Omron MC-246 GentleTemp Thermometer Instruction Manual

Omron MC-246 GentleTemp Thermometer
DIGITAL THERMOMETER

DIGITAL THERMOMETER
Model MC-246

Thank you for purchasing Omron Digital Thermometer.
The thermometer you purchased offers a safe, accurate and quick temperature reading. You can measure your temperature through oral, rectal or underarm. This thermometer eliminates any worries about broken glass or mercury hazards. Note that your temperature is affected by smoking, eating or drinking. Thoroughly read this instruction manual before using your OMRON MC-246 Digital Thermometer. We recommend that you practice taking your temperature with the thermometer. In this way you will gain confidence in your technique when using the thermometer. Contact your doctor if you have any questions regarding specific temperatures.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES
To assure the correct use of the product basic safety, measures should always be followed including the precautions listed below.

WARNING

  • A high or prolonged fever requires medical attention, especially for young children. Please contact your doctor.
  • Carefully read and follow the enclosed instructions to ensure accurate temperature readings. Note that temperature readings are affected by many factors including physical exertion, the drinking of hot or cold beverages before measurement, as well as measuring technique.
  • Please keep still during measurement.
  • The use of temperature readings for self-diagnosis is dangerous. Consult with your doctor for the interpretation of results. Self-diagnosis may lead to the worsening of existing disease conditions.
  • This thermometer is used for taking temperatures through oral, rectal or underarm. Do not attempt to take temperatures at other sites, such as in the ear, as it may result in false readings and may lead to injury.
  • Store the thermometer out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to take their temperatures unattended. Children may injure themselves when attempting to take temperatures without supervision.
  • Do not leave the battery, battery cover or probe cover where children can get to them. Children may swallow them. Should a child swallow the battery, battery cover or probe cover, contact a doctor immediately.
  • Do not attempt measurements when the thermometer is wet as inaccurate readings may result.

CAUTION

  • Do not bite on the thermometer. Doing so may lead to breakage and/or injury.
  • Do not share the thermometer among individuals.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the thermometer. Doing so may result in inaccurate readings.
  • Do not attempt to incinerate the battery. It may burst.
  • Pay attention to polarity (+ –) when replacing the battery. Failure to do so may lead to fluid leakage, heat generation or bursting, resulting in damage to the unit.
  • Remove the battery when the thermometer will not be used for 3 months or more. Failure to do so may lead to fluid leakage, heat generation or bursting, resulting in damage to the unit.
  • Do not use mobile phones near the thermometer.
  • Do not use the thermometer in places where strong static electricity or electromagnetic fields are present. Doing so may lead to inaccurate readings and may contribute to instrument failure.
  • Do not force the thermometer into the rectum. Stop insertion and abort the measurement when pain is present. Failure to do so may lead to injury.
  • Do not attempt rectal measurements on persons with rectal disorders. Doing so may aggravate or worsen the disorder.
  • Do not step on the unit or the hard case.
  • Do not attempt to disinfect the sensing section of the thermometer by immersing in alcohol or in hot water (water over 50°C).
  • Failure to use a probe cover may lead to bacteria and viral infection.

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  • Do not use the thermometer to measure anything other than human body temperatures.
  • Do not drop the thermometer and protective case or expose them to shock or vibration.
  • Do not store the thermometer in the protective case when it is damp. Wipe it off with a dry cloth first.
  • Avoid taking the temperature until after 30 minutes has lapsed after exercise, bathing or eating/drinking.

SWITCHING BETWEEN FAHRENHEIT/CENTIGRADE (CELSIUS)

Press the POWER button for 7 seconds until a beep is emitted. The display will change to the other measurement scale at the time when the beep sounds.

SWITCHING
measurement scale

RECTAL USE:
Always use a probe cover when taking rectal measurements.

  • Commonly used for young children when it is difficult to take an oral or underarm temperature.
  • Lubricate with a water-soluble gel. Do not use petroleum jelly.
  • Gently insert the probe tip no more than 1.3 cm into the rectum. Do not force the tip into the rectum if resistance is encountered.
  • Disinfect the thermometer after use.

UNDERARM (AXILLARY) USE:

UNDERARM (AXILLARY) USE
  • Place the probe tip in the center of the armpit.
center of the armpit
  • Lock the probe tip under the arm, using the arm to slightly apply pressure inwards.
Lock the probe
  • In the case of infants and very young children, gently hold the
    arm to prevent movement.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Battery: Alkaline-Manganese Button Battery LR41 (available commercially)

Battery Replacement Indicator
Replace the battery when the battery replacement indicator appears when the thermometer is switched on.

  1. Use a coin to take off the battery cover.
battery cover

2. Remove the battery.

Remove the battery

3. Insert the new battery with the “+” pole facing up as shown in the diagram.

Insert the new battery

4. Use a coin to replace the battery cover.

Use a coin to replace

NOTES:

  • The thermometer comes fitted with a battery for testing purposes. This battery may not provide the same amount of battery life as a new battery.
  • Consult your local authorities and follow their instructions for the disposal of batteries and/or the thermometer.
  • Do not loose the O-ring around the battery cover. Water-resistant will fail and can lead to misreading and failure of the unit.
O-ring

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE

If possible, a full probe cover covering all sections should be used. Replace the probe cover with a new one after each use. Probe covers are included with the thermometer, place a probe cover carefully over the tip.

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE

1.Press the button.
A default temperature 37.0°C (98.6°F) is shown up on display.
NOTE: When a temperature other than 37.0°C (98.6°F) is displayed, please refer to the
“TROUBLESHOOTING” section for details to correct the problem.

2. Apply the thermometer to the measurement site.
Use the oral, rectal or underarm site for measurement.
NOTE: Even if the “L” indicator fails to display (when only the temperature is displayed), this is not an error. So the temperature may be taken as is.

