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Publication Date: 05/1/2008
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Extech Intros Compact Thermal Imaging Camera
Compact IR camera.
Waltham, MA — Extech Instruments (a FLIR company) has introduced the Extech i5 compact IR camera, an easy-to-use, affordable trouble-shooting tool for high quality thermal imaging, high accuracy, focus free viewing, with a 5000 image miniSD card storage. The lightweight unit is able to monitor and detect the thermal condition of electrical system components to address problem areas before failures occur.

It can inspect areas that can't be reached with thermocouples or other contact-based instruments. High resolution thermal images instantly pinpoint problems in need of repair, critical for condition monitoring of thermally sensitive targets. The instrument reportedly delivers high accuracy of 2 percent and thermal sensitivity of 0.18°F/0.1°C, which provides compliance to NETA testing requirements.

The i5 allows users to check for overheating in electrical panels and transformers, to spot electrical faults before it is too late, and to identify faults in cooling and heating systems, and problems with motors, fans and bearings. The instrument's QuickReport PC software makes it easy to download standard JPEG thermal images with radiometric data, and to generate reports, analyze, and document findings.

The lightweight instrument weighs just 12 oz., resulting in less user fatigue. With its pocket-sized, fully automatic design, even first-time users will find ease of operation, making it suitable for general use. It has a focus-free lens for convenient viewing, along with a 2.8-in. (71mm) high resolution color LCD. Its double-molded, rugged design with easy-grip handle construction meets IP43 dust/splashproof standards and its 5-hour continuous operation on a single charge allows for uninterrupted inspections.

The instrument comes with a 512MB miniSD Card with adaptor, Li-Ion rechargeable battery with 100-240VAC adaptor/charger, QuickReport PC software with USB cable and built-in lens shutter and hand strap.

Contact: Extech Instruments, 285 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA 02451-1064 781-890-7440 fax: 781-890-7864 E-mail: Web:

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