How to use OPEARTIONHEATJAC
How to Use
Inserting Heating Pads
The 5” by 5” heating pads are composed of FabRoc™ mounted on 3 mm Neoprene. This is then covered in nylon.
Insert or remove a heating pad into or from a mesh pocket by folding or rolling the heating pad, keeping the nylon covered aperture side out, and passing it through the side openings in the pockets. The nylon covered aperture side of the heating pads should lie right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets.
The set of three heating pads is then plugged into our 11.1V, 5200 mAh Li-ion battery using our P25S13 adapter (excess cable and the adapter can be tucked behind the insulating pad), or our 12V transformer with the 4 Level 12V controller, using our S25S13 adapter. The battery is placed in the smaller pocket of the double pocket, or simply behind the insulating pad if there is no small pocket, or in the pocket of the OHJIV for greater comfort. If a wearer feels that the battery is too large or too heavy to comfortably place in the small pocket of the double pocket or behind the insulating pad, and you are not wearing the OHJIV, the battery may also be placed into the pocket of a scrub warm-up jacket.
To activate the warmers, simply open the plastic bag and expose to air. Do not open, puncture, or tear the warmer. Please note that there is a pattern on one side of the warmers that looks like a tire tread. This is the side of the air-activated warmers that throws off the most heat. Place the warmers into the mesh pockets of the OPERATIONHEATJAC® with the pattern side right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets. It should take approximately 10 minutes to warm. If the temperature decreases, try gently shaking the warmer with keeping the contents of the warmer evenly distributed. After use, dispose the warmers in the garbage after they have cooled. The ingredients will not harm the environment.
The 8” by 5” heating pads are composed of FabRoc™ mounted on 3 mm Neoprene. This is then covered in nylon. Insert or remove the 8” by 5” heating pads into or from a mesh pocket by folding or rolling the heating pad, keeping the smooth nylon side out, and passing it through the side openings in the pockets. The nylon covered side of the heating pads should lie right behind and up against the mesh of the pockets.
Connect the 2.5 mm socket input end of the controller to the 2.5mm plug of the transformer. Connect the 2.5 mm plug output end of the controller to the 2.5mm socket end connected to the heating pads. Plug the transformer into a wall outlet or outlet. Turn on the 12V AC Transformer by pressing the button on the controller. Red will be 100% output, yellow 75% output, green 50% output, and flashing green or blue 25% output. Press again to turn the unit off. Some 4 level controllers start with 25% output and then progress to 100% output. While the unit is on, it is acceptable to unplug the connector between the controller and heating pads to move about and then re-plug it in upon returning. The setting will be the same as when it was unplugged.
Temperatures and Durations
The battery output is regulated by three settings:
- High (setting 3) (100%);
- Medium (setting 2) (66%);
- Low (setting 1) (33%).
The setting is chosen by pressing the POWER ON / SETUP button on the battery. To reduce the output or turn the battery off, press the POWER OFF / SET DOWN button.
Using the remote FOB
Tones will be heard when selecting a setting; the red button turns the unit off. The power setting display that is selected will show for at most, 5 seconds and then revert to the charge status display. During charging and in-use, the digital display will show numbers from 1 – 9; these represent the available capacity level of the battery with 1 = very low capacity and 9 = full capacity.
Temperatures and Durations with the 11.1V 5200 mAh Li-ion Battery
Setting 3: in the 160s degrees F for 5 hours
Setting 2: in the 140s degrees F for 7 hours
Setting 1: from 100 degrees F for 13 hours
Temperatures with the 12V Transformer and 4 Level Controller
100% output: in the 170s degrees F
75% output: in the 150s degrees F
50% output: in the 130s degrees F
25% output: in the 100s degrees F
Recharging the Battery
Plug the charger into any standard electrical outlet, unplug the battery from the heating pads and connect to the wall charger. Charging is complete when the LED on the charger is green and the digital display indicates the capacity is reading 9. We recommend that the battery be charged for 24 hours prior to first use. The 11.1 V Li-ion batteries will last a full 500 charge and discharge cycles before degradation is realized.
