I recently decided to pick up another infrared. I’ve had 3 Flukes and love them. My TI-32 has great quality, but I was looking for something smaller and lighter with decent clarity for just dragging around a home inspection with me AND for something more inexpensive to demonstrate to my home inspection school trainees.
I went to a seminar and saw about 9 Flir’s in use and decided on the Flir E6 with the MSX technology. Ordered the camera on 1/31 and it showed up on 2/12. Next day I charged the battery and started testing its features around my shop. I had it on probably 1/2 hr and it worked great. Next day was a different story.
It would come on 1 time, get used for 5 minutes … get turned off. Then next time I’d go to turn it on, it would try to start, then turn off … try to start, then turn off … try to start, then turn off. It might do that 5-6 times before it would start up again.
Once it’s turned on, it is good to go BUT it has kept doing this maybe I’ll start / maybe I won’t. Twice when I turned it on I got real weird screen images (Once it was like a TV set with no antenna … just all fuzzy and blurred with images barely visible through the maze. Once I had a black & white checkerboard pattern on the screen). Once it does come on I’ve turned it upside down, wiggled it, etc and I never loose an image BUT coming on is iffy.
I’ve recharged the battery twice and looked at contacts on battery AND down inside the handle AND see nothing that looks weird to me BUT …
Called FLIR, customer service & tech support AND they’re sending me another battery to try. They had no answers other than … maybe battery, battery contacts, switch, imager OR ???.
I have NEVER had an issue of any kind with any of the 3 Flukes I’ve had and wonder if this is common on FLIR’s … Very disappointing and makes me really re-think promoting this to home inspection trainee’s.
Anybody else had issues like this on less than 1 week old FLIR camera???