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Ear Thermometer
Bilingual Instruction Guide - MODEL UT-101
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Congratulations. You have purchased the LifeSource Ear
Thermometer. This reliable and easy to use thermometer offers
safe, accurate and quick temperature measurement on persons
of all ages from the ear canal.
LifeSource has been manufacturing quality healthcare products
for more than 20 years. Rest assured that we are committed to
providing you and your family with monitoring devices
specifically designed for high accuracy and ease of use.
LifeSource – your source for a lifetime of health.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN .............................................. 3
COMPONENTS ............................................................................ 4
HOW THE LIFESOURCE EAR THERMOMETER WORKS ......... 5
BEFORE YOU START .................................................................. 6
HOW TO INSERT THE THERMOMETER INTO THE EAR .......... 7
HOW TO TAKE A TEMPERATURE READING ............................. 8
SWITCHING THE UNIT OF MEASURE ..................................... 10
REPLACING THE BATTERIES .................................................. 11
CARE AND CLEANING .............................................................. 12
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ......................................... 13
PRECAUTIONS .......................................................................... 14
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS .................................................... 15
LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY ............................................. 16
CONTACT INFORMATION ......................................................... 18
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WHAT DISPLAY SYMBOLS MEAN
Symbols
Function / Meaning
Treatment
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.)
Replace all batteries with new
ones.
READY mark
Appears when the device is ready to
measure.
Flashes for about ten seconds after
measurement while the result is
displayed.
MEMORY mark
Previous measurement stored in
memory.
Appears if the measuring room
temperature is over 40ºC/104ºF.
Appears if the measuring room
temperature is less than 10ºC/50ºF.
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Leave the thermometer in a room
with a stable temperature between
10ºC/50ºF and 40ºC/104ºF for an
hour. Then measure again.
Appears if the measurement is not
correct.
Insert the thermometer into the
ear properly and measure again.
Appears if the reading is less than 34ºC/
93.2ºF.
Measure again. See “HOW TO
TAKE A TEMPERATURE
READING” on pages 8-9.
Appears if the reading is 42.3ºC/108.1ºF
or over.
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COMPONENTS
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HOW THE LIFESOURCE EAR THERMOMETER WORKS
The LifeSource Ear Thermometer utilizes infrared thermo scanning principles to
scan the temperature of the human eardrum. The eardrum is located beneath the
human body’s surface and not easily influenced by the environment’s changing
temperature.
The LifeSource Ear Thermometer is faster, safer and easier to use. Measurements
can even be taken while your child is sleeping. For adults, the LifeSource Ear
Thermometer offers fast, comfortable, accurate readings in seconds.
Why the ear?
Research indicates that the ear is an ideal site for taking body temperature. The
eardrum shares blood vessels with the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that
controls the body temperature. Therefore, the ear is an accurate indicator of internal
body temperature. An ear temperature, unlike an oral temperature, is unaffected by
factors such as talking, eating or drinking.
We recommend that you practice with the LifeSource Ear Thermometer on yourself
and family members when you are healthy. This way you know how the thermometer
works and can feel more confident of the measurements you take when a family
member is ill.
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BEFORE YOU START
Please read this instruction manual completely before using your LifeSource Ear
Thermometer. This product is intended for household use only. If you have
questions about the meaning of a specific temperature, please talk to your physician.
Use the thermometer at a room temperature between 10ºC/50ºF and 40ºC/104ºF. 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. 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.
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HOW TO INSERT THE THERMOMETER INTO THE EAR
1. 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.
2. Hold the thermometer so that the probe faces straight in the
direction of the eardrum. Always insert the thermometer
into the same ear with the same direction and depth.
3. 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.)
4. 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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HOW TO TAKE A TEMPERATURE READING
1. Install the probe cover on the probe.
(A probe cover was installed at time of purchase.)
Mate the probe cover groove with the protrusions on the
thermometer.
2. Press the START button. The display indicates all the
symbols, the previous reading, and finally “00.0ºC ” with
the READY mark on. Now the thermometer is ready to
measure temperature.
NOTE: Do not keep pressing the START button. Press and
release it immediately.
3. Insert the thermometer gently into the ear. Always insert the
thermometer into the same ear with the same direction and
depth. (See “HOW TO INSERT THE THERMOMETER
INTO THE EAR” on page 7.)