3. When the reading is ready, the thermometer will emit a () sound three times. Remove the thermometer from the measurement site and read the result.

BUZZER NOTIFICATION TIMING

Oral : approx. 80 seconds
Rectal : approx. 60 seconds
Underarm : approx. 2 minutes

NOTES:

  • The buzzer notification timing is based on an environmental temperature of 23 degrees without the probe cover.
  • There will be individual differences in the measurement results.

4. Turn off the thermometer and store it in the protective case.

NOTES:

  • The reading will automatically be stored in memory.
  • Although the thermometer will automatically switch itself off 30 minutes after use or after 3 minutes when it has not been used; it should be turned off manually to conserve the battery.

DISPLAYING THE LAST TEMPERATURE
Press the POWER button to display the temperature that was measured most recently. For details, please refer to the “TAKING THE TEMPERATURE” section.

CORRECT MEASUREMENT
Measurement accuracy cannot be assured when the method used to measure the temperature is incorrect.
ORAL USE (for ages 4 and older):
The mouth should remain closed up to 5 minutes before attempting a reading.

  • Place the thermometer in the mouth under the tongue so that it rests to the left or right of the root of the tongue.
  • Use downward tongue pressure to hold the thermometer in place.
  • Hold the thermometer to keep it from sliding around in the mouth.
ORAL USE
ERROR DISPLAYS

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Keep the thermometer clean.

• Do not use strong jets of water to clean the thermometer or leave it immersed in water for long periods of time.
• Wipe the thermometer with a soft clean cloth.
• When using alcohol to clean the thermometer, make sure that it does not come into contact with the indicator section.
• For stubborn stains, wipe the thermometer with a cloth that has been dampened with water or a neutral detergent solution and then wring thoroughly. Finish by wiping with a soft dry cloth.
• Observe the following to prevent damage to the thermometer.
– Do not use benzene, thinner, gasoline or other strong solvents to clean the thermometer.
– Do not soak the sensing section in alcohol for long periods of time or attempt to sterilize it using hot water (water at a temperature of 50°C (122°F) or higher).
– Do not use ultrasonic washing to clean the thermometer.

Store the thermometer in its protective case.

• Do not store the thermometer in the following types of places. Doing so may damage the thermometer.
– Wet locations.
– Locations with high heat and humidity or those that are exposed to direct sunlight. Areas close to heating equipment, dusty locations, or environments where there are high salt concentrations in the air.
– Locations where the unit will be subjected to leaning,shock or vibration.
– Pharmaceutical storage areas or locations where corrosive gases are present.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

The specifications may be changed without prior notice.
This OMRON product is produced under the strict quality system of OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd., Japan.

Read the instruction in this manual carefully.

This device fulfills the provisions of the EC directive 93/42/EEC (Medical Device Directive) and the European Standard EN12470-3:2000, Clinical thermometers – Part 3: Performance of compact electrical thermometers (nonpredictive and predictive) with maximum device.

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Omron MC-720 Thermometer Instruction Manual

Omron MC-720 Thermometer

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Forehead Thermometer

Forehead Thermometer
Model: MC-720

Thank you very much for purchasing the Forehead Thermometer. Be sure to read this Instruction Manual thoroughly before use. Keep this Instruction Manual at hand for future reference.

Thank you for purchasing the OMRON Forehead Thermometer MC-720.

Intended Use:
The OMRON Forehead Thermometer MC-720 offers safe, comfortable and quick temperature measurement from the forehead. It is mainly designed for household use.

Please read this instruction manual thoroughly before using this unit. Please keep for future reference. For specific information about your own temperature, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

Important Safety Information

To assure correct use of the product, basic safety measures should always be followed, including the precautions listed below.

Warning: The following situations are potentially hazardous and, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

  • Conducting self-diagnosis based on the measurement results and/or treatment can be dangerous. Please follow the instructions of your doctor. Self-diagnosis may worsen the symptoms.
  • A high or prolonged fever requires medical attention, especially for young children. Please contact your doctor.
  • Keep the unit out of children’s reach.
  • If a child swallows the battery, immediately consult with a doctor.
  • Do not throw batteries into a fire. The battery may explode.
  • Remove the battery when the unit will not be used for three months or more. Failure to do so may lead to fluid leakage, heat generation or bursting, resulting in damage to the unit.
  • Do not use the unit to measure any item with a temperature higher than 80.0°C (176.0°F).

General Precautions

  • Do not apply a strong shock to, drop, step on, or vibrate the main unit.
  • Do not use a mobile phone near the unit.
  • The main unit is not waterproof. Be careful when handling this unit so that no liquid (alcohol, water, or hot water) will get into the main unit. When the unit is wet with vapor, wait until it dries or wipe it lightly with a soft dry cloth.
  • Do not disassemble, repair, or modify the unit.
  • When the probe lens becomes dirty, wipe it lightly with a soft dry cloth or a cotton swab. Do not wipe the probe lens with tissue paper or a paper towel. For details, refer to section 4.3.
  • If there is any temperature difference between the places where the unit is stored and where you are going to measure, leave the unit in the room where you are going to use it for more than 30 minutes to allow it to reach room temperature first, then measure.

1.Overview

Main unit
Display

2. Preparation

2.1 Removing the Insulating Tape
When using the unit for the first time, pull the insulating tape out of the battery compartment.

The unit is turned on and after 1 minute the room temperature
appears on the display.

Removing the Insulating Tape

Notes:
• The room temperature remains on the display even after the unit turns off.
• Place the unit on a level surface, in a place that is at room temperature (away from direct sunlight or air conditioning, etc.).

