manual have
been precisely followed.
 Changes, repairs, new settings and similar procedures have
been carried out only by persons authorised by BOWA to do
this work.
 The electrical installation in the relevant room complies with
local regulations and legal requirements.

7.1. Repair on site


Repairs to the ARC 400 may only be carried out on the printed
circuit boards. When carrying out these repairs, refer to Sections 8
and 9.
 Carry out a technical safety inspection on the electrosurgical
unit if you have opened it (see Section 11, p. 91).
 Dispose of faulty parts properly.

7.1.1. Ordering of spares

Faulty boards may only be replaced by complete original BOWA


sub-assemblies.

Details
Have the following details ready:
 Item no. of the electrosurgical unit
 Serial no. of the electrosurgical unit
 Spare part number

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7.2. Repair in the factory


If your electrosurgical unit develops a fault that necessitates repair
in BOWA’s main plant, proceed as follows:

Details
Have the following details ready:
 Your full address
 Item no. of the electrosurgical unit
 Serial no. of the electrosurgical unit
 Software version
 A detailed description of the problem or the repair to be car-
ried out

Sending the electrosurgical unit for repair


1. Carry out a surface disinfection and pack the device in addi-
tion to the dispatch packaging, before it leaves the hospital
and practise surroundings to avoid germ abductions and in-
fections. (see also GA cape. 8).
2. Fill out the warranty / defects report (see Section 12, p. 116).
3. Send your electrosurgical unit in its original packaging to the
address provided.
 You will receive your electrosurgical unit back when it has
been successfully repaired.

Address
Send your electrosurgical unit, and the temporary replacement, to
the following address:
BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse 4–10
D-72810 Gomaringen

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7.2.1. Warranty / Defects report

In order to offer you the necessary technical support quickly and


effectively in service situations, it is essential that we are given as
much information as possible about your faulty electrosurgical
unit.
For this reason, a warranty / defects report that gives our service
department important initial information about your problem is pro-
vided in the appendix (see Section 12, p. 116 ).
For a more comprehensive fault analysis, it is necessary to meas-
ure the output powers in the various modes (see instructions on
the technical safety inspection in Section 11, p. 91).
1. Please fill in the warranty / defects report as completely as
possible.
2. Send the completed Warranty / Defects Report to the Tech-
nical Service department at BOWA-electronic
GmbH & Co. KG:
 Fax: +49 (0) 7072-6002-33
 E-mail: service@bowa.de

8. Removal and installation of parts

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock. The components are not
insulated against contact with foreign objects!
 Switch off the electrosurgical unit at least 3 minutes before
commencing any service work.
 Pull out the power plug.
 Use an earthing strap and an ESD mat for protection against
electrostatic discharge.

 Read the notes in Section 2 and follow the instructions in this


section.

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8.1. Mains fuse


Tools required:
- Slotted screwdriver

Disassembly:
- Release the locking mechanism on both sides of the fuse
holder using a screwdriver and pull the fuse holder out of the
combination connector socket.
- Take the 2 fuses out of the fuse holder.

Figure 8-1: Mains fuse Assembly:


- Insert the new fuses into the fuse holder.
- Insert the fuse holder into the combination connector socket
until you feel it click into position.

Supply voltage Mains fuse to be used


100 – 127 V 2x T 10AH 250 V
220 – 240 V 2x T 5AH 250 V

NOTE
Incorrect mains fuse rating may damage the unit!
 When replacing the fuse, be sure to use the correct fuse type.
 Preferably, the fuse type specified below and verified by BOWA is to be used:
Manufacturer: Littlefuse /
Series: 215 (axial guidance and cartridge fuse)
Size: 5 x 20 mm
Fuses from other manufacturers should meet the requirements set down in
IEC 60127-2, page 5, at least.

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8.2. Opening / closing the electrosurgical unit

Tools required:
- Torx screwdriver, size T10
- Torx screwdriver, size T20

Disassembly:
- Remove the 6 screws (M3x6 mm) shown in
Figure 8-2 using the T10 Torx screwdriver.

Figure 8-2: Baseplate

- Remove the security seals in the positions shown in Figure 8-3


and turn the 2 screws clockwise using the T20 torx screwdriv-
er to their end position.

Figure 8-3: Rear

- Pull the housing cover backwards up to the limit stop


(see Figure 8-4).

- Remove the cover from the unit.


Figure 8-4: Housing cover
Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

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8.3. Power board

Tools required:
- Torx screwdriver, size T10
- Torx screwdriver, size T20

Disassembly:
- Remove the metal struts marked in the Figure 8-5 and unplug
the 4 marked cable connections to the power board.
- Remove the cover marked in Figure 8-5 by removing the se-
curing screws.

Figure 8-5: Power board

- Remove the screws (M4x8 mm) shown in Figure 8-6 using the
size T20 Torx screwdriver
- Fold up the board plate with the power board through roughly
90°.

Figure 8-6: Board plate screws

- Disconnect the ribbon cable and the 6-way power supply ca-
ble shown in Figure 8-7 from the power board.

- Fold the board plate with power board back down.

Figure 8-7: Connection leads for control board

- Disconnect the plugs marked in Figure 8-8 (4 units) of the


mains voltage supply on the power board.
- Remove the 9 fixing screws (M3x5 mm) from the power board
using the size T10 Torx screwdriver
- You can now remove the power board.

Figure 8-8: Power board

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Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

Cable list:
Control board Power board slot
lead
L115 JP22
L116 JP23
L117 JP24
L118 JP25

CAUTION
After changing the board, carry out a complete technical safety
inspection of the unit.

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8.4. Extra-low voltage power supply unit

The extra-low voltage power supply unit is located in the rear sec-
tion of the ARC 400 on the right.

