April 27, 2009

Ridgid LCDPak and MiniPak for the SeeSnake


Ridgid recently increased the capabilities of their SeeSnake with the release of two new monitors for the system. The big selling point on these two new items seems to be the fact that they can be powered by both standard AC or with Ridgid's 18-volt li-ion battery. This feature obviously translates into a much greater degree of portability and ease of use.

The LCDPak is the larger of the two new monitors. It's got a 10.4" color LCD display with 640x480 resolution and ten levels of light adjustment. The LCDPak can run for about five hours on two 18-volt batteries, but can also operate for a shorter time on one if need be.

The MiniPak is a smaller version and can also be run off of both power sources. It has a 5.7" color display and only takes one battery to get to the five hour mark.

Keep in mind that these monitors are part of the SeeSnake system and aren't necessarily sold with the SeeSnake camera hose. They are also high-powered pieces of digital equipment and are priced accordingly. As stand-alone items, the LCDPak and MiniPak retail for $2,600 and $2,000 respectively. It ain't cheap, but that's not to say it's not handy either (hellooo double negative). We've played around with both the Ridgid and Milwaukee hand held versions of the inspection camera and quickly saw how these larger models could be helpful. They're not really items for the homeowner, but someone in the trades could put them to good use.

MiniPak at Ohio Power Tools
LCDPak at Ohio Power Tools

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at April 27, 2009 4:54 AM
Recent Comments

Great post! The LCDPak & MINIPak are already pretty popular items. Another feature that I am hearing has been a big help is the new line trace feature on these units and the DVDBase & DVDPak (coming this summer). Obviously you have always been able to locate the head but now you can trace the entire line which is a big help when the lines doesn't run in logical strait lines... imagine that.

Posted by: Jay A at April 29, 2009 9:26 AM
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