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RT-1261A Ear and Forehead Thermometer
Owner’s Manual
311-1261000-009 Version 1.0 April, 2009
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
nu-beca RT-1261A Ear and Forehead Thermometer
READ THIS BEFORE USING
The following basic safety precautions
should always be taken.
1. Close supervision is necessary when the thermometer
is used by, on, or near children, handicapped persons or
invalids.
2. Use the thermometer only for the intended use described in
this manual.
3. Do not use the thermometer if it is not working properly, or if it
has suffered any damage.
KEEP THESE INSTRUIONS
TABLE OF CONTENT
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Cautions and Warnings
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Restrictions of Use
08
Introduction
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Highlighted Features
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Package Contents
11
Thermometer Parts
12
LCD Screen
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Replacing the Battery
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About Normal Body Temperature & Fever
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Using the Device
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As an Ear Thermometer
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Hints on Taking Ear Temperature
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As a Skin/Surface Scan Thermometer
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Recalling the Memory
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Viewing Results on a Personal Computer
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Care & Cleaning
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Fever Indicator
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Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Symbol Information
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Warranty
Cautions and Warnings
As with any thermometer, proper technique is crucial to
obtaining accurate temperature readings. Please read this
manual thoroughly and carefully before using.
Always store the thermometer in a cool and dry place
-20 ℃ to 60℃(-4℉ to 140℉)and relative humidity less than 95%.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Avoid dropping the thermometer.
Do not touch the probe lens.
Do not disassemble the thermometer.
Basic safety precautions should always be observed,
especially when the thermometer is used on or near children
and disabled persons.
This thermometer is not intended to subsitute for a
consultation with your physician.
The skin/surface scan temperature serves as a reference
only. It cannot be a judgment on fever.
Temperature of left and right ear may differ. Always measure
using the same ear.
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Restrictions of Use
This thermometer is clinically proven to produce accurate
temperature measurements. However, please be advised of the
following:
Accuracy cannot be ensured for a person who has deformity
in the ear such that the thermometer probe cannot be
properly inserted into the ear canal.
Accuracy cannot be ensured when blood or drainage is found
in the ear canal.
If ear drops or medications have been placed in one ear, take
temperature from the other ear.
If you wear ear plug or hearing aid, remove the device and
wait for 15 minutes before taking temperature.
NOTE
Never try to clean inside the ears. You may accidentally damage the
eardrum or its surrounding tissues. Remove excess earwax only when
you can reach it with a clean cloth. Consult a physician if you suspect the
presence of excess earwax.
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing nu-beca RT-1261A ear and forehead
thermometer. This innovative medical device relies on advanced
infrared (IR) technology to measure temperature instantly
and accurately through two convenient sites: the ear canal and
the surface of the skin over the temple.
nu-beca RT-1261A ear and forehead thermometer is an elegantly
designed infrared thermometer meant for your family.
Intended use
nu-beca RT-1261A ear and forehead thermometer is intended for the
intermittent measurement and monitoring of human body
temperature from ear canal or skin/surface scan. The device is
intended for use by people of all ages in the home.
How does it work
The thermometer measures the infrared heat generated by the
eardrum and its surrounding tissue, or by the surface of the
skin over the temporal artery. The thermometer then converts it
into a temperature value shown on LCD.
NOTE
The thermometer does not emit any infrared signal.
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Highlighted Features
Provide two body temperatures: ear or skin/surface scan.
Fast and accurate: meets the accuracy requirement specified
in ASTM E1965-98 and the EC directive 93/42/EEC.
Non-contact measurement does not require lens filter, there
by saving cost of replacement.
Automatically power down if left unused over 3 minutes.
Memory function allows you to recall previous results up to
10 previous results.
Easy to read LCD with backlight (green light for normal body
temperature and red light for fever indicator) and the night
light for dark environment or night.
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Package Contents
nu-beca RT-1261A
Ear and Forehead
Thermometer
Two 1.5V AAA
Batteries
User’s Manual
Storage Case
Warranty Card
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Thermometer Parts
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1
Probe cover
2
Night light
3
On/Memory button
4
Sticker
5
Battery cover
6
Data port
7
Probe lens
8
Probe
9
Scan button
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1
2
9
3
5
4
6
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LCD Screen
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1
2
9
4
8
5
12
6
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Ear temperature indicator
2
Skin/Surface temperature indicator
3
Temperature scanning in progress
4
Temperature reading
5
Memory mode
6
Record numbers
7
Low bettery indicator
8
Temperature unit
9
Communication symbol
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Replacing the Battery
The thermometer comes with two 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries.
