Overview

The Hindle Health System (HHS) is a powerful, user friendly, standard feature that tests and reports on EPIC Series Console 2.0’s operational health. Some portions of the HHS continuously run in the background; other parts require user intervention. Third-party devices, such as battery chargers, that can communicate a digital or analog signal for alarm or value can also be integrated into the Hindle Health System.

Components

The Hindle Health System consists of four major components. The details of each are shown by clicking on the toggles below:

Self-Diagnostics
EPIC Series Console 2.0 microprocessors continuously run utilities that check hardware component operation including: memory, communications interfaces, parameters, and discrete devices such as relays. This is done to ensure that the console is maintaining battery temperature and that its hardware will be able to continue to do so. Any errors detected are reported immediately by alarms and/or status updates. The utilities provide possible causes and proposed solutions to resolve issues found.
Hindle Health Button
When pressed, the Hindle Health System will guide you to:
  • review results that self-diagnostics has collected.
  • check console equipment that self-diagnostics cannot.

    It is recommended that users run HHS-guided tests once per quarter. The Hindle Health tests will be described later in this Section.
Hindle Health LED Indicators
Hindle Health LED Indicators are at the bottom of the front panel overlay.
  • GREEN LED, when lit, indicates the EPIC Series Console 2.0 is healthy with no faults or alarms.
  • RED LED, when lit, indicates the EPIC Series Console 2.0 or a connected device (charger or third-party device) has an issue. Urgency of action required depends upon if it is:
    • Blinking – A critical failure has occurred for the EPIC Series Console 2.0. Immediate action is required. You will need to immediately replace the Control Board as the microprocessor that drives the display and front panel controls has failed. In this case, the console’s LCD display may be blank, frozen, or displaying corrupted data.
    • Steady – A non-critical alarm has occurred for the EPIC Series Console 2.0, or any alarm has occurred for a connected device (charger, or third-party device that can communicate a digital or analog signal for alarm or value). A non-critical EPIC Series Console 2.0 alarm requires action but does not need to be resolved immediately. In most cases for the EPIC Console, the LCD display will operate and be able to report the issue and give instructions on how to resolve it. If the alarm is for a connected device, you will need to troubleshoot at that device directly to determine its criticality.
Hindle Health Screens
Hindle Health System screens, described in detail in the following pages, allow you to test the EPIC Series Console 2.0 to ensure it is maintaining battery temperature and proper ventilation. You can monitor the condition and/or operation of: indicators filters fans installed HVAC battery temperature history

Step-by-step guidance is provided through the testing process. To start the Hindle Health System, press the [HH] Button.