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Blood Pressure


It Starts with Blood Pressure

Designed for busy clinical environments where time and accuracy are equally important, the SunTech® 247 BP + Vitals provides reliable, clinical-grade blood pressure in an affordable, easy-to-use package. Automated measurements can’t get much easier than pressing a single-button. Or if needed you can measure traditionally with a stethoscope by using SphygMode—a unique manual back-up feature—without having to waste time replacing the SunTech cuff with a bulb and pressure gauge cuff.

In the 247 BP + Vitals, we’ve combined 25 years of blood pressure research and technology with the capability to apply traditional methods of blood pressure measurement. The SunTech 247 provides everything you need for accurate blood pressure in one simple device. With 10 available All-Purpose Cuff sizes, ranging from child to thigh, the SunTech 247 caters to all of your patients.*

* The SunTech 247 is intended for patients ages 3 and up.

What's Included:

  • Adult & Large Adult All Purpose Cuffs
  • 8' blood pressure hose
  • 100V–240V AC Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Resource CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Reference Card

Product FAQs

How do I turn on the SunTech 247?

The power button, which is orange and slightly recessed, is located on the right side of the BP device. Press it to turn the device on, and again to turn it off.

Can I obtain replacement copies of the SunTech 247 CD and manual?

Copies of the SunTech 247 manual are available through the Customer Service area of our website. To download the manual, please visit the downloads page here. For a replacement CD, please email Customer Service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The manual is a pdf file; you can download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Visit www.Adobe.com and navigate to Downloads.

Can I add temperature or pulse oximetry options to my current version of SunTech 247 at a later date?

Yes, both options can be ordered separately and easily added to a SunTech 247 blood pressure unit at any time. To upgrade your SunTech 247 device, please review the list of accessories here. Contact your local distributor for details.

How do you use the SunTech 247 to take a manual BP?

Apply the cuff to the patient as you normally would. Press and hold the manual button to inflate the cuff. Watch the pressure displayed and release the button to start deflating the cuff. Place your stethoscope on the brachial artery to take a manual measurement.

What SpO2 sensors are compatible with the SunTech 247?

The SunTech 247 pulse oximetry module is compatible with Nellcor sensors. See the Pulse Oximetry Accessories Dolphin table on Parts and Accessories page for details.

What temperature probe covers are compatible with the SunTech 247?

The SunTech 247 temperature module is compatible with Kendall FILAC™ FASTEMP™ probes and probe covers.

How long does the battery last before it has to be recharged?

A fully charged battery provides enough power for the device to make at least 200 measurements within a 12-hour period.

How do you clean the cuffs that come with the SunTech 247?

Between uses, wipe cuff sleeves and the insides of cuffs with a medical grade cleaning agent. Periodically, remove the bladders and machine-wash the cuffs in cold water. Line dry.

Why does the prediction time for the FILAC™ FASTEMP™ vary?

When predicting a temperature the FASTEMP™ takes into account a patient’s physiological conditions. Depending on the patient’s level of perfusion, a normal measurement can take 4-10 seconds before a final temperature is displayed. If the patient has a fever (99.7 °F/ 37.6 °C or above), the measurement can take longer. This is done to increase accuracy and ensure reliability of the temperature.

What is direct mode on the FILAC™ FASTEMP™ thermometer?

Direct Mode means the module is working like a glass thermometer. In this mode, it takes readings until it detects the ‘highest’ most stable temperature.

Can the SunTech 247 be used on neonates?

The SunTech 247 is validated to be used on patients age 3 and older.

What is the warranty on the product?

The SunTech 247 has a two year warranty.

How do I make a warranty claim for the SunTech 247?

Simply contact an authorized service center here.

How often should I calibrate the BP Module for the SunTech 247?

You should check the calibration once a year. If there is a difference larger than 2 mmHg against the pressure reference, then contact an authorized service center here.

How accurate is the SunTech 247 blood pressure device?

The SunTech 247, designed for accuracy, has been manufactured to comply with AAMI SP10 protocol.

What method of blood pressure measurement is used in the SunTech 247?

The SunTech 247 takes automated BP measurements using the oscillometric method. It supplements this with the ability to take measurements as you would if you were using a mechanical sphygmomanometer.

Should I wait between temperature measurements?

Yes. Accurate temperature measurement requires the probe to be at normal room temperature. After taking a measurement, wait for the probe to return to room temperature or wipe the probe with an alcohol wipe before taking a subsequent measurement.

How accurately does the SunTech 247 temperature module measure temperature?

The SunTech 247 temperature module is accurate to +/- 0.2 °F (+/-0.1°C).

What is the accuracy of the SunTech 247 pulse oximetry module?

