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acanicio:
Dear All,

My name is Axel, I'm 54. I'm a newbie in the forum.

I'm looking for a not too expensive thermal imager for both house heat leak detection and for electronic repair.

I live in France. I originally was about to order a Uni-Trend Uni-T 260b thermal imager from a local reseller in Netherlands but all the ones he had are sold out and there is a 3 month waiting period.

But he proposed to me an equivalent model which has just appeared on the market from a brand I did not know :
The model is  Guide-IR PC210
https://www.guideir.com/product/detail/id/71.html

I've been looking for tests on this new unit but I cannot find any yet. Since it's (for me) a quite heavy investment I'm looking for advice about it.
Has anyone you know tested it ? How is it compared to the Uni-T 260b ?

For information, my needs are the following :
 - 256x192 Infrared resolution
 - 50cm minimal focus distance
 - Attachable to a kodak style screw stand. I need to attach it to an overhead stand (pointing down) on my workbench
 - Be able to live stream and record video to a PC via USB.
 - minus 20 to +500°C sensitivity

Thank you for any information !

Best regards
Axel

Fraser:
I believe this camera contains one of the new miniature TIMO 256 cores from Guide Sensmart.

https://www.gst-ir.net/products/uncooled-thermal-modules/timo-series-miniature-thermal-modules/timo256.html

As to image quality when compared to the UTi260B…. Sadly I have not seen real world images from the PC210 camera with which to compare.

Fraser

Fraser:
You might also want to look at other Uni-T offerings ? The UTi220A is said to be the UTi260B under a different number if this post is accurate….

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/uti220a-pro(uti260b)-disassembly/

Fraser

irw:
Hi Axel,

Did you get the PC210? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

Thanks,
Diogo

acanicio:
Hello everybody,

Finally, not having found any serious information or tests on the PC210 I did not order it.

Instead I ordered a UNI-T Uti260B, whose tests and reviews proved to me that it would comply to my expectations :
- Live PC streaming
- 256x192 IR resolution
- 25 FPS
- 1/4" screw mount adapter

I'll let you know what I think of it when I receive it.

Best regards
Axel

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