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Portable Stroboscope
Nova-Strobe x Digital Series Portable Stroboscopes

The Nova-Strobe series represents the latest in portable stroboscope technology. Both the dax and dbx offer powerful features for both diagnostic inspection and speed measurements. Lightweight and bright with flash rates to 20,000 flashes per minute, these strobes are comfortable to hold and easy to operate. Ce_logo.jpg (861 bytes)

The dbx battery operated stroboscope weighs only 1.9 lbs. (0.86 kg) and will run continuously for 2 hours on a single charge. A fast charger is included and the percentage charge remaining may be displayed. The unit is CE certified.

The dax AC powered stroboscope (115 or 230 Vac) is designed for continuous cool operation, and weighs only 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg).



  • Flash rates from 30 to 20,000 flashes per minute, adjustable in 0.1 step increments, the coarse/fine adjustment knob makes it quick and easy to set the exact flash rate you want. The all digital controlled microprocessor keeps readings rock steady
  • dbx Kit, shown lef, includes carry case and spare lamp
  • Times 2 and divide by 2 push buttons allow easy checking for actual RPM, harmonics and allow stop motion far beyond the 20,000 fpm limit
  • Store and recall up to 6 user selectable values. Last measurement memory, even with the power off
  • Flash rate may be displayed in Flashes per Minute (FPM) or Flashes per Second (Hz)
  • Individual input and output TTL jacks (1/8 inch phone) provides power to remote sensors and allows "daisy-chaining" of multiple strobes. A Tachometer mode allows accurate speed measurement up to 250,000 RPM using external sensors.
  • NIST Certificate of Calibration included



    Specifications Nova-Strobe dbx Digital, Battery         Nova-Strobe dax Digital, AC Power
    Range Flashes/Minute 30-20,000 FPM / RPM 30-20,000 FPM / RPM
    Display Digital LCD Digital LCD
    Accuracy/Resolution ±0.002% of setting or +/- 1 lsd / 0.01 FPM
    Flash Energy/Duration 230 mJoule (20-50 µsec)
    Average Power-Watts 10W 15W
    Flash Tube Life (typical) 100 million flashes 100 million flashes
    External Trigger(1/8" Phone Jack) TTL (24V Max) Provides 5V out
    Tachometer Mode 5-200,000 RPM 5-200,000 RPM
    Programmable Memory Yes Yes
    Internal Phase Shift Yes Yes
    Operating Time
    (fully charged batteries)
    60 minutes at 6000 FPM N/A
    Power 6 Vdc internal rechargeable batteries 115 Vac, 50-400 Hz or 220-240 Vac, 50-400 Hz
    Weight 1.9 Lbs. (1.2 kg) 1.5 Lbs. (0.72 kg)
    Size (L x W x H) Body: 9" x 3.66" x 3.56" (229 x 93 x 90 mm); Reflector Housing: 4.8" (122 mm) diameter; Handle: 4.25" (108 mm) long
    N.I.S.T. Certificate Included Included

    Accessories Available for Nova-Strobe bax and bbx Stroboscopes

    Please call 414-218.8088 to order accessories listed below.

    Item No.
    6180-057 ROS-P Remote Optical Sensor with 8 foot cable and mounting bracket
    6180-020 IRS-P Infrared Sensor with 8 foot cable
    6180-017 MT-190P Magnetic Trigger Sensor/Amplifier with 8 foot cable
    6280-034 C-4027 Set (2) mating 1/8" stereo phone plugs
    6280-037 CA-4044-6 6 foot input/output cable, 1/8" mono phone plug to BNC connector
    6280-038 CA-4045-6 6 ft. I/O cable, 1/8" mono phone plug to 1/8" mono phone plug
    6280-041 SPC-1 Splash proof Protective Cover for battery model Stroboscopes
    6280-022 PSC-2U Unviversal Recharger, 115/230 Vac with USA, U.K., AUS, Euro Adapter Plugs
    6280-040 CC-7 Plastic Latching Carrying Case   $78.00
    6180-070 T-5 Reflective Tape - 5 foot roll, 0.5 inch wide   $13.00
    6280-CAL CAL-N.I.S.T. N.I.S.T. Traceable Certificate of Calibration / Re-Calibration   $95.00

    Ordering Information

    Please call 414-218.8088 to place an order

    Item No. Model Description
    6203-010 Nova-Strobe dax 115 Digital Stroboscope, mains powered - 30-20,000 FPM, with 115 Vac power
    6203-011 Nova-Strobe dax Kit 115 Nova-Strobe dax 115 with spare lamp in latching carrying case
    6203-012 Nova-Strobe dax 230 Same as Nova-Strobe dax 115, but with 230 Vac power
    6203-013 Nova-Strobe dax Kit 230 Same as Nova-Strobe dax Kit 115, but with 230 Vac power
    6204-012 Nova-Strobe dbx 115/230 Deluxe Stroboscope, Battery Powered, 30-20,000 FPM, with PSC-2U (115/230 Vac) Universal Recharger with USA, U.K., AUS, Euro Adapter Plugs.
    6204-013 Nova-Strobe dbx Kit 115/230 Same as 6294-012 with spare lamp in latching carrying case

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