The Omron MC-246 is a pencil type digital thermometer use for rectal measurement
The thermometer allows for fast actual measurement of temperature within 60 seconds
This digital thermometer from Omron is water resistant for easy cleaning
The rectal thermometer allows for last reading recall
The buzzer on the thermometer beeps when the measurement is completed
The Omron thermometer is equipped with auto shut off feature. The device shuts off automatically when not in use for 3 minutes
Technical Details: ◦ Model: MC-246 ◦ Power Supply: 1.5V DC, 1 LR41 Alkaline-Magnesium button battery ◦ Power consumption: 0.1mW ◦ Battery life: Approx. 2 years or more (3 times/day) ◦ Sensing unit: Thermistor ◦ Measurement method: Actual measurement ◦ Temperature display: 3-digit, +deg C (deg F) display in 0.1 degree increment ◦ Measurement Accuracy: plus/minus 0.1deg C (32 to 42 deg C); +-0.2 degF (89.6 to 107.6 degF) when measured at a standard room temperature of 23 degC (73.4 degF) in a test tank held at constant temperature ◦ Measurement range: 32 to 42 degC (89.6 to 107.6 degF) ◦ Weight: 12g (with battery) ◦ External Dimensions: 19.4 (W) X 132.5 (L) X 10 (D) mm ◦ Beeper function: 1 beep when power on 3 beeps after measurement completed ◦ Memory function: Recalls previous reading ◦ Auto off function: Approx. 30 minutes after use or 3 minutes when not been used ◦ Low battery indication: Battery symbol displayed
Thermometers are used to measure fever in humans or tell you how cold it is outside. Made up of thermo (heat) and meter (measuring device), the meaning of the word thermometer is straightforward. Thermometers measure temperatures in degrees, according to either the Celsius or Fahrenheit system
Digital thermometers are temperature-sensing instruments that are easily portable, have permanent probes, and is equipped with a convenient digital display. The way a digital thermometer works depends upon its type of sensor. Sensor types include resistance temperature detector (RTD), thermocouple and thermistor.
One can use any thermometer, with mouth open, put the end with the red, blue, or silver-coloured tip under your tongue. Close your lips gently around the thermometer. Do not bite the glass thermometer.
Cleaning of the thermometer is also important. It's important to clean the thermometer after each use, but how you clean it depends on what type of thermometer you have. For glass thermometers, wash it with soap and cool water, then rinse and dry. For digital thermometer you can wipe it with a cloth soaked in alcohol or water. Allow it to air dry