|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.8 x 8.7 x 3.5 inches|
|Item model number||FLK-VT02|
|Color||Visual IR Thermometer|
|Style||Visual IR Thermometer|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer
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- Infrared thermometer with thermal imaging capabilities for noncontact surface temperature measurement for use in monitoring electrical, mechanical, industrial, HVAC, and automotive systems
- Measures temperature from -10 to +250 degrees C (14 to 482 degrees F) with an accuracy of + or - 2 degrees C or + or - 2% of the reading, whichever is greater, and a thermal sensitivity of less than or equal to 250mK
- Uncooled pyroelectric ceramic sensor captures thermal and visual images of the target and works at a minimum distance of 50cm
- Thermal camera with LCD screen blends the visual and infrared images in 25% increments for inspection of full visual, incrementally blended, or full infrared images
- Included SD memory card stores up to 10,000 images for inspection, analysis, and reporting on a computer
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Shows heat source in digtial and image form and by using blending function the exact hot spot can be pinpointed. Images and reading can be download using the included SmartView software.
From the Manufacturer
The performance you need and features you want
The VT04 Visual IR Thermometer offers a center-point temperature measurement with a range of -10°C to +250°C, hot and cold markers that track the hottest and coldest areas in your field of view, and a heat map that shows you the temperature pattern at a glance. It is focus-free and gives you an accurately aligned blended visual image and infrared heat map when closer than 23 cm from your target on Near mode and beyond on Far mode. Capture an image with a push of a button, and save the image to your SD card. In the SmartView reporting software, easily edit and analyze images, export additional file types, and create customizable reports that enable you to communicate potential issues or document repairs have been completed.
Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer
The benefits of a spot thermometer and an infrared camera, in a pocket size tool
The Fluke VT04 combines the convenience of a spot thermometer with the visual benefits of an infrared camera, in a pocket size tool. It blends a visible light image with Fluke’s exclusive thermal heat map to show temperature patterns that may indicate potential issues. Hot and cold markers highlight the hottest and coldest spots in the field of view. And you can identify intermittent problems by capturing images at specific intervals or when a temperature alarm is triggered.
- Best in class 28° x 28° field of view for tight spaces.
- Near and Far modes align visible light and thermal lenses from as close as 15 cm (6 in).
- Temperature alarms alert to values outside the expected range
- Intuitive interface requires no training. Start using it right out of the box
- Center measurement box identifies the exact area of temperature measurement
- Included SD card stores up to 10,000 images per Gb
Find more—identify intermittent problems
Identify intermittent problems by monitoring equipment over time or get alerts when a temperature is outside the expected range with temperature alarms and automated monitoring features.
Instantly identify the hottest and coldest spots within the field of view with hot and cold markers.
Repair and maintenance: Overloaded Circuit Breakers, Panels, Fuses.
Repair and maintenance: Overheated Motor Output, Bearings, Pulleys and Belts.
Repair and maintenance: Cold Air Dampers, AC Condensers, Expansion Valves, Ducts, Vents in hard to reach areas.
Repair and maintenance: Leaks, Moisture, Air Leaks.
|Fluke VT04||Fluke VT04A||Fluke TiS10 Thermal Imager|
|Built-in digital camera with infrared heat map overlay||✓||✓|
|Temperature Range||-10 °C to +250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F)||-10 °C to +250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F)||-10 °C to +250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F)|
|Professional reporting and analyzing software||✓||✓||✓|
|Cases||Soft case||Hard case||Hard case|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|Li-ion rechargeable battery||✓||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
It also helps with sales. Ever had a car with a binding caliper? You try and sell the customer the full pop, right? Calipers, rotors, pads but they think you're scamming them and say, "Just do the pads..." Take a shot of both right and left calipers, and even a FEW degrees difference between calipers is noticeable. It's no longer the mechanic's opinion, it's hard data that you can print out or save as a .jpg file (it comes with software for reports and stuff) and show the customer. It's now in the customer's lap to make the common since decision to make the safe choice.
