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Camera temp
05-11-2014, 03:57 PM
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Camera temp
Hello all,
When preparing for a Electrical panel scan I let the camera sit for 15 minutes near the panel to reach the rooms temp . How important is this to do ? Should I do this for every room with a noticably different temp ? Thanks
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05-12-2014, 04:47 AM
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RE: Camera temp
(05-11-2014 03:57 PM)52delta Wrote:  Hello all,
When preparing for a Electrical panel scan I let the camera sit for 15 minutes near the panel to reach the rooms temp . How important is this to do ? Should I do this for every room with a noticably different temp ? Thanks


This depends on how much accuracy you need in your work. It is a good idea to allow the camera to stabilise before use. On a Flir camera, if you turn on a measurement spot (or any measurement tool), if you see the ˜or* sign beside the measurement it is an indication that the camera has not stabilised fully (or the shutter needs to operate). I would say that generally for electrical work, once the ˜or* is not visible beside your measurement tools then it sufficiently stabilised for what you are doing.

I would switch the camera on when you arrive, by the time the first panels have been opened it should be OK.
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05-12-2014, 05:00 AM
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RE: Camera temp
Thanks Bob,
This is one of those questions the Pro's don't think about, but that the new guys need to learn . Thanks again.
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