Replace them when “ ” appears. Please follow the steps to
replace new batteries.
Step 1
Remove the battery cover.
Step 2
Place the new battery in the
battery compartment and press
it in until the battery is firmly secured.
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Step 3
Reattach the battery cover.
NOTE
Although the thermometer works when “ ” appears, we still
recommend that you change the battery to obtain an accurate result.
Remove the battery if stored for a long period of time.
The battery should be kept out of reach of children. If batteries are
swallowed, contact a physician immediately.
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About Normal Body
Temperature & Fever
Body temperature can vary from one individual/person to next.
It also varies by location on the body and time of day. Below
shows the statistical normal ranges from different sites. Please
keep in mind that temperatures measured from different sites,
even at the same time, should not be directly compared.
Fever indicates that the body temperature is higher
than normal. This symptom may be caused by infection,
overdressing or immunization. Some people may not
experience fever even when they are ill. These include, but
are not limited to, infants younger than 3 months old, persons
with compromised immune systems, persons taking antibiotics,
steroids or antipyretics (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen), or
persons with certain chronic illnesses. Please consult your
physician when you feel ill even if you do not have fever.
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Table 1*
Body Site
Normal Temperature Range
Oral
35.5℃ - 37.5℃(95.9℉ - 99.5℉)
Axillary
(underarm)
34.7℃ - 37.3℃(94.5℉ - 99.1℉)
Rectal
36.6℃ - 38.0℃(97.9℉ - 100.4℉)
Ear
35.8℃ - 38.0℃(96.4℉ - 100.4℉)
*1. Chamberlain, J. M. Terndrup, T. E., New Light on Thermometer
Readings,Contemporary Pediatrics, March 1994.
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Using the Device
As an Ear Thermometer
Step 1
Remove the probe cover first.
Step 2
Turn on the thermometer.
Press and release the On / Memory
button. When ready, the thermometer
displays the last measurement.
Step 3
Gently fit the probe into the ear canal.
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Step 4
Press and release the Scan button.
Do not remove the thermometer until it
beeps.
Step 5
Read the result.
“
” is shown together with a
temperature value.
NOTE
The thermometer does not require any costly lens filters.
Turn off the thermometer by pressing On / Memory button twice. It will
automatically turn off if left idle for 3 minutes.
If you need to take another reading, wait “
” flashing before taking
another measurement.
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Hints on Taking Ear Temperture
As with any other thermometer, you may observe slight
variations in consecutive measurements. It is recommended
that you take 3 temperature readings and use the highest
one for the following situations:
Infants younger than 3 months old.
Children younger than 3 years old who have a compromised
immune system and the presence / absence of fever is critical.
When you are learning to use the thermometer.
Do not take a reading while eating and /or talking. Wait 30
minutes after any of the following situations before taking
a measurement:
When you have your ear covered.
After exercising, swimming, or taking a bath. When expose to
extreme temperature.
To take accurate readings, the ear must be free from excess
earwax build-up.
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As a Skin/Surface Scan Thermometer
Step 1
Make sure the probe cover is capped.
Step 2
Turn on the thermometer.
Press and release the On / Memory
button. The thermometer displays the
last measurement.
Step 3
Put the probe on the temple.
Press and hold the Scan button. Make
sure the probe is flat on the temple, not
at an angle.
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Step 4
Read the result.
Release the button and read the
result. “
” is shown together with
a temperature value and beeps.
NOTE
As the skin/surface scan temperature is likely to be affected by sweat,
oil and the surroundings, the reading shall be taken as a reference only.
If the probe is placed at an angle on the skin/surface scan, the reading
will be affected by surrounding temperature.
You can perform a skin/surface scan from 3 cm away.
Turn off the thermometer by pressing On / Memory button twice. Or
leave for 3 minutes after a temperature measurement, the thermometer
will automatically turn off.
If you need to take another reading, for the flashing “
” flashing
before taking another measurement.
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Recalling the Memory
Your thermometer stores 10 most recent readings.
Step 1
Be sure the thermometer is OFF
before recalling this memory.
Step 2
Press the On / Memory button to
turn on the thermometer.
Step 3
Press the On / Memory button for 3
seconds to enter memory mode.
When the memory is full, the oldest
result is deleted as the new one
added. When the last record displayed
in the LCD, press On / Memory
button again to return the first record.
