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ZERO GRAVITY TOILET Passengers are required to read instruction before use

1. The toilet is of the standard Zero-gravity type. Depending on
requirements, system A and/or system B can be used, details of which
are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating system A,
depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed
thorough the slot immediately underneath. When you have fastened the
adhesive lib, attach to connection marked by the large “X” outlet hose.
Twist the silver coloured ring one inch below the connection point
until you feel it lock.

2. The toilet is now ready for use. The Sonovac cleanser is activated by
the small switch on the lip. When securing, twist the ring back to its
initial condition, so that the two orange lines meet. Disconnect.
Place the dalkron eliminator in the vacuum receptacle to the rear.
Activate by pressing the blue button.

3. The controls for system B are located on the opposite wall. The red
release switch places the uroliminor into position; It can be adjusted
manually up or down by pressing the blue manual release button The
opening is self adjusting. To secure after use press the green button
which simultaneously activates the evaporator and returns the
uroliminator to its storage position.

4. You man leave the lavatory if the green exit light is on over the door.
If the red light is illuminated, one of the lavatory facilities is not
properly secured. Press the “stewardess” call button to the right of
the door. She will secure all facilities from her control panel
outside. When green exit light go on, you may open the door and leave.
Please close the door behind you.

5. To use the Sonoshower, first undress and place all your clot hes in the
clothes rack, Enter the shower. On the control panel to your upper
right upon entering you will see a “Shower seal” button. Press to
activate. A green light will then be illuminated immediately below.
On the intensity knob,select the desired setting. Now depress the
Sonovac activation lever. Bath normally.

6. The sonovac will automatically go off after threw minutes unless you
activate the “Manual off” over-ride switch by flipping it up. When you
are ready to leave, press the blue “Shower seal” release button. The
door will open and you may leave. Please remove the velcro slippers
and place them in their container.

7. If the red light above this panel is on, the toilet is in use. When
the green light is illuminated you may enter. However, you must
carefully follow all instruction when using the facilities during
coasting (Zero G) flight. Inside there are three facilities: (1) The
Sonowasher, (2) The Sonoshower, (3) The Toilet. All three are designed
to be used under weightless conditions. Please observe the sequence of
operations for each individual facility.

8. Two modes for washing your face and hands are available, The “moist-
towel” mode and the “Sonovac” ultrasonic cleaner mode. You may select
either mode by moving the appropriate lever to the “Activate” position.
If you choose the “moist-towel” mode, depress the indicated yellow
button and withdraw item. When you have finished, discard the towel in
the vacuum dispenser, holding the indicated lever in an “active”
position until the green light goes on…showering that the rollers
have passed the towel completely into the dispenser. If you desire and
additional towel, press the yellow button and repeat the cycle.

9. If you prefer the “Sonovac” ultrasonic cleaning mode, depress the
indicated blue button. When the twin panels open, pull forward by
rings A and B. For cleaning the hands, use in this position. Set the
timer to positions 10, 20, 30, and 40…indicative of the number of
seconds required. The knob to the left, just below the blue light has
three settings, low medium or high. For normal use, the medium setting
is suggested.

10. After these settings have been made, you can activate the device by
switching to the “ON” position the clearly marked red switch. If,
during the washing operation, you wish to change the settings, place
the “manual off” over-ride switch in the “OFF” position. You may now
make the change and repeat the cycle.

From 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY by Arthur C. Clarke

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