MICROLIFE THERMO+
®
Infrared Thermometer
For safe, touch-free temperature measurement
Instruction Manual
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Dear Customer,
We thank you for purchasing the Microlife® Thermo+, the infrared thermometer
that allows you to take fast and accurate touch-free temperature readings.
The Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer is a high-quality product that has
been designed for use with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. With its unique
technology, the Microlife Thermo+ delivers a reliable, heat-interference-free
reading with each measurement. And to guarantee accuracy, this thermometer
performs a self-test every time it is switched on.
Read through these instructions carefully to understand this product’s functions
and safety information. We want you to be happy with your Microlife product.
If you have any inquiries, contact Microlife’s customer support center. Your
retailer or pharmacy can provide you with the contact information of the Microlife
dealer in your country. Or visit www.microlife.com for more information about
our products.
Stay healthy!
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Table of Contents
Product Overview
The Microlife Themo+ Infrared Thermometer and Application.........................3
What is included..............................................................................................4
Before Using the Microlife Thermo+ for the First Time
Powering the Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer...................................5
Downloading the Microlife Thermo+ App from the App Store............................5
Creating a User Profile....................................................................................5
Setting the Values for an Alert..........................................................................5
Taking Measurements with the Microlife Thermo+.....................................6
Before Taking a Measurement.........................................................................6
Taking a Measurement....................................................................................6
During Measurement......................................................................................7
Selecting the Temperature Metric....................................................................7
Appendix
Error Messages........................................................................................ 9-10
Facts about Body Temperature and Self-Measurement.................................10
Safety and Protection....................................................................................11
Care of Instrument........................................................................................11
Accuracy Test................................................................................................11
Disposal........................................................................................................12
Guarantee.....................................................................................................12
Technical Specifications.......................................................................... 12-13
Guarantee Card...........................................................................................14
Interpreting the Measurement Results........................................................7
Managing the Measurement Data
Saving, Deleting, Viewing, or Sharing Data.....................................................8
Managing a User Profile
Creating, Selecting, or Deleting a User Profile.................................................9
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Product Overview
The Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer and
Application
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1)
Connection Slot on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
2)
Microlife Thermo+ Plug
3)
Temperature Sensor
4)Light
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What is included:
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5)Measurement
• Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer x 1
6)Report
• Carrying Case x 1
7)Settings
• Instruction Manual x 1
8)Users
• Quick Start Guide x 1
Read the instructions carefully before using this device.
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Type BF applied part.
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Before Using the Microlife Thermo+ for the First Time
Powering the Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer
Setting the Values for an Alert (optional)
The thermometer is powered by your iOS device. To use the thermometer,
ensure your iOS device has enough battery power.
If measurement values for an alert have been recommended by a doctor, set the
values for the alert.
Open , and go to «Settings» to set and save the upper and lower temperature
limits.
Downloading the Microlife Thermo+ App from the App
Store
Go to the App Store and search for «Microlife Thermo+». Once this app has
been downloaded, the icon will appear on your iOS device.
☞ To download the app, you need an Apple ID with an email address and
password, as well as an active Internet connection. While the Microlife Thermo+
app is free to download, you may be subject to charges from your Internet
provider for using the Internet to do so.
Creating a User Profile (optional)
If more than one person will use the monitor, create a user profile to ensure that
each user’s data is stored separately. Open , and go to «User» to create a
profile.
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After completing these steps, you are ready to take a temperature
measurement.
Note: Confirm that the time and date on your iOS device are correct.
Taking Measurements with the Microlife Thermo+
Before Taking a Measurement
Taking a Measurement
• Do not drink or eat directly before or during a measurement, and avoid any
physical exertion.
• Open the «Microlife Thermo+» app automatically by connecting the
thermometer to the iOS device. Alternatively, click on the app displayed on
the iOS device screen.
• The thermometer and the patient must remain in a fixed environment for at
least 30 minutes.
• Select the measurement mode: Body Temperature or Object Temperature.
• Do not take a baby’s temperature during or directly after breast-feeding.
• Press «Start» to begin.
• Make sure that the measurement area is clean. Remove any dirt, hairs, or
sweat before moving the sensor to the measuring position.
• Place the thermometer’s sensor within 5 cm of the forehead or object.
A countdown to the measurement will begin (only in Body Temperature
Mode). Once the countdown has been completed, a blue LED light will light
up on the thermometer.
• Do not operate in the vicinity of strong transmitters, such as microwave and
shortwave appliances, and keep a minimum distance of about 30 cm from
wireless devices.
☞ Acclimatizing the Device to Room Temperature
The Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer must adapt to the ambient
temperature in order to measure body temperature precisely. This process
occurs automatically. However, it may take more than 30 minutes for the
thermometer to equalize its own temperature to that of the room, depending
on the temperature difference. Precise readings can only be taken once this
process has been completed.
• The measurement starts when the thermometer vibrates and beeps for the
first time.
• The measurement is completed when the thermometer vibrates and beeps
again.
Note: The Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer allows you to take both body and object temperature.
Body Temperature Mode: Used to take the temperature of your core body
temperature through your forehead. The thermometer measures infrared
energy that radiates from the forehead.
