Extech Instruments says it has introduced its most affordable infrared-enabled multimeter. The new Extech EX210 is a compact multimeter complemented by a patented infrared thermometer priced 50 percent less than the next lowest cost model. The tool is an auto-ranging multimeter with built-in IR. The new EX210 is ideal for quickly identifying overheating motors or locating hot spots on electrical panels, or HVAC vents without contact. The built-in IR thermometer with laser pointer features a range from minus 5°F to 446°F. The device also features a four-digit backlit display and measures current, voltage, resistance, and IR temperature.

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