2.2 Switching between °C and °F
This unit is set in °C as default.

  1. While the room temperature is displayed, press and hold the START button.
  2. While holding it down, press and hold the ON/MEM button until °F appears on the display with two beeps.
Switching between

Notes:

• To select °C mode again, start from step1.
• When the unit is switched between °C and °F, all the readings stored in the memory are deleted.

2. Preparation

2.3 Setting the Buzzer
The buzzer is activated by default, but can be deactivated.
Note: The buzzer is only available in forehead measurement mode.

  1. Press the ON/MEM button to turn on the unit.
  2. Press and hold the ON/MEM button for 3 seconds.

The ” Buzzer ” icon flashes on the display.

Setting the Buzzer

3. Release the ON/MEM button.

The ” Buzzer ” icon remains lit and the buzzer is deactivated.

Release the ON

Notes:

  • • If the ON/MEM button is pressed down for more than 5 seconds after the ” Buzzer ” icon starts flashing, the unit turns off without deactivating the buzzer.
  • • To activate the buzzer again, start from step1.

3. Using the Unit

3.1 Taking a Reading
Forehead Measurement Mode

This mode displays the oral-equivalent value of the measured forehead temperature.
Always make sure the probe lens is clean and undamaged, and the forehead is clean with no sweat, cosmetics, scars, etc.
Prior to measurement, ensure that the patient has not taken a bath or exercised within the last 30 minutes, and has remained in a stable environment for at least 5 minutes. It is recommended to perform measurement three times. If the three measurements are different, select the highest temperature.

  1. Pull off the probe lens cap to remove it.
  2. Press the ON/MEM button.

All indicators appear on the display for 1 second. Then the display shown on the far right appears with two beeps.

Press the ON

3. Hold the unit with the probe lens 1 to 3 cm away from the center of the forehead.
Notes:

  • Holding the unit too long in the hand may cause a higher ambient temperature reading of the probe. This could make the body temperature measurement lower than usual.
  • Keep still during measurement.
Hold the unit

4. Press the START button.

The measurement is complete in 1 second with a long beep.

Press the START button

5. Move the unit away from the forehead and check the measurement result.
The display lights up for 5 seconds.

Move the unit away

Notes:

  • If the result is higher than 42.2°C (108.0°F), “Hi” appears on the display. If the result is lower than 34.0°C (93.2°F), “Lo” appears on the display.
  • You can take another measurement after the display light turns off with two beeps. Make sure the ” ” icon remains lit.
  • After the second measurement, the first measurement is displayed in the top right corner, while the second is displayed in the center.

6. Press and hold the ON/MEM button until “OFF” appears on the display to turn off the unit.
The unit stores the measurement in memory, then turns off with the room temperature on the display. The unit also turns off automatically if no operation is performed for 1 minute.

Surface Measurement Mode
Surface measurement mode shows the actual and unadjusted surface temperature of an object, which is different from the body temperature. This mode can help you determine if the object temperature is suitable for a patient or baby (such as baby milk). The unit is set to forehead measurement mode as default. Follow the steps below to switch to surface measurement mode.

  1. Press the ON/MEM button to turn on the unit.
  2. Press and hold the ON/MEM button. While holding it down, press the START button.
    The ” SCAN ” icon appears on the display.
Press and hold the ON

3. Move the unit close to the object and press the START button.
It measures continuously until the START button is released.

Move the unit

Notes:

  • Move the probe lens as close to the object as possible when using in surface measurement mode (1 cm apart is recommended). Do not apply the probe lens to the object directly.Surface measurement mode shows the surface result. The surface and internal temperature may be different. Make sure it is safe when measuring an object with extremely high or low temperature.
  • The display does not light up and the buzzer is off when using this mode.
  • To switch to forehead measurement mode, go back to step 2 and make sure the icon changes to the icon.
  • The unit automatically turns off if no operation is performed for 1 minute with the room temperature on the display. To manually turn off the unit, you can press and hold the ON/MEM button until “OFF” appears on the display.
  • Surface measurement mode is not intended for body temperature measurement or medical use.

3.2 Using the Memory Function
This unit automatically stores the last 25 measurement results (excluding Hi/Lo results).
Notes:

  • If the memory is full, the unit will delete the oldest reading.
  • When the unit is switched between °C and °F, all the readings stored in the memory are deleted.
  1. Press the ON/MEM button to turn on the unit.
  2. Press the ON/MEM button again.
    The memory number appears on the display
Press the ON

3. Release the ON/MEM button.
The most recent result appears on the display.
Press the ON/MEM button repeatedly to view the older results.

MEM button

4. Press and hold the ON/MEM button until “OFF” appears on the display to
turn off the unit.

The unit turns off with the room temperature on the display.

4. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
4.1 The Icons and Error Messages

Troubleshooting
Maintenance

4.2 Questions and Answers

  1. The temperature indicated is rather high.
  • The unit has been stored in a cold room. When the unit has been stored in a cold room, the measured temperature may be rather high if you measure the temperature shortly after bringing the unit to a room that is at normal temperature. Measure temperature after leaving the unit for 30 minutes in the room where it will be used. It is advisable to store the unit in the room where you are going to measure temperature.
  • The probe lens has been exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Measurement was taken shortly after the subject cried. Crying can increase facial temperature.

2. The temperature indicated is rather low.

  • The body is sweaty. Do not use the unit when wet after swimming, bathing, or through sweating after physical exercise, as skin temperature may have fallen. Wipe away moisture and allow 30 minutes for the body to acclimatize to room temperature before measuring.
  • The probe lens is dirty.
  • Measurement was taken in surface temperature mode. Use forehead measurement mode.
  • Measurement was taken shortly after the subject was outdoors in cold weather. Wait until the forehead has warmed up.
  • Measurement was taken at a location other than the forehead. Be sure to measure exactly at the forehead, not surrounding areas such as the hairline.

