PASPORT Non-Contact Temperature Sensor - PS-2197



The Non-Contact Temperature Sensor measures surface temperature by detecting the emitted infrared light. Record the temperature of objects without touching them!

Compare the temperature of different surfaces and compare the results based on composition and amount of direct sunlight.  Take a block of ice directly from a freezer and record the temperature as it warms and melts.  Then display the data on a temperature versus time graph. 

With a high sampling rate and a large range of operable temperatures (from -70 °C to 380 ºC) the Non-Contact Temperature Sensor is suited for a wide array of quantitative experiments involving heat and temperature.

Typical Applications

  • Compare temperature of hands, skin, face and clothes
  • Measure the temperature of different outdoor ground surfaces
  • Map the temperature profile of an exterior wall


  • -70°C to 380°C
  • ±0.5 °C (blackbody object under typical conditions)
Response time
  • Less than 0.1 s
Max sample rate
  • 200 Hz
Field of view
  • ±35°

Buying Guide

PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable
PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable   PS-2500

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

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Software Required

SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used. PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Learn more about Bluetooth Compatibility.

For Educational Use Only

Note: This is not a medical device. PASCO products are designed for educational use only and should not be used in any apparatus involved with life support, medical testing, or patient diagnosis, or industrial control. It is also not intended for use in graduate research or industry including industrial control or any type of industrial testing.