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Snap-on Diagnostic Thermal Imager

eeth300_thermal_imager_300_dpiSnap-on’s new Diagnostic Thermal Imager (EETH300) uses infrared technology to make heat “visible” and reveal problems in a vehicle, including brakes, heaters, AC, engine performance, and electrical and bearings.

“Since most vehicle faults aren’t visible to the naked eye, the EETH300 is one of those special products that will open technicians’ eyes to a new way of finding faults by making it possible to ‘see’ heat,” said Mark Schaefer, director of marketing, Snap-on Diagnostics. “Using infrared imaging technology, the Diagnostic Thermal Imager reveals the source of the heat to track the faults, including bearing wear, friction, brake heat, misfires, electrical impedance, refrigerant flow, coolant blockage and fluid flow. Technicians will see hot and cold areas of the vehicle components like never before and identify both functioning and non-functioning components easily for a much faster diagnosis.”

Snap-on says key features of the Diagnostic Thermal Imager include:

  • Detailed thermal images made up of 4,800 distinct temperature zones
  • Exclusive database of guided tests, automotive applications and reference images to help interpret results
  • Reveal heat sources like dragging brakes, heated seats, misfiring cylinders, worn bearings and any other heat source on the car
  • Show temperatures up to 840 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Automatic scaling to show the temperature of everything in the image
  • Provides true imaging and more insight than infrared thermometers, which only show a single temperature reading
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a four-hour charge life

The Diagnostic Thermal Imager also has the ability to save and store images.