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Ear Thermometer
UT-101
Instruction Manual
UT-101AEX-C WM+PD4000231C
Dear Customers
Congratulations. You have purchased an A&D ear thermometer, one of the
most technologically advanced yet easy to use products available in the
marketplace today.
We strongly recommend you read this instruction manual carefully prior to
using the thermometer the first time.
General Information
Patient population
The device is intended for use by adult, pediatric and neonatal patients.
Environment
The device is designed for monitoring your temperature at home.
Device claims
This is not a therapeutic device.
Intended use statement
The intended use for the device is to measure the temperature of adult,
pediatric and neonatal patients and to display measurement data.
It is intended for personal use at home, not for public use.
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Precautions
1. Precision components were used in the
construction of this device. Extremes in
temperature, humidity, direct sunlight, shock or
dust should be avoided.
2. Clean the device with a dry, soft cloth or cloth
moistened in alcohol. Never use thinner,
benzine or cleaner with abrasives.
3. This device is not water resistant. Protect it
from liquid spills.
4. Measurements may be impaired if the device is used close to a television,
microwave oven, cellular telephone, X-ray or other devices with strong
electrical fields.
5. Keep this device out of the reach of children. A child may swallow the probe
cover or the battery while playing with it. If a child should swallow them,
seek medical treatment immediately.
6. Do not self-diagnose your condition using the measured result. Consult
your doctor if your temperature is higher than the normal temperature or
you feel unwell.
7. Used equipment, parts and batteries are not treated as ordinary household
waste and must be disposed of according to the applicable regulations.
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Parts Identification
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Symbols
Symbols
Function / Meaning
Action
Start button
Battery installation guide
Serial number
Date of manufacture
Type BF: Device is designed to
provide special protection against
electrical shocks.
LOW BATTERY mark
Appears when the batteries are drained.
(Begins to flash when the battery voltage
has become low. Even so, about ten
measurements can be performed.)
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Replace all batteries
with new ones.
Symbols –continuedSymbols
Function / Meaning
Action
MEMORY mark
Previous measurement stored in
memory.
Appears if the measuring room
temperature is 40.1 or over.
Move the thermometer to
a room with a room
temperature of 25 and
leave it there for an hour.
Then measure again.
Appears if the measuring room
temperature is less than 5 .
Appears if the measurement is not
correct.
Insert the thermometer
into the ear properly and
measure again.
Appears if the reading is less than
34 .
Measure again.
See “Using the Ear
Thermometer” on pages
8-12.
Appears if the reading is 42.3
over.
or
EC directive medical device label
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Features
Easy to use friendly design
The pen-type design allows easy handling and very convenient carrying
and storage. Can easily measure a baby’s temperature even during sleep.
One touch operation
When you press the START button once, the thermometer is ready to
measure your temperature.
Last reading automatically stored in memory
When turned on, the previous value is displayed, which allows you to know
changes in temperature.
Automatic power shut-off function
Turns the power off automatically about 30 seconds after measurement.
Suitable for all ages - infants, children and adults
Long battery life
More than 3000 measurements can be performed using new batteries.
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Using the Ear Thermometer
Before Using the Thermometer
Caution
Keep this device out of the reach of children. A child may swallow the
probe cover while playing with it. If a child should swallow it, seek
medical treatment immediately.
„ Use the thermometer at a room temperature between 5 and 40 .
If the thermometer is stored in an environment with the temperature out of
the above range or the temperature of the storage area differs greatly from
that of the measuring area, allow the thermometer to equalize to the room
temperature before use.
„ DO NOT measure temperature if:
Your ear is cold, wet or blocked with ear wax.
It is within 30 minutes after eating, taking a bath or physical exercise.
You are suffering from an ear infection.
„ Always use the thermometer with its probe tip clean. Do not
touch the probe cover after cleaning.
A dirty probe tip may cause an inaccurate measurement. Clean the probe
tip with a dry, soft cloth or cloth moistened with alcohol before use. When
cleaned, wait for a few minutes before measuring temperature.
„ Do not touch the probe tip with your hands, the oil from your
hands can damage the probe cover.
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„ Install the probe cover on the probe tip.
(A probe cover was installed at time of purchase.)
Install the probe cover on the probe tip.
Inserting the Thermometer into the Ear
Caution
Do not force the thermometer into your ear.
„ Insert the thermometer straight into the ear canal.
Pull the ear lightly backward to straighten the ear
canal.
While pulling on the ear, insert the probe tip gently
into the ear canal. Never force the thermometer into the
ear. If the ear canal is very small, as with a baby,
lightly press the probe tip to the ear canal with just
enough force to seal the opening around the probe.
Hold the thermometer so that the probe faces straight
in the direction of the eardrum.
