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    When you don't even need an IR camera to find the hot spot...

    Found this little gem while doing a infrared scan this week.

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    The moment we started removing the panel cover it was obvious there was some heat inside. I noticed the glowing breaker before I even put my IR camera on it and managed to snap a pretty decent cellphone shot (the IR camera takes cruddy visible images).

    After putting the IR camera on the panel I measured a max. temp of 313.7C! We turned the breaker off and tried to get a turn on the line side screw with no success, it was obviously welded tight. The customer decided to abandon the breaker in place and moved the wire to a spare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondGen View Post
    Found this little gem while doing a infrared scan this week.

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    The moment we started removing the panel cover it was obvious there was some heat inside. I noticed the glowing breaker before I even put my IR camera on it and managed to snap a pretty decent cellphone shot (the IR camera takes cruddy visible images).

    After putting the IR camera on the panel I measured a max. temp of 313.7C! We turned the breaker off and tried to get a turn on the line side screw with no success, it was obviously welded tight. The customer decided to abandon the breaker in place and moved the wire to a spare...
    Great post. What IR camera was this taken with?

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