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BRAUN ThermoScan Ear Thermometer IRT6030CA Manual

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BRAUN ThermoScan Ear Thermometer IRT6030CA

Product Overview

Product description

The Braun ThermoScan® thermometer has been carefully developed for accurate, safe and fast temperature measurements in the ear. The shape of the thermometer probe prevents it from being inserted too far into the ear canal which can hurt the eardrum. However, as with any thermometer, proper technique is critical to obtaining accurate temperatures. Therefore, read the instructions carefully and thoroughly. The Braun ThermoScan® thermometer is indicated for intermittent measurement and monitoring of human body temperature for people of all ages. It is intended for household use only.


Please consult your physician if you see symptoms such as unexplained irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, changes in appetite or activity, seizure, muscle pain, shivering, stiff neck, pain when urinating, etc. in spite of any colour of the background light or absence of fever.

  • The operating ambient temperature range for this thermometer is 10 – 40 °C (50 – 104 °F). Do not expose the thermometer to temperature extremes (below –25 °C / –13 °F or over 55 °C / 131 °F) or excessive humidity (> 95 % RH). This thermometer must only be used with genuine Braun ThermoScan® lens filters (LF40).
  • To avoid inaccurate measurements always use this thermometer with a new, clean lens filter attached.
  • If the thermometer is accidentally used without a lens filter attached, clean the lens (see «Care and cleaning» section). Keep lens filters out of reach of children. This thermometer is intended for household use only. This product is not intended to diagnose any disease, but is a useful screening tool for temperature. Use of this thermometer is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your physician.
  • Do not modify this equipment without authorization of the manufacturer. Parents/guardians should call the pediatrician upon noticing any unusual sign(s) or symptom(s).
  • For example, a child who exhibits irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, seizure, changes in appetite or activity, even in the absence of fever, or who exhibits a low temperature, may still need to receive medical attention.
  • Children who are on antibiotics, analgesics, or antipyretics should not be assessed solely on temperature readings to determine the severity of their illness.
  • Temperature elevation may signal a serious illness, especially in adults who are old, frail, have a weakened immune system, or neonates and infants. Please seek professional advice immediately when there is a temperature elevation and if you are taking temperature on:
  • Neonates and infants under 3 months (consult your physician immediately if the temperature exceeds 37.4 °C or 99.4 °F)
  • Individuals over 60 years of age (Fever may be blunted or even absent in elderly individuals.)
  • Individuals having diabetes mellitus or a weakened immune system (e.g. HIV positive, cancer chemotherapy, chronic immunosuppressant treatment, splenectomy)
  • Individuals who are bedridden (e.g. stroke, chronic illness, paraplegia, quadriplegia, recovering from surgery)
  • A transplant recipient (e.g. liver, heart, lung, kidney)
  • This thermometer contains small parts that can be swallowed or produce a choking hazard to children. Always keep the thermometer out of children’s reach.

Body temperature

Normal body temperature is a range. It varies by site of measurement, and it tends to decrease with age. It also varies from person to person and fluctuates throughout the day. Therefore, it is important to determine normal temperature ranges. This is easily done using Braun ThermoScan®. Practice taking temperatures on yourself and healthy family members to determine the normal temperature range.
Note: When consulting your physician, communicate that the ThermoScan® temperature is a temperature measured in the ear and, if possible, note the individual’s normal ThermoScan® temperature range as additional reference.

How does Braun ThermoScan® work?

Braun ThermoScan® measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissues. To help avoid inaccurate temperature measurements, the probe tip is warmed to a temperature close to that of the human body. When the Braun ThermoScan® is placed in the ear, it continuously monitors the infrared energy. The measurement is finished and the result displayed when the thermometer detects that an accurate temperature measurement has been taken.

Why measure in the ear?

The goal of thermometry is to measure core body temperature1, which is the temperature of the vital organs. Ear temperatures accurately reflect core body temperature2, since the eardrum shares blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain3, the hypothalamus. Therefore, changes in body temperature are reflected sooner in the ear than at other sites. Axillary temperatures measure skin temperature and may not be a reliable indicator of core body temperature. Oral temperatures are influenced by drinking, eating and mouth breathing. Rectal temperatures often lag behind changes in core body temperature and there is a risk of cross-contamination.

1. Guyton A C, Textbook of medical physiology, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996, p 919
2. Guyton A C, Textbook of medical physiology, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996, p 754-5
3. Netter H F, Atlas of Human Anatomy, Novartis Medical Education, East Hanover, NJ, 1997, pp 63, 95.

How to use your Braun ThermoScan

  1. Remove protective cap.
  2. Push the Power button . During an internal self-check, the display shows all segments. Then the last temperature taken will be displayed for 5 seconds.
  3. The lens filter indicator will blink to signal one is needed. To achieve accurate measurements, make sure a new, clean lens filter is in place before each measurement. Attach a new lens filter by pushing the thermometer probe straight into the lens filter inside the box and then pulling out.
    Note: The Braun ThermoScan® will not work unless a lens filter is attached.
  4. Fit the probe snuggly into the ear canal, then push and release the Start button.
  5. ExacTemp® light will pulse while temperature is in progress. The light will remain solid for 3 seconds to indicate that a successful temperature reading has been achieved.
    NOTE: If the probe has been properly inserted into the ear canal during the measurement, a long beep will sound to signal the completed measurement. If the probe has NOT been constantly placed in a stable position in the ear canal, a sequence of short beeps will sound, the ExacTemp light will go out and the display will show an error message (POS = position error). See «Errors and troubleshooting» section for more information.
  6. Temperature displays. The confirmation beep indicates that an accurate temperature measurement has been taken. The result is shown on the display.
  7. For the next measurement, press Eject button to remove and discard used lens filter, and put on a new, clean lens filter.
    NOTE: Defaults to last age setting used if you do not change. The Braun ThermoScan® ear thermometer turns off automatically after 60 seconds of inactivity.The thermometer can also be turned off by pushing the Power button and holding it for 3 seconds. The display will briefly flash OFF and it will go blank.

