Health O Meter 2610KL Digital Wheelchair Scale
About Health O Meter
Health O Meter is a well-known brand that produces a wide range of healthcare and wellness products, primarily focused on measuring and monitoring personal health metrics. The company has a long history dating back to the early 20th century and is known for its scales, which are commonly used in both medical and home settings for tracking weight. Health O Meter’s products are designed to help individuals and healthcare professionals keep tabs on various health parameters, promoting a healthier lifestyle and aiding in medical assessments.
CAUTION AND WARNING
This Health o meter® Professional wheelchair scale is intended to be used in a professional medical environment by trained medical staff. This product was designed to weigh patients who are safely seated in a wheelchair or standing on the platform. Do not modify the product or use it for anything other than its intended purpose.
To prevent patient/caregiver injury or damage to your scale, please follow the instructions in this user manual very carefully.
- Do not exceed the weight capacity specified for this scale.
- For accurate weighing, this scale must be placed on a flat, stable surface.
- For accurate weighing, verify before each uses the proper operation according to the procedure described in this manual.
- Do not use it in the presence of flammable or explosive materials.
- If the scale becomes damaged, it should not be operated until properly serviced.
- Do not transport the scale with a patient or object on the scale.
- To prevent injury and damage to your scale, do not drop or mishandle the scale, during use or transport.
- Ensure that the AC adapter and scale do not come in contact with liquids, excessive temperature, or excessive humidity.
- This scale is designed for static weighing of patients only. No scale should be used for patient transfer.
- To prevent patient injury, the patient must be attended throughout the entire weighing event. Exercise caution when rolling the wheelchair onto and off of the scale.
When operating the scale with the AC adapter:
- Operate this scale exclusively with the AC adapter that is provided (ADPT30). Use of an unspecified adapter will void the warranty and can pose a serious safety hazard.
- Before using this scale, inspect the AC adapter cord for cracking / fraying, or for broken/bent plug prongs.
- Before using this scale, ensure that the AC adapter is plugged into an outlet with the rated voltage appropriate for operation.
- Ensure that the AC adapter outlet is wired to a circuit breaker or other protected power source.
- Unplug the AC adapter, and carefully store both the adapter and adapter cord before moving the scale.
- Operating this scale at voltages and frequencies other than specified can damage the equipment and will void the warranty.
When operating the scale with batteries:
- If the scale’s battery icon indicates that the batteries are low replace the batteries or switch to the AC adapter as soon as possible.
- When replacing/inserting batteries, be sure to use all new batteries.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the EMC limits for the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (EN 55011 Class A and EN 60601-1-2). These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a typical medical installation. The equipment generates, uses, and may radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used by these instructions, may cause harmful interference to other devices in the vicinity. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference with other devices, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to eliminate the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving device.
- Increase the separation between the equipment.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the other device(s) is connected.
- Consult Customer Service or a field service technician for help.
In no event shall Pelstar, LLC be liable for damages or injuries whatsoever arising out of or connected with the assembly, use, or misuse of its products.
This scale uses highly sophisticated microprocessor technology. Each precision scale is designed to provide accurate, reliable, and repeatable weight measurements. In addition, each scale is designed to provide the user with features that make the weighing process simple, fast, and convenient.
This scale uses motion-sensing weighing technology to determine the actual weight of a moving patient.
Weight can be displayed in pounds (lb) or kilograms (kg). This scale features a pivoting display head for privacy and for easy operator reading. For easy mobility, the scale has 4 built-in wheels (including 2 casters). Each scale can be powered using an AC adapter (ADPT30 included) or by 6 D batteries (not included).
Scale information can also be found by pressing Help and selecting “Scale Info” in the submenu. This screen provides model number, capacity, calibration weight, the most recent field calibration date, number of field calibrations, and software version.
