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FLIR Fido X2 Ultra-Portable Explosives Trace Detector

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FLIR Fido X2 Ultra-Portable Explosives Trace Detector

At less than 1.5 pounds and featuring a durable, ergonomic design, the FLIR Fido X2 explosives trace detector (ETD) offers maximum portability. It features FLIR's proprietary TrueTrace® technology to detect a broad range of chemicals used in the manufacture of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity. On-screen prompts guide security officers quickly through operation, so they can confidently clear vehicles and personal belongings passing through a security checkpoint.

Screen for Explosives with Confidence


Security officers can accurately screen for threats in sporting arenas, mass transit facilities, hotels, and other critical venues


FLIR's patented TrueTrace technology detects homemade, commercial, and military explosives with higher sensitivity and faster clear-down than similar products.


On-screen prompts and go/no-go alarms aid operator with sampling and decision-making. On-device video tutorials reduce cost burden of recurrent training.


Fido X2

System Overview

Battery Specification

Rechargeable and swappable Li-ion battery; adapter included


ASTM E2520-15


FLIR TrueTrace®; multi-channel fluorescence technology; no radioactive source


Detects homemade, commercial, and military explosives


Operating Temp & Humidity

32 to 113 °F (0 to 45 °C) / 5% to 95% non-condensing


14 to 122 °F (-10 to 50 °C)

Physical Features

Dimensions (L x W x H)

12.7 x 3.9 x 2.8 in (32.2 x 10.0 x 7.2 cm) - with battery

Enclosures & Packaging

Flame retardant PC-ABS alloy with aluminum reinforcements


1.5 lbs (680.4 g)


Cold Start Time

3 minutes from cold

Input Voltage

100-240 VAC (wall adapter supplied); runs device and charges battery simultaneously

Sampling & Analysis

Sample Acquisition

Surface wipe with reusable sample swipe; Vapor sampling with optional accessory

Sample Phase

Trace particulate and vapor

Sampling & Analysis

Analysis ≤10 seconds

System Interface


Visible, audible, and haptic (vibration) alerts


USB 2.0 (Mini-USB)

Data Management

On-device report generation; export to mass storage

Data Storage

10,000 discrete files; First-in, First-out (FIFO) automatic overwrite


Vivid, sunlight-readable color display (32k colors)


Language translation available worldwide

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