Upper arm blood pressure monitor
Owner’s ManualBP 6200
Intended use of Braun ExactFit 5
Braun upper arm blood pressure monitor has been developed for accurate and comfortable blood pressure measurements. The measuring accuracy of Braun’s upper arm blood pressure monitor was tested at the time of manufacture and was proven by clinical research in accordance with ESH.
What you should know about blood pressure
Blood pressure constantly changes throughout the day. It rises sharply in the early morning and declines during the late morning. Blood pressure rises again in the afternoon and finally drops to a low level at night. Also, it may vary in a short period of time. Therefore, readings from successive measurements can fluctuate.
Blood pressure readings are taken from a healthy 31-year -old male, measured at 5-minute intervals
Blood pressure measured in a doctor’s office only provides a momentary value. Repeated measurements at home better reflect one’s actual blood pressure values under everyday conditions. Moreover, many people have different blood pressure when they measure at home because they tend to be more relaxed than when in the doctor’s office. Regular blood pressure measurements taken at home can provide your doctor with valuable information on your normal blood pressure values under actual «everyday» conditions.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set up the following standard blood pressure values when measured at resting pulse.
|SYS = systole (upper value)||up to 140||140-180||over 180|
|DIA = diastole (lower value)||up to 90||90-110||over 110|
- This monitor is intended for use in measuring the blood pressure and pulse rate of adults and uses the oscillometric method.
- This product is intended for household use only.
- This device is not intended as a substitute for regular check-ups by your doctor, please continue to visit your doctor on a regular basis for a professional reading.
Warning and precautions
- To ensure accurate measuring results, carefully read the complete use instructions.
- This product is intended for household use only. Keep product and batteries away from children.
- People suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, vascular constriction, arteriosclerosis in extremities, diabetes or users of cardiac pacemakers should consult their doctor before measuring their blood pressure themselves, since deviations in blood pressure values may occur in such cases.
- If you are under medical treatment or taking any medication, please consult your doctor first.
- The use of this blood pressure monitor is not intended as a substitute for consultation with your doctor.
Product description (See page 2-3, Fig. 1)
|1. Start button||7. LCD display|
|2. Memory button||8. Hose port|
|3. Date/time adjust button||9. Connector|
|4. Set button||10. Arm cuff (supplied with 2 cuffs)|
|5. Average button||11. Air hose|
|6. User A / B switch||12. Battery compartment cover (4 X 1.5V type AA (LR6) batteries)|
Inserting batteries (See Fig. 2-3)
- Remove the battery compartment cover at the bottom of the unit and insert 4 AA LR6 alkaline batteries with correct polarity (see a symbol in the battery compartment).
- Note: always re-set the date and time after replacing new batteries to make sure the measurement results are stored with the correct date and time.
Only discard empty batteries.
They should not be disposed of in the household waste, but at appropriate collection sites or at your retailer.
Key rules for accurate blood pressure measurement
- Always take readings at the same time of day, ideally in the morning and evening, under the same conditions.
- Do not measure within 30 minutes after smoking or consuming coffee or tea.
- Take off wristwatch and jewelry before fitting the cuff on the measuring arm.
- While taking a measurement, sit down, relax, keep still, and do not move or speak.
- Wrap the cuff snugly around your arm. The cuff must be at heart level.
- Do not vibrate the unit during measurement, or the proper measurement will not be achieved.
- Perform measurement quietly in a relaxed position.
- Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
- Do not wrap the cuff over jacket or sweater sleeve or measurement cannot be done.
- Remove tight-fitting clothing from your left arm.
- Do not in any way twist the arm cuff.
- Do not inflate the monitor’s cuff when it is not wrapped around the arm.
- Do not attempt to disassemble or change any parts of the monitor including the cuff.
- Do not drop the product or put it through a strong impact.
- The device is not supposed to be used if your arm has any wound or injury.
Choosing the right cuff
For accurate measurement, it is important to choose the correct size cuff which best fits your upper arm. Choose the cuff size according to your arm circumference and make sure the bottom of the cuff is 2~3cm above your elbow.
