TD100 Two-way 180° articulation Inspection Camera, Borescope-Endoscope, 3.3ft Cable with 8.5mm Dia, Support iPhone & Android Smartphone
What is an endoscope?
Endoscope is a term generally used to describe medical tools used to look inside a body during an operation or other medical procedure, but the term has been adopted to describe a device used to look inside other things as well. Here are our most frequently asked questions about endoscopes answered.
What is an endoscope camera used for?
An endoscope camera is a tiny camera attached to the end of a long cable, that enables people to view hard-to-reach areas that they otherwise would not have seen with the human eye.
The endoscope was traditionally used for medical purposes only, but it has since been developed for use within commercial and industrial applications. Endoscopes are great problem solvers for mechanical inspection, car repair, plumbing fixes, electrical installs, house DIY, wall upgrades, HVAC maintenance, and more.
Many endoscope cameras are compatible with Android and or IOS operating systems so that they can be viewed directly through a smartphone, either using WiFi or with a USB cable.
How much is an endoscope?
The cost of endoscopes varies greatly depending on the complexity of the equipment, ranging anywhere from $50 to over $1,000, though you’ll typically find them for $50 - $500.
A simple USB endoscope, for example, that you plug into your phone or computer is a lot cheaper than an endoscope with its own high-resolution screen and battery.
Are cheap endoscopes any good?
That depends on what you consider cheap! In general, affordable endoscopes are good for a wide range of applications, and you’ll only need to spend a bit more if you’re looking for something with specialized features.
Endoscopes are often cheaper when you use them plugged into your own device, such as a smartphone or laptop. However, just because they are less expensive doesn’t mean they won’t work perfectly well for basic applications, such as looking for plumbing leaks. In fact, many smartphones will be able to display a high-resolution video, you just might have to view it on a smaller screen than you would compared to a more expensive endoscope.
What is the best endoscope app for Android?
What app you use will depend on the endoscope you buy, as they’ll often come with their own app or recommend one that works well.
For example, our NTC145 Autofocus Endoscope, we recommend you use a free app called USB OTG Checker.
Who makes the best endoscope inspection camera?
The brand that makes the best endoscope inspection camera will depend on what you’re looking for. When you’re looking for the best endoscope inspection camera, consider:
What you plan to use it for.
- Whether you want to use it with your own device or choose one with a screen.
- Your budget.
- Whether you want the probe to have some flexibility (articulated) or be rigid.
- The resolution of the image you want or need.
- The field of vision and/or autofocus.
Teslong endoscopes are suitable for a wide range of applications at affordable prices.
Can you rent an endoscope pipe camera?
Most of the endoscopes available for rent are made for specialized applications like sewage inspection cameras for plumbers. That is great if you are a plumber, but for basic home and mechanic DIY use it’s usually less expensive to just buy a USB or WiFi endoscope as your first endoscope and see how it works for you - they really aren’t that expensive.
How do I choose an endoscope?
When it comes to choosing an endoscope, there are several factors you need to consider:
Endoscopes can work with a smartphone or laptop either via WiFi or through a USB connection, otherwise, you can select an endoscope that works independently, without the need for any other device.
If you require your endoscope to be as mobile as possible you are going to want to choose one that works with a smartphone or on its own, rather than having to carry around a laptop.
Most endoscopes will now offer an HD image quality or at least 720p, so this shouldn’t be an issue. However, if you require a very high image quality for your application, keep that in mind as you do your research.
Although you may think that longer is better, you are likely to find that having too much cable simply gets in the way. With this in mind, it is recommended that you choose the length depending on the specific application you wish to use it for. You might find that just a few feet are all that you need.
You also need to think about the flexibility of the cable. If you are looking to use an endoscope to explore pipework or similar installations, you are going to want to choose a flexible endoscope that will allow you to feed the camera around bends with ease.
On the other hand, if you need your endoscope to hold more of a structure you will want to choose either a rigid endoscope or at least a semi-rigid endoscope.
If you choose an endoscope that works with its own battery power, rather than through a smartphone or laptop, you will need to select an endoscope with an appropriate battery size.
Some endoscopes will have a battery size of around 1000mAh or less, which is likely to only give you up to two hours of battery before it needs to be recharged.
Others, however, will have a battery size of 2000mAh or more which will last for around 5 hours or possibly more. This means that it will last for the majority of a working day before it needs to be recharged again.
How do I install an endoscope camera on my computer?
To use an endoscope camera on your computer, you should be able to simply connect the endoscope using a USB and view the captured video on the camera software of your computer, such as PhotoBooth for MacOSX or Windows Camera, although this may depend on your operating system.
How do I use a WiFi endoscope?
A WiFi endoscope will be equipped with a WiFi adapter that will allow you to connect your smart device to the endoscope wirelessly and view the images picked up by the camera through an app.
How does an endoscope camera work?
An endoscope camera uses a digital camera sensor and lens at the end of a long camera probe (flexible or rigid) to capture video and photo images in hard-to-access areas. Several wires transmit the imaging data along the length of the camera probe to the monitor or the WiFi transmitter.
