Beurer FT 70 Thermometer Instruction Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Beurer FT 70

Beurer Multi-function thermometer
Model: FT 70

Dear customer,
Thank you for choosing one of our products. Our name stands for high-quality, thoroughly tested products for applications in the areas of heat, gentle therapy, blood pressure/diagnosis, weight, massage and air.
Please read these instructions for use carefully and observe the information they contain.
With kind regards,
Your Beurer team

Included in delivery

  • Thermometer
  • 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries (LR03)
  • These instructions for use

Please read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them accessible to other users and observe the information they contain.

1.Signs and symbols
The following symbols appear in these instructions for use and on the device:

Signs and symbols

Notes
Safety notes

Warning:

  • To measure temperature, insert the sensor tip of the thermometer carefully into the ear.
  • Use of the thermometer on different persons can be inappropriate in the event of certain acute infectious diseases because of the possible spread of germs despite cleaning and disinfection. If you have any doubts, please consult your doctor.

Notes on handling batteries

  • If your skin or eyes come into contact with battery fluid, flush out the affected areas with water and seek medical assistance.
  • Choking hazard! Small children may swallow and choke on batteries. Store the batteries out of the reach of small children.
  • Observe the plus (+) and minus (-) polarity signs.
  • If a battery has leaked, put on protective gloves and clean the battery compartment with a dry cloth.
  • Protect the batteries from excessive heat.
  • Risk of explosion! Never throw batteries into a fire.
  • Do not charge or short-circuit batteries.
  • If the device is not to be used for a long period, take the batteries out of the battery compartment.
  • Use identical or equivalent battery types only.
  • Always replace all batteries at the same time.
  • Do not use rechargeable batteries.
  • Do not disassemble, split or crush the batteries.

General notes

  • Please read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them accessible to other users and observe the information they contain.
  • This thermometer is a sensitive electronic device. Handle it with care and do not subject it to any mechanical impacts.
  • Do not expose the device to direct sunlight.
  • Check before each use that the lens is intact. If it is damaged, please contact your retailer or the service address.
  • The thermometer is NOT waterproof. For this reason, direct contact with water or other liquids should be avoided.
  • The FT70 thermometer is only designed for the measuring area on the human body stated in the instructions for use.
  • The device is only intended for the purpose stated in these instructions for use.
  • After each use, clean the measuring tip with a soft cloth moistened with disinfectant.
  • The thermometer has been designed for practical use, but is not a substitute for a visit to the doctor.
  • Before each repair query, first check the batteries and replace them if necessary.
  • Repairs must only be carried out by authorised service centres, otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
  • This device complies with the EU Directive 93/42/EC concerning medical products, the Medizinproduktegesetz (German Medical Devices Act), the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) E 1965 – 98 and the European Standard EN 12470-5: Clinical thermometers – Part 5: Requirements for infrared ear thermometers (with maximum device) the standard ISO 80601-2-56 and the European Standard EN 60601-1-2, and is subject to particular precautions with regard to electromagnetic compatibility. Please note that portable and mobile HF communication systems may interfere with this unit. More details can be requested from the stated Customer Service address or found at the end of the instructions for use.
  • If you should have any questions about using our devices, please contact either your retailer or customer services.

3. Unit description

Overview

Overview
  1. Forehead/cover cap
  2. Forehead thermometer mode button Stirn Forehead
  3. Ear thermometer mode/on button Ohr Ear / Power
  4. LED (red) (high temperature alarm)
  5. LED (green)
Rear View

6.LCD
7.Sensor tip with lens (cover cap removed)
8.Memory button
9.Set button
10.Speaker
11.Battery compartment lid

Display

12.Date
13.Time
14.Measurement mode (“Ear”, “Forehead”, “Object”)
15.Speaker symbol
16.Battery warning symbol
17.Measurement display
18.“Memory” symbol and storage space number
19.“Measurement in progress” symbol
20.Unit of measurement (°C or °F)

4. Initial use
The batteries are already inserted in all new devices. Before first use, remove the protruding plastic insulating strip from the battery compartment. The thermometer will then switch on automatically.

5. Setting the device
Set the language, volume, the unit in which the temperature will be displayed, the date and the time

Setting the device

Press the POWER button for 1 second to switch the thermometer on. The device performs a brief self test: all elements of the display are shown for approx. 1 second. Following a successful self test, the device emits two short beeps. In Standby mode, the date and time are shown and “” is displayed.

When the thermometer is used for the first time and each time the batteries are changed, the date and time are displayed in the format 1-1 00:00 during the basic set-up (after the self test). Set each of the following settings in turn: language, volume, unit in which the temperature will be displayed, date and time. To set the device, proceed in stages: Language (L01 – German, L02 – English, L03 – French, L04 – Italian, L05 – Russian, L06 – Turkish), Volume (U01 – lowest setting, U06 – highest setting), Unit – year – month – day – hours – minutes (there is no voice output when setting date and time).