- Small/Medium cuff = 22~32cm arm circumference
- Large/X-Large cuff = 32~42cm arm circumference
Applying the arm cuff
- Slide the end of arm cuff furthest from the tube through the metal ring to a loop.
The smooth cloth should be on the inside of the cuff.
- Plug the air hose into the connector (Fig. 4).
- If the cuff is located correctly, the velcro will be on the outside of the cuff and the metal ring will not touch the skin (Fig. 5).
- Put your left arm through the cuff loop. The bottom of the cuff should be approximately (2~3 cm) above the elbow. The tube should lie over the brachial artery on the inside of the arm (Fig. 6).
- Pull the cuff so that the top and bottom edges are tightened around your arm (Fig. 7).
- When the cuff is positioned properly, press the Velcro firmly against the pile side of the cuff.
- This cuff is suitable for use if the <<index>> mark falls within the <<ok range>> marked by two arrows when the cuff is tightened around your arm (Fig. 8).
- Sit on a chair and place your arm on the table so that the cuff is at the same level as your heart (Fig. 9).
Note: On BP6200, the backlight goes on when the unit is turned on and it will remain on until the device is switched off.
How to select user A/user B
- Make sure the product is in power off mode.
- Slide the user switch to user A or user B, the current user mode will flash on the LCD display.
The WHO/ESH indicator to evaluate blood pressure data
This device has a blood pressure level indicator established according to WHO and the European Hypertension Society Guidelines (ESH) in 2007. For every measurement displayed on the screen, the cursor will indicate the blood pressure level with the corresponding color code, from green to red. You can use this classification daily to guide you to understand your blood pressure level. If you are really concerned by the classification level, you should consult your doctor. RED >
Setting month, date and time
a. Switch off the device for the date/time setting.
b. User press set button (4) to start the year setting, then the “year” will blink display, user can press adjust (3) to adjust year by increase step “1”.
c. User press set button (4) to start the month setting, then the “month” will blink display, user can press adjust (3) to adjust month by increase step “1”.
d. User press set button (4) to start the day setting, then the “day” will blink display, user can press adjust (3) to adjust day by increase step “1”.
e. User press set button (4) to start the hour set, then the “hour” will blink display, user can press adjust (3) to adjust hour by increase step “1”.
f. User press set button (4) to start the minute setting, then the “minute” will blink display, user can press adjust (3) to adjust minute by increase step “1”.
g. User press set button (4) to end all the date/time settings, all the blinks are stopped.
Note: Holding the adjust button will scroll the value.
Taking a measurement
Wrap the cuff around the arm (see “applying the arm cuff” section above).
- Sit upright on the chair to have a correct posture.
- Press and release start button (1), date/time, and the current user will be displayed.
- Set user A/B switch (6) to A for user A or B for user B, LCD display will show user A or B symbol.
- Press and release the start button (1), all icons on display will be shown for 2 seconds. The device will adjust to zero automatically. The measuring blood pressure symbol will then flash on the display and the air pressure will automatically pump up to a certain pressure level and start measurement.
Do not move or talk in the midst of taking blood pressure measurements.
- After the air pressure has increased, the pulse is detected, the heart rate symbol will start flashing.
- LCD Display will show the results and WHO indicator arrow after measurement.
After taking blood pressure measurement, turn off the device by pressing the start button (1) or automatically after 1 minute.
Your blood pressure monitor can store the latest 60 readings for both users each for the BP6200.
Storing measurement data
After each blood pressure measurement, the Systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, pulse rate, and the time & date of a specific day will be automatically stored. Memory #01 is always the most recent one.
Once the memory is full, the oldest values will be overwritten.
Press the memory button (2) to review the stored data. The last memory data (sys/dia/pul) with measurement date/time, IHB and WHO indicator will show on LCD. Press the memory button (2) again to show the previous data. Make sure that the correct user A or B is chosen.
Press the average button (5) to show the full-day average of the past 7 days on LCD. Press the average button second to show the morning average of the past 7 days on LCD. Press the average button the third time to show the evening average of the past 7 days on LCD. Press the average button a fourth time to show the full-day average of the past 7 days again.
Make sure the product is in power-off mode.
