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Infrared ear thermometer
IRT 6030
IRT 6520
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This product is manufactured by Kaz Europe Sàrl under license to the ‘Braun’
trademark. ‘Braun’ is a registered trademark of Braun GmbH, Kronberg, Germany.
此產品由歐洲卡舒公司(Kaz Europe Sàrl)以百靈牌商標認可生產,	 	 	
德國百靈公司(Braun GmbH, Kronberg, Germany)為百靈牌商標持有人。
ThermoScan is a registered trademark of Kaz Europe Sàrl
ThermoScan 是Kaz Europe Sàrl的註冊商標
Manufactured by
Kaz Europe Sàrl
Place Chauderon 18
CH-1003 Lausanne
© 2014, Kaz Europe Sàrl. All rights reserved.
Patents / 專利:
Designed in Germany, Made in Mexico.
IRT 6030/6520AP
P/N: 31IM65AP190
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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.
Use of IRT 6520 along with AgeSmart™
feature is not intended as a substitute for consultation with
your physician.
Product description
IRT 6030
Lens filter (Box of 20)
Probe tip
ExacTemp light
Lens filter ejector
Power button
Start button
Battery door
Protective case
IRT 6030 3 2
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IRT 6520 3 2
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Warnings and Precautions
• 	 Please consult your doctor 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 color of the
background light or absence of fever.
• 	 Please consult your doctor if the thermometer shows elevated temperature
(yellow or red background lights for IRT 6520).
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
lens filters (LF 40).
To avoid inaccurate measurements always use this thermometer with a new, clean lens filter
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.
IRT 6520
Lens filter (Box of 20)
Probe tip
ExacTemp light
Lens filter ejector
AgeSmart and Memory buttons
Power button
Start button
Battery door
Protective case
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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®
is a temperature measured in the ear and if possible, note the individual’s normal
temperature range as additional reference.
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.
The AgeSmartTM
feature is not intended for pre-term babies or small-for-gestational age
babies. The AgeSmart™ feature is not intended to interpret hypothermic temperatures. Do not allow
children to take their temperatures unattended.
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 as indicated by AgeSmart™ 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)
•	Patients over 60 years of age
•	Patients having diabetes mellitus or a weakened immune system (e.g. HIV positive, cancer 	
chemotherapy, chronic steroid treatment, splenectomy)
•	Patients who are bedridden (e.g. nursing home patient, stroke, chronic illness, recovering from
•	A transplant patient (e.g. liver, heart, lung, kidney)
Fever may be blunted or even absent in elderly patients.
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.
AgeSmart™ color-coded display
Clinical research shows the definition of fever changes as newborns grow into little kids
and little kids grow into adults1
Braun’s AgeSmart™
color-coded display takes the guess work out of interpreting
temperature for the entire family.
Simply use the AgeSmart™ button to select the appropriate age setting, take a
temperature and the color-coded display will glow green, yellow, or red to help
you understand the temperature reading. A green screen suggests no fever, a yellow
screen suggests moderate fever, and red signals high fever.
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
, 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.
How to use your Braun ThermoScan®
Remove the thermometer from the protective case.
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.
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.
1. Herzog L, Phillips S. Addressing Concerns About Fever. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50(#5): 383-390.
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0-3 Mos >3-36 Mos >36 Mos –
Fit the probe snuggly into the ear canal, then
push and release the Start button .
Select age with AgeSmart™
button as shown below. 
Press button to toggle through each age group.
NOTE: You must select an age in order to take a measurement.
The thermometer is ready to take temperature
when the display looks like the images below.
The lens filter indicator will blink to signal one is
To achieve accurate measurements, make sure
a new, clean lens filter is in place before each
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.
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
See «Errors and troubleshooting» section for more
The confirmation beep indicates that an accurate temperature measurement has been
taken. The result is shown on the display.
Temperature displays.
0-3 3-36 36+
0-3 3-36 36+
0-3 3-36 36+
Age range
0-3 Months
>3-36 Months
>36 Months -
Normal temperature
≥35.8 – ≤37.4 °C
(≥96.4 - ≤99.4 °F)
≥35.4 – ≤37.6 °C
(≥95.7 - ≤99.6 °F)
≥35.4 – ≤37.7 °C
(≥95.7 – ≤99.9 °F)
Moderate fever
>37.6 – ≤38.5 °C
(>99.6 – ≤101.3 °F)
>37.7 – ≤39.4 °C
(>99.9 – ≤103.0 °F)
High fever
>37.4 °C
(>99.4 °F)
>38.5 °C
(>101.3 °F)
>39.4 °C
(>103.3 °F)
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
pressing the Power button .
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.
External factors may influence ear temperatures, including when an individual has:
Factor	 Yes affects	
Poor probe placement
Used lens filter
Dirty lens
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In the cases below, wait 20 minutes prior to taking a temperature.
Factor	 Yes affects
Extreme hot and cold room temperature
Hearing aid
Lying on pillow
Use the untreated ear if ear drops or other ear medications have been placed
in the ear canal.
Memory mode
Night light feature
15 sec
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.
This model 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 (eg. M2).
Memory mode is automatically exited by
not pressing the memory button for 5 seconds.
The last temperature taken is stored in its
memory and will be automatically displayed for 5
seconds when it is turned on again.
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:
	 Make sure the thermometer is turned off.
	 Press and hold down the Power button . After about 3 seconds
	 the display will show this sequence: ° C  /  SET  /  ° F  /  SET ...
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
If the probe tip is damaged, please contact the local service center.
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
Additional lens filters (LF 40) are available at most stores carrying Braun ThermoScan®
Replacing the batteries
The thermometer is supplied with two 1.5 V type AA (LR 06) 	
batteries. For best performance, we recommend Duracell®
alkaline batteries.
