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Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer
« on: October 19, 2012, 01:49:07 PM »
Last year when I was looking for a new infrared thermometer to replace my old Craftsman infrared thermometer I ordered a Fluke 561 infrared thermometer. As you can see in the photo the Fluke 561 Infrared Thermometer was much larger then what I was accustomed to using.



After using the Fluke 561 Infrared Thermometer a few times I ended up selling it to one of our forum members and went back to using my old Craftsman.




The other day I started looking around online for a new infrared thermometer to replace my old Craftsman. There was a number of things I had in mind for the new one.

1. Price, I wanted it to be under $100 with shipping.
2. Range, the temperature range on my old Craftsman is -3 to 500F. and I wanted a infrared thermometer with a lower temperature range.
3. Size, I wanted it to be similar in size to my old infrared thermometer.

After a lot of research I decided to order the Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer.
The Fluke 62 mini infrared thermometer has a temperature range of -20 to 932F




I read that the Raytec MT6 Infrared Thermometer is the same infrared thermometer as the Fluke 62 mini, but the Raytec MT6 is gray in color instead of yellow and is about $20.00 less then the Fluke 62 mini.

I also read that the Raytec company is owned by Fluke. Even knowing all of that I still decided to spend the extra $20.00 and go with the Fluke brand because I liked the bright yellow color better then the darker gray color.



By deciding to go with the Fluke 62 mini I took care of #1 and #2 on my list of what I was looking for in a new infrared thermometer.

But what about #3 on my list, size?

Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity to personally check out any of the infrared thermometers I read about online. This can make it difficult to decide on what model to order. Such was the case last year when I ordered the Fluke 561 infrared thermometer.

Even though I can read all the specifications on the factory websites, look at all the photos on Google and watch all the Youtube videos it's just not the same as holding one in your hand or comparing it side by side to one you already own.

When I ordered the Fluke 62 mini I was still not 100% sure I would be happy with the size of it. But once I received it I could tell before I even removed it from the packaging that I would be happy with the size of it.





With the protective rubber holster removed from the Fluke 62 mini it ends up being about the same size as my old Craftsman.
The Fluke 62 mini also has a much more comfortable and ergonomic handle then my old Craftsman infrared thermometer.






One reason I was looking for a infrared thermometer with a lower temperature range then what I currently had was so I could get a temperature to display on it for my customers to see instead of -OL as my old Craftsman would display when it was out of range.





I will post more about the Fluke 62 mini after I have used it a little more, but so far I'm impressed with it.

You can see some additional images of the Fluke 62 mini infrared thermometer in our Infrared Thermometer Gallery.

What are somethings you have used a infrared thermometer for?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 11:04:28 AM »
Just a little update.

My Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer still works like a champ after spending about 5 months banging around in the bottom of my toolbox (in the case) and I don't even miss my old antique Craftsman IR Thermo.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 10:57:52 AM »
What are somethings you have used a infrared thermometer for?

Wow, six months later and not one reply to my question.
I the only one that uses a IR thermometer for anything?

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »
I use mine about every day. Ref,dryer vents, room temps.

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »
What make/model do you have?

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 01:18:01 PM »
TPI model381 I have had it about 2 years then my carry multi meter is a UEI G2 Phoenix. And I just bought a new analog meter MA_line for those little dc and frequency checks that seem to have be a issue for my digital s. I have a couple of fluke multis also. One can not have to many meters. :cheers:

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 01:38:11 PM »
I have one of these when I could purchase on sale at LOWES for $9.99. Serves me well but I use my fluke k-type for product temp. Much more accurate. O0 O0




http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/general/temperature/infrared/irt207.htm?ref=gbase&gclid=COOKsoXmyrYCFaYWMgodt3AApg

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 01:50:12 PM »
$9.99 is crazy cheap...

Been looking at some model with Dual lasers like the Fluke 62 MAX+ so I could get a better idea of the exact area I'm covering with the IR.

Have you guys seen the New Fluke Visual IR Thermometer?
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/usen/Thermometers/Infrared-Thermometers/VT02-Visual-IR-Thermometer.htm?PID=75051

Expensive, but I think it would be really interesting to try.
Could you see electrical parts failing on a control board?
Could you see failing pumps and motors over heating?
Could you see the temp difference in evaporators?
What would a slipping washer clutch look like?

Bad connections generate heat too. Could it help you find bad connections by being able to see the temperature of the wire or spade?
Could it even help you locate a bad solder connection on a control board without having to even see the other side of the board?



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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 02:00:20 PM »
How much ?  $$$

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 02:01:50 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 02:15:33 PM »
Anyone happen to own the Fluke 62 MAX Plus IR Thermometer or any other IR Thermo with dual lasers?

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 02:35:21 PM »
Just put new gaskets in compressor to find I need piston kit ? $805,think I'll go have a beer and try and forget about this . $805, i assume that includes shipping. :rofl:

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 02:44:07 PM »
Ya I am with NIO, sorry AJ. My WHOLE tool bag might be worth right at $800 or so....

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 02:54:56 PM »
Lol, come on guys. Some needs to let me know how well they work. :D

 

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