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Interpreting the Measurement Results
Object Temperature Mode: Used to take the temperature of objects, such as
liquids or surfaces, or the ambient temperature. The thermometer measures
infrared energy that radiates from an object.
During Measurement
• To take a measurement on the forehead, place the thermometer’s sensor
near the forehead (within 5 cm). Move the thermometer from the center of
the forehead to the temple within 3 seconds. If this is not possible, repeat the
measurement for an accurate reading.
• Do not remove the thermometer from the measuring position until it has
beeped to signal the end of the reading.
Note: Temperature readings obtained by scanning above the eyebrow area will provide the greatest accuracy.
Selecting the Temperature Metric
Go to «Settings» and select «Change Metric» to change ºC to ºF or vice versa.
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• The result - High, Good, or Low - will be displayed on your iOS device’s
screen.
• Results are based on the values set by the user or on the thermometer’s
default values.
• An alert alarm will sound when the body temperature is higher than 37.5 ºC
/ 99.5 ºF (by default), indicating the possibility of fever. If you set your own
values, the alert alarm will be based on the new values that have been set.
• Do not compare readings taken from different parts of the body, in different
locations, or at different times, since normal body temperature varies
depending on the body area, environment, and time of day.
Normal body temperature ranges:
• Axillary: 34.7 - 37.7 °C / 94.5 - 99.1 °F
• Oral: 35.5 - 37.5 °C / 95.9 - 99.5 °F
• Rectal: 36.6 - 38.0 °C / 97.9 - 100.4 °F
• Microlife Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer: 35.4 - 37.4 °C / 95.7 - 99.3 °F
Note:
• Body temperature is highest in the evening
• Body temperature is lowest one hour before waking up.
Managing the Measurement Data
Saving Data
in a specific timeline, choose the intended period of view.
• Press «Save» to store the measurement results. If you do not wish to keep a
measurement, press «Cancel».
• To store measurement results from another thermometer, go to «Manual
Input».
☞ The amount of data saved depends on the memory capacity of your iOS
device. A warning message will appear when the memory is full. Delete old data
to save new data.
Deleting Data
1D - One day
1W - One week
1M - One month
All - All measurements stored
Sharing Data
Go to «Report» and press « » to share data*.
*Data is shared via email in CSV format. To use this function, an email account
must be set up in your iOS device and an Internet connection is needed.
• Delete Individual Data: Go to «Report» and press «Edit».
• Delete All Data: Go to «Settings» and press «Reset Data».
Viewing Data
Go to «Report» to view data.
• Viewing Individual Data: Swipe the screen vertically to see data taken in
the same month. To view data taken in different months, swipe the screen
horizontally.
• Viewing Data in a Line Graph: Turn the iOS device horizontally. To view data
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Managing a User Profile
Appendix
Creating a User Profile
Error Messages
Creating a profile for an individual user ensures that each individual's data is
stored separately. Go to «User» and choose «+» to create a new user. Up to
10 profiles can be created.
The thermometer is equipped with predefined error messages to notify the user
of measurement discrepancies.
Selecting a User Profile
Go to «User», select the user listed and proceed to take a measurement.
Error
Measured
Temperature
Too High
Deleting a User Profile
Go to «User», click «Edit», and select the user to be deleted.
Measured
Temperature
Too Low
Description
Measured
temperature is
higher than:
• 42.2 °C / 108 °F
(Body Mode)
• 100 °C / 212 °F
(Object Mode)
Measured
temperature is
lower than:
• 34.0 °C / 93.2 °F
(Body Mode)
• 0 °C / 32.0 °F
(Object Mode)
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Potential cause and remedy
Body or Object temperature is
higher than normal. Check for
an incorrect measurement, take
a control measurement, or seek
medical advice.
Body or Object temperature is lower
than normal. Check for an incorrect
measurement, take a control
measurement, or seek medical
advice.
Error
Ambient
Temperature
Too High
Description
Ambient
temperature is
higher than:
Potential cause and remedy
The environment is too hot. The
thermometer cannot work properly.
Choose a cooler place.
Ambient
Temperature
Too Low
• 40.0 °C / 104.0 °F
(Body and Object
Mode)
Ambient
temperature is
lower than:
The environment is too cold. The
thermometer cannot work properly.
Choose a warmer place.
• 16.0 °C / 60.8 °F
(Body Mode)
• 5.0 °C / 41.0 °F
(Object Mode)
Facts about Body Temperature and
Self-Measurement
• Always take the temperature in the same place, because readings will vary in
different environments.
• Do not move the measurement device from the measuring area before
hearing the termination beep.
• Doctors recommend rectal measurement for newborn infants younger than 6
months, as all other measuring methods might lead to ambiguous results.
• If a touch-free thermometer is used on infants, we recommend always
verifying the readings with a rectal measurement thermometer.
• A control measurement using a conventional thermometer is recommended
in the following cases:
- if the reading is surprisingly low.
- if you are using the thermometer for the first time and want to familiarize yourself with it.
This thermometer is not suitable for measuring the temperature of:
• infants up to 100 days old.