After seconds, you hear the beep sound that tells you the
end of measurement. Gently remove the thermometer from
the ear. Read the measurement on the LCD panel. At this
time, the READY mark is flashing.
4. After about ten seconds, the READY mark turns off.
To measure again, press the START button once. You may
take a second reading immediately.
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HOW TO TAKE A TEMPERATURE READING
5. The thermometer automatically powers off after 30 seconds.
To protect the ear thermometer, replace the thermometer in
its protective case. Store the thermometer in a dry place at
room temperature.
Before measuring, check the following:
- Has one probe cover been installed?
- Is the probe tip clean?
NOTES:
- When a measurement is to be taken at a room temperature greater than 34ºC/
93.2ºF , insert the thermometer into the ear, THEN press the START
button.
- Do not keep the thermometer inserted into the ear for a long period of
time. Do not measure more than five times consecutively.
- We recommend taking three readings and using the highest reading.
- When consulting a physician, be sure to tell the physician that this is ear
temperature. The normal range of ear temperature is similar to the familiar
oral scale.
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SWITCHING THE UNIT OF MEASURE
With the LifeSource Ear Thermometer, two units of measure are available for use,
Celsius and Fahrenheit. The displayed unit can be changed using the following steps.
1. Complete a measurement. The display shows your measurement in ºF or ºC .
2. Wait for about ten seconds until the flashing READY mark
turns off.
3. Press and hold the START button for about seven seconds.
Now the displayed unit has changed.
NOTES:
- Press the START button again to use the new unit of measure.
- While Celsius is in place, the display shows “00.0”at start up. And “- -.-“
is displayed when Fahrenheit is used.
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REPLACING THE BATTERIES
The LifeSource Ear Thermometer includes two 1.5-volt alkaline LR44 batteries
already installed. Approximate battery life is 3,000 measurements. If the LOW
BATTERY mark
appears on the display, or the thermometer does not function at
all, immediately replace all the batteries with new ones. Do not mix old and new
batteries.
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.
CAUTION: ONLY REPLACE THE 1.5-VOLT LR44 BATTERIES.
USE OF OTHER TYPES OF BATTERIES MAY PRESENT A RISK OF FIRE OR
EXPLOSION.
CAUTION: BATTERY MAY EXPLODE IF MISTREATED. DO NOT
RECHARGE, DISASSEMBLE, HEAT ABOVE 100ºC (212ºF), OR INCINERATE.
KEEP BATTERY OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
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CARE AND CLEANING
To ensure accurate measurements, keep the probe tip and probe covers clean and free
of scratches. Fingerprints, ear wax or dirt will impede the accuracy of the
thermometer. The probe may be gently cleaned with a dry soft cloth. Do not use a
paper towel. The fibers in the paper towel will scratch the probe tip. Allow the safety
probe lens to dry completely before replacing the thermometer in its protective
storage case.
Use a soft dry cloth to clean the body of the thermometer. Never clean the
thermometer with an abrasive cleanser, thinner, benzene or submerge the
thermometer into water or other liquids. Do not expose the thermometer to extreme
temperatures, humidity, direct sunlight or shock. Store in a clean, dry place at room
temperature.
After cleaning, place the thermometer in the protective case and store it at room
temperature, avoiding direct sunlight, high temperature, high humidity, liquid spills,
dust, fire, vibration and shock.
The thermometer is not water resistant. Protect it from liquid spills. Do not wash it in
water.
Replacing the Probe Cover
Replace the probe cover with a new one when the probe cover is damaged or has
been used 30 times or more.
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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. 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 and cleanness of each ear interior is different. Also, the way of inserting the
probe affects readings.
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.
NOTE: If the actions described above do not solve the problem, call LifeSource
Health Line at 1-888-726-9966. DO NOT attempt to repair the device yourself.
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PRECAUTIONS
- This thermometer is designed to take a temperature through the ear canal. DO
NOT use it at any other site or for any other purpose.
- Precision components were used in the construction of this device. Extremes in
temperature, humidity, direct sunlight, shock or dust should be avoided.
- Clean the device with a dry, soft cloth or cloth moistened in alcohol. Never use
thinner, benzene or cleaner with abrasives.
- This device is not water resistant. Protect it from liquid spills.
- 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.
- 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.
- DO NOT self-diagnose your condition using the measured result. Consult your
doctor if your temperature is higher than the normal temperature.
