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  1. Mark_Burgess
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    As mentioned on the forum before by Lenny, this is a cracking little thermometer.

    When ever I get called out to a fault or conducting and EICR, this little one does a quick scan over the MCB's and more than often or not gives me the heads up to a cause or potential fault.

    Recently I got called out to a lighting circuit in a factory had tripped, it took me 20mins to get there, when I opened the twin Fluorescent diffuser I scanned the metal plate the ballasts are on and it came up as 95 deg Celsius!! That was 20mins after the power had tripped.

    Get one.......... You know you want to!!!!!!
     
  2. Rob
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    I can understand and have used thermal imaging to help solve faults before.

    I can't see this being that useful, you could have known the ballasts were hot by holding your hand near the fitting.

    How does it help finding faults scanning over mcbs?

    Just to confirm this is what your talking about:

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  3. Mark_Burgess
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    I could have highlighted loads of other uses, one in particular is to aim at the floor and watch the dog chase it.
    I thought I would give a quick review of a cheap IR thermometer for those that dont have a lot money.
    This part of the forum is to give a first hand review of tooling and equipment. I didn't realise I'd have to justify my comments!
    Maybe if you have a problem with these why dont you contact the manufacturers and speak to them about it?
     
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    i've got the ethos unit. very useful piece of kit. as you said, can find latent faults like MCBs or cables overheasting,
     
  5. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,400+ day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    We picked up a faulty MCB on a inspection we were doing only the other day using one.

    Also good if you want to balance your rads!
     
  6. AP Electrical
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    What would you pay for one.. out of intrest?
     
  7. kathwilcox
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    have a look on the maplin website they do them, my other half has one, it was funny when he got it, he was going run the house taking temps thinking he wasn't being watched, then we caught him in the fridge!

    there also good for taking kids temps when ill and wont keep still,lol!

    the inspection cameras are pretty good to!
     
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  8. AP Electrical
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    found them online for around £60, might see if theres any at elex on friday.
     
  9. sjj84
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    Where have you found them for £60 mate? Could be a useful addition to the toolbox.
     
  10. AP Electrical
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    Type fluke thermometer into google and then go onto shopping results.....
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    i can't understand maplin's pricing policy at all. they do that for reasonable price, yet want £34.99 for a 2.0AH alarm battery that's £12 anywhere else, and £2.95 for an aerial coax plug!!!
     
  13. AP Electrical
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    true, they did me for some 1/1.6a fuse's on sat afternoon - but what can you do when everywhere else is closed...
     
  14. UNG
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    We don't want to know
     
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  15. Rob
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    Sorry I hadn't commented to have a 'go'

    I was genuinely interested if there were uses I couldn't think of. I've never used one of these before.

    Typing on a forum doesn't always, as in this case put the tone your trying to convey over.
     
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