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    INFICON 711-202-G1

    Does anyone own/use a INFICON 711-202-G1 ? Do you like it ? Just getting back into the HVAC service side of the business . I have used the combo of Ultra sonic leak detectors ,spray bottle and heated diode leak detectors in the past (never liked the ultra violate dye) and together they seem to get the job done for me . I used the Amp probe (ultra sonic) one in the past but seems to need replacing quite often ( Might have been my handling of it )

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    I have used ultrasonic detectors before but not inficon. I never had any real luck with ultrasonic...maybe I didn’t understand them or give them much time.

    When it comes to tools, I prefer tried-n-true tools. I don’t tend to jump on the latest and greatest...although I did purchase a bluevac (which is awesome!).

    With some areas being so tight, I don’t understand how you are supposed to get that big leak detector in those spaces to pinpoint a leak.
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    If you get a Inficon, get the D-Tek Select 712-202-G1. I own one and In my opinion it's one of the best portables. Otherwise the H-10 Bacharach is highly rated but a little more bulky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkious View Post
    Does anyone own/use a INFICON 711-202-G1 ? Do you like it ? Just getting back into the HVAC service side of the business . I have used the combo of Ultra sonic leak detectors ,spray bottle and heated diode leak detectors in the past (never liked the ultra violate dye) and together they seem to get the job done for me . I used the Amp probe (ultra sonic) one in the past but seems to need replacing quite often ( Might have been my handling of it )
    The Inficon "whisper" is the biggest piece of junk money can buy, dont waste your money but if you still feel the urge to buy one I would be happy to sell you mine
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    I have had 2 of the DTek Select & if this one broke I would not hesitate to buy another. Highly recommended ,, it will not let you down.

    https://products.inficon.com/en-us/n...leak-detector/


    Below is their new product ,, it has not been released in OZ yet ,, I wouldn’t mind having a look at it when it arrives.
    https://products.inficon.com/nav-pro...leak-detector/
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    Well looks like I will skip the "whisper" . Will go with the Amp probe one . I start with the "KISS " method and look for oil first . Then it it,s a known fast leaker use nitrogen and spray . If it is not a fast one I use the Ultra sonic or regular heated diode detector. The last straw is to split and pressurize . BTW I do not own stock in any Ultra sonic leak detector companies .

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    Not to hijack, but has anybody heard when Inficons latest and greatest leak detector is coming out. I believed it was called Stratus, and had a ppm display one it. Looked pretty cool.

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    Hey guys,
    Just saw this thread and wanted to offer a little insight.

    711-202-G1, our Whisper, is an Ultrasonic as some of you mentioned. Ultrasonic is a tricky technology in that it doesn't work for every application. It will work great for one job, but may not work at all for the next. It depends on the leak size/shape/pressure and so it's pretty unpredictable. BUT, the nice thing is that it works for things like nitrogen or compressed air leaks. I certainly would not rely on an ultrasonic to be your everyday go-to leak detector. valdelocc, sorry you had a bad experience with it. Give us a call at 800-344-3304 and maybe we can help.

    As for the new one, D-TEK Stratus, we admit it's taken longer than originally expected to get it up and going, but it's very close now. We wanted to make sure we release a product that works properly and so we took some extra time to get things right. We're very excited about it, though. I don't have an exact ship date yet, but it's coming soon.

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    thanks for responding Inficon. I'm glad to hear your explanation of the Ultrasonic. I've had one for several years, and wasn't able find anything with it. Frankly, I felt the same as Valdeloc about it. Recently though, I had two occasions where my standard detectors (H10 pro & D tek select) weren't pinpointing leaks, but I was able to pinpoint them VERY quickly with the whisper.


    those 2 leaks, and you're explanation makes me feel more comfortable about keeping it on the truck. I'll likely pull it out more often now.

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    No problem 71CHOPS and glad to hear you found that leak! Never hesitate to contact us with questions. We're here to help!

    800-344-3304
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