Thermal camera provides automotive diagnosis

Automotive maintenance and repair technicians can use FLIR’s TG275 handheld thermal imager, now available from RS Components.

The TG275 thermal camera can be used by automotive maintenance and repair technicians to help them to accelerate diagnostic procedures and avoid undetected problems.

It combines non-contact thermal measurement and thermal imaging to help technicians troubleshoot repairs, spot potential faults and record images. The imager is particularly effective for diagnosing problems in relays and switches, parasitic drain on the battery, drive train components and heating-ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, says RS Components.

Key technical specifications include a 19,200-pixel resolution infra red camera and a temperature measurement range from –25 to +550 degrees C. The unit also employs FLIR’s MSX (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) technology, which adds visible light details to thermal images in real time. This delivers greater clarity by embedding edge and outline detail on top of thermal readings which are displayed on a 2.4-inch LCD screen.

Other specifications include a 57 × 44 degrees field of view (FoV) and thermal sensitivity of less than 70mK. Temperature measurement accuracy is ±1.5 degrees C features across the +50 to 100 degrees C range, shifting to ±3 degrees C across the –25 to +50 degrees C and +100 to +550 degrees C ranges. The unit comes in a rugged and reliable drop-tested design with an IP54 enclosure that protects the camera from dirt, dust and oil.

The FLIR TG275 is shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Distributor RS Components offers more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers and has operations in 32 countries. It ships more than 50,000 parcels a day.

RS Components supports customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. It offers tailored product and service propositions to help customers save time and money.

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