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Infrared Temperature Guns?

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I want to invest in an IR temperature gun, but there are so many choices. Some on eBay are ever $15-$20.

OCN members, based on your experiences, which model is a worthy investment?
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The main criteria you should look at is the size of the area in which the temp is read.
A gun that reads, say a circle with a 3 inch diameter would be pretty useless for checking computer component temps.

Most guns spec the size of the measurement area at a specific distance from the gun. Generally the smaller the measurement area, the more expensive the gun will be.

Something like a 1/4" diameter at 6-12" would work best. The ability to record temp changes would be usefull too.
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hahaha good thread.i often mention in passing these gun but i never mentionned criteria lol my bad.ty previous poster.
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This is what I got:
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Temperature-Infrared-Thermometer-Laser/dp/B002YE3FS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336308290&sr=8-1

Works great! From recording temps on your PC to playing with the cats with the laser. Also works great when you insult a female, you can just shoot the temp gun right on her forehead and watch the temp's rise...lol thumb.gif

It's best use is on matte black surfaces btw.
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Hhahah, great input guys.
And smart about the laser diameter.

Thank you!
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