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock!
 Before the extra-low voltage power supply unit can be re-
moved, the electrosurgical unit must have been disconnect-
ed from the mains voltage for at least 5 minutes before ser-
vicing work of any kind can commence.

Tools required:
- Torx screwdriver, size T10

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.
- Unfasten the cable connections on the extra-low voltage pow-
er supply unit shown in Figure 8-9.
Use pointed pliers for this if necessary. Avoid pulling on the
Figure 8-9: E.l.v. power supply connector cable when removing the connector!

- Remove the screws (M3x5 mm) shown in Figure 8-10 using


the size T10 Torx screwdriver.

- You can now remove the extra-low voltage power supply unit.

Figure 8-10: E.l.v. power supply screws Assembly:


Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

NOTE
 No recalibration of the unit is required after replacement.

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8.5. Control board

Tools required:
- Torx screwdriver, size T10
- Torx screwdriver, size T20

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.

- Remove the metal struts shown in Figure 8-11.

- Detach the cable connections to the power board shown in


Figure 8-11: Power board Figure 8-11.
To do this, pull off the plug-in connectors while gently pressing
together the plastic housing.

- Remove the screws shown in Figure 8-12 (M4 x 8 mm) using


the size T20 Torx screwdriver.

- Fold up the board plate with the power board through roughly
Figure 8-12: Board plate screws
90°.

- Disconnect the ribbon cable and the 6-way power supply ca-
ble shown in Figure 8-13 from the control board.

Figure 8-13: Connection lead

- Disconnect the plug-in connections shown in Figure 8-14 from


the control board.
Figure 8-14: Plug-in connections, front

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Disconnect the plug-in connections shown in Figure 8-15 from the


control board.

- Remove the 13 fixing screws (M3x8 mm) for the control board
using the size T10 Torx screwdriver.
- The control board can now be removed from the base of the
housing.
Figure 8-15: Plug-in connections, rear

Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly. Before starting up, check the plug-in connections to make
sure the right slot has been used, as shown in the following table:

Control board Target Signal


connection
JP138 NE socket left EASY_1
JP139 NE socket right EASY_2
JP140 Socket switchover JP122 EASY_NE
JP141 Socket 1 middle cable COAG_BU1
JP142 Socket 1 upper cable CUT_BU1
JP143 Socket switchover JP103 AE_F1
JP144 Socket 2 middle cable COAG_BU2
JP145 Socket 2 upper cable CUT_BU2
JP146 Socket switchover JP109 AE_F2
JP147 Socket switchover JP112 Mono_NE
JP148 Socket switchover JP107 Mono_AE
JP149 Socket switchover JP120 Bip_AE
JP150 Socket switchover JP119 Bip_NE
JP161 Socket switchover JP125 B4
JP162 Socket 4 middle cable B4 SW
JP163 Socket switchover JP124 B3
JP164 Socket 3 middle cable B3 SW
L115 Power board JP22 Mono_AE
L116 Power board JP23 Mono_NE
L117 Power board JP24 Bip_AE
L118 Power board JP25 Bip_NE

CAUTION
 After changing the board, carry out a complete technical
safety inspection of the unit.

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8.6. Socket switch board

Tools required:
- Socket wrench, size 5.5
- Torx screwdriver, size T20

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.
- Remove the metal struts shown in Figure 8-16.

- Detach the cable connections to the power board shown in


Figure 8-16: Power board
Figure 8-16.
To do this, pull off the plug-in connectors while gently pressing
together the plastic housing.

- Remove the screws (M4x8 mm) shown inFigure 8-17 using


the size T20 Torx screwdriver

- Fold up the board plate with the power board through roughly
90°.
Figure 8-17: Board plate screws

- Remove all the plug-in connectors from the socket switch


board.

NOTE
Danger of mix-ups!
 Label the connectors so cables cannot be accidentally
swapped round during assembly.

- Unscrew the M3 nuts shown in Figure 8-18 using the size 5.5
socket wrench.

Figure 8-18: Screws on switch board. Assembly:


Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.
Before starting up, check the plug-in connections to make sure the
right slot has been used, as shown in the following table:

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Socket switchover Target Signal


JP100 Control board connection ---
JP101 Socket 3 top BIP_3_P
JP105 Socket 3 bottom BIP_3_N
JP124 Control board JP163 FS_BIP_3
JP108 Socket 4 top lead white strand BIP_4_P/4A_P
JP111 Socket 4 top lead black strand BIP_4B_P
JP125 Control board JP161 FS_BIP_4
JP113 Socket 4 bottom lead white strand BIP_4_N/4B_N
JP116 Socket 4 bottom lead black strand BIP_4A_P
JP119 Control board JP150 BIP_NE
JP120 Control board JP149 BIP_AE
JP103 Control board JP143 AE_F1
JP104 Socket 1 AE (bottom) Mono_AE_1
JP107 Control board JP148 Mono_AE
JP109 Control board JP146 AE_F2
JP110 Socket 2 AE (bottom) Mono_AE_2
JP112 Control board JP147 Mono_NE
JP122 Control board JP140 EASY_NE
JP102 Not connected GND
JP121 Not connected ---
JP117 Not connected ---
JP114 Not connected ---

Note
All slots marked yellow in Figure 8-19 must be connected!
JP102

JP101

JP103

JP104
K100
JP105 JP100
K101
JP124
JP106

K102 JP107
D107
D106

D108

JP108
JP109

JP110

JP111 K103
K104
JP125
JP112
JP113
K105 K106 JP121
JP122

JP116 K107
JP117 K108
JP119

JP120

JP114

Figure 8-19: Socket switch board, component side

CAUTION
 After changing the board, carry out a complete functional and
activation test, paying special attention to the activations of
Cut and Coag respectively.
 Check the AUTOSTART function.

