Top 8 Best Microscope for Electronic Repair

Just 30 years ago, household electronics were not as prevalent as they are today. In fact, the first cellphone, the DynaTAC 8000x, made its debut in the United States in 1983. At 13 inches tall, it was roughly the size of a foot-long sub, weighed 1.75lbs, took 10 hours to charge, and lasted only 30 minutes before dying.

Compared to the cellphones of today, electronic repair specialists had a lot more room to work with and much larger components. Today?s electronics are sleeker, smaller, and more tech-savvy. In fact, the smaller and smarter the electronic device is, the more popular it seems to become. Because of this, the microscope has become increasingly important.

The electronic repair specialist of today should look for a stereo or USB microscope. Stereo microscopes are larger than their USB counterparts are, but not as bulky or heavy as the kinds you once used in your high school science lab. Aside from that, there are a few things to look for in a microscope for electronic repairs. Most microscopes that are designed for electronic repair are portable.

The magnifying abilities and camera sensors are also important criteria. Since most electronic components are large when compared to bacteria or cells, you most likely will not need to go beyond a 500 times magnification range. A 250 times magnification range may even work for you.

Camera resolutions typically range from 2.0 to 5.0 megapixels on an electronic repair microscope. Included light features can also be helpful. However, you should be careful if you work with objects that are highly refractive. Below, we compare several of our favorite electronic repair microscopes.

Top 8 Best Microscope for Electronic Repair 

  1. Microscopio USB digital Opti-Tekscope OT-HD.
  2. Microscopio portátil Swrisnt 4331891977.
  3. Microscopio USB digital Teslong MS100.
  4. Microscopio digital enchufable USB2-MICRO-250X USB 2.0.
  5. Microscopio USB Colemeter LYSB01IHFHYKS.
  6. Microscopio digital profesional Celestron 44308 de mano de 5 MP.
  7. Microscopio estéreo AmScope SE400-Z.
  8. Microscopio digital portátil MWAY DT-45793.

1- Opti-Tekscope OT-HD Digital USB Microscope

Opti-TekScope has made a name for itself in the digital microscope world. This multi-functional microscope is a force to be reckoned with. The lightweight, durable aluminum material makes this microscope easy to take anywhere or conveniently store, without the fear of damages.

With eight separate patented light settings, a USB camera with an infinite option of focal distances, and the ability to record videos ? this microscope comes highly recommended by most users.

Pros

The fully adjustable lighting feature makes the Opti-Tekscope an ideal microscope for electronic repair. It allows you to tailor the lighting for your specific purpose. If the part you are working on is highly reflective, being able to adjust your lighting can help you more easily see the task at hand.

The camera resolution on the Opti-Tekscope is one of the best on this list. In fact, the 1600 by 1200 pixel camera not only provides excellent images, it can also take pictures and record high-resolution videos.

Unlike some other digitally compatible microscopes, the Opti-Tekscope unit comes with software that is easy to install on almost any operating system. If you lose the software disc, a backup copy can be downloaded from the Opti-Tekscope website as well.

Bonus points ? this microscope is so effective, users rave about its applicability beyond the scope of electronics repairs! The junior scientist in you just might have you examining much more than the circuit board of that iPhone you are trying to fix.

Contras

Algunos usuarios se han quejado de la función de zoom de este producto. La transición de enfoque entre los diferentes niveles de zoom no es suave y puede parecer un poco "desigual". Si bien esto no le impide hacer zoom, ¿para aquellos que están impacientes? puede ser un inconveniente menor.

2- Swrisnt 4331891977 Portable Microscope

los Microscopio portátil swrisnt is a good choice for those working with electronic repairs. This lightweight, super compact unit is truly easy to store and take anywhere.

In fact, the stainless steel and water-resistant seals will even let you take this device into the water. (You may not be repairing any electronics underwater, but at least you know this microscope is safe if you are caught in a sudden downpour on your way to work!) This microscope allows viewers to zoom in up to 200 times and has a 1280 by 720-pixel camera.