The SunTech 247 pulse oximetry module is +/- 2% in the 70 to 100% range for no motion and normal perfusion. For motion or low perfusion, the accuracy is +/- 3%.

The temperature module shows the warning icon and a "10" status code. How do I get it to work again?

This signifies a missing temperature probe. This may occur while switching the probes, blue (oral/axillary) to red (rectal) or vice versa. To solve the problem: Remove and then place the probe in the well. Furthermore, you may need to ensure that the temperature well (the rear portion of the temperature module) is well seated on the display. Along the top of the module, the edge of the well should be flush with the display. Remove and carefully slide the well onto the display. Finally, if the error has not been cleared, turn the unit off and then again.

I think my SunTech 247 BP is reading high. How can I check if it is measuring correctly?

Take a manual BP to compare. Leave the cuff on the patient as it was for the auto measurement. Press and hold the manual button to inflate the cuff. Watch the pressure displayed, and release the button to start deflating the cuff. Place your stethoscope on the brachial artery to take a manual measurement.

Because of the differences between the automated method used by the SunTech 247, called oscillometry, and the manual method, called auscultation, it is known that there will be instances where the two methods on the same patient will produce measurements that are different. This should happen infrequently. If this occurs consistently on patient after patient, we recommend that you check the calibration of the SunTech 247.

I think my SunTech 247 BP is reading high. How can I check if it is calibrated correctly?

To check calibration:

  1. Start with the device powered off. While holding down the automatic button on the front of the BP module, toggle on the power button on the right side of the main enclosure. The “CAL” message is displayed in the pulse rate display to indicate that the system is in the calibration mode. During this mode, the system pressure displays in the systolic BP display area.
  2. Using a T-connector (SunTech part #98-0030-02), connect a calibrated pressure reference and control, such as a manometer and inflation bulb, to the pressure hose connector of the SunTech 247.
  3. Compare the pressure reference to the SunTech 247 at several pressures throughout the range, 0 to 270mmHg. If the difference between the pressure reference and the SunTech 247 is no larger than 2mmHg, the SunTech 247 is calibrated correctly for operation.
  4. Exit the calibration check by pressing the automatic button again. Once the display shows dashes as the systolic BP, you are now ready to take a measurement.

How do I calibrate my SunTech 247 BP?

Please reference the SunTech 247 service manual (SunTech part #80-0041-00) if the unit needs calibrating. Alternatively, you can contact an authorized service center, and we will be happy to arrange the calibration for you.

How do I store and recharge my SunTech 247 with battery?

If the SunTech 247 will not be used for an extended period of time, it should be attached to the power supply until fully charged (all battery icon segments stay illuminated).

Storage TemperatureRecharge Frequency
Below -4ºF (-20ºC)Do not store at this temperature
-4ºF (-20ºC) to 68ºF (20ºC)Every two months
69ºF (21ºC) to 85ºF (29ºC)Every month
Above 86ºF (30ºC)Do not store at this temperature

Failure to follow these recommendations may permanently reduce the life and charge capacity of the battery.

If storing for 30 days or longer, it is recommended to disconnect the battery from the device after fully charging the battery.

Can the SunTech 247 send data to an EMR/EHR system?

A 247 Diagnostic Station equipped with the optional Bluetooth™ capability can send blood pressure, temperature, and oxygen saturation data via a Bluetooth™ wireless EMR/EHR interface. A SunTech Software Development Kit (SDK) is available to facilitate integration with EMR/EHR vendors. Click here for SDK ordering information.

