Klein Tool’s New Thermal Imager Streamlines Troubleshooting
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A simple, easy-to-use thermal imager that's built to withstand the rigors of the jobsite. What more could you ask for?
Courtesy of Klein Tools
It’s not every day that a new high-tech tool is released that pretty much any pro could use regardless of the specific trade they’re in. But that’s exactly the case for Klein Tool’s new TI250 Rechargeable Thermal Imager, an adaptable and easy-to-use troubleshooting tool for pros across the trades.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a plumber, HVAC technician, electrician or a home inspector. If you keep this thermal imager in your tool belt, chances are you’ll use it regularly.
This thermal imager makes it incredibly easy to troubleshoot issues, even if they’re happening on the other side of a wall. The display is large, detailed and easy to read, with more than 10,000 pixels available to showcase the widest possible range of cold and hot temperatures. There are even three distinct color palettes to cycle through to make sure every range of temperature is discernible.
Ease of Use
One thing that stands out immediately on the Klein TI250 are the size of the buttons. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Construction pros need to push buttons on their devices even if they’re wearing bulky, cumbersome gloves, so the larger the button, the better. It’s also nice that it only takes one click to capture an image. Just press the shutter button on the top of the device, and an image of whatever’s on your screen will be saved to the MicroSD card in the memory card slot.
The last test a tool or device needs to pass is whether it will hold up to any less-than-ideal conditions on the jobsite. Thankfully, this little machine is made with a thick ABS plastic casing around the important tech parts, serving the same purpose as a case on your phone. The charging port and memory card slot are also covered by a rotating port cover that will keep dust and debris from seeping inside and clogging everything up.
Specifications and Features:
- Display Size: 2.4-inch LCD;
- Memory: MicroSD® Card (not included);
- Temperature Range: -4 to 752° degrees F (-20 to 400 C);
- Battery: Rechargeable;
- Included in Box: Thermal imager, micro-USB charging cable, carrying case and instructions;
- Price: $249.