Pros

El Swrisnt utiliza tecnología USB 2.0 y se puede conectar a cualquier tipo de computadora portátil o computadora, incluidas las plataformas Windows y Mac. Incluso puede conectarse a su teléfono optimizado para OTG para un verdadero uso sobre la marcha. Las seis configuraciones de LED diferentes le permiten ajustar fácilmente el brillo para evitar que la luz refractora lo cegue u oscurezca su punto focal.

Contras

Desafortunadamente, Android es uno de los únicos teléfonos con optimización OTG. Si está buscando conectar un microscopio a su teléfono Apple, necesitará un producto diferente.

3- Teslong MS100 Digital USB Microscope

Increíblemente compacto, ligero y fácil de usar, el Microscopio USB digital Teslong viene recomendado por profesionales y aficionados por igual. La capacidad de aumento de 10 a 200 veces puede ayudarlo a ver incluso los componentes más pequeños. El Teslong también viene con ocho luces LED ajustables que le permiten mejorar su enfoque en lugar de restarle valor.

Pros

Para uso sobre la marcha, el Teslong se puede utilizar junto con su teléfono con Android. (Teslong incluso ofrece una aplicación gratuita que le permitirá comprobar la compatibilidad con su teléfono antes de comprar este microscopio). La cámara es resistente al agua, como la Swrisnt, lo que le permite trabajar en casi cualquier entorno. La cámara de 1280 x 720 píxeles le permite capturar imágenes fácilmente en su teléfono o computadora.

Contras

Al igual que con Swrisnt, el microscopio USB digital Teslong no es compatible con iPhone. Algunos usuarios se han quejado del cableado incluido, que a veces puede ser defectuoso. ¿Estos? Tipo
¿C? Los adaptadores no son difíciles de reemplazar, pero es algo que debe considerar al comprar este microscopio.

4- Plugable USB2-MICRO-250X USB 2.0 Digital Microscope

Si es nuevo en el mundo de la reparación electrónica o simplemente es un aficionado, el Microscopio digital enchufable USB 2.0 puede ser su mejor opción. Esta unidad económica utiliza un conjunto de chips de cámara web y un sensor que la hace compatible con casi cualquier sistema operativo. La luz de halo LED es fácil de ajustar. También le permite acercar hasta 250 veces y está equipado con una cámara de 2,0 megapíxeles.

Pros

Esta unidad viene con un soporte de observación flexible que le permite reposicionar fácilmente el microscopio en casi cualquier posición. También viene con una plataforma de observación orientada a la medición. Esto le permite identificar rápidamente el tamaño de su objeto focal si es necesario. El Plugable también es compatible con casi cualquier sistema operativo, incluidos los dispositivos Windows, OSX, Linux, Chrome y Android.

Contras

Many of the other units on this list have a digitally controlled zoom function or, in the very least, can remain in place while zooming in and out. This is not so with the Plugable. Depending on the distance, you may need to adjust the flexible arm to allow the camera to focus.

It is also important to note that this microscope is best for an amateur or hobbyist. Those who look to use this rigorously, for long hours at a time, continually may want to consider a more advanced option.

5- Colemeter LYSB01IHFHYKS USB Microscope

los Microscopio USB Colemeter se parece más al típico microscopio estilo salón de clases. Al menos, lo hace mientras está sentado en su soporte. El microscopio relativamente liviano viene con un sistema ajustable de ocho LED, que pasa a través de un difusor para ayudar a reducir el deslumbramiento. El zoom de 20 a 200 veces en su cámara de megapíxeles ofrece a los usuarios capacidades fotográficas y de video.

Pros

Debido a que el microscopio se conecta directamente a su computadora portátil, puede almacenar automáticamente las imágenes digitales o los videos capturados por su cámara de 2.0 megapíxeles. Si bien algunos usuarios encuentran que este es un microscopio de nivel de entrada, muchos han dicho que es más que capaz de soportar trabajos de reparación electrónica.

