GAOTek Non- Contact Infrared Thermometer (High Temp)

This Non-Contact High Temperature Infrared Thermometer precisely measures the temperature using its in-built laser point for electrical objects which are not easy to touch or measured using traditional contact thermometers.

GAO-IRT-101

Description

Overview

GAOTek Non-Contact High Temperature Infrared Thermometer is capable of non-contact temperature measurements at the touch of a button. The built-in laser pointer increases target accuracy while the backlight LCD and handy push-buttons combine for convenient, ergonomic operation. This non-contact infrared thermometer can be used to measure the temperature of the surface of an object which is improper to be measured by the traditional thermometer (such as moving object, the surface with electric current or the objects which are uneasy to be touched).

Key Features

  • Non-contact temperature measurements.
  • The MODE button options for maximum and minimum temperature value, difference between the maximum and minimum values, and average of the measured values.
  • Laser pointer and Backlight button.
  • Laser pointers are designed to cross at a distance of 50” (76 cm) with the spot size of 1” diameter at this distance.
  • High and Low Alarm feature.
  • The temperature units can be set to °F or °C.
  • The LOCK feature disables the Auto Power Off feature for the period of use when selected. This feature is useful for long term temperature monitoring and hands free use.
  • Over-range temperature indication.
  • Battery Replacement symbol indicator on the display.
  • The thermometer is capable of storing up to 100 data points.

Applications

  • Measurement of the temperature of the moving object
  • Measurement of the temperature of the surface with electric current
  • Measurement of the temperature of the object which is uneasy to be touched

Technical Specifications

Temperature Range GAO-IRT-101-A GAO-IRT-101-B GAO-IRT-101-C
-58 °F ~ 1922 °F -58 °F ~ 2372 °F -58 °F ~ 2912 °F
-50 °C ~ 1050 °C -50 °C ~ 1300 °C -50 °C ~1600 °C
Resolution 0.1 °C (0.1 °F) <1000 C, 1 °C (1 °F) >1000 °C
Accuracy -58 °F to -10 °F (-50 °C to -23 °C) ±14 °F/7 °C (Typical)

-10 °F to 28 °F (-23 °C to -2 °C) ±8 °F/4 °C

28 °F to 200 °F (-2 °C to 94 °C) ±4.5 °F/2.5 °C

200 °F to 400 °F (94 °C to 204 °C) ±(1.0 % rdg + 2 °F/1 °C)

400 °F to 800 °F (204 °C to 426 °C) ±(1.5 % rdg + 2 °F/1 °C)

800 °F to 1832 °F (426 °C to 1000 °C) ±(3 % rdg +2 °F/1 °C)

1832 to 2912 °F (1000 °C to 1600 °C) ±(5 % rdg +4 °F/2 °C) (typical only)

Emissivity 0.10 to 1.00 adjustable
Field of View D/S = Approx. 50:1 ratio (D = distance; S = spot or target)
Laser pointer Dual, Class 2 laser < 1 mW power; Wavelength is 630 nm to 670 nm
IR Spectral response 8 μm to 14 μm (wavelength)
Repeatability ± 0.5 % of reading or ± 1.8 °F (1 °C) whichever is greater
General Specifications
Display Backlit LCD display with function indicators
Response time 100 ms
Over range indication “———“
Operating Temperature 32 °F to 122 °F (0 °C to 50 °C)
Operating Humidity 10 % to 90 % RH operating, <80 % RH storage.
Storage Temperature 14 °F to 140 °F (-10 °C to 60 °C)
Power Supply 9 V battery, NEDA 1604A or IEC 6LR61, or equivalent
Automatic Power Off 7 seconds, with LOCK to disable
Weight 0.65 lbs (295 g)
Dimensions 10.23 in × 6.10 in × 2.12 in (260 mm ×155 mm × 54 mm)

Ordering Information

Module No. Temperature Range
GAO-IRT-101-A -58 °F ~ 1922 °F
-50 °C ~ 1050 °C
GAO-IRT-101-B -58 °F ~ 2372 °F
-50 °C ~ 1300 °C
GAO-IRT-101-C -58 °F ~ 2912 °F
-50 °C ~1600 °C

Packaging List

Sr. No. Item Description Quantity
1 GAOTek’s Non-Contact High Temperature Infrared Thermometer 1
2 User’s manual 1
3 9 V battery 1
4 Black bag and color box 1

 

Additional Information

Instrument Description

  1. IR Sensor and Laser pointers
  2. LCD display
  3. Down button
  4. Measurement Trigger
  5. Backlight/Laser button
  6. Battery Compartment
  7. Mode button
  8. Up button
  9. Type K thermocouple input (side)

