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  • Good value

    posted by JHM64 on 01/15/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    Good build quality. Especially like the rubbery finish, which provides good grip. It's pretty accurate too, within 1 degree C under the right conditions (see "other thoughts"). Good display. Battery is included.

    Cons:

    The legends by the two selector switches for C/F display and Laser pointer on/off are in Chinese, which does not conform to DX' images shown in the advert (which suggest English legends). But the switches are probably set just once and then left forever. And as they are hidden by the battery cover this is not a big deal.

    OtherThoughts:

    As with all Infrared thermometers and thermographical cameras, regardless of how sophisticated they are, the accuracy of these devices depends on the reflectivity of the surface that you point it at. The lower the reflectivity (in the IR spectrum), the more accurate the temp reading will be. In practice, a dark, matt surface finish on the object you want to measure will give best results.

    Bottomline:

    Really good value. Nearly equivalent to professional IR thermometers at only a third of the price or less.

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