- Used equipment, parts and batteries are not treated as ordinary household
waste and must be disposed of according to the applicable regulations.
- DO NOT use the ear thermometer if there is blood or drain in the external ear
canal.
- DO NOT use the ear thermometer in an infected ear.
- DO NOT force probe tip into the ear canal.
- DO NOT disassemble the ear thermometer.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Temperature sensor ..................... Thermopile sensor
Measurement range ..................... 34ºC to 42.2ºC/93.2ºF to 108ºF
Measurement accuracy ............... ±0.1ºC/±0.1ºF (In the temperature range from
36ºC to 39ºC/96.8ºF to 102.2ºF)
Display .......................................... 3 digits with a unit (ºC or ºF), resolution 0.1ºC/
0.1ºF
Power supply ................................ 2 x 1.5V alkaline button batteries (LR44)
Battery life ..................................... Approx. 3,000 measurements
Operating condition ..................... +10ºC to +40ºC/+50ºF to +104ºF
30%RH to 85%RH
Storage condition ........................ -10ºC to +60ºC/+14ºF to +140ºF
30%RH to 95%RH
Dimensions ................................... Approx. 143 [L] x 23 [W] x 18.5 [D] mm
Weight ........................................... Approx. 35g including batteries
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LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
LifeSource warrants to the purchaser (“Customer”) that this Ear Thermometer (the
“Product”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use,
for one year from the date of purchase. This warranty is valid only in the country
where this Product was purchased. To obtain warranty service, return the Product,
freight prepaid and packaged appropriately for safe shipment (insurance
recommended), together with proof of date and country of purchase (such as copy of
sales Receipt) to:
For US residents:
LifeSource
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Attn: Dept. LW
For Canada residents:
AUTO CONTROL MEDICAL INC.
206A boul. Brunswick
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
H9R 5P9 Canada
Except where prohibited by local law (e.g. California), Customer in the US must
include a check for $6.50 to cover return shipping and handling. Customers in
Canada are asked to call Auto Control Medical toll free at 800-463-5414 for
appropriate shipping costs. LifeSource’s sole obligation under this express warranty
shall be, at LifeSource’s option, to repair or replace any Product found to be
defective during the warranty period and return it to you. If neither repair nor
replacement is reasonably available, LifeSource may, in its sole discretion, refund to
Customer the purchase price paid for the Product. Replacement products of parts
may be new or refurbished. LifeSource warrants any replaced or repaired product or
part for sixty (60) days from shipment, or the remainder of the initial warranty period,
whichever is longer. All Products or parts that are replaced become the property of
LifeSource. This warranty will not apply if the defect or malfunction results from:
subjecting the Product to any but the specified voltage; modification, alteration or
repairs of the Product by persons not authorized by LifeSource; misuse, abuse,
damage during transit or lack of reasonable care with respect to the Product; or
failure to follow the written instructions enclosed with the Product. Responsibility for
loss or damage does not transfer to LifeSource until the returned item is received by
LifeSource. Repaired or replacement products will be shipped to Customer not later
than 30 days after LifeSource receives the defective Product.
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LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY
EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY: TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE
WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
CORRESPONDENCE WITH DESCRIPTION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF
WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT SHALL LIFESOURCE BE LIABLE FOR
ANY LOSS, OR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE FAILURE OF THE
PRODUCT OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY,
EVEN IF LIFESOURCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES OR LOSS. LIFESOURCE LIMITS ITS LIABILITY TO REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT
LIFESOURCE’S OPTION.
DISCLAIMER: Some countries, states, or provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of implied warranties or the limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so that the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. When
the implied warranties are not allowed to be excluded in their entirety, they will be
limited to the duration of the applicable written warranty. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, that may vary depending on local law.
GOVERNING LAW: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the
State of California, U.S.A., and by the laws of the United States, excluding their
conflicts of laws principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods is hereby excluded in its entirety from application to this
Limited Warranty.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information regarding usage, care or service of your Ear Thermometer,
please contact:
LifeSource
A division of A&D Engineering, Inc.
1555 McCandless Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
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www.LifeSourceOnline.com
For Canada Residents, please contact :
Auto Control Medical
206A boul. Brunswick
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
H9R 5P9 Canada
(Toll-Free): 1-800-463-5414
Visit our website at www.LifeSourceOnline.com
for warranty registration.
©2001 LifeSource
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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