Nikon Construction Theodolite W/Vertical Axis Compensator (5 Second Accuracy) NE103


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Overview for the Nikon Construction Theodolite w/Vertical Axis Compensator (5 Second Accuracy)

The Nikon NE-103 5 Second Theodolite features vertical axis compensation that diminishes costly errors during angle measurements. This optical instrument has 5-second accuracy, large dual LCD displays and keypads and a built-in reticle illuminator, making it ideal for general construction, alignment and layout applications.

Vertical Axis Compensator

This advanced surveying tool is equipped with a tilt sensor and vertical axis compensator that monitors for any shift and automatically corrects vertical angles for small tilt errors. Featuring superior Nikon telescope with 30x magnification, the NE-103 allows surveyors to perform different positioning techniques, such as 90-degree layout, checking angles, alignment and plumb, short-range grade work and leveling with great precision. Built-in optical plummet and detachable tribrach ensures quick and easy setup.

Dual Display and Keypad

With five easy-to-use keys – four to perform all common functions and a fifth to control the backlit LCD displays and reticle illumination, this Nikon theodolite provides one-button operation and bright text display. This also enables you to perform instant conversion of vertical angles to percent of grade, reset the horizontal angle to zero and lock the horizontal angle displayed on the LCD while repositioning or repeating a measurement.

Work in Low Light Environments

Keep working outside from dusk till dawn with the Nikon NE-103’s built-in reticle illuminator and two backlit LCD displays. These features allow construction professionals to work inside buildings as well as in tunnels, mines, and other environments with little or no light.

Rugged and Reliable

With a higher rating of IP-56, this survey tool is dustproof and protected against water jets and heavy seas. Unlike other instruments that require specialized batteries, NE103 uses six alkaline batteries to operate up to 47 hours. It also has a battery life indicator that provides a visual reminder of battery status for reduced downtime.

This Nikon theodolite package comes with a hard carrying case, adjustment pin, hexagonal key, objective cap, dust cover, AA batteries and 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.


What’s in the Box

Nikon NE-103 5 second theodolite
Hard carrying case
Adjustment pin
Hexagonal keys (2)
Objective cap
Dust cover
AA batteries (6)
User manual
2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Specifications for the Nikon Construction Theodolite w/Vertical Axis Compensator (5 Second Accuracy)

Image Erect
Magnification 30x
Diameter of Objective Lens (Aperture) 1.77 in (45 mm)
Focus Distance 2.3 ft (0.7 m) to infinity
Field of View 1 degree 20′ (2.3 ft at 100 ft)
Ratio of Stadia Lines 100
Reticule Illumination yes
Optical Plummet
Image Erect
Magnification 3x
Field of View 5 degrees
Focus Range Fixed 1.6 ft (0.5 m)
Angle Measurement
Minimum Reading 5/10″(1/2 mgon, 0.02/0.0 5mil)
Unit of Reading/Measure Degree, gon, or mil
Accuracy 5-second
Circle Diameter 3.1 in
Measuring Method/Reading System Photoelectric incremental encoder
Plate/Tubular Bubble Vial 30 seconds/2 mm
Circular Bubble Vial 10 minutes/2 mm
Weight 10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)
Warranty 2-year
Dimensions 6.04 x 6.7 x 13.14 in (15.35 x 17.2 x 33.4 cm)
Protection Class IP-56 (dustproof and protection against water jets and heavy seas)
Tribrach Detachable
Power Source 6 x AA batteries
Battery Life 21 hours manganese batteries/47 hours alkaline batteries
Battery Life Alert yes
Voltage 1.5V
90-Degree Layout yes
Checking Angles yes
Alignment and Plumb yes
Short-Range Leveling yes
General Construction yes
Anchor Bolt Positioning yes
Steel Column Placement yes
Setting Elevations yes
Setting Lines yes
Basic Grade Work yes
Display and Keypad
Type Dot-matrix LCD with 20 characters x 2 lines
Sides Dual
Keys 5-button keypad
Backlight yes
Operating -4°F to +122°F (-20°C to +50°C )
Tilt Sensor/Compensator
Range ±3′ (out-of-range warning provided)
Type Liquid-electric detection



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