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Model # IRTC50

Internet # 202801082

Energy Audit Laser Temperature Infrared Thermometer with Light Panel Indicator, 8:1 Spot Ratio, Maximum Temperature 428°

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$49.97 /each

  • Designed for energy auditing
  • One pull of trigger sets reference
  • Three-color panel compares target temperature to reference




Model # IRTC50

Internet # 202801082

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. General Tools’ IRTC50 has a three-color light panel on top to indicate whether the temperature of a scanned surface is below, within or above a reference temperature. Heat losses caused by Inadequate weather stripping or insulation will produce a color change and point out where repairs are needed, This makes the IRTC50 ideal for energy auditors, building inspectors, HVAC technicians, auto mechanics, electricians, manufacturing technicians, food processing inspectors and homeowners.

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  • User-selectable set point band options of 1°, 5° and 10°F
  • Red or blue light and fast or slow buzzer signal when the target temperature is above or below the reference temperature ± the set point
  • Unique star burst laser targeting system helps approximate target spot size
  • Distance-to-spot ratio: 8:1
  • Measurement range: -40° to 428° F
  • Measurement accuracy: ±4°F or ±2% of reading above 32°F; ±3°F or ±3% of reading below 32°F
  • Display resolution: 0.1°
  • Emissivity: fixed at 0.95
  • Response time: 1/2 second
  • Large backlit LCD
  • Auto-power off
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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Control Type 
Data Log/Record 
Data hold 
Display Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2 lb 
Reference Scale Included 
Test Meter Type 
Other Meter/Tester 
Tools Product Type 
Test Meter 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 


Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great ir thermometer I am by no means good with tools, but this thermometer is great! Easy to use accurate and quick to understand. Handy gauge on the side as a reminder to see the area being read to the distance away. Definitely recommend. February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job Works as advertised. The star pattern of the laser is helpful. Nice larger display November 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad for the price Good IRT meter for the price, would of like to be able to change the emissivity value but I like exact values. Very good to give your self a quick reference. With the huge range light on top that quickly tells you, red hotter than reference, green at reference and blue below reference, you can give it to someone to use as a go no go gauge. Would also like to be able to turn off the alert sound, things you pay for when you buy the higher priced ones. August 5, 2014
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