Quick Start Guide
Quick Start Guide
This section is not to be interpreted as a deviation from the instructions provided in the user manual. This page has been drafted to help our customers speed up the first set up process of the device. The device is very simple to set up, it normally takes an experienced user less than one minute.Please read the user manual in its entirety before attempting to start up the device. Should any part of the user manual not be clear please feel free to get in touch with us for clarification.
Please note that before starting to use the device for its aesthetic intended purposes you should be able to easily and comfortably generate and sustain the electrical arc for at least 2 seconds while the device is set at minimum power (level 1) with three battery configuration. To learn this skill please practice on a piece of test meat as shown on this page of the online training platform. Then you can go and review each other section as you require of the online training platform to familiarise with the different techniques for the several aesthetic applications of the device.
Always bear in mind that there are several intended purposes of this portable electrical plasma generator and it may take a while to learn all about each aesthetic treatment protocol, so take your time and do not rush the learning process. If at any point would require any clarification please feel free to contact us either over the phone or via email.
Figure 2. Device battery holder. This accommodates up to 4 blue special 3.6 V AAA batteries. Make sure you have plenty of fully spare charged batteries at your disposal to ensure continuity of treatment.
With your order, you will have received 3 special Blue 3.6 V AAA Batteries and a white dummy battery. These are to be used exclusively in the main device. The white dummy battery is not an “accumulator”, it is essentially a short circuit required to operate the device using the three battery configuration. The blue 3.7V AAA batteries which are included with your order are only provided to help you during the first set up of the device and start using it immediately to practice on the test meat. It is highly recommended, you purchase separately at least 12 of these 3.6V or 3.7V AAA special batteries immediately after you received the device. There are several manufacturers for this special type of batteries and you can purchase them yourself. To find the technical specifications of these special batteries please click here.
Figure 3. Three battery configuration. The white dummy battery can be placed anywhere in the battery holder. Respect polarity.
To set up the device for the first time follow the steps shown below:
(1) Insert normal 2 X AAA 1.5V batteries inside the remote control shown in figure 1. These are the same standard AAA type of batteries you can find at any local store or supermarket. Respect the polarity displayed in the remote control battery holder. Please make sure you do NOT insert the 3.6 Volt batteries into the remote control. These are to be used only to power the device itself. If you insert the 3.6Volt batteries inside the remote control, this will damage the internal remote control circuitry.
Figure 4. Four battery configuration. The white dummy battery is not needed for this configuration. Respect polarity.
(2) Recharge the 3.6V AAA type of batteries using your preferred battery charger. For further details about the recommended charger please click here. During the normal use of the device while treating clients make sure you have several batteries, already charged at your disposal to avoid treatment interruption due to sudden battery loss of charge. When the batteries reach the end of their useful life they will then to hold a little charge and lose power very easily despite the way they are recharged.
(3) Once the Special 3.6 V AAA batteries are recharged place them in the device battery holder you must respect the polarity shown in the casing. You can either insert three or four batteries. The three battery configuration is the preferred set-up for most aesthetic uses. If you are using three batteries, the white dummy battery can be placed anywhere inside the device battery holder (see figure 3). The dummy battery is essentially a short circuit and its only purpose is to close the electrical circuit for this reason you can place it anywhere you like inside the battery casing.
Figure 5. Default configuration. No matter whether you place 3 or 4 batteries this is what the screen will display as soon as the batteries are placed inside the device.
(4) As soon as you placed the batteries inside the battery holder you will notice a beeping sound. This is to alert you that the device is operational. At this point look at the digital display of the device. The screen will display 4 batteries as default (See figure 5). If you have inserted 3 batteries (three blue 3.6 V batteries and the dummy battery), point the remote control towards the LED Screen and press PWR- (power down) button on the remote control. At this point, you should see that the screen displays 3 batteries (See figure 6). At this point press, the On/Off button and the device will start up automatically using the “three batteries configuration”.
Figure 6. This is how the screen will look like when you press the power down button before startup.
