Fluke VT04A visual IR thermometer

Fluke VT04A visual IR thermometer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 13.
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  • Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer
  • Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer
  • Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer
  • Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer

Key features

  • Compact and intuitive visual IR thermometer that blends a visual image with infrared heat map overlay
  • Features NEAR and FAR mode that automatically aligns visual and thermal lenses to correctly locate issues
  • Includes a center measurement box showing the exact area of temperature measurement on the screen
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Product overview: Fluke VT04A visual IR thermometer

Detect issues instantly with the Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer

The Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer is designed to help you see it all. You can see issues in context by blending the infrared heat map with a visual image. You can easily identify the exact location of the potential issue by blending the two at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% infrared with one button. View aligned images from as close as 15 cm (6 in) in NEAR mode or from a distance in FAR mode.

The VT04 also helps you take accurate temperature readings without taking your eyes off the screen. Fill the center box with your target and rest assured you're measuring the target and not the background.

Other useful features:

  • Features PyroBlend® Plus optics to provide excellent field of view for tight spaces and sharp images
  • Provides temperature alarms and automated monitoring to identify intermittent problems over time or get alerts of a temperature outside the expected range
  • Presents hot and cold markers to instantly identify the hottest and coldest spots within the field of view
  • Saves results in .bmp format when you only want an image, or in .is2 format that you can use with Fluke SmartView® software
  • Features a pocket-size design that easily fits in your tool bag or pocket
  • Offers a highly intuitive interface so you can get to work immediately
  • Includes a soft case, micro SD card and adapter, and 4 AA batteries

Specifications: Fluke VT04A visual IR thermometer

Built-in visual cameraYes, get the context of visible light details in your images
Infrared heat map and visual image blendingYes, five blending modes on camera and continuous blending in SmartView® software
Alignment optionsNEAR: <23 cm (9 in) from target
FAR: >23 cm (9 in) from target
Field of view28° x 28° — the tight field of view lets you see more detail in your target
Temperature measurement range-10 °C to +250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F)
Focus systemFocus free
High/low temperature alarmsYes, high and low temperature alarms flash whenever the temperature threshold is exceeded, alerting you when a temperature is outside the expected range
Time-lapse image captureYes, automatically capture images at set intervals to see how temperature patterns change over time
Auto-monitor alarmYes, gain insight into intermittent problems by automatically capturing images when your selected temperature threshold is exceeded
Hot and cold markersYes, instantly identify the hottest and coldest spots in your image
SoftwareProfessional SmartView® software enables you to optimize and analyze images, create quick reports and export images to multiple formats
Temperature measurement areaCenter measurement box on screen shows the exact area the measurement is based on
File format.bmp or .is2. The .is2 is editable in SmartView® software
Storage medium4 GB micro-SD card that stores up to 9,999 images
Palettes6 on the unit (Ironbow VT, Hot Metal, Greyscale Inverted, Greyscale, High Contrast VT, Rainbow); 4 additional in SmartView® Software (Blue Red, High Contrast, Amber, Amber Inverted). Palette on .is2 images can be changed in SmartView® software.
CaseVT04: Hard case
VT04A: Soft case for portability
Battery typeVT04: Li-ion rechargeable
VT04A: Four (4) AA batteries
Battery lifeEight (8) hours
Battery-saving featuresThree screen brightness levels; auto screen dimming after 2 minutes; configurable auto-off time of 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes
ErgonomicsSlim, lightweight, pocket-sized design
WarrantyTwo years
For more detailed specifications, please see the datasheet.

Models: Fluke VT04A visual IR thermometer

Fluke VT04A Visual IR Thermometer


  • VT04A Visual IR Thermometer
  • Soft case
  • Micro-SD card
  • Micro-SD conversion adapter to standard
  • AA batteries (4)
  • Printed quick reference guides (English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese)
Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer


  • VT04 Visual IR Thermometer
  • Hard case
  • Micro-SD card
  • Micro-SD conversion adapter to standard
  • Li-Ion rechargeable battery
  • Micro USB charger and universal AC adapters
  • Lanyard
  • Printed quick reference guides (English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese)
  • SmartView® software
  • Users manual
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Average quality - no connection to mac/apple. Average quality camera. Doesnt work with apple computers.
Date published: 2024-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and affordable tool for the Fire Department I bought several of the VT04's for our rural volunteer fire to carry on their trucks as an alternative to the $$$$ thermal cameras that the "big city" fire departments use. The VT04 allows us to look for hot spots inside a wall when we go out on a "smoke check" call. The alternative is to start ripping open the wall to look for a smoldering fire and that gets very expensive very quickly. They are also great for looking for flue fires, smoldering spots in dark attics, hot connections in outlets and electrical panels, etc. The VT04 allows us to confirm that a fire is truly out before we leave the incident thus avoiding callbacks, liability, and embarrassment. The recording feature enables us to keep a record of what we found at an incident. Unlike the big bucks cameras, the VT04 is inexpensive enough that we can carry one on each engine thus avoiding the delay of having to call for the expensive camera to be brought out to the incident. The design is simple enough to be operated by any firefighter with minimal training and while wearing heavy structure gloves.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tool for preventive maintainance I use my VT04A in both residential and commercial settings. This tool has allow me to discover issues that prior electrician overlooked. Thanks, for producing this tool that makes you look like a genius!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT I purchased the VT04 in December of 2015. It has worked very well over this time. I've used it for finding problems with my customers power panels, bad connections
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera for its price point I own a MUCH larger Flue thermal imaging camera that is just too big and too bulky to carry around. This is easy to carry, light and does its job without any problems at all. I recommend it to anyone. I own a New Jersey home inspection company and think this is a great product for a home inspector to have
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit for my needs! I bought this 3 Months ago and am very pleased with it. I can show customers issues long before they become critical and allows me to Justify their expenditures for my services.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from VT04 I bought this over a year ago and it has been a valuable asset in the diagnostic area of my profession. I work in the amusement industry and deal with electric motors, hydraulics, gearboxes and electrical circuits. It's better than a non contact lazer thermometer because you can visually see the problem area and have a visual record. The software is the best and gives you professional reports.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good tech investment I've been using my VT04 for more than a year. It has helped me as a maintenance tech find a variety of problems I was able schedule time to fix before they became more serious. Examples include loose wiring on vfds and in electrical panels, over loaded circuit breakers, loose insulation blocks on large metal tempering ovens and at least one case where a hydraulic valve was leaking by causing excessive heat on an injection molder. I check fluke website and youtube to find new ways of using it to help me do my job. I find it a valuable addition to my toolbox.
Date published: 2016-10-09
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