Place your Afinion™ AS100 Analyzer on a dry, clean, stable and horizontal surface. Make sure that the
Analyzer is located with sufficient surrounding airspace, at least 5 inches on each side. Acclimate the
Analyzer to ambient operating temperature (15-32°C, 59-89°F) before use.
The Analyzer might be impaired by:
• Condensing humidity and water
• Heat and large temperature variations
• Direct sunlight
• Vibrations (e.g. from centrifuges and dishwashers)
• Electromagnetic radiation (e.g. from mobile phones)
• Movement of the Analyzer during processing of a Test Cartridge
Connecting power supply
- Connect the power cable to the power cord adapter.
- Insert the plug from the power cord adapter into the power socket (Figure 4) in the back of the Analyzer.
- Plug in the power cord to a wall outlet.
Always use the correct supply voltage.The power supply voltage must match the information
quoted in the section “Technical specifications”, page 34.
1 Not in use
2 USB-A connectors for printer and/or barcode reader
3 RS-232 port for PC
4 Power input for power supply connection
Optional accessories, not provided with your Afinion™ AS100 Analyzer are:
• External barcode reader – for reading barcoded sample or operator identification.
• Printer – for optional print out of test results.
• PC – for data transfer to HIS or LIS systems.
For additional information regarding the recommended barcode reader, printer, and PC connection please
call 1-877-4-Afinion (1-877-423-4646) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See figure 4 for correct
connection of the external equipment.
Connecting the equipment should be done while the Analyzer is switched off.
How to switch ON the Analyzer
Switch on the Analyzer by pressing the ON/OFF button (Figure 1).
An automatic start-up procedure will be initiated. Please wait.
Do not open the lid manually.
The automatic start-up procedure will be initiated shortly after the Analyzer has been switched on.The
Analyzer's software version (X.XX) will appear in the upper left corner of the screen and a self-test will run
for approximately 4 minutes.The red light on the top of the Analyzer will turn on, indicating that the Analyzer
is busy. The Analyzer is ready for use when the start-up menu is displayed and the green indicator light turns on.
If the Analyzer fails during the start-up procedure, an information code will appear referring to a message
given in the “Information codes and troubleshooting”, page 29.
Before using your Afinion™ AS100 Analyzer you should set the configuration according to your needs.
To enter the configuration menu, do the following:
Entering configuration menu
The following items can be set from the configuration menu:
• Patient ID on/off
• Date and time
• Screen contrast, screen alignment and beeper volume
To set these items, please comply with the following instructions.
The default setting by the manufacturer is English. Other languages are available.
Select an item for configuration
(see following pages).
Touch the arrow in the window
to view other languages.
Scroll down until you find the
and return to the configuration
The patient identification (ID) function can be enabled or disabled.The patient ID function is enabled as a
default setting by the manufacturer.When the patient ID function is enabled (ON), the patient ID must be
entered for each Test Cartridge to be analyzed.
If the patient ID function is disabled (OFF), a run number will automatically replace the patient ID and be
displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.This numbering is reset every 24hrs; each day at 00:00h.
Disabling the patient ID function:
Enabling the patient ID function:
patient ID on/off option.
disable the patient ID
enable the patient ID function.