Radiant Instruments introduced the BINGO Fuel Detector which provides an indication of fuel presence or absence. It is ideal for use in aviation. It is typically installed at the point in the tank where the pilot wants to be alerted. For instance, at one-quarter tank remaining.
A version is also available which detects water contamination and provides a distinctive visual alarm.
"This product continues our development of innovative, disruptive products for the aviation industry," said James Wiebe, CEO of Radiant Technology. "Our products improve safety while flying, and thus reduces pilot anxiety. Pilots always want more accuracy out of fuel systems, and this product provides them with feedback when fuel is at a specified level."
The fuel detector screws into any 1/8 NPT port and works off of standard power, from 10 to 32 volts, so compatibility is universal with most electrical systems. The device includes an LED alarm which is remote-mounted. (Green equals presence of fuel; red is for absence.)
Operating range is -20 to +50C; current consumption is 6 milliamperes. Weight is 30 grams or one ounce. Standard output is LED driver compatible, 0 to 3.3 volts with current limiting. Other outputs available (special order) include serial data.
Tested fluids to date include: gasoline, jet fuel, and hydraulic fluid.
Priced at $99.95, Bingo Fuel Detector is currently shipping. The Fuel/Water Detector is $199.95.
The BINGO Fuel Detector is one in the line of flight instruments offered by Belite Enterprises through its Radiant Technology line of products. The Radiant instrument line combines many functions into simple, small lightweight units and uses sunlight readable full color high contrast LCD screens.