Owner's Manual Wide Range InfraRed (IR) Thermometer with type K input and Laser Pointer Model No. 81998 Safety CAUTION: Read, understand and Operation follow Safety Rules and Operating Maintenance Instructions in this manual before using this product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty Page 3 Safety Instructions Controls Specifications Battery Installation Operating Instructions Non-Contact (IR) Temperature Measurements Backlight and Laser Pointer Contact (type K) Temperature Measurements Test LOCK feature Temperature units (C/F) The MODE button options Automatic Emissivity Lock feature High and Low Alarm Feature Over Range indication IR Measurement Notes...
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This meter has been designed for safe use, but must be operated with caution. The rules listed below must be carefully followed for safe operation. Use extreme caution when the laser pointer is on Do not point the beam toward anyone's eye or allow the beam to strike the eye from a reflective surface Do not use the laser near explosive gases or in other potentially explosive areas...
CONTROLS Laser pointer IR Sensor Measurement Trigger Battery and Switch compartment LCD Display Function Buttons Type-K thermocouple Temperature units ( C or F) switch Test lock ON / OFF switch 10. Alarm ON / OFF switch Note that switches are located in the battery compartment behind the battery.
64 to 82ºF (18 to 28ºC) Type K Bead Wire Probe (supplied) Range -58.0 to 482 F (-50.0 to 250 Note: An optional probe that is rated to the full range of the meter is available from the www.craftsman.com website.
General Specifications Display Backlit LCD display with function indicators Response time 1 second approx. Over range indication “---------“ Operating Temperature 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C) Operating Humidity < 80%RH Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C) Storage Humidity <...
BATTERY INSTALLATION When the low battery symbol appears on the display, replace the meter’s battery (9V). The battery compartment is located behind the panel that surrounds the meter’s trigger. Open the compartment by pulling the panel down from the trigger area.
Note: The supplied thermocouple is rated for 482°F (250°C). For higher temperatures you can purchase a high temperature thermocouple from www.craftsman.com. Temperature Units The temperature units can be set to °F or °C using the top switch located in the battery compartment.
‘-----‘. The supplied thermocouple is rated for 482°F (250°C). For higher measurements you can purchase a high temperature thermocouple from www.craftsman.com that is rated to the full range of this Infared thermometer.
Automatic Emissivity Adjustment The 81998 has the ability to automatically calibrate the emissivity setting. However, in order to do so, the temperature of the measured surface must be above 212ºF (100ºC). Follow the steps below to use the automatic emissivity adjustment feature: 1.
High and Low Alarm Feature The 81998 has an alarm feature where a High Alarm setting and a Low Alarm setting can be programmed by the user. When either Alarm point is reached the meter will alert the user via an audible beep and LCD display icon.
IR Measurement Notes 1. The object under test should be larger than the spot (target) size calculated by the Distance-to-spot ratio diagram (printed on the side of the meter and in this guide). 2. Before measuring, be sure to clean surfaces that are covered with frost, oil, grime, etc.
Distance-to-spot ratio The meter’s distance-to-spot ratio is 13:1. For example, if the meter is 13 inches from the target (spot), the diameter of the target must greater than 1 inch. Other distances are shown in the field of view diagram. Measurements should normally be made as close as possible to the device under test.
Emissivity values range from 0.1 for a very reflective object to 1.00 for a flat black finish. For the Model 81998, the emissivity is adjustable from 0.1 to 1.00. Most organic materials and painted or oxidized surfaces have an emissivity factor of 0.95.
MAINTENANCE This IR thermometer is designed to provide years of dependable service, if the following care instructions are performed: 1. KEEP THE METER DRY. If it gets wet, wipe it off. 2. USE AND STORE THE METER IN NORMAL TEMPERATURES. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of the electronic parts and distort or melt plastic parts.
TROUBLESHOOTING There may be times when your meter does not operate properly. Here are some common problems that you may have and some easy solutions to them. Meter Does Not Operate: 1. Always read all the instructions in this manual before use. 2.