INDUSTRY STANDARD: "Tint-Chek PRO" Window Tint Meter
Tint-Chek PRO Video Overview
Measure Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of automotive glass as well as any glass or film up to 1/4" (6.5mm) thick. This meter is perfect for checking the legality of tint applied to automotive windows. The Tint-Chek PRO (TC3800) has several advantages over existing tint meters in the marketplace as well as upgrades that set it apart from our Tint-Chek and Tint-Chek + models.
Made in the USA
Unlike competing models, the Tint-Chek PRO is rugged and made with quality components that will last for years. This meter provides the quality you can only find in a meter that is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the United States. If you have any questions, pick up the phone and give us a call at (419) 861-1030.
Two-Piece Unit (exclusive to Tint-Chek PRO)
The two-piece design allows for testing of the windshield, as well as rear and side windows. The Reflector Unit does not contain any electronics and simply houses the reflector and magnets to help in aligning the two enclosures together for measurements. The Instrument Unit contains all of the electronics allowing for a single, extremely long lasting, 9-volt alkaline battery to power the whole unit.
Convenient Size and Effortless Results
The overall size of the product is only 5.1" x 2.6" x 2.0". This unit is the perfect size for your hand allowing for single hand operation without fumbling with units that are too small or too large.
The TC3800 is the easiest unit on the market, with 3 easy to use steps. Step One: Power Up. Step Two: Place on Window. Step Three: Take the Reading. The results instantly appear! It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!
All Digital, Micro-Processor Controlled Electronics
The TC3800 takes high-speed measurements shown on the real-time display. This allows the Tint-Chek PRO to lock onto one accurate result without drifting of values, a huge improvement over competitors' units. The instrument will also turn itself off after several minutes of non-use which helps extend battery life.
Backlit LCD Display (exclusive to Tint-Chek + & Tint-Chek PRO)
Backlighting is very helpful when using the meter in darker environments. It is especially beneficial when being used in the evening, on overcast days, or even indoors. Competing models do not offer a backlit display option which prevents windows from easily being tested at night. With the Tint-Chek PRO, windows can be tested at any time of day, and the results can be easily seen. The Tint-Chek PRO and the Tint-Chek + are the only meters on the market with backlit displays.
Built for Accuracy and Reliability.
The Tint-Chek PRO uses cutting edge techniques to remove any ambient light conditions that may be changing in the testing environment. For instance, stray headlights and cloud cover have been known to negatively impact the performance of older VLT meters that are on the market today. The meter comes from the factory calibrated to a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standard - the U.S. governments standards agency.
Increased Resolution (exclusive to Tint-Chek + and Tint-Chek PRO)
The Tint-Chek PRO displays measurements to the nearest 0.1%. This will remove the rounding errors that can occur with lower cost models. For instance, a window may have a VLT value of 39.5%, which could be rounded up to 40% on competing devices. Choose the Tint-Chek PRO for the best accuracy and resolution on the market.
The Tint-Chek PRO is powered with a single 9-volt alkaline battery, which provides extremely long life. The meter has an easy slide-out battery cover, away from the electronics. No risk of damaging your unit or destroying your calibration when replacing batteries. Competing models require removing screws that are easy to lose and requires a non-standard size of screwdriver (for most users). Some competing models on the market expose the electronics to the elements or consumer, which can result in electro static damage.
The Tint-Chek PRO comes equipped with a protective Carrying Case, two NIST traceable calibration standards, User Manual, Certificate of Calibration, and a 9-volt alkaline battery so it's ready to take measurements right out of the box.
TC3800 Detailed Specifications
Minimum Sample Size.....
+/- 2 Percentage Points
1 Percentage Point
0 to 100% Light Transmission
0 F to 122 F (-17 C to +50 C)
-4 F to 158 F (-20 C to +70 C)
1 sec initial response
9V Alkaline Battery (Supplied)
0 to 0.25 inches (0 to 6.5 mm)
1 inch x 1 inch (25 x 25mm)
5.1 x 2.6 x 2.0 inches (130 x 65 x 52mm)
0.78 pound (0.35kg)