It's great for looking at A/C stuff, heater core inlet and outlet temps for checking for plugged heater cores.Read more ›
The VT04 comes in a small plastic case with molded padding on the inside. In the case is the VT04 itself, a micro USB cable, a USB charger with plug adapters for use in various countries, a memory card (4 GB), two CDs and some quick-start guides. The VT04 I received has a lanyard attached, but the Fluke website says they will no longer be including lanyards in order to "keep costs down". The CD's contain the manuals and the SmartView software, used for compiling the IR images into reports and exporting them.
The product itself seems to be very well built--it's not a toy, by any means. Fluke generally makes very good products, and this is no exception. It's not something you'll be able to knock around (why would you want to?) but I think it'll hold up to regular use. There is no cap for the VT04 lenses, so you'll need to make sure you keep them free from dust and scratches. The promotional material says the VT04 is small enough to fit in your pocket. It probably is if you're wearing work coveralls, but without any sort of protective lens cap I don't know why you'd want to put it in there.
The SmartView software installed easily enough. It's only available for Windows, however, so if you have a Mac or Linux you're out of luck for now. On installing there was an update available, which installed with no difficulties. SmartView is the software used to load VT04 images and either export them or compile them into a report. Templates for Microsoft Word are included, and SmartView will generate a report for you, leaving you to fill in the details and comments for each image.Read more ›
Edit (June 2014): I ended up getting a FLIR E4 about 6 months ago and am very happy with it. Make sure to check that ginormous thread on eevblog forums with excellent information about the E4. I implemented a few of the mods suggested there (some may be software version specific) and now having even better image quality and a 3D printed tool to focus a few inches away, inspecting PCB's.
Edit (October 2014): Flir came out with their TG165 which has a low end thermal camera and an IR thermometer and is in the price range of the VT02. You can see it starting at the 1 minute mark in this video http://youtu.be/oJbgcbedHhI including direct comparison with VT02. The VT02 is clearly inferior.
(I have no connection to Flir, Fluke or to the thermal imaging industry in general, I am just a user).
The VT04A has a 240 x 320 pixel color display that automatically adjusts to the temperature range of what the instrument is pointed at. This allows looking at scenes of various temperatures and seeing the temperature differences spread across the full range of colors without needing to change settings. The temperature seen in the bracketed area of the screen is displayed at the top and is saved as part of the image when the trigger is pressed. I changed the setting to save images to bitmap (BMP) format and found I could easily transfer them to my PC and work with them just like any other image.
Pointing the VT04A at a door leading to my cold garage I could see the internal frame of the door as the wood is a poor insulator compared to the foam core of the door. Touch the surface of some room temperature object for a few seconds and you can see your hand print on that surface from the heat that was transferred. Walk into a room and you can see where people or pets have been sitting after they left the area. I walked around the house and found lots of devices plugged in due the heat they produce, and some devices I didn't expect were using power such as a surge suppressor with nothing turned on.
Overall the VT04A is a fantastic instrument that I'm finding more and more uses for in my work, and given the reliability and ruggedness Fluke builds into all their instruments, I expect many years of service.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After using a 4 year old imager ($9,000), I was sure about using the less expensive ones. Fluke sold me on their brand years ago with the quality and dependability. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
love, love, love this. works great. exactly what is needed. well worth the money spent.Published 2 months ago by misty
I am electrical contractor fulfill our needs to satisfy our clients. does what it says it will do. The report creating software is liked by the staff. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike in Miami
This tool can pay for itself with the visual ability to show the customer there problem's with overheated devices.Published 9 months ago by glenn d pearl
Great tool for my Hvac business. Customers love the fact that they can see what the problems they are having instead of having to just take the techs word for it .Published 10 months ago by walter humphries
Am dissapointed about this product, after a research, and downloading the Smart View software, I thought that this equipment generate images like the software examples, but it... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Edgar Gil