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Ultrasonic Distance Meter with Laser Pointer

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  • Compact and unique design - ideal for D.I.Y, builders, estate agents, surveyors etc
  • Accurately measures distances from 0.6m (2ft) to 15m (50ft)
  • Laser pointer to help determine target

Product overview

• Compact and unique design - ideal for D.I.Y, builders, estate agents, surveyors etc• Accurately measures distances from 0.6m (2ft) to 15m (50ft)• Laser pointer to help determine target• Conversion of reading between metric and imperial• Calculates square and cube automatically• Memory function• Uses 1 x PP3 9V battery (sold separately) (Order Code: L46AL)

A unique tool combining the latest laser and ultrasonic technologies allowing the user to take distance measurements easily. With simple, single-handed operation, the device can measure not only distance but also convert those measurements to square and cube readings automatically.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am returning the item. I felt the product was inconsistant when measuring.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This meter provided accurate results for the build. Its easy to use and read and has a few nice touches, surprising considering the price. A great addition in the tool box, I would recommend.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I had the same problem with the battery and have to put a piece of scellotape over it to stop it falling off. Yet to put it fully in to practice but I will bear in mind its accuracy given the other reviews on here. Shame.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Maplin purchased PP9 battery is too big for the battery store which prevents the cover being put back securely. I haven't tried alternative PP9 batteries. It worked straight out of the box. Measured the whole house before reading the instructions. Sometimes I had to sanity check the readings since I did get two identical rooms being measured differently. Don't assume a tool is infallible.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from value measure Very cheap laser distance measure is good value for money
Date published: 2017-09-17
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Does this come with a battery or is that purchased separately?

Asked by: London
Uses 1 x PP3 9V battery (sold separately) (Order Code: L46AL)
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-17

can it measure from the heel of the device and the front of the device ?

Asked by: jb47208
This will measure from the front of the device only.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-12

What does this mean?: "Accuracy: ±0.5%+1digit" ±0.5%+1digit of what? If it measures 1 meter the margin of error is what? ±0.5%+1digit of a meter is what exactly? I'm not being funny, I've never seen accuracy described in this way before. Thanks

Asked by: Albe
The unit measures with an accuracy of plus or minus ( ± ) of 0.5% calculated to 1 digit To use your example. Measuring a distance of 1 metre you would have a margin of error of plus or minus 5mm 0.5% of 1 metre is 5mm
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-26

Hi, what is the accuracy of this meter?

Asked by: paul
Accuracy: ±0.5%+1digit
Answered by: Dominator
Date published: 2015-07-17

Yes, What is the accuracy of the measurements? Margin of error? Thanks

Asked by: Albe
Accuracy: ±0.5%+1digit
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

can this product be interfaced with PC?
Asked by: Mohamed
the unit does not have PC connectivity i am afraid.
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17

How far can it measure? Does the lighting level in the area matter, does it work better in the dark?
Asked by: Paul Collins
This will measure up to 12.5m. The laser is used for "sighting" but the distance is actually measured using ultrasonics so the lighting level has no effect.
Answered by: LS
Date published: 2015-07-17

How complex can the calculations be on this device? I mean, can I find the circumerfance for an room (I live in a lighthouse, you see) and I am looking to carpet the bedrooms. I don''t suppose this could do the staircase as well, as I have not yet ma
Asked by: Jonathan
Measure the diameter of the room with the instrument then divide that figure by 2 to get the radius. Square the radius (i.e. multiply it by itself) then multiply this by pi (3.141) to get the area. No idea how to calculate the area of a circular staricase though!
Answered by: LS
Date published: 2017-10-16
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