LifeSource DT-604 User's Manual

Flex-Tip Digital Thermometer
Soft flexible tip for safer measuring
DISPLAY WINDOW
BATTERY COVER
MEASURING SENSOR
START BUTTON
(DT-604)
Congratulations on your purchase of the LifeSource Flex-Tip Digital
Thermometer. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure accurate
temperatures and safe operation. When used properly, this high quality
product will give you years of accurate, dependable service.
SAFETY INFORMATION
❑ High, prolonged fever requires medical attention especially for young children.
In case of high readings, please contact your physician.
❑ Do not allow children to take their temperature unattended.
❑ Read the enclosed instructions carefully to ensure accurate temperature readings.
❑ Do not allow children to walk or run while taking temperature.
The probe could present a hazard.
❑ Use only the commercial disinfectants listed in this manual to clean the thermometer. The thermometer must be intact when immersed in liquid disinfectant.
For more information, see the section Cleaning and Disinfecting.
❑ Never boil the thermometer.
❑ Avoid bending the thermometer tip more than 45˚.
❑ Do not open the thermometer except to replace the battery.
❑ Keep battery away from children.
CHANGING THE BATTERY
When the “ ▼ ” appears in the lower right of the
display, the battery is exhausted and needs replacing.
Make sure you use the same type of battery and
proceed as follows: Remove battery cover. Use a small
screwdriver or a straight pin to remove battery. Insert
new equivalent battery type (1.5V, LR41). Ensure battery is correctly positioned with the “+” facing up.
Carefully replace the battery cover. Properly dispose of
the battery, keeping it from small children and heat.
SWITCHING BETWEEN FAHRENHEIT & CELSIUS
1. Press and release the START button.
2. Wait for display to read --- °C / --- °F (approx. 5 seconds) .
3. Before °C/°F begins flashing, press the Start button for three seconds.
4. Unit will switch from °C/°F.
5. When °C/°F symbol begins to flash, the thermometer is ready to take
your temperature.
NOTE: The last reading is erased from memory when measurement
mode is switched.
SPECIAL PRODUCT FEATURES
❑ Reads temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius.
❑ Beeps when peak temperature is reached.
❑ Convenient memory feature: automatic recall of last temperature reading.
❑ 100% waterproof.
❑ Long-life, replaceable battery (approximately 1,500 temperatures).
❑ Low battery indicator “ ▼ ”.
❑ Auto-Off in approximately 10 minutes.
❑ Oral, rectal or underarm use.
❑ Flexible tip for added comfort and safety.
❑ Includes 5 free probe covers.
HOW TO CARE FOR THIS PRODUCT
❑ Use of probe covers is recommended to help avoid spreading germs
and to keep the thermometer clean. The thermometer should be
cleaned after every use even when probe covers are used.
❑ Clean the thermometer using isopropyl alcohol or soap and water.
❑ Store the unit in the protective case while not in use.
❑ Do not store or keep in direct sunlight, or in high temperatures.
❑ Do not drop the thermometer, as this may damage the unit.
WHAT IS A “NORMAL” TEMPERATURE?
Temperature readings vary among individuals. A normal temperature
refers to each individual’s average temperature while they are well. Normal
average temperatures range from 97°F/36.1°C to 100°F/37.7°C when
taken orally. Oral, underarm, and rectal temperatures vary by approximately 1°F
(0.5°C). A rectal temperature is considered your real or “core” body temperature. A rectal temperature is 1°F/0.5°C higher than an oral reading
and an underarm temperature is 1°F/0.5°C lower than an oral reading.
TO RECALL THE LAST TEMPERATURE
1. Press the START button to turn on the unit. The last measured temperature will be shown in the display with the letter “M” shown under the
degree sign for approximately 3 seconds.
2.The thermometer will be in “ready-to-measure” mode and the recalled
temperature will be erased. Note: If the device is switch off before completion of temperature, the thermometer automatically goes to “readyto-measure” mode.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
The thermometer is 100% waterproof and may be immersed in water or
disinfectant solution for cleaning. It is recommended that you use one of
the disinfectants listed below. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using the disinfectant.
Name of
disinfectant
Manufacturer
Isopropyl
alcohol 70%
Gigasept FF
Dilution
with water
Max. duration
95.0%
Immerse for
24 hours
Immerse for
24 hours
HOW TO TAKE TEMPERATURE
1. Place a probe cover carefully over the tip
(see figure on right). Select oral, underarm
or rectal as your measurement site (see
following instructions).
2. Push the START button. The thermometer will beep and the display will
read: “188.8°FM”. This is a function check indicating the unit is working properly. If a previous reading is stored in memory, the thermometer will display the last temperature for three seconds. The thermometer
is ready to measure when the °F or °C symbol is seen on the display.
