New Compact Camera Reels from RIDGID Feature 25 mm Self-Leveling Camera Head

Press Release Summary:

  • Both compact C40 and M40 comes with TruSense™ technology
  • Equipped with 131 feet (40 meters) of push cable and compatible with CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitors
  • High dynamic range (HDR) image sensor and Tiltsense™ inclinometer helps to view in-pipe environment

Original Press Release:

RIDGID® Adds Two New Compact Camera Reels with TruSense™ Technology to Diagnostic Line

ELYRIA, OHIO – July 25, 2019 – Delivering big performance in a small package, the RIDGID® SeeSnake® Compact series of camera reels just got better with the addition of the SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40, each powered by TruSense™ technology.

Both camera reels feature a 25 mm self-leveling camera head, 131 feet (40 meters) of push cable and are compatible with RIDGID CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitors. Their quick-release docking system makes them ideal for the new CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor and their sturdy metal frame provides a solid base that makes it easy to push and retrieve the cable for fast, efficient use. The C40’s flexible push cable is ideal for small/restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals, while the M40’s moderately stiff push cable better suits longer runs in main and branch lines.

The integrated TruSense technology establishes a two-way datalink path between the camera head and a connected RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitor. TruSense technology brings powerful data capability to plumbing diagnostics. A high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor and Tiltsense™ inclinometer takes the next leap forward in diagnostic imaging and conveys valuable information about the in-pipe environment.

A common challenge faced by diagnostic professionals is being able to see far down the pipe as well as the image just in front of the camera's lights. An HDR image sensor expands the camera's dynamic range, allowing a greater ratio of bright and dark areas to be displayed in the same image at the same time without reducing visibility. This means fewer blown-out areas and sections of the pipe that are too dark to see, offering superior clarity and detail. TiltSense measures the camera's angle and, when connected to a SeeSnake CSx series monitor, can convey the camera's degree of tilt on the monitor display – giving pros a useful indicator of the pitch of the camera in-pipe.

“The compact, lightweight design of our new RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 and M40 are engineered to make transporting from work truck to jobsite easier while minimizing strain on the body,” said Amy Moneypenny, RIDGID Global Product Manager, Underground Technologies – Inspection and Locating. “The small package and all-in-one monitor capability, when used with the SeeSnake CS6x Versa monitor, enhance jobsite speed and efficiency for a more productive day.”

The Compact C40 and M40 each come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the Compact C40 and M40 or other underground technology products, contact your local distributor, visit, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit for more information.

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