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Offline AJ

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Infrared Thermometers
« on: February 09, 2009, 11:27:04 PM »

I would like to try one of the Fluke infrared thermometers someday.

Like the Fluke 62 Mini Infrared Thermometer or the Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer.

Fluke Case Study: When infrared surveys pay off for HVAC (pdf file)

Do you use a infrared thermometer?

If you do use a infrared thermometer please tell us a little bit about it like the make/model.

Do you find a infrared thermometer useful?

Would you buy one again?

If you don't have one would you like to try one?

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Infrared Thermometers
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 05:59:43 AM »
I have the MT4 bought on ebay a few years ago...

one with an external K sensor would be nice.

same model numbers have different maximum temps...

some models have the laser pointer (used only for aiming)

« Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 06:02:01 AM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Infrared Thermometers
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 09:17:22 AM »
Marcone has a cheap one that works quite well.
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Re: Infrared Thermometers
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 05:00:27 PM »
They work well to find out how good a cleaning job on a condenser you did. Just run it back and forth, and look for the "hot" spots.  :)
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Re: Infrared Thermometers
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 10:02:58 PM »
i have a small key chain IR therm i got from princess auto for 20 bucks on sale
its been flopping around on a 5lb key ring for years and still works
i use it to find hot spots in old stove wiring and fuse holders
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Re: Infrared Thermometers
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 08:41:24 PM »
A infra-red temp gun is to a contact thermometer what a volt-probe stick is to a voltmeter.