Rugged, Handheld Explosives Trace Detector

Fido X3

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The FLIR Fido X3 explosives trace detector (ETD) expedites on-site decision making with ten-second threat reporting via intuitive, go/no-go alarms. Its rugged magnesium case and splash-proof seal meet rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. Fido X3 starts from cold in five minutes, contains a long-lasting, eight-hour battery, and clears down in seconds. With thousands of units fielded in over 40 countries, Fido X3 is a trusted handheld explosives trace detector for critical security applications.

Tough and Dependable Explosives Trace Detection

  • Best-in-Class Speed and Sensitivity

    FLIR's patented TrueTrace technology detects extremely low levels of explosives on surfaces (particulate) and in bottles (vapor) within ten seconds

  • Expedited Decision-Making

    Initial training takes 30 minutes, minimizing impact on day-to-day operations. Features fast five-minute start-up, color-coded alarms, and on-device video tutorials.

  • Built to Survive Harsh Environments

    Rugged construction meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. Drop-tested to 1-meter. No radioactive ionization source and clears down within seconds.

System Overview
Handheld Explosive Trace Detector
Data Storage
3,500 hours of continuous data logging
User Levels
Operator and Administrator
Operating Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature
14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50 °C)
ASTM™ E2520
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122 °F (-20 to 50 °C)
Physical Features
Dimensions (L x W x H)
14.5 x 4.5 x 2.8 in (37.0 x 11.5 x 7.0 cm) - with battery
3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
Enclosure & Protection
Molded magnesium and polymer composite casing with anti-corrosive coating
Battery Specs
Two rechargeable Li-ion batteries (swappable and up to 8-hr battery life); adapter included
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC (wall adapter supplied)
Start Up Time
< 5 minutes from cold; < 10 seconds from sleep
Sampling & Analysis
Sample Introduction
Direct vapor for bottled liquids or sampling swipes for surfaces
Sample Phase
Vapor and trace particulate
Detects military, conventional, homemade, and liquid explosives
System Interface
USB; optional embedded wireless; Windows®-based software
Language translation available worldwide
Display and Alerts
Visible, audible, and haptic(vibration) alerts; vivid, sunlight-readable color display (32k colors)
FLIR TrueTrace™; multi-channel fluorescence technology; no radioactive source
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