Digital Electronic Thermometer SC 2050
INSTRUCTION FOR USE
Device description and intended use
This digital thermometer is intended to measure human body temperature for
children and adults; it has digital display and be used in household environment.
The digital thermometer is contraindicated:
1. Place the thermometer probe in scarred tissue or tissue compromised by
any disorders of
2. Place the thermometer probe on skin exposed to direct sunlight, fireplace
heat, cold compress therapies, air conditioner flow, etc.
1. Easy to read digital LCD (liquid crystal display).
2. Quick measurement, the minimum measuring time of oral and rectal is
around 10 seconds with proper use.
3. Memory display for last temperature taken.
4. Compact, accurate and durable LSI (large scale integration) device.
5. Very sensitive to obtain temperature.
6. If the thermometer is inadvertently left on after temperature stabilization, it
will automatically shut off in 30 seconds.
7. Small light weight unit.
8. The unit is water resistant
1. Do not boil the probe. Instead, clean the unit by wiping it with a dry cloth
and disinfect the probe with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. See cleaning
instructions for details.
2. Do not drop the thermometer or expose it to heavy shock.
3. Do not bite or swallow the probe and the battery cover.
4. Do not let thermometer come into contact with any thinner or chemical
5. Do not store the unit under direct sunlight, at a high temperature, in high
humidity or dust.
Performance may be degraded.
6. Stop using the thermometer if it operates erratically or if the display
7. Keep out of reach of unsupervised children. Do not let children play with
the unit. Temperature should be taken under adult supervision.
8. Components may be harmful if swallowed. Contact a physician
immediately should this occur.
9. Clean the thermometer probe before storing.
10. Do not attempt to disassemble the unit except to replace the battery.
11. Do not use if the display malfunctions or it operates irregularly.
12. Do not put this unit in dishwasher.
13. If the thermometer has been stored at below-freezing temperatures, allow
the thermometer to
warm naturally to room temperature before using.
14. Performance of the thermometer may be degraded if: Operated or stored
outside stated temperature and humidity ranges or if the patient's
temperature is below the ambient (room) temperature.
15. Before using, it is recommended to no drinking, smoking or excising for at
least twenty minutes prior to do a measurement and no talk, walk during
measuring, it may cause inaccurate reading.
16. Only use the thermometer indoors.
17. When the battery is almost exhausted, the symbol “ ” will appear in
the display window, meaning it’s time to discard.
18. The reading is for reference, if feel sick or uncomfortable, please contact
19. The thermometer is a direct mode thermometer. Measuring site is
reference body site and the measuring site is oral and rectal.
How to use
1. Press and release the ON/OFF button, the display read all segments and
confirming that the unit is functioning properly.
2. Then the display will show L°C with °C flashing. If the room temperature is
greater than 32.0°C, it will display rather than L°C.
3. Place the probe in the appropriate position.
4. Once the degree sign °C stops flashing, the measurement is finished and
the temperature is displayed. An alarm signal will also sound for
approximately 5 seconds after °C stops flashing.
5. The unit will automatically turn off in 30 seconds (approx.). However, to
prolong battery life, it is best to press the ON/OFF button to turn off once
the temperature has been indicated.
Last-Temperature Memory Recall:
When the ON/OFF button is depressed to activate the thermom- eter, hold
down for approximately 5 seconds. The display of 188.8 will change to show
the last reading. This reading is displayed as long as the button is held down.
When the button is released, the thermometer will be in “ready-to-measure”
mode and the recalled temperature will be erased.
If the temperature registers higher than 37.5°C, the fever alarm (a quick
beeping sound which occurs continuously for about 8 seconds) will sound when
the peak temperature has registered. Also, the result will keep flashing until the
thermometer is turned off.
Reliable method to measure temperature
A person’s body temperature will usually be several tenths to one full degree
lower in the morning than it is in the late afternoon. Therefore, if your
temperature is 36.6°C in the morning, it could be 36.9°C or more in the late
afternoon and still be normal. To determine what your normal body temperature
is you should take your temperature both in the early morning and in the late
afternoon over several days. Children have the
same normal temperature range
as do adults. A fever for both children and adults is typically defined as a
temperature over 37.5°C. Exercise, excessive clothing, hot bath, hot weather,
warm food and drink can cause mild elevations of up to
38.0°C to 38.4°C . If
you suspect one of these to be the cause of an elevated reading, eliminate the
possible cause and retake the temperature in a half hour.
In the mouth (oral)
Small temperature variations in the mouth
between measurements are normal. These are
caused by varying temperature distribution within
the mouth. Try to place the thermometer in one of
the two heat pockets under the tongue, to the left
and right of the tongue root. The measurement
sensor must have good contact with the tissue. The subject should close the
mouth and breathe normally through the nose so that the measured result is not
affected by breathed air. Measuring period: approx. 10 seconds