3. There are variances in the measurement values.

  • Measurements were not taken at the same location.
  • The probe lens is dirty.

4. The temperature measured on this unit is not equivalent to oral-temperature.

  • Forehead thermometers may not always calculate the exact oral-equivalent value. It is recommended to take regular measurements on subjects such as family members, etc., who are in good physical condition, to know their normal temperature.

4.3 Maintenance

• Check the unit if it is dropped. If unsure, please contact your local OMRON representative to have your unit checked.
• When the probe lens becomes dirty, wipe it lightly with a soft dry cloth or a cotton swab. Do not wipe the probe lens with tissue paper or a paper towel.
• Clean the probe lens carefully to avoid damaging it.
– Use a 70% alcohol swab or soft cotton moistened with 70% alcohol to clean the probe lens.
– Allow the probe lens to fully dry for at least 1 minute.
• Do not store the unit in the following types of places. Doing so may damage the unit.
– Wet locations.
– Locations with high heat and humidity or those that are exposed to direct sunlight. Areas close to heating equipment, dusty locations, or environments where there are high salt concentrations in the air.
-Locations where the unit will be subjected to leaning over, falling, shock, or vibration.
-Pharmaceutical storage areas or locations where corrosive gases are present.

4.4 Replacing the Battery
Battery: CR2032 lithium button battery
Note: To protect the environment, discard the used batteries in accordance with the local regulations regarding waste disposal procedure.

  1. Release the screw and remove the battery cover.
remove the battery cover

2. Remove the battery with a pointed object.

Remove the battery

Note: Do not use a metal tool as it may damage the surrounding parts.

3. Insert the new battery under the metal hook on the right side and press the left side of the battery down until it clicks.

Metal hook

Note: Replace the new battery with the plus (+) side on the top.

4. Close the battery cover and tighten the screw.

5. Technical Data

Technical Data
Storage Temperature

Notes:

  • The specification may be changed without prior notice.
  • This OMRON product is produced under the strict quality system of OMRON HEALTHCARE Co. Ltd., Japan.
  • This unit fulfills the provisions of the EC directive 93/42/EEC (Medical Device Directive) and the European Standard EN ISO 80601-2-56:2012: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of clinical thermometers for body temperature measurement.

Important information regarding Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
With the increased number of electronic devices such as PC’s and mobile (cellular) telephones, medical devices in use may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference from other devices. Electromagnetic interference may result in incorrect operation of the medical device and create a potentially unsafe situation.
Medical devices should also not interfere with other devices. In order to regulate the requirements for EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) with the aim to prevent unsafe product situations, the EN60601-1-2 standard has been
implemented. This standard defines the levels of immunity to electromagnetic interferences as well as maximum levels of electromagnetic emissions for medical devices. This medical device manufactured by OMRON HEALTHCARE conforms to this EN60601-1-2:2007 standard for both immunity and emissions.
Nevertheless, special precautions need to be observed:
• Do not use mobile (cellular) telephones and other devices, which generate strong electrical or electromagnetic fields, near the medical device. This may result in incorrect operation of the unit and create a potentially unsafe situation. Recommendation is to keep a minimum distance of 7 m. Verify correct operation of the device in case the distance is shorter.
Further documentation in accordance with EN60601-1-2:2007 is available at OMRON HEALTHCARE EUROPE at the address mentioned in this instruction manual.
Documentation is also available at www.omron-healthcare.com.
Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life. To
prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it
responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they
can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other
commercial wastes for disposal.
Disposal of used batteries should be carried out in accordance with the national regulations for the disposal of batteries.

6. Some Useful Information

How the Forehead Thermometer MC-720 Works
This unit measures the temperature at the surface of the forehead by sensing infrared emission of the skin at the measured point, and then calculates the oral-equivalent value using a unique algorithm based on actual body temperature survey data.

About Body Temperature
Body temperature refers to the stable temperature of the inner body (also known as core body temperature). While temperature measurements at the armpit or mouth provides surface temperature values, holding the thermometer steadily at the measurement point for approx. 10 minutes provides a temperature measurement more closely representing that of core body temperature.

Since forehead temperature measurement involves no bodily support of the thermometer, the resulting measured temperature is typically lower than that of the armpit or mouth.

However, since the forehead has blood vessels that are much less prone to vascular constriction (a natural function of body temperature adjustment), it is supposedly a better measurement area for determining core body temperature, even in a lower
temperature environment. By contrast, temperature measured at the arm or leg, for example, is not a suitable gauge of core body temperature, since such body areas are more subject to vascular constriction. (Note that temperature measured at the forehead may still be influenced by other conditions, such as sweating, or wind from
an air conditioner, etc. It is therefore advised to perform measurement in as stable an environment as possible.)

When measuring the temperature of an infant, note that infant body temperature is generally higher than adult body temperature and easily affected by external factors. For example, body temperature tends to increase after nursing or crying. Therefore, it is recommended to take measurements with the infant in calm and normal condition.

Temperature differences between body temperature and forehead temperature

Temperature differences

This unit measures the temperature at the surface of the forehead by sensing infrared emission of the skin at the measured point, and then calculates the oral-equivalent value using a unique algorithm (forehead measurement mode) based on actual body temperature survey data.

Knowing One’s Normal Temperature In order to make a correct judgment of suspected fever conditions, it is important to know one’s normal temperature.
Normal temperature varies with the individual and also changes depending on the time through a day. In addition, measured body temperatures may vary depending on the thermometer or the body part where you measure (see the graph “Variances in core body temperatures obtained at the forehead and mouth”). To find out one’s normal temperature, therefore, we recommend performing regular measurements under the following conditions:

  • Measure with the same thermometer.
  • Measure at the same area.
  • Measure at the same time of day.
Normal Temperature
Manufacturer

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Omron MC-510 GentleTemp Thermometer Instruction Manual

Omron MC-510

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Gentle Temp EAR THERMOMETER

Gentle Temp EAR THERMOMETER
Model: MC-510

Thank you very much for purchasing the Ear Thermometer. Be sure to read this Instruction Manual thoroughly before use. Keep this Instruction Manual at hand for your future reference.

