Digital multimeter from RS Components has built-in thermal imaging

The first digital multimeter (DMM) in RS Components’ RS Pro range to have a built-in thermal imager is the RS-9889. The thermal imaging multimeter allows engineers to identify thermal overload issues in electrical equipment from a safe distance, without the need for any physical contact.

The RS-9889 thermal imaging DMM is a handheld device designed for a variety of applications, ranging from smart manufacturing in the industrial automation sector, to general electrical tasks.

It is used for measuring circuit parameters, such as voltages, currents and resistances and has an infra red thermal imaging camera to identify hot and cool points to be identified on a viewable thermogram.

The thermal imager offers max, min and centre crosshair targeting to help the user identify and measure required temperature ranges easily. A Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection allows thermal images to be shared quickly to other devices via the Thermview+ app.

The thermal imager has a 2.8-inch (71mm) colour TFT LCD screen with an infra red resolution of 80 x 80 pixels, a 21 x 21 degree field of view and thermal sensitivity (noise equivalent temperature difference or NETD) to less than 0.1 degree C/100mK. It also has a fast 50Hz thermal image frame rate, an object temperature range from 20 to 260 degrees C, a spectral range of eight to 14 micron and accuracy to within ± two degrees C, or ± two per cent of the reading.

There RS-9889 can also function as a diode, resistance and continuity tester and can measure temperatures up to 1,000 degrees C using a K-type thermocouple probe. AC and AC+DC voltage and current are true RMS.

The lightweight, portable device measures 80 x 58 x 195mm and weighs 540g. It is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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