Force FX™-C Electrosurgical Generator


  • Front panel controls and indicators
  • Rear panel connections
  • Dual crest factor settings

Establishing communication links

  • Purpose
  • Terminal emulation software setup (HyperTerm/TeraTerm/PuTTY)
  • Commands
    • Selecting modes & power settings
    • Displaying internal data on computer
    • Changing default Coag modes
  • Special use options
    • Using more than one generator simultaneously
    • Simultaneous instrument usage


  • Definition of CUSA & CEM
  • Timeline of CUSA functionality
  • Activating the CEM power settings
  • CUSA handpieces and changeable nosecones
  • Maximum power settings
  • Internal component familiarization

Overview of block diagram and signal flows

  • Review of schematics (advanced)
  • Purpose of K2 & stepping relays

Complete generator teardown

  • “Nosecone” R&R
  • AC & DC power distribution
    • Automatic line voltage selection
    • Isolation transformer
  • Heat sink component verification
  • Temperature sensing thermistors
  • Removing the RF/Power Supply PCBA from chassis
  • R&R precautions
  • Component testing tips

Periodic safety checks

Required test equipment for calibration and PM

  • Test equipment recommendations
  • Construction of footswitching pencils and special cables

Calibration procedure

  • Entering the calibration mode
  • Saving calibration steps
  • Checking and adjusting all generator modes

Output characteristics

  • Thevenin’s maximum power transfer
  • Power curves & waveforms

Confirming outputs

  • Monopolar cut & coagulation
  • Bipolar
  • Checking low frequency leakage current and ground resistance

Output receptacles and REM source current

  • Chassis/earth leakage
  • High frequency leakage tests

Preventive maintenance

  • PM frequency – 6 months
  • Output check worksheet

Typical error messages and possible resolution

Troubleshooting tips techniques

  • Typical nurse calls
  • Right & left side faults
  • Front and rear panel error codes

Technical documentation

Support from Biomed Support Services

Review of supplemental reference materials

Fault isolation lab (inserted faults)

Review Quiz