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing the Gentle Temp ™ Ear Thermometer. This remarkable instrument offers safe, accurate, and quick temperature measurement from the ear canal, specifically the tympanic membrane (eardrum).
How Does It Work?
The Gentle Temp ™ Ear Thermometer detects the infrared heat given off by the eardrum and surrounding tissues, in one second.
The Gentle Temp ™ is less threatening to a child than a rectal thermometer. It’s faster, safer and easier to use than an oral thermometer. There’s no worry of broken glass or mercury ingestion. Measurements can even be taken while a child is sleeping. For adults, the Gentle Temp ™ Ear Thermometer offers fast convenient, accurate readings without the wait of a conventional thermometer.
Temperature From The Ear?
Clinical research has shown that the ear is an ideal site for taking body temperature. The eardrum shares blood vessels with the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature. Therefore, the ear is an accurate indicator of internal body (core) temperature. An ear temperature, unlike an oral temperature, is unaffected by factors such as talking, drinking, and smoking.
Practice Makes Perfect
We recommend that you practice using the Gentle Temp ™ on yourself and family members when you are healthy. This way you can improve your technique and feel more confident of the measurements you take when a family member is ill.

Please read this instruction manual thoroughly before using your Gentle Temp ™ Ear Thermometer. If you have questions about the meaning of a specific temperature, please CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

NOTES ON SAFETY

Warning:

Conducting self-diagnosis and/or treatment based on the measurement results can be dangerous. Be sure to follow the instruction of your doctor.

  • Self-diagnosis may worsen the symptoms

Be sure to attach the probe cover exclusive for this unit before taking measurement.

  • The infrared sensor may become dirty and correct measurement result may not be possible.

Do not use the probe cover that was used by someone else.

  • You may be exposed to infectious diseases such as otitis externa.

If the probe cover becomes dirty with earwax or other substances, replace it with a new one.

  • Correct measurement result may not be possible.

Do not touch the infrared sensor with the finger or breathe on it.

  • The infrared sensor may become dirty and correct measurement result may not be possible.

If the infrared sensor becomes dirty, lightly wipe it with a soft dry cloth.

  • If you wipe it with a tissue paper or a paper towel, the infrared sensor will be damaged and may not be able to measure correctly.

Store the unit out of children’s reach.

  • Children may try to measure by themselves and cause damage to the ear. If a child accidentally swallows a battery or a probe cover, immediately consult with the doctor

If the ear is cooled such as being exposed to the cold for a long period, wait until the ear is warmed up, then measure.

  • The measured result may be indicated low when you use an ice bag or immediately after coming home from outside in winter.

If there is a difference in temperature between the place where the unit is stored and the place where you are going to measure, leave the unit in the room where you are going to use for more than thirty minutes, then measure.

  • Correct measurement result may not be possible.

Do not forcibly insert the probe in the ear. If you feel abnormal such as pain during measurement, stop using the unit.

  • It may injure the external auditory canal.

Those suffering from ear disease such as otitis externa or otitis media must not use the Ear Thermometer.

  • It may worsen the lesion.

Do not use the unit when the external auditory canal is wet such as after swimming or a bath.

  • It may injure the external auditory canal.

Do not discard battery into the fire.

  • The battery may explode.
  • When you inform the doctor of your temperature, make sure to tell him/her that you measured the temperature in the ear.
  • Do not use this unit other than for measuring the temperature in the human ear.
  • Do not apply strong shock to, drop, step on, or vibrate the main unit.
  • Do not use a portable phone near the unit.
  • Do not disassemble, repair, or modify the unit.
  • The main unit is not waterproof. Be sure that no liquids (alcohol, water, or hot water) get into the main unit.

NAME OF THE PARTS

NAME OF THE PARTS

Battery replacement

The unit you purchased already has a battery installed. To replace with new battery, follow the procedure as shown below.

(1) Release the screw, and remove the battery cover.
(2) Remove the battery.
Use an object with a small sharp tip such as the toothpick to remove the battery. Do not use metal tweezers or screwdriver.
(3) Put in a new battery with the plus (+) side on the top.
(4) Close the battery cover and tighten the screw.

Battery replacement

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR OMRON MC-510

Recommended method for Infants “Directional Mode”

1) Attach a clean probe cover.
2) Press the ‘ON · MEASURE’ switch (blue switch at top).
3) Wait for ‘°C’ to flash in right hand corner.
4) Insert the probe into the ear.
5) Wait for a beep. The unit will now measure the temperature.
6) While still in the ear, turn unit from side to side.
7) Continue this procedure until you hear 2 beeps (up to 10 seconds). This will seek the highest temperature of the eardrum.
8) While the unit is still in the ear, press the ‘ON · MEASURE’ switch (blue switch at top). This will stop the unit from measuring the temperature.
9) The unit will then sound a ‘beep’ 4 times.
10) Measurement is finished.
Highest detected temperature will be displayed.

PREPARATION BEFORE MEASUREMENT

TAKE NOTE !

If the unit has been stored in the cold, leave it in the room where you are going to use for 30 minutes or more. Do not warm the unit by holding it in your hands or near the stove. Instead, place it in the room where you are going to use to restore to the room temperature.

Store the unit in the room where you are going to use it.

The temperature indicated may be higher than the actual, if the unit has been kept in a lower temperature than the room temperature where you are going to use it.

