WIDE RANGE IR THERMOMETER IDEAL FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
(New York, NY) The new 12:1 Wide Range IR Thermometer (IRT657) from General Tools & Instruments (General®) is perfect for testing and troubleshooting automotive systems and components. It also has a host of applications related to HVACR systems, electrical equipment and more.
This precision point-and-shoot, gun-style IR thermometer can easily measure the temperature of a surface—including hot or inaccessible equipment—from a safe distance. With regard to automotive applications, the IRT657 is ideal for:
- Detecting overheated electrical components, connectors and wiring harnesses
- Pinpointing radiator core restrictions
- Testing temperature sensors, catalytic converters and exhaust systems
- Measuring the temperature of oil, batteries, A/C systems and tire treads
The IRT657 has a rugged, ergonomic design with a 1.6 in. diagonal backlit LCD and is powered by a single 9-Volt battery (included). The unit features a broad measurement range of -40° to 1076°F (-40° to 580°C), accuracy of +/-3°F (2°C) above 32°F (0°C) and +/-5°F (3°C) below 32°F (0°C), and a distance-to-spot ratio of 12:1. The IRT657 has an extremely fast response time of 250 milliseconds, fixed emissivity of 0.95, and a handy front-panel °F/°C selection switch. It comes with a carrying case and a user’s manual.