Figure 5 shows what the screen displays by default as soon as the batteries are placed into the device. So if you placed 4 blue 3.6V AAA batteries inside the device you can simply press the On/Off button to start it up using the “4 battery configuration”. Conversely, if you have placed three batteries, 3 blue 3.6V AAA and the white dummy as shown in figure 3, the screen will display the same configuration “4Battery”. However, you will have to change the configuration before you press the On/Off button in order to start up the device correctly. If you start up the device incorrectly (i.e. you start it up placing 3 batteries but using the default 4 battery configuration the device will think the battery level is too low).
Figure 7. This is how the screen will appear by default as soon as the device is started up by pressing the On/Off button.
Figure 7 shows how the default screen looks like upon startup. You can see the battery charge indicator on the top left of the screen on the device. On the top right the power level bar with a number “1” At the bottom right. This is the power setting indicator of the device, which you can change by using the PWR+ or PWR- buttons on the remote control. By default, on the bottom right you will see the writing “Stop”, this means that the device is not powered on yet. The other parameters of the screen are irrelevant to the user.
Figure 8. The white head of the device has to be unscrewed in order to allow the needle holder to release and accommodate the needle.
(5) At this point, you can place the needle inside the device. This can be either done before starting up the device or after the startup. If you would like to insert the needle after the initial startup makes sure the display shows “Stop” on the bottom right of the screen. This will mean that the device is not power up yet. If you would like to work with the bent needle, it is advisable you bend the needle before placing it inside the device. You will find that the needle can be relatively easily bent using your fingers. It is not important how the needle is bent and the angle or even that it is bent at all. The needle is only bent to increase ease of operation and it does not have any effect on how the device will perform during normal use.
Figure 9. Once you placed the needle inside the needle holder simply screw the white head to secure the needle. Avoid over tightening.
To insert the needle into the device, first unscrew the white head and this will automatically release the needle holder as shown in figure 8. Insert the needle into the holder and screw the white head until tight. Make sure you do not use too much force (do not over-tighten) as this is not necessary and it could break the device. Once the Device has started up you can see on the screen the Battery level, the power level bar. In order to power up the electrode press the On/Off button on the remote control while pointing it towards the screen on the device.
Figure 9. The needle can be bent in order to allow ease of operation.
In order to check the device is powered on, check the screen is displaying “work”. The default power level of the device is 0 or 1 (minimum). At this point, you can increase the power level by pressing the PWR+ on the remote control while pointing it towards the screen. You can look at the screen and see that the power bar has increased and the number below it has increased too. Conversely, if you want to decrease the power level of the device simply press the PWR- button on the remote control while pointing it towards the screen on the device. You will notice the bar level decreasing as well as the number below it. While operating the device you will notice how the arc is easier to generate and more effective at higher power levels than lower power levels.
Figure 10. Once you press the On/Off button the second time you will power up the tip of the device and you will read “Work” on the bottom right of the screen.
(6) The Device also allows you to switch on the LED Light and increase its intensity as you require fit. By default, the LED light is switched on when you first start up the device. In order to switch on the LED light simply press the Light+ button on the remote. In figure 1 you can see the button in the middle/top/right. As you keep pressing the Light+ button while pointing the remote control towards the device screen you will notice how the light intensity increases every time you press the button. Conversely in order to decrease the LED light intensity simply press the Light- button. Every time you press it you will notice the lighting intensity decrease until the light switches off completely.
Figure 11. You can switch on and off the LED light as well as control its lighting intensity by using the remote control.
(7) In order to power off the device, you have two options. One is to simply take the batteries off and storing them in a cool place. This is the preferred option if you are not sure when you will be using the device again. Otherwise, if you, for example, know that you have to use the device again the day after or only after a few hours and you do not want to remove the batteries for convenience, you can choose to place the device “upright” on the square magnet provided. This will power off the device. However, this “powering off” method is not advisable in case you intend not to use the device for long periods of time as the circuitry will still draw (although little) some power from the batteries.