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DCS280 - DCS280-Ruggedized Non-recording Video Scope

DCS280 - DCS280-Ruggedized Non-recording Video Scope

Item Id: DCS280
Product Description
Ideal for inspecting hard-to-reach or hard-to-see areasof vehicles, industrial equipment or factories. featuring a 9mm diameter probe,image flip and video zoom

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The DCS280 is built to survive and thrive in the harsh environment of automotive maintenance and repair. Its wand-type thermoplastic rubber (TPR) grip and integral LCD are drop-resistant to a height of 1m (3.3 ft.). The system can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools.

The grip and LCD get their input from a camera-tipped probe. The DCS280 system’s standard probe is 1m (3.3 ft.) long and has a diameter of 9mm (0.35 in.), making it ideal for inspecting gasoline engine cylinders through the spark plug hole. Other general automotive applications include inspecting hard-to-reach or hard-to-see areas of the engine compartment or undercarriage.

The DCS280 has only five control buttons (power on/off, brightness up, brightness down, video zoom, and video flip), making it very easy to learn to use. Video within the probe’s field of view is displayed on a high-quality 2.4 in. (61mm) diagonal color LCD. Alternatively, video can be viewed on an NTSC-format television by plugging an included cable into a jack on the back of the grip.

The video zoom and flip functions make the DCS280 an even more valuable inspection tool. Doubling the size of any component in the video frame makes it less likely that any problem will be overlooked. The reason to invert video is to align the probe’s field of view with its real-world surroundings; in practical terms, this function makes it easier to read upside-down labels and serial numbers by flipping them right-side up.

The standard DCS280 system includes four accessories sized for the tip of the 9mm probe: a 45° mirror, a pickup hook, a magnetic pickup, and a thread protector (to be installed when no accessories are used).

The DCS280’s grip, probe and accessories are packaged in a hard plastic protective case along with this user’s manual and four “AA” batteries.

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  • Big, bright color LCD for crystal-clear real-time video imaging
  • 9mm (0.35 in.) diameter x 1m (39 in.) long camera-tipped probe is thin enough to fit into very narrow spaces
  • 2m and 3m long, 9mm diameter probes are available
  • Super thin 5.5mm dia. probes in 1m, 2m and 3m lengths are also optionally available
  • All probes are oil, water and dust-proof to IP67 standard. The DCS280 s wand-type grip and monitor are IP54 splash -proof.
  • Adjustable LEDs in camera head illuminate dark areas
  • Unit is drop-resistant to 1m height and comes in a protective hard case
  • Invert what you see 180° to read labels right-side up and ZOOM video up to 200% to show details
  • Pays for itself quickly: Avoid the cost and trouble of tearing down engines
  • One-handed operation frees your other hand to use tools
  • AV Out jack enables video connection to any NTSC television
  • Includes four useful probe tip accessories
  • 3 year limited warranty 


  • Inspecting cylinders, valves, diesel injectors and glow plugs
  • Viewing behind body panels and under the dashboard for electrical wiring and connections problems
  • Examining for corrosion and wear in hard-to-see areas
  • Inspecting fluid lines and leaks


  • Display Size/Type:2.4 in. (61mm) diagonal TFT color LC
  • Display Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
  • Monitor Controls:180° flip, 1 to 2X zoom in 0.2 steps,brightness + and
  • Probe Diameter/Type:9mm (0.35 in.) flexible-obedient
  • Probe Length: 1m (39 in.)
  • Probe Field of View: 60°
  • Probe Depth of Field: 1 in. (25mm) to infinity
  • Camera Light Source:2 adjustable-brightness white LEDs
  • Impact Resistance: To height of 1m (39 in.)
  • Water, Dust, Splash Resistance Levels: Camera-tipped probe designed to meet IP67; Grip and monitor designed to meet IP54
  • Operating Temperature/Humidity: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C) @ 5 to 95% RH
  • Dimensions of Console:10 x 3.6 x 2.3 in. (254 x 91 x 58mm)
  • Weight of Console: 1 lb. (454g)
  • Dimensions of Case: 15 x 11 x 3.5 in. (381 x 279 x 89mm)
  • Weight of Case and Contents: 4 lb. (1.8 kg)
  • Power Source: 4 AA batteries (included)


  • Video Inspection System with Wand-type Gripand 2.4 in. (61mm) Color LCD Monitor
  • 1m (39 in.) Long, 9mm (0.35 in.) Diameter Flexible-obedient Probe
  • Four Probe Tip Accessories (Thread Protector, Magnetic Pickup, Pickup Hook, 45° Mirror)
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • Custom Hard Case
  • User s Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty

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