Over at Amazon, I came across a price drop for the Extech IRT25 infrared thermometer, bringing it to under $10.
While no-name IR thermometers have been this inexpensive, I don’t think I have seen a brand-name temp gun priced this low before.
What’s it for? Non-contact temperature measurements.
The Extech IRT25 has a temperature measurement range of -4° to 700°F, and a 12:1 distance to spot size ratio. Additional features include a built-in laser pointer, programable high/low alarm alerts, and a white-backlit LCD display. There’s also a max/min data hold memory.
The IRT25 is powered by (2) AA batteries, included.
The product description says that the emissivity is adjustable, but I can’t find any reference on Extech’s site to confirm this. Inexpensive IR thermometers don’t typically offer this. An adjustable emissivity can be useful for calibrating the device to different materials being tested.
Its accuracy is said to be ±2% of reading or ±3.6°F/2°C.
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It’s an “add-on” item, meaning you can only buy it as part of a $25+ order.
At this price, I ordered one for testing. It arrived yesterday, but it’ll take some time for me to run some comparison tests. But at $10, it seems like a low-risk gamble.
Actually, searching a little on Amazon, I can’t even find a no-name IR thermometer for under $10. They seem to hover at the $12-15 price range.