DCS280 (The SEEKERTM280)
Rugged Video Inspection System. Please read this user’s manual carefully and
thoroughly before using the instrument.
The DCS280 is built to survive and thrive in the harsh environment of automotive
maintenance and repair. Its wand-type thermoplastic rubber (TPR) grip and integral
LCD are drop-resistant to a height of 1m (3.3 ft.). The system can be operated with
one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools.
The grip and LCD get their input from a camera-tipped probe. The DCS280 system’s
standard probe is 1m (3.3 ft.) long and has a diameter of 9mm (0.35 in.), making it
ideal for inspecting gasoline engine cylinders through the spark plug hole. Other
general automotive applications include inspecting hard-to-reach or hard-to-see
areas of the engine compartment or undercarriage.
The DCS280 has only five control buttons (power on/off, brightness up, brightness
down, video zoom, and video flip), making it very easy to learn to use. Video within
the probe’s field of view is displayed on a high-quality 2.4 in. (61mm) diagonal color
LCD. Alternatively, video can be viewed on an NTSC-format television by plugging
an included cable into a jack on the back of the grip.
The video zoom and flip functions make the DCS280 an even more valuable
inspection tool. Doubling the size of any component in the video frame makes it less
likely that any problem will be overlooked. The reason to invert video is to align the
probe’s field of view with its real-world surroundings; in practical terms, this
function makes it easier to read upside-down labels and serial numbers by flipping
them right-side up.
The standard DCS280 system includes four accessories sized for the tip of the
9mm probe: a 45° mirror, a pickup hook, a magnetic pickup, and a thread protector
(to be installed when no accessories are used).
The DCS280’s grip, probe and accessories are packaged in a hard plastic protective
case along with this user’s manual and four “AA” batteries.
Big, bright color LCD for crystal-clear real-time video imaging
9mm (0.35 in.) diameter x 1m (39 in.) long camera-tipped probe is thin enough to fit into very narrow spaces
Four adjustable LEDs in camera head illuminate dark areas
Unit is drop-resistant to 1m height
Invert what you see 180° to read labels right-side up and zoom video up to 200% to show details
Pays for itself quickly: Avoid the cost and trouble of tearing down engines
One-handed operation frees your other hand to use tools
A/V Out jack enables video connection to any NTSC television
Includes four useful probe tip accessories
What's In The Box:
(1) Grip and monitor
(1) 1m (39 in.) long x 9mm (0.35 in.) diameter flexible-obedient probe
(4) Four probe tip accessories (thread protector, magnetic pickup, pickup hook, 45 mirror)