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interpreting error messages

The following information relates to the analyzer error messages and the conditions under which they occur:

DATA OUT OF RANGE
Check subject DATA

• The calculated percent body fat is less than zero or greater than 75 percent.

a. Entered subject data, combined with measurements, produced body fat results less than 0 percent or greater than 75 percent. Confirm units of measurement (e.g. metric versus English), gender (e.g. M versus F), age, height, and weight.
b. Improper test position. Review test position.


INCOMPLETE TEST
Check Sensor Cables

• Error Code 2
Open Circuit

a. Sensor cables are improperly connected to the test subject. Check connections.
b. Sensor cables are defective. Wiring in the cable has become separated. Repair or replace cables.

• Error Code 3
Short Circuit

a. Sensor cables are improperly connected to the test subject. Check connections.
b. Sensor cables are defective. Wiring in the cable has become shorted. Repair or replace cables.

• Error Code 4
Test Out of Range (or Resistance/Reactance Out of Range)

a. Measured resistance is less than 200 ohms or greater than 1500 ohms.
b. Measured reactance is greater than 300 ohms.
c. Phase angle is greater than 20 degrees.
d. Subject data and measurements combine for erroneous body composition results.
 
These range limits were determined statistically. While it is theoretically possible to have subjects whose measured results are outside these ranges, it is extremely unlikely.

This error generally occurs when the sensor pads, sensor cables, or analyzer is defective. Dirt, oil, lotion, hair, reuse, or date expiration may result in defective sensor pads. Sensor cables may become defective due to wear.

When this error is generated - first, verify test procedure; second, run test with new sensor pads; third, repair or replace sensor cables; fourth, contact Technical Support for service of the unit.
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