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inspection camera / borescope recommendations? #4680916
02/28/18 07:48 PM
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91l98z28 Offline OP
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What's your favorite inspection camera/borescope, any recommendations that are a good balance of quality and price?

EDIT: sorry, this should have been in the "tool time" forum but I can't move or delete it.

Last edited by 91l98z28; 02/28/18 07:50 PM.
Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4680959
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In the future you can click the "notify" tab and ask a moderator to move it.

Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4680983
02/28/18 09:20 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-ARZ604P-Alkaline-Battery-Inspection-Camera/dp/B004P643LM

I have this one, one of our vendors was selling them cheap a few years ago. It works great and it still seems like a good deal.


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Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681012
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They make some now where you use your phone as the monitor and there cheaper.

Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681017
02/28/18 09:56 PM
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I picked up an Ebay camera USB output, plug into computer, v cheap, worked, but goose neck
very limp, had to add a flexi sleeve to keep it pointing the right way! Still worth it!

Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681054
02/28/18 10:35 PM
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A couple few months ago I purchased GOODAN from amazon. It worked great with my android phone. I switched to the new Apple X and it doesn't work. As of a couple months ago, I was unable to find a website or phone number for the manufacturer and the camera was shipped from China I believe. There was a business card with an e-mail address and no one ever responded. I took some nice pics inside my engine and posted them on BITOG. It came with it's own case and worked off of wifi. I used it for 30 minutes with no problems.

One month ago I drained my oil and wanted to take pics of my oil pan and it no longer works. Made very cheap, but when it worked it was great on Android. Good hunting!

I'm looking to purchase another one myself. Keep us updated on your decision and after action report!


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Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: bdcardinal] #4681055
02/28/18 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-ARZ604P-Alkaline-Battery-Inspection-Camera/dp/B004P643LM

I have this one, one of our vendors was selling them cheap a few years ago. It works great and it still seems like a good deal.


That is a nice professional one!


Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681062
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I have this one. WiFi to phone. Quite decent for $40. Rated highly on Amazon too.

Wireless Endoscope, Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera 2.0 Megapixels HD Snake Camera for Android and IOS Smartphone, iPhone, Samsung, Tablet - Black(11.5FT) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYTHWK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SC3LAbY6WZA0Q

Last edited by E365; 02/28/18 10:46 PM.

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Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681079
02/28/18 11:05 PM
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I also have one of those WiFi "endoscope" $40 units. It's rather clunky, and there is no way it's 2MP.

The problem really is the big video head. It won't fit inside a curved pipe, for example.

You really are better off getting a unit with a 3mm or 4mm flexible end.

I recently needed to inspect inside the airconditioning muffler (high pressure side) for my F150. The video head would easily fit, but can't turn the corner. So I was never able to determine if there was debris inside.


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Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681118
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Pic taken from a $5 scope usb connected to my tablet. I was looking at the piston deposits and ports of an old weedeater.

Re: inspection camera / borescope recommendations? [Re: 91l98z28] #4681473
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Bought this https://thetechgarage.info/
Took this photo


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