The micro CA-100 view-only inspection camera as the newest addition to RIDGID's hand-held diagnostic and inspection product line, building upon the heritage of its original view-only SeeSnake micro inspection camera. 

RIDGID® introduces the micro CA-100 view-only inspection camera as the newest addition to its hand-held diagnostic and inspection product line, building upon the heritage of its original view-only SeeSnake® micro™ inspection camera.

The micro CA-100 inspection camera allows for more detailed visual digital inspections in hard-to-reach areas. The new larger 3.5-inch display atop its comfortable, pistol-grip ergonomic design with one-hand controls makes it easy to detect and diagnose problems.

An innovative image rotation function eliminates any awkward hand positions, and allows for the image to be positioned for the best readability in any tight situation.

The micro CA-100 comes standard with four adjustable LEDs in a rugged, waterproof 3/4-inch, 17-millimeter anodized aluminum camera head on a flexible, waterproof 3-foot cable. The cable can be expanded to a maximum of 30 feet with available extensions. The camera’s viewing picture quality is focused and clear.

With an available 6-millimeter camera accessory compatible with the original SeeSnake micro inspection camera, RIDGID hand-held diagnostics and inspection products allow users to offer more services and reach places previously unreachable with standard methods.

The RIDGID micro CA-100 inspection camera comes with three separate attachments that twist and lock into place on the camera head. A J-shaped extension called the Hook Tip allows users to pick up, tug or pull small objects within reach of the cable. The small but strong Magnetic Tip can pick up metal objects. In probing the tight spaces, the Mirror Tip lets them look around corners, providing more versatility in even the tightest spots. The camera weighs 1.2 pounds for less user fatigue.

“In creating this product, RIDGID listened to its customers and created a better and more versatile view-only inspection camera,” saidChris Lane, product manager, RIDGID.  “The RIDGID micro CA-100 inspection camera provides solutions whenever and wherever the user needs them.”

RIDGID, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the professional trades, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company’s broad offering of more than 300 types of tools, most recently RIDGIDConnect™, an online business tool, serves the rental, plumbing, HVACR, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Professional Tools™, a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry’s best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID, KNAACK®, PROTEAM® and WEATHER GUARD®.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Mo. (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information,

For additional information on the micro CA-100 inspection camera,, call 1-800/769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, OH 44035 USA.