Press and hold memory button (2) for more than 5 seconds, LCD will blink display “dEL ALL”(if the “slide switch is in User Aside, the user A icon will show ”) or “DEL ALL”(if slide switch is in User B side, the user B icon will show).
Press memory button (2) again, LCD will display “—” to mean all the stored data of the corresponding user have been deleted.
Irregular heartbeat detector
The appearance of this symbol signifies that a certain pulse irregularity was detected during the measurement. Talking, moving, shaking or an irregular pulse during the measurement can result in the appearance of this icon. Usually, this is not a cause for concern, however, if the symbol appears often, we recommend you seek medical advice. The device does not replace a cardiac examination but serves to help detect pulse irregularities at an early stage.
Low battery indicator
When the low battery indicator flashes on the display, it means the battery is low and the four batteries need to be replaced with alkaline LR6 (AA) batteries.
** After replacing batteries, BPM will go into time-setting mode automatically and show the last measurement time on screen. Please set the current date/time before taking the next measurement to get the correct average result.
Storage and cleaning
- Always keep the unit in the carrying case after its use.
- Do not put the item directly under the sunlight, in high temperatures,s or in humid and dusty places.
- Do not store in extremely low (less than -20°C) or high (more than 60°C) temperatures.
- Use a piece of cloth with water or a mild cleansing agent to clean the case and then use a piece of dry cloth to wipe it dry. Use a piece of dry cloth to wipe the cuff when it is dirty.
- Do not use any strong cleansers to clean it.
- When the unit is not to be used for a long time, remove the batteries. (Batteries may leak or cause harm).
- Do not modify the device. NEVER open the device! This will void the manufacturer’s warranty.
This device was designed and manufactured for long service life, however, it is generally recommended to have the device inspected once a year to ensure correct function and accuracy. Please contact the authorized service center located in your country. Note: The calibration checking is not a free service. Please contact the Authorized Service Centre to get a quotation before you send out the product.
This device is not intended as a substitute for regular check-ups by your doctor, please continue to visit your doctor on a regular basis for a professional reading.
The production date is given by the LOT located in the back of the device. The first 3 numeric digits after the LOT No represent the day of the year of manufacture. The next 2 numeric digits represent the last two numbers of the calendar year of manufacture and the letters at the end designate the manufacturer of the product. E.g. LOT 15614VTN this product was made on day 156, the year 2014 at manufacturer identifier VTN.
What to do if …..
|Heart rate symbol
||Appears in the measurement condition and flashes when the pulse is detected.||• Measurement in progress, remain quiet.|
|Low battery indicator||Appears when the battery voltage is excessively low or the positions of the batteries are incorrect.||• Replace all four batteries with new ones. Insert the batteries in the correct positions. Be aware of +/- positions.|
||Appears when the accurate blood pressure and pulse could not be obtained.||• F’ressastartistor button again and remeasure.
• Check if the cuff is wrapped according to instructions.
• Check that there are no kinks in the tube.
• Check palm if exerting effort.
• Check if talking or moving during measurement.
• Check if posture is correct.
|El shows||The cuff is not secure.||• Refasten the cuff and then measure again.|
|E2 shows||The cuff is very tight.||• Refasten the cuff and then measure again.|
|E3 shows||The pressure of inflation is too high.||• Refasten the cuff and then measure again.|
|E4 shows||The voltage of batteries is too low during the process of inflation.||• Relax for a moment and then measure again. If the problem persists, please replace all the batteries with new ones.|
|El 0 or
El 1 shows
|The monitor detected motion, talking or the pulse is too poor while measuring.||• Relax for a moment and then measure again.|
|E20 shows||The measurement process does not detect the pulse signal.||• Loosen the clothing on the arm and then measure again.|
|E21 shows||Measure incorrectly.||• Relax for a moment and then measure again.|
(EE3 – EE151 shows
|Error while measuring.||• Retake the measurement. If the problem persists, contact the retailer or our customer service department for further assistance. Refer to the warranty for contact information and return instructions.|
|Method of measurement||Oscillometric|
|Range of measurement||Pressure 0~300 mmHg
Pulse 40~199 beats/minute
|Accuracy||Pressure +/- 3 mmHg
Pulse +/- 5 % Max.
