Figure 1-2. Electrosurgical apparatus wands.
The 711-SW switching handle may be used in the monoterminal and monopolar
techniques only. You may use the non-switching handles and surgical sets in all
of the above configurations. They require the 790-4 foot switch.
a. Power. Plug the line cord into a suitable 3-prong grounded alternating current
(ac) power receptacle of the proper voltage and frequency. Primarily you will use a 110
volts alternating current (vac) unit; however, 220vac models are available.
(1) For desiccation and fulguration with monoterminal current, plug the cord tip
of the electrode handle into either the LOW or HIGH outlet, depending on the power
(2) BIPOLAR outlets are used for bipolar (bi-active or bi-terminal) techniques
only with both tips plugged into the two BIPOLAR outlets.
(3) When employing an indifferent plate in conjunction with a single active
electrode, the indifferent plate electrode (Birtcher 706) is plugged into one of the BIPOLAR
outlets with the tip for the single electrode handle plugged into the other. Bipolar forceps
also utilize the BIPOLAR outlets.