Operating Manual

FC-IR101 Non-Contact Thermometer

Infrared thermometer
Model: FC-IR101

1.Introduction
FC-IR101 measures the body temperature through receiving the infrared energy radiation from the object of objects. It is with forehead temperature mode, and ear temperature mode. The measurement result directly shows on the LED screen.
The device is widely used for home healthcare, medical institutes and many other
occasions. The product is mainly composed with infrared temperature sensors, signal receiving processor, buttons, buzzer, LED display, battery, etc.

1.1 Indications for Use
The infrared thermometer is intended for the measurement and monitoring of human body temperature by doctor or customers in the hospital or home.

1.2 Safety Information
Warnings:

  • Read the instruction manual before using this device.
  • The measurement results cannot replace the physician diagnosis.
  • The thermometer is placed in the position not touched by children.
  • Never point the device at ones’ eyes when measuring.
  • Do not try to change the product factory settings.
  • Use the thermometer in a stable temperature environment. If the environment temperature changes too much, for example from outdoor to indoor, please put the thermometer and wait for about half an hour minutes before measuring.
  • After measuring extremely high or low temperature, don’t measure body temperatures immediately, you should measure 10 minutes later.
  • Prohibit the thermometer into any liquid.
  • Don’t use in high or low temperature environment for a long time.
  • No collision, falling and sharp objects mix, it is forbidden to disassemble the thermometer.
  • Don’t use in strong electromagnetic interference environment.
  • Avoid using the thermometer when drying the hair, drenching water, sweating, and putting on skin cosmetics.
  • Don’t measure the temperature after doing sports, washing and 30 minutes before dinner.
  • Portable RF communications equipment (including peripherals such as antenna cables and external antennas) should be used no closer than 30 cm (12 inches) to any part of the thermometer, including cables specified by the manufacturer. Otherwise, degradation of the performance of this equipment could result.
  • No special maintenance is needed to the use process. Please contact the vendor or manufacturer for fault.

2. Principle
Any object in which temperature is higher than absolute zero degree will transmit some infrared radiation energy according to its own temperature. The radiation energy and its distribution per wavelength are closely associated with its object temperature. Based on the principle, it is possible to measure the forehead object temperature and then adjust the offset between forehead temperature and actual body temperature, which will result in the correct display of body temperature.

3. Product features

●Contact-type infrared measurement;
●Forehead, ear temperature, dual modes of measurement;
●High definition LED backlight, clearly and softly display;
●Fever alarm function;
●Capacity of storing 35 sets measurements;
●Switching between °C and °F
●Auto shut-down and power-saving;
●Switching between mute and un-mute mode
●Can be connected with smart phone via Bluetooth 4.0.

4. Technical parameters

Technical parameters
Weight

5. Shape structure

Shape structure
  1. Temperature light
  2. Measure button
  3. LCD display screen
  4. Memory/Mute-unmute button
  5. Probe ○6 Probe cover (take it off when measuring ear temperature)
  6. Rating label ○8 Battery cover

6. Display icon definition

Display icon definition
  1. Temperature value
  2. Object temperature mode
  3. Forehead temperature mode
  4. Ear temperature mode
  5. Battery level
  6. Mute /Un-mute
  7. Fahrenheit / Celsius degrees
  8. Bluetooth icon
  9. Memory recall

Table 2 Icon Definition Description

Icon Definition Description

7. Function keys

Function keys
Table 3

8. Settings
A: Memory mode:
When power on or power off, press the Memory/Mute-unmute button to check the latest 35 sets measurement value.
Note:
a. The record order is 1, 2, 3…35 and so on.
b. The record will be deleted when uninstall the battery.
B: Temperature unit setting:
Keep pressing Memory/Mute-unmute button for 5-7 seconds to switch from °F to °C.
C: Switching between mute and unmute:
When the thermometer is turned on, keep pressing the Memory/Mute-unmute button for 2-3 seconds, to switch from unmute to mute.
D: To turn off
The unit will shut down automatically after 30 seconds of no use. Or you can keep pressing the Measure button for 5-7 seconds.

9. Measuring method
9.1 Forehead temperature measurement.
Press the Measure button to power on.
Position the thermometer on the forehead, just above the middle of the eyebrow. Press and release the Measure button in 1 second, the beep is heard, you can now read the value.
If the eyebrow area is covered with hair, sweat or dirt, please clean the area beforehand to improve the reading accuracy.

9.2 Ear temperature measurement
Press the Measure button to power on.
Take off the probe cover, fit the probe snuggly into the ear canal. Press and release the
Measure button in 1 second, the beep is heard (in un-mute mode), you can now read the value.
Please make sure that the ear is clean, with no earwax or obstructions.
The right ear reading may differ from the reading taken at the left ear. Therefore,
always take the temperature in the same ear.

Measure button

Children under 1 year: Pull the ear straight back.

Children aged 1 year to adult: Pull the ear up and back.
Do not force the thermometer into the ear canal. Otherwise, the ear canal may get
injured.
Be careful when taking temperature on a child, whose ear canal is small.

  • Keep the battery beyond the child’s reach and prevent it from being swallowed. If the battery is swallowed, please contact the doctor immediately.
  • The measurement results from thermometer is only for reference and cannot replace the clinical diagnosis result. If feeling abnormal, please consult the doctor in time.

Caution

  1. All memory records will loss when uninstall or reinstall the battery.
  2. All settings will come to default when uninstall the battery. If need adjust the settings, please power on and make the new settings.
  3. The thermometer will power off automatically after 30s without any operation.
  4. When the measurement vale is between 37.5-37.9℃, it is considered low fever, it is suggested to consult the doctor.

