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DT-36M Digital Photo Tachometer

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As of June 2004 the DT-36M is no longer available. We recommend the CDT-1000HD as a replacement, click for more info

The easy-to-use Pioneer DT-36M tachometer allows accurate measurement of RPM in almost any environment. Simply aim the highly-visible light beam at a reflective mark placed on a rotating device, push the button and the RPM reading is immediately displayed. No contact with the shaft or wheel is necessary.


  • Longest measurement range of any hand-held photo tachometer
  • Easy-to-use one-button operation
  • External trigger capabilities
  • Precise digital readout; 60-50,000 RPM range
  • Includes traceable certificate
  • Durable—the reliable industrial workhorse for over 20 years


Display5 Digit LCD
Display Range60 to 50,000 RPM
Measurement Range6 to 30 inches
Resolution+/-1 RPM over the entire range
PhotocellHermetically sealed cadmium selenide
Memory OperationContinuous
Power SwitchPress-to-operate mechanical switch
External TriggerDTL\TTL compatible 1/8" standard jack
Power RequirementsTwo 1.5 V "AA" batteries and one 9 V alkaline battery (included)
Dimensions 3.75" x 7.75" x 2.5"
ConstructionHigh impact plastic
WeightApproximately 1.75 pounds, (including internal batteries)
Operating/Storage Environment32 - 114°F / 0 - 125°F

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Digital Photo Tach w/ memory - DISCONTINUED see our CDT-1000HD
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