Each 2600KL/2610KL scale is shipped disassembled in a single carton. Carefully inspect the carton for shipping damage before unpacking. If damage is found, contact your shipper or a Health o meter® Professional representative immediately at 1-800-815-6615. Claims must be filed with the shipper as soon as possible after receipt of the package. The following information details what you will find inside the main carton as you unpack the parts for assembly. To prevent scratching any components, carefully remove each assembly from the carton and unwrap the packing materials. Set the carton aside for storage. To avoid damaging the scale parts when unpacking, do not use a box cutter, knife, scissors, or any sharp object to open the protective inner packaging.
- Scale platform
- Box containing the AC adapter
- User information
- Display assembly
- Plastic bag containing hardware for assembly
- AC adapter holder
- Pivot bracket screw covers
Phillips head screwdriver (not included).
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.)
Health o meter® Professional Scales recommends that assembly is performed by two people.
Warning: Do not drop the scale, as this can permanently damage the load cells.
Caution: Do not insert the batteries into the display head until it is mounted onto the scale.
- Stand the scale in its vertical position with the platform closed, as shown.
- Screw the (4) feet into the underside of the platform. Completely hand tighten the feet, then turn them back 1-1/2 full turns. This allows for proper load cell operation. Be certain that the feet are not completely tightened into the platform.
- Using the handles on the end of the platform, lower the scale so it lies flat, with the feet on the floor. Warning: Do not drop the scale, as this can permanently damage the load cells. Adjust the feet to level the scale. Each foot should be completely hand tightened then back the feet out 1-1/2 full turns. Be certain that the feet are not completely tightened into the platform.
- Open the scale to its operational position by loosening the two black knobs on each side of the scale. Loosen the knobs by turning them to the left until the rod pops out completely as shown.
- Lift the handrail to its vertical position. Lock the handrail in place by pushing the knob back in and tightening completely by turning the knobs to the right.
- Obtain the display head and align the four holes on the back of the display head with the four mounting holes on the silver display support. Using the (4) included M4 x 0.7 x 10mm screws, fasten the display head onto the display support using a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the screws.
- Maneuver the load cell cable to the side and then between the washer and the silver lip in the bracket. Obtain the plastic bracket cover and clip the load cell cable into the divot in the middle of the cover. Obtain the two remaining M4 x 0.7 x 10mm machine screws and using a Phillips screwdriver, attach the bracket cover over the silver display bracket.
- Plug the load cell cable into the load cell port on the rear of the display head. Note: Do not attach the AC adapter power cord to the back of the display assembly at this point.
- Attach the adapter holder to the handrail using the (2) included sheet metal screws. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the screws. The scale is now assembled.
Ramp Assembly Instructions
Follow these instructions for moving the ramp to the opposite side of the scale, or for adding a second ramp to the scale (2610KL or B2600RAMP option):
- On the side of the platform opposite the ramp, remove the guardrail mounted to the end of the platform by unscrewing and then removing the four guardrail assembly screws. If adding a second ramp, skip to step 5.
- Fold the ramp onto the platform surface. Remove the screws attaching the two rubber bumpers, located on the side of the platform. Remove the bumpers, and re-install them on the opposite side of the platform using the appropriate mounting holes.
- Loosen the screws holding each ramp holder to the platform. There are four screws on each side of the ramp. To obtain access to the screws on the underside of the platform, remove the two black feet. After removing the screws and the ramp holder, replace the feet. Completely hand tighten the feet, then turn them back 1-1/2 full turns.
- Remove the ramp holders by pulling them out of the platform. Separate the ramp from the ramp holders.
- On the side of the platform without a ramp, remove the two feet on the underside of the platform. Insert the ramp holders but do not insert the screws at this point. Insert the ramp between the ramp holders, then insert and tighten the assembly screws. Replace the feet by completely hand tightening, then turn back 1-1/2 full turns. If utilizing just one ramp, re-install the guardrail on the side of the platform where the ramp was located.
Powering the Scale
Plug the AC adapter into the power adapter jack (the jack is located on the rear of the display head), then plug the scale’s AC adapter into the power source.