DISPLAY

  1. SCAN, measurement in progress
  2. HOLD, last measurement locked in display
  3. Laser pointer active
  4. Power locked ON
  5. High/ Low limit alarm
  6. Logged memory
  7. Emissivity setting Main temperature display
  8. Type K method
  9. Temperature display
  10. MAX temperature values
  11. Average of the measured values
  12. Difference between the Max and Min values
  13. MIN temperature values
  14. Stored data location display
  15. F temperature degree
  16. C temperature degree
  17. Battery status
  18. Stored data. Emissivity and Type-K temperature display.

Operating Instructions

IR Temperature Measurements

  1. Hold the meter by its handle and point it toward the surface to be measured.
  2. Pull and hold the trigger to turn the meter on and begin testing. “SCAN” and the temperature reading will appear on the large display. The upper and lower sub-displays will indicate values/settings previously used.
  3. Release the Trigger and the reading will hold for approximately 7 seconds (“HOLD will appear on the LCD) after which the meter will automatically shut off. The only exception to this is if the LOCK mode is set to ON.

IR Measurement Notes

  • The object under test should be larger than the spot (target) size calculated by the field of view diagram.
  • Before measuring, be sure to clean surfaces that are covered with frost, oil, grime, etc.
  • If an object’s surface is highly reflective, apply masking tape or flat black paint to the surface before measuring. Allow time for the paint or tape to adjust to the temperature of the surface it is covering.
  • Measurements through transparent surfaces such as glass will not be accurate.
  • Steam, dust, smoke, etc. can obscure measurements.
  • The meter automatically compensates for deviations in ambient temperature. However, it can take up to 30 minutes for the meter to adjust to extremely wide changes.
  • To find a hot spot, aim the meter outside the area of interest then scan across (in an up and down or side to side motion) until the hot spot is located.

The MODE button options

With the trigger pulled (SCAN displayed), press the MODE button to view and scroll through:

MAX: Maximum value measured

MIN: Minimum value measured

DIF: Difference between the Max and Min values

AVG: Average of the measured values

LOG: A memory location is displayed in the small upper display and the value    in that location is displayed in the small lower display.

TK: With a Type K thermocouple probe connected to the meter, the probe temperature is displayed in the small lower display.

With the trigger released (HOLD displayed), press the MODE button to scroll through and access the following. The selected item is indicated by a blinking icon.

Laser Pointer and Backlight Button

The laser pointers are designed to cross at a distance of 50″ (76 cm). The spot size at this distance is a 1” diameter and this is the recommended distance to target for most measurements. To turn the lasers on/off:

  1. Press and Hold the Trigger
  2. While SCAN is on the display, press and release the backlight/laser . Either the backlight or laser pointers will change status (On/Off).  Repeat this until the desired conditions are set. The laser icon  will appear in the LCD when the laser function is enabled.
  3. The status of the functions will be stored in memory and will remain as the default “turn-on” condition until changed.

High and Low Alarm Feature

When either programed alarm (high or low) point is reached, the meter will alert the user via an audible beep and a blinking LCD display icon. The alarm limit is set and the feature is enabled/disabled using the MODE button. The setting is stored and memory and will remain as the “turn-on” condition until changed.

Temperature Units

The temperature units can be set to °F or °C. The selection is made using the MODE button.

LOCK Feature

The LOCK feature disables the Auto Power Off feature for the period of use when selected. The feature is useful for long term temperature monitoring and hands-free use. The meter will revert to auto power off if the trigger is pressed during a locked scan. The selection is made using the MODE button.

Over-range Indication

If the temperature measurement exceeds the specified temperature range, the thermometer will display dashes in place of a temperature reading.

Battery Replacement

When the low battery symbol appears on the display, replace the meter’s battery (9 V). The battery compartment is located behind the panel that surrounds the meter’s trigger. Open the compartment, replace the 9 V battery and close the battery compartment cover.

Data Logger

Storing Data: The thermometer is capable of storing up to 100 data points.

Infrared: To store data from an infrared reading

  1. Pull and Hold the trigger
  2. Press the MODE button until LOG appears in the lower left corner of the display; a log location number will be displayed. If no temperature has been recorded in the displayed LOG location, 4 dashes will appear in the lower right corner.
  3. Aim the unit at the target area you want to record, and press the laser/backlight button. The recorded temperature will appear in the lower right corner.
  4. To select another log location, press the up and down keys.