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8.7. Interface board

Tools required:
- Socket wrench, size 5.5
- Socket wrench, size 5.0
- Torx screwdriver, size T10
- Torx screwdriver, size T20
- Forceps

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.

- Remove the metal struts shown in Figure 8-20.


Figure 8-20: Power board
- Detach the cable connections to the power board shown in
Figure 8-20.
To do this, pull off the plug-in connectors while gently pressing
together the plastic housing.

- Remove the screws (M4x8 mm) shown inFigure 8-21 using


the size T20 Torx screwdriver

- Fold up the board plate with the power board through roughly
90°.
Figure 8-21: Board plate screws

- Disconnect the plug-in connection shown in Figure 8-22 from


the control board.

Figure 8-22: Plug-in connector Footswitch board

- Remove the screws shown in Figure 8-23 (M3 x 10 mm) using


the size 10 Torx screwdriver. In doing so, you will also need to
counter the nuts on the screws using the size 5.5 wrench.

- Remove the footswitch socket board.

Figure 8-23: Screws on Footswitch board

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- Detach the plug-in connection shown in Figure 8-24 from the


interface board, using a forceps if necessary.

- Remove the screws marked red in Figure 8-24.


Figure 8-24: Screws on Interface board

- Remove the screws of the 9-pin interface socket marked blue


in Figure 8-24, using the size 5.0 mm socket wrench.

- Remove the interface board sideways.

Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

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8.8. Footswitch board

Tools required:
- Socket wrench, size 5.5
- Torx screwdriver, size T10
- Torx screwdriver, size T20
- Forceps

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.

- Remove the metal struts shown in Figure 8-25.


Figure 8-25: Power board
- Detach the cable connections to the power board shown in
Figure 8-25.
To do this, pull off the plug-in connectors while gently pressing
together the plastic housing.

- Remove the screws (M4x8 mm) shown in Figure 8-26 using


the size T20 Torx screwdriver

Figure 8-26: Board plate screws


- Fold up the board plate with the power board through roughly
90°.

- Disconnect the plug-in connection shown in Figure 8-27 from


the control board.

Figure 8-27: Plug-in connector Footswitch board

- Remove the screws shown in Figure 8-28 (M3x10 mm) using


the size 10 Torx screwdriver. In doing so, you will also need to
counter the nuts on the screws using the size 5.5 wrench.

- Remove the footswitch board.

Assembly:
Figure 8-28: Screws on Footswitch board
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

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8.9. Potential equalisation connection

Tools required:
- 2 open-ended spanners, size 10
- Socket wrench, size 10

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.
- Remove nut 1 shown in Figure 8-29 using the size 10 open-
1 ended spanner.

2 - Remove the serrated lock washer and spacer washer.

Figure 8-29: Potential equalisation bolt - Remove the 3 protective earth cables.

- Remove the spacer washer.

- Remove nut 2 shown in Figure 8-29 using the size 10 open-


ended spanner, while gripping the potential equalisation con-
nection tightly with the size 10 socket wrench.

- Remove the potential equalisation connection shown in Figure


8-30 from the housing.

Figure 8-30: Potential equalisation connection

Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

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8.10. Connector socket / Mains filter

Tools required:
- Torx screwdriver, size T10

Disassembly:
- Open the electrosurgical unit as described in Section 8.2,
page 68.

- Detach the cable connections marked red in Figure 8-31 from


the mains filter.
To do this, pull off the plug-in connectors while gently pressing
together the plastic housing.

Figure 8-31: Mains filter connection

- Remove the (M3x10 mm) screws shown in Figure 8-32 using


the size T10 Torx screwdriver.

- Take the connector socket out of the housing.

Figure 8-32: Connector socket screws


Assembly:
Reassemble by reversing the steps described above for disas-
sembly.

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9. Parts list
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION ILLUSTRATION

Neutral electrode socket illuminated


70447
orange

Socket 1:
70443 Monopolar with Bovie connection
illuminated
orange

Socket 1:
70441 Monopolar with ERBE connection
illuminated
orange

Socket 2:
70444 Monopolar with Bovie connection
illuminated
orange

Socket 2:
70442 Monopolar with ERBE connection
illuminated
orange

Socket 3:
70446 Bipolar 3-pin illuminated
orange

Socket 3:
70448 Bipolar 3-pin & 1 ERBE connection
illuminated
orange

Socket 4:
70445 Bipolar 3-pin & 2 ERBE connec-
tions illuminated
orange

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ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION ILLUSTRATION

11169 On/Off button

70464 Power board

70325 Control board

70327 DCU board

70357 Complete front unit


E/E with RFID

70359
Complete front unit B/B with RFID

Footswitch board
---
(is replaced by 70493)

70493 Footswitch socket with PCB board

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ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION ILLUSTRATION

70204 Interface board

70326 Socket switch board

70220 RFID board monopolar

70219 RFID board bipolar

10971 Extra-low voltage power supply unit

11092 Touch Controller board

11173 Mains filter

11024 Fuse drawer

11196 Loudspeaker

10965 Housing foot

MN605-058 Rubber foot, black

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ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION ILLUSTRATION

10893 Potential equalisation connection

10896 Marking ring

70049 Ribbon cable 2x 26-way

Ribbon cable 2x MicroMatch 14-


---
way (is replaced by 70595)