Start measurement after the body (ear) is warmed up.

The measurement results indicated may be lower than the actual temperature in the following cases.

  • Immediately after returning to your home (especially in winter).
  • Measurement taken in a cold room.
  • When the head (ear) is cooled by the ice bag.

Confirm the measuring method by understanding the best way to insert the unit in the ear during normal temperature condition.

  • Check the angle when the highest measurement value is indicated in stable condition.
  • The measurement value may differ for each ear. Try to measure the temperature from the ear that shows the highest temperature in stable condition.

1.Attach a clean probe cover.

Replacement of probe cover

Replace the probe cover in the following cases.

  • When it is dirty, broken, or damaged.
  • After someone else has used it.

1) Remove the used probe cover.

Remove the used probe cover

2) Attach a new probe cover.

Attach a new  probe cover

Insert the probe cover until it clicks.

2. Press the “ON · MEASURE” switch.

The power is turned on. After the display check is completed, “°C” flashes.

MEASURE

TO Change °C/°F MEASUREMENT MODE
The thermometer default is set to Centigrade ˚C.
To change the unit of temperature from ˚C (Centigrade) to ˚F (Fahrenheit),
follow the procedure shown below. From the off position (blank display):

1) Press and hold the “ON · MEASURE” switch for “approx. 5 seconds.” C flashes on the LCD.
2) Remove your finger from the “ON · MEASURE” switch.
3) Each time the “ON · MEASURE” switch is pressed, F and C are displayed alternatively. (5 seconds after pressing, the thermometer turns off automatically.)

The thermometer is set for ˚F mode. To select ˚C mode, start from Step 1.

Measurement in “One-Second Mode”

3. Insert the probe into the ear.

Hold the main unit with your fingers as shown below. Insert the probe in the ear as far as it goes in the direction of the eardrum.

Insert the probe into the ear

4. Press the “ON · MEASURE” switch while the unit is in the ear.

When the unit beeps repeatedly, the measurement is finished.

measurement

Measurement finishes in approximately 1 second.
Press the “ON · MEASURE” switch to illuminate the backlit screen for 2 seconds. You can quickly read the results.

After the measurement is finished

After the measur ement is finished

Caution:
If main unit warms up after continuous measurement, allow the unit to turn off automatically to avoid incorrect reading. Then switch on again to continue measurement.

Measurement in “Direct Mode”

This is the measurement mode recommended when the direction of the eardrum is difficult to find such as when measuring the temperature of an infant.

Prepare for measurement in accordance with Sections 1 and 2 in pages 9-10.

3. Insert the probe into the ear.

Hold the main unit with your fingers as shown below. Insert the probe in the ear as far as it goes in the direction of the eardrum.

Insert the probe into the ear

4. Shift the probe right and left.

The unit automatically detects the temperature of the eardrum in 10 seconds maximum.

MEASUREMENT IN “DIRECT MODE”

DIRECT MODE

5. When the unit beeps, press the “ON · MEASURE” switch while the unit is in the ear.

When the unit beeps

Advice for measuring the temperature of infant and YOUNG CHILDREN

temperature of infant and  YOUNG CHILDREN

CLEANING AND STORING

When measurement is finished, clean and store the unit.

How to clean the unit
Main unit
Wipe off dirt on the main unit with a soft dry cloth. Never wash the unit or clean with a cleaner containing abrasive, thinner, or benzine.

Infrared sensor
When the infrared sensor becomes dirty, wipe it lightly with a soft dry cloth or a cotton swab. Do not wipe the infrared sensor with a tissue paper or a paper towel.

How to store the unit
After cleaning the unit, attach probe cover and store the unit in the storage case.
It is recommended to store the unit in the place where you usually use so that it can be used immediately when needed.
Probe covers are consumables. Additional probe covers can be purchased at OMRON’s representative stores.
Do not store the unit under direct sunshine, where the temperature and humidity are high, in dusty places, near the fire, or where vibration and/or shock can be applied easily.

How to store the unit

About the Ear Thermometer

The Ear Thermometer model MC-510 measures the temperature of the eardrum by infrared sensor.

About the Ear Thermometer

As ambient temperature, sweat, or saliva easily affects the body temperature measured under the arm or the tongue, the measurement value indicated is lower than the inner body temperature.
On the other hand, the tympanic temperature reflects the brain temperature, and can help in the quick detection of fever.

Description

Advice:
Take note of the “normal temperatures” in the ear of all family members as a reference for future use.

What is ear temperature?

Body temperature differs by the place it is measured (in the ear, in the mouth, or under the arm). A study conducted by OMRON indicates that many people show higher temperature in the ear.
Exceptions: some people show lower temperature when measured in the ear, and for some people the temperature difference between the ear and the arm is more than 1°C (1.8°F).

Exceptions:

Please understand the normal temperature differences between the one measured in the ear and the one under the arm and use as a guide for temperature reading of a suspected fever.

In order to make a correct judgement on the fever condition, it is important to learn the normal temperatures of family members by measuring their temperatures when they are in good physical conditions.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How many times can I measure consecutively?
You can measure consecutively up to three times. After that the main unit will be warmed up and may not be able to measure correctly. If you are going to measure more than four times, wait for ten minutes, then measure again.

The temperature indicated is rather high. What are the causes?

1) The probe cover is broken.
2) The temperature measured under the arm is relatively lower. When measuring the temperature under the arm, it is necessary to measure for ten minutes to obtain a correct value. When the measuring time under the arm is short, the measured value tends to be low.
3) You used the thermometer that had been stored in the cold. Measure the temperature after leaving the unit for more than thirty minutes in the room where you are going to take temperature. If you store the unit in the room where you are going to measure the temperature, you can use the thermometer immediately.

