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Product selection guide: IR thermometers

Use our product selection guide to find the thermometer that fits your needs best.
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Fluke 59 MAX Infrared Thermometer
Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
59 MAX Infrared Thermometer561 HVAC Infrared & Contact Thermometer
Recommended usesHVAC, general troubleshootingPlant / general maintenance, HVAC 
What temperature range do you need to measure?-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F)500 °C (+932 °F) 
Will you be working from greater than 5 m (15 ft)?  
Will you be measuring objects 200 °C (400 °F), moving, uncontaminatable, energized objects or difficult to reach objects?   
Non-contact temperature range-30 °C to +350 °C (-22 °F to +662 °F)500 °C (+932 °F) 
Accuracy± 2.0 °C 
SightingLaserLaser point 
Distance to spot (D:S)10:1 
Typical distance to targetUp to 2.5 m (7 ft) 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)156 x 80 x 50 mm (6.14 x 3.15 x 2 in)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in) 
Battery1 AA 
Warranty1 year2 years 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P) 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Min-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-Dif 
Material type adjustment (emissivity) HI/MED/LO 
High and low alarms  
Probe typeThermocouple K 
Number of inputs1 
Temperature range-40 °C to +550 °C (-40 °F to +1022 °F) 
Do you want to use industry standard thermocouples?