An inclinometer is a device that measures the angle of tilt and inclination of slopes.
They are often installed on off-road vehicles as traveling on uneven landscape can present the dangerous prospect of the vehicle overturning.
Here are some of the best available today.
1) Sun Company Industrial Lev-o-Gage 9
The Lev-o-gage 9 is one of the most popular clinometers around. And it has a trendy name to go with it.
Capable of monitoring tilts from angles between -11° to 11°, it uses a brass ball instead of a bubble as it’s indicator.
This is made possible by incorporating the use of a damping fluid that enables the ball to move freely.
Because car drivers and vehicle operators might have trouble reading an inclinometer due to the vehicle’s movement, it is of utmost importance for such a device to be easily readable,
- 5.8 x 0.5 x 2.1 inches
The 1112-I Lev-o-gage 9 has this area covered.
It consist of a bright yellow tube assemble with numbering engraved, then painted on it to enhance visibility.
With a tube assembly made of extremely durable glass, it is almost destruction proof which can ease the mind of drivers who are concerned about it’s durability.
Installation is a breeze with just a strong tape required to mount it on a dashboard or equipment.
A 3M VHB tape is included in the package so that buyers won’t even need to make a second trip to the hardware store.
2) Suunto PM-5 Compass
While this item has “Compass” in it’s name, it an inclinometer. A very good one.
It has premium looks and don’t just perform on that front.
- 2.75 x 2 x 0.62 inches
This handheld device has a compact size and is one of the most accurate for measuring slopes, angles, and heights.
Housed in durable aluminum, it is amazingly resistant to corrosion, water, and accidental impacts.
The damping liquid allows the scale to rotate freely, while an indicator line shows the reading measured.
The best part about the Suunto PM-5 Compass is that it comes with a variety of scales to choose from:
This can be very useful as it is able to cater to different needs.
It also comes with a custom nylon pouch with belt loop.
3) Ueasy clinometer
The Ueasy altimeter has a visual appearance that somewhat resembles Suunto PM-5 Compass.
And it’s no slouch in performance either.
The main functions of this product is to measure the height and slope of an object.
Made out of aluminum alloy, it easily passes the durability test.
- 3.01 x 2.13 x 0.55 inches
What makes it stand out with it’s appearance in design is that the figures on the azimuth disk is small, yet so clear that you can still clearly make out the numbers.
A handy centimeter and inch scale makes it simple to take the required measurement unit.
It’s not just a good tool for construction works, but will be a handy gadget to go along on your camping trips.
4) AdirPro Topographic Abney Hand Level 780-00
Why change something that already works?
The AdirPro retains the shape of what we are so used to seeing clinomters in the past.
But it comes with various modern upgrades.
This abney level is built with sturdy material that can withstand all types of shocks.
It consist of:
- A rectangular base
- And a spirit level
If anyone prefers the manual way of measuring slopes, this is the clinometer to have in the toolbox.
5) Prosper clinometer
This product by Proster has the design resembling a piece of high-tech military grade equipment.
Encased to protect it from damage, the housing opens up to reveal a cool looking compass and inclinometer.
A vertical lubber improves it’s accuracy in it’s measurement of height and slopes.
More features include:
- Rated waterproof IP65
- Fluorescent arrow and compass card enables user to read it in the dark
- High strength engineered steel material
- Adjustable prism lens
- Carrying bag with sling rope
While it is created for outdoor enthusiasts, it also serves dependably as a clinometer for construction works.
Perfect for someone who needs a clinometer for the outdoors.