|Display||Liquid crystal display – systolic, diastolic, pulse rate
|Sets of memory||Most recent 60 sets per user|
|Cuff size||Small cuff = 22-32cm arm circumference
Large cuff = 32-42cm arm circumference
|Operating temperature||10 °C ~ + 40 °C, less than 85 % R.H. B18 B17|
|Storage temperature||20 °C ~ +60 °C, less than 85 % R.H.|
|Operating atmospheric pressure||860-1060 hPa|
|Unit weight||Approximately 500gr (without batteries)|
|Power supply||Alkaline battery: 4 x AA (LR6) 1.5V|
|Battery life||Approximately 300 measurements|
|Auto power off||Whenever not used for 1 minute|
|Accessories||4 batteries, 2 arm cuffs with tube, instruction manual, pouch, travel bag|
|Service life||5 years|
Read the operating instructions.
If the device is not used within specified temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pr range the technical accuracy of the measurement cannot be guaranteed.
- Internally powered equipment
- Type BF equipment
- IP22: Protected against solid foreign objects of 12.5mm diameter and greater.
Protected against vertically falling water drops when the device is tilted up to 15°
- Not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide
- Continuous operation with short-time loading
Subject to change without notice.
This product conforms to the provisions of the EC directive 93/42/EEC (Medical Device Directive). This device conforms to the following standards:
- EN 60601-1: 2006 + AC:2010: – General requirements for basic safety and essential performance
- EN 60601-1-2:2007 – Electromagnetic compatibility requirements and tests
- EN 60601-1-11:2010 – Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment
- EN 1060-1:1995 + A2:2009 – Non-invasive sphygmomanometers – general requirements
- EN 1060-3:1997 + A2:2009 – Non-invasive sphygmomanometers – Supplementary requirements for electro-mechanical blood pressure measuring systems.
- EN 1060-4:2004 – Non-invasive sphygmomanometers – Test procedures to determine the overall system accuracy of automated non-invasive sphygmomanometers.
MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT needs special precautions regarding EMC.
For detailed description of EMC requirements please contact an authorized local Korea service centre (tel: 1588-6237).
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 its useful life.
The disposal can take place at your local retailer or at appropriate collection points provided in your country.
This product comes with a limited warranty commencing on the date of purchase. 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. To obtain service within the warranty period, please contact us.
Call toll-free: 1588-6237
Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic emissions
|The ME equipment is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the ME equipment should assure that it is used in such an environment.|
|Emissions Test||Compliance||Electromagnetic environment – guidance|
|Group 1||The ME equipment uses RF energy only for it’s an internal function. Therefore, its RF emissions are very low and are not likely to cause any interference in nearby electronic equipment.|
|Not Applicable||The ME equipment is solely battery-powered.|
|Non-Life Support Equipment Separation Distance Calculation (3Vrms / 3V/m compliance)|
|The rated maximum output power of the transmitter (W)||Separation distance according to the frequency of the transmitter (m)|
|150 kHz to 80 MHz in ISM bands
||80 MHz to 800 MHz
||800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
|Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic immunity|
|The ME is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below.
The customer or the user of the ME should assure that it is used in such an environment.
|Immunity test||IEC60601 test level||Compliance level||Electromagnetic environment-guidance|
|Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
|±6kV Contact ±8kV Air||Com plies||Floors should be wood, concrete, 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 2.5GHz||Complies||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.
|3Vrms 150kHz to 80MHz||Not Applicable
(no electrical cabling)
|Electrical fast transient IEC 61000-4-4||t2kV power line *1 kV I/0 lines||Not Applicable||The ME equipment is solely battery|
|Surge IEC 61000-4-5||±1kV differential t2kV common||powered. Not Applicable|
|Power frequency magnetic field IEC 61000-4-8||3 A ni||Complies||Power frequency magnetic fields should be at levels characteristic of a typical location in a typical commercial or hospital environment.|
|Voltage dips, short interrupts and voltage variations on power supply input lines IEC 61000-4-11 cycles||>95% dip 0.5 cycle
60% dip 5 cycles 70% dip 25
95% dip 5 sec.
|Not Applicable||The ME equipment is solely battery-powered.|
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