INSTRUMENTS WITH A DIGITAL SOUL

Borescopes — inspection in harsh conditions.

Borescopes are devices designed for inspecting hard to reach, dark places. It can be the inside of a profile of engine compartment, elements of a suspension system, or air condition installation. They enable observation of very complex devices with no need for disassembly. Quite often, it is needed to inspect a particular part, especially in a garage or car workshop, when you don’t have access to an inspection pit or you simply don’t know what tool should be used to undo a nut you can’t see. In such cases, a borescope is priceless. This article describes models: AX-B100, AX-B150, and AX-B350.

All the models are equipped with a flexible 1 m cable with a camera. It enables reaching areas with diameter of just 12 mm. These cameras are perfect for inspecting air grates, places underneath furniture, difficult to reach areas of a car, etc. The active elements of the device (probes and cameras) are protected according to the IP67 standard, which makes them resistant to dust and allows to use them in water up to 1 m. The main casing (IP54) ensures protection against dust or water splashes from any direction. This makes the camera suitable for almost any conditions. To illuminate the inspection area, the device has built-in LEDs with the option of adjusting brightness, using an adjust wheel on the grip of the borescope. Furthermore, each set contains various tips, such as a hook or a magnet, allowing you to grab small elements, and a mirror to look at different angles.

The AX-B100 model boroscope The AX-B100 model

has a USB port that also serves as power source. Operating temperature is from 0 to 45 oC. The camera has no display. The image is sent to a computer through the USB. This may be problematic in car workshops where it’s difficult to find a place for a laptop, but it will definitely be useful in industry or services, where you can display an image on your monitor and save it to document e.g. a failure.  

 

 

The AX-B150 boroscope The AX-B150 model

is an inspection camera equipped with a 2.4” LCD display with 320x240 resolution. Apart from the LCD, you can also display the image using a USB port or a TV-OUT (NTSC) interface. The device is powered by four 1.5V LR6 (AA) batteries. The battery level is shown by the battery level indicator. The borescope can operate in temperatures from 0 to 45 oC. The entire camera weighs just 360g.  

 

 

The AX-B350 boroscope The AX-B350 model

is equipped with a large, 3.5” LCD display with 320x240 resolution, where you’ll be able to see more details. Similarly to the AX-B150 model, the camera is powered by four AA batteries. This is however a more advanced device. You can set date and time, and save images to JPEG and AVI file formats. This is possible thanks to the internal storage of 64MB, which can be further expanded using an SD memory card. A particularly useful feature is digital 4x zoom. Additionally, the camera protects the batteries from too low discharge thanks to the auto-OFF function. The entire device weighs only 405g.  

The described borescope models are useful in a large variety of situations where you need a camera with small diameter, and the ability to illuminate your image in hard-to-reach areas.

Parameters AX-B100 AX-B150 AX-B350
AX-B100
Net price from 47.92 USD
AX-B150
Net price from 85.27 USD
AX-B350
Net price from 178.87 USD
Meter type inspection camera inspection camera inspection camera
Cable length 1 m 1 m 1 m
Probe diameter 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm
IP rating IP67 IP67 IP67
Power supply from USB port 4 batteries 1,5V LR6 (AA), battery not included 4 batteries 1,5V LR6 (AA), battery not included
Measuring instrument features
  • flexible cord
  • LED for measurement spot illumination
  • cable with camera mounted permanently
  • flexible cord
  • LED for measurement spot illumination
  • low battery indicator
  • TV-Out (NTSC)
  • automatic power-off
  • flexible cord
  • date and time setting possibility
  • LED for measurement spot illumination
  • TV-Out (PAL/NTSC)
  • JPEG, AVI recording format
  • digital zoom x 4
  • option of memory card connection SD
  • built-in 64Mb memory
Standard equipment
  • USB cable
  • fixtures: mirror, hook, magnet
  • video cable
  • fixtures: mirror, hook, magnet
  • video cable
  • USB cable
  • fixtures: mirror, hook, magnet
  • video cable
  • software
Weight 362 g 360 g 405 g
Dimensions 266 x 73 x 80 mm 266 x 95 x 66 mm 270 x 75 x 100 mm