9.3 To be connected with your smart phone

  1. By searching “nRF Connect” from Android Market or App Store and download the software.
  2. Open the Bluetooth of your smart phone.
  3. Turn on your thermometer.
  4. Search Bluetooth in SCANNER of the software “nRF Connect”
  5. Click “CONNECT” in the right side when it shows “My Thermometer”.
  6. Click ”Unknown Service”, and then click “Unknown Characteristic”, see the 3 down arrows, clickswipe right to check the data.
smart phone

10. Replacement of batteries

  • The battery life is approx. 3000 readings one year and 90 minutes when in constant use.
  • Open the battery cover, and remove the old battery.
  • Put in new battery, and take care of the direction of the electrodes.

Caution

  1. When not used for 1 month, please take out the battery to prevent leakage. It is
    forbidden to put waste battery in the fire.
  2. According to local regulations, properly handle the waste batteries to avoid pollution.

11. Cleaning and maintenance

Use only the Finicare-approved substances and methods listed in this chapter to clean or disinfect your equipment. Warranty does not cover damage caused by using unapproved substances or methods.
Finicare has validated the cleaning and disinfection instructions included in this User
Manual. It is the responsibility of the healthcare professional to ensure that the instructions are followed so as to ensure adequate cleaning and disinfection.

11.1 General Points
Keep your thermometer free of dust and dirt. To prevent the device from damage, please follow the procedure:

  • Use only recommended cleaning substances and disinfectants listed in this manual. Others may cause damage (not covered by warranty), reduce product lifetime or cause safety hazards.
  • Always dilute according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Unless otherwise specified, do not immerse any part of the device in liquid.
  • Do not pour liquid onto the system.
  • Do not allow liquid to enter the case.
  • Never use abrasive material (such as steel wool or silver polish).
  • Inspect the device after they are cleaned and disinfected.

Warning

  1. If you spill liquid on the probe sensor, LCD or they are accidentally immersed in liquid, contact your service personnel or service engineer.
  2. Before cleaning or disinfection make sure that the device is switched off and
    disconnected from the power line.
  3. After cleaning with isopropyl alcohol, allow the thermometer to air dry. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the thermometer body and LCD display.
  4. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Never submerge this thermometer in water or any other liquid.
  5. Please keep the inner cavity of the sensors and probes clean, otherwise it will affect the measuring accuracy.

11.2 Cleaning
If the point(s) has been in contact with the patient without the replaceable ear cover
co-packaged, e.g. surface of infrared probe and protective cover, then cleaning and
disinfection is required after every use to avoid contamination. If there has been no patient contact and there is no visible contamination, including the handle, battery cover and compartment, LCD, keys and inside surface of the protective cover, or when the probe is used with the replaceable ear cover, daily cleaning and disinfection is appropriate, and the suggestion is do it weekly.
The validated cleaning agents for cleaning the monitor and reusable accessories are:
– Isopropanol (70%)
Cleaning agents should be applied and removed using a clean, soft, non-abrasive cloth or paper towel. To do surface-cleaning to the thermometer, please follow these steps:

  1. Switch off the monitor and disconnect it from the power line.
  2. Wipe the entire exterior surface, including the handle, battery cover and compartment, LCD, keys and inside surface of the protective cover, of the equipment using a soft cloth dampened with the cleaning solution thoroughly until no visible contaminants remain.
  3. Wipe off the cleaning solution with a fresh cloth or towel, dampened with tap water after cleaning until no visible cleaning agent remains.
  4. Dry the monitor in a ventilated and cool place.

11.3 Disinfection
If the point(s) has been in contact with the patient without the replaceable ear cover
co-packaged, e.g. surface of infrared probe and protective cover, then cleaning and
disinfection is required after every use to avoid patient cross infection. If there has been no patient contact and there is no visible contamination, including the handle, battery cover and compartment, LCD, keys and inside surface of the protective cover, or when the probe is used with the replaceable ear cover, daily cleaning and disinfection is appropriate, and the suggestion is do it weekly.
For the whole unit, low level disinfection is appropriate since it is a complete surface
contacting device. Clean the device before disinfection. The validated disinfectant for
cleaning the device is:
– Isopropanol (70%)
Since Isopropanol is used for both cleaning and disinfecting, a new cloth is required to be used for the disinfection step.

To disinfect the monitor, follow these steps:

  1. Switch off the monitor and disconnect it from the power line.
  2. Wipe the display screen using a soft, clean cloth dampened with the disinfectant
    solution.
  3. Wipe the exterior surface of the equipment using a soft cloth dampened with the
    disinfectant solution.
  4. Wipe off the disinfectant solution with a dry cloth after disinfection if necessary
  5. Dry the monitor for at least 30 minutes in a ventilated and cool place.

12. Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

13. EMC information

EMC information
Table 6
Table 7

Table 8
Recommended separation distances between portable and mobile RF communications equipment and the FC-IR101

Table 8

14. Commitment to quality and after-sales service
This product provides 1 year free maintenance service.
Note: The free service does not include the failure and damage due to user’s personal
reasons or unauthorized disassembling.
Caution
Please keep the purchase vouchers to facilitate future maintenance.

15. Manufacturer information

Shenzhen Finicare Co., Ltd
Address: Room 201, A Building, NO.1 Qianwan Road, Shengang Cooperative Zone, Qianhai, Shenzhen, China

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Warning: Changes or modifications made to this device not expressly approved by Shenzhen Finicare Co., Ltd may void the FCC authorization to operate this device.

Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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  1. I bought an FC-IR100 thermometer, but I don’t understand English. Would you have an instruction manual in French please. Thank you

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