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Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer

The VT02 Visual IR Thermometer is top rated, requires no training, and offers pocket size infrared detection with hot and cold spot markers.

  • Customers spoke and we listened!

    Our customers asked for a product as convenient as an infrared thermometer, as insightful as a thermal imager, with the visual context of a digital camera. Using hyper-thin pyroelectric technology, Fluke discovered a way to push the limits of this technology pioneering an array dense enough to create an infrared heat map. In the past, blending has been the exclusive territory of thermal imagers priced five to ten times higher, but not anymore. It's standard with your new visual IR thermometer.

    The VT02 is the original visual IR thermometer that includes a digital camera with a thermal heat map overlay, hot and cold markers, and the ability to document your work and create reports. For 4x sharper images than the VT02 and powerful temperature alarm features, see the VT04A.

    See the Difference

    See how a traditional IR Thermometer and an entry level infrared camera make it challenging to communicate the issue on breaker 20.

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    Visual inspection
    No issues are obvious to the naked eye

    Traditional IR

    Optimized for single point measurements

    Entry level
    infrared camera

    Challenging to see the exact location

    Visual IR Thermometer
    Digital image with heat map overlay provide context to instantly tell you the exact location

    Traditional infrared thermometers may seem affordable and convenient, but they only show an average temperature of an area, and the farther away, the less accurate. Furthermore, IR thermometers require the tedious tasks of taking multiple grid readings and manually recording temperature measurements.

    With the Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer you get the visual image of exactly what you are measuring. So whether you are an electrician, electrical contractor, HVAC, industrial maintenance, automotive, or general maintenance, the Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer will help you measure with confidence, diagnose problems instantly, and expand your business!

    Designed to See it All

    Every Fluke Visual IR Thermometer has a built-in digital camera with thermal heat map overlay to instantly identify the exact location of the problem.

    • The centerpoint temperature measurement of this image is 48.6°C (also available in Fahrenheit).
    • The digital image shows the breaker numbers on the panel.
    • The thermal heat map overlay clearly identifies breaker 20 as overloaded.
    • With a push of a button, adjust the heat map blend for the ideal level of detail.

    25% heat map

    50% heat map

    75% heat map

  • Measure with confidence
    Because traditional infrared thermometers only measure an average area, it is often impossible to accurately identify what you are actually measuring; with the Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer you get the visual image of exactly what you are measuring.

    Detect issues instantaneously
    Lose the pen, paper, and clipboard, the Fluke VT02 saves a blended infrared and visual image with every image capture instantly! In one blended picture your customers get the complete picture and can compare readings from different dates which saves them valuable time and ultimately money.

    The Fluke VT02 has a NEAR/FAR feature that is not available on other products. The NEAR/FAR is exclusive to Fluke Visual IR Thermometers and allows the user to take simultaneous visual images with the thermal heat map images that are accurately aligned close in, ≤ 23 cm (9 in), with the NEAR feature, as well as beyond with the FAR feature. No other product can boast this NEAR visual and thermal heat map alignment feature that allows you to get close-in and document the exact location of the issue.

    Near Mode Far Mode

    Pinpoint with hot and cold markers
    Quick and easy detection with hot and cold trackers allow you to pinpoint the temperature source. When you see a hot or cold spot, you can save the image with the temperature reading and pinpoint the exact location using the blending between full thermal to full visual.

    Document problems with SmartView® software – a brilliant way to sell yourself
    Producing a professional report with Smartview® Software is just as powerful as the VT02 tool itself. Your customers will be able to communicate the issues that they've detected or document repairs that have been fixed.

    Troubleshoot efficiently
    The greatest technological advancement may be how Fluke has made it so simple to capture and blend images. Compact and intuitive, the Fluke VT02's point & shoot focus free design starts finding problems right out of the box with little to no training required.

    Expand diagnostic services with the Visual Infrared Thermometer. The first to find the problem is oftentimes the first in line to fix the problem. Telling someone they have a problem is not nearly as convincing as proving your point with a visual image blended with a thermal heat map. With the striking affordability of the VT02, your clients can add a high margin service and move from buying one thermal imager for their company to a business expanding tool for each associate.

  • Key Features VT02 VT04/VT04A
    Built-in digital camera Yes Yes
    Thermal heat map overlay Yes, five blending modes Yes, five blending modes
    Image optics systems
    PyroBlend® optic

    PyroBlend® Plus optic
    4x sharper image than VT02
    Field of view VT02 Motor
    20° x 20°
    VT04 Motor
    28° x 28°
    High/Low temperature alarms Yes
    Time lapse image capture Yes
    Auto-monitor alarm Yes
    Battery type Four (4) AA batteries VT04: Li-ion rechargeable
    VT04A: Four (4) AA batteries
    Ergonomics Slim pocket-sized design Slim pocket-sized design
    Weight 385 g (13.5 oz) VT04: 350 g (12.5 oz)
    VT04A: 384 g (13.5 oz)
    Hot and cold markers Yes Yes
    General Specifications
    Battery Life Eight (8) hours Eight (8) hours
    Temperature measurement range -10°C to +250°C (14°F to 482°F) -10°C to +250°C (14°F to 482°F)
    Temperature measurement accuracy ±2°C or ±2% ±2°C or ±2%
    Temperature measurement Yes, centerpoint Yes, centerpoint
    Storage medium
    (micro SD card)
    4 GB micro-SD card
    Stores up to 9,999 images
    4 GB micro-SD card
    Stores up to 9,999 images
    Infrared spectral band 6.5 µm to 14µm 6.5 µm to 14µm
    Level and span Auto Auto
    Focus mechanism Focus free Focus free
    Alignment of blended visual image and infrared heat map NEAR: < 23 cm (9 in) from target
    FAR: > 23 cm (9 in) from target
    NEAR: < 23 cm (9 in) from target
    FAR: > 23 cm (9 in) from target
    Dimensions 21 x 7.5 x 5.5cm (8.3 x 3 x 2.2 in) 21 x 7.5 x 5.5cm (8.3 x 3 x 2.2 in)
    File format .is2 format saved to SD card .bmp1 or .is2 format saved to SD card
    Software With .is2 format, user can create professional reports or export images in SmartView® software (BMP, DIB, GIF, JPE, JFIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, and TIFF
    Features to extend
    battery life
    Adjustable screen brightness, auto screen dimming after 2 minutes, configurable auto-off time1
    Persistent settings Background temperature and Near/Far mode revert to factory settings Previous settings are retained so you can start work as soon as your VT04 or VT04A turns on1
    Factory reset option Easily return to default settings; does not affect date and time1
    Carrying case Soft case for portability VT04: Hard case
    VT04A: Soft case for portability
    Safety and compliance CFR47: 2009 Class A. Part 15 subpart B
    CE: EN 61326:2006
    IEC/EN 61010-1:2010
    CFR47: 2009 Class A. Part 15 subpart B
    CE: EN 61326:2006
    IEC/EN 61010-1:2010
    Warranty Two (2) years Two (2) years
    1. Features included on VT04A and VT04 models. Upgrade firmware on existing VT04 models.
    • Models
      Model Name Description  
      FLK-VT02 Fluke VT02 Visual IR Thermometer


      • VT02 Visual IR Thermometer
      • Soft case*
      • Micro-SD card
      • Micro-SD conversion adapter to standard
      • AA Batteries (4)
      • Printed Quick Start guides (English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

      Available for free download:

      *To lower pricing on the VT02, future inventory no longer includes the lanyard, the SmartView® software CD, the Manual CD, and the hard case (soft case included instead).