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CS65 Digital Reporting Monitor

CS65 Digital Reporting Monitor

Complete Reporting Solution

One-touch image and video capture directly to one or two USB drives and the built-in 1 TB hard drive. The CS65 mounts to the SeeSnake Max rM200 for easy transport and storage. Easily add on-screen titles and annotate captured media with the built-in keyboard and automatically generate high quality multimedia reports.

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  • One-touch recording for fast, efficient documentation of inspections.
  • 1 TB internal hard drive provides ample storage for multiple jobs.
  • PhotoTalk™ pairs audio commentary with an image, in an email-ready file.
  • Daylight viewable display for a crisp, clear, in-pipe image.
  • Water-resistant keyboard makes it easy to add onscreen titles and annotate reports.
  • HQ Software to edit, archive, and deliver reports via print, DVD or online.


Weight (without battery) 9.8 lbs. (4.4 kg)
Length 15.9" (403 mm)
Width 12.3" (312 mm)
Height 9.9" (251 mm)
Power Source 18V Advanced Lithium battery or AC adapter
Power Rating 16 to 25 VDC, 30W
Operating Temperature 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95%
Altitude 13,120' (4,000 m)
Display 6.5" (165 mm) Color LCD
Resolution 640 x 480 VGA
Video Format MPEG4 (H.264) 30 FPS
Autolog Format MPEG4 (H.264) low, variable frame rate decreased file size
Image Format JPEG
Audio Integrated microphone and speakers
Transfer USB drive

Ordering Information

Catalog Number Model No. Description Weight
lb. kg
43323   18V Advanced Lithium 2.0Ah Battery  1.0  0.4 
43328   18V Advanced Lithium 4.0Ah Battery  1.5  0.7 
CS65 Digital Reporting Monitor is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable and easy to use Love this monitor! Crisp picture, features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The long cord is nice for viewing when up on roof top vents.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cs65 works very well I have been using this monitor for almost a month now and I had no problems with it or its performance if I were to say anything about this monitor I wish in the customer information during the report generating process you could add additional email addresses to send out reports. This monitor so far has been easy to use transport and been reliable I have no reason not to buy more monitors like this in the future.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back I had purchased the CS-65 as a second unit to outfit a new service truck. My other unit is a CS-1000. The CS-1000 has been a pretty decent unit, although it has required repair about twice a year, and I was expecting the CS-65 to be an improvement upon the CS-1000. My biggest disappointments with the CS-65 are as follows: 1. Smaller screen size. Often, I am directly showing my clients what they need to see, on the monitor; a bigger screen size makes it easier for a layperson to see what is going on inside the pipes. 2. There is only room to have one battery hooked up. If you want to plug the unit into a power source, you need to buy an adaptor kit that plugs into the wall and then slides into the ONLY battery slot. This means that the technician needs to decide between using a battery or using a wall outlet; there is no ability to plug the unit into a wall outlet while changing batteries and the CS-65 must be powered down ever time you wish to replace the only battery. My other unit (the CS-1000) has room for two batteries as well as an included wall adaptor cord. 3. The interface is slow and counterintuitive. At the end of a job, when you usually enter the customer's information, you need to press the file button and then wait for the unit to load EVERY single job you have ever recorded, before being able to arrow over and enter job information. This now takes several minutes and wastes precious time. Jobs are now listed chronologically by date and do not indicate the clients names in the list. To confirm the job information, you need to find the date and open the job. It is a real pain when you want to access an older job that you may not readily have the date of service for. Additionally, the newer interface does not allow the user to select multiple jobs for export. You need to first open the INDIVIDUAL job, insert your USB drive and then select "Sync Drive" when prompted to, and then close the job when it's over. Again, a real waste of time when you want multiple jobs on the same USB drive. There are four things I like better about the CS-65 1. Larger drive 2. More durable case 3. Increased battery life; one battery in the CS-65 will last longer than two batteries powering a CS-1000 4. Increased reliability; in the eight months that I have had the unit, it has not failed me once.
Date published: 2015-06-13
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Battery Power Only ?

Can we plug this into a wall outlet or is it for use with battery power only.
Asked by: CS65
Keep in mind that the AC adaptor slides into the only battery slot. This prevents you from moving the unit away from a power source without powering-down the unit first, removing the adaptor, installing the battery, and then powering the unit back up.
Answered by: rics
Date published: 2017-09-06

Does the CS65 come with a power source cable ?

If batteries are an optional extra, am I able to use this product out of box, without purchasing additional products such as power inverters, cables etc.
Asked by: CS65
Thank you for contacting RIDGID! The CS65 has the capability to run off 18v battery or an AC adapter. When purchasing, you would need to either purchase the unit with the batteries and charger or purchase the AC Battery Adapter to use with the unit. Catalog number 45363 is the optional AC battery adapter that you can purchase to use with it instead of batteries. Hope this helps, please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
Answered by: RIDGIDSupport
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is the CS65 compatible with all SeeSnakes

I'm having trouble selecting between the CS10 and CS65 for my new SeeSnake Plus (13998). What are the major differences between these two monitors?
Asked by: CS65
Thank you for contacting RIDGID. There are several differences. For example, CS65 has a 1 TB internal hard drive, 2 USB drives and a water resistant keyboard. The CS10 records to a USB drive and does not have a keyboard. Please visit for more information on the specs of these machines.
Answered by: RIDGID14
Date published: 2017-09-06
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