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#218750 - 09/16/17 01:00 PM Thermal Imaging Camera upgrade  
Potseal  Offline
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Anyone here use a thermal imaging camera for inspecting electrical panels, etc.?
The one we have in our tool selection is about 10 years old, the battery doesn't hold a charge, and the software has been lost (I tried to find a downloadable version but it is no longer supported).
I have a job coming up which requires the use of a thermal imaging camera. This is a yearly inspection of numerous isolation panels in critical areas of a hospital. Besides the camera being capable to effectively and reliably do the work I need to be able to download and store results for future reference. I think I might be able to convince the money guys to go as high as $1500 to $2000 (Canadian funds). Any suggestions? Thank-you.

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#218751 - 09/17/17 02:03 PM Re: Thermal Imaging Camera upgrade [Re: Potseal]  
twh  Offline
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Regina, Sask.
I have a Dewalt but I don't save the info and I don't have a window computer so I can't easily try it. .

pm me if you want to play with it.

#218753 - 09/18/17 11:57 AM Re: Thermal Imaging Camera upgrade [Re: Potseal]  
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Offer is greatly appreciated.

I have a Flir Thermal Imaging Thermometer for my personal use. Bought it at Canadian Tire when it went on sale (that is a story in itself);

I've been reading online about what specs an electrician might be most concerned and found the following list :

- Resolution 320x240 minimum
- Sensitivity 50mK or greater
- Temp Range min. 150 degrees Celcius (302 Fahrenheit)
- Camera Settings adjustable vs factory set with no adjustment
- Display refresh rate 9Hz vs 60Hz
- VLCM (visible light camera mode)
- Laser pointer
- Flash/LED illumination
- PiP
- Interchangeable Lenses (not likely needed for my purpose)
- Manual Focushttps
- Bluetooth/WiFi (not necessary for my purpose)
- Voice Annotation (not necessary for my purpose)
- Software

Information found here:

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