Question: What is the best way to achieve an accurate reading on my ThermoScan® 6?
ALWAYS replace the disposable lens filters with a genuine Braun lens filter to maintain accuracy and hygiene. The use of any other brand may alter the reading. 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. External factors may influence ear temperatures, including when an individual has:
In the cases below, wait 20 minutes prior to taking a temperature.
- Extreme hot and cold room temperature - Hearing aid - Use the untreated ear if ear drops or other ear medications have been placed in the ear canal. - Use the ear that has been facing upwards, if an individual has been lying down on their side with an ear face down on a pillow.
Question: What should I do if my thermometer is reading an Err message?
Answer: This will occur if the ambient temperature is not within the allowed operating range (50 - 104 °F or 10 - 40 °C.) In order to resolve this, we would recommend you allow the thermometer to remain for 30 minutes in a room where the temperature is between 50 and 104 °F or 10 and 40 °C.
Question: What does a flashing display or no display mean when I turn on my thermometer?
Answer: A flashing display indicates a system error. We suggest waiting 1 minute until the thermometer turns off by itself and then turns on again. If the problem persists, reset the thermometer by removing the batteries momentarily.
Question: How do I change the temperature scale from Celsius to Fahrenheit (or vice versa) on my thermometer?
To change the temperature scale on the ThermoScan® 6, please follow the below instructions: 1. Make sure the thermometer is turned off. 2. Press and hold the power button. After about 3 seconds the display will show this sequence: °F / SET / °C / 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.
Question: How can I view the last temperature taken on my thermometer?
Answer: The last temperature taken is stored in the memory and will be automatically displayed for 5 seconds when it is turned on again.
Question: How do I use the Braun Lens Filter?
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.
The lens filter indicator will blink to signal one is needed.
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.
For the next measurement, press Eject button to remove and discard used lens filter, and put on a new, clean lens filter. For models without and eject button (ThermoScan® 3 and 4), pull off lens filter and discard.
Question: How do I use the night light feature on my thermometer?
Answer: 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.
Question: Are batteries included with this thermometer?
Answer: Yes, the Braun ThermoScan® 6 IRT6515 includes two "AA" batteries.
Question: How do I clean my thermometer?
Answer: Gently wipe the surface of the probe tip with a cotton swab or soft cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol (70% Isopropyl).
Question: How do I use my ThermoScan® 6 Thermometer?
Answer: Get started with your Braun ThermoScan® ear thermometer with only a few simple steps. Watch the video below for more information.