Informant 2 Multi-purpose Leak Detector

Handheld Leak Detector for Refrigerants & Combustible Gases

The Informant® 2 is a uniquely flexible leak detector designed for residential and commercial heating and cooling contractors.

  • Detects refrigerants and combustible gases (with respective sensor installed) – changing sensors takes only seconds
  • Sensor located in the probe tip for ultimate sensitivity, fast response and easy changing
  • Visual and audible indicators include dual LED scales, flashing LED in probe tip and a speaker (with mute option)
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The Bacharach Informant® 2 is a uniquely flexible leak detector designed for residential and commercial heating and cooling contractors. It’s the only dual-purpose leak detector that can be switched from refrigerants to combustible gases (and back again) in seconds. This one unit replaces two dedicated leak detectors, saving space in your truck and money in your wallet.

The Informant® 2 has a long, flexible neck for detecting leaks in hard-to-reach areas, dual LED scales to show relative leak sizes and an auto-zeroing feature for finding leaks in backgrounds where target gas is present. It is UL 913 certified (when using the combustible sensor only) for hazardous locations, and comes with a 1 year warranty including sensors.

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Sensitivity / Minimum Detection Limit: Refrigerants: 0.5 oz/yr (14 g/yr) for R-12 and R-134a per SAE J1627 0.1 oz/yr (3 g/yr) when held at leak source for approx. 5 seconds Combustibles: 50 ppm CH4 (minimum)
Background Adjustment: Automatic
Response Time: Instantaneous
Power: 4x AA batteries
Run Time: 4-5 hours typical (alkaline batteries)
Warm-Up Time: 10 seconds
Ambient Temperature: 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Humidity: 10 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Altitude: 1 ATM
Status Indicator: Dual LED scales, LED in probe tip and internal speaker (w/mute option)
Product Dimensions (L×W×H): 1.75" × 9.62" × 2.25" (4.5 × 24.4 × 5.7 cm)
Product Weight: 0.86 lb. (0.39 kg) including batteries
Expected Sensor Service Life: Refrigerant: 1 year (typical) Combustible: 5 years (typical)
Approvals: CE, SAE J1627 (Refrigerant Sensor Only), UL 913 Class 1, Division 1, Group D (Combustible Sensor Only)
Warranty: 1 Year (Including Sensors)
Description Part Number
Informant®2 dual gas (contractor) kit – includes refrigerant and combustible gas sensors/color-coded probe tips, rubber boot, instruction manual, 4 AA batteries, 5 filters and a hard carrying case 0019-8038
Description Part Number
Replacement refrigerant sensor 0019-0510
Replacement refrigerant sensor (blue) probe tip 0019-0473
Replacement combustible sensor 0019-0499
Replacement combustible sensor (red) probe tip 0019-0507
Rubber boot 0019-0497
Filters (Package of 5) 0019-0509