Parts & Accessories

SunTech® 247™ Systems & Modules
DescriptionSpO2 Opt.Part NumberPN (Bluetooth®)
Battery Mobile System, BP, Temperature & SpO2vSat99-0101-0099-0116-00
Battery Mobile System, BP99-0062-0099-0090-00
Battery Mobile System, BP & Temp.99-0063-0099-0091-00
Battery Mobile System, BP & SpO2vSat99-0102-0099-0117-00
Wall System, BP, Temperature & SpO2vSat99-0103-0099-0118-00
Wall System, BP99-0066-0099-0094-00
Wall System, BP & Temperature99-0067-0099-0095-00
Wall System, BP & SpO2vSat99-0104-0099-0119-00
Battery Tabletop System, BP, Temperature & SpO2vSat99-0105-0099-0120-00
Battery Tabletop System, BP99-0070-0099-0098-00
Battery Tabletop System, BP & Temp.99-0071-0099-0099-00
Battery Tabletop System, BP & SpO2vSat99-0106-0099-0121-00
Temperature Module98-0128-00
SpO2 ModulevSat98-0230-00
One Piece Durable (OPD) Cuffs
Item #Item NameItem Description
98-0600-01OPD Cuff, ChildBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 12–19cm Color: Green, (box 5)
98-0600-03OPD Cuff, Small AdultBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 17–25cm Color: Royal Blue, (box 5)
98-0600-05OPD Cuff, AdultBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 23–33cm Color: Navy Blue, (box 5)
98-0600-06OPD Cuff, Adult LongBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 23–33cm Color: Navy Blue, (box 5)
98-0600-07OPD Cuff, Large AdultBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 31–40cm Color: Burgundy, (box 5)
98-0600-08OPD Cuff, Large Adult LongBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 31–40cm Color: Burgundy, (box 5)
98-0600-09OPD Cuff, ThighBlood Pressure Cuff with quick-connect connector, Range: 38–50cm Color: Brown, (box 5)
Pulse Oximetry Accessories
Item #Item NameItem Description
52-0005-00Adult digit reusable oximetry sensorReusable finger sensor with 10' (3.0 m) cable and DB-9M connector for adults and pediatrics >88 lbs (>40 kg); Nellcor® compatible sensor
52-0007-00Adult digit reusable oximetry sensorReusable finger sensor with 10' (3.0 m) cable and DB-9M connector for adults and pediatrics >88 lbs (>40 kg); vSat compatible sensor
52-0005-01Y multi-site reusable oximetry sensorReusable universal Y sensor including ear clip with 36" (.91 m) cable and DB-9M connector for all patients >2.2lbs (>1 kg); Nellcor® compatible sensor D-YS and D-YSE
52-0005-02Adultdigit disposable oximetry sensorSingle use finger sensor with 18" (.46 m) cable and DB-9M connector for adults >66 lbs (>30 kg), 24/box, foam; Nellcor® compatible sensor D-25
52-0005-03Pediatric digit disposable oximetry sensorSingle use finger sensor with 18" (4.6 m) cable and DB-9M connector for pediatrics 22–110 lbs (10-50 kg), 24/box, foam; Nellcor® compatible sensor D-20
52-0005-046-foot Extension CableReusable cables with DB-9 M & F connectors, Nellcor® compatible DEC-4
52-0005-0510-foot Extension CableReusable cables with DB-9 M & F connectors, Nellcor® compatible DEC-8
Thermometry Accessories (Kendall FASTemp)
Item #Item NameItem Description
98-0115-00Red Rectal Temperature KitIncludes rectal probe, well, and box of probe covers
52-0004-00Blue Oral/Axillary ProbeOral/axillary probe with 9 ft (2.7 m) extended cord
98-0146-00Blue Oral/Axillary WellRear piece of the temperature module that holds the oral/axillary probe and box of probe covers
52-0004-01Red Rectal ProbeRectal probe with 9 ft (2.7 m) extended cord
98-0147-00Red Rectal WellRear piece of the temperature module that holds the rectal probe and box of probe covers
98-0130-01Disposable Probe Covers, 500010 trays (25 boxes/tray, 20/probe covers/box)
98-0131-01Disposable Probe Covers, 50025 boxes (20 probe covers/box)
52-0004-02Calibration plugKendall part number 202099
Miscellaneous Accessories
Item #Item NameItem Description
98-0154-00Mobile stand kitIncludes base, pole, storage basket, and handle
98-0149-00Tabletop stand kitIncludes power supply holder
98-0148-00Wall mount kitIncludes wall mountable basket
98-0030-02T-tube assemblyFor calibration verification. (Reference device required—not included.)
98-0150-00BasketWall mountable
19-0013-00Power supply for the SunTech 247Input: 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz; Output: +6 V; medical grade
19-0014-00Power supply for the SunTech 247 BatteryInput: 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz; Output: +9 V; medical grade
91-0003-05EU power cordPower or mains lead with Type E and F hybrid, CEE 7/7, two pin plug, 8.2 ft (2.5 m) length
91-0003-06UK power cordPower or mains lead with Type G, BS1363, three pin plug, 8.2 ft (2.5 m) length
91-0003-00US power cordPower or mains lead with Type B, NEMA 5-15. three pin plug, 8.2 ft (2.5m) length
91-0097-00BP hoseBP hose with mate for threaded screw type connector, 8 ft (2.4 m) length
17-0014-00Rechargeable battery6V, sealed lead acid
80-0041-00Service Manual
82-0058-00SunTech 247 BrochurePack of 10 brochures
39-0028-00Top/bottom cover for SunTech 247 BPCovers the top and/or bottom of a SunTech 247 BP device

