Q:How does the infrared ear thermometer work?
A:It uses a sensor to measure the temperature of the energy from the eardrum. This energy is collected through the sensor and converted to body temperature values.
Q:How do I properly take measurements?
A:Make sure that the ear canal is unobstructed and straight. This is done by gently pulling the outer ear backward.
Q:Why do I get different results from the left and right ears?
A:The temperature will vary depending on the amount of earwax and dirt accumulated in your ears.
Q:Can I use this on different surfaces?
A:Yes. You can measure different surfaces with this thermometer. Be sure to use a probe cover and don’t submerge the sensor in liquid.
Q:Is this waterproof?
A:No. Please use a probe cover when taking the temperature of liquids.
Q:Is this safe to use on babies’ ears?
A:Yes. The probe is short enough not to reach a baby’s eardrum. Their eardrums are smaller than the tip so it can’t reach the eardrums or sensitive parts of their ears.
Q:Does it emit harmful radiation?
A:No. Our infrared ear thermometer does not emit anything. It only acts as a conductor and measures the radiated heat from the ear.
Q:Which ear is the best for taking temperature measurements?
A:There’s no significant difference between the left and right ear. Results may vary on the amount of earwax and other obstructions present.
Q:What kind of battery does it use for the power source?
A:This thermometer uses a lithium battery as the power source.
Q:How often do I clean the thermometer tip and how do I clean it?
A:The tip should be cleaned every after use. An alcohol wipe with 70% saturation is recommended for cleaning the thermometer. Don’t use abrasive cleaning solutions, thinners, or benzene.