Ribbon cable
70595 1x MicroMatch 14-way /
2x MicroMatch 8-way

Cable extra-low voltage power sup-


70158
ply unit 2x Molex 6-way

70233 Ribbon cable 2x Erni SMC 12-way

Cable extra-low voltage power sup-


70240
ply unit 2x Molex 4-way

Network cable JST SHR-10 


70341
PHR-8

70225 Audio cable 2x JST PHR-4

Earthing cable ring terminal  6.3


70064
mm flat connector

Loudspeaker cable JST PHR-2 


70347
2x2.8mm

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ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION ILLUSTRATION

Power cable 3-way  flat connect-


70350
or 2x6.3mm/ 2x4.8mm/2x6.3mm

70242 USB cable Micro A  Micro B

10967 Housing fan

11266 Housing base

10859 Housing cover

11735 Fuse T 5AH 250 V (5 x 20mm)

11736 Fuse T 10AH 250 V (5 x 20mm)

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10. Technical specifications


10.1. Technical data for ARC 400

Insulation type / Classification


EMC IEC 60601-1-2
Level of protection provided by hous- IP 21
ing
Protection class as per EN 60601-1 I
Type of applied part as per EN CF
60601-1
Compliance with standards IEC 60601-1: 2005,
IEC 60601-1-2: 2007,
IEC 60601-2-2: 2009,
ISO 14971: 2007,
ISO 13485: 2003 + Cor.1 2009
Classification as per EC Directive IIb
93/42/EEC

Power input 220 V - 240 V 100 V - 127 V


Power consumption in standby mode 3 W / 40 VA 3 W / 40 VA
Current consumption in standby 200 mA 400 mA
mode
Max. power consumption (at 400 W) 700 W / 700 W /
1150 VA 1150 VA
Max. current consumption (at 400 W) 5 A 10 A @ 100 V
8 A @ 127 V
Mains fuse 2x 2x
T 5 AH 250 V T 10 AH 250 V
Mains frequency 50 / 60 Hz 50 / 60 Hz
Connection for
potential equalisation

Dimensions and weight


External dimensions: width x height x 430 x 180 x 475
depth (mm)
Net weight 12.5 kg
Packaging details / Box 685 x 497 x 280
Packaging dimensions
Gross weight 18 kg

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Programs
Number of programs in the unit 300
Standard programs, factory set
Individually programmable
Program name shown on the display

Monitoring of the neutral electrode


EASY: Electrode Application System
Display of one-part, split and baby
electrode in main menu and neutral
electrode selection
Contact resistance between the indi- Using colour and contact indicator
vidual surfaces of split neutral elec-
trodes shown on the display
Display of the lead resistance when
using one-part neutral electrodes
Max. permissible resistance between 300 Ω
the individual surfaces of split elec-
trodes
Warning signal in the event of risk in visual, acoustic
connection with neutral electrodes
Sounds Warning sound, activation
sounds, button sound, start-up
melody
Warning as text on the display Text message with further infor-
mation

Safety features
ISSys: Integrated Safety System
Arcing control ARC CONTROL
Continuous monitoring of the HF Text message with further infor-
leakage currents with error messages mation
Monitoring of the dosage; error mes-
sage on the display
Continuous self-test
Continuous status indication on the
display
Operating errors shown in display Text message with further infor-
mation
System faults shown in display Text message with further infor-
mation
Technical safety inspection (TSI) Automatic reminder function (op-
tional)

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Safety features
Operating instructions Can be called up in the menu, in
paper form, USB stick incl. PDF

Documentation
Recording and storage of data in the System information with time
unit stamp
Error statuses
Operating errors
Retrieval of this data via the display Text message with further
information

Communication
Display Capacitive 9” touchscreen
External interface for communication Fibre optic cable
with ARC PLUS
USB interface for software updates
External PC interface, UART, using UART
BOWA software for service support

Service support
Service interface for service support
Service support integrated in the unit
via service programs
Service support via
ISSys

Cooling
Convection
Temperature-controlled fan

Operating mode
Intermittent (on/off) 10 / 30 sec. (on/off)

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Key data
Maximum MONOPOLAR perfor- 400 W (at 200 Ω)
mance
Maximum BIPOLAR performance 400 W (at 75 Ω)
Output frequency 350kHz / 1MHz
Monopolar sockets 2x (footswitching and fingerswit-
ching)
Bipolar sockets 3x (footswitching and fingerswit-
ching)
Connection for footswitch 2x
AUTOSTART
Options Bipolar resection M098-900395,
LIGATION M098-900396,
SimCoag Bipolar M098-900399
Equipment/items delivered Includes Dr. Dongle, USB stick,
operating instructions, power ca-
ble,
potential equalisation conductor

RFID
Transmitter frequency 13.56 MHz
Duty cycle 0-100%
Modulation scheme AM
Antennas Two internal antennas
(Antenna diversity – no simulta-
neous transmission to both an-
tennas)
Number of channels 1
Max. RF output power 33dBm (<<42 dBµA/m in 10m)
Applied RF standards ETSI EN 300330-1 V1.7.1
(2010-02)
ETSI EN 300330-2 V1.5.1
(2010-02)

Compatibility
Permitted combinations ARC PLUS (900-001), footswitch
(901-031, 901-032, 901-011)

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Environmental conditions Operation Transport and


storage
Temperature +10°C to +40°C -20°C to +50°C
Relative humidity 30% to 75%, non- 0% to 90%, non-
condensing condensing
Air pressure 700 to 1060 hPa 500 to 1060 hPa
Operating height 3000 metres ---
above sea level

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11. Test instructions for TSI


The following materials are required:
 BOWA service case
(BOWA item no.: 050-250)
 Electrical safety tester, e.g. RIGEL 288+

Key to symbols

Mains voltage Protective earth

Protective earth
L, N Mains connection PE
terminal

Power supply unit


Applied part
(MAINS PART)

Applied part type AP1 Applied part with


F AP2 different func-
tions
Internal re- Optional connec-
sistance safety ……. tion
tester (measuring
device) Insulation re-
Ohmmeter
sistance meter
Housing part Connection to
without protective electrically con-
earth connection ductive parts.
Figure 11-1: Symbols

11.1. Visual inspection


1. Check the electrosurgical unit and accessories for visible ex-
ternal damage.
2. Check the legibility of labels, CE marks and rating plate.
3. Make sure that the fuses in the power input socket 17 corre-
spond to the prescribed rating on rating plate 25.

