Philips HF370/HF375 User's Manual

SensorTouch
TEMPLE
THERMOMETER
Gentle stroke of forehead
measures temperature
FAST & EASY
GUARANTEED
ACCURACY
HF370/HF375
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an appliance, especially when children are present,
basic safety precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
1. Do not use while bathing.
2. Do not place or store product where it can fall or be pulled
into a tub or sink.
3. Do not try to sterilize thermometer in boiling water.
See Care & Maintenance Section for cleaning instructions.
4. This unit is intended for household use only.
For information on thermometers for professional
use, please call 1-877-SEE-TEMP (733-8367).
5. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used
by, on or near children or invalids.
6. Use this product only for its intended use as described in
this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by
Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
7. Never operate this product if it is not working properly, if
it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
There are no user serviceable parts except replacement
battery. Return thermometer to any Authorized Norelco
Service Location for examination, repair, or adjustment.
8. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray)
products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
9. Keep out of reach of children.
10. Do not let children place thermometer or thermometer
cap in mouth.
11. The thermometer is not shock resistant. Do not drop it
or expose it to shock.
12. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
13. Do not use this thermometer for measurements
other than temporal body temperature.
14. Use of this thermometer is not intended as a
substitute for consultation with your physician.
15. If your thermometer will not be used on a regular basis,
remove battery to prevent possible damage due to
chemical leakage. If battery does leak, remove carefully.
Do not allow bare skin to touch leaking fluid.
16. Dispose of used battery properly. Do not wrap in metal
or aluminum foil.Wrap in newspaper before discarding.
Do not incinerate. Battery may explode if overheated.
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INSTRUCTIONS
Table of Contents
FEATURES
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If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips SensorTouch
Thermometer, Philips will refund you the full purchase price.
The SensorTouch Thermometer must be shipped prepaid by
insured mail, insurance prepaid, and have the sales receipt,
indicating purchase price and the date of purchase, enclosed.
The SensorTouch Thermometer must be postmarked no later
than 60 days after the date of purchase. Philips reserves the
right to verify the purchase price of the product and limit
refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
INTRODUCTION
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HOW DOES THIS SENSORTOUCH
THERMOMETER WORK?
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BODY TEMPERATURE
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Send dated sales receipt, your complete name and address as
indicated below, and the product, prepaid to:
BATTERY
INSTALLATION/REPLACEMENT
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AFFIXING PRODUCT LABEL
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INDICATORS
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HOW TO TAKE A TEMPERATURE
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
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TROUBLESHOOTING &
ASSISTANCE
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60-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
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A Division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation
P.O. Box 1116
Skokie, IL 60076
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SPANISH INSTRUCTIONS
WARRANTY
Back Cover
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FEATURES
LED Indicator Light
Thermopile Infrared Sensor
Sensor Cone
Angled Head
Battery
Compartment
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LCD Display
LED Indicator
Light
Soft Touch ON/OFF Button
• Auto-OFF
• Contoured body style
• Attractive, Pearlescent finish
(model HF375 only)
• 9V Battery Included
• Full One Year
Warranty
• Philips 60-Day
Money-Back Guarantee
• Storage Case
(Model HF375 Only)
• Protective Sensor Cap
(Keep out of reach of children)
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the new,
revolutionary Philips SensorTouch Temple Thermometer.
Your new Philips SensorTouch Temple Thermometer is the
first and only totally non-invasive system with advanced
infrared technology, providing maximum ease of use with
quick, consistently accurate measurements.Advanced,
patented technology measures temperature with a gentle
stroke across the forehead.
The SensorTouch Temple Thermometer is clinically proven
as consistently accurate as rectal thermometers and accepted
for use in major hospitals, making it the ideal thermometer
for use with newborns, infants, children or adults.
The SensorTouch Temple Thermometer has patented
software, providing arterial heat balance.This unique
process determines temperature by accurately measuring
the thermal balance between the tissues warming from
arterial blood and tissue cooling caused by heat loss (gain)
to the environment.
SensorTouch Temple Thermometer ... fast, accurate and
totally non-invasive.
Why take temperature measurements at the
temple?
The best place to measure temperature is the center of
the heart, however; this is an invasive procedure, used
only when under a doctor’s supervision. Doctors know
that measurement of the blood temperature in a main
artery accurately reflects true body temperature.
The SensorTouch Temple Thermometer is
designed to measure temperature directly via
the skin surface over the temporal artery.
