To avoid introducing a safety hazard and possibly damaging the system, please ensure that an adequate and good-quality alternating current (AC) power source is available. Please refer to the ratings statement on the rear of the relevant Vicon-supplied PoE+ switch for guidance. Also ensure that any computers and peripheral devices are set to be electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.
When working with Vicon Vantage systems, observe these safety precautions:
- To prevent electric shock, plug all system components into properly grounded power sources. These cables must be equipped with three-prong plugs to ensure proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.
- Ensure nothing rests on the system cables and that cables are not located where they can be stepped on or tripped over.
- Do not spill food or liquids onto any electrical component of the system. If any component gets wet, immediately contact Vicon Motion Systems or your nearest agent or distributor for advice.
- Do not push any objects into the slots of any unit of the system. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out internal components.
- Keep all system components away from radiators and heat sources, and do not block cooling vents. Avoid placing loose papers beneath components. Do not place any components on closed-in units or on a bed, chair, etc.
- Replace fuses with the same type and rating for continued fire protection.
- Do not use outside, near water, in an environment exposed to anesthetic or other explosive gases, or in mobile applications.
- Use only hypoallergenic tape to affix Vicon markers to a subject's skin. Vicon supplies specially designed marker fixing tape; medical grade elastic strips are also suitable.
- Do not apply any products containing latex to the subject while using the Vicon system. Vicon products do not contain latex.
- Do not look directly at the source when a Near Infrared (NIR) or Infrared (IR) strobe unit is in operation and note the following warnings.
Although it is theoretically possible for a strobe single fault condition to fully on to occur when an operator's eyes are within 100 mm of the Light Emitting Diodes for longer than 17 seconds, the likelihood of any such failure resulting in an emission of light that exceeds the Maximum Permissible Exposure defined by standard EN 62471:2008 to infrared light is extremely unlikely in practice, due to the design of the product.
Under abnormal usage conditions, the Maximum Permissible Exposure defined by standard EN 62471:2008 to infrared light may be exceeded if your eyes are within 100 mm of the Light Emitting Diodes for longer than 400 seconds.