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How to Use the ADC 6012 Semi-Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

Continuing a tradition of quality, the 6012 Semi-Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor from American Diagnostic Corporation features measurements for pulse, systolic, and diastolic pressure. Compact and easy to use, the unit is manually inflated and self adjusting to provide convenient and accurate monitoring.


How to set up and use the ADC 6012 Semi-Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

  1. Open the battery cover from the bottom of the unit and insert 4 ""AA"" batteries.
  2. Close the battery cover and ensure the battery warning does not display.
  3. Hold the On/Off button to test all display elements.
  4. Insert the cuff tube into the opening on the side of the unit.
  5. Remove clothing from the upper arm and sit in a relaxed position.
  6. Use the same arm and same time of day for repeated testing accuracy.
  7. Position the cuff over the upper arm so that the tube points toward the lower arm.
  8. Ensure the white bar on the cuff is directly over the brachial artery.
  9. Draw the cuff to tighten and secure the hook-and-loop closure.
  10. Press the On/Off button to and wait for a short tone and blinking ""0.""
  11. Use the bulb to inflate the cuff to at least 16-180 mmHg as read on the display.
  12. Allow the unit to automatically deflate until readings are displayed.


How to Troubleshoot the ADC 6012 Semi-Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

  1. If the up-arrow displays while testing, use the bulb to inflate the cuff further.
  2. If ""Hi"" displays, manually deflate the cuff as it is over-inflated.
  3. If ""Er 1"" displays, the systolic pressure was determined but the cuff pressure fell below 20 mmHg. Check the tube to make sure it is plugged in and retest.
  4. If ""Er 2"" displays, the cuff pressure dropped below 20 mmHg with no measurement. Check the release vale and retest.
  5. If the display remains blank check the batteries and positioning.
  6. If the pressure does not rise while using the inflation bulb, check the tube connection.



  1. Always remain still for a short time before, and during testing to ensure accurate readings.
  2. Rest the arm on a chair-arm, desk, or table during testing to normalize pressure.
  3. Manually record readings by citing the date, time, systolic, diastolic, and pulse.