The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the
carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main
trunk of the arterial system. It is considered a major
artery, offering constant blood flow. It is the only such
artery positioned very close to the skin surface to provide
an accurate measurement. It is ideally located at the front
portion of the forehead, providing ease of use.
SensorTouch is easier to use than other types of
measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and
in-ear because it is non-invasive therefore, doesn’t have to
go into any orifices.This thermometer has been clinically
tested in major university hospitals, with readings proven to
be as accurate as rectal measurements.
HOW DOES THIS SENSORTOUCH
THERMOMETER WORK?
The Philips SensorTouch Thermometer is the first totally
non-invasive system with advanced infrared technology,
providing maximum ease of use with instant, consistently
accurate measurements.
As you gently stroke the thermometer across the
forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor
performs two processes:
• It scans like a video camera, capturing naturally
emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply,
locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
• The patented system measures ambient air
temperature at the very same time.
The patented “arterial heat balance” (AHB) software
then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately
determine and display peak temperature.
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BODY TEMPERATURE
Body temperature is the temperature inside a person’s
body.Traditionally, this temperature is measured orally or
rectally.These methods, however, take several minutes.
Moreover, the accuracy of oral measurements can be
effected by the breathing (causing a decrease in
temperature) or beverages that have just been consumed
(causing either an increase or decrease in temperature).
The best place to measure body temperature would be
inside the heart.The infrared sensor of the Philips
SensorTouch measures body temperature on the skin
surface over the arteries in the temple.These arteries
are in close connection with the heart and therefore
quickly reflect changes in the body’s temperature. In
addition, they lie close to the surface of the skin and are
therefore very suitable for non-invasive measurement.
Rectal measurement is generally considered the most
accurate type of temperature measurement. Clinical tests
have shown measurements carried out with the Philips
SensorTouch Temple Thermometer to be just as
accurate as rectal measurements.
Ideal for Infants and Children
The Philips SensorTouch method is quick, simple, accurate
and comfortable and therefore very suitable for measuring
the temperature of children.You do not need to undress
your child; a single stroke across the temple will produce
an accurate result in only a few seconds. Small children
even experience the “caress” with which you carry out
the measurement as pleasant and comforting.
Normal Temperature
“Normal temperature” is the body temperature of a
healthy person. Not everybody has the same normal
body temperature. Moreover, this temperature depends
on the area on which it is measured, the time of day,
the ambient temperature and the amount of
physical exercise a person has had just before the
measurement.
A temperature measured with the Philips
SensorTouch thermometer can be considered
normal if it lies between 97.5F and 99.5F (36.4C 37.5C). It is recommended that you determine your
normal temperature range (and that of your family
members).You can do this by measuring your
temperature at various times of the day.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION/REPLACEMENT
Your new SensorTouch Thermometer requires a
9V battery (included).
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Insert the new 9V battery as indicated.
Make sure that the (+) and (-) are positioned correctly.
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SensorTouch Thermomete
INSTRUCT IONS:
on center
1. Place sensor head flush
eyes.
of forehead, 1 inch above
while gently
2. Depress blue button
center
sliding thermometer from
of forehead toward hairline.
from
3. Release button and remove
head to read temperature
Slide the battery cover downward as shown to open.
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QUESTIONS? CALL 1-800-243-78
or visit our website at
www. SensorTouch.com
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AFFIXING PRODUCT LABEL
For “at-a-glance”, quick instructions on how to use
the SensorTouch Thermometer:
Remove the special, quick instructions label and apply it
to battery compartment cover on the back of the
thermometer.
SensorTouch Thermometer
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Place sensor head flush on center
of forehead, 1 inch above eyes.
2. Depress blue button while gently
sliding thermometer from center
of forehead toward hairline.
3. Release button and remove from
head to read temperature
QUESTIONS? CALL 1-800-243-7884
or visit our website at
www. SensorTouch.com
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INDICATORS
Close the battery cover.
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Audible Indicator
Each time you hear the gentle audible sound, it indicates
the thermometer has detected a higher temperature.
It stops when it has sensed the highest (peak)
temperature.
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LED Indicator
Blinking Red LED will also indicate a temperature
measurement is in process.When the LED stops blinking
and stays lit, your peak temperature has been recorded.
There is an LED light on both sides of the thermometer,
for verification that a temperature measurement is in
progress regardless of which way you hold the thermometer.
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HOW TO TAKE A TEMPERATURE
To ensure that you take an accurate temperature,
please follow the instructions below.
