Non-Contact Handheld Infrared Thermometer
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 11-05-2007
Provided by: Geeks.com
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Package contents are scarce, but then again, it comes with everything you need to get up and running. We have the thermometer itself, an instruction manual and a 9v battery. The rubber handle grip slides open to reveal the battery compartment. The battery is already "in place" but you will need to remove it and unwrap the clear plastic on it, then reinsert it.



The thermometer itself is molded from plastic with a "pistol grip" handle and a carrying strap pre-attached at the bottom. There are warning labels on the right side of the device. "Avoid Exposure - Laser radiation is emitted through the aperture - avoid direct eye contact"... that sort of thing. The other side details the Distance to Spot size as = 6:1. For example, at 6-inches distance from your target, the "spot" measured will be 1-inch in diameter. This increases at a rate of 6:1, so yeah, you can do the math. Bottom line, the closer you are to your target, the more accurate your reading will be.

The temperature readout can be seen on the LCD screen shown above. The screen shows temperatures and battery life. There are two buttons below the screen: one to turn the laser sight on/off and the other to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit output.

That pretty much covers the unit itself. Let's move ahead and test the unit out...


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