March 15, 2021
FLIR Systems has announced the availability of the Extech DV690 its first non-contact high voltage detector with a detection range of up to 69,000 volts (69 kV). The industrial-grade DV690 provides early warning alerts of energized electrical components for utility lineworkers, telecommunications installers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and tree removal services.
The DV690 features five flexible mounting options: handheld, around the neck, clipped to a belt, strapped to an arm, or attached to a universal spline hot stick. The three handsfree possibilities allow the most optimal operation to efficiently and carefully complete a job. Using a hot stick creates a safer distance to target, extending operator reach. The DV690 also features a bright LED alarm and 106 decibels (dB) buzzer to notify users of the presence of dangerous voltage adding another layer of protection in hazardous conditions.
Built with a durable IP54 housing, protected from dust intrusion and water spray, and drop tested to 4 ft (1.2 m), the DV690 performs reliably in harsh environments. Additionally, the built-in safety test function assures operators the unit is in proper working condition for rapid deployment.