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New Lower-price Fluke High Resolution Visual Infrared Thermometer with AA Battery Flexibility

Fluke VT04A Visual Infrared ThermometerFluke has introduced the new Fluke VT04A Visual Infrared Thermometer - a lower-priced version of the Fluke VT04 with a manufacturer’s recommended price of £495.

While including all the features of the high-end VT04, it is powered by AA batteries offering flexibility to technicians who may wish to replace batteries in the field.

The Fluke VT04A Visual Infrared (IR) Thermometer is a troubleshooting tool with an infrared heat map which offers high resolution as well as temperature alarms and time-lapse features. The VT04A comes with updated firmware that extends battery life by offering three screen brightness levels, automatic screen dimming after a set period with instantaneous override, a configurable automatic time-off capability, and the ability to save images in .bmp format. It also comes in a more compact, soft carry-case.

The Fluke VT02 / VT04 / VT04A Visual IR Thermometers instantly detect problems using blended thermal and digital imagery. They will display and save images as full visual, full infrared, or in three blended modes (25, 50, and 75 percent). Markers pinpoint hot and cold spots indicating the hottest temperature with a red box and the coldest with a blue box. A temperature reading is provided at the centre point.

Fluke Visual IR Thermometers fill the gap for when a single-spot temperature reading is not enough and a high-resolution thermal image is more than users need: the one tool combines the visual insight of a thermal imager, the visual images of a digital camera, and the point-and-shoot convenience of an IR thermometer. Using a Fluke Visual IR Thermometer is far faster for conducting inspections of electrical, industrial, HVAC/R and automotive applications than an infrared thermometer, which requires multiple readings and manually recorded results.

Compared to the VT02, the Fluke VT04A and VT04 offer a wider 28°x28° field of view for improved scanning and up-close evaluation and four times sharper images. They also feature a Hi/Lo temperature alarm which enables hot spots to be found in seconds, and time-lapse functionality which automatically monitors equipment over time or automatically captures images after an alarm has been triggered. Images are saved to a micro-SD card, eliminating the need to write down single or multiple measurements.

Affordable, compact, and intuitive, the Fluke Visual Infrared Thermometers operate with focus-free simplicity, expanding the user base from senior to junior technicians and broadening the applications for in-house staff as well as creating new business opportunities for service contractors. Images can be imported into SmartView® analysis and reporting software, which is included, to produce professional reports that document problems detected, or repairs made, for management and customer review.

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