The folks at Ryobi sent me their TEK 4 Infrared thermometer to evaluate and review.
The thermometer is a very simple point and shoot design with a built in target pointer laser. Ryobi claims the TEK 4 Thermometer has an accuracy of plus or minus two degrees.
The thermometer looks like a small cordless driver and is light and comfortable to hold. It measures temperatures for as long as the trigger is held. It takes a reading every 1/2 second. Measurements are displayed on screen and can be shown in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Maximum and minimum ranges can also be tracked and displayed.
Te Tek4 includes can store up to ten temperature readings.
These types of thermometers are commonly used by HVAC professionals and plumbers. I used it on a job recently trying to determine if insulation inside a wall had settled. I used the TEK4 Thermometer at different heights along stud bays to determine if there were cold spots. It’s also good for identifying air leaks and drafts.
The best use was testing my beer frig and finding out that I was not keeping my beer cold enough!
- Continuous Real-Time Readout
- Pro-Grade 10:1 Spot / Distance Ratio – Accurately measures temperatures ranging from -4 to 590 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 310 Celsius)
- Measurement Memory Function – Internal Memory stores up to 10 readings for easy comparison and convenient data logging
- Impact Resistant – Able to withstand the daily abuse of any tough job site environment
Whats In The Box:
- Handheld Infrared Thermometer
- 4V Rechargeable Battery
- Battery Charger
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