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The thermometer will automatically turn off after
30 seconds if you forget to do so.
Remove protective cap before use. Place the thermometer in your hand as shown with your thumb on the
Soft Touch button.
To take another temperature at any time, simply press
the button and repeat the process.
Do not press the button yet.
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The thermometer does not require cleaning after every
reading, but like a camera lens, it should always be kept
clean.To clean, point the sensor downwards, and gently
wipe with a cotton swab or soft cloth moistened with
rubbing alcohol or water.
Do not use a paper towel or abrasive cleaners.
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Place the protective cap on thermometer to protect
the sensor when not in use.
Gently position the sensor flush on center of the
forehead, midway between eyebrow and hairline.
Press and release the ON/OFF button.
Wait until the sensor is flush against the forehead
before pressing the button, if not, the thermometer will
beep and display “—”.
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Slowly slide the thermometer across the forehead,
keeping the sensor flat and in contact with the skin until
you have reached the area at the top of the ear.
You will hear beeping and the LEDs will blink to indicate
a measurement is taking place.
Be careful not to keep the sensor on one spot for too
long, the thermometer will indicate that the measurement has been completed before you have reached the
temporal artery.
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After the long beep when the red LED remains on, the
measurement is complete and the thermometer may be
removed from the head.
Read the temperature on the display, then press the
button lightly to turn the thermometer off.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Thermometer
Your SensorTouch Thermometer is a very hygienic way of
taking the temperature, non-invasively at the skin’s surface
where no mucus membranes are present to harbor germs
associated with the mouth or rectum. Therefore, no lens
covers are necessary. Cleaning the thermometer is very
easy and can be done by:
Important to Note:
Thermometer automatically recalibrates – no need
to wait for the display to clear.The thermometer is
immediately ready when you are.
When reporting temperature readings to a professional;
you may want to advise reading was obtained using
temple artery method.
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Temperature Do’s & Don’ts
Wait 5 minutes before taking the temperature of a person
who has been outside in the cold, running around or playing,
to allow the skin to equilibrate.
It does not make any difference if you take the temperature
from the left or right superficial temporal artery.
Use a soft, cotton cloth to clean the sensor and the
body of the thermometer.
Do not use a paper towel and/or abrasive cleaners.
From time to time it is advised to use a cotton swab or
soft cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol or water to
wipe clean the sensor head of the thermometer.
Storage
Do not expose your thermometer to extreme
temperatures, humidity, direct sunlight or shock.
Store your unit in a location within the temperature
range of 61ºF to 104ºF (16ºC - 40ºC).
Keep sensor cap on unit when not in use.
Do not hold your thermometer under the faucet or
submerge in water. It is not waterproof.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING MODES
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If “– –” and a blinking battery symbol appear on the display,
there is not enough energy in the battery to measure a
temperature. Replace the battery. See Battery Installation
section for instructions.
3
If a flashing “107.6ºF” is shown on the display, the target
temperature is too high for thermometer to capture
a reading.
Solution: This would indicate a person’s temperature
is above 107.6ºF (42.0ºC), and a physician should be
contacted immediately.
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Low Battery Warning
When the display flashes the temperature reading and
a blinking battery symbol, the 9V battery is low and
should be replaced. See Battery Installation section for
instructions on installing/replacing the battery.
4
If “- -” is shown on the display, the target temperature
is too low for thermometer to capture a reading.
Solution: This would indicate a person’s temperature
is below 96ºF (35.5ºC), and a physician should be
contacted immediately.
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If “Er.1” is shown on the display, the operating range
is too high.
Solution: Area/Room is too warm for thermometer
to take a temperature. Move to another area within
the 61ºF to 104ºF (16.0ºC – 40.0ºC) range and retake
temperature.Allow 30 minutes for unit to adjust to
the room temperature.
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,
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If “Er.2” is shown on the display, the operating range
is too low.
Solution: Area/Room is too cold for thermometer to
take a reading. Move to another area within the 61ºF to
104ºF (16.0ºC – 40.0ºC) range and retake temperature.
Allow 30 minutes for unit to adjust to the room
temperature.
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If “Er.3” is shown on the display, there is a system error.
Solution: Remove the battery and replace it in order
to reset.
ASSISTANCE
For assistance or the Authorized Norelco Service
Location nearest you, call toll free:
1-877-SEE TEMP(733-8367)
or visit our website: www.sensortouch.com
Authorized Norelco Service Location information is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.