Meter to Test for Refrigerant Leaks

By | June 9, 2011

Yep. Weatherman says it’s gonna’ be another hot one… So here’s one tool a handyman simply cannot afford NOT to have in the Summer Months: A meter for detecting refrigerant leaks.

Why? Because A/C units in cars and attached to buildings pretty much ALL use refrigerant and when their tanks keep running out of refrigerant for no apparent reason, SOMEbody will need to figure out the location of the leak… and a meter such as the Inficon D-Tek Select (712-202-G1) can make that task a whole lot simpler!

Inficon D-Tek Select Refrigerant Detector

The Inficon D-TEK Refrigerant Leak Detector utilizes innovative infrared absorption sensing technology that makes it extremely sensitive to all refrigerants… and more importantly ONLY to refrigerants.

While other refrigerant detectors may lose their sensitivity over time, the D-TEK Select maintains its sensitivity over the lifetime of the sensing cell (approximately 800 hours) and provides consistent, accurate and reliable results for both older and newer refrigerant blends.

Other key features include:

  • Charging status indicator
  • Status light to indicate failure of sensing unit
  • NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
  • Equal sensitivity to all refrigerants including R-22, R-134a, R-404a,
  • ‘Poison-proof’ infrared cell that will not fail due to exposure large amounts of refrigerant

Looking for a lower cost refrigerant leak detector? Try the 705-202-G1 which retails for about $200 less and still provides excellent detection for a wide range of refrigerants.

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