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The Accuflex Pro continues to read upwards after it beeps, is this OK?
The Accuflex Pro may have a short delay in the data transmission from the sensor to the screen (approximately 1 sec). For this reason, a change on the display could sometimes be seen after the beep. Especially if the thermometer is withdrawn quickly. However, the final temperature reading is unaffected and is in fact accurate, because the sensor will not react to lower temperatures after a higher one has been detected.
The Accuflex Pro’s reading changed after the beep, what’s the correct reading?
The Accuflex Pro provides “real” temperature values in a short period of time by using a fast reacting sensor and beeps when the maximum temperature has been detected. However, it has the ability to read after the beep. If it detects a higher temperature, which could be caused by movement within the mouth to an area with a higher temperature, it will display this higher temperature. The Accuflex Pro will not react if lower temperatures are detected, thus providing only the maximal temperature value. This is intended to help avoid potential errors caused by improper placement during use. Therefore the final reading (approximately 1 second after removing from the patient) is the correct one.
When I use an electronic thermometer, it does not change its reading after the beep, why does the Accuflex Pro?
Most electronic thermometers use predictive technology to provide a fast reading using an algorithm to calculate the final reading based on the initial temperatures detected. For that reason, they are not capable of reading after their final calculation is completed and the reading is displayed, even if the probe comes in contact with a higher temperature. Accuflex Pro uses a sensor which provides “real” temperature values, and will react if a higher temperature is detected (mimicking a mercurial thermometer).
Why do electronic thermometers read higher in the oral mode, than the Accuflex Pro?
The reason electronic thermometer read higher in the oral mode is because they add an additional value (usually 0.5°C) to the predicted value when displaying the final reading. This is done to simulate the body’s core temperature which is approximately 0.5°C higher than the oral temperature. The Accuflex Pro thermometer’s reading is the actual temperature detected by its sensor.
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