TOPDON, a one-stop diagnostic solution provider, announced its TC001, a TC-series device that turns a smartphone or computer into an infrared (IR) thermal camera. While IR technology was once a luxury that only special forces or specialized fields could use, TOPDON brings a solution to market that allows consumers to use thermal imaging directly from their personal devices.
The standout feature of the TC001 is the clarity and precision of the camera lens. Offering image rotation, enhancement, and an ultra-high 256×192 infrared camera resolution, the device provides users with superior image quality to help diagnose a wide variety of problems in a vehicle. With the ability to identify obstacles ranging from electrical components not working properly, failing accessory belts, transmission and suspension diagnostics, exhaust system leaks, heating and cooling surface issues and more, the device acts as the ultimate tool to streamline diagnostics and troubleshooting. Compatible with Android phones, tablets and Windows devices, the small portable tool can be plugged directly into the device’s USB-C socket, relieving consumers of the worry of running out of power. The device is currently in development for iOS devices, which is expected to launch in 2023.
“TOPDON has solidified itself as a brand of tools and equipment for automotive enthusiasts and professionals. With the launch of the TC001, we are opening the door to other technology markets to expand our reach and diversify our offerings,” said Mike Zhou, Founder of TOPDON. “We seek to provide the latest advanced and reliable solutions where we see a need within the industry. customers will always be our driving force to design and innovate new products.
The TC001 provides users with an accurate and reliable experience as the thermal camera can read temperatures from -4°F to 1022°F with an optimized test accuracy of 1.8°F. To track temperature, customers can download the APP to their mobile device to view temperature record data or create real-time temperature graphs. Featuring a compact design and size, weighing 30g with a 1 meter drop test rating, the TC001 is extremely convenient for travel and user use.
The capabilities of the TC001 go far beyond the automotive domain. While automotive technicians can use the device to identify electric brake issues by scanning each rotor, farmers and individuals in the agriculture industry can use the device to scan their crops for irrigation issues as well as scan their livestock to determine if there are any health problems present. . Home inspectors can use the TC001 to check a home for heat loss, gas leaks, water leaks and electrical issues, while hunters can use the device to scan their property at night to track any animal movement. Finally, first responder search and rescue teams will be able to find heat signatures in the dark to identify missing people.
TOPDON’s TC001 is available for purchase via Amazonpriced at $249.