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Nova-Strobe x - The standard for high intensity multi-function portable stroboscopes. Models are available with digital displays, battery or AC power, and a useful range of features which provide unmatched performance and value. Four models range from the Nova-Strobe dbx Deluxe the most versatile battery powered digital stroboscope with internal phase shifting, down to the Nova-Strobe bax Basic, the most cost effective AC powered digital stroboscope. Both the battery powered Nova-Strobe dbx and AC powered Nova-Strobe dax provide a range of 30 to 20,0000 flashes per minute and an accuracy of +/- 

Both dbx and dax provide internal phase shifting to keep the target precisely in view. Both provide x2 and 2 capability for distinguishing actual RPM from harmonic frequencies. In addition, 6 user presetable memory flash rates for repetitive measurements and storage of the last flash rate measured are included.


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 includes carry case and spare lamp.

Internal phase shifting allows the target to be jogged clockwise or counter clockwise in 5 degree increments

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.


  • Non-contact RPM
  • Diagnostic Inspection
  • Bent blades/shafts
  • Slipping/worn belts
  • Printing Press
  • Stop-action Inspection
  • Textiles
  •  General:

  • Range Flashes/Minute: 30-20,000FPM/RPM

    Display: DigitalLCD.

    Accuracy/Resolution: 0.004 Percentage of setting or +/- 1lsd  /0.01 FPM.

    Flash/Energy Duration: 230 mJoule (10-25 usec).

    Average Power-Watts: 10W.

    Flash Tube & Life (typical): 100 million flashes.

    External Trigger (1/8 inches Phone Jack): TTL (24V Max Provides 5V out).

    Tachometer Mode: 5-250,000 RPM.

    Programmable Memory: Yes.

    Operating Time (charged batteries): 2 hours typical at 1800FPM.

    Size (L x W x H): Body:9 inches x 3.66 inches x 3.56 inches (229 x 93 x 90 mm).

    Reflector Housing:  4.8 inches (122 mm) diameter.

    Handle: 4.25 inches(108 mm) long.

    Power: 6 Vdc  internal rechargeable batteries.

    Weight:1.9 lbs. (0.86 kg).