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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

No, it is not possible to insert the test strip drum the wrong way. The Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter has been designed to enhance safety.

No, test strip transportation problem is solved by a redesign. Tests showed reliability of the process.

The Gluc-Dor enzyme used has a negligible dependence on the atmospheric oxygen level. For this reason its altitude dependence is also extremely small. Full functionality is guaranteed and tested for up to 4,000 meters.

The readability in bright sunlight is a disadvantage of the OLED. By covering the display with your shadow it is readable again.

Yes. Since rechargeable batteries normally have a voltage of just 1.3 V instead of the AAA batteries’ 1.5 V, the measurement cycles will be reduced. Additionally, the discharging characteristics are completely different, therefore it must also be remembered that when the battery icon appears the minimum safety buffer of 50 measurements can no longer be -guaranteed. In addition, we do not have any control over the quality of the rechargeable batteries nor the recharger.

The test strip has a capillary designed so that the test does not start until there is sufficient blood in the capillary. A symbol has also been incorporated to show when the test starts. In the event of under-dosing, the test does not start or the error message appears when the test strip is not re-dosed within 25 seconds.

Yes, but you need to manually flag the control measurement.

If a used test strip drum is inserted the code on the test strip drum is first read automatically. The Accu‑Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter then searches for the next chamber containing a test strip, always starting with the first one. For example, if just 1 test strip is left in the test strip drum, the meter checks 16 chambers before it finds the last test strip.

Warning: The 90-day period quoted for using up the test strip drum is no longer valid because the test strip drum compartment was opened, and the meter can no longer recognize how long the test strip drum was used (see “Error messages” in the User’s Manual)

Yes, by pressing the S button, the second step within the setup mode is the adjustment of brightness. Three levels are selectable with the M button.

Since the batteries do not complete the circuit and the meter is not turned on, nothing can be damaged.

No. The meter cannot be used for neonates.

The Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter checks each test strip for quality before a test. Because of this check, the meter’s test strip advancing mechanism needs to pause briefly before ejecting the test strip completely. If the test strip is ruined, an error message appears.

Warning: The test strip quality check can only check the test strip, not the whole system. (When the meter boots, the electronics and battery will be checked). For this reason it is not possible to completely eliminate performance checks in addition to the inbuilt test strip quality check. Checks are made to ensure that the test area changes color in a particular way, e.g., when moistened.

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Accu-Chek Compact Plus

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter and the Accu-Chek Softclix Plus lancing help to make testing fast, easy, and convenient. The lancing device is virtually pain-free to use. The blood glucose meter comes with a drum of 17 preloaded test strips, and does not require coding. Plus it can report your test result averages over time.

Product Manuals

MEMORY

500 test results

WEIGHT

147 g (with lancing device, batteries and test drum)

BATTERIES

2 AAA

DISPLAY

Bright, monochrome yellow

SIZE

125 x 64 x 32 mm (with lancing device)

Strip:

Accu-Chek Compact

Coding:

No coding required

Sample size:

1.5 µL

Measuring time:

5 seconds

Memory capacity:

500 test results with time and date, average, highest and lowest test result

Test averages:

7, 14 and 30-day

Measuring range:

0.6 to 33.3 mmol/L, 10 to 600 mg/dL

Display:

OLED

Batteries:

2 AAA required

Battery life:

Approximately 1,000 test results

Dimensions:

125 x 64 x 32 mm (L x W x H) (including lancing device)

Weight:

Approximately 147 g with batteries, test strip drum, and lancing device

Data port:

Infrared (IR) window for wireless data transfer

Automatic power-off:

60 seconds after test if test strip is not ejected
After 5 minutes if meter is on but not in use

System operating conditions:

10 °C to 32 °C (50 °F to 89.6 °F)

Meter storage conditions:

With batteries and test strip drum: 2 °C to 30 °C
With batteries, without test strip drum: -10 °C to 50 °C

Relative humidity:

20% to 85 % relative humidity

Hematocrit range:

25 % to 55 %

How to use the Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose meter

The Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter comes with pre-installed batteries and a pre-set time and date. It requires no coding. Just insert a test strip drum, and test.

5 simple steps for inserting or replacing a test strip drum

  1. Open drum compartment cover
  2. Press the red drum release button
  3. Tip the meter forwards so that the old test strip drum drops out
  4. Insert a new drum
  5. Close the drum compartment cover (automatic coding)

4 simple steps for testing blood glucose

  1. Slide and release the Test button to release a test strip
  2. Lance to obtain a blood sample
  3. Hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards. Apply your blood sample to the black notch of the test strip. Read the blood glucose result.
  4. Slide and release the Test button to eject the used test strip