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ThermoScan 5

ThermoScan 5

Braun ThermoScan® 5 is fast, gentle, easy & accurate, making it great for checking for fevers in infants & kids, & the reason Braun is the most reccomended brand by pediatricians, among those who recommend a brand.

  • #1 Brand most recommended by pediatricians, among those who recommend a brand
  • Proven more accurate than forehead or rectal thermometers¹
  • Fast, gentle and easy to use
  • Wide-angle probe for accurate measurements, even on newborns
¹ Measurements in detecting temperature changes. Nimah, Marianne M., et al. “Infrared tympanic thermometry in comparison with other temperature measurement techniques in febrile children.” Pediatric Care med 7.1 (2006): 48-55.
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Details & dimensions

The ThermoScan® 5 ear thermometer is safe and accurate for all ages. It accurately takes your child’s temperature in just few seconds, with the use of disposable lens filters to keep sharing sanitary. The memory function recalls the last temperature reading allowing you to keep track of fluctuations. The ExacTemp® positioning system uses a light and a beep to confirm proper positioning. Temperatures can be read in Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Model #: IRT6500US/IRT6020US
Dimensions: 5.7″ x 1.3″ x 2.2″
In the box: thermometer, protective case/cap, 21 lens filters and 2 AA batteries

Manual & FAQs

ThermoScan 5 Ear Thermometer Owner’s Manual

Question: How can I view the last temperature taken on my thermometer?

Answer: The ThermoScan® 5 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: 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.
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.

Note: The Braun ThermoScan® will not work unless a lens filter is attached.

For additional FAQ or post-purchase support, please visit our support page.

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Getting Started
Get started with your Braun ThermoScan® 5 with only a few simple steps.

What you need to know about your new thermometer.

The Braun ThermoScan® 5 is fast, gentle, easy & accurate, making it great for checking for fevers in infants & kids, & the reason Braun ear thermometers are used in more pediatrician’s offices than other children’s thermometers.

ExacTemp® Positioning System
Uses a light and a beep to confirm proper positioning
Disposable Lens Filter
Disposable lens filters keep sharing sanitary
Fahrenheit or Celsius
Easily adjust to read in temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius
Memory Recall
Memory function recalls the last temperature reading allowing you to keep track of fluctuations

Highly accurate ear thermometer

Braun ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue. The ear accurately reflects the core body temperature because the eardrum shares the blood supply with the temperature control center in the brain, making the ear an excellent site to measure temperature. When core body temperature rises, it is quickly detectable in the ear.

The ear thermometer brand most recommended by pediatricians

Based on an Arendt Consulting survey reporting that of the surveyed pediatricians who recommend a brand of thermometers to their patients, Braun is the most recommended brand.

Great for infants, toddlers, and adults

Braun ThermoScan measures body temperature quickly, gently and accurately, ensuring you can easily monitor your family’s health. Disposable lens filters ensure you can use the thermometer with multiple family members without the risk of cross-contamination.

Pre-warmed tip

A pre-warmed tip minimizes the cooling effect that could result from the introduction of a cool probe tip. The patented pre-warmed tip helps ensure accuracy, measurement after measurement to a tenth of a degree.

Highly accurate reading

The patented ExacTemp® positioning system confirms good position in the ear with a light and a beep to ensure accurate temperature measurement.

Disposable lens filters

Designed so you can easily switch between users without having to spend time cleaning the probe. Lens filters also ensure earwax residue does not impact accuracy of the reading. 21 lens filters are included in the package.

Large, easy-to-read display

Easily view results at a glance. A built-in memory function recalls the last temperature reading allowing you to keep track of fluctuations.