Question: What is the best way to achieve an accurate reading from my thermometer?
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 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 your ThermoScan® 7, please follow the below instructions: 1. With the thermometer off, press and hold the power button. 2. After 3 seconds, the screen will rotate between C / SET / F / SET. 3. Release the power button when the desired temperature scale is displayed. It will beep to select the temperature scale and turn off.
Question: How do I change the battery on my thermometer?
Answer: Remove the battery cover by placing your thumb in the slot on the bottom on the cover and lifting the cover up. Ensure you follow the diagrams showing where to place the + side of the batteries. This thermometer requires 2 “AA” batteries.
Question: How can I view the last temperature taken on my thermometer?
Answer: The ThermoScan® 7 stores the last 9 temperature measurements. To display the stored measurement, the thermometer must be turned on. Press the Mem button. The display shows the temperature, and when releasing the Mem button, the stored temperature for that memory number is displayed, together with “M”. Each time the Mem button is pushed, the stored reading and an M is displayed to indicate each temperature measurement (e.g. M2). Memory mode is automatically exited by not pressing the memory button for 5 seconds.
Question: Are batteries included with this model?
Answer: Yes, the Braun ThermoScan® 7 requires 2 AA batteries which are included in the original packaging.
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).