New Software Update
We’ve got you covered. As safety equipment leaders in the industry, we strive to pioneer and hold tight to our core mission: save lives, give back, and continually innovate. In doing so, we frequently reflect on our current technology, listen to our customers and improve the features and functionalities of our products. When we make product enhancements, we like to share it!
The Safeguard Compass has received its latest update which, as a result, improves it’s overall functionality and reliability as a safety device. Improvements include: Improvements in the “Smart Adaptive” sensitivity, improvements on the devices self-test function, improved battery life.
If you have any questions on these updates, or would like to see these updates on your current Safeguard Compass (available to any unit number under , call us at (208) 773-9263.
To return an older version for a free software update, please complete our Customer RMA Application.
For a more detailed report on how “Smart Adaptive” has changed, view the following document:
- Light weight, easy-to-use design
- A 6th sense for employees around electricity
- Proximity and directional alerts
- Adjustable sensitivity settings
- Rechargeable battery
- Durable and water-resistant
- Built-in self-test feature
Please provide us with your information below for a quote, to ask questions, or give feedback. We would love to show how Compass™ can provide a greater level of safety in your industry.
Compass™ by Safeguard equipment
RELIABLE DETECTION OF ENERGIZED SOURCES FOR VOLTAGE AND CURRENT IN THE USER’S ENVIRONMENT.
Compass™ Current Detection by Safeguard equipment
360 DEGREES OF PROTECTION
Detects Electric and Magnetic Fields radiating from sources 360° around the user.
Proximity Alerts are provided for both Voltage and Current detection long before coming in contact with a threat.
After providing the initial proximity alerts, Compass™ then shows the approximate direction of the energized conductor.
|Field Experience||Typical Warning Distance for a Single-Phase Conductor
|2.4 kV (L-N, RMS)||4.6 kV||7.2 kV||12.7 kV||34.5 kV|
|HIGH (7)||None||12 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet|
|MED (5)||Limited||8 Feet||>10 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet|
|LOW (3)||Extensive||4 Feet||>6 Feet||>8 Feet||>12 Feet||>12 Feet|
|AUTO* (Oscillating)||Extensive||8 Feet*||>10 Feet*||>12 Feet*||>12 Feet*||>12 Feet*|
|*First alert distances are prior to an adjustment. Auto sensitivity allows users to silence redundant alerts by adjusting COMPASS to the surrounding environment by pressing the center button. Alerts will be re-enabled if the user gets closer to the source.|
|Current Sensitivity (Lights)||Current Amperes RMS||Typical Warning Distances for a Single-Phase Conductor|
|First Alert||Max Alert||
|HIGH (7)||100A||100 Feet||40 Feet|
|MED (5)||100A||30 Feet||15 Feet|
|LOW (3)||100A||15 Feet||8 Feet|
|Size||3.5” x 1.2” x .04” (88.9 mm x 30.48 mm x 10.16 mm)|
|Weight||2 oz (56 g)|
|Operating Temperature||-29° C to 60° C (-20° F to 140° F)|
|Water Resistance||IEC IP6X (Safe when exposed to heavy rain)|
|Power System||Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery: 5 day life in rigorous activity (frequent alerts), 10 days for non-rigorous activity.|
|Charge Time:||1.5 hours|
|Directional Accuracy||Detects the direction to a source with a minimum accuracy of +/- 10° heading from 8 feet. Accurate 360° around the user.|
|Adjustable Sensitivity Levels||Low, Medium, High, Adaptive|
|Default Sensitivity Level||High|
|Operating Frequency||60 Hz|
|Operating Voltages:||2400 VAC (Minimum) to 35.4 kVAC RMS Line-to-Neutral|
Flame Retardant Carbotex K-30FR Polycarbonate
ElectricVolume Resistivity: 1.0E+16 ohms⦁cm, Dielectric Strength: 510 V/mil
Dielectric Constant: (1 MHz): 2.9, Arc Resistance:110 sec.
Flame Rating (0.12 in): V-0 tested to UL 94
Deflection Temperature: 270 °F
|Ports||Common 5V USB 2.0 Micro B charge point access|
|Warranty and Service||1-Year Limited Warranty and Service included.|
|Regional Support||Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.|
|Included in the Shipment||Compass: Personal Voltage and Current Detector, Quick Start Guide, USB Charging Cable, Safeguard Equipment Storage Case.|
Initializes in highest-sensitivity mode. Issues alert based on positive changes in the electric and magnetic field indicating an approaching energized surface. Briefly issues full notifications then adjusts to the current environment to eliminate further redundant nuisance alerts. Regains sensitivity as a threat gets farther away from the user.
Autonomous, Recurring Sensor Self-Test
The hourly self-test verifies that the sensors are operating correctly and accurately. Tests are done in the background to prevent any nuisance to the user. A heads-up-display will provide notification if the product is defective or is not working correctly.
Flexible Power System
The Compass™ personal voltage and current detector comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and uses a common 5V USB 2.0 Micro B charge point access. Compass™ has a 3-day battery life (non-frequent alerts), 12-hour battery life in rigorous activity (frequent alerts), charges in 1.5 hours, and has an easy-to-check battery life monitor. Typical battery life is 3-5 years before the reduction in charge capacity depending on use.
Compass™ wearable voltage detector comes equipped with power-saving features such as automatically turning off when inactive (no motion) for 5 minutes. When threats are not detected, power functions are reduced to save battery.
Ideal Form factor
Compass™ wearable voltage detector is ergonomic and efficient. It’s small, low-profile housing clips underneath the hard hat brim out of direct line-of-sight of the user. The unit weighs 2 ounces and is 90 x 30 x 10 [mm] in dimension.
Operating Temperature: -29° C to 60° C (-20° F to 140° F)
Water Resistant: IEC IP6X (safe when exposed to heavy rain)
Physical Shock Certification
COMPASS IS NOT FOR USE BELOW 480 VOLTS AC
ALWAYS USE PROPER HIGH VOLTAGE PROCEDURES, INCLUDING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, WHEN WORKING NEAR OR AROUND HIGH VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT OR CONDUCTORS. NEVER DIRECTLY CONTACT HIGH VOLTAGE WITH THE COMPASS™ VOLTAGE DETECTOR. ALWAYS USE PROPER HIGH VOLTAGE PROCEDURES FOR TESTING AND GROUNDING. DO NOT RELY ON COMPASS™ AS YOUR SOLE SOURCE OF HIGH VOLTAGE DETECTION. RISK OF ELECTROCUTION IS INHERENT IN OR AROUND HIGH VOLTAGE.