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How to Change Infrared Thermometer from Celsius to Fahrenheit

Digital Infrared Celsius Fahrenheit Thermometer in lab



Infrared thermometers are innovative devices that have revolutionized temperature measurement. These devices measure the temperature of objects in both Fahrenheit and Celsius units without the need for physical contact. They operate by detecting and measuring the infrared radiation emitted by the surface of the object. This makes infrared thermometers incredibly useful for measuring the temperature of hard-to-reach or potentially dangerous places, such as electrical equipment, engines, pipes, or food, and they can even be used alongside a temperature data logger.

Understanding Infrared Thermometers

Infrared thermometers usually feature a digital display that shows the temperature reading. This display can present the temperature in either Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F), depending on the user’s preference or the requirements of the task at hand. The ability to switch between these two units is a standard feature in most models. However, the exact method for switching may vary depending on the specific model and brand of your infrared thermometer. Therefore, it is crucial to read the user manual carefully before using your infrared thermometer. This will ensure you understand all its features and how to use them effectively.

For example, with the ScanTemp 485 Handheld Infrared Thermometer, the following instructions apply:

Changing the Temperature Unit from Celsius to Fahrenheit

To change the temperature unit from Celsius to Fahrenheit on the TFA ScanTemp 485 thermometer, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the battery compartment on the thermometer.
  2. Open the battery compartment and look for a slide switch labeled “°C/°F” inside.
  3. Slide the switch to the desired temperature unit. For Fahrenheit, slide the switch to the “°F” position.
  4. Close the battery compartment securely.
  5. The thermometer will now display temperature readings in the selected unit (Fahrenheit).

Please note that the specific location and design of the switch may vary slightly depending on the model of the thermometer. Refer to the user manual for detailed instructions and illustrations specific to the TFA ScanTemp 485 thermometer.

If you are unable to locate the switch or encounter any difficulties, it is recommended to consult the user manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

Getting Help

If you encounter any questions or problems with your infrared thermometer, please contact the customer service of your product’s manufacturer. They can provide expert advice and solutions. You can also visit their website for more information and support. Many manufacturers offer detailed guides, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips online.

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