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The R-Cam 1300 XLT Portable Borehole Camera

R-CAM 1300 Portable Borehole Camera for Water Wells
R-CAM 1300 Dual View Underwater Well Camera for Boreholes
R-CAM XLT Control Unit with DVR for Underwater Boreholes and Water Wells

The All New R-Cam 1300 XLT Color Video Water Well Inspection System is equipped with two cameras in a single housing, each with a wide-angle lens, for viewing downhole and side view images in water wells or boreholes. Low light level CCD sensors allow the cameras to detect images with minimal lighting power, as low as 1 LUX.

Controlling the R-CAM XLT is easier than ever before with our newly updated R-CAM XLT control unit. Survey The R-CAM XLT control unit comes equipped with a state-of the art solid state DVR that records survey footage to either 16GB of internal storage, or to an expandable USB flash drive. Survey footage is exported natively in an .mp4 format, meaning the footage will play on all major PC operating systems without the need for file conversion. All DVR recording and playback functions can be controlled by the included mini-Bluetooth keyboard, including adding text details of your well survey to your recording. The R-CAM XLT also features a built in microphone recorder. Now, adding voiceover commentary to your recordings is a simple as pushing a button.

Existing R-CAM customers can upgrade their existing control units to take advantage these exciting new features. Contact your Laval Underground Surveys sales representatives for more details.

One of the most necessary elements to conducting a successful downhole survey is the ability to increase and decrease the cameras lighting on demand. With this in mind, we have engineered the R-CAM XLT to include side view and down view LED’s with five stages of adjustable lighting, ensuring that you receive the optimum amount of light with simply a click of a button.

The inclusion of new, more efficient LED's has increased the side-view light output of the R-CAM XLT by nearly 5 times, while down-view light output has increased nearly 3 times. In certain situations, too much light can be a hindrance rather than an asset. The R-CAM XLT features two low light settings designed to allow you to select the perfect level of illumination in any condition. LEDs are shock proof, and long lasting, providing approximately 5,000 hours of use.

The video output from the camera duplexes with the control signals and power, going down to the camera, on a single conductor armored, Kevlar reinforced, coaxial cable. The camera is operable only with the R-Cam control unit supplied with the system and is not compatible with other types of closed circuit survey systems.

A single coaxial cable head connector on the rear of the camera is connected to the cable by a watertight pressure rated connector. The R-Cam control unit provides all the controls to operate the camera and reel assembly, and is equipped with a 9-inch LCD color video monitor/DVR Combo is also provided to view and record the survey.

A 12 VDC rechargeable gel cell battery pack is used to power the system and video recorder, making the entire system completely portable. The battery pack will provide approximately 4-5 hours of operation depending on the amount of video recording and/or reel usage.


Technical Specifications

Diameter: 2 inches (5.1 cm) O.D.
Overall Length: 20 inches (50.8 cm)
Housing: Stainless steel
Cable:  1,300 feet (396.2 m) Kevlar-reinforced, small diameter coaxial cable. Single conductor electronic technology.
Lens: BK-7 glass
Power Supply: Portable 12VDC battery pack and charger. Rechargeable by local current (please specify at time of order).
Total Camera Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
Pressure Rating: Pressure tested and waterproof to 750 p.s.i.
Scanning System: Camera Modules greater than or equal to 540 TVL for NTSC and PAL
Operating Temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Recorder: Records onto a 9" Monitor/DVR 16GB SD Card or USB drive. 
LED Lighting: High intensity, long life, shockproof LED lighting, side view and forward view with 5 selectable lighting options. 
Depth Counter: On-screen depth display measured in feet and tenths, or meters.
Monitor: 9-inch LCD color monitor/Combo with 16GB SD Card
Winch, Reel, Motor, and Cart: 12VDC electric powered, variable speed reel for raising and lowering the camera in well. All parts are mounted on a small, two-wheeled cart with an  extendable 36-inch boom.

Additional Resources
R-CAM 1300XLT Technical SpecificationsPortable Borehole Camera System
R-CAM 1300 XLT System ManualR-CAM 1300 XLT System manual rev. U.
Last Updated Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:11 AM.

I hoped we would use our new R-CAM 1000 at least 1 time per month... but we're averaging closer to 10. Plus, I don't have to subcontract the work out to my competition anymore, and I'm picking up a bunch of additional well rehab work.

– Al Boone, Boone Water Systems, Inc.