testo 420 - Air flow capture hood

Order-Nr.  0563 4200 / 400563 4200

  • Rugged and durable 24" x 24" air flow capture hood weighs less than 6.4 lbs (with base)

  • Large, tiltable, removable backlit display makes readings easy to see

  • Flow straightener for more precise measurement at turbulent outlets

  • App integration via Bluetooth for fast and easy monitoring and reporting on site

The CEC compliant testo 420 air flow capture hood with Bluetooth is the accurate, lightweight, and convenient solution for measuring volume flows at supplies and returns. Handling this air flow capture hood with its flow straightener and tiltable display is especially easy, with its low weight of less than 6.4 lbs, 24" x 24" included hood dimensions, and ergonomic handles.

Product Description

The rugged and durable testo 420 air flow capture hood is an accurate and lightweight air flow instrument.
 
  • The hood features a unique flow straightener, which significantly improves measurement accuracy, saving you valuable time on difficult tasks
  • The testo 420 control unit can be tilted for a more convenient view of the display
  • The included Bluetooth / app feature allows for wireless connection to mobile devices, for remote monitoring, as well as remote operation
  • The testo 420 app can send measurement reports directly from the work site via email
  • For additional convenience, there is an optional tripod when working with high ceilings, as well as four additional flow hood sizes available for complete versatility
  • The testo 420 is also a CEC approved air flow capture hood
 
The testo 420 air flow capture hood is ideal for larger air supplies and returns, and enables fast and precise testing and balancing of indoor environmental systems. It provides reliable data with precise calculations of the overall volume flow in HVAC systems.

Volume flow is frequently measured at swirl outlets, and airflow measurements are often incorrectly measured due to the turbulent air from these outlets. Thanks to Testo’s volume flow straightener, you can be confident in receiving high measuring accuracy at swirl outlets. The integrated volume flow straightener calms this turbulence and converts it into a virtually uniform air flow. This enables highly accurate calculations of volume flow in the 24 to 2,354 CFM range.
 

Exceptionally Light


The testo 420 air flow capture hood with ergonomic handles and tiltable display has an exceptional light weight of less than 6.4 lbs. This means that frequent volume flow calculations in large rooms and measurements above head height can be carried out reliably and comfortably. While in use, a large measuring button on the capture hood ensures easy recording of the measurements.
 

Removable Control Unit


The control unit of the testo 420 enables you to measure flow velocity, volume flow, absolute pressure, temperature, and relative humidity. The automatic zeroing ensures higher accuracy for low pressures. This integrated measuring control unit was not just developed for volume flow measurement at ceiling outlets, as it can be removed from the capture hood and be used for pressure, flow, and volume flow measurements in the duct. You only need to attach a pitot tube and connection hoses (both optional) for measurements in ducts. Timed and multi-point mean calculation, as well as the combination of the two, together with simple input of the duct geometry, provide you with accurate flow measurements in ducts. This means you can save on the purchase of an additional measuring instrument.
 

testo 420 App


The testo 420 app enables live measurement streaming of HVAC systems using a smartphone or tablet. The app features a start and stop function and enables you to save your measurement data in .txt format, and creates the measurement protocol directly on site. Measurement results, such as the overall volume flow and the air exchange rate, can be directly assigned to customer-specific folder templates. You can then send your readings and protocols via the in-app email function, saving you a considerable amount of time and increasing efficiency.

 

Delivery Scope

0563 4200 – testo 420 air flow capture hood base with Bluetooth, 24" x 24" capture hood with flow straightener, USB cable, batteries, and soft case with telescoping handle and wheels

400563 4200 – testo 420 air flow capture hood base with Bluetooth, 24" x 24" capture hood with flow straightener, USB cable, batteries, soft case with telescoping handle and wheels, and NIST certificate
Temperature - NTC

Measuring range

-4° to 158 °F / -20 to +70 °C

Accuracy

±1 °F (32° to 158 °F) / ±0.5 °C (0 to +70 °C)

±1.4 °F (-4° to 32 °F) / ±0.8 °C (-20 to +0 °C)

Resolution

0.1 °F / 0.1 °C

Reaction time

45 sec (t90)

Humidity - Capacitive

Measuring range

0 to 100 %rH

Accuracy

±1.8 %rH + 3 % of mv at +77 °F / ±1.8 %RH + 3 % of mv at +25 °C

(5 to 80 %rH)

Resolution

0.1 %rH

Differential Pressure

Measuring range

-0.480 to 0.480 InH₂O / -120 to +120 Pa

Accuracy

±2 % of mv + 0.002 InH₂O at +72 °F, 405 InH₂O / ±2 % of mv + 0.5 Pa at +22 °C, 1013 hPa

Resolution

0.001 InH₂O / 0.001 Pa

Reaction time

1 sec (t90)

Absolute Pressure

Measuring range

280 to 440 InH₂O / 700 to 1100 hPa

Accuracy

±1 InH₂O / ±3 hPa

Resolution

0.1 InH₂O / 0.1 hPa

Reaction time

1 sec

Volume flow

Measuring range

24 to 2354 CFM / 40 to 4000 m³/h

Accuracy

±3 % of mv + 7 CFM at +72 °F / ±3 % of mv + 12 m³/h at +22 °C

405 InH₂O (50 to 2060 CFM) / 1013 hPa (85 to 3500 m³/h)

Resolution

1 CFM / 1 m³/h

Reaction time

1 sec (t90)

General technical data

Dimensions

24 x 24 in. (Standard hood) / 610 x 610 mm (Standard hood)

Operating temperature

23° to 122 °F / -5 to +50 °C

EU-/EG-guidelines

EU-guideline 2014/30/EU

Battery type

Alkaline, type AA

Battery life

40 h

Display size

3.5"

Display function

Dot matrix

Display ligthing

with illumination

Interface

Micro-USB; Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology

Memory

2 GB (internal)

Storage temperature

-4° to 140 °F / -20 to +60 °C

Weight

102 oz. / 2900 g