Insert new batteries when the battery symbol appears
on the display.
Open the battery compartment. Remove the batteries and replace
with new batteries, making sure the poles are in the right direction.
Snap battery door into place.

Only discard empty batteries. To protect the environment, dispose of empty
batteries at your retail store or at appropriate collection sites according to
national or local regulations.
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.
	 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.
Changing the temperature scale
Changing the temperature scale
Changing the temperature scale
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Errors and troubleshooting
No lens filter is attached.
The thermometer probe was not
positioned securely in the ear.
An accurate measurement
was not possible.
POS = position error
Ambient temperature is not within
the allowed operating range
(10  –  40 °C or 50  –  104 °F).
Temperature taken is not within
typical human temperature range
(34   –  42.2 °C or 93.2  –  108 °F).
HI = too high
LO = too low
System error – self-check display flashes
continuously and will not be followed by
the ready beep and the ready symbol.
If error persists,
If error still persists,
Battery is low, but thermometer will still
operate correctly.
Battery is too low to take correct
temperature measurement.
Error Message Solution
Attach new, clean lens filter.
Take care that the positioning of the
probe is correct and remains stable.
Replace lens filter and reposition.
Press Start button to begin a new
Allow the thermometer to remain for
30 minutes in a room where
the temperature is between 10
and 40 °C or 50 and 104 °F .
Make sure the probe tip and lens are
clean and a new, clean lens filter is
attached. Make sure the thermometer
is properly inserted. Then, take a new
Wait 1 minute until the thermometer
turns off automatically, then turn
on again.
... reset the thermometer by re-moving
the batteries and putting them back in.
… please contact the service centre.
Insert new batteries.
Insert new batteries.
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 	 (± 0.4 °F)
outside this range: 	 ± 0.3 °C 	 (± 0.5 °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).
See Instruction for use
Equipment with type
BF applied parts
10 °C
40 °C
Operating temperature Keep it dry
Subject to change without notice.
This appliance conforms to the following standards:
Standard Reference Edition Title:
EN 12470-5: 2003 Clinical thermometers - Part 5: Performance of infra-red ear thermometers (with
maximum device).
EN 60601-1: 2006 Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and
essential performance.
EN ISO 14971: 2012 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.
EN 60601-1-2: 2007 Medical electrical equipment – part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety
and essential performance
– Collateral standard: electromagnetic compatibility
– Requirements and tests
EN 980: 2008 Symbols for use in labeling of medical devices.
EN 1041: 2008 Information supplied by the manufacturer of medical devices.
EN 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 it useful life.
To protect the environment, dispose of empty batteries at appropriate collection sites
according to national or local regulations.
-25 °C
55 °C
Storage temperature
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Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic emissions
The IR thermometer equipment is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The customer or the user of the IR thermometer should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Emissions Test Compliance Electromagnetic environment – guidance
RF Emissions
Group 1
The ME equipment uses RF energy only for it’s internal func-
tion. Therefore, its RF emissions are very low and are not likely
to cause any interference in nearby electronic equipment.
RF Emissions
Class B Complies
Harmonic emissions
IEC 61000-3-2
Not Applicable
The ME equipment is
solely battery powered.
Voltage fluctuations /
flicker emissions
Not Applicable
Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic immunity
The IR thermometer is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The customer or the user of the IR thermometer should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Immunity test
IEC60601 test
Compliance level
Electromagnetic environment
– guidance
Electrostatic discharge
IEC 61000-4-2
±6kV Contact
±8kwww Air
Floors should be wood, con-
crete, or ceramic tile. If floors
are covered with synthetic
material, the relative humidity
should be at least 30%
Radiated RF
IEC 61000-4-3
3 V/m 80MHz to
Field strengths outside the
shielded location from fixed RF
transmitters, as determined by
an electromagnetic site survey,
should be less than 3 V/m.
Interference may occur in the
vicinity of equipment marked
with the following symbol:
Separation distance calculation
provided above. If a known
transmitter is present the
specific distance can be
calculated using the equations.
Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6
3Vrms 150kHz to
Not Applicable
(no electrical
Electrical fast transient
IEC 61000-4-4
±2kV power line
±1kV I/O lines
Not Applicable
The ME equipment
is solely battery powered.
IEC 61000-4-5
±2kV common
Not Applicable
Power frequency magnetic
IEC 61000-4-8
3 A/m Complies
Power frequency
magnetic fields should be at
levels characteristic of a
typical location in a typical
commercial or hospital
Voltage dips, short
interruptions and voltage
variations on power
supply input lines
IEC 61000-4-11
>95% dip 0.5
60% dip 5 cycles
70% dip 25
95% dip 5 sec.
Not Applicable
The ME equipment
is solely battery
Non-Life Support Equipment Separation Distance Calculation
(3Vrms / 3V/m compliance)
Rated maximum output
power of transmitter (W)
Separation distance according to frequency of transmitter (m)
150 kHz to 80 MHz
in ISM bands
80 MHz to
800 MHz
800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
0.01 0.12 0.12 0.23
0.1 0.37 0.37 0.74
1 1.17 1.17 2.33
10 3.69 3.69 7.38
100 11.67 11.67 23.33
Limited warranty
This product comes with limited warranty commencing on the date of purchase (See warranty card
for details). Within the warranty period we will eliminate, free of charge, any defects in the appliance
resulting from faults in materials or workmanship, by replacing the complete appliance.
This warranty is applicable only for the appliance supplied by the appointed distributor. This warranty
does not cover: damage due to improper use, normal wear or use as well as defects that have a
negligible effect on the value or operation of the appliance. The warranty becomes void if repairs are
undertaken by unauthorized persons and if original Braun parts are not used.
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