Warning: To avoid a safety hazard, do not use an unspecified AC adapter. Only use the Health o meter® Professional AC adapter model ADPT30 designed for this scale.
For battery operation, see Battery Installation below.
If connected, unplug the AC adapter from the power source. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the battery cover on the side of the display head by unscrewing the battery cover screw.
Remove the battery pack from the display head. Replace or install fresh batteries, making sure to install them in the proper direction. Health o meter® Professional recommends using an alkaline battery rated for 130°F (54℃) operation. Do not use Zinc-Carbon batteries.
Re-insert the battery pack into the display head, ensuring the end with the silver contacts is inserted facing the inside of the display. Re-attach the battery cover to the display head by replacing the battery cover screw.
Warning: If the scale will not be used for some time, remove the batteries to avoid a safety hazard. Disposal of batteries must be performed by the prevailing national, regional, or local regulations that apply to you.
SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS (CONT)
The scale must be powered on before performing any of the following operations. Press () to turn on the scale.
Unit of Measure Configuration
The weight measuring unit (pounds/LB or kilograms/KG) can be changed by pressing To lock the weight measuring unit, follow this procedure UNIT.
- Press Help to access the Help menu options.
- While in the Help menu, press to select “Set Options” Press to advance to the next menu.
- While in the “Set Options” sub-menu, select “Units Lock”.
- Press to change the “Units Lock” option. Choose “Unlocked”, “LBS Locked” ‘, or “KG Locked”.
Note: You must press Enter to save your selection.
Activating/Deactivating AC Auto-Off
When powering the scale via the AC adapter, the display can be set to power off after a period of inactivity. Follow this procedure to set the preferred option. Note: When powering the scale via batteries, the scale will automatically power off after a period of inactivity. See the next section to set the preferred time of inactivity before power off.
- Press Help to access the Help menu options.
- While in the Help menu, press to select “Set Options”. Press to advance to the next menu.
- While in the “Set Options” sub-menu, select “AC Auto Off”.
- Press to change the “AC Auto Off” option. Choose “Enable” for the display to turn off after a period of inactivity. Choose “Disable” for the display to always remain on.
Note: You must press Enter to save your selection.
Setting Date and Time
- Press Help to access the Help menu options.
- While in the Help menu, press to select “Set Clock”. Press to advance to the next menu.
- Use → and ↑ to set the time and date.
Note: You must press Enter to save the information.
Key definitions can also be found by pressing Help and selecting “Key Definitions” in the submenu.
When using this scale, the weight of an object, such as a wheelchair, can be subtracted from the total weight to determine the weight of the patient alone. The Tare Function automatically performs this subtraction. The scale allows a tared weight to be entered manually by using the keypad, or automatically, as outlined in this section.
Weighing a Patient and Taring an Unknown Weight
- Wait until “0.0” appears on the display.
- Place the object to be tared on the scale. The display will show the object’s weight. The minimum weight that can be tared is 5 lb / 2.27 kg. Note: The scale must lock onto a weight before it can be tared.
- With the object remaining on the scale, press TARE. The scale Will be zero, and the word “TARE” will appear at the bottom center of the display along with the tared weight. Remove the object from the scale.
- Place the patient and the object back on the scale. The scale will automatically deduct the tared weight of the object from the gross weight of the patient and object together. The display will show the patient’s weight.
- With no weight on the scale, the display will show the tare value as a negative amount. The tare value will remain on the display until changed, cleared, or until the scale is powered off.
- The weight may be held on the display by pressing Hold/Release The scale will continue to display the patient’s weight after they step off the scale and will remain on the display until released or the scale is powered off. To release, press Hold/ Release
- To reweigh the patient without removing them from the scale, press Reweigh
- To see the patient’s weight in another unit of measurement, press and hold down the Unit. If the scale is in LB mode, it will convert the weight to KG. If the scale is in KG mode, it will convert the weight to LB. This function is available whether the unit of measurement is locked or unlocked.
