Sanitas SFT 40 Thermometer Instruction Manual

Sanitas SFT 40 Thermometer

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Forehead contact thermometer
Model: SFT 40

Please read these instructions for use carefully and observe the information they contain.

1. Safety notes

1.1 Risks to the user

  • Only use the device once you have read and understood these instructions for use.
  • Retain these instructions for use. The instructions for use must be accessible to all users. All instructions must be followed.
  • The device is only intended for the purpose stated in these instructions for use.
  • Children must not be allowed to use the device. Medical products are not toys.
  • Do not use the device if it is damaged or if error messages appear in the display.
  • The device has been designed for practical use, but is not a substitute for a visit to the doctor.
  • This device is not intended for commercial or clinical use.
  • Should you have any questions about using the device, please contact either your retailer or Customer Services.
  • Do not open the device, except to replace the batteries.
  • Clean the device after every use. Cleaning the device 8. Cleaning and maintenance.

1.2 Risks to the device

  • Do not subject the device to mechanical impacts.
  • Do not expose the device to direct sunlight.
  • Do not expose the device to liquids. The device is not waterproof. Avoid all direct contact with water or other liquids.
  • Have the device repaired by authorised service centres only, otherwise its warranty is invalidated.
  • Portable and mobile HF communication systems may interfere with this device. For more details, please contact Customer Services at the address indicated.

1.3 Usage instructions

  • Measure the temperature exclusively at the temple artery between the end of the eyebrow and the hairline.
  • Use the thermometer only on dry, clean skin; wipe away any perspiration with a dry cloth.
  • Keep hair away from the measuring area, and use only on bare skin.
  • Do not use on scars, irritated skin, open wounds or grazes.
  • Do not use if the skin has been warmed or cooled by sunlight, open fi res, the fl ow of air from air-conditioning systems or cold/warm compresses.
  • Wait at least 2 minutes between 2 successive measurements, so that the device can adjust back to room temperature.
  • If the device is stored outside the operating temperature (see Technical data), it must be allowed to adjust to room temperature before the measurement is taken. We therefore recommend storing the device in living spaces to ensure immediate operational readiness.

2. Information about this thermometer
The temperature measurement varies depending on the part of the body where the measurement is taken. In a healthy person, the variance can be between 0.4°F – 1.8°F (0.2 °C – 1 °C) in different parts of the body.

Normal temperature range with various thermometers

Normal temperature range with various thermometers

Tip

  • Temperatures measured with diff erent thermometers should never be compared with one another.
  • Tell your doctor what type of thermometer you used to take your temperature and in what part of the body. Also bear this in mind if you are diagnosing yourself.

Influences on body temperature

• A person’s individual metabolism
• Age
Body temperature is higher in babies and toddlers than in adults. Greater temperature fl uctuations occur faster and more often in children. Normal body temperature decreases with age.
• Clothing
• Ambient temperature
• Time of day
Body temperature is lower in the morning and increases throughout the day towards evening.
• Activities
Physical and, to a lesser extent, mental activities increase body temperature.

Tip
Taking the body temperature provides a current measurement of a person’s temperature. If you are uncertain about interpreting the results or if the values are abnormal (e.g. fever), 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, fl ushed skin, fast pulse rate, tendency to collapse, etc.

3. Unit description

Unit description

1. Measuring sensor
2. Display
3. On/Off button
4. Battery compartment (rear)

4. Measuring temperature

Press the On/Off button. A beep is output. All segments in the display light up.

The result of the previous measurement is shown in the display for approx. 2 seconds.

Measuring temperature

Wait until the measured value and the hourglass symbol have disappeared from the display. 2 beeps indicate that the thermometer is ready to take a measurement. Do not begin measuring until both beeps have been output.

Hold the measuring sensor of the thermometer in the centre of the temple between the eyesocket and the hairline. Correct placement and good skin contact are the prerequisites for reliable measuring values!

measurement

The measurement starts automatically as soon as the measuring sensor is placed at the measuring point. A status bar indicates that the measurement is in progress.


To avoid falsifying the measuring result, it is important to remain still during the measurement and not to move the thermometer!

After approx. 6-8 seconds, a long beep is output and the measuring result is shown in the display. After 1 minute, the device switches off automatically. You can also switch off the thermometer manually by pressing the On/Off button.

5. Setting the measurement unit
The thermometer can display the temperature in both degrees Celsius (°C) and degrees Fahrenheit (°F). To switch between these measurement units, proceed as follows with the device switched off :
Press and hold the On/Off button until the device switches from °C to °F or vice versa.

6. Error messages

Error messages
Error messages

7. Batteries
The device requires two AAA (LR03) batteries.

  • Open the battery compartment. For this purpose, slide down the battery compartment lid on the back.
  • Take the used batteries out of the battery compartment.
  • Insert new batteries. Make sure that the batteries are inserted the right way round.
  • Close the battery compartment. The battery compartment lid must engage audibly.
Batteries
  • Remove the batteries from the device if you do not intend to use it for longer periods, so that the thermometer cannot be damaged by leaking batteries.