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▲
Each time you press the On / Memory
button, a result will be displayed in
the order of dates (latest result shown
first), together with “ ” and number
( from 1 to 10 ).
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Step 4
Exit the memory.
Press the Scan button and LCD will show latest results with
flashing “
” . Then press On / Memory button twice to exit the
memory.
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Care & Cleaning
Keep the probe clean, as earwax and grease build up may
affect the measurement.
To clean the probe lens, wipe it gently with an 70% alcohol
swab or soft cloth moistened with 70% alcohol.
The probe is not waterproof. Please wipe with a clean cloth
which is dry or dampened with 70% alcohol.
The body of the thermometer is not water-resistant. Never
put the thermometer under a running tap or submerge it
into water. Use a soft and dry cloth to clean it. Do not use
abrasive cleaners.
Store the thermometer in a cool and dry location. Free from
dust and away from direct sunlight.
Fever Indicator
When the measurement is equal or over 38.0℃, red backlight
is shown together with the result. The red backlight will last for
3 seconds and turn off.
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Troubleshooting
The table below shows problems you may encounter. All
error messages below would be shown together with orange
backlight. Please follow “what to do” to resolve problems. If the
problem still exists, please call your local dealer for help.
Message
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What it means
What to do
Appear when environmental
temperature is below 10℃.
Put the thermometer under
operating temperature range
of 10℃ to 40℃.
Appear when environmental
temperature is above 40℃.
Put the thermometer under
operating temperature range
of 10℃ to 40
Battery is low and “ ”
is shown on LCD.
Please replace batteries as
soon as possible.
Appears when the batteries
can’t provide enough power
for a test.
Please replace new batteries.
Temperature measurement
falls outside the displayed
temperature range: ear
temperature range from 32℃
to 43℃;skin/surface scan
temperature range from 23℃
to 44℃.
Please follow this manual to
take a reading again.
nu-beca RT-1261A Ear and Forehead Thermometer
Specifications
Model no.
RT-1261A
Dimensions
162.2mm(W) x 38mm(H) x 32.4mm(D)
Weight
102.46 (include 2 x1.5V AAA batteries)
Battery
2 x 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries
External output
UART (USB& RS232) /ZigBee /Bluetooth
Displayed
temperature range
Ear temperature displayed range: 32℃ to
43 (89.6℉~109.4
Skin/surface scan temperature displayed
range: 23℃ to 44 (73.4℉~111.2
Display resolution
0.1℃
Accuracy
Meet the accuracy requirement specified
in ASTM E1965-98
±0.2 (±0.4℉) for the range of 36.0℃ to
39.0 (96.8℉ to 102.2℉)
±0.3℃(±0.5℉) from 34.0℃ to 35.9℃
(93.2℉ to 96.6℉) and from 39.1℃ to
42.2℃ (102.4℉ to 108.0℉)
Temperature unit
Operating temperature range
Operating humidity
Storage temperature range
10℃ to 40℃ (50℉ to 104
95% RH or less
-20℃ to 60 ℃ (-4℉ to 140
Storage humidity
95% RH or less
Memory capacity
10 measurements
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Symbol Information
Symbol
Referent
Consult instructions for use
Keep away from sunlight
Keep dry
Temperature limitation
Date of manufacture
Manufacturer
Serial number
Caution, consult accompanying
documents
Authorized representative in the
European Community
CE mark
Type BF equipment
Do not use if package is damaged.
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Warranty
nu-beca warrants this product to be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of ONE year from the
date of purchase.
During the warranty period, if this product is found to be
defective, you may bring it together with the purchase receipt
and Warranty Certificate on a carry-in basis to nu-beca’s office
during normal business hours for warranty service. We will
then repair or replace defective parts or exchange the whole
product as we select, at no charge to the original owner. After
such repair, replacement or exchange, the product will be
warranted from the date of purchase.
This warranty is valid only if the Warranty Certificate and
Warranty Registration Card are duly complete with date
of purchase, serial number and dealer’s stamp, and if the
Warranty Registration Card is sent to local distributor office
not later than 14 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty is void if this product has been repaired or
serviced by unauthorized personnel. This warranty does not
cover defects caused by misuse, abuse, accident, tampering,
poor maintenance, fire or any other acts beyond human
control.
Except as stated in the above paragraphs, nu-beca disclaims
all other warranties, implied or expressed, including the
warranties of merchantability of fitness for a particular
purpose with respect to the use of this product. nu-beca
shall not be liable for any direct, consequential or incidental
damages arising out of the use or inability to use product.
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