Klein Tools has come out with a new compact thermometer, IR07, which features a temperature probe and IR sensor for non-contact measurements.
Klein describes the IR07 as a pocket-sized meter designed to provide air, liquid, and surface temperature measurements.
- -40 to 572°F (-40 to 300°C) temperature measurement range
- 0.1° display resolution
- Backlit display
- Hold, max/min, and temperature differential functions (for both IR and probe readings)
- Low battery and auto-power off
- Certified to IEC EN 61326-1:2013; EN61326-2-3:2013
- Powered by 2xAAA batteries (included
- Carrying pouch is included
- 6.6ft (2m) drop-tested
The Klein IR07 measures 5.82″ long x 1.67″ wide x 0.95″ height, and weights 3.60 oz.
- Temperature probe can measure air, liquid, and surface temperature
- Easy-open probe to prevent temperature transfer from handling
- Hands-free hanging hook for measure air vent and duct temperatures
- Stainless steel probe is FDA GRAS compliant
- Response time: <20 s
- IR thermometer with 8:1 distance to spot ratio
- IR sensor targeting laser doubles as a laser pointer
- Accuracy: 40 to 0° C: +/-2°; 1 to 300° C: +/- 1°C
- Response time: <500 ms
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The form factor is interesting for an IR thermometer, and the probe gives it a lot of added functionality. I’m having difficulty finding any obvious downsides to Klein’s IR07 dual-function thermometer.
It’s a neat idea that the temp meter can be supported by the probe near its pivot, for some HVAC air vent temperature measurement applications.
It reminds me of the Klein MM500 digital multimeter, a now-discontinued rugged meter with limited but very convenient functionality.
As mentioned, Klein modestly describes the IR07 as a pocket-sized meter designed to provide air, liquid, and surface temperature measurements, and that’s exactly what it looks like.
I wouldn’t call it a game-changer, but it certainly looks convenient.
I do wonder how fast and accurate the probe will be in measuring air temperature. Klein’s specs say that the temperature probe measurement responsiveness should be less than 20 seconds, which seems reasonable.
What would you use this for?
Is this something you would like to see reviewed here?