testo 885-1 - Thermal imager (320 x 240 FPA)

Order-Nr.  0563 0885 71

  • 640 x 480 SuperResolution images using included IRSoft analysis

  • Large 4.3" rotating touchscreen display

  • 2GB SD card for storage included

  • Optional lens protection glass

The testo 885-1 is a cost effective thermal imager that can be used in a variety of industrial applications, such as solar panel inspection.

Product Description

Industrial, commercial, and research applications are demanding work environments for any thermal imager. The testo 885-1 uses a rotating touchscreen and swivel grip that can be vital for capturing proper images. Its high sensitivity of 30 mK and 320 x 240 resolution make this imager extremely versatile in any inspection or research application. SuperResolution allows for detailed 640 x 480 resolution images, making it easier to pinpoint any problem areas.
  • Large 4.3" touchscreen
  • Quality resolution of 320 x 240
  • Patented SuperResolution provides 640 x 480 resolution images when downloaded to IRSoft
  • 30° lens allows for a wide field of view
  • Customizable reporting software
  • Rotating display and swivel handle allow for ease of use in a variety of applications
  • 2GB SD card included for storage
  • Video output via USB allows for immediate viewing on a computer screen
The testo 885-1 is ideal for the following industrial applications:
  • Electrical and mechanical maintenance
  • Fluid level checks
  • High temperature measurements
  • Reliable quality assurance and production monitoring
  • Power and energy applications
  • Microelectronics
  • Solar panel inspection
  • Thermographic video


Delivery Scope

testo 885-1 thermal imager, 2GB SD memory card, USB cable, IRSoft software, power supply, battery, hard shell storage case, instruction manual, and certificate of conformity
Infrared image output


auto / manual

Infrared resolution

320 x 240 pixels

Image refresh rate

33 Hz

SuperResolution (IFOV)

1.06 mrad (standard lens), 0.38 mrad (telephoto lens)

SuperResolution (Pixel)

640 x 480 pixels

Geometric resolution (IFOV)

1.7 mrad (Tele: 0.6 mrad)

Minimum focus distance

0.1 m (Tele: 0,5 m)

Field of view

30° x 23° (Tele: 11° x 9°)

Thermal sensitivity

˂ 30 mK at +30 °C

Detector type

Image output visual

Minimum focus distance

1.64 ft. / 0.5 m

Image size

3.1 MP

Image presentation

Display option

IR image / real image

Number of colors


Color palettes

9 (iron, rainbow, rainbow HC, cold-hot, blue-red, grey, inverted grey, sepia, Testo)

Display type

4.3" LCD touchscreen with 480 x 272 pixels

Video output

USB 2.0


Reflected temperature


Transmission correction


Measuring range



±2% of reading

Measuring function

Surface moisture distribution

Not included

Humidity measurement

Not included

Solar mode


Analysis function

up to 10 measurement points, Hot/Cold Spot Recognition, up to 5 x area measurement (min/max & average), Isotherm and alarm values

Imager equipment

Digital camera


Video measurement

up to 3 measurement points


Laser marker

Panorama image assistant


Standard lens

30° x 23°


Labview; free download from hompage

Imager storage

File format image

.bmt; software export option in .bmp; .jpg; .png; .csv; .xls

File format video

.wmv; .mpeg-1

Storage device

SD cart 2GB (approx. 1500 - 2000 images)

Power supply

Battery type

Fast-charging, Li-ion battery can be changed on-site

Operating time

4.5 hr

Charging options

In instrument / USB charger

Power supply


Ambient Condition

Storage temperature

-22 °F; 140 °F / -30 °C; 60 °C

Operating temperature

5 °F; 122 °F / -15 °C; 50 °C

Housing protection class




Air humidity

20 to 80 %RH non-condensing

Physical specification


55.38 oz. / 1,570 g


253 x 132 x 111 mm

Tripod mounting

1/4" - 20UNC



PC software

System requirements

Windows XP (Service Pack 3); Windows Vista; Windows 7 (Service Pack 1); Windows 8; Interface: USB 2.0

Standards, tests, warrenty



Reliable high temperature measurement

Testo thermal imagers adapt to the requirements for applications with high temperatures. With the high temperature option, the measuring range can be flexibly extended up to 1,200 °C . The high-contrast presentation on the display is achieved via the high-temperature iron HT color palette or the special histogram adjustment.

Electrical maintenance checks

Testo thermal cameras are used to spot overheating components in the low, medium, and high voltage systems. Thermal images help to locate parts that are either failing or exposed to imbalanced loads. Routine thermal scans are used to prevent outages and fire risks.

Monitoring and checking solar energy systems

There are two main reasons for inspecting solar energy systems: safety and performance monitoring. Solar energy systems achieve their top performance in full sun. Testo thermal imagers can be used to monitor photovoltaic systems of all sizes in a way that is wide-ranging, contact-free and exceptionally efficient. Malfunctions are detected, the proper functioning of all components is ensured and the greatest possible efficiency is thus achieved. Additional reliability is also achieved through the ability to enter the key measurement parameter of solar radiation intensity: the value entered is stored with the thermal image and is then available for the image analysis.

Analyzing building shells at a glance

The task of taking thermal images of large buildings poses several challenges for users. Spatial restrictions due to walls, roads or safety zones around neighboring buildings can make it impossible to capture the measuring object in a single image. In such cases, Testo thermal imagers help users obtain the necessary overview. The panorama image assistant can be used to combine several images of the building shell taken at close range into a single thermal image. Users can therefore identify thermal irregularities at a glance across the entire building shell with a high degree of detail.

Providing comprehensive energy advice

In building thermography, infrared technology is particularly suited for quick and effective analysis of energy losses in buildings’ heating or air conditioning systems. Due to their high temperature resolution, Testo thermal imagers provide detailed images of inadequate insulation and thermal bridges. They are ideal for the recording and documentation of energy losses on outer windows and doors, radiator niches, in roof structures or the entire building shell. Testo thermal imagers are the perfect measuring tool for comprehensive diagnoses and maintenance uses, and providing energy consultation services.

Making it possible to see critical temperatures on circuit boards precisely

In the field of research and development, thermal imagers are also used for the targeted analysis of temperature distribution, such as on circuit boards. Electronic components on circuit boards are getting smaller and smaller – thus increasing the challenges with regard to heat dissipation. Only premium-quality thermal imagers with a really fine geometric resolution are suitable for this task. Analysis of the heating and cooling behavior over time is also helpful for optimization and this can be carried out using the Testo thermal imager's video measurement.

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