• children under the age of three who have a weakened immune system
or react unusually in the presence or absence of fever.
• The above usages are not recommended. If the device is used in any of
these cases, a control measurement using a conventional thermometer
must be taken.
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Safety and Protection
• This instrument has sensitive components and must be treated with care.
• Protect the thermometer from the following:
- extreme temperatures.
- damage from impact or drops.
- contamination and dust.
- direct sunlight.
- heat and cold.
• Do not use the instrument if it is damaged or if you notice anything unusual
about it.
• Do not use the thermometer in damp environments.
• Do not open up the device. It contains small parts that might be swallowed by
children.
• A basic physiological effect called vasoconstriction can occur in the early
stages of fever, resulting in cooler skin. The recorded temperature using this
thermometer can, therefore, be unusually low at this time.
• If the measurement result is not consistent with the user's findings or if it is
unusually low, repeat measurements every 15 minutes, or double-check the
results with another type of core-body-temperature measurement.
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Ensure that children do not use the instrument unsupervised; some parts are small enough to be swallowed.
Use of this instrument is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your physician.
Care of Instrument
• Do not scratch the surface of the temperature sensor.
• Make sure that no liquid enters the inside of the thermometer.
• Use an alcohol swab or cotton tissue moistened with alcohol (70% Isopropyl)
to clean the lens of the thermometer’s temperature sensor.
• If the sensor becomes dirty during or after a reading, clean it with a cotton bud
dipped in cleaning alcohol before putting the thermometer away
Never use abrasive cleaning agents, thinners, or benzene for cleaning. Never immerse the instrument in water or other cleaning liquids.
Accuracy test
We recommend that this instrument is tested for accuracy every 2 years or after
any mechanical impact (e.g., being dropped). Contact Microlife’s service center
to arrange a test.
Disposal
Batteries and electronic devices must be disposed of in accordance
with the locally applicable regulations, not with domestic waste.
Technical Specifications
Product Name:
Microlife® Thermo+ Infrared Thermometer FR4GAPO-M
Operating
Temperature:
Body Mode: 16 - 40 °C / 60.8 - 104 °F
Object Mode: 5 - 40 °C / 41 - 104 °F
-20 - +50 °C / -4 - +122 °F
Guarantee
Storage Temperature:
Measurement Range:
This instrument is covered by a 2-year guarantee from the date of purchase. The
guarantee is valid only on presentation of the guarantee card completed by the
dealer (see back) confirming date of purchase or the receipt.
Measurement
Accuracy:
• The guarantee covers the instrument. Packaging is not included.
• Opening or altering the instrument invalidates the guarantee.
Body Mode: 34.0 - 42.2 °C / 93.2 - 108 °F
Object Mode: 0 - 100 °C / 32 - 212 °F
Body Mode:
34.0 - 35.9 °C: ± 0.3 °C / 93.2 - 96.6 °F ±0.5 °F
36.0 - 39.0 °C: ± 0.2 °C / 96.8 - 102.2 °F ±0.4 °F
39.1 - 42.2 °C: ± 0.3 °C / 102.3 - 107.9 °F ±0.5 °F
Object Mode:
0 - 100 °C: ± 1 °C / 32 - 212 °F ±0.2 °F
Approx. 15 g
• The guarantee does not cover damage caused by improper handling,
accidents, or non-compliance with the operating instructions.
Weight:
• Contact Microlife’s customer service center for further details (see foreword).
Dimensions (L x W x H): Approx. 34 × 58 × 11 mm
Runs on Apple iOS
devices:
iPod touch (4th generation) • iPod touch (3rd generation) iPhone 4S • iPhone 4 • iPhone 3GS • iPad
(3rd generation) • iPad 2 • iPad
Operating System:
Apple iOS 5.0 or higher
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Power Source
From the connected Apple device
Reference to
Standards:
Device standard: Device corresponds to the
requirements of the standard for infrared
thermometers
ASTM E 1965
EN 12470-5
IEC 60601-1
IEC 60601-1-2
Electromagnetic Compatibility: Device fulfills the
stipulations of the standard IEC 60601-1-2.
This device complies with the requirements of the Medical Device Directive
93/42/EEC. Technical alterations reserved.
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Guarantee Card
Name of Purchaser
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Specialist Dealer
Europe / Middle-East / Africa
Asia
North / Central / South America
Microlife AG
Espenstrasse 139
9443 Widnau / Switzerland
Tel. +41 / 71 727 70 30
Fax +41 / 71 727 70 39
Email admin@microlife.ch
www.microlife.com
Microlife Corporation
9F, 431, RuiGang Road, NeiHu
Taipei, 11492, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel. 886 2 8797-1288
Fax.886 2 8797-1283
Email service@microlife.com.tw
www.microlife.com
Microlife USA, Inc.
1617 Gulf to Bay Blvd., 2nd Floor Ste A
Clearwater, FL 33755 / USA
Tel. +1 727 442 5353
Fax +1 727 442 5377
Email msa@microlifeusa.com
www.microlife.com
Designed for use with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
IB ThermoPlus EN 4912
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