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11.2. Electrical safety test


Measuring protective earth conductor resistance

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock!
 For this measurement, disconnect the electrosurgical unit
from the power supply.

Figure 11-2: Measuring the PE conductor resistance as per IEC 62353:2014

1. Measure the PE conductor resistance between the power


cable and the potential equalisation connection “18”.
2. Record the measured value in the TSI report.

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The electrical safety test as per IEC 62353 must always be per-
formed in the ARC 400’s service mode [Safety check].

Start service mode [Safety check]


for the electrical safety test

1. Connect the ARC 400 to the power supply using the


power cable and switch the electrosurgical unit on at
the mains switch on the back of the unit.

Figure 11-3: Turn on the mains switch

2. Switch on the electrosurgical unit at the On/Off button


on the front of the device.

Figure 11-4: Switch on the ARC 400

3. After a further short start-up phase, the main menu will


appear as usual. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 11-5: Arrow key button

4. In the menu, tap the


[Service] button.

Figure 11-6: Service button

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5. Tap the
[Enter password] button.

Figure 11-7: Password entry button

6. Enter the following password:


666666.

Figure 11-8: Password entry

7. Tap the [Safety check] button.

Figure 11-9: Safety check button

8. The ARC 400 restarts and the main menu of the Safety
check mode appears.

Figure 11-10: Safety check menu

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Measuring the equipment leakage current


as per IEC 62353:2015-10

CAUTION
Risk of injury due to electric shock!
 Isolate the electrosurgical unit.

 The measurements must be carried out:


 With mains voltage
 In every power plug position, if applicable
 As per IEC 62353, Figure 7

Figure 11-11: Measurement circuit for measuring the equipment leakage current as per IEC 62353:2014, Figure 7

Figure 11-12: Connection diagram for measuring the equipment leakage Figure 11-13: Measuring the equipment leakage current
current

1. Connect the safety tester as shown in the connection dia-


gram provided.
2. Measure the equipment leakage current.
3. Record the measured value in the TSI report.

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Measuring leakage current from the applied part


as per IEC 62353:2015-10
 The measurements must be carried out:
 In service mode “Safety check” (see p. 93)
 With mains voltage
 In every power plug position, if applicable
 As per IEC 62353, Figure 10
 Individually in the following Safety check modes:
- leakage current “Monopolar sinus”
- leakage current “Monopolar impulse”
- leakage current “Bipolar”

Figure 11-14: Measuring leakage current from the applied part as per IEC 62353, Figure 10

Figure 11-15: Connection diagram for measuring Figure 11-16: Measuring leakage current from the applied part
leakage current from the applied part

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1. Connect the safety tester as shown in the connection dia-


gram provided.
2. Tap the [Monopolar sinus] button.
3. Measure the leakage current from the applied part.
4. Record the measured value in the TSI report.

Figure 11-17: TSI mode selection

5. Tap the [Monopolar impulse] button.


6. Measure the leakage current from the applied part.
7. Record the measured value in the TSI report.

Figure 11-18: TSI mode selection

8. Tap the [Bipolar] button.


9. Measure the leakage current from the applied part.
10. Record the measured value in the TSI report.

Figure 11-19: TSI mode selection

11. Exit Safety check mode by tapping the [back] button. The
unit restarts and can now be used in the usual way.

Figure 11-20: TSI mode selection

NOTE
Always exit Safety check mode once the check has been
concluded!
 If the ARC 400 is switched to one of the Safety check
modes, it will remain in this operating condition and will not
allow any other functions to be performed until the [back]
button is clicked in the Safety check main menu.
If this [back] button is not clicked, the ARC 400 remains in
this operating condition even if the unit is disconnected from
the mains voltage.

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11.3. Functional test


On/Off button illumination
Check whether the orange-coloured light ring around the On/Off
button is illuminated, if the electrosurgical unit is connected to the
power supply system and is switched on.

Display
The display can be checked to ensure it is working properly using
the Service menu as follows:

1. Connect the ARC 400 to the power supply using the


power cable and switch the electrosurgical unit on at
the mains switch on the back of the unit.

Figure 11-21: Turn on the mains switch

2. Switch on the electrosurgical unit at the On/Off button


on the front of the device.

Figure 11-22: Switch on the ARC 400

3. After a further short start-up phase, the main menu will


appear as usual. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 11-23: [Menu] button

4. In the menu, tap the


[Service] button.

Figure 11-24: [Service] button

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5. Tap the
[Enter password] button.

Figure 11-25: [Enter password] button

6. Enter the following password:


666666.

Figure 11-26: Password entry

7. Tap the [Hardware tests] button.

Figure 11-27: [Hardware tests] button

8. The test pattern shown in Figure 11-28 appears. Tap


anywhere on the screen to close the test pattern.

Figure 11-28: Test pattern

9. Tap the [Display] button.

Figure 11-29: [Display] button


10. After every tap of the finger, the display now lights up in
the following colours: RED / GREEN / BLUE / WHITE.
Check to see whether the individual colours are dis-
played correctly without any pixel faults. Tap the colour
WHITE to reach the menu shown in Figure 11-30.

