The Fluke 61 infrared thermometer takes noncontact temperature measurements and is used for monitoring electrical, HVAC, and automotive systems. It measures temperature from -18 to +275 degrees C (0 to 525 degrees F) with an accuracy of + or -2% of the reading or + or - 2 degrees C (+ or -3.5 degrees F), whichever is greater from -1 to +275 degrees C (30 to 525 degrees F) and + or - 3 degrees C (+ or -5 degrees F) outside this range. It has an 8:1 infrared distance-to-spot ratio with laser sighting for pinpointing the measurement area. The backlit display helps eliminate light reflections and improves contrast in low-light conditions. The thermometer enters sleep mode after seven seconds of inactivity to help preserve battery life. The European Conformity (CE) marking indicates compliance with applicable European Union (EU) directives. This thermometer is suitable for measuring the temperature of equipment, systems, and processes in electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), mechanical, and automotive environments.
|Temperature range||-18 to +275 degrees C (0 to 525 degrees F)|
|Infrared sensor accuracy||From -1 to +275 degrees C (30 to 525 degrees F): + or - 2% of the reading or + or - 2 degrees C (+ or - 3.5 degrees F), whichever is greater; From -18 to -1 degree C (0 to 30 degrees F) + or - 3 degrees C (+ or - 5 degrees F)|
|Display resolution||2 degrees C / 5 degrees F|
|Power Supply||9V or NiCd battery|
|Weight||227g / 0.5lb.|
|Dimensions||184 x 45 x 38mm / 7.25 x 1.75 x 1.5 inches (H x W x D)|
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Digital infrared thermometers measure the temperature of surfaces from a distance. They may measure temperature in Celsius, Fahrenheit, or both. Infrared (IR) thermometers work by focusing the infrared radiation emitted by a surface onto a detector called a thermopile. The thermopile turns the heat into electricity, which is measured and converted to a temperature reading. The reading is then displayed on an LCD display. IR thermometers are used to measure temperature when an object is fragile, as in ear thermometers, or dangerous to be near, as in the case of industrial equipment.
Fluke Corporation manufactures electrical testing tools and software for industrial and commercial applications. The company, founded in 1948, is headquartered in Everett, WA.