Contras

Si bien el Colemeter es compatible con un sistema operativo Windows, no funcionará con su teléfono ni con ningún otro tipo de computadora. El soporte tampoco es tan ajustable como otros modelos, lo que puede ser un poco limitante si no desea sostener el microscopio mientras trabaja.

6- Celestron 44308 Handheld 5 MP Digital Microscope Pro

Esta Microscopio USB is a top-of-the-line model. The 5.0 megapixel camera offers a shutter speed of 1 to 1/1000 seconds. This gives users beautiful high-resolution pictures in an array of 2592 by 1944 pixels. The weighted stand provides you with a balanced base when using this microscope.

However, you can easily opt for using this as a handheld device with little impact. As it connects directly to your computer, whether you use a Windows or Mac operating system, you can automatically save any images it captures. As with other models, this comes with an adjustable LED halo light.

Pros

El diseño único de este microscopio le permite ajustar el enfoque con una sola mano cuando lo usa como dispositivo de mano. El software incluido también tiene una función de medición rápida y toma de notas que le permite anotar y medir rápidamente las imágenes en su pantalla.

Contras

Some users have stated that the LED lights are visible in photographs and just relying on ambient light can make your images appear slightly brown. Using an auxiliary side light, however, seems to help correct this issue should it occur.

The software includes an auto-adjust feature for lighting, which can also be a bit aggravating according to users. There is no way to disable this feature, but an additional side light tends to prevent the software from automatically re-adjusting your image.

7- AmScope SE400-Z Stereo Microscope

los AmScope SE400-Z is the only stereo microscope on this list. It is also one of the largest. However, this professional grade microscope offers benefits that go beyond its portable USB counterparts. The AmScope offers vertically and horizontally adjustable binocular viewing with ample space for you to work beneath.

The adjustable gooseneck LED light also separates the lighting system from the lens area, allowing you to find the best angle to illuminate your work area.

Pros

The AmScope provides plenty of viewing power. The included boom stand, which lets your microscope to sit between nine and twelve inches above your device, gives you ample room to work. The separated LED provides custom lighting without interrupting your workspace.

The AmScope comes with two interchangeable eyepieces (WF10x18mm and WF20x10mm) that provide plenty of magnification for electronic repair work. Many reviewers commented on how easy it was to solder beneath the scope while still being able to clearly see the area they are working on.

Contras

El AmScope no es compatible digitalmente. Esto significa que no puede conectarlo a su computadora ni capturar imágenes y videos. Sin embargo, cuando se trata de trabajos de reparación electrónica, es posible que no necesite esta función. Este microscopio también es más grande que los otros productos de esta lista y menos portátil.

8- MWAY DT-45793 Portable Digital Microscope

los Microscopio digital portátil MWAY is an all-in-one product that electronic repair technicians may enjoy. This microscope comes with a built in 4.3 inch LCD display, allowing you to work without having to look directly through a single or binocular eyepiece.

You do not have to connect this microscope to a computer or phone to digitally view your work area. As with many of the other units, this microscope comes with eight adjustable LED lights. It also has the ability to zoom up to 600 times. Pictures, which can be stored on an internal micro-SD card, are taken with a 3.6 megapixel HD camera and have a 1080P resolution.

Pros

La capacidad de trabajar libremente sin tener que mirar a través de una lente es una gran característica. La ranura micro-SD puede admitir hasta un chip de 64 GB. Este producto puede funcionar sin cables, ya que las baterías recargables pueden durar hasta seis horas con un uso continuo.

Contras

Una de las principales quejas sobre el microscopio MWAY es la montura. El soporte de succión incluido no funciona en todas las superficies y es posible que no ancle adecuadamente el dispositivo.

Conclusión

Many of these microscopes are versatile products that can be used beyond the scope of electronic repair work. It is important to keep your specific needs in mind when selecting a microscope for your electronic repairs. Ideally, your microscope will allow you ample room to work or solder beneath it so selecting a product that comes with a stand, which can be raised and lowered, is useful.

Your level of use and budget are also likely significant factors when deciding to purchase a microscope for electronic repairs. Make sure to thoroughly read reviews of each product before your purchase a microscope.

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