Temperature taking hints

Always replace disposable lens filters to maintain accuracy and hygiene. The right ear measurement may differ from the measurement taken in the left ear. Therefore, always take the temperature in the same ear. The ear must be free from obstructions or excess earwax build-up to take an accurate reading.

Memory mode

The last temperature taken is stored in its memory and will be automatically displayed for 5 seconds when it is turned on again.

Night light feature

The thermometer includes a convenient night light to illuminate the display in a dim environment. The light will turn on when you press any button. It will stay on until the thermometer is inactive for up to 15 seconds even after temperature is taken.

Changing the temperature scale

Your Braun ThermoScan® is shipped with the Celsius (°C) temperature scale activated. If you wish to switch to Fahrenheit (°F) and/or back from Fahrenheit to Celsius, proceed as follows:

  1. Make sure the thermometer is turned off.
  2. Press and hold down the Power button . After about 3 seconds the display will show this sequence: °C / SET / °F / SET …
  3. Release the Power button when the desired temperature scale is shown. There will be a short beep to confirm the new setting, then the thermometer is turned off automatically.

Care and cleaning

The probe tip is the most delicate part of the thermometer. It must be clean and intact to ensure accurate readings. If the thermometer is ever accidentally used without a lens filter, clean the probe tip as follows:

  • Very gently wipe the surface with a cotton swab or soft cloth moistened with alcohol. After the alcohol has completely dried out, you can put a new lens filter on and take a temperature measurement.
  • If the probe tip is damaged, please contact your local service centre.
  • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the thermometer display and exterior. Do not use abrasive cleaners. Never submerge this thermometer in water or any other liquid.
  • Store thermometer and lens filters in a dry location free from dust and contamination and away from direct sunlight.
  • Additional lens filters (LF40) are available at most stores carrying Braun ThermoScan®.

Replacing the batteries

  1. Insert new batteries when the battery symbol appears on the display.
  2. Open the battery compartment. Remove the batteries and replace with new batteries, making sure the poles are in the right direction.
  3. Snap battery door into place.


The thermometer is initially calibrated at the time of manufacture. If this thermometer is used according to the use instructions, periodic re-adjustment is not required. If at any time you question the accuracy of the temperature measurement, please contact your authorized service center. Manufacturing date is given by the LOT number located in the battery compartment. The first three (3) digits after LOT represent the Julian date that the product was manufactured and the next two (2) digits represent the last two numbers of the calendar year the product was manufactured. The last identifiers are the letters that represent the manufacturer. An example: LOT 11614K, this product has been manufactured on the 116th day of the year 2014.

Product specifications

  • Displayed temperature range:                                 34 – 42.2 °C          (93.2 – 108 °F)
  • Operating ambient temperature range:                      10 – 40 °C             (50 – 104 °F)
  • Storage temperature range:                                    -25 – 55 °C            (-13 – 131 °F) Operating and storage relative humidity:         10 – 95 %RH (non condensing)
  • Display resolution:                                               0.1 °C or °F

Accuracy for displayed temperature range              Maximum Laboratory Error

  • 35 °C – 42 °C (95 °F – 107.6 °F):                              ± 0.2 °C                (± 0.36 °F)
  • outside this range:                                               ± 0.3 °C                (± 0.54 °F)
  • clinical repeatability:                                             ± 0.14 °C              (± 0.26 °F)
  • Battery life:                                                        2 years / 350 measurements
  • Service life:                                                        5 years

This thermometer is specified to operate at 1 atmospheric pressure or at altitudes with an atmospheric pressure up to 1 atmospheric pressure (700-1060hPa). IP22

Subject to change without notice. This appliance conforms to the following standards:

Standard Reference Edition Title:

ISO 80601-2-56:2017 Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-56: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of clinical thermometers for body temperature measurement. IEC 60601-1: 2012 Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance.

ISO 14971:2007 Medical devices – Application of risk management to medical devices.
EN ISO 10993-1: 2009 Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 1:

Evaluation and Testing within a risk management process.
IEC 60601-1-2:2014 – Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests

IEC 60601-1-11: 2010 Medical electrical equipment — Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance — Collateral standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment. This product conforms to the provisions of the EC directive 93/42/EEC.Medical electrical equipment needs special precautions regarding EMC. For detailed description of EMC requirements please contact your authorized local service centre (See guarantee card). Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect Medical electrical equipment. Please do not dispose of the product in the household waste at the end of its useful life. To protect the environment, dispose of empty batteries at appropriate collection sites according to national or local regulations.

Limited three year warranty

You should first read all Instructions before attempting to use this product.

  1. This 3 year limited warranty applies to repair or replacement of product found to be defective in material or workmanship. This warranty does not apply to damage resulting from commercial, abusive, unreasonable use or supplemental damage. Defects that are the result of normal wear and tear will not be considered manufacturing defects under this warranty. KAZ IS NOT LIABLE
    FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of this product from the original date of purchase.
  2. At its option, Kaz will repair or replace this product if it is found to be defective in material or workmanship.
  3. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from any unauthorized attempts to repair or from any use not in accordance with the instruction manual.
    Call us toll-free at 1-800-477-0457 or e-mail: [email protected]
    Please be sure to specify a model number.

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