  • Press the S button for approx. three seconds in order to reach Set mode. The setting to be changed will flash each time.
  • Press the M button again to save the setting or
  • press the S button to change the setting.
  • Then press the M button to save the setting.

After this process, the thermometer shows the word OFF in the display and switches off automatically.

Turning volume on and off again
Turn the device on and the speaker symbol [15] shows whether the voice function is on or off. Press the Set S button to turn the voice function on and off. When you turn the voice function on, a short beep sounds (speaker symbol visible = voice function on; speaker symbol not visible = voice function off).

6. What you should know about using this thermometer
There are different thermometers for taking temperature measurements in different parts of the body:

  • Ear/forehead thermometer (this thermometer, for measuring in the ear or on the forehead area)
  • Rod thermometer (for rectal [in the back passage], axillary [under the arm] or oral measurement [in the mouth])

Taking the temperature gives a measurement that provides information about a person’s current body temperature. If you are uncertain about interpreting the results or if the value is abnormal, please consult your doctor. This also applies in the case of slight temperature changes if there are other symptoms of illness such as agitation, severe sweating, flushed skin, fast pulse rate, tendency to collapse, etc.

Temperatures measured with different thermometers cannot be compared with one another. You should therefore tell your doctor (or bear in mind if you are diagnosing yourself) what thermometer you used to take your temperature and in what part of the body.

The temperature of a healthy person is influenced by various factors: individual metabolic rate, which depends on the person, age (body temperature of infants and small children is higher and decreases as they age). Greater temperature fluctuations occur faster and more often in children, e.g. due to growth spurts), their clothing, the ambient temperature, the time of day (body temperature is lower in the morning and increases throughout the day towards evening), the preceding physical and, to a lesser extent, mental activity.

The temperature varies depending on the part of the body where the measurement is taken. The difference can be between 0.4 °F (0.2 °C) and 1.8 °F (1 °C) for a healthy person. The normal temperature ranges are as follows:

  • on the forehead: 96.4 °F – 99.7 °F (35.8 °C – 37.6 °C), with a forehead thermometer,
  • in the ear: 96.8 °F – 100 °F (36.0 °C – 37.8 °C), with an ear thermometer,
  • in the back passage: 97.3 °F – 100 °F (36.3 °C – 37.8 °C), with a conventional thermometer,
  • in the mouth: 96.8 °F – 99.3 °F (36.0 °C – 37.4 °C), with a conventional thermometer.

In order to track temperature change, always take the measurements in the same part of the body.

7. Measuring
Before each use, please check that the lens is intact. If it is damaged, please contact your retailer or the service address. Bear in mind that the thermometer needs to have been in the room in which the measurement is taken for at least 30 minutes before use.

Measuring body temperature in the ear

  • Some people produce different readings in their left and right ear. In order to record temperature changes, always measure a person’s temperature in the same ear.
  • The ear thermometer may be used by children only under adult supervision. Measurement is usually possible over the age of 6 months. In infants under 6 months, the ear canal is still very narrow so the temperature of the eardrum often cannot be recorded and the result displayed is often too low. • The measurement must not be taken in an ear affected by inflammatory diseases (e.g. discharging pus or secretion), after possible ear injuries (e.g. eardrum damage) or in the healing period after operative procedures. In all of these cases, please consult your doctor.
  • Use of the thermometer on different persons can be inappropriate in the event of certain acute infectious diseases because of the possible spread of germs despite cleaning and disinfection. If you have any doubts, please consult your doctor.
  • This thermometer may only be used without a disposable protective cover.
  • If you have been lying on one ear for some time, the temperature is slightly raised. Wait a little while or measurein the other ear.
  • As ear wax can affect the measurement, you should clean the ear before measuring if necessary.
  • Press the POWER button for 1 second to switch the thermometer on. Following a successful self test, the device emits two short beeps.
  • Remove the cap by gently pushing it up (1) and then pulling it off for wards (2).
POWER

Make sure that the sensor tip and also the ear canal are clean.
As the ear canal is slightly curved, you have to pull the ear slightly up and backwards
before inserting the sensor tip. This is important so that the sensor tip can be pointed
directly at the eardrum.

  • Insert the sensor tip carefully and press the POWER button for 1 second.
  • Release the POWER button. The end of the measuring time is signalled with a short beep and the measured value appears on the display.
appears

If the measured value is within the normal range (< 100.4 °F/38 °C), the green LED lights up for 3 seconds. If the measured value is higher (≥ 100.4 °F/38 °C, high temperature), the red LED is illuminated.

