Fluke 62 Mini Review

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This IR gun has a 1:10 measurement cone, meaning that the area sensed is one foot in diameter when it is ten feet from the gun. Operation is straightforward: pull the trigger, position the laser pointer on the area to be measured, and read the display which backlights for operation in darkness. Both the instantaneous temperature and the maximum temp during this trigger pull are displayed. No data is stored; each trigger pull takes a new reading.

Fluke is one of the premier manufacturers of electrical test equipment. This is their basic model. It is solidly made, with a rubberized housing that would make it resistant to damage from reasonable drops. We give it a Bronze medal for meeting expectations and ease of use. It appears that this model may be out of production, but the link to Amazon below redirects you to a replacement model which we have not tested.

Thermometer Function: 
Infrared Gun
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: 
$75.00
Included: 
Thermometer, batteries, instruction sheet
Probes: 
None
Accessories: 
None
Battery type: 
9 Volt
Battery life: 
12 hours
Min / Max: 
-20 to 932ºF (-30 to 500ºC)
Ambient operating temperatures: 
32 to 122ºF (0 to 50ºC)
Display precision: 
0.5ºF (0.2ºC)
At 32ºF it actually reads: 
n/a
At 130°F it actually reads: 
n/a
At 225°F it actually reads: 
n/a
At 325°F it actually reads: 
n/a
Speed from 32°F to 212°F: 
Not applicable
Speed from 212°F to 32°F: 
n/a
At maximum temp it actually reads: 
n/a
Size of numbers in display: 
0.5" (12mm)
Water resistance rating: 
Not specified
Alarms: 
None
Weight: 
7 oz (200 g)
Logging: 
No
C/F Switch: 
Yes
Backlight: 
Yes
Adjustable: 
No
Auto shutoff: 
Yes
App: 
None
Colors: 
Yellow/gray

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Bill McGrath

Bill McGrath is AmazingRibs.com's Thermometer Maven. He has sophisticated equipment, an electrical engineering degree from Cornell University, and an MBA (almost) from UC Berkeley. Despite being mostly retired, he is still the person responsible for developing and updating all of ExxonMobil's electricians' training modules.

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