Used batteries should not be disposed of in normal household waste. You are legally required to dispose of the batteries. Dispose of them via your electronics retailer or your local recycling point. Notes: The codes below are printed on batteries containing harmful substances: Pb = Battery contains lead, Cd = Battery contains cadmium, Hg = Battery contains mercury. The batteries in this device do not contain any pollutants.

8. Cleaning and maintenance

Clean the measuring head and the sensor with an alcohol swab (available from pharmacies) or with a cotton cloth soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Make sure that no liquid penetrates into the interior of the thermometer. Clean the housing with a dry cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents, thinners or benzene, and never immerse the device in water or other cleaning liquids.
After cleaning, please wait 2 minutes before taking a measurement, so that the thermometer can adjust back to room temperature.

9. Storing the device

The device must not be stored or used at an excessively high or low temperature or humidity (see technical specifi cations), in sunlight, in association with an electrical current or in dusty locations. Otherwise inaccuracies can occur.
If prolonged storage is planned, you should remove the batteries. The device must be tested for accuracy (calibrated) after 3 years. For this, please send the complete device to the retailer’s or the service address.

10. Disposing of the device

Dispose of the device in accordance with EC Directive 2002/96/EC – WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment). If you have any questions, please contact the local authorities responsible for waste disposal.

11. Technical data
If the device is used other than in accordance with the specifi cations, perfect functioning cannot be guaranteed! We reserve the right to make technical changes to improve and develop the product.

Technical data
Measurement
accuracy

12. Guidelines

  • This device complies with the EU Directive 93/42 EEC.
  • This device complies with ASTM E 1112.
  • This device complies with European Standard EN60601-1-2 and is subject to particular precautions with regard to electromagnetic compatibility.

13. Included in delivery

  • Thermometer
  • 2 x AAA (LR03) batteries
  • Instructions for use

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Sanitas SFT 65 Thermometer Instruction Manual

Sanitas SFT 65 Thermometer

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

MULTI-FUNCTION THERMOMETER

MULTI-FUNCTION THERMOMETER
Model:SFT 65

Included in delivery

  • Thermometer
  • 2 x 1.5 V AAA batteries (LR03)
  • These Instructions for Use

Please read through these Instructions for Use carefully and retain them for future reference; make them available 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
Signs and symbols

2. General advice

  • Please read through these Instructions for Use carefully and retain them for future reference; make them available 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 SFT 65 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. Device description

Overview

Overview
Rear View

1. Forehead/cover cap
2. Forehead thermometer mode button (forehead)
3. Ear thermometer mode/On button (ear)/
4. LED (red) (high temperature alarm)
5. LED (green)
6. LCD
7. Sensor tip with lens (cover cap removed)
8. Memory button
9. Set button
10. Battery compartment lid

Display

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

4. Getting started
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 unit in which the temperature will be displayed, the date and the time

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.

Setting the device

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). Now set the unit in which the temperature will be displayed, the date and the time. To set the device, proceed in stages: unit – year – month – day – hours – minutes.

  • Press the SETTING button for approx. 3 second to access the Set mode. The setting to be changed will flash in turn.
  • Press the MEMORY button again to save the setting or
  • press the SETTING button to change the setting.
  • Then press the MEMORY button to save the setting.

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

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 affected by various factors: the person’s individual metabolism, their age (body temperature is higher in babies and toddlers and decreases with 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 °F) and 1.8 °F (1 °C) for a healthy body. The normal temperature ranges are as follows:

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

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
  • 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.

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 vasoconstrictive medication and skin irritations can distort the result when measuring temperature on the forehead.

Measuring body 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 button and move the thermometer smoothly over the forehead to the other temple.
  • Then release the button. The end of the measuring time is signalled with a short beep and the measured value appears on the display.

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 MEMORY and buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to switch to the Object temperature mode. The symbol appears in the display.
  • Press and hold the POWER or button and point the sensor tip towards to the object or liquid to be measured (never immerse in liquids), maintaining a distance of 3 cm.
  • Release the POWER or button. 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 MEMORY and POWER buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds until the symbol disappears and there is a short beep. By switching the thermometer off and on again, it automatically exits the Object 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 memory spaces available for this.

To switch the thermometer off, press the POWER and buttons simultaneously for approx. 3 seconds. If you do not press any other buttons, the thermometer automatically switches off approx. one minute after displaying the measured value.

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

8. Replacing the battery

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 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. Place the battery compartment lid back on and screw it closed. Dispose of used batteries in accordance with the applicable legal regulations. Never dispose of batteries in the normal household waste.
Replacing the battery

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.

  • 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
Tip: 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
Technical data

12. Trouble-shooting

Trouble-shooting

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