Thermometers on ebay

At 08:39 AM 9/10/2013, Charles S wrote:

I know in the dim past there have been suggestions regarding point and shoot thermometers.Please tell me the least expensive adequate one available.



Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013
To: Charles S <pasovega(at)>
From: Norbert Senf <mheat(at)>
Subject: Re: thermometer

Hi Charles:

Checking ebay, it looks like there is lots of choice these days, and you can get infrared thermometers with very good specs, much cheaper than a few years ago.

I can’t vouch for any of these, since I haven’t tried them. However I have been buying lots of small electronic items lately on ebay from China, for incredibly low prices, and have not had any disappointments so far.

Right now I am using a Fluke that I paid about $300.00 for 5 years ago, that goes to 1100 F. and has a distance to spot ratio of 50:1.

“Distance to spot ratio”  means that it can resolve a 1″ circle from 50″ away, or a 1′ circle from 50′ away. The cheaper thermometers have an 8:1 spot ratio, which means that you have to hold it right up to what you are reading and can’t read stuff that is high up, for instance.

Here is a random sample from low end to high end:

$24.00, free shipping
Reads to 626 F
12:1 distance to spot ratio
see listing for other specs

$59.99, free shipping
Reads to 2102 F
20:1 distance to spot ratio

$108.00 plus 33.00 shipping
Reads to 2102 F
50:1 distance to spot ratio

Best …….. Norbert

Last modified: September 10, 2013, by norbert
Created: September 10, 2013, by norbert