DHS85XL Economy Infrared Thermometer

DHS85XL Economy Infrared Thermometer


The Wahl DHS85XL is the most economical Heat Spy in its class. This small handheld unit is best for close range uses with an 8:1 distance to spot ratio. Temperature range is -4° to 619°F (-20° to 326°C). Spectral range is 5 to 14μm. Powered by a 9V alkaline battery.

The DHS85XL is the smallest and most affordable hand held infrared thermometer in our Heat Spy line. This unit is lightweight and comfortable to hold, powered by one 9v alkaline battery. The 8:1 distance to spot ratio makes this unit ideal for close range measurements. The DHS85XL measures temperatures up to 619°F (326°C). Built in laser sight assists with aiming. To measure a temperature, simply point at the object, using the laser sight to help with aiming. Pull the trigger and read the temperature displayed on the four digit backlit LCD screen. With the trigger depressed, the unit will actively read the target temperature in scan mode. Releasing the trigger will put the unit in hold mode, displaying the captured temperature for six seconds before powering off.

Accessory carry pouch available, sold separately.

NIST Calibration available, sold separately.

Spec Table & Economy Handheld Infrared Comparison

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Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 2 × 5 × 9 in

Close Range

Temperature Range

-4° to 619°F (-20° to 326°C)

Distance to Spot Ratio


Spectral Range

5 to 14μm


Fixed at 0.95


±2% of reading or 2°C, whichever is greater


±2°F (±1°C)


0.1°F (0.1°C)

Response Time

500 milliseconds

Operating Temperature

32° to 122°F (0 to 50°C), at 10 – 90% relative humidity

Storage Temperature

14° to 140°F (-10° to 60°C)

LCD Backlight


°F &°C Selectable


Laser Sight Switchable

User Selectable, Class II Laser, less than 1mW

Auto Power Off

Automatically after approimately 6 seconds

Tripod Mount



9V Battery

Battery Life

16 hours of continuous operation


5.9 inches x 5.2 inches x 1.8 inches (150 mm x 133 mm x 45 mm)

Weight with Battery

4.7 oz (135g)

Included Accessories

User Manual, 9V Battery

CE Certification

Yes; EN61326: Electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use.
IEC61000-4-2: Electrostatic discharge immunity test.
IEC61000-4-3: Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity test.
IEC61000-4-8: Power frequency magnetic field immunity test.

Harmonized Tariff Code



OneYear Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship