Wire Test Unit
The Wire Testing Unit (WTU) is used in conjunction with the MM5KV Kit purchased with the optional HV Red Wire and is used to easily test the continuity of electrosurgical cables used to connect the electrosurgical generator either to the active handpiece (e.g. laparoscopic instruments or forceps) or to the return electrode which completes the circuit between the generator and the patient. If the conductor is broken without damage to the cable’s jacket it can remain unseen and could be put into use for the electrosurgical operation causing the system to not properly function. By using the WTU you can test to ensure that the cables have continuity prior to actual usage in the operating room. This does not preclude the other tests that should be performed on these cables such as visually examining the cable for jacket damage including cracks, pinholes and abrasions and manually flexing the cable.
For use with the MM513 Kit
MMWIT-200A (includes red wire)
1/20/21: AAMI Introduced New Amendments to ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017/A2:2020
ANSI/AAMI ST79:2017, Comprehensive Guide to Steam Sterilization and Sterility Assurance in Healthcare Facilities
Amendment 2: Inspection of Insulated Instruments
Para: 8.2.1. a) Instrumentation intended for use with electric current should be tested for integrity each time it is processed in accordance with the instrument manufacturer’s written IFUs for inspection.