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Getting Started Guide
FLIR Txxx series
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Flir T-Series Infrared Cameras
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Table of contents
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Screen elements .......................................................................................... 7
Rear view ..................................................................................................... 8
Front view................................................................................................... 10
Connectors and storage media..................................................................11
Quick Start Guide....................................................................................... 12
To keep in mind ......................................................................................... 12
Additional resources................................................................................... 13
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Screen elements
1. Back toolbar button.
2. Mode toolbar button.
3. Presets toolbar button.
4. Tools toolbar button.
5. Palette toolbar button.
6. Parameters toolbar button.
7. Result table.
8. Measurement box.
9. Measurement spotmeter.
10. Various status and mode icons, e.g., Bluetooth, battery, USB, and compass.
11. Measurement circle.
12. Temperature scale.
13. Measurement line.
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Rear view
A1
Touch screen LCD.
A2
Antenna for wireless communication.
A3
Digital zoom button.
A4
Programmable button.
A5
Joystick: Move up/down or left/right to navigate on menus, in dialog boxes, and
in the image archive. Push to confirm choices.
A6
Menu/Back button: Push to display the menu on the screen, and to go back in
dialog boxes.
A7
Mode button: Push to display the mode selector and select a camera mode.
The modes that can be selected are:
Thermal camera: Using this mode, the camera captures infrared images.
Digital camera: Using this mode, the camera captures visual images.
Thermal fusion: Using this mode, the camera captures an image where
some parts are displayed as an infrared image and some parts as a visual
image, depending on the temperature.
Picture-in-picture: Using this mode, the camera captures an image where
the middle part is displayed as an infrared image and the outer frame as a
visual image.
MSX: Using this mode, the camera captures infrared images where the
edges of the objects are enhanced.
A8
A/M button: This button has two main functions:
1. Push to switch between automatic and manual adjustment modes. The
manual adjustment modes that can be selected are the following:
Manual: Using this mode, the top and bottom temperature levels in the
scale can be changed simultaneously, by pushing the joystick up/down.
The temperature span can be changed by pushing the joystick left/right.
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Manual min: Using this mode, the bottom temperature level in the scale
can be changed by pushing the joystick up/down, while the top
temperature level remains fixed.
Manual max: Using this mode, the top temperature level in the scale can
be changed by pushing the joystick up/down, while the bottom tempera-
ture level remains fixed.
2. Push and hold the button until you hear a clicking sound to autoadjust the
image.
A9
Archive button: Push to open/close the image gallery.
A10 On/Off button: Push to turn on/turn off the camera. Allow 45 seconds for the
start-up sequence.
A11 Hand strap.
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Front view
B1
Laser pointer button: Push to activate the laser pointer.
B2
This button has two main functions:
1. Preview/Save: Push the button fully down to save an infrared image and a
digital photo simultaneously. Note: The behavior of this button can be
changed under Settings to one of the following:
Preview/Save.
Save directly (default).
Always preview.
2. Autofocus: Push the button halfway down to autofocus the camera.
B3
Focus button: Move left/right to manually focus the camera.
B4
Attachment point for the neck strap.
B5
Video lamp.
B6
Digital camera lens.
B7
Release button for additional infrared lenses.
B8
Laser pointer.
B9
Infrared lens.
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Connectors and storage media
C1
To connect an external USB device to the camera, use a USB-A cable and this
socket.
C2
To connect a computer to the camera to move images and files to and from the
camera, use a USB Mini-B cable and this socket.
C3
To insert an SD memory card, use this card slot.
C4
To connect a video monitor to the camera, use a CVBS (composite video) cable
and this socket.
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Quick Start Guide
Follow this procedure to get started right away:
1. Charge the battery for 4 hours.
2. Insert the battery into the camera.
3. Insert an SD memory card into the card slot (C3) at the bottom of the camera.
4. Push the On/Off button (A10) to turn on the camera. Allow 45 seconds for the
start-up sequence.
5. Aim the camera toward your target of interest.
6. Push the Preview/Save button (B2) halfway down to autofocus the camera.
7. Push the Preview/Save button (B2) fully down to save an image.
8. To move the image to a computer, do one of the following:
Remove the SD memory card (C3) and insert it into a card reader connected
to a computer.
Connect a computer to the camera using a USB Mini-B cable (C2).
9. Move the image from the card or camera using a drag-and-drop operation.
To keep in mind
* Adjust the focus first. When the camera is out of focus, the measurement is wrong.
* By default, the camera adapts the scale automatically. Use this mode first, but do
not hesitate to set the scale manually.
* A thermal camera has a resolution limit. This depends on the size of the detector,
the lens, and the distance to the target. Use the center of the spot tool as a guide
to the minimum possible object size, and get closer if necessary. Make sure to
stay away from dangerous areas or live electrical components.
* Be careful when holding the camera perpendicular to the target--you can become
a source of infrared radiation through reflection.
* Select a zone of high emissivity, i.e., an area with a matte surface, to perform a
measurement.
* Blank objects, i.e., with low emissivities, may appear warm or cold in the camera,
as they can cause reflections.
* Avoid direct sunlight on the details that you are inspecting.
* Various types of faults, such as those in a building's construction, may result in the
same type of thermal pattern.
* Correctly analyzing an infrared image requires professional knowledge about the
application.
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Additional resources
* User documentation CD-ROM (in the transport case):
User's manual.
Technical data.
Application stories.
Guidebooks.
And more...
* Customer support: http://support.flir.com
* Corporate website: http://www.flir.com
* Training by ITC (Infrared Training Center):
http://www.infraredtraining.com
http://www.irtraining.com
http://www.irtraining.eu
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Document Outline

  • Screen elements
  • Rear view
  • Front view
  • Connectors and storage media
  • Quick Start Guide
  • To keep in mind
  • Additional resources