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Welch Allyn
Manufacturer Address
4341 State Street Road, PO Box 220
Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153-0220
Manufacturer Web Address
Steele Supply Company
Model Name
Welch Allyn Elite Electronic Stethoscope
List Price
Our Price
FDA Classification
Class II
Power Supply
CR123A Lithium Battery
Technical Support Options
Company website or call 1-800-289-2501.
1 yr. Does not cover damage in shipment or failure caused by tampering, obvious carelessness or abuse.
Temperature Range Storage
-20°C - 60°C
Temperature Range Usage
5°C - 40°C, Relative Humidity 90% non-condensing
Product Dimensions
32.5 inches
Battery Life
140 hours of normal use. Expected battery life time is approximately 240 hours. Non-rechargeable.
Battery Replacement Period
After depleted, need replaced.
Low Battery Indicator
Digital or Amplifying or Both
Amplification Amount
Up to 93 decibels
Output Options (Audio/USB/Serial)
Audio (2.5mm stereo)
Network Transfer Options
20 - 20000 Hz
Frequency Bell
20 - 420 Hz
Frequency Diaphragm
350 - 1900 Hz
Frequency Extended
Ambient Noise Reduction
Replacement Parts
Available from manufacturer and distributors.
Latex Free (Yes/No)
Diaphragm (Hardware/Electronic)
Ear Tips/Headphones/Both
Ear tips, binaural
Ear Tip Characteristics
Rotatable for comfort and fit
Tubing Length
18 inches
Volume Adjustment (Yes/No)
Yes 15-90 dB
Auto Off/Power Save Options
Yes. The unit will automatically shut down after 3 minutes of on-time.
A cotton wipe with soap and water, alcohol or chlorhexidine can be used to clean the stethoscope. Do not immerse any part of the unit in water or any other liquid as this may damage the electronics inside. A cap covering the ear tip may be required when working outside in wind or in other extremely noisy environments.
Number of Parts
1 (unit)
Integrated Software Package (Capture/S&F/Analysis/Diagnosis)
Yes. (Capture/S&F/Analysis/Diagnosis)
Accompanying Software Name
Elite Analyzer Software
Additional Hardware Features (Visual Waveform, SpO2, HR, Visual Indicators)
Carrying Case
Functional Aspects
Powering Up
Press the heart button to turn the unit on in bell mode. Press the lung button or off button to turn the unit on in diaphragm mode. No distinct button.
Power Indicator Light
Red light behind the heart button on the chest piece in bell mode. Blue light behind the diaphragm button on the chest piece in diaphragm mode.
Type of On/Off Switch
Buttons located on the chest piece. No clear On button, press any button to power up. Dual purpose Off button. Difficult to consistently press button with finger.
Modes Available
Bell & Diaphragm
Changing Modes
Press either the button marked with lungs for diaphragm mode or the button marked with a heart shape for bell mode. Each button is located on the chest piece. When in bell mode, a red light comes on behind the heart shaped button. When in diaphragm mode, a blue light comes on behind the lungs button. To switch between modes you must press the off button in between and turn the unit off in between selections.
Changing Volume
Once unit powered on, press the +/- buttons to adjust volume level. The buttons are dual duty, sharing mode and volume indication. Each time the unit is powered on, it starts at middle volume. There is a tone in the ear tips each time the volume is adjusted, with a unique tone when it reaches the minimum and maximum volumes.
Mute Button
Auto Shut Off
Yes. The unit will automatically shut down after 3 minutes of on-time. No retained settings, may shut off mid-evaluation.
Powering Off
Distinct Off button. Press button. Button difficult to press.
Retained Settings
No. Automatically turn on with volume set at midway point.
Recording Options
Does it Require Separate Send/Receive Unit
Yes. (stethoscope & analyzer hardware)
Interface (how?, what mechanism)
2.5mm Stereo cable attached to analyzer hardware utilizing Elite Analyzer software.
Ear tips are comfortable. Chest piece easy to hold. Single unit. Audio port is easily accessed.
The power On button is not clear. To change between bell and diaphragm modes, the unit must be powered off in between selections. The buttons on the chest piece are difficult to press with your fingertips. It is hard to read the +/- when the LEDs are illuminated. Battery compartment is difficult to close.
Instruction Manual
Inconsistencies noted in manual related to operation. Color pictures, concise, and clear documentation.
PDF Version Available Online

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