Two new digital multimeters (DMMs) feature built-in infrared thermometers. Models 450 and 470 have noncontact, infrared thermometers with a laser for finding hot spots, according to the manufacturer; the distance-to-target ratio is 8:1. Features include true RMS functions; a large, backlit display; audible and visual input warnings; and one-button laser pointer activation. Units include a test lead holder for storage, multiposition tilt stand with hanger, and a high-visibility orange protective holster, the company says. With current adapters, multiple current inputs allow measurements up to 2,000 A, the company states.

Extech Instruments Corp., 285 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02451-1064; 781-890-7440; 781-890-7864 (fax);;

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