Is an endoscope the right tool for me?
Endoscopes can be used for many applications to enable you to see areas that would otherwise be left unseen.
Common uses for endoscopes include vehicle repair work, HVAC maintenance and repairs, plumbing, and many other types of systems and machinery. By making use of an endoscope, troubleshooting can be performed, and repairs made, without having to entirely dismantle structures or equipment.
If you need to see an inaccessible area, an endoscope will be a great tool to have at your disposal.
How are Teslong endoscopes better than other options?
At Teslong we have several endoscopes available for purchase depending on your individual needs and budget. Many of our models are equipped with their own screen and, along with long-lasting battery life, are perfect for inspections no matter where you are.
Most of our models are even waterproof (IP67) so that you can use your endoscope no matter the weather or application.
Teslong cares about quality, and that is why we offer both a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee on every one of our products. Check out our full range of endoscope inspection cameras here.
What is an industrial endoscope?
An industrial endoscope is essentially a camera on a long wire that can record images or video of something that is not easily seen by the human eye. The camera is manually controlled by someone looking at what the camera is capturing through a screen either on the industrial endoscope itself, or via a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Technically, the term “endoscope” is only used in the medical profession, and so the term “borescope” is more correct. However, the terms are often used interchangeably, and so an industrial endoscope is much larger than a medical endoscope and much more affordable. They’re used in a range of industries but are often used to identify mechanical, plumbing, and building issues.
What is an endoscope camera used for?
In the medical field, an endoscope camera is used to see the inside of someone’s body. The tiny, camera is inserted via a flexible tube and a small light illuminates the patient’s insides, which are then viewable on a screen. This allows doctors to identify issues like ulcers, cancers or tumors, reflux, and unusual changes in the esophagus or digestive tract.
An industrial endoscope (also known as a borescope) is used to see inside anywhere that’s difficult to access. PLaces like inside aircraft wings, vehicle engines, plumbing pipes, and so much more.
Who makes the best industrial inspection camera?
At Teslong, we offer the highest quality borescopes and industrial endoscopes at prices you can afford. Our state-of-the-art technology makes diagnosing issues a breeze, whether you’re an avid DIYer or use your industrial inspection camera daily at work. We offer fast worldwide shipping and 30-day free returns, so should you decide your borescope isn’t right for you, you can return it to us unused.
How much is an industrial endoscope?
Prices vary, but they are never as expensive as medical endoscopes! Our industrial endoscopes are incredibly affordable, and even a state-of-the-art model only costs between $50 and $250, depending on the specifications you need. There are more expensive industrial endoscopes on the market, but they are only necessary for extremely specialized work. For most projects and industries, our affordable industrial endoscopes will give you incredible results.
What’s the difference between industrial borescopes and endoscopes?
Industrial borescopes, as the name suggests, are designed for industrial use, which means they’re typically used to identify problems in engines, in building walls, or in plumbing pipes - places that are not easily seen with the human eye. Also, let's not forget inside the barrel of a rifle.
Endoscopes are generally only used in medical applications to look inside a patient’s body and are built to extraordinary surgical standards. They have been designed to be extremely maneuverable, so they don’t do more harm than good, which also makes them astronomically more expensive than the typical industrial borescope.
What do you look for in an industrial endoscope?
There are a few key things to look for in an industrial endoscope. These are:
Quality of Picture – do you need HD or can you make do with 720p? These days, good image quality won’t cost you a lot more, so consider what kind of issues you need to diagnose and how much detail is needed.
Field of View – not all industrial borescopes offer the same field of view, which is essentially how much of what is in front of the camera it shows. If you’re going to be identifying small issues, a smaller field of view is good, while a larger field of view is best for larger areas.
Maneuverability – borescopes aren’t as flexible as medical endoscopes, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose a rigid borescope. If you need a lot of flexibility, consider using an articulated borescope which will provide you with a much greater level of control.
Budget – you don’t need to spend a lot to get a great borescope, but if you need it for specialized use, you may have to spend more. However, most people will be able to get the borescope they need for $50 - $250.
Length of Cable – if you’re only going to be inspecting issues in your rifle or car engine, you don’t need a cable that’s 15ft long. Consider what kind of issues you’re going to inspect and choose a borescope with an appropriate cable length.
Diameter – make sure the diameter of the borescope is not too big for the application you need it for. Generally, a smaller diameter will give you better maneuverability, though it does depend on the size of the space you typically work with.
What is a wireless industrial endoscope?
It’s likely not what you think! A wireless industrial endoscope isn’t cableless – the wireless factor comes into play because the industrial endoscope does not need to be physically connected to a screen or your device to show you the image. The image from the endoscope can be displayed on your phone, tablet, or laptop via a wifi connection.
If you’re looking for an industrial endoscope, we’ve got a huge selection to suit your every need, at an affordable price. See our full range of Industrial Endoscopes/Borescopes today or explore our Rifle Borescopes if you need something to inspect a barrel.