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Thermal Imaging Camera Recommendation

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My Flir i7 just died and I'm in the market for a new one. The Flir E5 (non-WiFi) looks fine, but I'd like to hear what others are using and their recommendations.

It doesn't have to be a Flir, but I think they are still one of the better ones.

I tried the one for my iPhone, but returned it. When I tried to remove it off my phone, the cover came off and exposed the body.
8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    I'm looking too. My TG165 took a dump. No matter the brand, I'd probably look at the user manual and make sure the battery is (easily) replaceable. Mine wasn't.

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    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    My Smart phone supposedly does it, but It wasn't as good as an Camera...mad dog 🐕 
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    I'm still using my i7 thank goodness but I think I'm going to have to spend about $3,000 to replace it someday. I've bought some of the cheaper units to give to my guys and have one in NY/one in NJ, but it's one of those things you can't go backwards on. I miss the image quality and features of the i7 when using the cheap units.
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Giving this a bump, still looking myself.

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    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,105
    edited June 2023
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    There are some good reviews of this model. Better resolution than the Flir E4 at almost 1/2 the price.

    I’m unable to get a good link. It’s on Amazon, Hikmicro model B20. 
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,389
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    Hi, This thread might be of some use. https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/threads/2235170-Hikmicro-B20-Thermal-Imager-Review
    Yours, Larry
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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Hi, This thread might be of some use. https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/threads/2235170-Hikmicro-B20-Thermal-Imager-Review
    Yours, Larry

    That seems like the one I may go with.

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,605
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    I had a Flir E4 (hacked to perform like an E8) for years and loved it. When it turned into a brick (I may have dropped it :'( ), I picked up a Flir C5. The resolution is not as good as my previous camera but I love the compactness and battery life.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    There doesn’t seem to be one that’s head and shoulders above the others. And there are connectivity issues with all of them. 
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Finally settled on this one, arriving tomorrow.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    STEVEusaPA
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,240
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    Nice, let us know how you like it. 
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,105
    edited June 2023
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    The Flir arrived this morning by second day air as promised. It’s very solid, a larger screen than my old i7 and the resolution is excellent. Happy so far. 

    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
    GGrossSTEVEusaPA