Technical Specs

Patient populationAdult and pediatric patients (age 3 and above).
Method of measurementOscillometric
Initial inflation pressure160mmHg +/- 20mmHg
Blood pressure range (mmHg)60 < Systolic BP < 270, 30 < Diastolic BP < 170
Blood pressure accuracyMeasurements determined with this device are equivalent to those obtained by a trained observer using the cuff/stethoscope auscultation method, within the limits prescribed by the American National Standard, Electronic or automated sphygmomanometers.
Blood pressure determination time35-40 seconds typical for Adult cuff
Heart rate range30-200 bpm +/- 2% or +/- 3 bpm, whichever is greater
Temperature range86°F (30.0°C) – 109.4°F (43.0°C)
Temperature accuracy+/- 0.2°F (+/-0.1°C)
Functional oxygen saturation range40-100%
Functional oxygen saturation accuracy70-100% +/- 2 digits
(Note: because pulse oximeter equipment measurements are statistically distributed, only about two-thirds of pulse oximeter equipment measurements can be expected to fall within ± 2 digits of the value measured by a CO-oximeter.)
Operating conditions10°C (50°F) to 40°C (104°F) Less than 90% RH
Storage conditions-20°C (-4°F) to 55°C (131°F) Less than 90% RH
PowerExternal power supply, p/n 19-0013-00 or equivalent approved by SunTech. Input: 100-240V AC @ 47-63 Hz. Output: 6V DC @ 15W.
External power supply, p/n 19-0016-00 or equivalent approved by SunTech. Input: 100-240V AC @ 50-60 Hz. Output: 9V DC@ 18W.
CalibrationCheck once per 2 years for BP and Temperature
Safety systemsIndependent hardware over-pressure circuit and redundant software overpressure algorithm to limit cuff pressure to less than 330 mmHg. Independent hardware timing circuit and redundant software timer algorithm to limit the duration of a blood pressure cycle to less than 180 seconds.
DimensionsLength = 5.5 inches, Height = 11.5 inches, Width = 3.8 inches; Length =14.0 cm, Height = 29.2 cm, Width = 9.7 cm
StandardsUL60601-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 601-1
IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-1-2 (EMC), IEC 60601-1-4, ISO 9919, AAMI SP10:2002, ASTM E 1112, EN 12470-3
Meets “Non-invasive Sphygmomanometers — General Requirements & Supplementary Requirements for Electro-Mechanical BP Measuring Systems”, EN 1060-1, EN 1060-3
ClassificationProtection against electric shock: Class II (for non-battery version), Internally Powered Equipment (for battery version); Applied parts: Type BF; Mode of operation: Continuous

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According to the American Heart Association, nearly one third of adults have hypertension (defined as sustained high blood pressure of 140 /90 mmHg and above). Uncontrolled high blood pressure greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke - the first and third leading causes of death in developed nations. Because there are no symptoms, many people with hypertension do not know they have it. The only way to tell is to have an accurate check of your blood pressure.

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Similar to the pressure created by water flowing through a garden hose, blood pressure refers to the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of our arteries and blood vessels. Blood pressure is commonly measured by inflating a cuff on the upper arm and watching the pressure indicated by a blood pressure gauge while listening to the Korotkoff sounds at the brachial artery with a stethoscope. The cuff must first be inflated enough to stop all the blood from flowing through the artery. Then, as the pressure in the cuff is gradually released with a valve, the occlusion of the artery is reduced. The point at which blood begins to flow again is signaled by the first Korotkoff sound. This is an indication of the peak blood pressure in the arteries and is referred to as systolic blood pressure. Continued reduction of the pressure in the cuff eventually allows the blood to flow completely unobstructed again. This point is signaled by the disappearance of the Korotkoff sounds and is considered a reliable indication of diastolic blood pressure.

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If you have ever used an automated monitor to measure blood pressure, you probably have encountered a reading you thought was too high. In these situations, clinicians usually take a measurement themselves using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope to either confirm the reading or question whether the monitor is working properly. If the reading is confirmed, you and your patient may be surprised to realize that your patient’s BP is not what you expected. Alternatively, if the reading is different, you may wonder if your monitor is calibrated or operating correctly. Regardless of the situation, why is this happening at all?
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The accuracy of a blood pressure (BP) device or monitor is often determined by comparing its measurement relative to the measurement of an observer using a mercury sphygmomanometer and stethoscope on the same patient. The human observer with this setup in a controlled environment, with a meticulously prepared patient, and the practice of careful measurement is considered to be the gold standard of non-invasive blood pressure measurement. Measurements taken in this manner are the basis for the levels that are the current definitions of high BP or hypertension, 140/90, and normal BP, 120/801.

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