- To remove the Tare, press Tare The word “TARE” will disappear from the bottom of the display, and the tare value will be cleared from the display. The scale will resume normal operation.
The Parent/Child function on Health o meter® Professional scales provides the convenience of weighing a small child or infant while being held by a parent. Follow these simple steps to subtract the parent’s weight from the total so only the child’s weight is displayed.
- Wait until “0.0” appears on the display.
- Ask the parent to step onto the scale without the child. The display will show a value for the parent’s weight.
- With the parent remaining on the scale press Tare. The scale will be zero, and the word “TARE” will appear at the bottom center of the display along with the parent’s tared weight.
- Carefully place the child into the parent’s arms. The scale will automatically deduct the weight of the parent and only display the child’s weight. Note: For an alternate method, after taking the parent’s weight in step 3, have the parent step off of the scale. With no weight on the scale, the display will show the tare value as a negative amount. Have the parent step back onto the scale while holding the child. The scale will automatically deduct the weight of the parent and only display the child’s weight.
- The tare value will remain on the display until changed, cleared, or until the scale is powered off. To remove the Tare, press Tare. The word “TARE” will disappear from the bottom of the display, and the tare value will be cleared from the display. The scale will resume normal operation.
The following pages provide instructions for maintenance, cleaning, calibration, and troubleshooting for your scale. Maintenance operations other than those described in this manual should be performed by qualified service personnel.
Caution: Before first use, or after long periods of non-use, check the scale for proper operation and function. If the scale does not operate correctly, refer to qualified service personnel.
- Check the overall appearance of the scale for obvious damage, wear, and tear.
- Inspect the AC adapter for cord cracking, fraying, and for broken/bent prongs.
Proper care and cleaning are essential to ensure a long life of accurate and effective weighing.
Caution: Disconnect the scale from the AC adapter power source before cleaning the unit.
- Clean all external surfaces with a clean damp cloth. Dry with a clean soft cloth.
- Do not immerse the scale in cleaning or other liquid solutions.
- Do not use Isopropyl Alcohol or other solutions to clean the display surface.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners.
This scale has been factory-calibrated and does not require calibration before use. Calibration of your scale can be performed using calibrated kilogram (kg) or pound (lb) weight standards. The minimum calibration is 200 lb / 100 kg. Maximum calibration weight is 1000 lb / 454 kg. The required calibration standard will be the Unit of Measure (UOM) for which the scale is configured.
Note: Only weights certified and traceable to national standards should be used for calibration.
Warning: Always ensure that the scale is returned to the correct UOM after scale calibration.
- Press Help to access the Help menu options.
- While in the Help menu, press ↓ to select “Calibrate”. Press → to advance to the next step.
- The display will prompt for entry of the password. Press the following keys in this sequence to proceed with the calibration procedure. ↓↑→←
- The display will show a warning. If prepared and qualified to perform the calibration procedure, press → to advance to the next step.
- Follow the screen prompt and ensure the scale is on a level surface with no weight on the platform. Press → to advance to the next step.
- The display will show the “Zeroing Scale” as it calculates the zero value. Do not touch the scale during the zeroing process.
- When the zeroing process is complete the display will prompt for entry of the calibration weight. The minimum calibration is 200 lb / 100 kg. Maximum calibration weight is 1000 lb / 454 kg. Calibration weight can be adjusted in 10 lb increments. Press Enter when the calibration weight is set.
- The display will prompt for the calibration weights to be placed on the platform. Press Enter after calibration weights are placed on the platform.
- The display will show “Calibrating” during the calibration process.
- If calibration is successful, the display will show “Calibration Complete” with a 4-digit calibration count.
- If calibration is unsuccessful, the display will show an error message that the entered calibration weight and the certified weights do not match. The display will then revert to the set calibration weight screen for the entry of calibration weight.