Is the temperature measured in the right ear different from that measured in the left ear?
For healthy people, there should be almost no difference in the measurement results. However, the following conditions may cause differences in the readings:

1) The infrared sensor is not inserted in the same way.
2) Measurement is not conducted in a stable manner by inserting the unit at the same angle.Try to measure in the ear that can show the highest measurement value constantly.

The temperature indicated is rather low. What are the causes?

1) The probe cover is dirty.
2) The infrared sensor is dirty.
3) The unit is removed from the ear before the measurement is finished.
4) The ear is cooled. The temperature indicated tends to be low when you use an ice bag, or immediately after coming home in winter.
5) The thermometer is not inserted deep enough in the ear.
6) The infrared sensor is not directed towards the eardrum. Alternatively, you can use the “Direct Mode”.

SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION

OMRON reserves the right to change specifications without prior notice.
This OMRON product is produced under the strict quality system of OMRON
HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd., Japan.
✻OMRON is not liable for use of probe cover, unless it is designed and supplied by OMRON.

This device fulfills the provisions of the EC directive 93/42/EEC (Medical Device Directive)and the European Standard EN12470-5:2003, Clinical thermometers – Part 5:
Performance of infra-red ear thermometers (with maximum device).

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Omron MC-670 Digital Thermometer Instruction Manual

Omron MC-670

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Omron MC-670 Digital

DIGITAL THERMOMETER
Model MC-670

All For The Healthcare

Thank you for purchasing the OMRON MC-670 Digital Thermometer.
The thermometer you purchased offers a safe, accurate and quick temperature reading. You can measure your temperature either in the mouth (orally) or in the armpit (axillary). This thermometer eliminates any worries about broken glass or mercury hazards. Note that your temperature is affected by smoking, eating or drinking.
Thoroughly read this instruction manual before using your OMRON MC-670 Digital Thermometer. Contact your doctor if you have any questions regarding specific temperatures.

Note: The thermometer cannot be used to measure your temperature in the rectum (rectal temperature).

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES

To assure the correct use of the product basic safety, measures should always be followed including the precautions listed below.

WARNING

  • Please note that the temperature reading can be affected by various physical circumstances. Please consult a doctor if the thermometer measures abnormal temperatures over a prolonged period of time.
  • Carefully read and follow the enclosed instructions to ensure accurate temperature readings. Note that temperature readings are affected by many factors including physical exertion, the drinking of hot or cold beverages before measurement, as well as measuring technique.
  • Please keep still during measurement.
  • The use of temperature readings for self-diagnosis is dangerous. Consult with your doctor for the interpretation of results. Self-diagnosis may lead to the worsening of existing disease conditions.
  • This thermometer is used for taking temperatures through oral or underarm. Do not attempt to take temperatures at other sites, such as in the ear, as it may result in false readings and may lead to injury.
  • Store the thermometer out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to take their temperatures unattended. Children may injure themselves when attempting to take temperatures without supervision.
  • Do not leave the thermometer and its small parts where children can get to them. Children may swallow them. Should a child swallow the battery or battery cover, contact a doctor immediately.
  • Do not attempt measurements when the thermometer is wet as inaccurate readings may result.

CAUTION

  • Do not bite on the thermometer. Doing so may lead to breakage and/or injury.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the thermometer. Doing so may result in inaccurate readings.
  • Do not attempt to incinerate the battery. It may burst.
  • Pay attention to polarity ( ) when replacing the battery. Failure to do so may lead to fluid leakage, heat generation or bursting, resulting in damage to the unit.
  • Remove the battery when the thermometer will not be used for 3 months or more. Failure to do so may lead to fluid leakage, heat generation or bursting, resulting in damage to the unit.
  • Changing and disposal of the battery has to be handled with reference to this manual and has to take place in accordance with the regulations of the country.
  • Do not use mobile phones near the thermometer.
  • Do not use the thermometer in places where strong static electricity or electromagnetic fields are present. Doing so may lead to inaccurate readings and may contribute to instrument failure.
  • Do not expose the thermometer to shocks.
  • Do not step on the unit or the strorage case.
  • After each use, disinfect the thermometer especially in case the device is used by more than one person. Please refer to “CLEANING AND DISINFECTING”.
  • Do not attempt to disinfect the sensor tip of the thermometer by immersing in alcohol or in hot water (water over 122°F (50°C)).
  • Do handle the thermometer with care and do not use the thermometer for anything else than the intended use on human beings.

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  • Do not use the thermometer to measure anything other than human body temperatures.
  • Do not drop the thermometer and strorage case or expose them to shock or vibration.
  • Do not store the thermometer in the strorage case when it is damp. Wipe it off with a dry cloth first.
  • Avoid taking the temperature until after 30 minutes has lapsed after exercise, bathing or eating/drinking.
  • Never submerge this thermometer in any liquid since it is not water resistant

OVER VIEW

OVER VIEW

SWITCHING BETWEEN FAHRENHEIT/CENTIGRADE (CELSIUS)

The thermometer default is set to Fahrenheit °F.
To change the measurement mode from °F (Fahrenheit) to °C (Centigrade), follow the
procedure shown below. From the off position (blank display):

SWITCHING
  1. Press and hold the ON/OFF button for more than 5 seconds until F flashes on the
    display.
    NOTE: If you do not change the measurement mode for more than 5 seconds after F or C starts flashing, the thermometer will automatically turn off .
  2. Remove your finger from the ON/OFF button.
  3. While “F” is still flashing, press the ON/OFF button to display “C”. (Each time the
    ON/OFF button is pressed, “F” and “C” are displayed alternately.)
  4. After selecting desired mode (e.g. °C), leave the thermometer for 5 seconds until it turns off automatically.
  5. The thermometer is now set for °C mode. All measurement readings from now on will be in °C.
  6. To select °F mode, start from Step 1.
select
INCORRECT MEASUREMENTS

CORRECT MEASUREMENT

Measurement accuracy cannot be assured when the method used to measure the temperature is incorrect.