11. If all the colours have been shown without any pixel
faults, confirm the functionality as shown in Figure 11-
30.
Figure 11-30: [Confirmation] button

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12. Check that the display brightness function is working


with the [+] and [-] buttons.

Figure 11-31: [+]/[-] button

13. Confirm the functionality as shown in Figure 11-32 and


exit the display test by tapping the [OK] button.

Figure 11-32: [Confirmation] button Activation and socket lights functional test

1. In the Hardware Tests menu, tap the [LED] button.

Figure 11-33: [LED] button


2. All of the activation and socket lights are switched on
one after the other. Check whether all of the lights light
up in turn as shown on the display. Confirm the func-
tionality as shown in Figure 11-34 and exit the display
test by tapping the [OK] button.

Figure 11-34: [Confirmation] button

Touchscreen functional test

1. In the Hardware Tests menu, tap the [Touch] button.

Figure 11-35: [Touch] button

2. Now accurately tap all the crosses shown until there


are no more on the display. Exit the touchscreen func-
tional test by tapping the [OK] button.

Figure 11-36: [Touch Test] button

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SD memory card functional test

1. In the Hardware Tests menu, tap the [SDCard] button.

Figure 11-37: [SDCard] button

2. Start the automatic functional test by tapping the


[Start] button.

3. The test only takes 1-2 seconds. The result is shown in


the field highlighted in red if the test was passed suc-
cessfully.
Figure 11-38: [Start] button
4. Exit the SD memory card functional test by tapping the
[OK] button.

Loudspeaker functional test

1. In the Hardware Tests menu, tap the [Speaker] button.

Figure 11-39: [Speaker] button

2. The loudspeakers (right / left) are controlled both alter-


nately and simultaneously. Check whether both loud-
speakers are working and confirm this according to the
functionality as shown in Figure 11-40.

5. Exit the loudspeaker functional test by tapping the [OK]


button.
Figure 11-40: [Confirmation] button

6. Exit the Hardware Tests menu by tapping the [OK] but-


ton. The unit restarts and can be used in the usual way.

Figure 11-41: [OK] button

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ARC PLUS communication interface


No. Action Test criterion
1.  Connect the optical transmit connection –
of the ARC 400 to the optical receive
connection of the ARC 400 using the fi-
bre optic cable.

2.  Set an Argon mode and check on the The following icon appears in the dis-
ARC 400 display whether an ARC play 11:
PLUS unit has been recognised.

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11.4. Activation test


Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag (socket 1)
with fingerswitch and footswitch
No. Action Test criterion
1.  Connect the handgrip to socket 1. –
2.  Connect the NE connection cable –
(shorting connector) to neutral electrode
socket 5.

3.  Select the Standard – Cut


and Forced mixed – Coag mode

4.  Activate socket 1 using the handgrip. Display 6 and audible signal are triggered:
 Cut with fingerswitch:
Display 6 yellow
 Coag with fingerswitch:
Display 6 blue

5.  Connect a double-pedal footswitch to –


footswitch socket 14.
6.  Assign a footswitch to socket 1.

7.  Activate socket 1 with the footswitch Display 6 and audible signal are triggered:
(yellow and blue pedal).  Cut with footswitch:
Display 6 yellow
 Coag with footswitch:
Display 6 blue

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Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag (socket 2)


with fingerswitch and footswitch
No. Action Test criterion

1.  Connect the handgrip to socket 2. –

2.  Connect the NE connection cable –


(shorting connector) to neutral electrode
socket 5.

3.  Select the Standard – Cut


and Forced mixed – Coag mode

4.  Activate socket 2 using the handgrip. Display 7 and audible signal are triggered:
 Cut with fingerswitch:
Display 7 yellow
 Coag with fingerswitch:
Display 7 blue
5.  Connect a double-pedal footswitch to –
footswitch socket 15.

6.  Assign a footswitch to socket 2.

7.  Activate socket 2 with the footswitch Display 7 and audible signal are triggered:
(yellow and blue pedal).  Cut with footswitch:
Display 7 yellow
 Coag with footswitch:
Display 7 blue

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Activation of Bipolar Coag (socket 3)


No. Action Test criterion
1.  Connect a bipolar instrument to sock- –
et 3.

2.  Connect a double-pedal footswitch to –


footswitch socket 14.

3.  Select the Forceps Coagulation Mode


Standard for socket 3.

4.  Assign a footswitch to socket 3.

5.  Activate socket 3 with the footswitch Display 8 and audible signal are triggered:
(blue pedal).
 Coag with footswitch:
Display 8 blue

6.  Select the Bipolar Scissors Cut


mode at socket 3.

7.  Assign a footswitch to socket 3.

8.  Activate socket 3 with the footswitch Display 8 and audible signal are triggered:
(yellow pedal).
 Cut with footswitch:
Display 8 yellow

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Activation of Bipolar Coag (socket 4)


No. Action Test criterion
1.  Connect a bipolar instrument to sock- –
et 4.

2.  Connect a double-pedal footswitch to –


footswitch socket 15.

3.  Select the Forceps Coagulation Mode


Standard for socket 4.

4.  Assign a footswitch to socket 4.

5.  Activate socket 4 with the footswitch Display 9 and audible signal are triggered:
(blue pedal).
 Coag with footswitch:
Display 9 blue

6.  Select the Bipolar Scissors Cut


mode at socket 4 .

7.  Assign a footswitch to socket 4.

8.  Activate socket 4 with the footswitch Display 9 and audible signal are triggered:
(yellow pedal).
 Cut with footswitch:
Display 9 yellow

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Simultaneous activation of footswitch and fingerswitch not


possible
No. Action Test criterion
1.  Connect a double-pedal footswitch to –
footswitch socket 15.