Each warmer provides temperatures in the 150s to the 120s deg. F for up to 12 hours.
100% output: in the 160s degrees F
75% output: in the 140s degrees F
50% output: in the 120s degrees F
25% output: in the 100s degrees F
Wearing the OPERATIONHEATJAC
- It should be worn over a scrub top and under the OPERATIONHEATJAC Vest with a scrub warm-up jacket or surgical gown or any garment used to keep heat in.
- Place the OPERATIONHEATJAC around your torso so that the pockets face away from your body and the openings of the pockets face up. It should be worn up higher on your body than where you would wear a belt, (on the torso).
- Fasten the OPERATIONHEATJAC snugly but comfortably, using the double-sided hook ends of hook and loop material attached to the elastic straps.
OPERATIONHEATJAC Insulating Vest
Our vest is to be worn over your scrub top and OPERATIONHEATJAC belt and under a typical scrub warm-up jacket. As some hospitals provide thin, what seems to be paper, “warm-up” jackets, having an insulting layer underneath to keep the heat in is needed.
Our vest is NOT a single or few uses product. It is washable (cold water, gentle cycle, hang dry), the same as our belts, once the heating pads and insulating pads are removed, and then replaced when dry.
The vest pocket is designed and positioned to accommodate our 11.1V, 5200 mAh battery, and one may find this to be the more comfortable option over placing the battery within the second pocket of the double pocket or in belts without the second pocket, behind the insulating pad.
These come in sizes S, M, L, XL to accompany the belts.
Our cooling belt is a re-usable product designed to minimize the amount of extra garment worn. For the surgeon, our belt is to be worn over scrubs and under a sterile gown. For a perioperative nurse, the belt can be worn around the torso and under a scrub top against the skin or undershirt. Wear the belt around the torso with the mesh pockets facing outward and the openings for the pockets facing up. The bubble wrap insulating pads are to lie between the cooling packs and the body. Each pocket was designed to contain one cooling pack. Six cooling packs are supplied. These should last for approximately three hours and then can be replaced with a new set from the freezer.
The belt width can be adjusted if needed. Simply loosen the Velcro straps a bit, and then roll the top edge down and the bottom edge up to result in a belt width of six inches from the initial eight-inch width.
When placed in the freezer, be sure to keep the cooling packs on a flat surface.
To launder the belt, when needed, remove the bubble wrap insulating pads, wash in cold water, gentle cycle, and hang dry. Replace bubble wrap insulating pads.
Remove heating pads and insulating pads. Cold water wash, gentle cycle, hang dry. After dry, replace insulating pads and heating pads or just insulating pads if using the air-activated warmer model. The OPERATIONHEATJAC insulating vest can also be laundered in the same way.
Store the battery and controller and transformer in a cool, dry area. Re-charge after long periods of not being in use.
Please read and follow all instructions prior to using this product. Discontinue using the OPERATIONHEATJAC if it or any component becomes damaged or defective. Do not attempt to disassemble the battery unit, charger, controller, transformer, or heating pads. Do not place the heating pads directly on the skin. OPERATIONHEATJAC should always be worn over at least one layer of clothing. Do not use this product on children or on potentially desensitized skin as in areas of frostbite or in diabetics with neuropathy. Do not wear this product to bed. Discontinue immediately if the heating pads become uncomfortably hot. Do not use this product if there is a chance that the OPERATIONHEATJAC, heating pads, or any of the electrical components will be exposed to water or wet conditions. Do not use the various heating modalities together. Do not place air-activated warmers in a microwave oven. Do not use air-activated warmers in oxygen-enriched environments. Careful supervision is required when used by the elderly, the handicapped, and those with sensitive skin. People with paralysis, nerve damage, circulatory problems, and people cannot put on or remove the OPERATIONHEATJAC by themselves, should not use this product. Do not open packaging for the air-activated warmers until ready to use. Do not open or put a hole into the air-activated warmers. Do not allow contents to get in eyes or in mouth. If in eyes, flush thoroughly with clean water. If swallowed, contact poison control, as they contain iron powder, which can be harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children and pets.