Wednesday, March 19, 2008


New IR thermometer arrives

The cheap IR thermometer that I bought arrived. It is a Raytek MT6. I got mine from Arizona Tools for $67.99. Testing it, it does pretty much everything my old Triplett ProTemp did.

About the only thing to keep in mind about it is it's accuracy. Its sensor is a thermopile with a detection range of 6.5-18 microns. That's very good in way and not so good in another. Rather than having a compensator circuit with a reference temperature pot it simply assumes that the ambient temperature is 23 degrees C.

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