ORAL USE (for ages 4 and older):

The mouth should remain closed up to 5 minutes before starting a reading.

Placement points
  • Place the thermometer in the mouth under the tongue so that it rests to the left or right of the root of the tongue.
Tongue
  • Use downward tongue pressure to hold the thermometer in place.
  • Hold the thermometer to keep it from sliding around in the mouth.

ARMPIT (AXILLARY) USE:

  • Place the sensor tip in the center of the armpit.
Place the sensor tip in the center of the armpit.
  • Lock the sensor tip under the arm, using the arm to slightly apply pressure inwards.
Lock the sensor tip

In the case of infants and very young children, gently hold the arm to prevent movement.

TAKING THE TEMPERATURE

1.Remove the thermometer from the storage case.

Remove the thermometer from the storage case.

2. Press the ON/OFF button.

Press On

All of the display symbols appear.

All of the display symbols appear

The result of the previous measurement is displayed with the “M” symbol for a few seconds.

3. Apply the thermometer to the measurement site as described in “CORRECT MEASUREMENT”.

When the [°F (°C)] symbol blinks, the thermometer is ready for use.

symbol blinks

NOTE: Either temperature or “L” is displayed while taking a measurement.

Temperature measurement will commence and the [°F (°C)] symbol will blink.
During measurement, the round display will rotate.

4. When the reading is ready, the thermometer will emit a [beep] sound 3 times. Remove the thermometer from the measurement site and read the result.

The [°F (°C)] symbol will stop blinking and stay on when the reading is ready. After the reading is displayed, the round display will blink.

Beep-beep-beep

BUZZER NOTIFICATION TIMING
Oral : approx. 60 seconds Underarm : approx. 120 minutes

NOTES:

  • The buzzer notification timing is based on an environmental temperature of 23 degrees.
  • There will be individual differences in the measurement results.

You can continue to take a measurement for up to 10 minutes from the time you start.

Display when
measurement is taken

You can continue to take a measurement for up to 10 minutes from the time you start.

If measurement is taken over a 10-minute span, the thermometer will beep 3 times and the display will change as shown.

5. Turn off the thermometer.

Press and hold the ON/OFF button for more than 2 seconds, the thermometer will beep and the power is turned off.

Turn off the thermometer

NOTES:

  • The reading will automatically be stored in memory.
  • Turn off the thermometer manually to conserve the battery. It will automatically turn off 1 minute after use or when turned on but not used.

6. Store the thermometer in the strorage case.

NOTE:

Clean and disinfect before returning it to its strorage case.

DISPLAYING THE LAST TEMPERATURE

Press the ON/OFF button to display the temperature that was measured most recently.
For details, please refer to the “TAKING THE TEMPERATURE”.

BATTERY REPLACEMENT

Battery: Lithium Button Battery CR2016 (available commercially)

Battery Replacement Symbol (BATTERY )
Replace the battery when the battery replacement symbol appears when the thermometer is turned on.

1.Remove the screw on the underside of the thermometer with a small screwdriver and take off the cover.

Remove the screw

2. Use a thin stiff rod to remove the cover and battery.

Use a thin stiff rod

NOTE:

Take caution as the battery may pop out.

3. Insert the new battery with the “+” pole facing up as shown in the diagram. Make sure the battery is put in with the right polarity.

Insert the new battery

4. Replace the battery cover and reinsert and fasten screw.

Replace the battery cover

NOTES:

  • The thermometer comes fitted with a battery for testing purposes. This battery may not provide the same amount of battery life as a new battery.
  • Consult your local authorities and follow their instructions for the disposal of batteries and/or the thermometer.

ERROR DISPLAYS

ERROR DISPLAYS

TROUBLESHOOTING

TROUBLESHOOTING

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Keep the thermometer clean.

  • The thermometer is not water resistant. Do not allow water or other liquids to enter the unit.
  • Do not use any other method than wiping with a soft clean cloth for cleaning. Please refer to “Cleaning and Disinfecting” for further instructions.
  • When using alcohol to clean the thermometer, make sure that it does not come into contact with the display.
  • For stubborn stains, wipe the thermometer with a cloth that has been dampened with water or a neutral detergent solution and then wring thoroughly. Finish by wiping with a soft dry cloth.
  • Observe the following to prevent damage to the thermometer.

–Do not use benzene, thinner, gasoline or other strong solvents to clean the thermometer.
–Do not use ultrasonic washing to clean the thermometer

Store the thermometer in its storage case.

  • Do not store the thermometer in the following types of places. Doing so may damage the thermometer.
  • Wet locations.
  • Locations with high heat and humidity or those that are exposed to direct sunlight. Areas close to heating equipment, dusty locations, or environments where there are high salt concentrations in the air.
  • Locations where the unit will be subjected to leaning, shock or vibration.
  • Pharmaceutical storage areas or locations where corrosive gases are present

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

OMRON recommends to wipe the device with damp cloth. For disinfection, 70% Ethanol or Isopropyl alcohol can be used. Do not attempt to disinfect the sensor tip of the thermometer by immersing it in alcohol or in hot water (water over 122°F (50°C)).

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

NOTES:
• This OMRON product is produced under the strict quality system of OMRON HEALTHCARE Co. Ltd., Japan.
• The specifications may be changed without prior notice.

WARRANTY:
This product is guaranteed by OMRON for 1 years after date of purchase. Any damage caused by improper handling shall not be covered by warranty. Batteries and packaging are also excluded from the warranty. All other damage claims excluded. A warranty claim must be submitted with the purchase receipt.

Manufacturer

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