2.  Connect the handgrip to socket 1. –

3.  Connect the NE connection cable –


(shorting connector) to neutral electrode
socket 5 .

4.  Select the Standard – Cut


mode at socket 1 .

5.  Assign a footswitch to socket 1.

6.  Activate socket 1 using fingerswitch and Display 6 and audible signal are triggered:
footswitch alternately.  Cut with fingerswitch:
Display 6 yellow
 Coag with fingerswitch:
Display 6 blue
 Cut with footswitch:
Display 6 yellow
 Coag with footswitch:
Display 6 blue

7.  Operate the fingerswitch and the foot- Simultaneous activation of footswitch and
switch, or both pedals of the footswitch fingerswitch not possible
simultaneously.
The activation which was first determined
has priority.

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Touch monitor - AUTOSTART function

- Using the load resistance of the electrosurgical analyser, the


limit values required are set and connected at the bipolar
socket 3 of the unit.

- A check is carried out to determine whether the touch monitor


is activated within the required limits.

40

Test unit (electrosurgical analyser)

Figure 11-42: Connection of ARC 400 to check the AUTOSTART function

No. Action Test criterion


1.  Connect the bipolar cable to socket 3. –
2.  Connect both ends of the measuring –
lead to the variable resistance RL of the
HF power meter.
3.  Select the bipolar forceps mode Stand-
ard AUTO.

4.  Set the power meter to a load re- “Standard AUTO” mode is activated au-
sistance RL of 500 Ω and connect it. tomatically:
 Activation signal sounds
 Display 8 blue
5.  Switch the electrosurgical analyser's  Activation signal off
load resistance off again.  Display 8 blue goes out

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11.5. EASY neutral electrode monitoring


- With a resistance decade (maximum of 5% tolerance), the
required limit values are set and connected to neutral elec-
trode socket 5 of the unit.

- Check that the required/expected symbol lights up to indicate


that the correct neutral electrode has been detected.

Figure 11-43: Measuring the EASY neutral electrode monitoring

No. Action Test criterion

1.  Connect the resistance decade box


(shown in Figure 11-33) to neutral
electrode socket 5 of the electrosurgi-
cal unit.

2.  In neutral electrode mode, select the


symbol for split neutral electrodes and
confirm input by pressing the “OK”
button

3.  Set a resistance of 0 Ω at the re- The symbol for split neutral electrodes
sistance decade and make a note of starts to glow red and the “Poor patient
the result in the test record. contact” warning appears.

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4.  Set a resistance of 20 Ω at the re- The symbol for split neutral electrodes
sistance decade and make a note of starts to glow green.
the result in the test record.

5.  Now increase the resistance of the The symbol for split neutral electrodes
resistance decade which has already starts to glow red and the “Poor patient
been plugged in from 20 Ω to 100 Ω contact” warning appears.
and note down the result in the test
record.

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11.6. Measuring the HF output power


Cutting / Coagulation
Checking the monopolar output power
1. Connect resistance RL of the HF power meter to neutral elec-
trode socket 5 and the active output of socket 1 or socket2.

9 300
3 120

Test unit (electrosurgical analyser)

Figure 11-44: Measuring the monop. output power, Cutting / Coagulation

2. In neutral electrode mode, select the symbol for one-piece


neutral electrodes and confirm input by pressing the “OK” but-
ton
3. Set the required resistance RL = 500 Ω on the power meter.
4. Set the required parameters on the electrosurgical unit (mode,
effect, power).
5. Activate the electrosurgical unit using the fingerswitch or the
footswitch.
6. Record the output power in the TSI report.

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Checking the bipolar output power


1. Connect the resistance RL of the HF power meter to socket 34
using a suitable bipolar cable.

120

Test unit (electrosurgical analyser)

Figure 11-45: Connection of ARC 400 to check bipolar output power in Coagulation mode

2. Set the required resistance RL = 50 Ω on the power meter.


3. Set the required parameters on the electrosurgical unit (mode,
power).
4. Activate the electrosurgical unit using the blue footswitch.
5. Record the output power in the TSI report.

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11.7. Test devices used


All the test devices used are to be recorded in the TSI report. It
must also be ascertained that tested and calibrated test devices
have been used.

11.8. Final steps


Reading out the log file

1. Read out the log file as described in Section 6.3, page


57 and send this file to:
service@bowa.de.

Setting the TSI date in the ARC 400

1. Now tap the [Menu] button.

Figure 11-46: [Menu] button

2. In the menu, tap the [Service] button.

Figure 11-47: [Service] button

3. Tap the
[Enter password] button.

Figure 11-48: [Enter password] button

4. Enter the following password:


666666.

Figure 11-49: Password entry

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5. Tap the [Safety check date] button.

Figure 11-50: [Safety check date] button

6. Set the new TSI date with the [+] and [-] buttons and
confirm input by pressing the [OK] button.
The unit restarts now and can be used in the usual way
afterwards.

