The Amprobe RLD-1 uses a semiconductor sensor which is extremely sensitive to a variety of halogenated refrigerants. The RLD-1 refrigerant leak detector will precisely pinpoint the location of a leak for a variety of refrigerants in air conditioning systems.
- Sensitivity to halogenated refrigerants R-134a, R404A, R-410A, R-22 Freon etc.
- Audio and visual indication
- Accuracy with semiconductor gas sensor
- High-medium-low sensitivity selector
- Automatic zero and background compensation
The HVAC leak detector can be used to detect halogenated refrigerants such as R-134a, R404A, R407C, R410A, and Freon. The leak detector has a high-medium-low sensitivity selector to choose from when locating a leak. The sensitivity to a refrigerant will depend on which level you choose. For example, for refrigerants R-22 and 134a it has a sensitivity of 3g/ year (0.10 oz.) on high to 30 g/year (1.06 oz.) on low sensitivity. Refrigerants R-404A, 407C and 410A have a sensitivity of 4g/ year (0.14 oz.) on high and 40g/ year (1.41 oz.) on low sensitivity.
The refrigerant leak detector provides clear leak indication with an audio alarm and a tri-colored visual LED display. The RLD-1 has a built-in suction pump that cleans the sensor to provide a quicker response time in the leak detection process. The leak detector also has an automatic ambient reset function that allows the unit to ignore the ambient concentrations of refrigerant as well as a reset button to help the technician hone in on the actual leak.
Amprobe has also included a leak source bottle to verify the unit is in working order. When the probe is close to the leak source bottle, the detector should indicate a leak when on the high and low sensitivity settings.
The A/C leak detector has a 15.5” (40cm) flexible stainless probe for hard to reach places. The unit is operated by 2 “C” size batteries and has a low battery indicator. In addition, the leak detector will auto power off after 10 minutes. The auto power off function can be disable if desired.
Amprobe RLD-1 includes:
- 2 “C” batteries
- Leak check bottle
- User manual
- AC adapter
- Carrying case
- Sensor detects halogenated refrigerants such as R-134a, R-404A, R-407C, R-410A, R-22, Freon, etc.
- Suction pump provides instant response and quick sensor clearing, which speeds up the leak detection process
- Cutting edge accuracy with microprocessor controlled semiconductor gas sensor and advanced digital signal processing
- Clear leak indication with audio and tri-color visual LED display
- High-Medium-Low leak sensitivity selector
- Low battery indication
- 15.5 inch (40 CM) flexible stainless probe
- Reference Leak source included
- Ambient concentration reset
- Long-life, DC brushless fan
- Automatic zero and background compensation
- Alkaline batteries (2C size) X 2 pcs, User manual, Leak check bottle, Carry case, AC Adapter
|Detectable Gases||R-134a, R-404A, R-407C, R-410A, R-22 etc|
|Sensitivity||R-22, 134a: H - 3g/year / M - 15g/year / L - 30g/year R-404A, 407C, 410A: H - 4g/year / M - 20g/year / L - 40g/year|
|Alarm Method||Buzzer, Tricolor LED bar Indicator|
|Power Usage||2 C size (3V DC) Alkaline Batteries|
|Snake Tube Length||40cm (15.5 inch)|
|Auto Power Off||10 minutes|
|Disable Auto Power Off||Press and Hold Hi button then power on the meter|
|Battery Life||Approximately 16 hours normal use|
|Dimensions||222 x 66 x 51 mm (8.7 x 2.6 x 2.0 in)|
|Weight||approx. 418g / 0.9 lb|
Proposition 65 Warning for California Residents: This product can expose you to chemicals including Benzene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
This product has helped me to save time and make money.
Looks nice, is lacking in performance
I used this unit on a site with multiple units and leaks. I found large leaks with no issue (as did soap), however, once I needed to pinpoint the leak the recalibration was inconsistent. Also, once I went to the next unit to search for leaks ? the unit did not want to find them ? in this case the unit needed to find R410A vs. 22. The original leak was R-22 ? it appeared the unit would not rediscover or aero itself. It all started well it just did not pan out for me.
Easy to use and works well
I had borrowed a RLD-1 leak dector since I had forgot to bring mine.I found it very easy to use even though I had no instruction other than previous experience.It worked very well and I can remember using several other brands that didn'tIf I were to buy a new detector I would look to the RDL first.I would also look at Amprobe's other meters/detectorssince I know the brands name is very old and I've only heard good things since I got my first amprobe RS in 1969
nice leak detector for the price
does very well even if used in high refrigerant concentration areas. I have used several brands of detectors this is one of my favorites.
THE BEST TOOL FOR THE JOB!
IN OVER THE 25 YEARS OF BUSINESS I HAVE COME ACROSS UNITS THAT I SUSPECTED HAD REFRIGERANT LEAKS BUT THE LEAKS WERE TOO SMALL TO FIND. WITH THE AMPROBE RLD-1 REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTOR I CAN TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF THE JOB OF FINDING AND REPAIRING A REFRIGERANT LEAK. THE TOOL ITSELF IS SMALL AND FITS IN THE TOOL BAG AS WELL AS TOUGH CONSTRUCTED FOR LONG USE AND ACCURANT RELIABILITY. I RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU ARE IN THE HVAC BUSINESS THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY TOOL BAG!
Easy to use finds the smallesteaks that other tools can't find
I'm in the hvac business, and have used many different types of leak detectors, the RLD-1 is the best I've used.Unlike some of its competitors this detector actually detects and comes in a small tough package -- it's all I need in a leak detector
enjoy using this product at work
I work in an industiral setting, I am responsible for several hvac units. I anly use test tools I can trust, this tool is one of them.
great tool for finding leaks!
lightweight, compact and easy to use. great for finding leaks! recommend to all!