Before contacting service personnel, refer to the following instructions to check and correct any failures. For further assistance, contact Health o meter® Professional Scales Technical Support at 1-800-638-3722.
Your warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, abuse including tampering, damage in transit, or unauthorized repair or alternations. Further, the warranty does not cover natural disasters, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, and tornadoes. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from country to country, state to state, province to province, or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To get Warranty Service make sure you keep your sales receipt or document showing proof of purchase.
Call (+1) 800-638-3722 or (+1) 708-377-0600 to receive a return authorization (RA) number, which must be included on the return label. Attach your proof of purchase to your defective product along with your name, address, daytime telephone number and description of the problem. Carefully package the product and send it with shipping and insurance prepaid to:
9500 West 55th Street
McCook, IL 60525
Extended Warranty Available
This scale is eligible for the Health o meter® Professional ScaleSurance Extended Warranty Program. ScaleSurance extends the warranty period for an additional two years. This extension to the standard Limited Warranty can be
purchased with new scales or for a facility’s existing scale before its current warranty has expired. To learn more, visit www.homscales.com/scalesurance/ or contact your medical supply distributor.
9500 West 55th Street . McCook, IL 60525. USA
1-800-638-3722 or 1-708-377-0600
PLEASE REGISTER YOUR SCALE FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE AT: www.homscales.com
FAQs about Health O Meter 2610KL Digital Wheelchair Scale
In what way is the Health O meter scale accurate?
Our scales may be wrong by up to 1%, or one pound, of your body weight. To take a reading, make sure the scale is at zero. The ideal surface for optimum precision is hard. You might get a varied reading on the scale depending on which way you lean—to the right, left, front, or back.
What is the accuracy of wheelchair scales?
They are really accurate, is the response. With on/off ramps for convenient usage, our bigger platform wheelchair models are ideal for people with mobility or safety issues. We carry all of the leading brands, including Rice Lake Health Solutions, Doran Medical, Seca, and HealthOMeter.
Why is the digital scale on my HealthOMeter not functioning?
It could need a new battery for the device. Find the battery cover located at the bottom of the scale, open it, and place the correct battery or batteries inside. The reason for the issue could arise if the scale has been dropped. Tap the middle of the scale platform or the lower right corner gently with your foot.
How is a health o meter scale troubleshooted?
Verify the levelness of the floor before using the scale. The scale might be out of calibration if it is still reading wrong. Put a known weight on the scale and observe the reading to double-check. The scale might need to be calibrated if it is not within tolerance.
What is the lifespan of a health o meter?
In a typical household of four, the lithium battery should last for around ten years when weighed once a day. Verify that the battery is inserted properly. If the issue persists, review and abide by the warranty instructions. The incredibly low self-discharge of lithium batteries extends the life of a scale.
Is body fat measured by the Health O meter?
Make sure your legs are slightly apart and place your feet so that your weight is equally distributed across the scale platform. While your weight and other data are being measured, “0000” will blink. The weight and body fat % will show after the blinking stops.
How can the health o meter scale be converted to KG?
Toggle between pounds and kilograms by tapping the UNIT or LB/KG buttons. It is possible to lock the weight measuring device so that it only shows weight in the chosen unit of measurement.
Can you adjust the scale on a health O meter?
Every scale made by Health o meter® Professional is factory calibrated. We are aware that healthcare institutions have different calibration requirements, however all of our scales are readily calibrable when needed. To observe the calibration process, click on the image of the scale.
Scales affected by low battery?
When recording measurements on digital scales, low batteries and bad battery connections are the main causes of scale malfunction and erroneous results. Enough power must be supplied to the scale’s components in order for measurements to be precise.
Will body fat be measured by computerized scales?
Your body composition may be estimated using digital weight scales that employ bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). By passing a little, harmless electrical impulse across your body, BIA operates. Lean tissue, such as muscle, and water both allow the signal to go through more readily than fat.
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