Figure 11-51: TSI date

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12. Appendix

The appendix contains the following documents and forms:

1. Warranty and defects report


2. Service Report ARC 400
3. Overview of the wiring diagram

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BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse 4-10 Tel +49 (0) 7072-6002-0
72810 Gomaringen Fax +49 (0) 7072-6002-33
Germany E-mail service@bowa.de

Warranty ☐ Service Number:


WARRANTY / DEFECTS REPORT Repair ☐ Completed by
BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG

Warranty claims will only be recognised if the defective part is returned with the fully completed warranty
report to BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG, 72810 Gomaringen, Germany.
Date:
PROCESSED BY: CUSTOMER / HOSPITAL:

Name: Name:

Street: Address:

Postcode / Contact per-


Town: son:

Country: Country:

E-mail / E-mail / Tele-


Telephone: phone:

UNIT / ACCESSORY DETAILS


Unit / Accessory type: Serial no. / LOT no.: Installation date: Start of warranty: Contact person at agency:

DESCRIPTION OF FAULT

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED
BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse 4-10 Tel +49 (0) 7072-6002-0
72810 Gomaringen Fax +49 (0) 7072-6002-33
Germany E-mail service@bowa.de

Warranty ☐ Service Number:


WARRANTY / DEFECTS REPORT Repair ☐ Completed by
BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG

DETAILED FAULT ANALYSIS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES

Was the neutral electrode connected to the unit? YES NO Comment:

Was a split or one-piece neutral electrode used? split one-piece Comment:

Was the neutral electrode connected to the pa-


YES NO Comment:
tient?

Which mode was used? Comment:

Type of instrument connected? Comment:

To which socket was the instrument connected? 1 2 3 4 Comment:

Was the unit activated via the footswitch or hand-


Footswitch Handgrip Comment:
grip?

At which connection was the footswitch connect-


1 2 Comment:
ed?

FUNCTIONAL TEST

MONOPOLAR BIPOLAR

Connection Socket 1 Socket 2 Socket 3 Socket 4

Footswitch OK OK OK OK

Coag Coag
Handgrip OK OK
OK OK
Moderate Coag Moderate Coag Coag Coag
OK OK OK OK
Forced Coag mixed Forced Coag
OK OK
Standard mode
Spray Coag Spray Coag
OK OK
Cut Cut Cut Cut
OK OK OK OK

Danger of infection!

Electrosurgical devices / accessories:


Carry out a surface disinfection and package the unit in addition to the shipping packaging before it
leaves the hospital/practice environment in order to avoid transmission of germs and infections.
Instruments:
Clean and sterilise the instrument before it leaves the hospital / practice environment to avoid transmis-
sion of germs and infections.
Test record for technical safety inspection
BOWA HF electrosurgical unit type ARC 400 (REF 900-400)
Hospital: Date:
Department: Contact person:

Unit type: Software version: Protection class: I


Serial no.: Item no.: Equipment type: CF
Comments
pass

fail

Visual inspection
Equipment and accessories with no detectable damage
All labels, CE marks and rating plate legible
Mains fuses are of the prescribed rating

Electrical safety test


1)
= perform measurement with power cable, resistance of power cable < 100 mΩ, resistance of unit < 200 mΩ.

Measured
Protective earth conductor test as per IEC 62353:2015-10 Limit value
value
1)
Earthing contact  potential equalisation (as per Figure 1
max. 0.3 Ω [Ω]
from IEC 62353)
Leakage current measurement as per IEC 62353:2015-10
Equipment leakage current N.C. (as per Figure 7 from IEC
max. 500 µA [µA]
62353)
Equipment leakage current S.F.C. (as per Figure 7 from IEC
max. 500 µA [µA]
62353)
Leakage current from the applied part
(Safety check mode = Monopolar sinus) max. 50 µA [µA]
(as per Figure 10 from IEC 62353)
Leakage current from the applied part
(Safety check mode = Monopolar impulse) max. 50 µA [µA]
(as per Figure 10 from IEC 62353)
Leakage current from the applied part (TSI mode = Bipolar) (as
max. 50 µA [µA]
per Figure 10 from IEC 62353)

Functional test
On/Off button illumination is lit.
Display / LED / touchscreen / SD card / loudspeakers (see Hardware Test in the Service menu)
ARC PLUS communication interface

Activation test
Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag with footswitch + switching function (orange button) at input 1
Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag with footswitch + switching function (orange button) at input 2
Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag output 1
with 3-pin fingerswitch
Activation of Monopolar Cut / Coag output 2
with 3-pin fingerswitch
Activation of Bipolar Coag output 3
Activation of Bipolar Coag output 4
Simultaneous operation of footswitch and fingerswitch not possible
Touch monitor – AUTOSTART function at 500 Ohm

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Protection
Unit type: Software version:
class: I
Equipment type:
Serial no.: Item no.:
CF
Comments

EASY neutral electrode monitoring


pass

Resistance decade [Ω]


fail

Setting Expected colour of NE symbol


Neutral electrode, two-piece 0Ω red
Neutral electrode, two-piece 20 Ω green
Neutral electrode, two-piece 100Ω red

Measuring the HF output power


Cutting / Coagulation
Reference value Measured value
Mode name RL
[W] [W]
Standard - Cut Effect 9 RL = 500 Ω 300 W ± 20%
Standard - Forced / Mixed COAG Mode RL = 500 Ω 120 W ± 20%
Spray COAG mode Effect 4 RL = 500 Ω 120 W ± 20%
Bipolar Standard COAG mode RL = 50 Ω 120 W ± 20%
= coagulation = cutting

Test devices used


Model Serial number Calibration valid until
electrosurgical analyzer
Safety tester
Resistance decade

Final steps
Read out the log files from the memory and send to service@bowa.de.
Reset the TSI date in the ARC 400 / affix a new inspection sticker (only if test has been passed!)

Final assessment
Inspection sticker issued
Electrosurgical unit has no safety-relevant defects and can continue to be used.
Electrosurgical unit poses no direct risks; identified defects should be remedied without delay.
Inspection sticker not issued
Electrosurgical unit must not be used until identified defects are corrected.

Comments

Acceptance

Tester: Date, signature:

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Subject to technical and design changes
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