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„ Using proper posture
When measuring your own temperature:
Raise and hold your left hand as shown to the right to
pull on your ear. Hold the thermometer in your right
hand and insert it into your right ear.
(Reverse this when measuring your temperature in
the left ear.)
When measuring a child’s temperature:
Hold the child’s head so that it will not move.
To measure a baby’s temperature, lay the baby
down with his/her ear facing upward. Hold the baby’s
head so that it will not move.
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Measuring Temperature
Caution
Do not use the thermometer for purposes other than measuring
temperature in the ear.
Stop using the thermometer immediately if your ear hurts, looks or
feels unusual.
1. Check the following.
Is the probe tip clean?
Has the probe cover been installed?
(See “Before Using the Thermometer” on pages 8
and 9.)
2. Press the START button.
The display indicates all the symbols, the previous
reading, and finally “00.0 ” with the Buzzer.
Now the thermometer is ready to measure
temperature.
Note
Do not keep pressing the START button. Press and
release it immediately.
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3. Insert the thermometer into the ear.
Insert the thermometer gently into the ear. Always
insert the thermometer into the same ear with the
same direction and depth.
(See “Inserting the Thermometer into the Ear” on
pages 9 and 10.)
Press the start button.
A buzzer sounds indicating the measurement is
complete.
Remove the thermometer and read the displayed
value.
To measure again, press the START button and
follow steps 2 and 3.
Notes
1. When a measurement is to be taken at a room temperature greater than
34 , insert the thermometer into the ear, THEN press the START button.
2. The thermometer has no POWER OFF button. The automatic power
shut-off function will turn the power off automatically 30 seconds after
measurement.
3. For accurate measurement:
Do not keep the thermometer inserted into the ear for a long period of time.
Do not measure more than five times consecutively
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Switching the Unit of Measure
With the UT-101, two units of measure are available for use, Celsius and
Fahrenheit.
The displayed unit can be changed using the following steps.
1. Press and hold the START button for about seven seconds
when the liquid crystal does not display anything.
Now the displayed unit has changed.
Notes
1. Switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit by repeating this procedure.
2. Press the START button again to use the new unit of measure.
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Taking Care of the Thermometer
Cleaning
Caution
The thermometer is not water resistant. Protect it from liquid spills.
Do not wash it in water.
„ Main unit
Lightly wipe using a dry, soft cloth.
Do not use thinner, benzine or cleaner with abrasives.
„ Probe tip / Probe cover
Lightly wipe using a dry, soft cloth or cloth moistened in alcohol after each
measurement.
Do not use thinner, benzine or cleaner with abrasives.
Replacing the probe cover
Replace the probe cover with a new one (sold separately) when:
The probe cover can not be cleaned properly.
The probe cover is damaged.
The probe cover has been used 30 times or more.
Storing the thermometer
After cleaning, place the thermometer in the probe case and store it at room
temperature, avoiding direct sunlight, high tempeature, high humidity, liquid
spills, dust, fire, vibration and shock.
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Replacing the Batteries
Caution
Keep the thermometer out of the reach of children. A child may
swallow the battery while playing with it. If a child should swallow
the battery, seek medical treatment immediately.
1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the
screw holding the battery cover and
remove the battery cover.
2. Replace the batteries with two new LR44
alkaline button batteries, taking care to place
the negative and positive terminals correctly.
3. Re-install the battery cover and secure it
with the screw.
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Notes
1. When the LOW BATTERY mark (
) appears in the display, replace all
batteries with new ones. Do not mix old and new batteries. Doing so could
shorten the battery life or cause the device to malfunction.
2. Battery life varies with the room temperature and may be shorter at low
temperatures. Generally, more than 3000 measurements can be
performed using new batteries.
3. Use the specified batteries only. The batteries provided with the device are
for testing thermometer performance and may have a shorter life.
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About Ear Temperature
Body temperature
The body temperature refers to the core temperature. This core body
temperature can be obtained quickly and accurately by measuring the
temperature of the eardrum, because it is believed that the temperature of
the eardrum constantly and accurately reflects changes in temperature of
the thermoregulatory center, or hypothalamus, in the brain.
As a traditional method to measure the core temperature, measuring oral
temperature or axillary (under the armpit) temperature has been used.
These methods take a longer time to detect the temperature. That is why
measuring ear temperature is now widely used throughout the world.
The body temperature varies depending on the individual (gender, age,
physical conditions), measuring conditions (room temperature, time) and
the body part where the temperature is measured (armpit, mouth, eardrum,
rectum, pulmonary artery)
Normal temperature
A normal temperature is your body temperature when you are healthy. It is
important to measure your temperature when you are healthy and to know
your normal temperature
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Why can the temperature be measured in the ear
Every object emits infrared energy that corresponds to its temperature.
