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Infrared Camera Features Compact Size, 2% Accuracy Level

Extech Instruments, a FLIR company, has introduced its InfraCAM SD Thermal Imaging InfraRed Camera. This convenient device enables the proactive condition monitoring of electrical systems to detect hot spots and avoid electrical failures, increasing safety and preventing potential fires.

The compact InfraCAM SD provides a high accuracy level of + 2%. Its thermal sensitivity--better than 0.18ºF--helps pinpoint problems quickly and easily, a critical factor when measuring threshold values of thermally sensitive equipment. The large 3.5-inch (89-mm) color LCD with advanced signal processing offers razor-sharp resolution, while the standard 128MB SD card stores up to 1000 radiometric JPEG images. All 14,400 thermal pixels of each image can be analyzed using the included QuickReport PC software.

With its built-in Laser LocatIR pointer, the camera can quickly associate the hot spot on the IR image with the real physical target, enhancing the ability to target inconsistencies. Measurement modes are Spot, Area, and Min/ Max; the Area feature identifies minimum or maximum temperature within a designated area on the display. The spectral range is 7.5 to 13µm and the field of view is 25° X 25°, at a minimum focus distance of 0.3 meters.

The light weight (19 ounces, including battery) and compact size of the InfraCAM SD help reduce user fatigue. The battery will last for seven hours of continuous operation on a single charge for uninterrupted inspections . The InfraCAM SD is also durable, and its easy-grip handle construction meets IP54 dust/splashproof standards. The temperature range of the InfraCAM SD is 14°F to 662°F (-10°C to 350°C); it can operate effectively in temperatures ranging from 5°F to 122°F (-15°C to 50°C).

The InfraCAM SD comes complete with 128MB SD Card, li-ion rechargeable battery with 100-240 VAC adaptor/charger, QuickReport software with USB cable, lens cap, hand strap and heavy duty case.

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