Measuring body temperature on the forehead

Please note that the forehead/temples must be free from sweat and cosmetics and that taking vasoconstriction medication and skin irritations can distort the result when measuring temperature on the forehead.

  • Press the POWER button for 1 second to switch the thermometer on. Following a successful self test, the device emits two short beeps.
  • Place the measuring head with the forehead/cover cap fitted on the temples, hold down the Forehead button and move the thermometer smoothly over the forehead to the other temple.
  • Then release the Forehead button. The end of the measuring time is signalled with a short beep and the measured value appears on the display.
Measuring body temperature

If the measured value is within the normal range (< 100.4 °F/38 °C), the green LED lights up for 3 seconds. If the measured value is higher (≥ 100.4 °F/38 °C, high temperature), the red LED is illuminated.

Measuring surface temperature

  • Press the POWER button for 1 second to switch the thermometer on. Following a successful self test, the device emits two short beeps.
  • Then press the M and POWER buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to switch to the Object temperature mode. The SCAN symbol appears in the display.
  • Press POWER and hold the button or Forehead and point the sensor tip towards the object or liquid to be measured (never immerse in liquids), maintaining a distance of 3 cm.
  • Release the POWER button or Forehead. The end of the measuring time is signalled with a short beep and the measured value appears on the display.

Please note that the displayed temperature is the measured and not the adapted surface temperature. It is not the same as the forehead/ear temperature.

To switch back to the Ear/Forehead thermometer mode, press the M and POWER buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds until the SCAN symbol disappears and there is a short beep. By switching the thermometer off and on again, it automatically exits the Object temperature mode.

temperature mode

The temperature last measured, i.e. only the last value of a series of measurements, is automatically stored as soon as the thermometer switches itself off or is switched off. There are 10 storage spaces available for this.

To switch the thermometer off, press the POWER and Stirn Forehead buttons simultaneously for approx. three seconds.
If you do not take any further measurements, the thermometer switches itself off automatically after approx. one minute after the measured values have been displayed

To call up the saved values, switch the thermometer on and press the M button.
The date, time, storage space number, the measurement mode symbol and the temperature are displayed in turn. Storage space number and measurement are announced. Browse through the stored measurements by pressing the M button repeatedly.

values

8. Changing the batteries

When the batteries get weak, the battery warning BATTERY symbol appears . It is still possible to measure temperature. The batteries must be replaced. When the BATTERY symbol flashes and LO appears in the display, the batteries must be replaced. If the batteries are too flat, then the thermometer will switch off automatically.

Note:

  • When changing the batteries, use batteries of the same type, make and capacity.
  • Always replace all batteries at the same time.
  • Do not use rechargeable batteries.
  • Use batteries free from heavy metals.

1. Loosen the screw on the battery compartment lid and pull the lid off downwards.
2. Remove the used batteries and insert two new batteries in the direction indicated.
3. Close the battery compartment lid and screw it back on.
Dispose of used batteries in accordance with the applicable legal regulations. Never dispose of batteries in the normal household waste.

Changing the batteries

9. Storage and maintenance

  • Clean the sensor tip after each use. Use a clean cloth or cotton bud that can be moistened with disinfectant, alcohol or warm water.
  • To clean the entire device, please use a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild soapy solution.
  • Do not use any harsh cleaning products.
  • Always store the thermometer with the forehead/cover cap on.
  • If prolonged storage is intended, you should remove the battery.
  • The device must not be stored or used at an excessively high or low temperature or humidity (see technical data), in sunlight, in association with an electrical current or in dusty locations. Otherwise inaccuracies can occur.

10. Disposal

The empty, completely flat batteries must be disposed of through specially designated collection boxes, recycling points or electronics retailers. You are legally required to dispose of the batteries.

The codes below are printed on batteries containing harmful substances:
Pb = Battery contains lead,
Cd = Battery contains cadmium,
Hg = Battery contains mercury.

Disposal

For environmental reasons, do not dispose of the device in the household waste at the end of its useful life.
Dispose of the unit at a suitable local collection or recycling point. Dispose of the device in accordance with EC Directive – WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). If you have any questions, please contact the local authorities responsible for waste disposal.

11. Technical data
Note: If the device is used other than in accordance with the specifications, perfect functioning cannot be guaranteed! We reserve the right to make technical changes to improve and develop the product.
The accuracy of this thermometer has been carefully checked and developed with regard to a long useful life.
If using the device for commercial medical purposes, it must be regularly tested for accuracy by appropriate means. Precise instructions for checking accuracy may be requested from the service address.

Technical data

12. Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

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