The ViewTech VJ-3 Is the Industry Leading Borescope

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ViewTech Borescope FAQ’s

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The best way to ensure the VJ-3 borescope is the right choice for your particular inspection applications is to take advantage of our Free Borescope Demo Program. If you would like additional warranty and product materials, please visit our customer resources page.

Typical life is 3-4 hours. The VJ-3 uses a 3.6V lithium ion battery.

The 3.6V lithium ion battery is rechargeable and comes with a charging port and a second battery.

The operating temperature for the base unit is -20°-50°C (-5°-120°F)

The operating temperature for the insertion tube is -10°-50°C (15°-120°F)

It is best to choose the shortest length that will suit your inspection needs for a number of reasons. First, the shorter the insertion tube, the greater the degree of articulation in the bending section. Second, shorter insertion tubes are easier to handle and work with than longer insertion tubes.  Finally, shorter insertion tubes are less expensive to buy and repair.

No. Some companies do offer joystick controlled videoscopes with significantly longer insertion tubes, but they can do this because their joystick articulation control is motor driven.  Articulation with the VJ-3 is direct mechanical, as described above. The advantage to other systems is that their motors can be geared to exert much more force on the control cables, which is necessary when the length of the insertion tube increases.  The advantage to the VJ-3 method is that the articulation control is much more sensitive to the user’s inputs, the bending section stays in position without locking, and it is much less expensive to purchase and repair.

The camera, bending section and insertion tube are liquid-proof. The handheld portion of the unit is not liquid-proof.  During an inspection, the insertion tube will often come into contact with oil, lubricants, diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, etc. This is not a problem. After such use, the insertion tube should be wiped off with a dry rag and allowed to air dry.  Care should be taken when drying the bending section, and it should be “dabbed” dry instead of “rubbed” dry.  The only common liquid that should be avoided, if possible, is gasoline, because gasoline is more corrosive than other fuels or lubricants.  Incidental contact with gasoline will not damage the scope, but prolonged contact or soaking in gasoline may damage the scope.

Yes, the VJ-3 contains a zoom feature available on all sizes.

No. Some of the very high end videoscopes on the market have what is referred to as a “measurement function.” Through a variety of methods, these systems can tell the operator the size of a defect s