- Digital Bath and Bedroom SCH550
- Verified purchase
Between July 2015 and March 2017 I purchased and returned FIVE of these thermometers. The product has a 2-year warranty period. They failed in various ways; some of them went flat and the battery compartment had rusted, some lost their LCD display, or the display got scrambled, one of them was telling me it was about -7 Celsius at room temperature. One of them lasted nearly half the warranty period. The last one lasted a month.
Note also, the manual states that once the batteries require changing, the thermometer is not guaranteed to be water...
Condensation makes it difficult to read display
We use the thermometer in the bath daily and like the fact that you can have your hands free while the thermometer is floating in the bath. The thermometer worked well initially. However, after only 3 months, the condensation has built up so much that it is difficult to read the display.
Questions & Answers
After two years use the battery has died. Is there anyway of changing it? Minus the mold its been very useful!
There is. You can download the user guide from the Philips website for the instructions which includes the battery type required. We did it but didn't add grease to improve the waterproofing so after changing the battery water starting condensing over the display until it became unreadable - so I'd recommend following that step. We were otherwise really happy with the product so we ended up buying a replacement.
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi there! To add to the comment of Rjovo, you can find the instruction for replacing the battery here: https://www.download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sch550_20/sch550_20_dfu_nld.pdf. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.
the Philips Australia team.
Hi! I've recently purchased this thermometer and with my baby due in 2 weeks wanted to get a gauge for the temperature of our bedroom but find myself struggling to turn on - screen is currently blank, does it not come with batteries or am I being really stupid? Help appreciated :-)
Hi. The thermometer should come already working. I would return it to where you bought it from, as I read that it's quite difficult to replace the battery. Hope this helps.
Can you get a laser thermometer for the babies head?
The Phillips thermometer mentioned above is only suitable to measure bath and room temperature. There are other thermometers on the market which can measure body temperature, room temperature and surface temperature
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi Sue, thanks for your question. We strongly advise you not to use the thermometer to measure the temperature of your baby, since the SCH550 is made to measure the temperature of a room and water. Please feel free to contact us at 1300 363 391 (if you are in Australia), regarding any other queries about this product.
The Philips Australia Team
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