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FLIR TG165 Technical Specifications:
The following are some technical specifications of FLIR TG165.
• The FLIR TG165 is a digital thermometer with infrared (heat) light detection technology. It measures temperature from -40°C to +125°C (-40°F to 450°F). • The sensor is made up of two photodiodes, which generate an electrical current when exposed to infrared light. • A digital display shows the temperature reading in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. • The FLIR TG165 uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery that lasts approximately 1 year between charges.
FLIR TG165 Features:
• The FLIR TG165 features three modes: • Normal Mode – displays the temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. • Sleep Mode – displays the temperature in degrees Celsius only. • Low Power Mode – turns off all functions except displaying the temperature. • Battery Level Indicator – indicates how much power remains in the battery.
FLIR TG165 User’s Guide:
In this FLIR TG165 user’s guide, you will learn about the following topics: • How to use FLIR TG165. •
What are the different settings? • Which mode do I choose?
How to use FLIR TG165? The following steps will guide you on how to use a FLIR TG165. We recommend that you read through the entire guide before using the product for the first time.
Step 1: Getting Started
When you have purchased your FLIR TG165, these are included in the package: • The FLIR TG165 unit itself. The battery is already inside the unit.
Step 2: Installing The Battery
The FLIR TG165 uses a rechargeable battery. To activate the unit, press the power button and place it against any object to get a temperature reading.
Step 3: Using The FLIR TG165
The following section explains how to use the FLIR TG165. • Normal Mode: Press the power button once to turn on the unit. You will see a display showing the current temperature of the object. Hold the FLIR TG165 against any object for a few seconds to get an accurate temperature reading.
Step 4: Sleep Mode
If you do not wish to use the FLIR TG165 for a long period of time, place it into Sleep Mode by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds. The screen will turn black to save battery power. To wake up the device, simply press the power button once. It is recommended to place the product in a cool and dry place when in Sleep Mode.
Step 5: Low Power Mode
If you do not wish to use the FLIR TG165 for an extended period of time, place it into Low Power Mode by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. This turns off all functions except displaying the temperature. To wake up the device and activate all functions, simply press and hold the power button for 2 seconds. It is recommended to place the product in a cool and dry place when in Low Power Mode.
Step 6: How to Check the Battery Level
The FLIR TG165 has a Battery Level Indicator that displays the power level of the battery. A solid green light represents that the battery is fully charged. A solid red light means that the battery requires charging. If the red light flashes, it indicates that the battery is exhausted and needs to be charged immediately.
Step 7: How to Charge the Battery
The FLIR TG165 is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. To charge the battery, connect the USB connector cable to the unit and then plug into a computer or any USB power adapter. The red light will turn on while the battery is charging and will turn green when fully charged. It takes approximately 2 hours to fully charge the battery.
Mode: How to switch between modes?
The FLIR TG165 is a multifunctional device with different operating modes. These are the available modes:
Step 1: Operating Mode Selection
There are three different operating modes available: • Target Temperature: This mode allows you to set a temperature value. When this mode is turned on, the screen will display “Set Target”. Set the target temperature by turning the rotary controller. Once you have set the target temperature, the FLIR TG165 turns to the next mode. (Please refer to next page to see the different mode)
Step 2: Resolution Selection
The resolution selection allows you to change the resolution between High and Low. If the target temperature is lower than 27°C (80.6°F), we recommend selecting low resolution to keep a long battery life. The high resolution provides quicker, more accurate temperature measurements but drains the battery faster. To change between the resolutions, turn the rotary controller.
The screen will display either “H” for high resolution or “L” for low resolution.
Step 3: Measurement Type Selection
The measurement type selection allows you to change between the different measurement types. There are three different types of temperature measurements: • Spot: This is the default setting, allowing you to measure the temperature of an object by pointing at it and pressing the trigger. The measurement will remain on the screen until you measure another object or press the back button.
• Continuous: This setting constantly displays the temperature by measuring the temperature of a fixed point in the middle of the screen. To turn this mode off, press the trigger briefly.
• Laser: This setting displays the temperature of a target by pointing your laser at it. To change the target point, simply move your FLIR TG165 with the trigger pressed. Press the trigger briefly to return to the fixed point measurement.
Step 4: Reviewing a Measurement
You can look at the most recent measurement for as long as you want by pressing and holding the trigger. To end the measurement, release the trigger.
Step 5: Turn Off the Device
When not in use, turn off your FLIR TG165 to ensure maximum battery life. To switch off your device, slide and hold the on/off button to the right. The screen will display “Goodbye.”
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