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Portable, Infrared Thermometer Offers Type K Thermocouple Input

Wahl Instruments Inc. has added the Heat Spy DHS215XEL to its line of compact, hand-held, non-contact, infrared thermometers. The DHS215XEL provides the user with a completely portable, easy-to-use, cost-effective,and accurate means to measure surface temperatures in a wide variety of applications including quality/non-destructive testing, manufacturing process control, plant/facilities maintenance, electrical troubleshooting and HVAC/refrigeration.

The DHS215XEL features an adjustable emissivity setting, a temperature range of –58ºF/1832ºF (-50ºC/1000ºC) and includes a typeK thermocouple ANSI mini-jack input and 4-digit backlit dual LCD display for measuring and displaying non-contact and contact temperatures in ºF or ºC simultaneously. A selectable on/off laser sighting system and a distance-to-target ratio of 50:1 allows users to measure smaller targets from greater distances.

The unit holds and logs measurements to memory, can display minimum, maximum, average and delta temperature, and includes a settable HI/LOW audible alarm. Data can also be sent toa PC using the USB connection and supplied software. Additional features include an electronic trigger lock for continuous temperature scanning and an auto power off feature to extend battery life.

Standard accessories included with the DHS215XEL include: 9V battery, user manual andsoftware CD and carrying case. A selection of attachable hand-held, type K thermocouple probes are available as an optional accessory.

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