ORAL USE
❑ Do not drink hot or cold fluids, exercise, smoke, or
perform other activities that raise or lower
temperature readings.
❑ Place the probe tip well under the tongue as
indicated by the ✔ (see figure on right). The mouth
should remain closed up to 5 minutes before taking a reading. Instruct
children not to bite down on the thermometer.
❑ Approximate measuring time is 30 seconds. Opening of mouth or
improper placement of the probe tip can result in longer read time.
3. The °F or °C symbol will continuously flash until a temperature
reading is complete. Please note that the “ ▼ ” indicates a low battery
which may affect the accuracy of a reading. Replace battery (see
“Changing the Battery” section) before measuring temperature. An
“ERR” message in the window indicates your unit is not functioning
properly. Ensure that batteries are installed correctly and review instructions for proper operation.
UNDERARM (AXILLARY) USE
❑ From a medical point of view, this method will
always give an inaccurate reading and should not
be used if a precise measurement is required.
❑ Wipe underarm with a dry towel.
❑ Place probe tip in armpit and bring arm down against the body. The
probe should be pointing upward parallel to the arm.
❑ Approximate measuring time is 30 seconds or longer depending on
placement of the probe and closure of the arm against the body.
4. When peak temperature is reached, the °F or °C symbol will stop flashing, and the thermometer will beep repeatedly. It is not necessary to
hear the beep to ensure the peak temperature has been reached. When
the °F or °C symbol stops flashing and the display reads a consistent
temperature, the peak temperature has been reached.
5. Read and record the temperature and time for reference. The reading
will automatically be stored in memory until another reading is
taken or the batteries are removed from the thermometer.
RECTAL USE
❑ Commonly used for babies, young children or when it is difficult to
take an oral or underarm temperature.
❑ After placing the probe cover on the thermometer, lubricate with a
water-soluble lubricant.
❑ Gently insert the probe tip no more than 1/2 inch or 1.3cm into the
6. Push the START button to turn the unit off. If you do not turn the unit
off, it will shut off automatically in approximately 10 minutes.
rectum. Do not force the tip into the rectum if resistance is encountered.
❑ Dispose of the used probe cover and wash the thermometer as
recommended.
❑ Approximate measuring time is 30 seconds.
SPECIFICATIONS
RANGE:
89.6° - 109.2° F (32.0° - 42.9° C)
PRECAUTIONS
❑ Do not drop unit or subject to shock.
❑ Do not boil the probe. Clean the probe with isopropyl alcohol.
❑ Do not use solvents or thinners on the unit.
❑ Do not store the unit in direct sunlight or at high temperature.
❑ Do not attempt to disassemble the unit except to replace the battery.
ACCURACY:
± 0.2°F between 96.0° and 104.2° F
± 0.1°C between 34.0° and 42.0° C
At standard room temperature of 64° - 82.4° F (18.0° - 28° C)
DISPLAY:
Liquid Crystal display 3.0 digits
BATTERY:
One 1.5V button size battery (LR41)
POWER CONSUMPTION:
Measurement mode: 0.1 mA
Off: .001 mA
Beeper: 0.15 mA
Backlight: 5 mA
BATTERY LIFE:
Approximately 800 measurements
DIMENSIONS:
4.9” x 0.6” x 0.4” (12.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm)
Schike &
Mayr GmbH
5.0%
Lysoformin 3000
Rosemann GmbH
6.0%
Immerse for
24 hours
FAST READ:
Provides readings in approximately 30 seconds
Aseptisol
Bode Chemie
4.0%
Immerse for
24 hours
BEEPER:
Beeps approximately 10 seconds after peak temperature is reached.
WEIGHT:
Approximately 10 grams including battery
WARRANTY
A&D Medical warrants to the first retail purchaser that this digital thermometer is free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. This warranty does not cover batteries or
damage resulting from improper handling or use. To obtain replacement
product, please return the product, freight and insurance pre-paid,
together with proof of purchase and applicable shipping costs to A&D
Medical at the address below. Canadian residents can return the product to
Auto Control Medical. Call us toll-free at 1-888-726-9966 for shipping
costs and further information (in Canada, call 1-800-463-5414). At A&D
Medical’s option, the product will be replaced with a new or refurbished
product of equal value. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED
ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES. Some states may have laws which amend this warranty.
In United States:
A&D Medical
A division of A&D Engineering
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Toll-free LifeSource Health Line 1-888-726-9966
www.LifeSourceOnline.com
In Canada:
Auto Control Medical, Inc.
6695 Millcreek Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 5R8
1-800-463-5414
www.autocontrol.com