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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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62 MAX Mini Infrared Thermometer 1
Fluke 561 Infrared and Contact Thermometer
62 MAX+ Handheld Infrared Laser Thermometer561 HVAC Infrared & Contact Thermometer
Recommended usesShort-range troubleshooting, electrical, HVAC, industrialPlant / general maintenance, HVAC 
What temperature range do you need to measure?500 °C (+932 °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 range500 °C (+932 °F)500 °C (+932 °F) 
SightingDual laser pointersLaser point 
Typical distance to targetUp to 3 m (10 ft)Up to 2.5 m (7 ft) 
Form factorPistolPistol 
Dimensions, approximate (H x W x D)175 x 85 x 75 mm (6.88 x 3.34 x 2.95 in)17.5 x 15.5 x 4 cm (7 x 6.5 x 1.7 in) 
Warranty3 years2 years 
CaseHard case (except 561/R& 561/P) 
Temperature areaInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperatureInternal, ambient and non-contact surface temperature 
Soft-key feature menu navigation  
Min-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-DifMin-Max-Avg-Dif 
Material type adjustment (emissivity)Preset to 0.95, adjustable by userHI/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?