No. Memory is retained. Time and date will need to be reset if batteries are out for longer than 40 seconds

Yes, any time the meter is on, the battery is being consumed whether searching for a paired device or uploading results.

The Accu-Chek Instant meter requires two batteries to power the features of the meter, such as the backlit display and Bluetooth® connectivity.

The meter can be turned on by pressing and releasing the Power/OK button or inserting a test strip. The meter can be turned off by pressing and holding the Power/OK button.

  1. Open the battery door on the back of the meter by pushing the tab in the direction of the arrow and pulling the door up.
  2. Release the old batteries by pushing the release button.
  3. Remove the old batteries.
  4. Slide the new batteries under the black tabs with the (+) side facing up.
  5. Put the battery door back in place and snap it closed.

If you suspect your child has swallowed a battery, seek medical attention immediately – prompt action is critical. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop.

Battery ingestion or insertion into the body may cause chemical burns, perforation of soft tissues, and death. Batteries, as small parts, are a choking hazard. Keep them away from children under the age of 3 years.

If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children. Contact Accu-Chek Customer Care.

Yes, you can change the AAA batteries whilst a cassette is inserted.

Yes it does. The higher the level of brightness selected, more power is consumed. Default setting is Level 2.

The stored values and settings remain saved in the meter while the batteries are changed or if the meter is stored without batteries. 

The meter has an in built back-up battery. This provides the power when there are no batteries inserted. The back-up battery lasts about 2 years and cannot be replaced if it is empty. An empty back-up battery has no effect on the functioning of the meter. 

If the back-up battery is empty the user has 10 minutes to change the batteries. If more than ten minutes elapses the meter forgets the time and date. When this happens, dashes appear on the display instead of the time and date. In this situation the time and date will have to be set again manually.

High energy batteries last approximately 500 tests or 1 year. 

The number of tests may be reduced when the measurement frequency is extremely low (one test per week) or the meter is left unused. Setting the display brightness to level 3 and the beep volume to level 4 or 5 or using the acoustic mode permanently also impacts battery life time negatively. The number of tests may be improved when the test frequency is high.

The Accu-Chek Mobile system is delivered with the time and date set at the factory. Power is supplied by a 3rd internal battery. During storage a protective foil prevents the 2 AAA batteries losing any power and the settings are preserved using the internal battery power. 

To activate the AAA batteries, pull out the protective battery foil and they will take over from the internal battery.

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