Therefore, the temperature of an object can be obtained by measuring the
amount of the infrared energy. The ear thermometer employs this theory
and detects the radiated heat out of the eardrum using an infrared sensor.
The ear drum is hardly affected by the room temperature because it is
recessed inside the head. Thus, a stable and quick temperature detection
can be performed.
Ear thermometer and axillary thermometer
The body temperature varies depending on the individual, and measuring
conditions. Furthermore, it varies with where the temperature is measured.
For example, the temperatures, measured using an ear thermometer and
using an axillary thermometer, can differ by 1 . So, measure your
temperature using both methods and know your normal temperatures
under the armpit and in the ear.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q.The reading is different each time I measure my temperature.
Why is that?
A. The following may be the cause:
You insert the probe into the ear in a different way (direction, depth or
different ear) each time.
The probe tip is not clean.
Your ear is blocked with ear wax.
Insert the thermometer in the same direction, same depth and
into the same ear. Keep the probe tip and ear clean.
Q. How do you measure a baby’s temperature through its
small ear canal?
A If the ear canal is very small, as with a baby, lightly press the
probe tip to the ear canal with just enough force to seal the
opening around the probe.
Lay the baby down with his/her ear facing upward. Hold the
baby’s head so that it will not move.
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Q. Why is the reading taken in the right ear different from that
taken in the left ear?
A. Basically the temperature is the same in both ears, but the
values may differ because the shape of each ear interior is
different. Also the way of inserting the probe affects readings.
Use the same ear when measuring temperature.
Q. Does ear temperature differ from axillary (under the armpit)
temperature?
A. Some people may have different ear and axillary
temperatures. The ear has its normal temperature.
Measure temperature using the ear and axillary thermometers when
you are healthy and know your normal ear and axillary temperatures.
Q. Can I use this thermometer to measure an animal’s
temperature?
A. No. This thermometer has been designed exclusively for
people, taking the human ear construction and human body
temperature into consideration.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Nothing appears in
the display, even
when the power is
turned on.
The LOW BATTERY
mark (
) appears.
Readings are too
high or too low.
appears.
appears.
appears.
appears.
appears.
Probable cause
Batteries are drained.
Battery terminals are not in
the correct position.
Batteries are drained.
The measurement is not
correct.
The measuring room
temperature is 40.1 or
over.
The measuring room
temperature is less than
5 .
The measurement is not
correct.
Corrective action
Replace all batteries with
new ones.
Place the battery terminals
correctly.
Replace all batteries with
new ones.
Measure again, following
instructions carefully.
Move the thermometer to a
room with a room
temperature of 25 and
leave it there for an hour.
Then measure again.
Insert the thermometer into
the ear properly and
measure again.
The reading is less than 34 . Measure again, following
The reading is 42.3 or over. instructions carefully.
Notes
1. See “Using the Ear Thermometer” on pages 8-12 for proper measurement
techniques.
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Maintenance
Do not open the device. It uses delicate electronic components that could
be damaged. If you cannot fix the problem using the troubleshooting
instructions, request service from your supplier or from the A&D service
group. The A&D service group will provide technical information, spare
parts and units to authorized suppliers.
The device was calibrated at the time of manufacture. If it is used according
to the instruction manual, periodic re-calibration is not required. If at any
time you question the accuracy of measurement, please contact your
supplier or the A&D service group.
To determine the date of manufacture, refer to the serial number located on
the side of the device. The first digit inidcates the factory number. The next
two digits indicate the year of manufacture; the next two digits indicate the
month of manufacture. The last five digits indicate the serial number.
For example: SN30212∗∗∗∗∗
This device was manufactured in Dec, 2002.
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Technical Data
This device conforms to the European Directive 93/42/EEC for Medical
Products. This is evidenced by the CE mark of conformity accompanied by
the reference number of a designated authority.
Type
UT-101A
Temperature sensor
Thermopile sensor
Measurement range
34 to 42.2
Measurement accuracy 0.2 (In the temperature range from 36 to 39 ,
when measured on a standard black body at a room
temperature of 25 )
Display
3 digits with a unit ( or ), resolution 0.1
Power supply
2 x 1.5V alkaline button batteries (LR44)
Power consumption
Approx. 4.5 mW
Battery life
More than 3000 measurements (when measured
continuously at a room temperature of 25 .)
Classification
Type BF
Operating condition
+5 to +40 / 30%RH to 85%RH
Storage condition
-10 to +60 / 30%RH to 95%RH
Dimensions
Approx. 143 [L] x 23 [W] x 18.5 [D] mm
Weight
Approx. 35 g including batteries
Accessories
Probe case, probe cover, instruction manual
Note
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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