ALTAIR® 5X Multigas Detector

The ALTAIR 5X Gas Detector is capable of measuring up to 6 gases simultaneously and is now available with integrated PID sensor for VOC detection. Driven by advanced MSA XCell® Sensor Technology,  the ALTAIR 5X Gas Detector delivers  faster response time, better stability, accuracy, longer service life, and cost savings over the life of the instrument.

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The ALTAIR 5X multi-gas detector for EX/O2/CO/H2S is as durable and functional as it looks. A rugged polycarbonate housing provides unparalleled durability, including the ability to withstand drops from 3m.

  • Rugged detector tests concentrations of LEL, oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide
  • Fast bump test gives results in less than 15 seconds
  • Versatile MSA Link™ allows data to be sent to a computer
  • MotionAlert option tells others that the user is no longer moving
  • InstantAlert option allows others to be manually alerted to a dangerous situation
  • Large buttons and clear display allow for easy operation, even with gloves on
  • Durable XCell sensors last longer than 3 years
  • Strong glow-in-the-dark housing protects detector from drops of up to 3 metres
  • Warning alert notifies user that sensor needs to be replaced
  • Polycarbonate housing is dust and water resistant


More Information
Drop test 3m
Ingress protection IP65
Housing Rugged rubberized armor
Weight 453 g (without belt clip, PID, or IR sensor)
Dimensions (L x W x D) 16.9 x 8.9 x 4.2 cm without belt clip, PID, or IR sensor
Audible alarm >95 dB typical
Visual alarm 2 ultra-bright LEDs on top
Run time >20 hours run time @ room temperature
Charging time <= 6 hours <= 6 hours
Humidity 15–90 % RH non-condensing

(PN 10198611) – MSA ALTAIR 5X – (Combustible Gases LEL, O2, CO, H2S & CL2 (Chlorine) Exotic Sensor Multigas Detector, Monochrome Display, Bluetooth Capability (For Android Phones), Motion Alert, Panic Instant Alert, 10ft Reactive Sampling Line, 1 ft Probe, IR Datalogging, Lithium-ion Rechargeble Batt, IP65, 6 Months Calibration Certification Included. 3 Years Warranty For Standard LEL, CO, H2S & O2 Sensors)

Combustible – 0-100% LEL

Oxygen – 0-30%Vol

Carbon monoxide – 0-2000 ppm

Hydrogen sulfide 0-200 ppm

Chlorine – 0-10 ppm

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